Aug 212018
 

A happy hour fundraiser tonight at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue will benefit two New Orleans education nonprofits, one that recruits more black male teachers to provide positive role models in the classroom, and one that promotes success in science and technology. Continue reading »

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Jul 182018
 

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A local hospitality company donated $100,000 this week in used furniture and renovations to spruce up the shelters for homeless families at the Salvation Army’s Uptown location, the first gift to improve transitional housing there in more than a decade. Continue reading »

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Jul 062018
 

A new book about the New Orleans Baby Dolls marching groups will be featured at an upcoming launch party that will double as a fundraiser for the “One Book One New Orleans” citywide reading campaign. Continue reading »

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Jun 282018
 

Children enjoy art projects at a block party in the Milan neighborhood in 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

As part of the city’s ongoing 300th birthday celebrations, residents of the Milan area are planning a neighborhood cleanup one morning next month, followed by a party at the Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center in the afternoon. Continue reading »

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Jun 212018
 

Dress for Success volunteers and staff Carly Hart (left to right), summer intern Ruth Samuel, Stephanie Garcia-Bonato and Operations Director Lori Byargeon prepare for the opening of new Dress For Success offices at 1700 Josephine. Hart and Garcia-Bonato volunteered through their employer Athleta. (photo by Danae Columbus for UptownMessenger.com)

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“I call it my life-changing suit,” exclaimed IT professional Cheryl Butler, 2017 Dress for Success New Orleans Client of the Year. Since 1997 Dress for Success has been empowering women – including more than 400 New Orleanians each year — to achieve economic independence. Founded by Nancy Lublin, the global non-profit provides professional attire for low-income women as well as provides professional networking, job search and interview skills.

As the agency prepares to move to larger, more-centrally located facilities, DFS New Orleans is holding an inventory reduction sale today through Saturday at 6117 Magazine. Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Continue reading »

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Jun 112018
 

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Cafe Reconcile is memorializing the recent losses of two of its benefactors, restaurateur Ella Brennan and food journalist Anthony Bourdain, with a new shrimp, bacon and blue cheese po-boy named jointly in their honor. Continue reading »

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Jun 052018
 

Leadership from the NOPD, along with NOFD and EMS, accepted a generous offer of free swim training for New Orleans First Responders at Dryades YMCA Aquatic and Wellness Center on Monday, June 4.

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In the wake of First District Officer Brian Frank rescuing a driver from flood water under the Carrollton overpass on Friday, May 18, local leaders demonstrated their commitment to First Responders by creating an initiative that gives officers access to the tools they need to serve and protect. Continue reading »

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May 222018
 

New Orleans-based Pan-American Life Insurance Group recently announced its $1M donation to the National WWII Museum to support their newest virtual experience, “Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II.”

José S. Suquet, chairman of the board, president & CEO for Pan-American Life (left) and Stephen Watson, president and CEO of the National WWII Museum (right) commemorate the launch of the museum’s newest virtual experience, “Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II.” (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer)

The virtual field trip is an interactive, live-streamed educational program that explores the WWII experiences of Latino veterans and their postwar fight for equality in the United States. This donation by Pan-American Life will further the educational mission of the Museum through free program access to students across the nation during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15).

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May 162018
 

Morris Bart donates two bicycles to the Uptown-based NOPD Second Distirct. (submitted photo)

The Uptown-based NOPD Second District has two new bicycles thanks to a donation Tuesday from long-time supporter and prominent attorney Morris Bart. Continue reading »

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May 152018
 

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There’s No Place Like Home, presented by Leslie & Scott Jacobs, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter (NOWCS).

The gala on Thursday, May 17 will feature live music by Caren Green & Cornbread and a silent auction. NOWCS will honor Debbie Rees with the inaugural Jackie & Dan Silverman Homeless Champion Award as they celebrate 10 years of service to the community. Continue reading »

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May 152018
 

YAYA, the non-profit arts community for local children and youth, will host their spring fundraiser Brass ‘N Glass this Friday, May 18. The free event will feature a glass demonstration by Juli Juneau, live music by CoolNasty, and an arts market with work by YAYA artists. Continue reading »

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May 102018
 

The Rotary Club of New Orleans will hold its first-ever wine-tasting competition, “Sippin’ for Scholarships,” tonight to raise money to send seniors from the New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School and other schools to college. Continue reading »

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May 042018
 

Chef Alon Shaya is opening his new restaurant, Saba, today on Magazine Street, and is raffling off a private dinner for 14 to benefit Habitat for Humanity as part of his opening celebration. Continue reading »

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May 012018
 

If every community member bought just one cup of coffee at Stella’s each month, that $1.50 per person would be enough to sustain the Community Commitment Education Center.

The CCEC is founded on the premise of one neighbor helping another. Our primary goal is to connect the people of our community with the available resources: Community Advocacy, Communication/Literacy Skills, Social Skills Training, Emergency Financial Assistance.

We’ll be keeping busy with a health fair this month and summer camp starting in June, so here are some ways people like you can get involved and support: Continue reading »

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May 012018
 

McDonogh 35 Senior High School’s marching band performs during Battle of the Bands at the “Instruments A-Comin” benefit concert, silent auction and community arts fair in front of Tipitina’s Monday evening. The fundraiser also includes a benefit concert with all proceeds dedicated to placing instruments in New Orleans school music programs (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

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