Joe Giarrusso for City Council receives key Democratic endorsements (sponsored)

The Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee, New Orleans Coalition, and Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA) are the latest organizations to endorse Joe Giarrusso for re-election to City Council, District A in the Oct. 9 election. ​”I’m incredibly proud to be the official candidate of the Democratic Party and to have the support of these leading organizations,” said Giarrusso. “This broad base of support is critical to fulfilling my mission of ensuring a bright future for District A and all New Orleans citizens. My re-election will ensure experienced and reasonable leadership as well as a proven track record of achieving results through collaboration.”

Join us in exploring benevolent societies and social aid clubs, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

In continuation of our virtual exhibits, we invite you to join us in exploring benevolent societies and social aid clubs in New Orleans. Our blog will feature a sampling of charters and notarial acts related to local benevolent societies and social aid clubs in our collection. Visit our website at to view the blog. Visit us at the Research Center, where exhibits can be viewed in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Research Center at 504-407-0106 or

CR Coffee Shop brings vibrant Cuban coffee culture to the Big Easy *En Espanol* (sponsored)

Inspired by the passion and flavors of Latin America, CR Coffee Shop welcomes New Orleans to experience Cuban coffee culture. The Cafesito blend has the perfect amount of bold Carribean flavors that will have you savoring every sip, available now for purchase in-store or on the website. The Colada, with its outstandingly bright and confident taste profile, is designed to be shared with people. It comes with cups to share, so that everyone in the group can experience fresh Cuban coffee. The Cuban Cold Brew is the next innovation in Latin coffee culture, boasting the most caffeine in any beverage at CR.

District B candidate Rella Zapletal turns up the music for change at campaign launch event (sponsored)


At Zony Mash Beer Project, support for New Orleans’ musicians and artists is an everyday focus. And July 29, support for gig workers, artists, musicians and culture-bearers was on full display at candidate Rella Zapletal’s campaign launch event. Zapletal, candidate for City Council District B, addressed a crowd of supporters promising to undo recent bureaucratic barriers to safe live music. “I guarantee I will be an accessible councilwoman, who listens to your concerns, develops plans to solve your issues, and, most importantly, delivers results,” Zapletal told assembled supporters. Mike Mancuso, a local attorney and District B resident, told the crowd he has seen first hand how Zapletal gets action on hard-to-move issues.

Soulfood Sunday with Chef Ash at Rouses on Tchoup (sponsored)

It’s never too hot for gumbo! Just ask Chef Ash. Chef Ashley Dominique has a thriving catering business, A Taste of Chef Ash, and works as a private chef to big names in the sports world. Her clients request gumbo year-round. On Sunday, you, too, can get A Taste of Chef Ash’s famous gumbo, when Chef Ash pops up at the Rouses Market at 4500 Tchoupitoulas St.

Tulane Baseball Camp is open for middle and high school students (sponsored)

Tulane Summer Baseball Camp is gearing up for more fun! Registration for the Tulane Summer Baseball Academy middle school camp and the high school showcase are open for all. The July portion of the exciting and informative youth camps will be open to all boys and girls from middle school to high school — providing first-class instruction and the tools that they can take with them moving forward in their playing careers. Tulane Baseball Academy is offering a variety of summer programs for players of all levels, from beginner to advanced; there is a place for everyone. The goal for the younger players attending the middle school skills camp is to provide them with a fun and competitive atmosphere, while instructing the fundamentals of the game.

Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, July 13 (sponsored)

Highly regarded local entrepreneur Mark Lawes announces Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament fundraising event for his run in the New Orleans City Council District D election. Registration is still open for this exciting fundraising event presented by the Committee to Elect Mark “Johari” Lawes, and will feature musical performances, giveaways and grand prizes for the runner-ups and winners of the golf tournament. The event will be held on the greens of the beautiful Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Golf Course, in historic Pontchartrain Park for a day filled with fun, food and your favorite adult beverages, as participants discuss our quality of life and the future of District D.

New Orleans legend and head golf pro at Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Municipal Golf Course from 1973-78, Arthur “Ducky” Gilbert will be headlining as the Honorary Tournament Chairman. Undoubtedly one of the best golfers to come out of New Orleans, this historic athlete will be sharing his expertise and experiences while supporting Lawes for District D.

Robyn Charles, the daughter of the iconic singer Ray Charles, will be performing at the Swing for Lawes event. The singer, songwriter and actress will grace the stage with sounds that are sure to touch your soul and move your feet.

CR Coffee Shop debuts new location in Armstrong International Airport (sponsored)

CR Coffee Shop is overjoyed to announce the MSY airport location is open for business. The fully operational location is part of Moisant Market, the namesake marketplace boasting local products from CR Coffee Shop, Nola Couture and more. New Orleans is now home to the new flagship Vino Volo store front, as the largest restaurant and store of Vino Volo in the country, it’s sure to attract visitors from all over the world. The new Moisant Market is now offering wines from across the globe, handcrafted local clothing products, snacks, and high quality beverages and pastries from CR Coffee Shop. Kevin Delloile, director of the new MSY airport, wanted to make sure smaller local operators have a fair shake to associate with larger entities, saying “Moisant Market is the perfect middle point in the new terminal, where you can feel the spirit of New Orleans through the local brands.” The new MSY location for CR coffee shop boasts the freshly ground coffee New Orleans has come to love, signature beverages, and in the coming weeks EatFit Nola food options for everyone to enjoy.

Join us in exploring 19th century architects and builders, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Our July blog will explore a sampling of historical architectural plans and building contracts by African American builders and architects in New Orleans. Visit our website at to view the blogs. Visit us at the Research Center, where exhibits can be viewed in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Research Center at 504-407-0106 or Clerk of Civil District Court

Notarial Archives Research Center
1340 Poydras Street, Suite 360, NOLA 70112.

‘Doors into Daydreams’ art exhibition brings bold color to Magazine Street (sponsored)

Uptown just got more colorful. Mason Dupré, a Louisiana native by way of St. Charles Parish and a current Uptown dweller, is excited to bring his work to historic Magazine St. The colorful new art exhibition, “Doors into Daydreams,” is currently being featured at 3701 Magazine Street until June 20th. The inspirational collection focuses on mental health, while bringing a vivid experience of life through the use of bright acrylics on large-scale, delicate glass panes.