The Lusher High School “I am” marketing campaign took top honors at the Trust Your Crazy Ideas challenge presented by Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the Idea Village, according to our partners at WWL. Also competing were the Isidore Newman School, Walter L. Cohen and St. Augustine, and each team was awarded $2,500 to continue their efforts.
A fundraiser tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 4) will help launch Exodus Place, a new community center being developed by a Central City resident at the corner of Fourth and Dryades.
A rare 19th century framed Russian icon of St. Nicholas, a rare 17K yellow gold Chimu Kero (ceremonial cup) probably made in Peru around 1,000 A.D., and three highly collectible Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cups are just a few of the expected top lots at a multi-estate sale planned for Dec. 8-9 by Crescent City Auction Gallery. Start times will be 9 a.m. (CST) both days.
The auction will be impressive – over 1,500 lots in all – with quality merchandise, most of it fresh to the market. Featured will be the estate of Mr. Charles W. Frank of New Orleans, the McSherry estate of Baltimore, Md., and numerous other local estates and collections. The event will be held in the Crescent City Auction Gallery showroom, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue.
“Just two weeks ago I was reading reports, and an officer by the name of Wheeler in the Sixth District was riding around in his car, paying very close attention, hears the description of a vehicle wanted for armed robbery and within seconds catches four people who had just committed an armed robbery at Louisiana and Magazine,” Serpas said.
Fourteen days later, the department issued a news release stating that the same officer Wheeler was being dismissed from duty for deploying his Taser on an unarmed subject and for allegedly being untruthful about his report on the incident afterward.
A request to demolish a General Pershing Street home to build a small parking lot just off Magazine Street was unanimously rejected by a city panel Monday afternoon after sparking a heated protest by nearby neighbors.
The International School of Louisiana will host its winter bazaar and gumbo cook-off fundraiser Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Camp Street campus.
The Irish House will host the fifth annual “Side Splitting Sleigh Ride of Insanity” Friday (Dec. 5) with local comedians in an effort to collect for Toys for Tots.
SCENE: GRAND INQUISITOR’S CHAMBERS, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (FICTIONAL)
APPLICANT: (Proposing a gas station on an industrial road)
INQUISITOR: (The singular embodiment of the stubborn will of an association)
(Lights rise slowly.)
(The room is dim. A single spotlight shines on the applicant. He stands flustered before the tribunal as sweat drips from his brow.)
A holiday toy drive hosted by Tulane staff members is entering its final week, but there is still time to send gifts for abused or neglected children and to enter a drawing for prizes that include original art and Saints tickets.
With food, art and music, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will host its second annual winter market fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8.
Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in Broadmoor will host its third annual High School Fair on Tuesday (Dec. 4), inviting seventh- and eighth-grade students from around the city to meet with representatives of several Orleans Parish high schools.
I was sitting at the table last evening having supper by myself (a reasonably frequent situation, given that Kim and I don’t always get hungry at the same time and we’re hungry for different things). Anyway, I was having a typically thrown-together fave of flour tortillas, rolled around some chili, shredded cheese, chopped onion, jalapeno and hot sauce. Pretty simple stuff and very filling. Essentially, some homemade soft tacos and a beer.
This meal has been a mainstay for most of my life, and I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when all of these items weren’t available in the house.
Emerson and Son — which will sell musical instruments, vinyl records and vintage collectibles at 8725 Oak Street — is holding its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 1), according to the Oak Street merchants’ association blog.