Mar 122017
 

Sara Passons, left, receives a kiss on the cheek from a member of the Irish Corner Club after receiving a flower during the 2017 Irish Channel parade. The parade rolled from Jefferson avenue to Magazine and stopped at Jackson avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday the Irish Channel Parade rolled Uptown. The parade changed routes, and times, at the last minute for fear of rainy weather.

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Feb 272017
 

Riders from the “Bacchus Salutes the Saints 50th” float throw beads into the crowd. Krewe of Bacchus celebrated the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Saints NFL franchise. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Krewe of Bacchus paid homage to the New Orleans Saints, who celebrated their 50th anniversary this season. Each float highlighted different aspects of the life of the franchise so far. They had a float honoring the team’s first play, which was a kickoff returned for a touchdown by then-rookie wide receiver John Gilliam. They had a float for their 2009 Super Bowl victory, which was headed by a sculpture of quarterback Drew Brees hoisting his infant son. Bacchus also took the opportunity for a pot-shot at the rival Atlanta falcons, who blew a significant lead in this year’s Super Bowl.

 

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Feb 272017
 

A graphic of a shared milkshake decorated the “Drive-In” float during the Krewe of Thoth on Sunday, Feb. 26. Thoth rolled with the theme “Thoth’s Cookin’.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth rolled with the theme “Thoth’s Cookin’,” during their parade on Sunday, Feb. 26. Each float represented a different kind of food or food preparation.

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Feb 192017
 

The “The Giant Panda” float rolls down St. Charles avenue during the Krewe of Pygmalion on Saturday night. Pygmalion rolled with the theme “Journey to the Jade Empire.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Sparta and the Krewe of Pygmalion rolled along the traditional Uptown route on Saturday night. Sparta rolled with the theme “A Knight at the Tony’s” while Pygmalion rolled with the theme “Journey to the Jade Empire.”

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Feb 172017
 

A rider dressed as a gingerbread man throws a football into the crowd on St. Andrew street during the St. Alphonsus school parade on Friday, February 17, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from several different elementary schools paraded through the River Garden housing development as part of the annual St. Alphonsus parade on Friday afternoon, February 17.

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Dec 012016
 

marchecreole-flyer

ArtEgg Studios, located at 1001 S. Broad Street, will open its weekly community market called “Marche Créole” this Sunday, December 4. The grand opening event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature “farm to table produce, locally produced food products, artistic works, and culturally interesting goods”. Continue reading »

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Oct 202016
 

(images via NOPD)

(images via NOPD)

New Orleans police are hoping the public can help find a suspect investigators identified in a September robbery on Adams Street, a suspect in a rash of robberies at Carrollton busiensses, and help identify a “person of interest” in last week’s robbery on Coliseum Street, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Oct 172016
 

Two views of the suspect in the Olive Street robbery (via NOPD)

Two views of the suspect in the Olive Street robbery (via NOPD)

The suspect in last week’s armed robbery on Olive Street was photographed by a surveillance camera, and investigators are hoping the public can help identify him, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Sep 292016
 
Runners cross the finish line during the Second Annual Bluedoo Run at Tulane in 2015. (photo by Ryan Rivet via news.tulane.edu)

Runners cross the finish line during the Second Annual Bluedoo Run at Tulane in 2015. (photo by Ryan Rivet via news.tulane.edu)

Tulane University will host the Third Annual Bluedoo Run on Saturday, a two-mile race raising money for the prostate cancer research fund at the Tulane Cancer Center. Continue reading »

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