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Mardi Gras

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans

    Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans
    "The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans" Abbeville Press, $49.95 Jeffrey L. Rotman is an author, but he is better known for his efforts as an underwater photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic and on the Discovery...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Comedy challenge: Vanessa Hollingshead, a New Yorker who has appeared on "Comedy Central Presents," will headline this weekend's Comedy Challenge at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach). The casino is in the midst of six weeks of...