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Mardi Gras

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  • Share the road — especially with the sheriff

    Cyclist Mark Marshall was pedaling his bicycle from the Farm Fresh to the CVS on Route 10 recently, something he often does when he has a few small errands to run. Marshall is also the county's sheriff, but he was wearing a bright yellow cyclist's jersey...
  • Mardi Gras giveaways, casino football promotions

    Mardi Gras giveaways, casino football promotions
    Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) has been pushing Tuesdays as big giveaway days, and this month is no exception. The casino has a $2,500 cash drawing at 3 and 7 p.m., and a $10,000 cash...
  • After 27 years, Showboat closes its doors — an hour early

    After 27 years, Showboat closes its doors — an hour early
    Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing to an end the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago. "We're going to miss it,"...
  • Dania embraces casino renovation plan

    Dania embraces casino renovation plan
    Dania Casino and Jai-Alai will come back bigger and better, but the casino will need to close for a year to shave six months off construction time, its owners say. Initial plans called for keeping the fronton open while it is renovated. But this month,...
  • Mardi Gras offers cash, bonus play in September

    Mardi Gras offers cash, bonus play in September
     Cash, bonus play and other prizes are featured in September at Mardi Gras Casino. Fat Tuesdays  Mardi Gras Cash. $2,500 cash drawing at 3 pm and 7 pm. $10K cash drawing at 9 pm. Entry earning period 9am-8:45pm on day of drawing. Earn 30 points for a...
  • THURSDAY'S ALLENTOWN FAIR SCHEDULE

    THURSDAY'S ALLENTOWN FAIR SCHEDULE
    Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Admission: Free, noon to 2 p.m.; $8. Noon-10 p.m.: Agri-Plex exhibits/demonstrations, Folk's Butterfly Farm, Agri-Plex; Poultry Building; Livestock Barns, 4-H Barnyard Petting Zoo, Agri-Land. Noon-11 p.m.: Indoor shopping/...
  • 4 car giveaways at South Florida casinos

    4 car giveaways at South Florida casinos
    Four casinos are giving away cars this weekend to conclude their August promotions. At the Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com), it's an Acura MDX at 8 p.m. Sunday. Slot players have been...
  • Robin Cherney: Acting, travel weren't limited by her disability

    Robin Cherney: Acting, travel weren't limited by her disability
    When Robin Cherney was diagnosed at age 4 with brain damage that severely impaired her memory, her parents were determined that she would live a fulfilling life. She traveled around the world, acted in plays and won the hearts of many. "Wherever she...
  • Seminole Hard Rock's revenue equals 8 local racinos combined

    Seminole Hard Rock's revenue equals 8 local racinos combined
    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been the king of South Florida casinos since opening in 2004, and recent state revenue figures show exactly how dominant. The Hollywood property's haul for the past fiscal year will be about $528 million —...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
  • 10 great things for kids at Allentown Fair

    Nothing heralds the end of summer like the Allentown Fair — the smell of kettle corn, the thrill of the Ferris wheel and the stalls of lowing cows.. Here are 10 ways families can make the most of the fair: 1. FRESH BEAT BAND The Fresh Beat Band,...