Mardi Gras http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Rabbits Live A Therapy Dog’s Life With A Mardi Gras Flair http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-rabbits-live-therapy-dog-s-life-mardi-gras-flair <p><em>Some St. Louis rabbits are working like dogs <em>–</em> as service and therapy animals. On Sunday, one will also don another hat – more of a crown, really <em>–</em> for the Mardi Gras Pet Parade.</em></p><p></p><p>It’s not uncommon to see service dogs assisting vision- or hearing-impaired individuals. But a St. Louis woman named Nisha Full Moon uses a <a href="http://www.rabbitmatters.com/flemish-giant.html">Flemish Giant rabbit</a> as a service animal.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 04:58:43 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33854 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Rabbits Live A Therapy Dog’s Life With A Mardi Gras Flair Mardi Gras celebration kicks into high gear in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mardi-gras-celebration-kicks-high-gear-st-louis <p>One of the area&rsquo;s biggest public parties of the year takes place in the Soulard neighborhood&nbsp;this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers of the Mardi Gras celebration are expecting more than 100 units and&nbsp;2000&nbsp;people in the River City Grand Parade Saturday. It&rsquo;s the 33<sup>rd</sup> year for the event, which has grown to become one of the largest Mardi Gras parties in the country. Spokesman Mack Bradley says they&rsquo;ve worked hard to make sure the event is fun &ndash; and safe &ndash; for everyone.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:02:26 +0000 Bill Raack 3090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mardi Gras celebration kicks into high gear in St. Louis Average year for arrests at Mardi Gras http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/average-year-arrests-mardi-gras <p><strong>Updated Monday, March 7 at 3:05 with information about DUI/DWI</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says it was an average year for arrests at the Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard.</p><p>Law enforcement officials arrested or cited 83 people on 89 different charges over the weekend. They broke down like this:</p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:18:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 665 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Average year for arrests at Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Preview 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mardi-gras-preview-2011 <p>Large crowds are expected to converge on the Soulard neighborhood tomorrow for <a href="http://www.mardigrasinc.com/events/">Mardi Gras festivities</a>.</p><p>The party &ndash; which some say is among the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country &ndash; gets underway with River City Casino Grand Parade at 11 a.m. tomorrow. St. Louis Police Captain Sam Dotson says the department will have two shifts of about 200 officers working Mardi Gras.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:49:10 +0000 Bill Raack 663 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mardi Gras Preview 2011 12th Night kicks off Mardi Gras festivities in Soulard http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/12th-night-kicks-mardi-gras-festivities-soulard <p>Get your beads and masks ready!</p><p>The massive party season known as <a href="http://mardigrasday.com/mardigrasinfo.php?article_id=2">Mardi Gras</a> starts tonight&nbsp; in<a href="http://www.soulard.org/"> Soulard</a> with the celebration of the "Twelfth Night" after Christmas, also known as "Epiphany" or "Kings Day."</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:03:15 +0000 Kelsey Proud 254 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 12th Night kicks off Mardi Gras festivities in Soulard