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.
The former New Orleans Free School on Camp Street may follow in the footsteps of the LaSalle School on Pitt Street, after a residential developer won it at auction Thursday morning with a single, minimum bid of $1.2 million.
Allan was wrong, as usual. He thought that Governor Mitt Romney was still riding the momentum of his fine performance in the first Presidential debate. Unfortunately for Romney and the Republican Party, the Romney momentum was overpowered by the winds of Hurricane Sandy and the pictures of President Obama being presidential, bringing aid and solace to the stricken.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans has an as-yet-unexplained hole of at least $90,000 in the current year’s operating budget that required the sudden layoffs of three staff members, the school’s board president said Wednesday evening, leaving many of the young school’s teachers openly fearful for their jobs and drawing angry protests from a room full of parents.
The school board has already engaged a team of auditors to help it gauge the true state of the school’s finances, board president Jean Montes said, and they hope to know the full extent of any future cuts needed within the next three weeks. For the audience of more than 150 people at the meeting of the school’s parent-teacher organization, however, the revelations only raised more questions.
By Professor Karissa Haugeberg
I moved to New Orleans from Iowa City last year. In Iowa City, a town with 68,000 residents, I could choose to vote early at one of 12 early voting sites, which included libraries, grocery stores, and public buildings located throughout town. In contrast, New Orleans’s 360,000 residents had only three early voting sites.
One location would have required me to pay to park. I would have had to take a toll bridge or ferry to another location. The third site was a full ten miles from the center of town. The city’s most densely populated neighborhoods, including Uptown, had no early voting sites. Residents who can no longer drive or who cannot afford public transportation were shut out of early voting sites altogether.
The Isidore Newman School Theatre Department will run six nights of “The Fantasticks,” opening Thursday (Nov. 8) at the school.