| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Lying on the ground in Coyote Gulch, the night sky framed by openings in a natural arch and a curved canyon wall, I peer at the cosmos as through a Mardi Gras mask.
My legs and shoulders ache near the end of a 70-mile backpacking hike in the Grand...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Back in June, when I interviewed sax man Dave Koz in advance of the Hampton Jazz Festival, he mentioned that he had done some recording with Trombone Shorty. When I acknowledged that I was unfamiliar with Mr. Shorty's work, Koz was aghast.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Temple Street Eatery
416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-123-4567, TempleStreetEatery.com
After two decades of Christina Wan's Mandarin House serving Broward County, Wan has debuted this fast-casual dumpling and noodle bar in the Fresh Market...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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 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,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Three musical acts have been added to this year's Mardi Gras concert lineup at Universal Studios theme park.
New to the list are Weezer ("Buddy Holly," "Beverly Hills"), Huey Lewis and the News ("The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square") and A...