Apr 112012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Last chance to Early Vote before French Quarter Fest begins, so if the opportunity to vote earky presents itself, you should take it

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: “TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s Festival” French Quarter Fest kickoff and fundraiser at House of Blues Continue reading »

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Apr 072012

Early voting starts today, Saturday, April 7. Too busy to vote because of the holiday, you say? Don’t tell Deborah Williams that: “We had a murder that really put my 84-year-old mom in shock. I didn’t know what to do. Then I called Stacy Head’s office. Within 90 minutes she was at my residence.” Continue reading »

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Apr 022012

New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio offers a summer workshop for young adults, which covers glassblowing, metal sculpture, scientific glass torch-working, stained glass, copper enameling, paper engineering, printmaking and book-binding. Students gain artistic, technical knowledge and oral competency in all studios they choose to study.

Our Young Adult Program consists of a truly unique, one-of-a-kind curriculum that offers a hands-on experience in a variety of working studios.  Young artists, ages 9 to 17, learn a wide array of innovative techniques and skills, utilizing a combination of the various working artist studios.

Our Summer Art Workshop begins June 4th – June 22nd, with a 3-week session.  This session includes full instruction in glassblowing as well as metal sculpture, stained glass, illuminated sculpture, glass torchworking & printmaking.  Each student designs and executes projects that generally take 3 weeks to complete. With the close guidance of master faculty, multimedia projects are encouraged. 

AFTER THE THREE WEEK SESSION, weekly sessions start on Monday, June 25th and continue through Friday, August 17th.  STUDENTS CAN SIGN UP FOR ONE OR MORE WEEKS.  They do not have to be consecutive.  Studios included in the weekly sessions are: metal sculpture, glass torchworking, stained glass, illuminated sculpture, copper enameling and printmaking.  Technically and artistic skills will advance with each week of attendance.

Upon completion of the workshop, young adults are encouraged to continue studying in one or more studios, as well as to attend future art workshops, such as our young adult program during winter break or on Saturdays as their school schedule permits.

— Click to find out more and to view photos of youth working at New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio —

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Mar 262012

Summer weather is here, so now is the time to getting into shape for your beach body! To help you get on the path to fitness now, Transform NOLA announces a special early-bird rate: normally $12, drop-in yoga classes are $10, and package rates for five and ten classes receive a 20% discount with mention of the Uptown Messenger through April. And, new discounted prices for TRX classes!

There’s never been a better time to transform your life. Let Transform NOLA help you take the first step. Keep reading for more details.

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Mar 222012

All that studying is hard work! To take the edge off your finals, Bee Sweet Cupcakes is offering Cupcake Happy Hour for all area students with a valid ID — buy two cupcakes, get one FREE on any flavors in the store! Both high school and college IDs are valid, so come on in and try all the latest flavors for your end-of-semester party.

Cupcakes are $3 each, tax included. All cupcakes are made fresh daily, and only a limited number of cupcakes are available each day, so come in early and get them while they’re hot. Bee Sweet Cupcakes is located at 5706 Magazine Street, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. Or call ahead to reserve your cakes at 504.891.8333.

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Mar 212012

Will rising gas prices hurt President Obama’s re-election chances? Who will independents vote for in the upcoming presidential election? Can the Democrats win back Congress? These questions and many more are up for discussion as respected Washington political insider, Charlie Cook, visits the Loyola University New Orleans campus to take part in the Institute of Politics’ Ed Renwick Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in Roussel Performance Hall in the Communications/Music Complex and is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

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Mar 202012

It’s tax season, so be sure to get your taxes sent off at your locally-owned independent post office. Parcels and Post New Orleans offers fast and secure methods of returning your income tax forms. With a range of options suited to your needs and to your budget, your forms will be as safe as if you’d handed them in yourself. Don’t be late — April is 15 just weeks away!

Now under new ownership, Parcels and Post is located at 5721 Magazine St between Jefferson and Nashville. Open Mon – Fri 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-2pm, Parcels and Post has lots of parking in the back, making it easy to get your shipping done and on with your day. For more information call 504-891-8402 or visit parcelsandpost.com.

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Mar 192012

On this Saturday, March 24, all the citizens of New Orleans will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a woman who has been recognized as an proven leader on the City Council, with a strong, independent voice and a powerful reach: Councilmember Stacy Head.

Endorsed by Times-Picayune, Gambit, the Home Builders and the Orleans Parish Republican Party, Stacy Head stands up for what she believes in. She believes we need more police officers, better trained police officers, and a more responsive management team to lead them. Continue reading »

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Mar 152012

As Councilmember Stacy Head drives around New Orleans neighborhoods and business districts, she seems significant progress but also knows much remains to be done.

“During the last few months, I have visited with dozens of neighborhood groups and business organizations,” said Councilmember Head. “Without fail, citizens speak out about the lingering effects of blighted properties, the need for street repair, the need for street signs and for the repair of street lights,” she continued.

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Mar 142012

Neighborhood Housing Services is YOUR resource for housing, homeownership, financial planning, and community building initiatives. All our work focuses on empowering individuals and families. We help people make savvy choices that will increase their long-term wealth; enhance their positive civic participation; and become leaders in their community. We invest in individuals, in neighborhoods, and in children – to create vibrant communities of choice, and to advance the evolution of the Greater New Orleans region.

Keep reading for more details about YOUR community resource.

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Mar 132012

Tracey's in 1961 on Magazine and Third St.

Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2012.  The Irish Channel Annual Block Party begins at 11:00am.  Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and plenty more goodies from the kitchen.


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Mar 122012

New Orleans City Councilmember Stacy Head and community partners donated two fully equipped Fuji Patrol Police Bikes to the NOPD Sixth District last week.

Councilmember Head understands that crime in our neighborhoods is one of the most pressing concerns facing our city. “I am committed to improving the quality of life of all New Orleanians,” she said. “As a champion for safe communities, I appreciate the importance of increased police presence and visibility to combat crime.” Continue reading »

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Mar 092012

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (LFNO) proudly presents Fête de la Musique, an evening of French and New Orleans music, food, and revelry Sunday, March 11th at Generations Hall. The All Star concert featuring New Orleans funk superstars Galactic, bands Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, and cellist Helen Gillet promises to be an event you won’t want to miss! Continue reading »

Mar 082012

Councilmember Stacy Head, a candidate for the New Orleans City Council at Large seat in the March 24 election, today announced a five-point action plan that will make New Orleans families safer.

“It is abundantly clear that the voters of New Orleans consider crime the number one issue facing them,” said Councilmember Head. “I want to help solve that problem. If we can make families safer, we will build stronger neighborhoods, attract new businesses and create jobs,” she continued. Continue reading »

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Mar 052012

Councilmember Stacy Head has attended dozens of meetings in diverse neighborhoods across the city with individual citizens, neighborhood organizations and businesses to learn more about the issues important to them.

“It is important to hear citizen concerns about crime, blight, infrastructure, and economic development and at the same time explain how, as Councilmember at Large, I can help make a positive impact in their lives,” said Councilmember Head. “I have also enjoyed the enthusiasm citizens share for the future of their neighborhoods and the City of New Orleans.” Continue reading »

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Mar 022012

COPS 2 is a “grass roots” volunteer organization with a mission of helping to support the 2nd District NOPD. We connect the individuals and businesses in the Uptown area with the 2nd District through memberships and donations to help boost technology, provide training and help with needed supplies not otherwise provided by the City. We also work closely with the 2nd District Commander to recognize excellence through Awards and various celebratory events.

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