Jun 232017

Via the Power Coalition

A Power Coalition of community organizations will hold a listening session in Central City about issues facing the community. The Power Coalition session will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ashé Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Continue reading »

Jun 202017

Simon & Maria of Antiques on Jackson and Simon of New Orleans

Antiques on Jackson’s two distinctive spaces are owned by husband and wife, Simon and Maria, who are always excited to welcome visitors. In the store, the walls and ceilings are filled with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces with unique stories that transport you to different times.

The open-air art courtyard is home to local artist Simon of New Orleans whose iconic hand-painted pieces and signs can be spotted all around town.

Shopkeeper: Simon and Maria
Shop: Antiques on Jackson and Simon of New Orleans
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Jun 192017

On Thursday, June 22, LCIA is hosting a workshop for the construction industry, “Opportunities for Contractors in Stormwater Management.” The event will be co-hosted by the Urban Conservancy and StayLocal. The issue of stormwater management—what we do with rainwater when it hits the ground—is an important issue in New Orleans.

During the day-long class, attendees will learn about:

  • The history of stormwater management in New Orleans
  • The paradigm shift toward green infrastructure and new building practices
  • New city ordinances and codes that require water management to be considered on new construction
  • Available building materials and products that are used in green infrastructure
  • The increasing demand for green infrastructure

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Jun 172017

The Victorian coffeehouse on Nashville and Magazine Street predates the nearby chains by over twenty-five years. Café Luna is more than a neighborhood hangout; it’s become an Uptown fixture. Well known for its hip vibe, superior coffee, and Eastlake corner porch, it’s also a restaurant.

Strawberry Peach Muffins (Kristine Froeba)

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Jun 162017

Unity Church


The Rev. Myron Jones, O.M.C, an ordained minister who facilitates a weekly study group in Lake Charles, La., and lectures widely about the landmark tome, “A Course in Miracles,” will conduct an afternoon workshop, “The Three Steps to Awakening,” on Saturday, June 17.

The workshop will take place from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, located at 3722 St. Charles Ave. The fee is $75. Continue reading »

Jun 082017

Employee robbed, attacked by suspect on Dublin Street (Surveillance photos via NOPD)

NOPD needs the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery and aggravated battery in the 1200 block of Dublin Street.

According to New Orleans Police, the victim reported that on Monday (June 5) at approximately 11:40 a.m., he was taking out the trash behind his place of employment when he was approached by an unknown black male who demanded his wallet. Continue reading »

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Jun 082017

Final tryouts for New Orleans Spartans FC, a competitive youth soccer club, are being held this weekend to fill teams for the 2017-2018 season. 

New Orleans Spartans FC (NOSFC) was founded in 2013 with a mission to help young soccer players develop into skillful athletes, supportive teammates and quality human beings.   NOSFC provides rigorous training, professional coaching and the infrastructure and resources to accomplish these goals.  Continue reading »

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Jun 072017

Is there a pothole on your street? How often does that same street flood in a heavy rain? Do you ever wish there were more opportunities for our youth, or better affordable housing solutions?

Residents of New Orleans are no strangers to wish lists. The city has an infinite number of problems and a very finite number of dollars with which to fix them. Balancing our city budget is no easy task; public pensions, pricey consent decrees and the pressing needs of our communities aren’t easy priorities to reconcile. Continue reading »

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Jun 052017

School’s out for summer! It’s time to take advantage of the great weather and activities that make summer one of the most anticipated seasons. If you’re looking for quality programming and events to keep your family active and make this summer memorable, consider visiting your neighborhood park, pool, or rec center.

Every summer NORD provides residents of New Orleans with an array of quality programming, classes, and events, all at no cost. From swimming lessons, family game nights, fishing, canoeing, summer sports leagues, piano, and dance lessons. There is something for everyone. Continue reading »

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May 312017
Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center is offering an ongoing, weekly class to study the teachings of Yogananda, an Indian yogi and guru born in 1893 who introduced millions of Westerners to the practices of meditation and Kriya yoga.
The class, which is held 9:45-10:45 a.m. on Sundays, is free and open to all. Unity is located at 3722 St. Charles Ave.

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May 302017

Darrin and Charlotte Piotrowski of Rent-A-Nerd, Inc.

Rent-A-Nerd, Inc. founded in 1997, provides efficient, proactive, and honest IT services to businesses in the Greater New Orleans area. With a highly skilled and certified team of technicians, they are able to perform services both in-store, onsite, and even remotely. They are your IT staff without the overhead!

Shopkeeper: Darrin and Charlotte Piotrowski
ShopRent-A-Nerd, Inc.
Since: 1997

What ignited the spark in you to start your business?
Darrin: In the mid-90’s I was working for PC Warehouse, which sold custom built computers. When the computers needed to be serviced, people had to lug in these big, huge computers because the company didn’t provide on-site service. Continue reading »

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May 262017

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