Marta Jewson

Nov 232012

William Moyers

Bridge House/Grace House will host addiction specialist and author William Moyers on Tuesday evening (Nov. 27) for a lecture at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue, on his own personal struggles and recovery. Continue reading »

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Nov 222012

Volunteers Noel Bitner and Dat Nguyen, photo by Marta Jewson for

As they handed out hundreds of turkey plates, each with all the fixings, volunteers at the annual Bridge House / Grace House Thanksgiving dinner described Thursday morning as their chance to give back.

“I’ve done this for a few years,” said volunteer Dat Nguyen from the serving line. He added, “My family lives all over the country, so this is my time to help out.” Continue reading »

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Nov 152012

Will Schwalbe

Will Schwalbe, author of “The End of Your Life Book Club,” will speak at the Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecutre at the Isidore Newman School on Friday morning (Nov. 16). Continue reading »

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Nov 122012

Khandi Alexander (via

The Innocence Project New Orleans will host a “Rent is Too Damn High” fundraiser for a new office building Thursday (Nov. 15) at the Octavia Art Gallery on Magazine Street with special guests, including Treme star Khandi Alexander. Continue reading »

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Nov 112012

Larry Jones sits in the VFW Post at Lyons and Annunciation. Retired from military service after 40 years, Jones says the younger generation is reinvigorating the VFW Post. (photos by Marta Jewson for

Post Commander Marshall Hevron

When Marshall Hevron first walked in the door at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8973 in Uptown in 2005, only five other members were regularly attending meetings, and they had all served in World War II, decades removed from Hevron’s service in Iraq.

“The VFW and American Legion took off after World War II and built up a big infrastructure they just can’t maintain now,” said Hevron, noting the smaller size of their corner store post was a blessing in disguise. Continue reading »

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Nov 092012

TJ Quills has transformed into “Annex,” after a visit from a cable TV reality show. (photo by Marta Jewson for

TJ Quills has a new owner, a new look, a new name — essentially, a complete overhaul of the Maple Streeet bar, thanks to Bar Rescue, a reality show on SPIKE TV. Continue reading »

Nov 092012

from “Jackson Squared”

Du Mois Gallery hosts an opening reception for the book Jackson Squared with works by Will Crocker, Jackson Hill and Tom Varisco, and new paintings by Romy Mariano on Saturday (Nov. 10). Continue reading »

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Nov 092012

The board of the developing South Broad Community Health clinic will partner with Green Coast Enterprises and Tulane University to host a health fair Saturday (Nov. 10) at Keller Library in Broadmoor. Continue reading »

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