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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,...
  • 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....
  • READER SUBMITTED: 7th Annual Barbara Gordon Party

    Govenor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Attorny General George Jepsen and many others were among the guests at Barbara Gordon's 7th annual Garden Party to benefit Saint Francis Hospital. Mrs. Gordon, a cancer survivor, organized her first event...
  • LeAnn Rimes finds a reason

    LeAnn Rimes finds a reason
    LeAnn Rimes sees one big benefit from living through the past five tumultuous years: It has given her plenty to write about. Rimes, who will perform Saturday, July 19, in Hallandale Beach, says her recent life experiences informed her latest album,...
  • 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...
  • $20 vouchers on SuperFast

    $20 vouchers on SuperFast
    The Bimini SuperFast is making it easy for World Cup fans. Everyone on board for the third-place game on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday receives a $20 betting voucher for the sports book. The ship will be airing the games on its 50 TVs and a...
  • Buyer sought for Atlantic City's Showboat casino

    Caesars Entertainment Corp. is open to selling the Showboat to save the casino hotel from closure, the company confirmed Tuesday. "We're willing to sell if we receive a reasonable offer from a responsible buyer," spokesman Gary Thompson said. "We've...
  • Atlantic City's collapse continues with planned closing of Trump casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Employees of the Trump Plaza casino were told Monday that the casino would close in mid-September, making it the fourth casino to close or threaten to close in Atlantic City by fall. About 1,600 Trump Plaza workers will lose their...
  • Tyson promotes title fight at Mardi Gras Casino

    Tyson promotes title fight at Mardi Gras Casino
    Hallandale As soon as Mike Tyson walked into the room, eyes and camera phones followed. Tyson took selfies with the fans, gave his thoughts about the probability of a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather and hyped the upcoming grudge...