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Tiny House Nation builds home for New Orleans teacher for Katrina anniversary

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:55 Written by
In observance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, FYI, a leader in the tiny house movement with its hit television series, "Tiny House Nation," and local nonprofit Make It Right joined together to give New Orleans teacher Lurelia Freeman a brand new tiny house.
Male Academy opens at St. Mary's in New Orleans
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:52 Written by
St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans ushered in a new historic era recently opening the doors to its Male Academy. Serving boys in grades 4-7, the school seeks to promote character development, spirituality and academic success in an atmosphere that is supportive and disciplined. "St. Mary's Male Academy offers a unique opportunity for middle school boys to better prepare themselves for high school and beyond," said Dean of Boys Chad Smith, citing the importance of…
Day of Reflection focused on progress of St. Bernard since Katrina Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:50 Written by
Nearly 700 community leaders, friends, and residents gathered Aug. 28 at Chalmette High School for the school district's 10th annual Day of Reflection. Hosted by the St. Bernard Parish School Board, the breakfast event is designed to focus on the progress St.
New Life Church of St. Bernard opens, offering new beginnings and new life
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:46 Written by
Aug. 29 is a date that will forever be associated with Hurricane Katrina and the destruction it brought to St. Bernard Parish and other parts of New Orleans. The Rev. Chris Gonzales, however, founding pastor of the New Life Church of St.
Storm-damaged photos salvaged at Katrina event
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:42 Written by
It's easy to toss soaked pictures tucked in mold-encrusted albums into the debris pile after a hurricane, fire or flood. Unbeknownst to many, damaged photos can be restored if given the proper attention. One group helping is Operation Photo Rescue, a volunteer network of professional photojournalists, amateur digital photographers, graphic designers and image restoration artists.
Reserve Library renamed Leroy D. Williams Memorial Public Library Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:36 Written by
The Reserve branch of the St. John the Baptist Library, 170 W. 10th St., was officially renamed Aug. 29 the Leroy D. Williams Memorial Public Library. Williams, who served on the Library Board of Control for 48 years, was appointed to the board the year the library opened in 1966.
New Orleans Saints roster cuts: Live updates as NFL deadline looms Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:36 Written by
The New Orleans Saints will cut 15 players on Tuesday, paring their roster from 90 to 75 by the NFL mandated deadline of 3 p.m. (We looked at 15 Saints players who could be vulnerable in the first round of cuts).
Hillary Clinton emails: 7,100 pages released by State Department Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:36 Written by
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Kenner Food and Wine Event benefits charity Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:36 Written by
The arrival of Santas and elves bearing gifts atop a firetruck in December gave the residents of Padua House a reason to cheer. The children and adults with physical and mental disabilities were showered with necessities such as robes, bath towels and winter jackets compliments of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
One artist, two careers: LPO flutist adds painting studio to New Orleans garden Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:26 Written by
Patti Adams fits two vocations into one secluded Garden District studio in New Orleans. A flutist and founding member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Adams also pursues a lively career as a painter. In fact, she brought those two artistic threads together in 2010 when the New Orleans Opera asked her to create scenic backdrops for Mozart's "The Magic Flute.

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