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  1. The Links Inc. awards scholarships at Swing into Spring GalaRead the original story

    May 15, 2018 |

    Chartered Nov. 23, 1957, The Links, Inc., New Orleans Chapter, has continued the principles the organization's founders Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott established in 1946 in Philadelphia: implementing programs and encouraging civic, education and cultural engagement with the community. According The Links, Inc., web site, the organization currently has more than 15,000 members in 283 chapters located in 41 states, Washington D.C., and the Bahamas.


  2. Free food, master chefs at New Orleans Jazz Fest food demonstrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 |

    Two food demonstration stages at the New Orleans Jazz Fest give festival-goers a chance not only to watch master chefs at work, but to taste the foods they prepare. Food demonstrations are held at the Cajun Cabin , just outside the Grandstand near the Gentilly entrance, and at the Food Heritage Stage inside the air-conditioned building.


  3. Zurich notes: Two teams capture first place in Wednesday's Pro-AmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 |

    Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens talks with Saints head coach Sean Payton during the Zurich Classic Pro-Am at TPC Louisiana in Avondale on Wednesday.( Teams led by pros Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel and John Daly and Rory Sabbatini won the Zurich's Wednesday Pro-Am. The Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel team, with amateurs Brian Winters, Peter Cox and Mark Edwards, placed first in the morning flight.


  4. See how Landry-Walker High celebrated its 100 college-bound seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 |

    Although high school athletes receive tons of fanfare during athletic signing days, it is uncommon to see the same being done for seniors enrolling into college. With this in mind, one high school in Algiers sought to honor those students seeking a postsecondary education.


  5. New Orleans Spring Fiesta welcomes the season with promenade, presentationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 |

    People walking through the French Quarter the afternoon of March 10 may have wondered why young ladies dressed in 19 -century attire were throwing flowers -- not the expected Carnival beads -- from horse-drawn carriages. But to those who keep up with the city's traditions, it was apparent that it was the New Orleans Spring Fiesta.


  6. Alliance Francaise celebrates at Le Bal ClandestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 |

    The unmistakable gypsy jazz sounds of Raphael Bas with Harmonouche created just the right ambiance for Alliance Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orleans's Le Bal Clandestin on March 3 at the New Orleans Jazz Market. With the city's tricentennial taking place this year, the celebration of the city's French roots and culture is at the forefront.


  7. How to boil crawfish: Then, turn tails into as second feastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 |

    On a gorgeous March morning, we gathered in my back yard to boil crawfish . It couldn't have been more perfect.


  8. A sneak peek at French Quarter Fest's 2018 foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 |

    French Quarter Festival invited its food vendors to its offices for a planning meeting on Monday . The New Orleans area restaurants took the opportunity to show off and offer tastes of some of the dishes that will be served this year.


  9. John Kennedy Toole, the genius behind 'Dunces': 1 of 300Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 |

    The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by The legacy : Blame Fortuna and her cruel, capricious wheel. There's no better way to explain the intermingling of comedy and tragedy at work in the story of John Kennedy Toole.


  10. LA/SPCA goes 'Out of This World' for its Howling Success GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 |

    For guests checking into the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel on the evening of Nov. 10, the sight of the Leijorettes standing at the front door greeting all who entered may have been confusing. This marching group in Krewe of Chewbacchus honors Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan by dressing like her.


  11. Madisonville library to be named for former Mayor Peter GitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 |

    The Madisonville branch library will be named for Peter Gitz, the town's mayor for almost 40 years, during a ceremony on Dec. 13. Gitz, who served as mayor from 1977 to 2016, is credited with helping get the library built to replace a temporary branch that was established on Louisiana 22 after Hurricane Katrina damaged the Madisonville library on Cedar Street. The soon-to-be-named Peter L. "Pete" Gitz Library opened at 1123 Main St. in September 2013.


  12. New Orleans native pens book on Battle of New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 |

    The old adage does not fail: You can take the boy out of New Orleans , but you can't take New Orleans out of the boy. Dr. Joseph Stoltz III, 33, was raised in New Orleans and absorbed history along the way.


  13. New Orleans mayoral candidates address harassment in student-led forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 |

    More than 100 New Orleans students filled Xavier University 's Convocation Center Friday morning to hear the city's mayoral candidates address issues affecting young people in a forum sponsored by the Lower 9th Ward Voter's Coalition. Although candidates LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet didn't engage directly with each other on any of the topics asked of them by high schoolers, their responses drew applause from the students.


  14. Bogue Falaya Park in Covington to get new boat dock, boardwalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 |

    The Bogue Falaya River, which meanders along the eastern edge of Covington , has for years been nibbling at the shoreline of a quaint public park tucked under a blanket of old oak trees near the city's historic downtown. The Bogue Falaya Wayside Park, which shares both its name and border with the popular waterway, has given up significant ground to the river over the past 100 years, creating an unsightly riverbank.


  15. Class-action lawsuit challenging Louisiana's public defense system can proceed, judge rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 |

    An East Baton Rouge judge has allowed a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutional effectiveness of Louisiana's public defense system to move forward. Judge Todd Hernandez of the 19th Judicial District Court denied a state motion to dismiss the suit, which names Gov. John Bel Edwards, Chief Public Defender Jay Dixon and all members of the Louisiana Public Defender Board as defendants.


  16. House sends $15 billion Harvey aid bill - and debt hike - to TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 |

    The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump , overcoming conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in the government's borrowing authority. The legislation also keeps the government funded into December.


  17. How can the state make TOPS sustainable? | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 |

    Graduates walk across the stage at the L. B. Landry- O. P. Walker College & Career Preparatory High School commencement exercise on May 20, 2015 at the Kiefer Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans. Graduates walk across the stage at the L. B. Landry- O. P. Walker College & Career Preparatory High School commencement exercise on May 20, 2015 at the Kiefer Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans.


  18. Nonna's Baked Chicken recipeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 |

    Here is an easy meal from Maria Compagno, who with her husband Sal owned Compagno's Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue and Fern Street. The one-pan meal is one that she still makes when she invites a group over because it is delicious, and it requires little hands-on time.


  19. A twist to Labor Day grilling party menus, from cocktails to dessertRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 |

    If you're off Monday for the Labor Day holiday, you practically feel obligated to pull out the old grill and fire it up. It's a tradition.


  20. Cajun Fried Rice with Crawfish recipeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 |

    She noted: "George Graham wrote about "Cajun fried rice" in his Acadiana Table website , after the memory of it was revived by a 1994 family reunion cookbook. "His mother-in-law recalled her mother stirring a cast-iron skillet full of leftover rice and farm eggs for a late afternoon snack, Sunday supper or hearty breakfast.


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