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Jan 162017
 
Cloud Formation New Orleans 2003 (photo by Bart Everson)

Cloud Formation New Orleans 2003 (photo by Bart Everson)

As I draw on to the end of my fifth decade, I’m feeling reflective. Indulge me in a little reminiscence, and by all means come to my birthday party.

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My fourth decade kicked off with a knock-down, drag-out, protracted dispute between my father and me. We worked through many longstanding resentments and misunderstandings in counseling sessions that went on for the better part of a year. As part of the deal, we both agreed to swear off drugs, including alcohol and tobacco but not caffeine or cough syrup, thankfully. Continue reading »

Jan 162017
 
Keith Duncan, lead artist, explains to dozens of volunteers how to coat the Lemann Pool murals with varnish over the MLK Weekend. (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com)

Keith Duncan, lead artist, explains to dozens of volunteers how to coat the Lemann Pool murals with varnish over the MLK Weekend.

Dozens of community members turned out over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend to finish a community-based art project on the Lafitte Greenway. Continue reading »

Jan 132017
 

folg-logoFriends of Lafitte Greenway, in partnership with Young Artists Movement (YAM), Welcome Table New Orleans Mid-City Circle, and Prospect New Orleans, will host two volunteer projects for MLK Weekend.

Volunteers will paint the top coat of varnish on new murals and pick up litter on the Lafitte Greenway on Saturday, January 14 and Monday, January 16. Continue reading »

Jan 122017
 
Councilwoman Susan Guidry speaks to the Greater Mid-City Business Association in April 2015. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo)

Councilwoman Susan Guidry speaks to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization in April 2015. (MidCityMessenger.com file photo)

New Orleans City Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who is term-limited in her District A seat, is considering a run for one of the council’s two At-Large seats this fall, and two attorneys from Uptown and Lakeview are planning to run for the seat she will vacate. Continue reading »

Jan 122017
 

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We’ve got two new films coming in this weekend, including the newest epic from Martin Scorsese.

Like many of you, we sat around the TV this weekend to catch the Golden Globes. Since we’re a theater run by people who love movies, we were excited to see many of the films we played over the last year get their chance to shine. Now that we get closer to the Oscars, we have two big contenders joining our lineup this weekend for your consideration.

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Jan 122017
 
School officials are planning to renovate the existing building on 2526 Esplanade Ave. and 2500 Barracks St. from a secondary educational facility to a primary facility.

School officials are planning to renovate the existing building on 2526 Esplanade Ave. and 2500 Barracks St. from a secondary educational facility to a primary facility.

By Claire Byun
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After a unanimous vote from the New Orleans City Planning Commission, Bricolage Academy has permission to renovate the former John McDonogh School on Esplanade. Continue reading »

Jan 102017
 
NOPD officers investigate a shooting in the 2800 block of Orleans avenue. One man was shot in the incident. NOPD officials discussed how the community can better protect itself and how residents can aid police during Monday night's MCNO forum. (File photo by Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

NOPD officers investigate a shooting in the 2800 block of Orleans avenue. One man was shot in the incident. NOPD officials discussed how the community can better protect itself and how residents can aid police during Monday night’s MCNO forum. (File photo by Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Mid-City Neighborhood Association kicked off 2017 with a comprehensive discussion of crime prevention, the recidivism rate and funding for several public programs.

MCNO will host a community forum every month on a plethora of issues. This month’s topic: public safety. Continue reading »

Jan 102017
 
Bernice and Ms. Teede of Club Teede

Bernice and Ms. Teede of Club Teede

This family owned business provides customers great food, music, and games. Throughout the year, Club Teede hosts pool tournaments, backyard barbecues, seafood boils, and themed parties. Their customers are like family and they make sure everyone has a great time.

Shopkeepers: Ms. Teede and daughter Bernice
Shop: Club Teede
Since 1993

What ignited the spark in you to start your business?
Bernice: My mother started Club Teede because she always wanted to run a business and have it to be family owned. After thinking about the type of business she’d like to start, she decided to open a bar and lounge. Continue reading »