May 292015
 
Lafitte Greenway Master Plan

Lafitte Greenway Master Plan

The Lafitte Greenway was awarded a national initiative in December called Local Foods, Local Places help to incorporate local foods along the 2.6-mile park extending from the French Quarter to Mid-City.

New Orleans was one of 26 communities that was awarded the grant, which totals $800,000.

The Friends of Laffite Corridor, spearheaded by executive director Sophie Harris, held a community workshop Wednesday night to discuss how to integrate local foods through community gardens and farmers markets through local partnership with organizations such as Sprout NOLA and the Crescent City Farmers Market. Continue reading »

May 292015
 

A woman robbed an 87-year-old man Thursday night in Mid-City after grabbing him by the neck, according to a preliminary report by the New Orleans Police Department.

Police said the man was entering his residence in the 3600 block of Tulane Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when the woman approached him from behind.

She then accosted him, took his wallet and fled, according to the report.

 

 

May 272015
 

Shared Housing is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that helps elderly and/or disabled adults remain in their homes by matching them with people who need a place to stay. These “homeseekers” provide light housekeeping and companionship. In exchange for their services, the homeowner provides free room and board. Shared Housing carefully screens applicants, facilitates appropriate matches, then formalizes each match in a rental contract.

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

Homeowner Dorothy and Homeseeker Joann

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May 262015
 

Following the new smoking ban that passed New Orleans City Council in January, officials are now considering how to approach smoking in New Orleans City Park.

New Orleans City Park board members are considering a smoking ban (neworleanscitypark.com).

New Orleans City Park board members are considering a smoking ban (neworleanscitypark.com).

The ban doesn’t extend to most New Orleans parks, except for Lafayette Square and the Cancer Survivors Plaza on Loyola Avenue, nor does it extend to sidewalks and streets. Moreover, the law doesn’t require the New Orleans Police Department to enforce the ban, which means city agencies, including departments of recreation, parks and parkways and safety & permits, will be tasked with that duty.

New Orleans City Park board members have yet to take a stance on whether or not to follow the lead of other New Orleans institutions, including restaurants, bars and casinos, and ban smoking. But during a board meeting on Tuesday, Susan Hess, president of the City Park board of directors, said she is looking into appointing a committee to take on the issue. Continue reading »

May 262015
 

eddyfest 2015 flyerMark your calendar for Sunday, May 31. That’s when Hotel Storyville will present EDDYFEST III, an open-air garden marketplace where local and regional artists will exhibit and sell a wide selection of creative works – ranging from fine to quirky art.

This lively event is FREE, so join us in the beautiful gardens of Hotel Storyville! Continue reading »