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Krewe dat Floats
*Float Time: 4 PM | Saturday | February 18
*Route: Begins by the Dumaine Street bridge and floats counter-clockwise towards the Esplanade Avenue bridge.
Hope to see you along the route!
Cancellation Policy: If Endymion rolls, we float!
They cancel, we cancel!
For more information please contact Jeff Lakey at:
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sent in by the City of New Orleans
In case you missed it, the award-winning documentary “The Interrupters” aired last night on PBS. The film centers on the successful “Ceasefire” program in Chicago where the goal was to interrupt the cycle of retaliatory violence.
The City of New Orleans is implementing the “Ceasefire” program now. As the project moves forward, it will employ “interrupters” who are either ex-offenders or individuals on the ground, to reach members of the community who are most likely to shoot or be shot. These individuals will intervene when there is the potential for violence to arise, mediate high-risk conflict situations and prevent retaliatory violence.
In September of 2011, Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a Crime Action Summit where he dedicated $250,000 to the “Ceasefire” program in New Orleans.
Tracy Thomson is a local hat and costume designer. 20 years ago as she was walking in The Quarter, she had the idea to make a rubbing of the Water Meter cover to put on the top of a hat, and then to make kitchen potholders. They are decorative and functional, with three layers of batting inside, and canvas on the outsides. She cuts and makes fabric strips to sew around the edges.
Several years ago Ms. Thomson had another idea; to make her own complete font of the water meter letters; she created an entire alphabet from A to Z, and then spelled out a few different neighborhoods. She remembers that the first was BYWATER, her own neighborhood. Others followed, as she did festivals and markets in different neighborhoods.
Check out Ms. Thomson’s work atwww.kabukihats.com
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Deadline March 5, 2012
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In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders’ Network is pleased to announce the formation of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund. The Fund has been created with leadership support from four Network members: the Kendeda Fund, the New York Community Trust, the Summit Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.
The purpose of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund is twofold: to catalyze partnerships between local government sustainability directors and local, place-based foundations, including community foundations, and to advance important community-based sustainability initiatives. The Fund will provide partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations. The Network anticipates that the Fund will support up to ten partnership projects in the first year in two rounds in the spring and fall of 2012.
The application deadline for the first round is March 5th, and you may download the Request for Proposals here. Applications must be submitted in MS Word and use the application Cover Sheet. The Network will host a conference call to provide more information on the fund and review the selection criteria. The call will be held on January 24th, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, and you may register for the call by clicking here.
A selection committee comprised of foundation representatives and urban sustainability directors will make selection decisions on behalf of the matching fund, and awards will be announced on May 5, 2012. For more information on the Local Sustainability Matching Fund, please contact Ann Wallace at [email protected] or 617-524-9239.
Ann Fowler Wallace, Director of Programs
Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
745 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The City and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that three public meetings will be held to review proposed locations for a skate park. In October 2011, a skateboard ramp was donated to the City and NORDC.
The proposed locations for installation are Joe Brown Park, Behrman Memorial Park, or the Lafitte Greenway.
The three public meetings will be held in the New Orleans City Council chamber, 1300 Perdido Street, 1st floor, on the following dates:
Wednesday, December 21, 2011; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Wednesday, January 4, 2012; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Citizens are encouraged to attend and provide their input. Please write to Councilmember Guidry at [email protected]
Santa Fe Restaurant is preparing to host a memorable New Year’s Eve party at 3201 Esplanade Avenue on December 31st which is going to include:-
*an amazing jazz trio with Eileina Dennis, Jason Stuart and Todd Duke, *dinner specials will include Chilean seabass, New Zealand lamb, lobster, duck, scrumpcious desserts and more….
*our patio will be covered (clear) and heated for your comfort throughout this winter.
Please make your reservations as early as possible, call 504 948 0077 (the restaurant) or Lale on my cell phone 504 512 1828
Last but not least, we want to wish all of you the best of health, happiness and wealth in 2012.
With warm regards,
Lale E. & Carlos A. Lourenco
Santa Fe Restaurant
3201 Esplanade Avenue, NOLA 70119
Tel: 504 948 0077