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Mardi Gras

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  • Three vie for open District 100 House seat

    Three vie for open District 100 House seat
    An open seat in an overwhelmingly Democratic district has attracted three candidates to the primary race. District 100 includes the coastline of Broward and Miami-Dade counties from Dania Beach and Hollywood in the north to Surfside and Bal Harbour in...
  • Food, Wine, Fairs, Festivals Fill Up A Connecticut Weekend

    The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.  On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring  “...
  • What does fracking have to do with breast cancer awareness?

    What does fracking have to do with breast cancer awareness?
    It’s October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That means it’s the Month of the Pink Products. The idea is that if you buy one of those rose-colored items, ranging from pink smartphone cases to pink Cuisinarts to pink-labeled jars...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Recently opened Dania Casino will close for $50M revamp

    Recently opened Dania Casino will close for $50M revamp
    The house doesn't always win after all. Just six months after opening, Broward County's newest gambling option, Dania Casino and Jai-Alai, plans to close for at least a year, putting 300 people out of work. With only a trickle of revenue, casino...
  • 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...