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Viewpoint: Relationship between Mayor Cantrell and City Council reaches new low

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist This week’s drama that pitted Mayor LaToya Cantrell against City Council President Helena Moreno and the majority of council members is just another example of the deep rift between the two branches of city government. Don’t expect it to heal anytime soon. The council was quick to call out Cantrell Read More…

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Deutsches Haus’ holiday market brings Germany to bayou

The Deutsches Haus is holding its fourth annual Christkindl Markt this weekend over three days, from Friday (Dec. 2) to Sunday (Dec. 4) In the centuries-old tradition of German Christmas markets, there will be booths for holiday shopping and treats. New this year will be evening shopping under lights. The market will feature items from Read More…

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Development planned for Canal and Carrollton to feature juice bar

By Macie Batson, Mid-City Messenger A new building planned for a prominent Mid-City corner will include a healthy choice for juice enthusiasts. Main Squeeze Juice Co., a fast-casual juice and smoothie bar, plans to open its doors in the fall of 2023 on South Carrollton Avenue and Canal Street. Local developer Vincent Marcello owns the Read More…

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Viewpoint: As we give thanks today, remember those who are less fortunate

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Why is Thanksgiving special? After all, the early Pilgrims weren’t such great folk. They muscled their way onto this continent and used weapons not available to its indigenous population to seize land, food and people while eliminating anyone who got in the way. They brought diseases that tribes had no Read More…

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Human Horse Races to take off on Thanksgiving in Easton Park (with video)

Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is a venerated New Orleans tradition going back more than 150 years. More recently, it has spawned another tradition in Mid-City that goes back … three years: the Human Horse Races. Although Thanksgiving is no longer the actual opening day of the local horse-racing season Read More…

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Turkey and ham giveaway hosted by InspireNOLA on Tuesday (sponsored)

InspireNOLA Charter Schools will host its annual drive-through turkey and ham giveaway as part of its NOLALove initiative that launched in early October. Local politicians and community leaders will join InspireNOLA students and volunteers in distributing nearly 1,000 turkeys and hams, along with a perishable food package, while supplies last. The giveaway will take place Read More…

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Oysters are the star of local Thanksgiving tables (with recipes)

By Kristine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger Before and since the Americans purchased New Orleans from the French, New Orleans has remained unique and distinct, nearly 220 years later, we still spurn convention. Thanksgiving is no exception. We celebrate with oysters: Oyster Soup or Stew and Oyster Dressing (you’ll find the recipes below). Not just oysters, oysters Read More…