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Friday Facts: I Have Two Orange Triangles

Friday Facts: I Have Two Orange Triangles

:: The 33rd Gourd Festival this weekend will include gourd carving, a gourd/squash bake off, gourd costume contest and prize for largest gourd (last year’s winner, with a 4lb, 3oz gourd received $25 TGI Friday’s gift card). :: The first incarnation of the Gourd Festival was held in 1943. Pumpkins were in short supply due…

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Friday Facts: Mayors, Making Out, Meatloaf

Friday Facts: Mayors, Making Out, Meatloaf

:: Clarence ‘Big Stan’ Stanton is the only mayor to be recalled (1910) in the city’s history, though it is widely believed that Mordecai M. Miller resigned (1877) to avoid the same fate. His successor, M. Seymour Haley, faced recall in 1879, but retained his office by a single vote. Both Haley and Miller died…

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Go There: Founder’s Day Film Festival

Go There: Founder’s Day Film Festival

Go There is a feature in which our writers tell you about tourist attractions and other places of interest around the city. Our city might never match the multicultural chic of Cannes or the spectacular scenery of Park City, Utah, but that won’t stop it from holding the tenth iteration of the Founder’s Day Film…

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Friday Facts: Delays, Tags, Dial Tones

Friday Facts: Delays, Tags, Dial Tones

:: This year’s Fourth of July fireworks display has been moved to Saturday, at 9pm, at Founder’s Pier. :: Number of times throughout the years that the City’s fireworks display has been postponed due to the weather: 7 :: Estimated boost in attendance this will bring to the Lithuanian Pride Festival, which had already been…

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Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival

Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival

After many years as a small, localized celebration of cultural heritage, the Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival has become one of the city’s most popular holiday tourist destinations. Founded in 1898 by Voornaam Goossens, the self-proclaimed ‘Mayor of Belgium Town’ (as the Belgian Quarter was known until 1939), the festival celebrates the over 450…

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