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Up for Auction Oct 25th

Up for Auction Oct 25th

Voodoo on the Bayou‘s Silent Auction is always a lot of fun and a big hit with the revelers at the annual neighborhood bash. Below is a sampling of some of the great items you’ll find at this year’s party you can bring a party to. All of the profit goes toward making life better for the children who use Desmare Playground. Please visit this link to see where your money is going. Great items from … Read entire article »

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Savor the Flavor of Faubourg St. John

Savor the Flavor of Faubourg St. John

artwork by Jane Hill Sometimes, it’s important to simply enjoy what you’ve got. “I ARISE IN THE MORNING TORN between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world,” wrote the essayist E.B. White, “This makes it hard to plan the day.” Ah, that’s the dilemma. You live in a nice place. But it could be nicer—if only the park were fixed up or the traffic slowed down, if the … Read entire article »

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Neighbor Shows Art

Neighbor Shows Art

WHO: Sandra Burshell WHAT: Art Opening Reception SHOW TITLE: Transcendence (Works in Pastel) WHERE: Carol Robinson Gallery WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014 6-8 pm ADDRESS: 840 Napoleon Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 SHOW DURATION: Nov. 1-29 WALK-THRU with the artist: Saturday, November 15 1-2 pm GALLERY PHONE: 504-895-6130 BODY OF WORK THEME: Light and how it can fill environments and create atmosphere at certain times….Inspiration from local venues, others from Italy, Greece, other travel where there is a … Read entire article »

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News from the PRC

News from the PRC

What’s in This Issue: Stained Glass Tour:  Celebrating Local History First-Time Homebuyer Training:  November Historic House Specialist Seminar for Real Estate Agents Calling for Holiday Home Tour Volunteers Absolute Auction:  130+ Homes and Residential Lots Save the Dates for PRC’s Upcoming Events Stained Glass Tour:  Celebrating Local History Sunday, Nov. 2 · 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tour begins at Our Lady of Prompt Succor $16 for PRC members / $20 for non-members Advance ticket sales close at noon on Friday, Oct. 31. On the day of the … Read entire article »

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Light Emitting Diodes in Faubourg St. John

Light Emitting Diodes in Faubourg St. John

The first street lights with light emitting diodes appeared in Faubourg St. John about two years ago. This past week many more were installed in the area in and around the 3200 block of Esplanade and the businesses along Ponce de Leon. These brighter, whiter lights are significantly better and last longer. Faubourg St. John has received excellent response from the City on a number of issues including street lighting.  While there are always those who … Read entire article »

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Awesome Real Estate Deal

Awesome Real Estate Deal

from Finding Florida by T.D. Allman. Spain was the owner of the vast Louisiana territory in 1800, but then the Spanish king traded it to Napoleon in exchange for a small kingdom in Italy for his kinsman, the Duke of Parma. At first, Napoleon had visions of using it to restore France’s empire in the Americas, but then quickly decided to sell it: he needed the cash and his possessions in the New World were … Read entire article »

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Water Wise

Water Wise

You are invited to a Neighborhood Water Wise workshop! This workshop is free and open to the public. Water Wise NOLA — a group of water professionals and concerned citizens promoting simple solutions to the problem of localized flooding. How we manage rainwater on our property affects city drainage on a larger scale.  It is the collective impact that can either worsen or improve drainage issues for our streets and our neighborhoods.   Improving drainage begins with … Read entire article »

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2015 FSJNA Executive and Advisory Boards Proposed

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Executive Board – 2015 Steve Mardon Officer-President Jim Danner Officer-Vice President Matt Amoss Officer-Treasurer Nancy Shepard Officer-Secretary Caulfield, Erich Executive Board Cohn, Michael Executive Board Fahrenholtz, Jimmy Executive Board Jeanfreau, Greg Executive Board Landesberg, Linda Executive Board Levine, Seth Executive Board London, Brenda Executive Board London, Charlie Executive Board Martin, Gloria Executive Board Ramaiah, Pushpa Executive Board Seydel, Rocky Executive Board Stogner, Sarah Executive Board Tully, Kerry Executive Board *** Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Advisory Board 2015 Abadie, Conrad Accorsi, Suzanne Cahn, Richard Favre, Anthony Gray, Katie Jeanfreau, Winter Lewis, Tommy Morgan, Thea Pearce, Mike Reinhardt, Beth Scott, Cynthia Wozniak, Bobby Young, Joan Ellen … Read entire article »

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Friends of Lafitte Corridor Gets Executive Director

Friends of Lafitte Corridor Gets Executive Director

FRIENDS OF LAFITTE CORRIDOR HIRES FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) is delighted to announce the hiring of Sophie Harris as its first Executive Director. Sophie joined Friends of Lafitte Corridor as a board member and subsequently as FOLC’s Program Director in 2012, working to build FOLC’s capacity and communications during a pivotal time for the Lafitte Greenway project, as it neared the start of construction. Sophie brings professional experience in community development, … Read entire article »

