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Hope House Works to Protect Local Children

  “The world is full of beautiful things, butterfly wings, fairy tale kings. And each new day undoubtedly brings still more beautiful things.” Leslie Bricusse wrote these lyrics for the 1967 film “Doctor Dolittle.” This is what we want for…

It Takes A Village

  Next Wednesday will be a good day for 8-year-old Jack White. When he was 6, White was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, after much pain, frustration and anxiety, his port will be removed. A port is a small device placed under…

A Taste of Normal

  Although I've lived in New Orleans for almost 50 years, my stern Midwestern roots still run deep. As this pandemic rages on, I soldier on. As two friends died lonely COVID-19 deaths, I soldiered on. As my income plummeted…

Week in Review, Aug. 31-Sept. 4: Business Community Helping Laura Evacuees

NEW ORLEANS - City officials, state leaders, the business community and individuals all worked this week to aid residents of southwest Louisiana who have been affected by Hurricane Laura. Among the efforts: New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is…

Bright Spots

  With the start of September, we should be excited as schools start up again and football and fall festivals commence — all things that seemed promising back in March when everyone was thinking, “Let’s get through COVID-19, there are…

Episode 19: HGTV Comes to NOLA

  HGTV’s new show “Selling the Big Easy,” premiering Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., is getting a lot of buzz, but what is the show about? How did it happen? And what kind of exposure will the city be getting?…

Turning Waste Into Gardening Gold

Joseph Brock, a New Orleans native and Loyola University alumnus, founded and runs NOLA Green Roots (NGR), which spent last year turning 8 million pounds of yard waste and food scraps into garden gold — compost. NGR’s compost is used…

French Market Artist Soldiers On

  For 36 years, artist Oscar C. Donahue III has set up his shop, Oscar of New Orleans, in the bustling French Market. Here he sells whimsical handmade pins of such things as pink flamingos, crawfish and cool saxophone playing…


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