The spirits of the Emerald Isle flowed freely on Third Street in the Irish Channel on Thursday afternoon for the annual block party launching St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities.
As we get ready to open a new venture, we’re loading up the place with all the groceries and various other supplies needed to begin operations. We’re also hiring staff, assembling furniture, arranging shelves and working with various placements of things to make them as ergonomic as possible. At least we think so. But you can be sure we’re also forgetting plenty, and whatever it is will come quickly into sharp focus once paying customers start walking in the door.
Of course, this type of activity means lots of deliveries of various items from dry goods to produce to liquor to stainless steel tables. One of the unspoken truths about such deliveries is they show up when they show up. As much as we might want certain items delivered, say, “mid-morning,” the timing is usually no more specific than the cable company asking you to be home “between 8 a.m. and noon.” This is a sure clue they will show up at 2 p.m.
“We are just keeping the big picture in mind,” said Sophie B. Wright principal Sharon Clark after the meeting. “We’re getting a state-of-the-art facility to educate the children of New Orleans, and it doesn’t get any better than that.”
After the victim in a robbery on Magazine Street last week was able to help police find and identify his assailant, investigators were able to link him to the holdup of a GameStop store nearby in the Lower Garden District, authorities said.
Laura Cayouette, a local actress from Django Unchained, will answer questions from the Loyola Film Buffs Institute about her work tonight (Thursday, March 14) and present a free screening of Hell Ride, a biker movie she and Tarantino produced.
Members of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association will discuss Jimmy’s Music Club again at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, March 14), and in a separate meeting, the Carrollton Area Network will hold a town hall with state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson next week.
Tourism officials were smiling this week as new reports detailed the growing number of visitors attracted to Metro New Orleans in 2012 and the number of passengers who passed through Louis Armstrong International Airport.
Nine million visitors — spending an incredible $6 billion — came to Metro New Orleans in 2012, the most since 2004. It should be remembered that New Orleans back then was celebrating a record year that saw 10.4 million visitors come here. There was tremendous optimism until late August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina and poorly-constructed levees shattered everything.
Movie-goers will have the chance to catch a rare Irish film while downing a few pints of beer from the Emerald Isle!
For tonight only, the historic Prytania Theatre will screen Hear My Song, a classic romantic comedy set in Ireland starring legends from the silver screen such as Ned Beatty and Adrian Dunbar.
A 24-year-old man was found shot to death in the driver’s seat of a car around 7 p.m. at the busy intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Earhart Boulevard, police said.
“I don’t want to further subsidize these businesses through an increase in property taxes,” said Soniat Street resident George Chaney.
Coming of age in a party town like New Orleans, there have been countless nights where I have been hanging out with buddies and drinking has been involved. Whether we drove to the party or club together, we always made sure everyone made it home safely. We never left a friend alone at the end of the night – sober or otherwise.
Our friend code wouldn’t allow it. The rules required calls or text messages letting the group know you were in. The phone call or text didn’t have to be lengthy; a simple “home” sufficed; and if that call didn’t come in a timely matter, we didn’t hesitate to reach out – again and again — until we heard back. We took care of one another using the age-old buddy system. And never, ever, under any circumstance did we allow anyone to leave – sober or otherwise – with a stranger.
So, to me, the most troubling aspect of the Terrilynn Monnette disappearance narrative is the report that her acquaintances left — left her alone to sleep in her car in a dark parking lot in the wee hours of the morning behind a bar.
The Freret Neighbors United will hold an extended meeting tonight (Tuesday, March 12) to discuss a proposed new security district in the neighborhood, and the Milan Focus Group will meet Wednesday to hear from city and police officials.
Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration all weekend long from Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th, 2013. The Irish Channel Annual Block Party begins at 11:00am on Thursday. Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and green beer!
A car fleeing a shootout sped onto South Claiborne Avenue and crashed into a utility pole early Monday evening, leaving two of its occupants with gunshot wounds and two others with injuries from the crash, authorities said.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans could have a majority of new board members in a month and a new school leaders a month after that based on a timeline of changes accepted by its current leaders Monday night.
As progress moves forward on stabilizing both the Willow Street elementary campus and the Fortier campus for upper grades on Freret Street, Lusher Charter School officials are also deliberating on what, if any, changes will be made for the 100 students who remain at the satellite campus at the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Avenue.
A shooting that was originally reported to be on Magazine Street on Friday afternoon actually turns out to have been self-inflicted, inside an apartment in the area of the River Garden development, authorities said.