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Battle of Rincon Hill Re-enactment Puts the City’s Proud Military History on Display

Battle of Rincon Hill Re-enactment Puts the City’s Proud Military History on Display

Visitors to the Rincon Memorial Park on the afternoon of June 22 were treated to a re-enactment of the Battle of Rincon Hill, on the sesquicentennial anniversary of the event that resulted in the only military casualties of the Civil War within city limits. Some highlights of the show: 3:00 pm – A group of…

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Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

Friday Facts: End of Year Closeout Special

:: With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Tuesday this season, please note that all city services will be open and functioning on Monday, Dec.24 and Monday, Dec. 31, with the exception of the Mayor’s Office, which will be closed at 2pm on Friday, Dec. 21, and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2,…

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Lighting the Natural Gas Menorah

Lighting the Natural Gas Menorah

Programming Change: It has just been announced that, due to the recent snowfall, the plaza in front of the QuadstatesEC (formerly Energonistics, formerly Municipal Gas Works) headquarters on East Main Street in the Central Corridor will not cleared enough for the mass dreidel spin after the lighting of the “Eternaflame” natural gas menorah this evening.…

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Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

:: The “Guess Your Weight” game at the Kowalski Piers Carnival (through August 6) was finally shut down Monday after repeated complaints; a statute barring such midway attractions was famously introduced in 1938 following an incident involving fat lady “Alice from Dallas” and has been fiercely enforced since. :: Champion of the 11-and-under tournament at…

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Go There: Your Local Library

Go There: Your Local Library

Go There is a feature in which our writers tell you about tourist attractions and other places of interest around the city. Wednesdays at 7 pm the Central Branch of the Municipal Public Library System (Johnston and Walker Streets, diagonally across from the City Hall Annex) hosts a variety of events, free of charge, in…

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What’s Happening! Feb. 8-14

What’s Happening! Feb. 8-14

A select listing of notable events around the city in the next week, culled from local publications: Feb. 8 Devil and Ms. Milveaux book reading/signing- Author Margaret Milveaux reads from her locally best-selling book, 7:30 pm, Woldman Heights branch library. Free. Feb.9 SCAMUG – The Society for Creative Anachronism Macintosh Users Group, 6 pm, Java…

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