New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announces full schedule for inaugural literary celebration (sponsored)

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced today its much-anticipated lineup and complete schedule for its inaugural event, which will take place March 10-12, on Tulane University’s Uptown campus. The book festival is free and open to the public. Among the national bestselling authors participating are Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, John Grisham, Imani Perry, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Bakari Sellers, Don Lemon, Jon Meacham, Charles Blow, Clint Smith, Cleo Wade, Sarah M. Broom and David Brooks. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The event will feature 130 renowned and rising authors, including an engaging group of children’s authors, some of New Orleans’ top chefs and an all-star musical lineup. Click here to view the complete book festival schedule.

All Things Green and Glittery at ricRACK pt.1 (sponsored)

 

The future of second-hand thrift is here! Since 2012, ricRACK has been a place for the community to learn how to sew, create, grow, imagine, re-use, sustain, and succeed. Founder Alison Parker not only brings high-quality second-hand clothing to the Big Easy, but with it adds sewing classes for all ages and is now adding textile recycling to the mix. 2022 is not only bringing new students and learning, but also a chance for ricRACK to grow and provide more services to the community. Revolutionizing the clothing industry, the prominent consignment shop is introducing textile recycling to the New Orleans metro area.

Northshore Moving Co. brings exclusive White Glove service to New Orleans (sponsored)

Moving has never been easier! As anyone who has lived in The Big Easy knows, moving to a new apartment or house can be a surprisingly difficult challenge. Dealing with  potholes around the city, traffic challenges, and road work can make moving a real challenge. Between packing and moving, there is lots to organize and it can be a lot of hard work. Let the seasoned professionals do the heavy lifting for you and help make your next move seamless.

Join us in celebrating Black History Month and the Mardi Gras season, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Join us virtually for exhibits from the Notarial Archives Research Center! These virtual showcases and blogs can be viewed by visiting our website. 

About the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office for the Parish of Orleans:
The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also handled in the Civil Division. The Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are recorded.

New power substation: Our city must act now (sponsored)

The power supply that operates the city’s water-related infrastructure, including pumps and pump stations, is obsolete, unreliable and expensive to maintain. Without a dependable power supply, New Orleans is at serious and constant risk for flooding and boil water advisories that bad weather events can cause. A well-developed plan exists to reduce the future risks and disruptive impacts of the failure of the city’s vulnerable water-related power system: a dedicated substation, which will provide power to the city’s pumps. Development of the substation is well underway, with projected completion in 2023 if we act now. Unfortunately, the project is in danger of stalling or even unraveling if the city does not quickly secure $30 million in funding.

Spyre’s #InSpyreMeDaily Challenge Awards Locals for Healthy Habits (sponsored)

Our city of New Orleans inspires us to live our best lives, always. To start the new year with a healthy outlook, Spyre is excited to introduce the #InSpyreMeDaily Challenge! Located at 1772 Prytania Street in the heart of New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, Spyre debuts a thoughtful renovation of the former, historic Norwegian Seamen’s Church building and grounds.The mission is to create a welcoming space with a dynamic range of health offerings where guests and members can address their unique health concerns in a way that’s best suited for them. Spyre believes healthy living involves the body, mind, and spirit. Each week, January 10th – Feb 4th, those who post photos of themselves doing these activities rack up points to win a free 3-month membership (each week)!

Local organizations collaborate to promote minority contractors assisting in Hurricane Ida recovery (sponsored)

Propeller, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, ThriveNOLA, New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and The Collaborative have compiled a working list of local BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) contractors in response to recovery needs post-Hurricane Ida. The comprehensive list derives from lessons learned over a decade ago from Hurricane Katrina, in which Black-owned companies only received 1.5% of contracts in storm recovery work, despite over $100 billion in property damage largely due to catastrophic flooding. In contrast, large non-local and non-Black contractors were afforded the opportunity to lead recovery efforts. This fueled the organizations’ collective desire to combat this inequity following Hurricane Ida by locating, gathering, and promoting BIPOC small business contractors in the Greater New Orleans area and connecting them with individuals, homeowners, organizations and corporations also aiming to prioritize BIPOC-owned businesses. “As residents and businesses are looking to rebuild or even ‘build back better,’ many have been looking for BIPOC contractors because New Orleanians are increasingly aware of the importance of everyone’s participation if we hope to see equitable recovery,” says Adele London, Director of Community Economic Development at Propeller.

Holiday Shopping Guide by Propeller (sponsored)

This holiday season, try shopping with some of Propeller’s alumni and current ventures for unique local gifts and experiences. 2 B Chic Boutique and Glam Parlor
4000 Washington Ave. 2BCHIC Boutique & Glam Parlor is your stop shop made exclusively designed for women and girls. This boutique has a mixture of styles such as comfy & lounge, classy, and party pieces with amazing quality that you can dress up and down while looking and feeling Chic. The Glam Parlor includes a hairstylist and makeup artist that beautifies and boosts confidence.

Olio Novello, Italy’s premier olive oil, coming soon to Rouses (sponsored)

True olive oil lovers know there’s olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil — and then there’s Olio Novello, the first batch of oil made from the year’s olive harvest and the most coveted style of olive oil sold. Italians line up to buy bottles on the day they are released. Rouses Markets exclusive Olio Novello is made in Sciacca, Sicily, in the Val D9i Mazara Region. Green olives from the 2021 harvest are picked early and pressed immediately, which preserves the flavor and aroma of the olive fruit. The oil is then bottled unfiltered, so it’s green and clear.