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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…

Silverback Society Under New Leadership

  There are hundreds of efforts being made by communities of color to support the next generation through churches, schools, afterschool programs and nonprofits. One such group is the Silverback Society, which was founded in the fall of 2007 by…

New Times Equal New Offerings

  As I write this month’s publisher’s note in mid July, we are forecasting and planning for the fall and end of the year, while also beginning to work on our plan for 2021. Last month, we began making adjustment…

The Great Unknown

  In past years, my social media feeds would be full of posts with famous grid iron stars counting down the days to the start of the college and professional football seasons with the number they made famous. Eighteen days…

ArcGNO Goes Virtual With New Program

  Before the novel coronavirus, a typical day at ArcGNO — an organization that supports children and adults with Down syndrome, autism, or other intellectual disabilities — meant more than 220 adults would arrive at one of the five local…

Au Revoir, Sort Of

  The only thing that is constant is change. And in these new COVID-19 times, change comes continuously. This will be the last Biz Tourism Blog for the foreseeable future, possibly forever. Biz online remains committed to tourism coverage and…

In That Number?

  After previously cutting each team’s 2020 preseason games from four to two, the National Football League announced Tuesday it will eliminate all preseason games and cut training camp roster spots from 90 to 80 in an effort to start…

Hope in a Box – Food for Seniors

  Could you live on $435 each month? That’s the amount that 2.1 million seniors receive from Supplemental Security Income. Their struggle to live a quality life on that income is real and heartbreaking. According to the National Council on…

Big Ifs

  We’re living in extraordinary times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our society to step outside of normal, day-to-day living for the past five months. Precautions, including cancelling or delaying sports, have been made to keep society as safe as…

Audubon Aquarium Set to Reopen Tomorrow

  Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of New Orleans’ top tourist attractions, will reopen tomorrow, July 16, for the first time in four months. The COVID-19 closure of the aquarium and Audubon Institute’s other facilities from March to June…


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