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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...
  • Chili Challenge keeps things hot, even in the rain

    Despite cold and rainy weather, the annual Windsor Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge was still held as usual on Oct. 11. While it was doubtless that the bad weather affected attendance, many of the culinary-curious still came out to try the dozens of...
  • Mayo: Tallying up winners and losers, 10 years after slots vote

    Mayo: Tallying up winners and losers, 10 years after slots vote
    Slot machines arrived late and left early at Dania Jai Alai. The casino closed its doors for at least a year Monday, just eight months after slots launched with much fanfare — and bombed. Around 300 people lost their jobs. In order to keep the...
  • Former Smithfield High band leader a semifinalist for Grammy Foundation award

    Former Smithfield High band leader a semifinalist for Grammy Foundation award
    The man credited with growing the Smithfield High School band more than six-fold in eight years has been named a national semifinalist for an award by the Grammy Foundation and the Recording Academy. The field for the Music Educator Award, which...
  • Mardi Gras for October

    Mardi Gras for October
    This October, Mardi Gras Casino offers patrons a share of up to $100,000 playing the Great Pumpkin Trade. Mondays Football Monday Night Blitz. Drawing at end of Monday’s 8:30pm game. Earn 20 points for an entry into the Football Monday Night...
  • Noticias de restaurantes del sur de Florida

    Temple Street Eatery (416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-123-4567, TempleStreetEatery.com) Después de dos décadas de que el Mandarin House de Christina Wan sirviera en el condado Broward, Wan ha abierto su nuevo local de comida casual con un...
  • The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4

    The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4
    It's been 143 years since the roaring flames of the Great Chicago Fire tore through the city, and now the historic event is serving as the symbolic kindling for an unprecedented civic celebration. The Great Chicago Fire Festival will light up the...
  • Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools. The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
  • A weekend to put fun back in fundraisers

    A weekend to put fun back in fundraisers
    Sure, there are lots of bad things going on in the world right now that most of us can't do much to change. On the other hand, there are lots of things going on in our own back yard that we can change. And this weekend, we can even have fun while we'...
  • Review: 'Empire of Sin' by Gary Krist

    By the time the hatchet-wielding, saloon-smashing Carrie Nation rolled into New Orleans in 1907, the city's vice wars were well in progress. Draped in her widow's weeds and toting her Bible, despite the battle-dress, she admitted to some ambivalence:...
  • Mardi Gras costume contest

    Mardi Gras costume contest
    For one night, it will take only creativity — not the gambling gods — to produce some loot. Mardi Gras Casino's annual Halloween costume contest will take place at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, with a $1,000 cash prize for best couple ($500 per...