Oct 072011
 

Prince of Wales 2011 route map

Second-line season returns to Magazine Street on Sunday when the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales clubs put on their 83rd annual second line through the Irish Channel and Garden District. Continue reading »

Oct 072011
 

(Illustration by Sophie Blackall)

Missed Connections are quite possibly the most modern and interesting way to reconnect with kindred spirits who slipped away. There’s no more wondering if your paths will cross again: Thanks to Craigslist, you are in control of your own fate!

For those unfamiliar with the service, “Missed Connections” is a classifieds section for lost love. It’s a shot in the dark, a way to reconnect with the potential lover you locked eyes with over the cold cuts at Winn-Dixie or the girl that forgot to scribble her number down for you after that all nighter at Snake & Jakes. You are only a click, witty title, and a passionate paragraph away from your destiny! Even if you aren’t looking for that “cute brunette in Coliseum Square” it can be fun to scroll through and read the posts. Some are sad, some are scandalous, but all of them are a tiny window into a missed romantic opportunity. Continue reading »

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Oct 072011
 

The old rectory at St. Henry's, currently used by Ecole Bilingue (image via Preservation Resource Center)

An exhibit of relics related to Pope John Paul II has the potential to save St. Henry’s Church and invigorate the neighborhood around it, and the demolition of the rectory across the street for a parking lot was an idea intended to alleviate traffic pressure, but is not an essential component of the plan, a parish priest told residents Thursday night.

“Not tearing down that rectory is not a deal breaker for the exhibit,” said Monsignor Christopher Nalty of Good Shepherd Parish. “I saw more parking as being a benefit for the neighborhood. But in the end, I don’t know what to do with the building.” Continue reading »

Oct 062011
 

 Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (LFNO), Louisiana’s newest French School invites you to attend its Open House on October 11 at 6pm at its Claiborne Campus, 5401 Claiborne Avenue.  As a Type 2 Public Charter school, LFNO is open to all residents of Louisiana and will offer both the Louisiana Diploma and French Baccalaureate upon 12th grade graduation.  Visit www.lfno.org for more information.

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Oct 062011
 

Statewide performance scores continue to increase. (via Louisiana Department of Education)

A majority of Uptown public schools continued the improvement that has characterized New Orleans schools in recent years, with Lusher and Audubon charter schools both earning “A” grades and New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School improving its score by more than 30 percent.

Uptown New Orleans has a relatively strong selection of campuses deemed “honor roll” schools by the state, those earning an A or B based on 2011 school performance scores released Wednesday. The lower-performing schools fall roughly into two categories: one group striving upward at varying rates, and similar-sized group continuing to struggle. Continue reading »

Oct 052011
 

Susan Guidry

Living near two large universities can be both a blessing and a burden, City Councilwoman Susan Guidry told a crowd of about 100 constituents Wednesday night as she sought to answer their quality-of-life questions.

Guidry — whose District A includes the Carrollton, Audubon and university neighborhoods as well as Mid-City and Lakeview — offered few specific solutions during her talk, bringing a cohort of city officials and department heads to meet with people about their individual issues. Instead, she focused on descriptions of her efforts and the city’s to handle broader issues around the university areas — underage drinking, overcrowded houses and illegal parking — as well as updates on other topics, including the $55 million upcoming drainage project on Napoleon Avenue and new efforts to notify neighbors of nearby land-use changes. Continue reading »

Oct 052011
 

Harvesting honey at Avital's Apiary in Ithaca, N.Y. (courtesy of Lesli Sagan)

Bees at work in a Black Pearl backyard. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere)

Ever hear of the Black Pearl Apiary?  That’s because it doesn’t exist.  Yet.  Thursday evening, ten finalists for this year’s PitchNOLA will throw down in Freeman Auditorium on Tulane’s campus competing for seed monies to jumpstart entrepreneurial innovations in the Crescent City.  Among these top 10  is a duo that’s eager to transform a little bit of the Black Pearl — that little triangle bound by St. Charles, Broadway, and Leake Ave (aka River Road) — into a sweet, sustainable proposition: an apiary.  Not an aviary, mind you, but an apiary.  The former is a sort of bird refuge, and the latter, well, it’s for bees, a collection of hives. Continue reading »

Oct 042011
 

The apartment complex at State and Tchoupitoulas, photographed in August. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Concerned that an apartment complex at the corner of State and Tchoupitoulas may be headed for unwelcome commercial redevelopment, the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association delved into the arcana of the city’s land-use planning process Tuesday night to cast votes in favor of keeping the property residential. Continue reading »

Oct 042011
 

A informational meeting originally planned for this week about an upcoming city project to beautify the Freret Street commercial corridor has been postponed, but the project is still on track to begin this month, officials say. Continue reading »

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Oct 042011
 

Susan Guidry

Susan Guidry — who represents Uptown’s University and Audubon neighborhoods, Carrollton, Mid-City and Lakeview in New Orleans City Council District A — will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday evening to address a number of issues in her district. Continue reading »

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