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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...
  • 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...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
  • Davie man wins Joe Rose poker event

    Davie man wins Joe Rose poker event
     The 560 WQAM Joe Rose poker tournament drew 170 entries at the Mardi Gras Casino Big Easy Poker Room on Friday.  The total prize pool was a $7,650, not bad for a $56 buy-in. The top six players chopped, each taking $738, and Jim Ordway of Davie being...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...