Dec 162011
 

New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio offers classes and demonstrations in glassblowing, scientific glass torch-working, stained glass, copper enameling, metal sculpture, printmaking, book-binding, and paper engineering. Students gain skilled, artistic knowledge and oral competency in all studios they choose to study.

Our Young Adult Program is a one-of-a-kind curriculum offering a hands-on experience in a variety of studios. Young artists, ages 10 to 17, learn a wide array of innovative techniques and skills, utilizing a combination of the various studio areas available. GlassWorks offers young adult workshops throughout the year.

The Winter Art Workshop is scheduled to take place during school break, Wednesday, December 28th, Thursday, December 29th & Friday, December 30th, 2011. This three-day workshop offers instruction in glassblowing, metal sculpture and reverse painting on glass. Each student designs and executes their own projects with the assistance of master faculty. Upon completion of the workshop, young adults are encouraged to continue studying in one or more studios, as well as attend future art workshops, specifically our young adult program during the summer.

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

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Dec 152011
 

Tonight Friday, December 15th Build Now will ring in the holiday season by hosting a gingerbread house making challenge at Tracey’s bar at 2604 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Build Now will supply the materials, you bring the creativity, and Tracey’s will provide the drink specials! Winners will receive prizes and bragging rights for the next year. Admission is free for Building Krewe members and $10 for non-members.  You can RSVP by phone at (504) 324-3964 or by email at holbein@buildnownola.com.

Build Now enables displaced New Orleans residents to return to new, high-quality, elevated homes, site-built on their property.

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Dec 072011
 

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be accepting applications from December 1, 2011 through January 9, 2012 for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. Lycée Français is a type 2 public charter school open to all residents of Louisiana. Applications may be submitted in one of three ways: by USPS – download and print the application from the website, www.lfno.org, and mail to Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, 5500 Prytania Street, P.O. Box 424, New Orleans, LA 70115, in person on Monday, December 5th and Thursday, December 8th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at 5401 S. Claiborne, New Orleans 70125, or by email – instructions are available at www.lfno.org. Continue reading »

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Dec 022011
 

It’s getting chilly out there, so come on in to Fresco Cafe and try the new soup and salad special. For just $9, take your pick of a small Fresco salad (red onion, tomatos, artichokes, mixed greens, balsamic vinegrette dressing) or caesar salad (romaine, shredded parmesan, homemade croutons and homemade caesar dressing) plus your choice of soup of the day: currently, baked potato soup and roasted red pepper gouda. There’s no better or more affordable way to warm up on a cold winter’s afternoon, so come on in and try it today!

Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.

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Dec 012011
 

Go west this winter: the prairie look is in, combining comfort and color in a relaxed, yet contemporary, look. Otherwise, consider adding a little spice to your wardrobe: layer your tops and with a fake fur vest or jacket to go seamlessly from day to night. Sequined and metallic tops, miniskirts and shorts will catch the light and draw every eye towards you, perfect for an evening out. Complete the look with glitter shoes, wristbags, or a beaded belt.

Keep reading to learn more about this season’s creative outfits at gae-tana’s.

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Nov 302011
 

Planning a holiday party? Need a little extra help around the house, making sure guests can come and go to their cars in perfect comfort? Admiral Security Services can help. Admiral provides security details for your home at all levels, from regular grounds patrols to full-time, stationed officers. If you’re hosting an event, Admiral Security Services is able to prevent any unwanted intrusion, protecting the integrity of the event.

All Admiral’s officers are highly-qualified and experienced, and fully licensed for both armed and unarmed assignments. With courteous, professional treatment at every stage of the way, Admiral Security offers you the opportunity to relax and focus on the most important aspect of your event: your guests.

There’s nothing that Admiral Security Services can’t do. For more information or to learn how you, too, can obtain peace of mind, visit http://www.admiralsecurity.us or call 504.831.1407.

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Nov 292011
 

If your holiday shopping is taking its toll, then take a break at The ReTreat Salon, where from now until December 31st, 2012, you’ll receive a $5.00 gift certificate for every $50 spent on all services and products (excluding gratuity). Gift certificates are available throughout the month of December, and are redeemable until the end of January towards any service at the ReTreat, including hair, facials, waxing, massages, mani/pedis, and makeup.

