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    If you haven’t heard about this, you still have time…

    If you are a Niagara resident, you can go to the top of the Skylon Tower for free until Friday. We went up as a family this past Saturday, and it was pretty easy. We walked in with our kids. Both my wife and I showed our ID and we all got to go. They didn’t try to upsell us on anything. We just got to go.

    I’ll post some pictures later…

    More than 1,000 rooms still available for Sleep Cheap

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s not too late to Sleep Cheap.

    Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said there are still more than 1,000 hotel rooms available from Monday until Thursday for Niagara residents looking to take a miniature vacation in their own backyard at a discounted price.

    “If you’re looking to score some brownie points with the better half, there’s no better way,” said Diodati, mentioning rooms range from $35 to $85 if you want access to a waterpark.

    Sleep Cheap to be held Nov. 13 to 17 — reservations begin Monday at 7 a.m.


    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Circle Nov. 13 to 17 on the calendar if you want to Sleep Cheap this year.

    The hugely popular “Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap” event gives Niagara residents an opportunity to book a hotel room at a drastically reduced rate which, in turn, raises funds for Niagara-based charities.

    More than $845,000 has been raised to date.

    “We’re within striking distance of hitting the $1 million mark,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, who created the event in 2004 as a way to celebrate the city’s centennial.

    “So, we knew that this year we had to do something a little bit extra.”

    For the first time in its eight-year history, the promotion will run over five nights, from Nov. 13 to 17. And, 27 hotels will offer a record 7,800 room nights.

    The cost of the rooms remain the same as last year: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.

    Sleep Cheap returns Nov. 13-17

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Sleep Cheap is back for an eighth year with a seven-figure goal in mind.

    The fundraising event that gives Niagara residents the opportunity to stay in local hotels at vastly reduced rates with the proceeds going to charity is looking to cross the million-dollar mark this year. More than $845,000 has been raised so far.

    “We’re within reach,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, who created the concept in 2004 when he was a city councillor. “To help us get there we’ve added a few things.”

    The dates this year are Nov. 13-17, a five-night promotion for the first time ever. In all, 27 hotels will offer 7,800 room nights. The cost of  rooms is unchanged: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark. It is available only to Niagara residents.

    Friends of Niagara Glen organize clean-up day

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    From Niagara This Week:

    When the sun comes out and the snow finally melts, revealing the earth beneath, most Niagara residents feel the immediate desire to head outdoors.

    After months of being cooped up because of the early sunsets and often dreary weather, a nice spring day is a welcomed wake up call. Friends of the Niagara Glen are hoping enthusiastic Niagarans will come out for the Earth Day event on April 9. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will feature informative displays and tree planting. Taking place at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, the event is free to the public and open to all.

    Sleep Cheap returns to Falls hotels

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap is back for its sixth year.

    Hotels started taking reservations on Monday for annual promotion that sees Niagara residents getting discounted rooms in Niagara Falls hotels over a four day period.
    This year, Sleep Cheap will be taking place over four nights: Nov. 15 through 18. Niagara residents who are 21 years of age and older can reserve a room at one of 28 participating hotels. City councillor and current mayoral candidate Jim Diodati organized this event six years ago and said each year it has been growing steadily.

    “It’s great to see it grow every year,” he said.

    Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap 2009 is here!


    I’m sorry I’m a couple of hours late on this…

    You can book rooms for Sleep Cheap as of 8 am this morning. There are 28 hotels participating, and a few other extras. The Niagara Falls Review reports about it this way:

    It’s time!

    The phone lines are now open for anyone ready to book a room during the fifth annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event.

    Founder and co-ordinator Jim Diodati started getting calls from people over the summer – all eager to know when the hotels will begin taking reservations.

    They also want to know if they’re eligible to join in.

    “You have to live in the Niagara Region to take part, but I keep getting calls from Simcoe, Toronto, Buffalo and beyond,” said Diodati, a city councillor.

    Local hoteliers will open their doors to Niagara residents at a reduced rate from Nov. 9 to 12.

    Sleep Cheap Charities Reap branching out

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s almost that time of year again.

    Local hoteliers are getting ready to open their doors to Niagara residents for the wildly popular Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event.

    Jim Diodati, founder and coordinator of the event, says he’s already hearing from people who want to know when the participating hotels will begin accepting registrations. While the event is scheduled to run from Nov. 9-12, Diodati said he’s not yet prepared to say when registrations will begin.

    “I’ve gotten a bunch of emails from people who say, ‘I’m reading the newspaper everyday.’ They are dying to know when it is,” says Diodati.

    “Obviously, that’s the one little bit of information we try to hold back on so we can have a little bit of fun with it.”

    So Nov. 9-12 it is!

    The article also mentions that there will be discounted admission to Niagara’s Fury and Journey Behind the Falls.

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