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Mardi Gras

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  • 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,...
  • What's new at the Allentown Fair?

    What's new at the Allentown Fair?
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock...
  • 10 things for kids at the Great Allentown Fair

    10 things for kids at the Great 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...
  • GAMBLING

    GAMBLING
    Cash drawings: Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August, and Tuesdays are "Teacher's Pet" drawings each hour from 7-11 p.m. Players receive one drawing entry for each 25 slot points they earn starting at 9 a.m. There's also a letterman...
  • Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino

    Air Supply coming to Mardi Gras Casino
    Australian soft rock duo Air Supply performs at Mardi Gras Casino at 8 p.m. Nov. 22. In 1980 "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Their albums include...
  • Danny Westneat: Seattle no place to look for a Ferguson solution

    Dear national media: Please stop asking former Seattle police chiefs how to quell the riots outside St. Louis. To us this is like asking Dick Cheney what to do about Iraq. Been there, failed that. Yet three of Seattle's departed top cops have been asked...
  • Taking the Kids -- to New Orleans, and beyond

    Taking the Kids -- to New Orleans, and beyond
    Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who's minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. We're in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, Louisiana, on Louisiana’s Northshore on the Pearl River Swamp Eco...
  • 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,"...
  • Robin Williams: Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon remember 'best' guest

    Robin Williams: Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon remember 'best' guest
    Late night hosts began paying proper respects to Robin Williams on Tuesday night, beginning with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" and Conan O'Brien on "Conan." O'Brien broke the news to his studio audience on Monday, but 24 hours later, he was able to...
  • 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...
  • 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...