Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The inaugural NOLA Back 2 School Fest drew crowds to Xavier University's Convocation Center on Aug. 5. Sponsored by Shell Oil Co. and Xavier, 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were available to schoolchildren. The fest also featured free…

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY SUZANNE C. GRIM -- Beatrice is a spunky girl with lots of personality. She loves to be the center of attention. For more information on Beatrice or other adoptable animals, email adopt@animalrescueneworleans.org or visit anima…

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On Monday, the Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library will be the place to be for astronomy lovers of all ages with a solar eclipse viewing party from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a virtual trip through the galaxy at Armchair Astronomy at…

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hunk is a 2-year-old black cat rescued as a stray. Hunk gets along with other cats and loves people. If you are interested in Hunk or any of the adoptable pets at St. Tammany Humane Society, visit sthumane.org or email adoption@sthumane.org.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dramatic black-covered tables with white-covered chairs, softened by centerpieces of white daisies and carnations in fitting shades of yellow, welcomed guests to the recent Bananas Fosters auction and dance gala at Rock-N-Blues in Covington.

St. Scholastica Academy students Madison Meyers, a freshman, and Macy Migliore, a sophomore, had success on the beach volleyball courts this summer, placing fifth at the USA Volleyball Nationals. The girls also placed first in the Beach Volleyball…

Members of the NOLA Nobles, a group whose founder, Torrence Taylor, says aims to empower and inspire the black community, turned out early on Aug. 7 to welcome students to Mendard H. Nelson Charter School. The event was designed to present positiv…

The first day of classes at Airline Park Academy in Metairie brought a mixed-bag of reactions from students, but there's cause for celebrating: The school is marking its 60th anniversary. Inside, the pre-K through fifth grade facility was decorate…

JEFFERSON PARISH TRANSPORTATION HOTLINE: The Jefferson Parish Public School System has opened a special call center to serve parents who have questions about their child's bus assignment. The call center phone number is (504) 349- 8999 and it is a…

LOYOLA FOOD STUDIES: A new, interdisciplinary food studies program is beginning this fall in the Loyola University New Orleans' College of Arts and Sciences. The major will center on food policy, commerce and culture, combining interdisciplinary f…

ENCOUNTERING GOD: The Rev. Whitney Miller will present a preached silent retreat, "Unique Ways to Encounter God," from Wednesday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Co…

WOMEN AND CANCER: Local cancer experts will share insights during a free Girls Night Out program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Crawford Conference Center on the first floor of East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., M…

JUNIOR LEAGUE AID TO NONPROFITS: The Junior League of New Orleans will hold an information session for staff and board members from local nonprofit organizations at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at its headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St. Nonprofits can partner wit…

POWER OF THE WORD REVIVAL: The Rev. Ray Larry, pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Slidell, will be the guest preacher when Mount Olive A.M.E. Church opens its Power of The Word Revival at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2457 Second St., Slidell…

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9  a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Community Outreach Center on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd. For infor…

HERMADEL ESTATES-CAROLYN PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: A potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. will precede a meeting of the Hermadel Estates-Carolyn Park Residents Association at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Sons of Italy Lodge, 1619 E. West Drive, Slid…

Alexa Wen Fisher, of Covington, Heather O'Mahoney, of Mandeville, and Jazmine Pittman, of Slidell, are among seven Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award for their level. They were honored with a rec…

The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce will hold a political forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, to hear from the four candidates seeking to succeed District 77 State Rep. John Schroder.

The Fidget Builders from the Madisonville Library won the St. Tammany Parish Library’s third annual Battle of the Books. The competition at the Madisonville Library on July 15 was the final event of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Registration opens Aug. 21 for after-school dance classes offered by the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance, a cultural community partnership between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans Ballet Association. Registration w…

Metairie Girl Scouts Rose Coats and Aishwarya Natarajan are among seven Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award for their level. They were honored with a reception and pinning ceremony at the Governor…