| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:01 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:01 AM
This October, Mardi Gras Casino offers patrons a share of up to $100,000 playing the Great Pumpkin Trade.
Football Monday Night Blitz. Drawing at end of Monday’s 8:30pm game. Earn 20 points for an entry into the Football Monday Night...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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'...
| Oct 24, 2014
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:...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:06 AM
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...