Jul 052016
 
(via New Orleans Film Society)

(via New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society will present the 19th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival, a summer showcase of contemporary and classic French cinema, in partnership with Le Consulat général de France à La Nouvelle-Orléans and the Prytania Theatre. The festival will take place July 7-14, with the Opening Night screening of “My Golden Days” (“Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse”) at the Orpheum Theatre and all other screenings at the Prytania Theatre. Continue reading »

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Jul 052016
 
A rendering of a proposed new clinic at Louisiana and Freret streets. (via City of New Orleans)

A rendering of a proposed new clinic at Louisiana and Freret streets. (via City of New Orleans)

The construction of a new dialysis facility to replace a vacant, blighted medical building at the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Freret Street received tentative approval from the City Planning Commission last week, sending it to the City Council for final approval. Continue reading »

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Jul 042016
 
(via Spears Group)

(via Spears Group)

The Millennial Awards is a one-of-a-kind awards program that honors New Orleans’ millennials who are making a difference in the community and excelling in their respective industry. The 4th Annual Millennial Awards, themed “Voices of a Generation,” will commence at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, located at 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Continue reading »

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Jul 042016
 
Nicholas Payton performs at the the Ashe Power House as part of the First Fridays on the Boulevard event on Friday July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

Nicholas Payton performs at the the Ashe Power House as part of the First Fridays on the Boulevard event on Friday July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

First Fridays on the Boulevard took place on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City on July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

First Fridays on the Boulevard took place on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City on July 1. The event highlighted businesses on Oretha Castle Haley and included drink and food specials, art exhibits and live music.

On Friday July 1, several businesses along Oretha Castle Haley boulevard partook in the First Friday event. First Fridays included happy hours, live music performances and art shows at eleven businesses and venues along Oretha Castle Haley. The event was sponsored by the Oretha Castle Haley Business and Merchants association. Continue reading »

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Jul 042016
 

Southern Dental Care Smiles for Messenger

Finally, summer has arrived here in Southern Louisiana. The temperature is rising, and vacation time is looming. You’ve been working to get your body in shape for summer, but what about your smile?

Fortunately, you won’t have to spend hours in the gym and live on a strict diet to shape up your smile. That’s why Southern Dental Care is here!
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Jul 012016
 
This diagram shows the drainage improvements on one side of Galvez Street as part of a $51 million drainage project around Central City. (via City of New Orleans)

This diagram shows the drainage improvements on one side of Galvez Street as part of a $51 million drainage project around Central City. (via City of New Orleans)

LaToya Cantrell

LaToya Cantrell

A new $51 million drainage project along Martin Luther King Boulevard will help prevent flooding from heavy rains around the Central City area — but instead of simply trying to push water away through underground canals, it will absorb and store it according the most current thinking on stormwater management in New Orleans. Continue reading »

Jul 012016
 
First Banana Split for Miss Olivia Witte, Ice Cream Expert, aged five (Kristine Froeba)

First Banana Split for Miss Olivia Witte, ice cream expert, aged five (Kristine Froeba)

The main ice cream parlor of any small southern town is a summer staple. It’s usually on Main Street. Ours, in our little town of “Uptown”, is on Prytania. The Creole Creamery sits snugly in the middle of the block in the most nostalgic of locations, the old Mckenzie’s Bakery.

It is exactly as an ice cream parlor should be. There’s a long counter where you can pull up a stool and order a malted, bright red vinyl booths that invite sharing a banana split, and glass cases to peer in to oogle the flavors. Oddly enough, we seem to have only one ice cream parlor Uptown, but the quaint charm of this one is all we need. Continue reading »

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Jul 012016
 

Nu Drain Louisiana for Messenger Ads2016 Atlantic Hurricane season began recently. And now, as the Summer thunderstorms begin, all the effects of hurricane season are unfortunately upon us once again.

Global weather organizations predict a near-normal to above-normal 2016 hurricane season, making it important to be prepare your home and business for any disturbance that moves through the Gulf of Mexico. Nu Drain Louisiana is a great source for is here to help you prepare your pipe and drainage systems for hurricane season 2016. Continue reading »

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Jun 302016
 
Lion cub statues play on the Audubon Zoo sign on Magazine Street, and live lions could be playing inside the zoo as well by 2019, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lion cub statues play on the Audubon Zoo sign on Magazine Street, and live lions could be playing inside the zoo as well by 2019, officials say. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Right on the orange-and-black tail of the arrival of a new Malayan tiger, Audubon Zoo officials are planning a new exhibit that would bring lions back to New Orleans and are hoping the city can pitch in $5 million to help. Continue reading »

Jun 302016
 
U.S. Senate candidate Josh Pellerin speaks with voters in a video produced by his campaign. (via YouTube)

U.S. Senate candidate Josh Pellerin speaks with voters in a video produced by his campaign. (via YouTube)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Even today, many older Americans still may have a hard time admitting that an ancestor is bi-racial. But not 34-year-old U.S. Senate candidate Josh Pellerin, a Franklin, La., native and energy company owner based outside Lafayette who views his complex ancestry — and the way it mirrors the history of the state — as part of his appeal to Louisianans. Continue reading »

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Jun 302016
 

3 FreezesGG’s is ready for the HOT summer, now offering Frozen Coffee
and 100% Fresh
Fruit Freezes!

The new frozen drinks are made to order. We mix our in-house cold-brewed Iced Coffee with a fine & fluffy ice mixture to yield our Frozen Coffee.

The Fresh Fruit Freezes are offered in Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango and Passion Fruit. Puréed fruit is mixed with the same delicate ice mixture to result in a super-cool delight! Continue reading »

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Jun 282016
 
A Malayan tiger photographed at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2012. (Creative Commons image by Charles Barrilleaux via Flickr)

A Malayan tiger photographed at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2012. (Creative Commons image by Charles Barrilleaux via Flickr)

The Audubon Commission may still not have a plan for notifying the New Orleans neighbors about proposed changes to its green spaces, but the Zoo may have something even more exciting in the meantime: a new Malayan tiger, one of just a few hundred members of its critically endangered species in the world. Continue reading »

Jun 282016
 
Lycee Francais board member Ann Meese shares a laugh with Grégor Trumel, Consul General of France in New Orleans, and fellow Lycee board member Ben Castoriano in February 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lycee Francais board member Ann Meese shares a laugh with Grégor Trumel, Consul General of France in New Orleans, and fellow Lycee board member Ben Castoriano in February 2015. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans governing board created a formal policy Monday night banning any parents or grandparents of current students from serving as board members, causing the abrupt departure of one of their own in a contentious end to a long-running conversation over the best model for the school’s leadership. Continue reading »

Jun 282016
 
Sarah Celino of Bella & Harlow

Sarah Celino of Bella & Harlow

The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here.

While drainage system improvements and road construction make “shopping local” a bit more challenging in the short term, the critical improvements mean our city will be safer and stronger for generations to come. We hope you are inspired and continue to shop small and shop local—even if it takes a little extra time! Continue reading »

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