Shared Housing of New Orleans — a program to help elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people looking for a place to live — is seeking new referrals for homeowners or ‘homeseekers.’ These ‘homeseekers’ provide light housekeeping and companionship in exchange for room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a contract.
A man suffered two gunshot wounds to the knee and one to the finger Monday evening in the crossfire of a shooting at the busy intersection of Magazine Street and Louisiana Avenue, authorities said.
The Carrollton Area Network of neighborhood associations will host a community meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing SELA drainage project and other improvements to the sewerage system, power plant and purification plant.
The Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center, built in 1949 as a hospital but converted to a senior in 1980, was demolished early Monday morning to make way for a new facility that will open in two years, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
You know, if I ever have kids, I think I’ll send them to Company Burger for school. It’s probably cheaper than paying for a traditional private school, and I hear the cafeteria is awesome.
What? You say that Company Burger isn’t a school? It’s a burger joint?
Oh my. Somebody might want to alert Mayor Landrieu before he starts subsidizing it as a charter school.
A Hollygrove community group is hosting a “Stop the Violence” rally this afternoon in Conrad Park, featuring food, music, sports and motivational speaking.
I find myself in transition again this week, after walking away from a decently paying kitchen job. It only reinforced the idea that some of us either can’t or can no longer be simply employees, at least not for very long. We’re always bumping our heads against an overly low ceiling. A weekly paycheck is nice, but it’s also something of a leash that‘s too often pulled short.
Du Mois on Freret Street will host an opening reception starting at 5 p.m. Saturday for the third annual “Cold Drink” printmaking invitational show, juried by LSU professor Leslie Koptchco and sponsored by Bayou Teche Brewery.
A restaurant specializing in Colombian cuisine is headed for the downtown edge of Central City, while a Magazine Street pizzeria appears to have closed.
Water games, grilled food and cold drinks will all be a part of the Saratoga Street Fruit Tree Orchard’s second annual “Summer Splash” on Saturday afternoon.
Just a month after bringing joy to St. Henry’s parishioners by announcing the return of daily mass to the church, Archbishop Gregory Aymond himself will celebrate Vigil Mass in St. Henry’s prior to Saturday afternoon’s annual reunion block party.
A former U.S. Marine who is now an activist for international peace efforts will speak to the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast progressives’ group on Saturday morning.
City officials hope to bring a critical mass of volunteers back to Taylor Park in the Hoffman Triangle on Saturday, updating last year’s “Fight the Blight” efforts with this year’s “NOLA for Life” murder-reduction strategy.
I was sitting down with a friend a few weeks ago — a hip, in-the-know, bargain-loving type of gal — and over a lunch of ahi tuna salad and shrimp and grits I waxed poetic about my latest eBay find and how much money I saved. Much to my chagrin, my hip, cool, and decidedly-younger-than-me friend sheepishly admitted she’s never experienced the pleasure of bargain hunting on the “world’s largest online marketplace,” deeming it overwhelming and frustrating.
I’ve been utilizing eBay since 2000, long before flash sales and coupon sites became all the rage. And while I don’t frequent the site more than a few times a year, like a long lost friend that doesn’t hold a grudge, it’s always there for me with open arms when I decide to visit. My tricks to a successfully frugal purchase? Check your competitive side at the door, and limit your search to help better your odds at finding what you want.