The Uptown route sprang back to life Wednesday night, when the Mystic Krewe of Druids rolled with the satiric theme of “Druid Dilemmas, followed by the Mystic Krewe of Nyx and their celebration of Elvis Presley.
Louisiana Sisters, a local gourmet foods company, is now offering the ultimate hostess gift for Carnival Season. Gift sets complete with the brand’s All Natural Spiced Bloody Mary Mix, New Orleans Spiced Olives (pitted) and Pepper Jelly are now available through Nancy’s Corner for $35 with $15 delivery and Baskets of Blessings for only $40 with $7 delivery (same-day delivery is guaranteed if ordered before 10 a.m. and before the holiday weekend).
With plans for a rooftop lounge and a restored Silver Whistle coffee shop on the first floor, The Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue is intent on reclaiming its historic prominence in New Orleans, its owners say — right down to the classic blueberry muffins.
“Above Canal: Rights and Revival,” a P.3 exhibit sponsored by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans, will continue to be shown through February.
New Orleans has a troubling legacy to overcome when it comes to the condition of its rental homes, even though more than half the City’s residents are renters. Such conditions have wide-ranging effects on everything from health to educational outcomes. Many renters find themselves having to move because they can’t get dangerous housing conditions addressed. When people have to move a lot, neighborhood stability goes down and so does public safety.
In a City where rents have skyrocketed beyond the reach of many working families, New Orleans renters deserve assurances that the homes they live in meet basic standards of quality and safety. A rental registry program would be good for New Orleans and can be designed in a way that is not overly cumbersome for the many landlords in the City that are just trying to do the right thing.
Residents around the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Camp Street will lose power for a few hours Thursday morning to accommodate ongoing construction of a major new drainage canal, officials said.
Seasons Center and Ashe Cultural Arts Center are teaming up to celebrate Women’s Month by presenting “Soul Full: Sunday Brunch Theater. “
Entergy will turn off power to a cluster of properties near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Prytania Street on Tuesday morning (Feb. 10) as part of the ongoing drainage work nearby, officials said.
Loyola University will host a forum on the role of women in Mardi Gras this afternoon (Monday, Feb. 9) featuring leaders from Carnival krewes such as Iris, Muses, DIVAs and the Society of St. Anne.
Stacy Head did not appear happy this past week with her colleague on the city council, LaToya Cantrell. Without any real warning, Cantrell announced vague plans to rapidly introduce an ordinance to create a rental inspection bureaucracy with regular inspections and a comprehensive online database.
“I reiterate my position that this ordinance is not ready for introduction next week,” Head frustratedly wrote in an email to the council. “The lightning speed with which this is moving as well as the apparent insular nature of the discussion is disconcerting.”
Four parades — the krewes of Carrollton, King Arthur, Alla and Femme Fatale — rolled on the Uptown route Sunday afternoon.
The Knights of Sparta was “In the Mood” for classic tunes and the Krewe of Pygmalion explored the “Spectrum of Emotions” in Saturday night parades on the Uptown route.
The krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw and Freret all rolled on the Uptown route Saturday.
The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra were the first parades to roll down the Uptown route in Mardi Gras 2015. The Krewe of Oshun’s theme was “Carnival Around the World,” with floats depicting cities around the world with Carnival traditions. Cleopatra’s theme was “A Stroll Down the Avenue.” This year is Cleopatra’s 40th anniversary.
Offshore worker Evangelisto Ramos told police back in December that he had been with Trinece Fedison the night before her body was discovered in an out-of-place trash can in Central City, so they knew to expect his DNA on her body.
But when laboratory testing confirmed that the 42-year-old man’s DNA was also on the outside of the trash can, police secured a warrant on a murder charge and arrested him from Port Fourchon on Wednesday night.
Earlier this week, the French consul general — his government’s top representative in New Orleans — announced that he has been actively exploring options to advance the creation of a French high school in the city.Officials at a number of elementary schools that offer French immersion programs have long discussed such an idea, but one of the fundamental concerns has always been the same: that there are not enough students fluent in French to justify a high school.
A review this week of the enrollment at area French immersion programs, however, suggests that may be changing.