Jun 292012

Three hikers in the Grand Canyon (photo by Christy Lorio).

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

When I was a kid, my family packed into the car National Lampoon-style every year for vacation. Dad would always drive with Mom playing co-pilot and navigator. We’d take a train up Pike’s Peak, drive over the Hoover Dam, cruise the Las Vegas strip, and peer down into the Grand Canyon. My Dad always wanted to go back to the Grand Canyon to hike to the bottom, but cancer took him away from us unexpectedly in his mid-40s and he never got the chance.

So I decided to do it for him — 10 times, actually. Continue reading »

Jun 282012

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Today’s announcement that young people are moving to New Orleans in greater numbers than other Southern cities is just another notch in our city’s new success story. While there is an overall trend toward Southern migration, we are the most desirable city on the nation’s must-move-to list. Where else can you dine at a different fabulous restaurant or food truck every night and hear a wide range of live music in dozens of clubs? Or spend hours taking in the sights from a streetcar, pedicab or paddlewheeler? Continue reading »

Jun 282012

After a presentation by Costco officials on Thursday morning, the New Orleans City Council enthusiastically and unexpectedly took a vote to approve the Carrollton Avenue project and grant the wholesale retailer’s design requests.

“I knew we were doing OK when at one of the neighborhood meetings somebody stood up and said, ‘Enough outreach already. Let’s build it,'” Costco vice president Jackie Frank said during his presentation to the city council. Continue reading »

Jun 272012

The International School of Louisiana gave tentative approval Wednesday night to a $13 million dollar budget for its three campuses for the coming school year, reorganizing its financial structure to reflect its growth into a system of schools. Continue reading »

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Jun 272012

Wayfare deli and sandwich shop is planned to open around November at 4510 Freret serving meats, cheeses, pickled produce, salads, soups and specialty grocery items, father-and-son owners Ray and Vincent Arnona of Vinny’s Sports Bar & Grill of Gretna told Gambit’s Ian McNulty.

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Jun 272012

Adonis I. Harris (via opcso.org)

Investigators have identified and arrested a man they say wore a dress and wig to rob a record store on Broadway Street over the weekend.

Meanwhile, in addition to the carjacking and shooting in the Riverbend, another robbery was reported in the Milan neighborhood on Tuesday. Continue reading »