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Mardi Gras

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  • Vacation's over: Back to work

    Vacation's over: Back to work
     Hey there, just want to let everyone know that I'm back in town after about 12 days off. I flew to Boston to check out a couple of colleges for my son, then saw my girl in New York City, then the lovely Mrs. Sortal and I flew to San Francisco for a week, staying with a cousin for a couple of days, on Fisherman's Wharf for a day, then seeing friends in Merced.
  • Paul Schell dies at 76; Seattle mayor during WTO protests

    Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said. No cause of death was disclosed. Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...

    Some Leesburg residents question nonprofit's role in city's events such as Bikefest

    Some Leesburg residents question nonprofit's role in city's events such as Bikefest
    LEESBURG — For 20 years, the Leesburg Partnership, a nonprofit organization that supports the city and its local businesses, has sponsored numerous events every year, including Bikefest, which draws about 250,000 visitors to the city of 21,000....

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade
    It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes...

    Residents question whether city, not Leesburg Partnership, should put on events

    Residents question whether city, not Leesburg Partnership, should put on events
    In Leesburg, a small group of folks with questions and criticisms about the Leesburg Partnership are using social media to draw attention to their concerns and get some answers — and it's working. The city has set up a meeting later this month for...