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Deutsches Haus on the Bayou

Deutsches Haus on the Bayou

The Deutsches Haus of New Orleans is applying for a conditional use for the property located at 1700 Moss Street. They would like to propose the construction of a new 16,000 square foot facility operating as a non-profit private membership organization with a multi-purpose room and classrooms. Extensive new site work will include new sidewalk paving and new site landscaping with 200 on-site parking spaces provided. The proposed facility will require approval of … Read entire article »

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In the link, please find the attached flyer advertising registration for the YMCA Adult Literacy Program. http://fsjna.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Help-someone-to-read.pdf In the link, please find the attached flyer advertising registration for the YMCA Adult Literacy Program. http://fsjna.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Help-someone-to-read.pdf … Read entire article »

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Trees on the Bayou

Trees on the Bayou

by Conrad Abadie I am pro-tree plantings along Bayou St. John. But, that does not mean that the neighbors fronting the bayou should not have some say. I encourage them to notice that the lower bayou, from Mirabeau to the lake, has trees. It also has more animal life. One of the contributing factors, is the trees. There are migratory and native birds that find roosting spaces. You will see … Read entire article »

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2014 Bastille Day Celebration

2014 Bastille Day Celebration

“Joy was in all hearts, the enthusiasm was indescribable. The oldest inhabitants of the city do not ever recall having seen a similar fête, so brilliant and complete.” ~anonymous Click on any photo for a larger view ***   Bastille Day Celebration!   Date Saturday July 12, 2014 Time 5:00PM – 9:00PM Location 3100 block Ponce de Leon, between North Lopez and Esplanade Win A prize for the best costume as Marie Antoinette or Napoleon! Celebrate Bastille Day in the original neighborhood of the French … Read entire article »

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You’ll Put Your Eye Out Kid

You’ll Put Your Eye Out Kid

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths. How? By working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote … Read entire article »

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Xavier Paper Earns Top Award

Xavier Paper Earns Top Award

The Xavier Herald earns top collegiate award from Louisiana Press Association Student newspaper earns La. Press Association awards: The Xavier Herald adviser Melinda L. Shelton, left, and 2013-14 graphics design editor Latasha Smith display awards the student newspaper received in the Louisiana Press Association’s Better Student Newspaper Competition. Shelton holds certificates for second place in graphic design and feature photography, and Smith displays plaques for first place in general excellence, the LPA’s highest award, and staff generated … Read entire article »

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Does Bayou St. John Need a Water Wheel?

Does Bayou St. John Need a Water Wheel?

article and photo courtesy National Public Radio Could this be an idea to help keep Bayou St. John clean? Could solar power be used to power the wheel in areas where there was slow or no current? … Read entire article »

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Faubourg St. John: Where Big Dreams Grow

Faubourg St. John:  Where Big Dreams Grow

Listen as Jimmy Fahrenholtz talks about Faubourg St. John on the Angela Hill Show on WWL radio. … Read entire article »

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The Ponchartrain Wrecks

The Ponchartrain Wrecks

by Charlie London The longer I live in Faubourg St. John, the more I am amazed at the wealth of talent we have here in our neighborhood. Faubourg St. John is home to over 4,000 residents that come from all walks of life. They say there are lots of important folks who live in Faubourg St. John. But, what makes Faubourg St. John unique is that everyone here is important. One of the many great … Read entire article »

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Slow Food Summer Harvest Feast

Slow Food Summer Harvest Feast

Please help us promote our Summer Harvest Feast to raise money for a New Orleans delegation to attend Terra Madre, Slow Food’s international conference in Italy this October.  Our delegation consists of: Chef Alex Harrell of Sylvain, who also holds masters degree in Marine Biology Lance Nacio of Anna Marie Seafood, a sustainable shrimper in Terrebonne Parish Jabari Brown of Grow Dat Youth Farm Khai Nguyen of VEGGI Farmers Co-op. Gary Granata, PhD, RD Chair, Slow Food New Orleans www.slowfoodnola.com gary@performwell.net 504.329.6361 … Read entire article »

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LOCAL FOODS LOCAL PLACES

LOCAL FOODS LOCAL PLACES

Communities are invited to apply for assistance from Local Foods, Local Places, a new program supported by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to help create more livable places by promoting local foods. Together, the agencies are investing $650,000 in the Local Foods, Local Places program, which aims to: Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, and foster entrepreneurship; · Improve access to … Read entire article »

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Adventure in City Park

Adventure in City Park

photos by Charlie London My Fathers Day started with brunch at Pagoda, then some work in the yard, then shooting cans with my daughter and ended up with an adventure in City Park. We began our journey on Scout Island and ended up at the stables where the horses for the New Orleans Police Department’s Mounted Patrol are housed. Click on any photo for a larger view. … Read entire article »

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PORCH CRAWL

PORCH CRAWL

Robert Grove said in The Advocate: “This year’s Porch Crawl featured six beautiful homes and porches, all within easy walking distance of each other. At every stop on the tour, patrons enjoyed food from area restaurants and assorted libations to wash it all down with.” Please visit the link for the rest of the story: http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/community/crescentcity/9441250-171/la-vie-de-ville-faubourg *** Melinda Shelton had this to say about the upcoming Porch Crawl: While summertime heats up, it doesn’t mean life in New Orleans slows down. … Read entire article »

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Terranova’s at 3308 Esplanade

Terranova’s at 3308 Esplanade

Terranova Brothers Superette | 3308 Esplanade Avenue In the video above, Tom Fitzmorris interviews Karen and Bennie Terranova. *** Article by Ian McNulty Terranova’s Supermarket isn’t well known as a place to pick up a sandwich, and that’s fine with Benjamin “Benny” Terranova and his wife Karen, who run the Faubourg St. John grocery and meat market along with their son Anthony and his wife Jennifer. After all, the shop sells only muffulettas and only has them at … Read entire article »

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Bicycle Safety Tips

Bicycle Safety Tips

Operation Lifesaver  offers bicyclists six tips for safety near train tracks: CROSSING TRACKS ON A BICYCLE REQUIRES CAUTION AND EXTRA ATTENTION! Narrow wheels can get caught between the rails. If possible, walk – don’t ride – across. Always cross at a 90-degree angle. USE ONLY DESIGNATED RAILROAD CROSSINGS. The only legal and safe place to cross railroad tracks is at a designated public crossing with a crossbuck, flashing red lights or a gate. Crossing at any other location … Read entire article »

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