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Monday
Jun112012

Chocolate Barrel Benefits Oakwood Cemetery

Photo By: Dan Cappellazzo Niagara GazetteNIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - Honeymoon Sweets of Niagara is offering a new line of chocolate to honor Niagara Falls stunting past.  "Niagara Daredevil Chocolates" is the sweet concoction of local candy maker Mary Ann Hess.  The new line includes a barrel in honor of Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a real barrel.  There is also a panoramic scene of the Horseshoe Falls with a tightrope walker, and this will benefit Heart Love and Soul Food Pantry.  A third candy bar is yet to come with children flying kites of the gorge to benefit the Niagara Lions Club.

The bars can be purchased by calling Oakwood Cemetery at 716.284.5131 or by going to Mary Ann's website.  Mary Ann is also selling the bars on Old Falls Street beginning June 14th.

See a WIVB.com report on the chocolate bars.

Tuesday
May152012

Where the Stunters Rest Tour

UPDATE:  Friday's Stunters Rest Tour is FREE!

International television networks covering the Wallenda walk have shown interest in covering our tour.   We would love a significant group of people to come see our cemetery and learn about our "resident" stunters.  We have decided to open Friday Tour to the public for free! 

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - Visit some of Niagara's most colorful characters.  Oakwood Cemetery's "Where the Stunters Rest" Tour will take you to meet Annie Edson Taylor face to face.  Join her and visit Carlisle Graham, Capt. Matthew Webb, and Francis Abbott (the Hermit of Niagara).  Learn of their adventures, and capture the excitement they caused.

Three tours are available.  One on Friday June 15 at 2pm, and two on Saturday June 16, one at 10am and one at noon.  Click here to buy your tickets pre sale.

Wednesday
May022012

Armenian Commemoration Photos

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - On Sunday, April 29, 2012 the Armenian Community of Niagara Falls came together for a Requiem Service in the cemetery.  The event was well attended, bringing together the two Armenian Apostolic Churches in town.  The congregations St. Sarkis and St. Hagop honored the over 500 souls of Armenian descent that rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  Click the picture to see more photos.

Wednesday
Apr252012

Niagara Beautification 2012 Pictures

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - (Oakwood Cemetery)  Check out the new pictures of Niagara Beautification on April 21, 2012.  Pictures were taken by Tim and Barbara Maloney of Friends of Oakwood and AARP.  And thanks to all the volunteers them for their yeomen work on the cleanup!

Saturday
Apr142012

Niagara's connection to the Titanic

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - As is usually the case in any big story, there seems to be a Western New York connection.  In the Titanic tragedy at least five (probably more) connections were made.  Mr. Stanley Fox, Miss Lillian Bentham and Peter Mackain all of Rochester, and Edward Kent, prominent Buffalo architect were aboard the ill-fated ship.  But our story concerns Mrs. Emily S. Douton of Niagara Falls who was awaiting word on the condition of her husband, William Douton.  Michelle Kratts picks up the story.

Read the story here.