| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:45 AM
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
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:02 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hey there, just want to let everyone know that I'm back in town after about 12 days off. I flew to Boston to check out a couple of colleges for my son, then saw my girl in New York City, then the lovely Mrs. Sortal and I flew to San Francisco for a week,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August and awards cash, bonus play and prizes, including a Teacher's Pet promotion. Mondays
Back to School Electronics Giveaway. Drawing at 9:30 p.m. Entry earning period 2 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Earn 20...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:36 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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 Louisianaâs Northshore on the Pearl River Swamp Eco...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:13 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
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...