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Mardi Gras

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  • Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend

    Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend
    The Hooker Day Parade is a loose and spirited affair that marks the closest Hartford comes to its own Mardi Gras. It’s a celebration of creativity, fun and silliness held in honor of Thomas Hooker, a man who led his congregation through the wilderness in 1635 to settle in Hartford. An after party at Black Eyed Sally’s follows the colorful march, which begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in downtown Hartford. The parade is free.  Information here.
  • Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes

    Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes
    Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake? At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...

    Dania closing for a year, with $50 million in remodeling plans

    Dania closing for a year, with $50 million in remodeling plans
    The casino saying is "the house always wins," but in this case, the house is still rolling the dice. Just six months after  opening and with slot revenues barely trickling in, Broward’s newest gambling option,  Dania Casino and Jai-Alai, will be...

    Happy $20K birthday for Mardi Gras player

    Happy $20K birthday for Mardi Gras player
     Donald Schaefer, whose birthday is Saturday, got an early start on celebrating. He hit a $20,000 jackpot Friday at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach.  Schaefer didn't disclose his age, and his birthday cake celebration apparently will be later.  

    Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino

    Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino
    Australian soft rock duo Air Supply performs at Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Nov. 22. In 1980 "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Their albums include...