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Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

 How a Dutch neighborhood pioneered an innovation now sweeping the globe  TRAFFIC CALMING HAS SWEPT THE WORLD over the past 20 years. It’s based on the rather simple idea that cars and trucks don’t have exclusive ownership of our streets. Streets are shared public space also belonging to people on foot and bicycles, in baby strollers and wheelchairs. Reminding motorists of this fact, traffic calming uses design features such as narrowing roads or elevating crosswalks to … Read entire article »

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Walk for a Better Neighborhood

Walk for a Better Neighborhood

The Latin custom of an evening walk is good for your health and for the vitality of your neighborhood WE ALL KNOW THAT WALKING IS GOOD FOR US. It sheds calories, tones muscles, and clears our minds. But taking a regular walk is also beneficial for your neighborhood. This basic human instinct—to get out of the house to see what’s going on—is the glue that holds most great communities together. The classic example are the Latin lands … Read entire article »

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Monday 7 pm

Monday 7 pm

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Morris Jeff Elementary 1368 Moss Street New Orleans, LA   Guests Gentilly Food Mart – NPP Graham Bosworth QOL Officer Capt. Scott NOPD – Fairgrounds Patrol Approval of September 2014 General and Executive Minutes Committee Updates/Actions Membership Outreach Committee – VooDoo on The Bayou / Bounty on the Bayou Landscape Committee- update Treasurer’s Report Re-Bridge – update Public Safety – update Zoning Committee – update Old Business Board Nominations New Business From floor Adjournment … Read entire article »

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Drive-In Movie

Drive-In Movie

Do you long for the days when you could just drive your vehicle up to a large screen to see a movie? Longing for the days when you went to the Drive-In for things other than the movie? Well, wish for days gone by no more! This Saturday at 7 pm, enjoy a real drive-in movie on the roof of the ReFresh Project at 300 N Broad. As a part of the New Orleans Film Society’s Moonlight … Read entire article »

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Famous Folks Like Chicken Too

Famous Folks Like Chicken Too

photos courtesy Mchardy’s Chicken McHardy’s Chicken 1458 N. Broad St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 949-0000 McHardy’s is open for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. McHardy’s is open for chicken Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.  On Sunday, McHardy’s is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A locally-owned family business that serves homestyle fried chicken that is always fresh, hot and good. … Read entire article »

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Seafood Festival in City Park

Seafood Festival in City Park

article courtesy neworleansonline.com Louisiana Seafood Festival There is a sign hanging in a French Quarter restaurant that says “The oysters on your plate right now slept last night in the Gulf of Mexico.” Those few words more than adequately sum up the freshness and quality of the seafood served in our local dining establishments. New Orleans is world-renowned for the taste and quality of its seafood, much of which comes from the nearby Gulf of Mexico and the … Read entire article »

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Funky Like You Like It

Funky Like You Like It

Check out the article about Voodoo on the Bayou at NOLADEFENDER.com http://www.noladefender.com/content/voodoo-you-do-fsj-fests-bayou *************************************** A PARTY YOU CAN BRING A PARTY TO! Saturday Night, October 25th, 2014 at the Pitot House.   WHO: Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association WHAT: The 25th Annual Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association fund raiser with cuisine provided by local restaurants, open bar, live music. Tickets are for sale for $50 in advance or $60 at the door. WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 8:30 p.m. until midnight WHERE:The Pitot House, 1440 … Read entire article »

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Fair Grounds Makes Voodoo Magic

Fair Grounds Makes Voodoo Magic

Faubourg St. John’s largest neighbor donated $3,500 to Faubourg St. John’s longest running fundraiser… Voodoo on the Bayou. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Voodoo on the Bayou and the party will be legendary.  Living legend Walter “Wolfman” Washington will rock the Pitot House on Saturday, October 25th. It’s a major milestone for Voodoo on the Bayou. It’s a major party you can bring a party to! *** Dear Neighbors, As you probably already know, this is the 25th Anniversary of Voodoo on … Read entire article »

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Neighbors Help Algiers Art Festival

Neighbors Help Algiers Art Festival

Faubourg St. John neighbors, Kathy Sebastian, Teresa Parker Farris, Wendy Good, Robert Eustis and Steve Wulff are all making a difference at the 3rd annual Folk Art Festival in Algiers this Saturday, October 11th. On Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 6 pm, the Algiers Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum will host the third annual Algiers Folk Art Festival. A showcase of regional folk art, the free event will feature artists’ tents, live musical entertainment, … Read entire article »

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Moon Beams

Moon Beams

by Charlie London As fate would have it, last night after work I had the opportunity to sit on I-10 near Sorrento, LA for two hours while an accident was cleared away. Traffic was backed up for over 10 miles. The silver lining was that I was able to catch the photo above as the moon rose above the trees along the highway. I received a call from my friend Shena this morning … Read entire article »

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