Nov 142011
 
Community Thanksgiving Baskets

 This year, the staff & volunteers of  Common Ground Health Clinic are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Basket Give-Away for patients. Common Ground Health Clinic is asking interested patients to come by the clinic and register (it’s free!) for the basket raffle no later than November 17. The winning tickets will be drawn at noon on November 21. You need not be present to win!
Should you be interested in making a contribution to the baskets, that’s great, too!  CGHC is looking for vegetables (canned or fresh), turkey or ham, and other staple pantry items to ensure a bountiful feast for the raffle winners. If you are making a basket donation, please contact Sharon Johnson at the CGHC front desk: 504-361-9800.
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Nov 122011
 

The discovery this week that a homeless man had died inside a tent at the OccupyNOLA encampment across from New Orleans City Hall made an often-ignored but regularly-occurring tragedy into headline news for a day, exposing if only briefly a persistent problem in the city, one of the group’s members told an Uptown audience Saturday. Continue reading »

Nov 122011
 

The program for An Evening of Difficult Music #35 includes “experimental meditations in sound from Jonathan Dean (transmuteo) and Forrest Prism (off balance atlas).” The concert is free and begins at 8 p.m. at McKeown’s Books, 4737 Tchoupitoulas.

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Nov 122011
 

Be careful what you wish for! This past August, at a conference to mark the 6-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu noted that there were plenty of foods available in other states that were unavailable in New Orleans. Recalling a recent trip to Iowa, he made his point clear: “You can’t get pork chop on a stick at, say, Dat Dog,” he suggested to the audience.

Dat Dog would simply like to say: some dreams do come true.

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Nov 112011
 

Blues Frenzy performs at the Second Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival in 2010.

The Third Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival will feature bands, food, art and even a “scooter second line” to raise money in support of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District. Continue reading »

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Nov 112011
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Remember when winning the science fair was a big deal? Remember when being a state spelling bee champ garnered your name in the newspaper? I grew up pre-Internet, back when MTV still stood for Music Television and it was where I’d sneak watching the latest videos from Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins when I was really supposed to be doing homework. Continue reading »

Nov 112011
 

NOLA VFW, the city’s only VFW post, is hosting a Veterans Day commemoration at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, Nov. 11) at our post, 531 Lyons Street (corner of Annunciation).

This VFW post was founded by WWII vets and has been around for decades. However, our membership now mainly consists of OIF/OEF veterans.

If you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, please stop by the post tonight.

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Nov 102011
 

Better communication with neighbors, problems with a corner store and long-term changes to area schools were all points of focus Thursday night for members of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association at their November monthly meeting. Continue reading »

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