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    What do you love about your city?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    What do you love about Niagara Falls?

    The city of Niagara Falls has launched a new photo/video contest asking residents what makes Niagara Falls special to them.

    “When you think of Niagara Falls, what puts a smile on your face?” asked Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati…

    Contestants do not have to live in Niagara Falls, but must have a connection to the city

    Hello ‘Street of Fun,’ it’s been awhile

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    Most times, Bob and Kevin meet up at a bar. Over a beer with a hockey game on. But there they were Sunday, fist-bumping next to a Statue of Liberty made out of toothpicks.

    For one day a year it’s the place where locals meet. The one place they avoid all year: Clifton Hill.

    There were a few tourists, sure. But once a year every January, the Street of Fun is packed with thousands of Niagara Falls residents flashing their ID and getting into museums, attractions and funhouses for just $1, with all funds going to cystic fibrosis research.

    With kids in tow, it was their chance to play tourist. And virtually every conversation was the same: They rarely ever come here, but couldn’t resist the cheap admission.

    Bergamo: ‘NFR is the last man standing’

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    From the Buffalo News:

    For more than a decade, Niagara Falls Redevelopment has been buying properties in downtown Niagara Falls, leaving residents to wonder what the company has planned for the land.

    The company, controlled by Howard Milstein, now controls roughly 85 acres.

    The following are full responses provided by Anthony Bergamo, chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, to questions from The News last week.

    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.

    New Saturday rock concert series announced in Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The family-oriented free concerts on Saturday evenings in the former E. Dent Lackey Plaza are long gone, but downtown Niagara Falls soon will be rocking with a new Saturday night concert series that will be more upbeat and more modern and may appeal to a more diverse audience of active tourists and residents.

    The Hard Rock Cafe announced Tuesday that it will sponsor six free outdoor concerts starting July 3 on Old Falls Street, adjacent to the cafe at 333 Prospect St. and across the street from the main entrance to Niagara Falls State Park.

    Mayor Paul A. Dyster joined Hard Rock General Manager Dominic Verni in announcing that Canadian performer Gord Downie would headline the first concert at 6 p. m. July 3, with Independence Day fireworks to follow. “It will be truly an international celebration of the Independence Day weekend,” the mayor said.

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