Making New Orleans more beautiful since 2003, the ReTreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The ReTreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.

 

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Nov 282011
 

Fire cider is a spicy tonic used to scare off colds and flu and keep you warm in the winter months.

Please join Common Ground Health Clinic for the 7th annual brewing of the fire cider on  Saturday, December 10th from 1pm—3pm at the Teche Street Community Garden  at Teche and Slidell Streets in Algiers Riverview

Fire cider is a spicy tonic used to scare off colds and flu and keep you warm in the winter months. The December 10 event will begin with an educational session led by the CGHC Herbalists, and will continue through the afternoon as we chop the ingredients, combine them in glass jars and, finally, bury them in the ground to brew for thirty days. This is a great chance to experience some hands-on learning of herbal remedies past & present. People of all ages are welcome to this event. Bring a cutting board and knife and a snack or drink to share, or just yourselves.

Then on Saturday, January 7th  from 3pm—Until… We will reconvene to dig up the cider, squeeze it out and have a potluck dinner. We will dig up the cider at the garden and caravan from there to our dinner (location TBA). Bring a dish to share, an 8 oz jar with a lid to bring home some cider, and warm clothes.

Questions? Call Lanette Williams 504-473-1346

— Click to view photos from previous years—

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Nov 222011
 

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is the only locally-owned camera store in the city of New Orleans, and for 45 years has built a strong local reputation based on both quality of products and quality of personal service. Moldaner’s still provides everything that made its name great, offering a range of retail products such as digital cameras and accessories, film, inkjet printing materials, including darkroom materials (paper, developer, and other chemicals) that are unavailable anywhere else in the city. Moldaner’s also offers scanning, fine art printing, and imaging services at affordable prices

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Nov 182011
 

A unique new line of inlaid sinker cypress in sterling silver by LaCrosse Metal Design. "I have worked to bring an organic feel to my jewelry by reflecting the history of New Orleans in my art," said LaCrosse. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

LaCrosse Metal Design has launched his website, www.Lacrossemetaldesign.com, featuring several new collections that brings the history of New Orleans to his art. Based in the Irish Channel, LaCrosse Metal Designs can be purchased this Sunday at the Oak St. Po-Boy Festival, online or by appointment by emailing Tim@Lacrossemetaldesign.com or 504-939-2577.

Click to view more of his art or visit www.Lacrossemetaldesign.com to view all of his collections.

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Nov 172011
 

Now is the right time. If you want to improve your health and fitness, lose weight, or just feel and look better, right now is when you should do it. Turn off the planning, procrastination, and waiting for the “right” time, and turn on the action. The only time you can actually do anything is now. Everything else, thoughts about the future, worries about the past, are just that, thoughts. But, if you want to change your body you have to take action. Results come from action. EDGE was created to help you do exactly this – to take action now.

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Nov 162011
 

The New Deal is where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been in the same spot on Freret Street for over twenty years, and his results prove it. The New Deal Hair Salon is where you receive all the luxury and personalized attention of a private salon without the price tag that comes attached to it. Featuring a full range of services, including a specialty in Framesi color and coloration, in a quiet, elegant interior, at the New Deal Hair Salon, you’ll be the only client in the salon.

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Nov 142011
 
Community Thanksgiving Baskets

 This year, the staff & volunteers of  Common Ground Health Clinic are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Basket Give-Away for patients. Common Ground Health Clinic is asking interested patients to come by the clinic and register (it’s free!) for the basket raffle no later than November 17. The winning tickets will be drawn at noon on November 21. You need not be present to win!
Should you be interested in making a contribution to the baskets, that’s great, too!  CGHC is looking for vegetables (canned or fresh), turkey or ham, and other staple pantry items to ensure a bountiful feast for the raffle winners. If you are making a basket donation, please contact Sharon Johnson at the CGHC front desk: 504-361-9800.
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Nov 122011
 

Be careful what you wish for! This past August, at a conference to mark the 6-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu noted that there were plenty of foods available in other states that were unavailable in New Orleans. Recalling a recent trip to Iowa, he made his point clear: “You can’t get pork chop on a stick at, say, Dat Dog,” he suggested to the audience.

Dat Dog would simply like to say: some dreams do come true.

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