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.
A woman was killed and three other people were injured in a shooting following an argument early Saturday on South Roman Street in the Hoffman Triangle area, police said.
Shantell Johnson robbed the bicyclist of his cash and credit cards during the Nov. 9 incident at Chestnut and General Taylor, according to a report from NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy. Police are now investigating whether Johnson was also responsible for a similar case in the Treme area.
Johnson is charged with a single count of armed robbery, jail records show.
The Loyola Opera Theatre, backed by the largest orchestra ever used in a Loyola opera, will perform Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ Friday (Jan. 18) and Sunday (Jan. 20).
A Tulane University student faces a charge of operating a clandestine meth laboratory that carries with it a mandatory sentence of between five and 15 years in prison, authorities said.
A corner store in west Carrollton was held up at gunpoint Thursday morning, and the gunman demanded cash from both the register and the store manager, according to the initial police report.
With the holidays coming up, we often reflect upon our riches and give to those that are less fortunate than us. The Polar Express benefit is a concert that doubles as a toy drive for kids at Children’s Hospital and Ochsner. Attendees can either pay a $10 cover ($7 for students with college ID), or opt to bring a toy donation instead.
M.S. Rau Antiques, a French Quarter landmark, has greeted its 100th year with nothing more than the best and is currently hosting its most important exhibition to date, Impressionism: Influences & Impact. The exhibit features work by such master artists as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and even the beguiling Vincent van Gogh.
We were overjoyed when the November 6th primary results were announced and our campaign came in first place. But our work is not finished; we have one more hill to climb together on December 8 (or early voting, which continues through Saturday, December 1), and I am humbly asking for your vote and support.
From the very beginning, our campaign has focused on the community and the positive outcomes we can achieve when we work together. When we increase economic opportunities, expand public education, eliminate blight and offer accessible and affordable health care, we are improving the quality of life and making our streets safer.
Snow will cover the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University, along with a visit from Santa and other holiday festivities on Wednesday evening (Dec. 5).
The former New Orleans Adolescent Hospital campus at State and Tchoupitoulas is worth $20.9 million and continuing to deteriorate, far less than the $35 million the Jindal administration budgeted for the sale to raise for health-care funds, according to a report by Michelle Millhollon of the Advocate’s Capitol Bureau. Children’s Hospital officials are continuing their negotiations with the state to acquire the site, while state Rep. Neil Abramson said he hopes it can be used to restore mental-health services to the New Orleans area.