| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Donald Schaefer, whose birthday is Saturday, got an early start on celebrating. He hit a $20,000 jackpot Friday at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach.
Schaefer didn't disclose his age, and his birthday cake celebration apparently will be later.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:48 PM
If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh.
The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:53 AM
A recently released report shows that during a 7-month period in 2013, a total of 74 racing greyhounds died at various tracks across Florida.
The report was released Wednesday by greyhound protection group GREY2K USA and the ASPCA. It details deaths...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake?
At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The state’s dog tracks would be required to report greyound-racing injuries under a measure approved by state senators in the waning hours of the annual lawmaking session.
The measure, SB 742, now must get rushed to the House for a vote there....
| May 7, 2014
For the first time in its 61-year history, the Boca Raton Garden Club was named club of the year for the state and the Deep South Region of National Garden Clubs, which includes six states.
Club president Carol Brown brought home several wins from back-...
| Feb 18, 2014
The greyhound has inspired respect, devotion and admiration for its natural inclinations to race, run and win. Lawmakers swayed by lobby groups, like Grey2K and casino owners, fail to see what is in the best interests for the breed and an established...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:13 PM
It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:46 AM
The Big Easy Poker Room has added another free-roll to its calendar, making for a tournament every night at the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach -- six of them free.
This one is at 7 p.m. Fridays and it's a $2,500 Texas Hold 'em shootout. That...
| Jul 18, 2014
LeAnn Rimes sees one big benefit from living through the past five tumultuous years: It has given her plenty to write about.
Rimes, who will perform Saturday, July 19, in Hallandale Beach, says her recent life experiences informed her latest album,...
| Jul 10, 2014
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.