The city’s spring “Movies in the Park” series will bring the animated feature “Hotel Transylvania” to Wisner Park tonight (Friday, March 22), with games and activities starting at 5:30 p.m. and projection of the movie on to the big screen beginning at dusk. Concession sales will benefit the Xavier Prep Foundation and recreation activities at the park.
Whether to move students out of the Sophie B. Wright Charter School campus after the discovery of termite damage closed the cafeteria and auditorium and who is to blame for the problem were debated by members of the Orleans Parish School Board clearing the way for immediate repairs on Thursday morning, according to a report by Kari Dequine Harden of The Advocate. Students will stay in the building because of a lack of space elsewhere and the risk of trouble from mixing different school populations, officials said, and said the termite damage is old and on out-of-the-way structures but discovered by engineers preparing for upcoming renovations to the school.
Any of us who have lived in a really small town are usually the first to speak up when some urban type starts talking about how they’d like to try the bucolic experience of small-town life. “Oh, I think it would be so wonderful to really get to know my neighbors,” they say. “It’s so quiet and peaceful – away from the rat race,” they conjecture.
Those of us who have been there know how much unfair judging and rumor there is, as well as how much it’s a hassle to have someone up in your grill all the time. You can’t hide anything. But I can guarantee there’s one environment that’s even tougher in the same kinds of ways – and it’s the New Orleans service industry.
After state Rep. Neil Abramson announced Thursday morning that Children’s Hospital would be reopening the shuttered New Orleans Adolescent Hospital next door and offering mental-health services for children there, Children’s Hospital issued a statement saying that such a plan would not be “economically feasible,” according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV. Abramson later replied that the arrangement is already spelled out in documents signed by Children’s Hospital and the state.
One of the targets in a late-afternooon shootout that caused a car to crash on South Claiborne Avenue dropped a gun at the crash scene that has led to charges against him in a March 9 murder in New Orleans East, authorities said.
Dat Dog’s second location recently opened on Magazine Street, and Mellow Mushroom is days away from opening its doors on Oak Street.
After City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell pledged to dedicate a $5,000 grant to installing anti-crime cameras around the intersection of Washington and Broad earlier this week, business owners held their own anti-crime forum Thursday morning at Rhodes Pavilion, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
While neither Danae (Greek Orthodox) or Allan (Jewish) happens to be Catholic, both of us have just been amazed and pleased by the aura of optimism and good feelings that have surrounded the rise of the new Pope, Francis I.
Our friends, regardless of their religious faith, have been almost unanimous in expressing their positive reactions to the naming of Francis I, the way that he has handled his brand-new papacy and his initial comments.
Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will hold its inaugural “Jazzin’ on Jackson Gala” tonight (Thursday, March 21) at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center in the Irish Channel.
Easter is a huge chocolate and candy holiday. Everyone is ending their Lenten observance, and ready to enjoy Spring time. It’s a holiday with “sweet appeal” and has been so in many cultures and for a long long time, perhaps dating back hundreds of years, with the tradition of sweet Hot Cross Buns.
At Blue Frog Chocolates, we’re ready to keep everyone from “being a basket case” at Easter. Make like a Bunny and Hop On In for Chocolate Bunnies, Eggs and Lambs, Jelly Bellys, old fashioned panorama sugar eggs, chocolate crosses, and way more.
State school officials have discovered termite damage to the Sophie B. Wright cafeteria and auditorium that is so extensive that those areas must be closed off immediately, creating a “public emergency” that must be fixed immediately — starting at an emergency meeting of the Orleans Parish School Board at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Audubon Charter School community expressed some relief Wednesday night at the upcoming possibility of finally leaving the old Carrollton Courthouse building that is literally falling down around them, but parents and staff members were also frustrated that the McDonogh 7 building on Milan Street being offered to them still will not fill their space or programming needs and is considered another “temporary” fix.
Orleans Parish Deputy Superintendent Kathy Padian said a permanent resolution may be only three years away, but in the short-term, moving out of the Carrollton building is a must.
“I completely agree that a temporary solution is not a great solution, but it’s what we have right now,” Padian said.
More than 20 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will meet Thursday night (March 19) at Samuel J. Green Charter School in a benefit for FirstLine Schools five “seed-to-table” food-education gardening programs across the city.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans has secured commitments to return from at least 10 of its 18 teachers, meeting a threshold set by CODOFIL for the statewide agency to continue recruiting educators from France for the school, officials announced this week.