“Christmas in the Sixth”

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Dec 192011
 

Dressed as Santa Claus officer Malcolm Ross poses with children while Sgt. Walter Powers, Jr. takes photos at "Christmas in the Sixth" Saturday at the Sixth District Station. This year officers raised funds to purchase 160 bicycles for students living within the district that are excelling in school. The selected kids also receive a couple of presents and lunch for themselves and their families served by community volunteers. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dec 172011
 

Firefighters scale a ladder in preparation to attack the flames rolling off the second floor balcony of a home burning in the 1100 block of Peniston Street early Saturday. (Submitted photo, UptownMessenger.com)

The house still stands after the three-alarm fire is extinguished Saturday morning. (Submitted photo, UptownMessenger.com)

Four people, including two trapped on a burning balcony, had to be rescued by firefighters early Saturday morning from a three-story Uptown home fully engulfed by fire, authorities said. Continue reading »

Dec 172011
 

Travel the world this winter: new accessories from around the world have arrived at gae-tana’s. Jewelry, belts, and scarves from India, Tibet, and South Africa meet soaps, candles and home decor from Cuba and France. This holiday season, stamp your passport on Maple Street.

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Dec 162011
 

The Lady Rollers will take a long lap Saturday up Tchoupitoulas and around Louisiana Avenue, starting the second-line at Tipitina’s at noon and ending there four hours later. The One Mind Brass Band will provide music, and the the Partyline Steppers, the Camel Toe Steppers and the Pussyfooters will all be participating. Continue reading »

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Dec 162011
 

New Orleans School of GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio offers classes and demonstrations in glassblowing, scientific glass torch-working, stained glass, copper enameling, metal sculpture, printmaking, book-binding, and paper engineering. Students gain skilled, artistic knowledge and oral competency in all studios they choose to study.

Our Young Adult Program is a one-of-a-kind curriculum offering a hands-on experience in a variety of studios. Young artists, ages 10 to 17, learn a wide array of innovative techniques and skills, utilizing a combination of the various studio areas available. GlassWorks offers young adult workshops throughout the year.

The Winter Art Workshop is scheduled to take place during school break, Wednesday, December 28th, Thursday, December 29th & Friday, December 30th, 2011. This three-day workshop offers instruction in glassblowing, metal sculpture and reverse painting on glass. Each student designs and executes their own projects with the assistance of master faculty. Upon completion of the workshop, young adults are encouraged to continue studying in one or more studios, as well as attend future art workshops, specifically our young adult program during the summer.

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Dec 152011
 

NOPD Capt. Bruce Adams (center, white shirt) and the quality-of-life officers of the Second District prepare to deliver presents to the children of James Weldon Johnson Elementary in Carrollton for their annual holiday toy drive. Donations from Second District officers bought about 100 presents for the children, and about 100 stockings filled with presents were donated by St. Paul's UCC Church on Eleanore Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dec 152011
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

If the financiers behind the New Orleans Hyatt Hotel are optimistic enough to pour $250 million into the rebuilding of their facility on Loyola Avenue, they must surely be filled with confidence that this city is going to be great again. Continue reading »

Dec 152011
 

Tonight Friday, December 15th Build Now will ring in the holiday season by hosting a gingerbread house making challenge at Tracey’s bar at 2604 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Build Now will supply the materials, you bring the creativity, and Tracey’s will provide the drink specials! Winners will receive prizes and bragging rights for the next year. Admission is free for Building Krewe members and $10 for non-members.  You can RSVP by phone at (504) 324-3964 or by email at holbein@buildnownola.com.

Build Now enables displaced New Orleans residents to return to new, high-quality, elevated homes, site-built on their property.

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Dec 152011
 

Bullet holes are visible in the vehicle where two men were sitting when they were shot to death Wednesday night on Annunciation Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two men were shot to death Wednesday night on a small stretch of Annunciation Street plagued with a persistent gun violence that has defied any efforts by police or residents to control it. Continue reading »