St. George’s Episcopal School will host Open Houses for students from age 1 year to 8th grade on November 5th and 12th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 923 Napoleon Avenue, the school has been a leader in New Orleans education since 1969. With the upcoming expansion of the Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center and the continued success of Lower and Middle School students, St. George’s is committed to continuing its legacy of excellent education.
By Brendan Frost
Sean Partridge, the owner of Crescent City Vape on Magazine Street — and my boss at the store — was at the Thursday night Saints-Falcons game when halftime rolled around and he felt like having a vape. Since the New Orleans City Council passed the indoor smoking and vaping ban that took effect on April 22, Saints fans who want to vape must step outside into the designated smoking area that hugs the Super Dome.
“You’re not allowed to leave the stadium and come back,” Sean said. “So you have to go to this area closed off with police barricades. It’s a group of rowdy people packed in shoulder-to-shoulder, and almost every single person is smoking cigarettes.”
“Citizens of New Orleans, as your mayor, I am mindful of the ever-increasing cost-of-living in our fair city. Wages are not keeping pace, and many of our most economically vulnerable workers feel that they can no longer afford to live here.”
“For too long, your elected leaders have not only ignored this problem, but abetted it. Today, I pledge to ensure that we do better by our citizens – that we make their lives easier, not more difficult.”
You can file the above under “Things Mayor Landrieu Will Never Say.” Under his watch, the cost of pretty much everything has skyrocketed. Taxes, water rates, fees – they’re all higher. If Landrieu has the slightest notion of how this has affected the lives of the people he serves, he hasn’t been inclined to show it.
Any trick-or-treaters willing to brave the dire weather warnings for New Orleans are invited to join Hillary and Cherokee Street residents for their 10th annual Halloween block party.
Casa Borrega will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos early this year with a free masquerade event featuring live Latin dance music by Freddy Omar con Su Banda this Halloween. Food and drink will be on sale, and the entire restaurant will be turned into a multimedia Dia de los Muertos installation.
A man was tied up at gunpoint and robbed of his wallet, TV and other items Thursday inside a home on Annunciation Street, New Orleans police said.
The clerk of a Metro PCS cell-phone store were forced to the floor at gunpoint in an armed robbery on Louisiana Avenue early Thursday afternoon, police and witnesses said.
The NORDC Halloween Spooktacular will take place Uptown on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature youth activities.
The City Of New Orleans is recommending that residents move trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities to Friday, Oct. 30, due to the weather this weekend. The suggested activitiy time is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Thibodeaux School of Music is hosting a spooky fun night for children of all ages today, Oct. 29. There will be trick-or-treating in the Thibodeaux classrooms, and the Thibodeaux faculty will be playing spooky musical sounds.
Dr. Jeffery Rouse, New Orleans’ recently elected Coroner, is one of the standouts among a new generation of leaders in the city.
He is bringing sunshine, energy and a new concept of community service to an office that had become a medical slum under former Coroner Dr. Frank Minyard. Dr. Rouse brings great academic credentials to the office – a 1992 Jesuit High School valedictorian and a Duke University Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Rouse is energetic, optimistic and visionary. He is completely reorganizing the office and has convinced fellow Jesuit alum Mayor Mitch Landrieu to grant a 23-percent budget increase to the perennially underfunded Coroner’s Office. In December, if all goes well, the Coroner’s Office will move to spiffy new quarters in the under-construction Forensics Center on Earhart Boulevard.
Original artworks by George Rodrigue (Am., 1944-2013) and Herman Frederik Van Hengel (Dutch, 1705-1785), plus a very large American sterling center bowl, are just a few of the featured items in a two-day, 1,484-lot estates auction slated for Nov. 7 and 8 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.
Start times both days will be 9 a.m. Categories will include French and American period furniture, original artworks (many by New Orleans and regional artists), sterling silver, antique clocks, wonderful mirrors, estate jewelry, vintage lamps and lighting, Russian icons and more. Internet bidding will be facilitated by both LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.