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  • Isle of Wight County Schools announces 2 new band directors

    There have been a few shakeups with staffing at Isle of Wight County Schools over the last few years, but the district is adamant that arts education will remain a big part of the school system’s instruction. Joel Joyner, a retired Army Sergeant...
  • Back to school giveaways

    Back to school giveaways
    Words that make many children frown — "back to school" — are the heartbeat of the promotion schedule this month at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com). Mondays bring the "Back to...
  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Angel Salazar: He's the guy who played Tony Montana's cocaine-retrieving associate Chi Chi opposite Al Pacino in "Scarface." He's also one of the few male comics who doesn't look bad in a miniskirt. Onstage, Salazar addresses his Cuban and Puerto Rican...
  • 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...
  • Paul Schell dies at 76; Seattle mayor during WTO protests

    Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said. No cause of death was disclosed. Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...
  • Six Flags America launching new roller coaster this weekend

    Six Flags America launching new roller coaster this weekend
    Maryland’s largest theme park is about to take a new roller coaster for a spin. Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro on Saturday launches Ragin' Cajun, a ride that is billed as the first of its kind at the park. At just over 40 feet, the ride...
  • CASINOS

    CASINOS
    Mardi Gras party: Because there are so many July Fourth options, Mardi Gras Casino is holding its patriotic celebration on Tuesday. Among the planned events is a national anthem-singing contest. One of the 15 finalists will win $1,000 and sing the...
  • High hands every 15 minutes at Mardi Gras

    High hands every 15 minutes at Mardi Gras
     The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino is known for its easy-to-figure-out promotions. In July, it's every 15 minutes all day, with the cash rolling over.  They'll pay out $300 for $2-$5 no-limit or $3-$6 limit from noon to 10 p.m., and $200...
  • Residents question whether city, not Leesburg Partnership, should put on events

    Residents question whether city, not Leesburg Partnership, should put on events
    In Leesburg, a small group of folks with questions and criticisms about the Leesburg Partnership are using social media to draw attention to their concerns and get some answers — and it's working. The city has set up a meeting later this month for...
  • Patriotic? Play slots

    Patriotic? Play slots
    Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) has a patriotic promotion: free slot play. Players began earning entries on Tuesday. Every 20 minutes from noon to midnight Friday, one person will win $1,000 in...
  • The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade
    It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes...