| Feb 5, 2013
| 11:38 PM
CALEXICO — The good times are set to roll Friday as the 15th annual Mardi Gras Beer Tasting Xperience and Business Expo returns along with the already sold-out Calexico Senior Mardi Gras occurring the same night.
There are limited tickets still...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Lent's mortifications are getting a little, um, much right about now, aren't they? We're in 33 days, by the Western church's count, and those meatless Fridays, those extra prayers, and that seemingly fabulous idea at the time (one too many hurricanes on...
| Jan 19, 2013
It was typically quiet on my visit last week to Cocoa Village, a quaint district of antiques shops and eateries in Brevard County, but expect the place to be more rowdy next month — at least briefly.
On Feb. 9, the area tucked between State Road...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:37 AM
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a meme. To me, a meme was bigger than being president of the United States. It meant you stood for something.
So a couple of days ago, I come back into work after getting a coffee. Deadspin proceeds...
| Jan 23, 2013
Many baby boomers reach a point in their lives where they feel the need to create bucket lists.
Bucket lists are like To Do lists, only with an expiration date.
The problem with bucket lists that they tend to over reach and can require a lot of...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
When slot machines began spinning at South Florida pari-mutuels back in 2006, some expected gobs of cash to roll in. And while the casinos are turning over healthy amounts to the state ($143 million in slot taxes last fiscal year), all agree that the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:20 PM
A grocery store used to be a place where people, you know, bought groceries to take home for making dinner. These days, grocery stores are our de facto home kitchens, too, turning out hot meals that, when combined with all other prepared supermarket...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Pardon my skepticism, but I'll believe this alleged $65.5 million sale of Dania Jai Alai when the deal actually closes.
Because we've seen this story before.
The same group (a low-profile local consortium named Dania Entertainment) had a deal to buy...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:48 AM
St. Francis concert
The Gospel Choir of Westminster College will be singing at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Husband Road, Somerset at 4 p.m. Jan. 27. A spaghetti dinner will follow the concert. Call 814-445-7149 for dinner reservations. A...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:06 AM
News and notes from Central Florida's theme parks and attractions.
I've been watching the new non-turnstiles being put through their paces at the entrances of Walt Disney World theme parks. The change, part of Disney's MyMagic+...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Its ad slogan is “Where there’s always a party,” but Mardi Gras Casino this weekend has to ramp it up. Tuesday is the casino’s namesake day.
To celebrate Mardi Gras, the casino has booked music and giveaways through Tuesday....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
OK, so it wasn't "The Last Exorcism" after all. Here's "Part II," an 88-minute bore without the nervy, shaky-camera found-footage conceit, without the doubting exorcist's moment of truth, without the chills of demonic possession thrills that the low-...