Caitlin McGlade Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:19 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 Hundreds of thousands of thrill-seekers will flock to the Kentucky State Fair this month looking for a chance to spin, flip, flop and drop, all in the name of fun. Should parents worry as their children lock their lap bars? The state fair in Louisville, which starts its 10-day run on Thursday, hasn't had a notable ride-related injury since 2004. That's a better record than the Ohio State Fair, where a man was killed and several other people were injured by a ride failure in 2017. In that incident, The Fireball, which swings passengers 40 feet above the midway while spinning them at 13 revolutions per minute, broke apart, throwing the man 50 feet to his death. An improved version of The Fireball is one of about 50 amusement rides set up this week at the state fairgrounds in South Louisville. The rides will all be checked by six state ride inspectors and five electricians … [Read more...] about Can you be sure Kentucky State Fair midway rides are safe?
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The former owners of the Midway Pro Bowl are asking a state agency to force the city of St. Paul to pay their relocation expenses. The bowling alley, which was pushed out of a Snelling-University Avenue strip mall last year to make room for Allianz Field, has hired an attorney and filed a claim for relocation benefits with the state Office of Administrative Hearings, which is scheduling proceedings. In response, City Attorney Lyndsey Olson called the lease buyout a private matter between the bowling alley owners and their former landlord, RK Midway, which should not involve St. Paul coffers. “The city denies any liability to Midway Pro Bowl,” said Olson, in an email. The legal to-and-fro is an unusual post-script for an iconic neighborhood hangout that drew generations of bowling leagues, and the latest emblem of change for a community bracing for the arrival of Minnesota United, a Major League Soccer team, in 2019. Within St. Paul’s Midway Shopping Center, Midway Pro … [Read more...] about Midway Pro Bowl seeks relocation money from city of St. Paul, but is it eligible?
Minnesota United team owner Bill McGuire two years ago unveiled a master plan for the land surrounding the future Major League Soccer stadium in St. Paul’s Midway. The 35-acre “SuperBlock” — a combination of the existing Midway Shopping Center strip mall and the blighted vacant land around it — could someday be home to parks, hotels, restaurants, housing and even a movie theater. On Thursday, strip mall owner RK Midway of New York took a major step toward putting that plan in motion. They announced that the Golden Valley-based M.A. Mortenson Co. — the same firm building Allianz Field for Minnesota United — would become master developer for the entire Snelling-Midway site along University Avenue and Snelling Avenue. In the short term, passers-by aren’t likely to notice many changes: construction of the stadium itself, some new green space, street approaches and the relocation of Big Top Liquors. And in the long term? Could hotels and a … [Read more...] about RK Midway picks Mortenson as master developer for Midway Shopping Center ‘SuperBlock’
•Coming up: Fur Fun Run at Noble Rey Brewing and Dallas Pets Alive's annual Pup Crawl in Deep Ellum on May 26; the Dig'n for Dogs volleyball tournament at Sports Garden DFW in Coppellon June 2; Puppy Party! at Chill in Grapevine on June 3; Splash Dogs dock jumping event at Argyle Feed & Hardware June 8-10; Tough MUTTer obstacle course at Mutts Canine Cantina and FC Dallas' Paws at the Pitch at Toyota Stadium on June 9; Brunch With the Pups at Rock & Brews in The Colony on June 10; One-Year Anniversary Pawty at The Shacks at Austin Ranch in The Colony on June 16; Paws in the Pool-ooza in Cedar Hill's Crawford Park on Aug. 11.Send tips for B.K. on dog-friendly happenings and places to [email protected] Find more by searching for "Dog About Town" on Facebook, where we post event photos, and next Saturday in Briefing and at dallasnews.com. To subscribe, call 214-977-8333 or go to dallasnews.com/briefing. You can also follow us on Twitter at @DogAboutTown and … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Shopping, playing and more pooch-friendly fun
With Cuban roots, an Ecuadorian husband, Hollywood fans (including Beyoncé and the Kardashians) and a sense of wanderlust, Alexis Barbara Isaias could have settled anywhere in the world. Instead, the fashion designer set up shop in Coral Gables, the Miami neighborhood where she was born and raised. “I never wanted a design office in New York. The vibrant colors, the culture, the feeling … it’s so important that our roots are in Miami,” she tells Alexa. And while Barbara Isaias loves the nightlife, her Miami is also made up of quiet moments in nature. “To me, it’s a place for family, for connections — to be by the water and feel the breeze. There’s just something in the air here.” The 31-year-old fashion mogul and mother of two — who runs her Alexis clothing line with help from her mom and brother — reveals the secret places that keep her firmly rooted in Miami. This furniture and home-decor store is the … [Read more...] about Designer Alexis Barbara Isaias shares best spots in Miami to shop, nosh and hide out