A French book fair, holiday arts, seasonal cuisine, live jazz and children’s activities will all be offered at the inaugural Marché de Noël at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans on Saturday.
A woman in her 60s was bound by telephone cords in her Lower Garden District home and robbed at knifepoint of her money and car by a homeless man she hired from a nearby park for odd jobs, police said.
Tulane University plans to open a $60 million football stadium in 2014 on its Uptown campus, about a block off South Claiborne Avenue behind the baseball field, officials announced Thursday.
“Trumpeter Nicholas Payton, the 2011-2012 Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Tulane University, will perform with his trio featuring Vicente Archer on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus,” according to a news release from the university. “The Tulane University Big Band, directed by Jesse McBride, will support the trio. The concert is free and open to the public.”
Barbara Johnson, president of the Central Carrollton Association, was in her Fern Street driveway with her husband Friday evening when they were approached by a man with a gun who demanded their money, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL.
One of the ways to tell the future of any city or neighborhood is to find out if investors are willing to put up their money to underwrite new ventures. By that criterion, New Orleans’ Warehouse District is on a roll.
Stacy Head, who represents much of Uptown in her District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, was among the first candidates to formally sign up to run in the March 24 election for the open at-large seat vacated by the retirement of former Councilman Arnie Fielkow, state records show.
A man found guilty of possession of cocaine after a drug deal in the Carrollton area now faces up to 10 years in prison without parole or probation if he is sentenced as a habitual offender, according to the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office.
“In honor of men in armed services, World War 2, 13th Ward 4th Precinct, Erected on Dec. 19, 1943,” reads a disregarded memorial at Laurel and Leontine that long ago lost its flagpole, according to an article by Brendan McCarthy of The Times-Picayune.
Seven armed robberies — including two carjackings and a home invasion — have been reported within sight of South Claiborne Avenue in the university area over the last week, pitting Uptown residents who ventured outside to put out the trash, repair a car, wait for a shuttle or make a cell phone call against gun-carrying muggers on almost a nightly basis.
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.
What’s with this Travel & Leisure readers poll slapping yet another label on the residents of the Crescent City? Now we’re “the strangest.” Really!? The strangest? That’s just how I want to raise my kids and have them self-identify their home and rearing. ”Don’t feel bad about not being like all the other 21st century American children, we’re just stranger than everyone else.” Um, no. I’ll accept most distinctive, most resilient, and / or most fun to be around, but I for one veto strange, at least insofar as defined by most.
With an unspoken understanding between police and protesters that no one wanted a violent confrontation, the OccupyNOLA encampment in front of City Hall was disbanded early Tuesday morning in a pre-dawn sweep that led to only one arrest.
[Publisher's note: This column was written, edited and scheduled for publication today last week and over the weekend, without any knowledge that the OccupyNOLA gathering would be dispersed this morning. It has not been altered since then. For live coverage of the eviction of the #OccupyNOLA group from Duncan Plaza, see this article.]
Catching wind last week that the OccupyNOLA group was about to get a visit from City Hall officials with a message to disband the Duncan Plaza area, I wanted a quick venture in before the message was delivered. I had been curious to see for myself who these folks living in our park were, as the reports I had heard were conflicting.
Seeking to enhance the entertainment offerings for those already attracted to the fast-growing restaurant scene on Freret Street, a new venue called Sunhouse is proposed as one of the newest new businesses on the corridor.
For a purely local twist on seasonal fare, NOLA Locavores and Hollygrove Market and Farm are teaming up with pop-up chef Matthew Kopfler of PPX Dinner Club for a holiday meal created entirely out of ingredients from within 100 miles of New Orleans. The event is Sunday evening in the Riverbend, and tickets for the intriguing meal (that includes, for example, “Chevre, Herb, Bowfin Caviar Canape” among its appetizers) can be found at the PPX website, ppxneworleans.com.