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Manage Water to Prevent Flooding

Manage Water to Prevent Flooding

The “Joy of Water” is modeled after the “Joy of Cooking” book. Check out the PDF of the pamphlet here. The purpose of “The Joy of Water” is to provide the knowledge and tools to motivate individuals to improve drainage at their homes and reduce the negative impacts to our communities and water resources. Using these “recipes“, each of us can collectively impact small scale flooding and water quality across the entire region. If you use all … Read entire article »

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FM Radio Begins Broadcasting in Faubourg St. John

FM Radio Begins Broadcasting in Faubourg St. John

by Charlie London At the September 9th, 2014 meeting at the Fair Grounds, it was announced that a low power FM station will be located in Faubourg St. John at 1138 North Dupre. During daytime hours, a small staff of volunteers and programming technicians will be in the North Dupre office. During the evening hours, the station will switch from talk radio to local music. This programming will be transmitted via software operations from a home computer … Read entire article »

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Holt Cemetery

Holt Cemetery

Originally a cemetery for the city’s indigent population, Holt Cemetery passed through several rounds of ownership before being established by Dr. Joseph Holt, a city board of health official, in 1879. The original 400′ by 600′ plot was increased in 1909 with an additional plot on St. Louis Street. Historically this cemetery is unique in that the burials happen below-ground and the ownership will stay with the family so long as it is well-kept. Unfortunately, … Read entire article »

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A Tribute to Toussaint

A Tribute to Toussaint

photo by Tory Taylor. Faubourg St. John neighbor Kathy Sebastian writes, “For the last 2+ years I’ve been working with WLAE on this project. It was premiered last spring at SyncUp Cinema during Jazz Fest and since then has had a major edit for the national PBS market in spring 2015. It is now ready and will be aired Saturday and Sunday on WLAE and Tuesday LPB. It’s a busy season but if you have … Read entire article »

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The Ferina Family

The Ferina Family

Faubourg St. John neighbor, Robert Thompson sent in this great photo. Gaetano Ferina, Vincenza Campisi Ferina, Josephine Ferina Lama, and Jo-Ann Lama Gibbs Gaetano & Vincenza were both born in Roccamena, Italy. They were married on 7-19-1902 in Iberville Parish. Many thanks to Faubourg St. John neighbor Robert Thompson for sending in this great photo of the Ferina family who used to sell oysters at what is now Fair Grinds at 3133 Ponce de Leon right here in … Read entire article »

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Celebrate Terra Madre Day December 10th

Celebrate Terra Madre Day December 10th

Wednesday, December 10 at 6:00pm at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Faubourg St. John neighbor Gary Granata and associates of Slow Food New Orleans will celebrate Terra Madre Day by telling stories and experiences from a recent trip to Italy for the international convening of Salone del Gusto e Terra Madre. Please come out and celebrate this day of “Mother Earth”, hear stories and learn what Slow Food New Orleans has planned … Read entire article »

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Dig That Funky Beat

Dig That Funky Beat

Image courtesy X-Istence Photography If you’ve ever wandered around the 3200 block of Grand Route Saint John, you may have heard the tunes of the Faubourg St. John neighbors who make up Cake Walk. Cake Walk is an up and coming band born from close friendships and the desire to keep the good times grooving. Their music combines elements of funk, soul, rock, and whatever makes the party pop. You can email the band at CakeWalkNOLA@gmail.com … Read entire article »

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1000 Figs Opens

1000 Figs Opens

1000 Figs: 3141 Ponce de Leon St., New Orleans, 504.301.0848 Article below courtesy nolaeater.com Todd Price reports that 1000 Figs, the brick and mortar restaurant brought to life by the minds behind the Fat Falafel, Theresa Galli and Gavin Cady, opened November 17, 2014. More than falafel, Price says, the restaurant will bring a wide variety of “fresh, seasonal fare like kale salad with squid, lamb with cucumber salad and shrimp with corn couscous.” Lunch service starts on Wednesday, … Read entire article »

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Meet Your Neighbors

Meet Your Neighbors

Meeting notes by Nancy Shepard State Representative-District 97 – Joseph Bouie, Jr.: Representative Bouie attended the meeting to formally introduce himself and his Legislative Assistant Lois Hazeur. He can be contacted at bouiej@legis.la.gov. Session begins on April 13, 2015, and even though it is a fiscal session, five non-fiscal bills can be introduced. Andrew McDaniel – Crescent City Farmer’s Market and Timmy Perrilloux – local farmer: Mr. McDaniel is the Market Community Coordinator for the … Read entire article »

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