Apr 142012
 

Just in time for festival season, the NOLA Til Ya Die “2012 Festival Freak” Survival Pack is perfect family-friendly gear, packed with everything you need for festing. Affordably priced at just $15 and available in bright orange, lime green or black in your choice of three designs: (Original, Live it. Love it., Heart + Live it. Love it.) Grab your pack and go!

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Apr 132012
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

I rarely read grocery store fashion magazines. You know the type: a model or celebrity with unnaturally white teeth gracing the cover, Photoshopped to perfection. She’s usually a nubile thing, wedged between headlines that promise “Lose 10 inches now,” “Your best sex life ever,” “I was a spendaholic,” etc. Sounds silly, right? Glamour Magazine is one of the worst, in my opinion. And with a circulation of 2.3 million, that’s a lot of terrible advice being pumped to the masses. Continue reading »

Apr 132012
 

Spring feels like it’s been upon us for a few months, but technically it has only just started. To kick off this wonderful time of the year, Joule Solar Energy is teaming up with City Park and the LSU Agricultural Center for the annual City Park Spring Garden Show this weekend, April 14-15th. The event features guest speakers and a green fair with product exhibits and vendors.

Keep reading for more details about the show, and about the latest trends in solar engineering, solar gardening, and solar canopies for your home or business!

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Apr 132012
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Is America ready for a President whose faith includes doctrines that may be offensive in today’s multicultural society? Now that the Republican presidential nomination has been settled, Democratic opposition researchers are telling President Barack Obama’s campaign that Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith could well emerge as a distressing problem for the challenger. Continue reading »

Apr 122012
 

The New Orleans Recreation Department’s giant inflatable movie screen will make its next two Uptown stops this weekend, showing “Puss in Boots” on Friday at Wisner Park (4877 Laurel St.) and “The Blind Side” on Saturday at Samuel Square (2100 Napoleon Ave.). Continue reading »

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Apr 122012
 

Former Gov. Buddy Roemer, who is seeking a third-party candidacy for President, laughs with students before a speech at Tulane University on Wednesday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Go to college, get a job, and if you work hard enough, change the world for the better? Fat chance, former Gov. Buddy Roemer told an audience at Tulane University in a Wednesday afternoon stop on his third-party Presidential campaign.

“You think you run this country? They laugh at you,” Roemer said of Democrats and Republicans in Washington alike who are only motivated by campaign contributions. “You’re young. You’re stupid. You don’t give any money. You’re not important.” Continue reading »

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Apr 122012
 

Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus.

Renovations on Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus are scheduled to begin this month, neighbors learned Wednesday night, while Benjamin Banneker prepares to move to a new campus in Hollygrove. Continue reading »

Apr 112012
 

The "Gabrielle in Purgatory" dinner in February 2011 showcased some of the Sonnier's dishes at the controversial Uptowner location on Henry Clay Avenue. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

Patrons at the most recent incarnation of The Gabrielle at 438 Henry Clay Avenue sign contracts for service renting a portion of the Uptowner events hall, but they can be as small as a single table, explains Gambit’s Ian McNulty. This arrangement satisfies the legal complexities around the building’s zoning and permits, proprietors Greg and Mary Sonnier tell McNulty — though given the years of disputes over the property, the city or the neighbors may yet seek a second opinion.

Apr 112012
 

The Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association — which covers the area between Broadway Street, St. Charles Avenue and the river — will hold a spring general meeting at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss neighborhood issues with city and school leaders, and its annual “Pearls in the Pearl” yard sale event this weekend. Continue reading »

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Apr 112012
 

The lavishly renovated Race and Religious reception facility in the Lower Garden District, dubbed one of the “World’s Coolest Rental Homes” by Travel and Leisure, does not have the proper licenses and permits to operate, though its owners have applied for a permit and the property is zoned for commercial use, city officials told our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The owners of Race and Religious have obtained a restraining order against the city from interfering with its business there until the issue goes to court.