General curator Rick Dietz started at Audubon Zoo as an 18-year-old volunteer, and 20 years later is leaving for a job in Ohio, according to a report by Angela Hill and our partners at WWL-TV.
Kentrell “Black” Hickerson — said to belong to the 3-N-G street gang — had been charged as the triggerman in the June 2008 murder of Alvin Wilson, but an Orleans Parish jury acquitted him this week after the witness who originally identified Hickerson recanted his testimony, according to a report by John Simerman of the Times-Picayune.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio will perform Monday (Nov. 12) at Tulane University as part of the New Orleans Friends of Music series.
A 35-year-old man riding a bicycle on an Uptown street Friday afternoon was struck by a car, then robbed at gunpoint by one of its occupants, according to initial police reports.
Lusher Charter School leaders are meeting with engineers and consultants in preparation to major repairs at both of its school buildings, while continuing to look for more space for students at the satellite campus.
Last week I put out a few ideas about commercial kitchen items that can seriously upgrade a kitchen at home, without spending a billion dollars or being stuck with something you’ll use only once or twice. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this through the week and taking note of things at the shop, but I’m sure there are some things I’ve missed. When I find them, I’ll be sure to pass those along as well.
The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans board of directors will consider a personnel matter regarding the school’s general director during Monday’s board meeting, according to the agenda.
Growing up here in the New Orleans area, you’d think I’m accustomed to mild winters. Fall down here is just a quaint notion, one that comes from a brain soaked with humidity in desperate need of some crisp cool air. I’m not one to obsess over the weather, but I get antsy in anticipation of consistently nippy days. Unfortunately, we all know drinking pumpkin spice lattes while wearing shorts is inevitable, but with a little careful planning you can make sure you are dressed for Mother Nature’s most erratic behavior by planning ahead on a daily basis.
The Central City Renaissance Alliance will hold a patron party this evening (Friday, Nov. 9) for its home tour Saturday showcasing new homes and renovations in the neighborhood.
The board of the developing South Broad Community Health clinic will partner with Green Coast Enterprises and Tulane University to host a health fair Saturday (Nov. 10) at Keller Library in Broadmoor.
The Lusher Charter School governing board will include a discussion of the OneApp common enrollment system in addition its regular updates on facilities and enrollment a meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast series will welcome Maureen Shea of Tulane University to moderate its “2012 Post Election Roundtable Forum” after a community breakfast Saturday (Nov. 10).
The ENCORE Academy governing board is holding a Saturday morning retreat to discuss a number of general issues relating to the school’s growth, including plans for a facility, participation in the OneApp common enrollment process, financial and enrollment goals, and open-meeting laws.
Beginning with a Friday-night orchestral performance of TV and film scores and classical works, Loyola University is hosting a series of major music ensembles open to the public throughout November.
McKeown’s Books hosts a reading from six New Orleans authors Friday (Nov. 9) and “He Can Jog” computer musician Sunday (Nov. 11).
The 29th Annual Holy Name of Jesus School Gator Fest features Vince Vance & the Valiants in the three-day community festival beginning Friday evening (Nov. 9).
By Dana Kaplan
I have been so blessed by the thousands of New Orleanians who voted for me this week in the primary election for the New Orleans City Council, District B. Thank you for believing in my message for a safer community, more youth opportunities and incentives for job growth. With your support, I finished a strong second in Tuesday’s election and am in an excellent position going into the December runoff.