Sep 152011
 

A man’s home is his castle, the saying goes, but there are some times when a family needs a few extra guards along the walls. Whether you’re going away on business or vacation, and need someone to watch your property, or are just concerned by news you hear from nearby neighborhoods, Admiral Security Services offers a range of security programs custom-tailored for you and your family. Admiral Security Services provides more than just protection: it provides total peace of mind.

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Sep 142011
 

Neil and Jivin' Gene in WWOZ studios during a Tuesday night's The '50s Rhythm & Blues Show, August 2011. (photo by Jean-Paul Villere)

Perched in an unassuming French Market building just steps from the Mississippi River each Tuesday evening the radio personalities known as Jivin’ Gene and his right hand man Neil spin The ’50s Rhythm & Blues Show from WWOZ studios, doing so with a flare and reverence for an era of music long forgotten in many corners.  And when one listens to one of their sets, invariably one wonders “Where are they getting these cuts from?”  At times the show is packed with local nostalgia but certainly songs that maybe never even came close to the top 40.  And that’s a good thing. Continue reading »

Sep 142011
 

The Preservation Resource Center’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration  will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This annual homebuyer fair promotes homeownership in historic New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase, and renovate a historic home.

This year’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration will feature exhibitions about historic New Orleans neighborhoods, along with workshops on how to buy, finance, and renovate a historic home. Also featuring hundreds of properties for sale throughout New Orleans!

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Sep 142011
 

The proposed Johnny V's on Magazine Street, next door to Monkey Hill Bar (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A request by the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant to be allowed to open in spite of unauthorized expansions divided the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the City Council for a decision with no formal recommendation either way. Continue reading »

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Sep 132011
 

This image, taken Tuesday from a gas station on Downman Road, shows a suspect identified as Trebor Blanton who is wanted in connection with several robberies at knifepoint around the Carrollton area. (via NOPD)

Investigators have released new images of a pair of men who held up the Rite Aid pharmacy on South Carrollton Avenue during Tropical Storm Lee and of a man now believed to be responsible for at least four robberies at knifepoint around the Carrollton neighborhoods. Continue reading »

Sep 122011
 

A performance at the former Mid-City location of the Alamo Underground (via the Alamo Underground Facebook page)

A shuttered Mid-City entertainment venue will be resurrected this fall on Freret Street, bringing late-night bagels and an eclectic mix of performances to the same block of buildings that already hosts a comedy theater and bar. Continue reading »

Sep 122011
 

The proposed Johnny V's on Magazine Street, next door to Monkey Hill Bar (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The City Planning Commission is expected to make a decision Tuesday on whether to allow the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant on Magazine Street to open with a number of changes made to the building without the city’s permission. Continue reading »

Sep 122011
 

The Sophie B. Wright Charter School cafeteria is run by a local chef, not a food service, and gets rave reviews from the students, the staff and even visitors who make sure to stop by at lunchtime, according to a feature story by Annette Sisco of The Times-Picayune.

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Sep 122011
 

The September meeting of the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans board of directors will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the First Presbyterian Church campus, 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. The agenda includes a number of staff reports but no items under new or old business.

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Sep 122011
 

The Freret Business and Property Owner Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 5:15 p.m. tonight at the Neighborhood Housing Services building, 4525 Freret St. Among the agenda items are working with Neighbors United on blight issues, a Loyola community service project, trash and planters on the sidewalk, and new businesses on the corridor.

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Sep 122011
 

Owen Courrèges

Of the myriad conveniences of daily life, there are many I could do without.  If tomorrow you told me that I had to use a wood burning stove instead of a microwave, I wouldn’t starve to death.  If you said AM radio was “good enough” and killed FM and Satellite radio, I could certainly make do.

However, just because you can live without something doesn’t mean you should have to.  One thing that we are constantly being urged to give up in our daily lives is simple but crucial – plastic shopping bags. Continue reading »

Sep 122011
 

Fast, professional, and hassle-free: that’s what men can expect when they come to New Deal Hair Salon. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been cutting men’s hair for over 35 years, and knows exactly what men need when it comes to their hair. Time is valuable, which is why Randy offers a high-quality haircut at a minimum of time and cost. Men’s haircuts are only $22, and you can be in and out and back to work in less than half an hour.

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