Aug 292011
 

Owen Courrèges

Wanting something to be true doesn’t make it so. Nobody knows that better than we do. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, we believed in the levee system that surrounds us. We believed that engineering know-how could keep New Orleans high and dry. There were some doubts – a few newspaper articles speculating on levee breaches – but few actually expected the catastrophic failure that befell us.

Sometimes it’s just easier to embrace the lie. Continue reading »

Aug 292011
 

A photo from Twitter user @donkalope purporting to be of smoke from the New Orleans East marsh fire, taken from http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/?subset=AERONET_Stennis

The acrid smell of the marsh fire burning in New Orleans East suddenly appeared in Uptown New Orleans around 1:30 a.m. Monday, waking up many residents and sending them online to find out what happened.

As with any late-night New Orleans conversation, this one had its twists and turns. See below for references to barbecue, zoning laws, “Inception,” secret weapons arsenals, more barbecue and respirator masks. Continue reading »

Aug 292011
 

Tune in every Saturday for “All Things Local” on WGSO 990 every Saturday morning, 9 to 10 a.m. sponsored by Hollygrove Market & Farm. This show will pull back the veil that exists between consumers and the source of our food and other products and will give a voice to local farmers and other food producers, to local craftsmen, and to the retailers that are selling local products. Podcast of previous shows can be heard on the WGSO website.

This Saturday’s show will focus on The “ReUse District.” Working with for-profit, non-profit, and community organizations  in the 7th Ward, Bywater, Marigny, St. Claude, and St. Roch neighborhoods of New Orleans, The ReUse District aims to promote the appreciation of reused materials and increase the accessibility to them.

Hollygrove Market and Farm is located at 8301 Olive Street in Hollygrove, two blocks off S. Carrollton. For more information visit http://www.hollygrovemarket.com.

Aug 282011
 

Wild Man for the Wild Tchoupitoulas and Skin and Bones march during the Krewe of O.A.K.'s mid-summer Mardi Gras parade Saturday night. Although it was off-season, the Mardi Gras krewe drew a crowd of thousands as they marched down Oak St. and Carrollton Ave. A pub crawl took place along the way at at bars like Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Aug 272011
 

You asked for it, and NOLA Til Ya Die gave it to you! The summer blowout sale is now extended through Labor Day, September 5, so get your orders in now.

NOLA Til Ya Die is perfect for anyone who wants to show their local pride with a range of products – shirts, hats, water bottles, coozies, flags, and can coolers – featuring the iconic Hurricane Head logo with the river in his grin.

Don’t head out without stopping at NolaTilYaDie.com first. Keep reading for more details of the sale.

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“Princess” in the Park

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Aug 262011
 

Families and friends gather to view the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission's presentation of Disney's The Princess and the Frog in Annunciation Square Park Friday night. The Lyons-Burke Boosters hosted the event. Around 150 people attended. NORD plans movies in parks around the city throughout the fall. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Aug 262011
 

Three gun crimes have been reported this summer around the 3800 block of Annunciation Street, where a teenager was killed and another man wounded in a shooting Friday night.

A teenager was killed and another man was wounded Friday evening in a shooting in an Uptown block of Annunciation Street that has been a growing source of concern for neighbors, police said. Continue reading »

Aug 262011
 

A reveler watches the Krewe of Hermes during Mardi Gras 2011. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Movies for families and philosophers, music that you might not find at Jazzfest, an arts market and an especially irreverent parade — the variety of special events around Uptown this weekend defies easy summary. Continue reading »

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Aug 262011
 

Christy Lorio (photo by Leslie Almeida)

Just about everyone loves a good bargain, myself included. It’s a really satisfying feeling when you score a great deal, but just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it is a smart purchase. It doesn’t matter if I spend $1 or $100, if I didn’t use the product or care for the service, then I feel like I wasted my money. Continue reading »

Aug 262011
 

Cupid was trapped in the Atachafalaya Basin days before the Morganza Spillway was open. He surely would have drowned if left out there. Please give Cupid a second chance at a great life! . He is a 2 years old, UTD on shots, crate trained and neutered. Cupid LOVES to play with other dogs and would make a great companion for your lonely dog. He is neutral to cats. Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2EajqjzeU for a quick video of Cupid at play:) (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

This month Zeus’ Place would like to introduce you to several adoptable dogs that all have had rough beginnings.  Several of the dogs were severely burned, while some were starved, abused & abandoned. Others  just need to find good homes.  Zeus’ Place has taken wonderful care of these dogs with medical care and love, but they are ready to find permanent homes.  Continue reading to find out more about Cupid, Lilac & her puppy, Cocada, Pearl, Clark, Nutter Butter and Dylan.

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Aug 252011
 

Firefighters arrive on O.C. Haley Boulevard to extinguish a burning church van. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Central City church lost the van it uses to transport children and seniors Thursday afternoon, when it caught fire while a church member was working on it.

The Living Witness Church of God in Christ van had been having engine trouble for several days, and Christopher Johnson was working on its carburetor around 4 p.m Thursday where it was parked on O.C. Haley Boulevard. When he tried to start it, the carburetor backfired and the whole engine caught fire, Johnson said. Continue reading »

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Aug 252011
 

(via NOPD)

(via NOPD)

Police have released new images of two men whom investigators want to question in connection with a home-invasion robbery on Walnut Street earlier this month.

The photos, captured by a gas station video system, show the two individuals faces’ more directly than earlier surveillance photos of them in a Whitney bank. Continue reading »

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Aug 252011
 

Officials from the Isidore Newman School will meet next week with the two surrounding neighborhood associations to discuss proposed changes to their campus, prior to the City Council’s vote on the issue next month. Continue reading »

Aug 252011
 

It’s the look that people in New Orleans live in: relaxed, contemporary, and natural. A look that works with the seasons, and works with your own personal sense of style. A look that works all day long, from going to work in the morning to going out in the evening. A look that mothers, daughters, and granddaughters have been cultivating for generations. It’s the look of gae-tana’s.

Keep reading to learn more.

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