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Jul 222016
 
The patio at Tasting Room (Kristine Froeba)

The patio at Tasting Room (Kristine Froeba)

If you follow Magazine right after it forks above Camp, there’s a tiny gem of a place you may have missed. The Tasting Room, hidden amongst several bars and shops in the LGD, is easy to miss but worth a visit. The décor is elegant, of the shabby chic variety, deep azure velvet sofas, candlelight, chandeliers, refurbished wood, and antique mirrors. The night I arrived, “Casablanca” was being shown on the historic brick wall above the patio. The perfect date place.

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Jul 212016
 

New Orleans Women and The Poydras Home book jacket cover HIGH RESOLUTIONOn the evening of Wednesday, July 27th, Poydras Home and The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) will co-host author Dr. Pamela Tyler’s presentation of “Tender Hearts and Business Heads” at 533 Royal Street with a signing of her book “New Orleans Women And The Poydras Home – More Durable Than Marble” in conjunction with the HNOC exhibition “Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans.”

The exhibition will be open for viewing from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., when Dr. Tyler will begin her lecture. After will be an outdoor reception until 7:30 p.m. Continue reading »

Jul 182016
 
"Meet You There", Oil on Wood Panel, by Sarah Nelson (courtesy of Sarah Nelson)

“Meet You There”, Oil on Wood Panel, by Sarah Nelson (courtesy of Sarah Nelson)

The Salon Gallery at the Living Room Foundation will host an opening reception for the exhibition of Engrained, a series of wood panel paintings by artist Sarah Nelson. The reception will take place on Sunday, July 24 and will include champagne, music, and local cuisine. Continue reading »

Jul 142016
 
(via St. Thomas Community Health Center)

(via St. Thomas Community Health Center)

St. Thomas Community Health Center will assist people in signing up for healthcare coverage under the new Louisiana Medicaid Expansion law this Saturday, July 16. St. Thomas insurance experts will be on hand 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their main clinic, located at 1936 Magazine Street, to help community members with eligibility requirements and applying for coverage under the new law. Continue reading »

Jul 122016
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during the Katrina 10 commemoration at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during the Katrina 10 Commemoration at the Smoothie King Center. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. The meeting for District B will take place on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, and other city officials. Continue reading »

Jul 122016
 
Aubrey Miller of PJ's Coffee with artist Simon of New Orleans (via StayLocal)

Aubrey Miller of PJ’s Coffee with artist Simon of New Orleans (via StayLocal)

The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here.

While drainage system improvements and road construction make “shopping local” a bit more challenging in the short term, the critical improvements mean our city will be safer and stronger for generations to come. We hope you are inspired and continue to shop small and shop local—even if it takes a little extra time!

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Jul 082016
 
(via https://www.facebook.com/events/286132271741029/)

(via https://www.facebook.com/events/286132271741029/)

The Family of Eric Harris, a man who was recently killed in the Central City by deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office, and organizers for #JusticeForEricHarrisNOLA will hold a solidarity press conference, rally and community march at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8.

According to organizers, the press conference is being held to communicate a stand of solidarity with the family and communities of both Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile of St. Paul, Minnesota, who were both killed by police in recent days. Continue reading »

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Jul 072016
 
(via StayLocal)

(via StayLocal)

StayLocal, the independent business alliance, will host a series of free social media sessions for business owners this month. The six sessions will take place between Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 27, and will cover Facebook, Instagram, and online reputations on Yelp and other sites.

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Jul 052016
 
(via New Orleans Film Society)

(via New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society will present the 19th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival, a summer showcase of contemporary and classic French cinema, in partnership with Le Consulat général de France à La Nouvelle-Orléans and the Prytania Theatre. The festival will take place July 7-14, with the Opening Night screening of “My Golden Days” (“Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse”) at the Orpheum Theatre and all other screenings at the Prytania Theatre. Continue reading »

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Jul 042016
 
(via Spears Group)

(via Spears Group)

The Millennial Awards is a one-of-a-kind awards program that honors New Orleans’ millennials who are making a difference in the community and excelling in their respective industry. The 4th Annual Millennial Awards, themed “Voices of a Generation,” will commence at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, located at 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Continue reading »

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Jul 042016
 

Southern Dental Care Smiles for Messenger

Finally, summer has arrived here in Southern Louisiana. The temperature is rising, and vacation time is looming. You’ve been working to get your body in shape for summer, but what about your smile?

Fortunately, you won’t have to spend hours in the gym and live on a strict diet to shape up your smile. That’s why Southern Dental Care is here!
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Jul 012016
 

Nu Drain Louisiana for Messenger Ads2016 Atlantic Hurricane season began recently. And now, as the Summer thunderstorms begin, all the effects of hurricane season are unfortunately upon us once again.

Global weather organizations predict a near-normal to above-normal 2016 hurricane season, making it important to be prepare your home and business for any disturbance that moves through the Gulf of Mexico. Nu Drain Louisiana is a great source for is here to help you prepare your pipe and drainage systems for hurricane season 2016. Continue reading »

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Jun 302016
 

3 FreezesGG’s is ready for the HOT summer, now offering Frozen Coffee
and 100% Fresh
Fruit Freezes!

The new frozen drinks are made to order. We mix our in-house cold-brewed Iced Coffee with a fine & fluffy ice mixture to yield our Frozen Coffee.

The Fresh Fruit Freezes are offered in Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango and Passion Fruit. Puréed fruit is mixed with the same delicate ice mixture to result in a super-cool delight! Continue reading »

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Jun 282016
 

We do, here at Alliance Française, and this summer we want to teach you too – and fast!
This summer, we are offering a 2-week Fast-Track Immersion French 101 class. Conquer the Beginner 101 level in just 4 days a week for 2 weeks!

Classes are offered on weekdays in July and August; daytime and evening classes are available. We supply the text materials for the class, and you save $115 over the regular price of a 101 course. Save even more if you join 10 days before the class start date. Tuition includes annual membership. Summer only! Do not miss out!

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Jun 242016
 

ClawCrib, a safer system for boiling crawfish, is teaming up with Southern Hospitality Catering to host “Tchoup, Drop & Roll”, a fundraiser in support of fire safety. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Tchoupitoulas Yard & Zanzabar Annex, located at Tchoupitoulas & Third Streets, and proceeds will benefit Friends of the New Orleans Fire Department. Continue reading »

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Jun 222016
 
(via NOLA Caribbean Fest)

(via NOLA Caribbean Fest)

The 3rd Annual NOLA Caribbean Festival, a celebration of Caribbean culture, will take place this Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roux Carre, located at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

The festival will feature vendors offering Caribbean-themed food, drinks, arts and crafts, along with 11 hours of top local and international music artists. Continue reading »

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Jun 222016
 
Still photo of suspect, from surveillance video (via NOPD)

Still photo of armed robbery suspect taken from surveillance video (via NOPD)

The NOPD needs the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery and aggravated assault on Constance Street.

On Friday, June 17, Sixth District officers responded to an armed robbery with a firearm in the 2700 block of Constance. The victim reported that an unknown black male grabbed her from behind while she was unloading groceries from her car. He placed the barrel of a gun to her neck and demanded her car key fob. The victim began screaming and pushed the gun aside, at which time the suspect grabbed the key fob, pushed the victim to the ground and attempted to flee in her car. Continue reading »

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