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Mardi Gras

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  • Catfish Hunter and the Zen of the Treasure Trove

    Catfish Hunter and the Zen of the Treasure Trove
    If you have spent much time matriculating at some of central Broward County’s most authentic beach bars, you are familiar with the laid-back charms of singer, songwriter and guitarist Catfish Hunter. And if you went on to pursue an advanced degree...
  • 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,...
  • Friday Block Parties On Ann Street

    Friday Block Parties On Ann Street
    Nearly every Friday night through Halloween, the three bars on Hartford's Ann Uccello Street — the Russian Lady, the Tavern Downtown and Rocking Horse Saloon — team up to throw a killer summer block party from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Festival Fridays...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chamber events

    Hallandale Beach Area Hurricane Preparedness expo and information When: 12-4 p.m., Sunday Where: Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. Contact: 954-924-3200, ext 3251 Central Palm Beach County When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday...
  • 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/...
  • 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 —...