Each year at this time, we reflect on how blessed we are to be citizens of the United States of America and thank God for our courageous grandparents who came to this country with little more than the clothing on their backs. They opened doors for us and we will always be grateful for their courage and the many great things about being a U.S. citizen.
As dusk fell on Christmas Eve, a few blocks of Pine Street in Uptown New Orleans glowed a little more brightly after a group of neighborhood children lit their sidewalks with hundreds of votive candles.
Today, on Christmas Eve, the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” will air for 24 hours straight.
I’ve indulged in this marathon, a new-fangled Christmas tradition, for many years.
But this year, I just can’t approach this movie with the same light-hearted spirit. My thoughts turn to Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland boy, who was shot by a police officer on November 22 — shortly before Thanksgiving — for playing with a toy gun in a park.
Stone Rabbit, 35 PSI, and Voltra Volta will all perform at Gasa Gasa Friday night (Dec. 26) as part of Stone Star Productions benefit concert for CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The event will feature raffle prizes and live painting.
New Orleans is under a severe-weather watch Tuesday that could include hail and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
When your smart phone is not working properly, it can slow down your entire day. You have your phone on you at all times so you can be more efficient (or at the very least not bored while waiting in lines.) If that isn’t happening because of a broken screen or shortened battery life, bring your cell phone to Wisp Electronics on Manhattan Boulevard and we’ll get you back in working order.
Christmastime in New Orleans is magical. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, there is much to enjoy.
You can take a sojourn to “Holiday in the Oaks” at City Park, ride a streetcar down St. Charles adorned with festive holly, enjoy a hearty, traditional Reveillion dinner, or you can get brutally beaten in the CBD in a random attack with no discernible motive or purpose.
Hibernia Bank, a local New Orleans bank since 1903, recently launched their new mobile banking app for both Android and Apple devices. This is the perfect tool for anyone looking for mobile banking in New Orleans. This new app allows 24-hour account access to:
- Pay bills & transfer funds
- Make deposits
- Review account activity
The Israelite Baptist Church in Central City is producing a live nativity scene next week, supported by City Councilwoman Stacy Head, the NOPD Sixth District, the Central City Partnership, the Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association and others.
In your backyard, and across Greater New Orleans:
- Kids who are blind are using technology to ensure they are every bit as competitive in the classroom as their sighted peers.
- People with all types of disabilities are being connected with jobs – proving it’s what they CAN do that matters most.
- Adults who are Deaf are getting vital access to clear communication with their doctors, lawyers and business associates.
For 99 years, Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly The Lighthouse for the Blind) has been providing jobs and services in Uptown New Orleans for people who are blind – right in your backyard. Today, we also serve people who are Deaf or have other disabilities. And it’s support from people like you that makes it all possible. Thank you for investing in your community and giving hope to people with disabilities this holiday season.
The shooting seems to have its basis in a children’s dispute over water guns, and while the 8-year-old was not the intended target of the shooting, another young boy — himself only 16 years old — was, investigators said this week.
A recent WSJ/NBC News poll pointed out that the majority of voters were pleased with the results of this year’s midterm elections and thought the Congress — rather than President Obama — should take the lead in setting policy for the country. Though an overwhelming majority felt that not much change in direction for the country will result from the election, the numbers are a good starting point for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 61, as he aims to clear the field in advance of a brutal campaign against Hillary Clinton.
Although there are other GOP candidates worthy of voter consideration (including Mitt Romney and Chris Christie), Bush — with his “Double B” presidential pedigree and easy access to donors — is the early favorite, ramping up pressure on potential rivals and reshuffling the GOP’s policy debate.