Mar 032015

CIC-logoThe armed attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market.  The ISIS reign of terror.  These incidents inspire fear, hatred, and mistrust of those whose religious beliefs differ from our own.  In these troubling times ignorance and prejudice can infect our communities, preventing the cohesion and cooperation required for our neighborhoods to thrive.

Communities in Conversation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to combat ignorance and religious animosity.  We provide opportunities for individuals to meet and learn from members of our own community with different religious beliefs.  Our goal is to form expanding circles of awareness, knowledge, sympathy and fellowship within our neighborhoods.  These circles begin from small-scale conversations, held in a neutral space, that are grounded in a study guide that is written to provide basic factual information about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Continue reading »

Mar 022015

image001The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be the setting for the 60th Anniversary of the New Orleans Home & Garden Show, the largest consumer home show in the southeastern United States, which returns on March 13-15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Home & Garden Show is like no other, bringing an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof with everything needed for home remodeling, outdoor living, decorating and landscaping.

For the second time, we get the pleasure of giving away three pairs of free tickets to the show this weekend. This year, visitors will enjoy over 200 vendors displaying some the latest home and outdoor products. Continue reading »

Feb 112015

Baskets of Blessings - Mardi Gras Party BasketLouisiana Sisters Provides the Ultimate Hostess Gift for any Mardi Gras Fete

Louisiana Sisters, a local gourmet foods company, is now offering the ultimate hostess gift for Carnival Season. Gift sets complete with the brand’s All Natural Spiced Bloody Mary Mix, New Orleans Spiced Olives (pitted) and Pepper Jelly are now available through Nancy’s Corner for $35 with $15 delivery and Baskets of Blessings for only $40 with $7 delivery (same-day delivery is guaranteed if ordered before 10 a.m. and before the holiday weekend). Continue reading »

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Jan 302015

This past Thursday, Uptown had a dashing “Downton Abbey”-inspired tea party benefitting WYES. The sold-out “Afternoon Tea with WYES” was held at the home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe on St. Charles Ave.

From (l-r): WYES President & General Manager Allan Pizzato, event Chair Jean Rice, homeowners Jennifer and Fred Heebe

From (l-r): WYES President & General Manager Allan Pizzato, event Chair Jean Rice, homeowners Jennifer and Fred Heebe

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Jan 282015
Cypress Academy, a recently approved OPSB charter school, will open in August with their inaugural kindergarten class.

Cypress Academy Open House 300pEA

Cypress Academy combines academics and social and emotional development with a learning community that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and intellectual risk-taking. At Cypress, we believe that all students can achieve great success and enjoy learning, regardless of their learning style.

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Jan 262015

Celebrating the return to the original Martin’s location!

3827 Baronne Street at the corner of Peniston and Baronne

GrandOpeningGraphicMartin Wine Cellar presents a week-long celebration in honor of the Grand Opening of the Baronne Street store and the 25th anniversary of the Metairie store from January 26th through February 1st ,2015. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and great prices on spirits and wine all week long! Martin’s renowned deli menu items will be 25% off at the Metairie and Baronne Street locations, including wines by the glass, salads, sandwiches, and chef-inspired menu items during lunch and dinner*. Continue reading »

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Jan 222015
Jean-Michel Basquiat King Zulu, 1986, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Government of Catalonia Art Fund. Former Salvador Riera Collection. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014

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King Zulu, 1986, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Government of Catalonia Art Fund. Former Salvador Riera Collection.
© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will offer free admission this Sunday, January 25th to celebrate the final day of the blockbuster show Basquiat and the Bayou presented by The Helis Foundation.

This is the public’s last chance to see the exhibit, organized by Prospect.3, which brings together important works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Having never been displayed together publicly in the Unites States, this exhibition’s pieces consider the work of Basquiat and his relationship with the American South. Continue reading »

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Jan 212015

Are your friends and family missing New Orleans and that Mardi Gras spirit?  Show them how much you care by shipping a fresh King Cake with Parcels and Post this season!


Bring in cakes from your favorite bakery and we will carefully pack them in our special King Cake boxes.  We always provide a choice of carriers and rates to fit your budget. Add a little lagniappe to the care package – we have Mardi Gras themed greeting cards, jewelry, magnets, fascinators, bow ties and lots of locally made products.

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Jan 152015

Create and grow your dream spring garden with
NOLA Kitchen Gardens & Compost!

Specializing in edible and medicinal gardens, food forests, composting and education, NOLA Kitchen Gardens, LLC will provide for all of your gardening needs from design and installation to maintenance and education! Don’t let the freeze get you down! We’ll clear the winter blues away from your landscape and your NOLA Kitchen Garden will bloom in no time! Schedule a free phone consultation today by emailing

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Jan 132015

LCI Uptown Messenger Ad

With Carnival festivities forthcoming in New Orleans, revelers are sure to be out in full force. For businesses in the hospitality industry – bars, restaurants, and hotels – this can be a busy time. If this describes your business, you are likely gearing up for a busy Mardi Gras season. Whether you own, manage, or work at one of these establishments, LCI Workers’ Comp invites you to join us for our Responsible Vendor class to earn or renew your Alcohol Server Permit. Continue reading »

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Jan 082015

Grow Dat is a youth program that nurtures young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. Our organization is entering 2015 with our Farm Share program ready to roll. In its second year, the Grow Dat Farm Share program is an opportunity for customers to enjoy chemical-free, fresh produce while investing in our farm, our youth leadership program, and our community.

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Dec 232014

crackedWhen your smart phone is not working properly, it can slow down your entire day. You have your phone on you at all times so you can be more efficient (or at the very least not bored while waiting in lines.) If that isn’t happening because of a broken screen or shortened battery life, bring your cell phone to Wisp Electronics on Manhattan Boulevard and we’ll get you back in working order.

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Dec 222014

Hibernia Bank Email AdHibernia Bank, a local New Orleans bank since 1903, recently launched their new mobile banking app for both Android and Apple devices. This is the perfect tool for anyone looking for mobile banking in New Orleans. This new app allows 24-hour account access to:

  • Pay bills & transfer funds
  • Make deposits
  • Review account activity

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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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photo credit: Mary Lou Uttermohlen

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).

Hollywood thrift

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