Dec 192014

In your backyard, and across Greater New Orleans:

  • Kids who are blind are using technology to ensure they are every bit as competitive in the classroom as their sighted peers.
  • People with all types of disabilities are being connected with jobs – proving it’s what they CAN do that matters most.
  • Adults who are Deaf are getting vital access to clear communication with their doctors, lawyers and business associates.
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For 99 years, Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly The Lighthouse for the Blind) has been providing jobs and services in Uptown New Orleans for people who are blind – right in your backyard. Today, we also serve people who are Deaf or have other disabilities. And it’s support from people like you that makes it all possible. Thank you for investing in your community and giving hope to people with disabilities this holiday season. Continue reading »

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Dec 182014

ricRACK proudly announces the return of its popular, annual wardrobe sale: Hollywood Thrift. Women’s-Men’s-Children’s 
clothing from LA and New York Film and Television Shows will be on sale. This year, it will take place on Sunday, December 21, from 11-2pm, at 929 Euterpe St. (across from The Saulet Apartments in the Lower Garden District).

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Dec 162014

Hello, my name is Luca Alessandrini, founder of New Orleans Originals. I don’t want to bore you with some emotional story of my life and the creation of the business, so here is what we’re all about. The idea for New Orleans Originals came from my realization that local artisans in our city create many truly amazing products. I wanted to create a central location to find all that is originally New Orleans: created in our city, by the people of our city.

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Dec 042014

FranNet_logoWhat do you want to be? Be in control? Be your own boss? Be more independent? Be with family more?

At FranNet, we work with individuals who may be thinking about business ownership. FranNet is a network of business experts that works with individuals seeking self-employment through business ownership. Locally-based, FranNet associates across the country help guide, educate and provide resources to those seeking to answer the question, “What do I want to be?”

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Dec 032014

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Liz Warner is a sleuth.  Owner of New Orleans House Histories, she dogged researches to unveil the secrets that your house has been keeping from you.  Who lived in your house before you? How old is it?  What did it look like in the past?  How did it fit into the development of your neighborhood?  How did its owners or tenants play a role in the growth of New Orleans?  What went on behind those closed doors?  These questions and more can be answered when she sets out to explore your house’s history.  She recently shared some of her favorite stories. Continue reading »

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Nov 262014
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With Early Voting underway this week (and Election Day on Dec. 6th), Freddie Charbonnet continues to collect endorsements, notably Councilmember Susan Guidry, who Chairs the Criminal Justice Committee, and Cynthia Samuel, a juvenile and family law attorney and former opponent who received 15% of the vote in the primary.
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Nov 252014

Fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees, wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson).  This holiday tradition goes back over 25 years in Uptown New Orleans.  All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs.

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Nov 192014

RichsWashDatRich’s Wash Dat is a new locally owned business set to open Wednesday, November 19th. Rich’s features the largest conveyor-run express car wash in the New Orleans area and has 28 shaded vacuum lanes for customer use.  The main wash feature is NOLA’s first “Buff n Dry” polishing system. Pure Simoniz Carnauba wax is applied during the wash process and is “buffed” by spinning polishing brushes leaving your car with an unbelievable shine.

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Nov 172014

Fair Grounds regulars and other locals share special moments in WYES-TV/Channel 12’s latest documentary, NEW ORLEANS FAIR GROUNDS MEMORIES. The hour-long program premieres Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

“While many folks have been to the Fair Grounds at Jazz Fest I do hope our  program will remind them that we have one of the top and most beloved race courses in America. It’s so much fun to bet on the beautiful horses and enjoy corned beef and cabbage  in such an amazing and historic place!” said producer and narrator Peggy Scott Laborde. Continue reading »

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Nov 162014


The Saints are down but not out. Fans need to show their support now more than ever. True fans are Drew fans. Dat Dog’s Constantine Georges has produced a rallying I Trust Drew T-shirt all fans should wear to show our faith in our team and our quarterback.

Dat Dog trusts Drew so much that the staff of the beloved restaurant will shelve their signature Hawaiian shirts in favor of the “I Trust Drew” shirts, beginning Sunday, November 16, when the Saints take on the Cincinnati Bengals at noon in the dome. Continue reading »

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Nov 032014

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The period from infancy to high school is a crucial time of transition for every young person.

It is a time when they come to own their personal values, to define their lives’ priorities,

and to develop habits of hard work, resiliency, and integrity.

It is, quite simply, when character is forged.

At Trinity Episcopal School, we take very seriously our role as mentors to children on the journey of growing up.

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Oct 282014

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Eric Skrmetta

Eric Skrmetta


It’s the most overused word in politics today. But every once in a while we learn about an elected official who exhibits bona fide leadership, living up to the qualities we’d expect from someone working on our behalf. Chairman Eric Skrmetta is an authoritative, commanding influence on the Public Service Commission. His leadership has shaped this state agency into one of the most efficient and envied in Louisiana. Continue reading »

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Oct 252014

8x4-signLouisiana voters have a real opportunity on Election Day to clean up the Louisiana Public Service Commission by electing consumer champion and energy expert Forest Wright over Eric Skrmetta, the current LPSC chairman who has time and again sided with monopoly utility companies against consumers while taking massive amounts of contributions from those very companies he is charged to regulate on behalf of the public. Continue reading »

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Oct 212014

1393766_534211336648366_365803315_nSay Auf Wiedersehen to Oktoberfest with one last weekend-long event at Dat Dog!

October 24th and 25th marks the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Weekend at Dat Dog Magazine featuring live music, Abita Oktoberfest beer on tap, German Bratwurst dogs and our famous Canine Costume Contest.

Friday’s festivities include: live music by Miss Claudia and Her Bier Gartners from 6-9pm in the authentic European beer garden, the once-a-year Oktoberfest German-style Dog (lightly smoked, thinly ground pork sausage with saurkraut, diced onions and yellow mustard) and $1 off all German beers (there’s 5 of them!). Continue reading »

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Oct 092014


Many of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And by now, you’ll probably also notice that Dat Dog loves to support a good cause. That’s why throughout October, our three locations will all be offering the Old Fashioned Home Made Nectar Soda Float and Specialty Dog throughout the whole month to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in New Orleans.

One dollar from each item sold will go to the foundation’s ongoing efforts to fight breast cancer in the New Orleans area. Continue reading »

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