The NOPD and McDonald’s restaurant owners will host “Coffee with Cops” event across all eight police districts on Saturday, August 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. At each location, community members will get the chance to meet the officers who serve their neighborhood with a free cup of coffee.
According to recently released scores, Andrew H. Wilson students made the largest academic gains in New Orleans during the 2015-2016 school year. Wilson saw a 19% “basic or above” increase on ELA and Math LEAP tests, the highest growth of any elementary school in the city and far exceeding the state average of 2%.
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host two Back to School Fall Expos on Saturday, August 13, where families can learn more about NORDC Fall programming, activities and upcoming events such as Athletics, Youth and Teen Programs, Fitness, Dance, Arts, and more. The Fall Expo for the Uptown area will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lyons Recreation Center, 624 Louisiana Avenue, and it is free and open to the public.
School leaders at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans have decided to renovate the old gym at the Priestley campus in Carrollton rather than demolish it, and are even considering returning it to use even prior to the rest of the campus, they said Monday evening as they prepare to meet with neighbors about their plans on Wednesday.
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¡Qué calor! It’s hot out there but learning Spanish is cool and not as difficult as you might think. Spanish is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn. Much of its vocabulary is similar to English, and written Spanish is almost completely phonetic: look at almost any Spanish word and you can tell how it is pronounced.
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The Pokemonument that mysteriously appeared earlier this week inside a defunct fountain in the neutral ground on Terpsichore Street in the Lower Garden District (my stomping grounds) has certainly captured the popular imagination. It seems everyone I know has visited at least once.
I certainly wasn’t immune, having made my own trek over to the fiberglass creation a couple of days after it appeared. I’m not ashamed to say that I snapped a selfie. Heck, although I was technically too old for it, I will confess to having watched a bit of the original Pokemon cartoon series back in the 90’s. The show was a bit of innocuous camp, and the statue, a heaping bowl of warm nostalgia.
High-concept sandwich shop Turkey and the Wolf opens today on Jackson Avenue; Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine has opened on Freret Street, where the “Freret Beer Room” is planned for later in the year, and the Magazine Street restaurant Saveur has closed and reopened under the new name Tryst.
Two people leaving the Hungry Howie’s Pizza on Earhart Boulevard were threatened by an armed robber, and a man was carjacked at gunpoint on Louisiana Avenue overnight, New Orleans police said Saturday morning.
Some things never change, and thankfully Camellia Grill on South Carrollton is (mostly) one of them.
Friend and legislator Neil Abramson’s first New Orleans post-Hurricane Isaac meal was at the diner’s famous Riverbend lunch counter. Neil’s usual, two cheeseburgers with onions. Both on one plate, same time, he doesn’t mess around. He and his son Parrish also insist on Vanilla Freezes. I prefer the Cherry Chocolate. The Orange Freeze is unique and worth a try if you miss Orange Julius.
New Orleans College Prep founder Ben Kleban will depart from the charter organization before the end of the year to avoid a conflict of interest when his term on the Orleans Parish School Board begins in 2017, but plans to focus in part on adding another Uptown school to the organization’s portfolio before he leaves.
The Organ Grinders (OG) with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) will host their 3rd Annual Summer Blood Drive for the community to donate blood in response to this summer’s ongoing violence. The Hawaiian-themed drive, titled “Everybody Gets Lei’d”, takes place this Sunday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rock ‘N’ Bowl, located at 3000 S. Carrollton Ave.