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Mardi Gras

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  • All's quiet on the media front at the Super Bowl

    All's quiet on the media front at the Super Bowl
    Super Bowl Media Day used to be an almost total theatre of the absurd, with goofy broadcast reporters from every corner of the football world trying to get attention by doing something outrageous. Not this year. There were a few clowns – including...
  • Super Bowl's boulevard of broken dreams

    Super Bowl's boulevard of broken dreams
    Bourbon Street has been one of the most famous New Orleans attractions for about 200 years, but I’m wondering if even the pirates who once walked the famous cobblestones would have been shocked and embarrassed by what it has become. Think of The...
  • Coakley's in Havre de Grace fined for 'disturbing the peace'

    Coakley's Pub in Havre de Grace was fined $1,000 by the Harford County Liquor Control Board for disturbing the peace after police said a group of drunk, rowdy and loud visitors was allowed to take over the pub on April 21. Ofc. Chad Smith and...
  • Harford Ravens fans seize 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity, head to Super Bowl

    For most Ravens fans from Harford County heading to New Orleans, this weekend's trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not for Ron Pieper – he's headed to his seventh Super Bowl, so he should be able to give some pointers to the other...
  • Ravens fans blog their Super Bowl trips

    Ravens fans blog their Super Bowl trips
    Leading up to and after the Super Bowl, we'll be sharing dispatches sent to us by Ravens fans going to New Orleans. We hope that "Super Fans: A fan's-eye view of XLVII" allows the rest of Ravens Nation to share in their experience. Posts will be...
  • New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

    New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
    — In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
  • Ravens hold on to win Super Bowl, 34-31

    Ravens hold on to win Super Bowl, 34-31
    Ravens fans had waited 12 years for another Super Bowl victory, and they packed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, dwarfing 49ers rooters in both numbers and volume. They about blew the roof off the stadium when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco flicked his first...
  • New Orleans or bust: Ravens fans hit the road

    New Orleans or bust: Ravens fans hit the road
    If you gotta go, you gotta go. To Super Bowl XLVII, that is. And Ravens fans have got to go to New Orleans, getting there any which way they can. Direct flights from Baltimore to the Big Easy have long since sold out, leaving fans to come up with...
  • Mardi Gras come early? No, it only looked like a parade

    Mardi Gras come early? No, it only looked like a parade
    Here’s something you won’t have to worry about in Baltimore. New Orleans drivers sat in gridlock Friday morning because the city’s Mardi Gras floats had to be towed back across the Mississippi River after a local parade on the west bank....
  • ACLU defended First Amendment at the Super Bowl

    ACLU defended First Amendment at the Super Bowl
    News flash for Robert Ehrlich: The undeserved pot shot at the ACLU in your recent op-ed speculating on life if Mitt Romney had won the presidency is, indeed, based on fantasy and delusion ("What might have been: Life under President Romney" Jan. 27). As a...
  • Pick up some spring flowers in HdG on Floral Design Day [Havre de Grace]

    Hello dear readers, Feb. 27 is National Polar Bear Day. The Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers successfully sponsored a Havre de Grace/Chesapeake Bay equivalent polar bear/Duck Dunk on Jan. 19. Let's hope it continues as a fun, frigid tradition in...
  • Havre de Grace Mardi Gras parade a nice new tradition [Commentary]

    The only questions six years ago when the tradition started in Havre de Grace were why had no one thought of it before, and why did so few people show up for the first one. This year, the event drew a reasonably healthy crowd that was very well-behaved,...