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Wanted: New City Slogan

Wanted: New City Slogan

Mayor Wilders will announce at a press conference today a competition to create a new “city slogan,” sponsored jointly by the Valley Regional Tourism Commission (VRTC) and the Chamber of Commerce. The competition is part of the VRTC’s promotional “Silent Nights, Bright Lights” holiday campaign, the details of which will also be announced this afternoon.…

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Friday Facts: Damnit, Jim

Friday Facts: Damnit, Jim

:: City sci-fi fans, your annual heartbreak is once again at hand. Organizers’ attempts to book a local Star Trek convention have been rebuffed by the City Council for the twenty-third consecutive year. Vociferous Councilwoman Marge Heath led the charge once again, stating unequivocally that “you freaks will have to go elsewhere for your geek…

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Go There: Xavier Torres Museum of Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices

Go There: Xavier Torres Museum of Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices

Go There is a feature in which our writers tell you about tourist attractions and other places of interest around the city. Have you ever been tempted to try on someone else’s glasses to see how the world looks through their eyes? Did you ever contemplate if – given only two options – you’d rather…

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Go There: Gordon Insect Museum and Educational Center

Go There: Gordon Insect Museum and Educational Center

Go There is a new feature in which our writers tell you about tourist attractions and other places of interest around the city. Word comes, in the form of a press release, that the Gordon Insect Museum and Educational Center is once again open for tours, after having been closed for the last three weeks.…

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Briefs

Briefs

Oh, You Never Knew It! Wimple and Bing, the City’s fifth-most-famous intersection, was almost known as Wimple and Porkpie! In 1903, due to inattentive aldermen, street-naming honors had devolved to the rascals of the Bottling District. A Mr. Elliott Lamb sought to name that “elm-festooned” promenade after Porkpie, his prize-winning mule. But on the way…

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New Years for the Three Hoboes

New Years for the Three Hoboes

It’s eleven days until New Year’s Eve, which means downtown visitors can expect to see the familiar figures of regional holiday characters Little Paul, Manuel the Turk and John Portuguese wandering the Central Corridor, Downtown, Boardwalk, South Factoryville and Daisyland Amusement districts. Inspired by a tradition which dates as far back as 1780, the three…

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Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

Briefs- Views, Novotny, Ex-Lax

:: Best views in town… the top of the World War One Memorial tower in Baxter Park… the WKVD-AM hot air balloon at the zoo… the West Side Highway… from U-City park across the river into the Downtown… 22nd floor of the City Hall Annex… any others? E-mail or comment and let us know. ::…

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