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Local organizations collaborate to promote minority contractors assisting in Hurricane Ida recovery (sponsored)

  Propeller, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, ThriveNOLA, New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and The Collaborative have compiled a working list of local BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) contractors in response to recovery needs post-Hurricane Ida. The comprehensive list derives from lessons learned over a decade ago from Hurricane Katrina, in which Read More…

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‘Tunes for Toys’ on Canal Street to benefit Trombone Shorty’s toy drive

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is bringing a holiday concert to Mid-City that gives the New Orleans community a chance to bring joy to children this Christmas season. The Trombone Shorty Foundation and Gia Maione Prima Foundation, in partnership with Warren Easton Charter High School, are presenting the “Tunes for Toys: Christmas on Canal” toy drive Read More…

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Supernova, a free holiday festival, to light up the Greenway Plaza

The Greenway Supernova, a luminary outdoor art exhibit, is returning to the Greenway Station & Plaza at Norman C. Francis Parkway. The light and art festival will feature not only 12 luminary art pieces but live music, food vendors and an art and crafts market. It runs 5 to 9 p.m. from Thursday (Dec. 9) Read More…

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Ursuline Academy announces Fall Festival with lawn concert on Nov. 14 (sponsored)

The concert on the lawn at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans will feature three performances: The Hundreds Brass Band — The Original Pinettes — Charmaine Neville. Here in New Orleans, festivals play an essential role in celebrating our unique culture. After a year of virtual concerts and drive-by events, fall 2021 is finally gearing up Read More…

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Parkway Bakery’s Thanksgiving Poor Boy includes a good cause with all the fixin’s

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger It’s turkey time, and Parkway Bakery wants you to gobble up their famed Thanksgiving Poor Boy for a good cause. This year, Parkway Bakery is once again teaming up with the Al Copeland Foundation to raise money for cancer research. The favorite Thanksgiving Poor Boy is available every Wednesday in Read More…

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Registration is open for Grow Dat Youth Farm produce boxes (sponsored)

Sign up to pick up a box of produce at the farm each week. The CSA program is Community Supported Agriculture, the Farm Share initiative is an opportunity for customers to enjoy chemical-free, fresh produce while investing in the Grow Dat farm and youth leadership program. This locally grown produce box runs for 29 weeks Read More…

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Business Profile: The next evolution of Church Alley Cafe

Church Alley Cafe & Grocery, already ranked one of New Orleans’ top coffee shops by Eater Nola, is growing in its beloved Canal Street space. The Mid-City cafe is now offering an array of retail items alongside its classic hand brew, cold brew, espresso drinks, teas and menu of creative sandwiches, pastries, salads, snacks and Read More…

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Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, July 13 (sponsored)

Highly regarded local entrepreneur Mark Lawes announces Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament fundraising event for his run in the New Orleans City Council District D election. Registration is still open for this exciting fundraising event presented by the Committee to Elect Mark “Johari” Lawes, and will feature musical performances, giveaways and grand prizes for the Read More…

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Red Beans & Rouses partners with local churches to help feed neighborhoods (sponsored)

New Orleans traditions are here to stay! Every year, Rouses Markets donates millions of pounds of food to local food banks, food pantries, and community fridges. “I appreciate and love the way our stores and the neighborhoods they serve work together to support one another, and make sure that everyone has enough food to eat,” said Read More…

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Fortier Park cleanup scheduled for Saturday morning

Alcée Fortier Park is due for a spring cleaning, so volunteers are gathering Saturday (May 1) morning from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to cut back freeze damaged plants, weed and mulch the beds, and plant some warm season flowers. Volunteers are also needed to install a fountain and to sweep and clean up the  perimeter Read More…