Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week brings the official beginning of fall. Although we do not feel it quite yet, soon the cool fronts will be rolling in and we will notice a pleasant change when we are outdoors.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Alumnae of the Academy of the Holy Angels held a 60-year reunion recently at Bistro Orleans. Alumnae in attendance were Roselyn Boneno, Dolores Huddleston Brechtel, Sandra Pellandini Campbell, Barbara Casbon, Patsy Baumann Dover, Marie Catalanotto…

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Daria & the Hip Drops, Stoop Kids and Flow Tribe will be the featured performers at the NOLA on Tap beer festival, which will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

As part of a national lecture series, Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, assistant professor of history at Xavier University, will give a presentation Thursday on Nat Turner’s Rebellion and lead a discussion on slavery, abolition and resistance movements in…

LSU HEALTH NEW ORLEANS: Dr. Brian Lee has been appointed chairman of the department of dermatology at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. After earning degrees in chemistry and biology at the University of New Orleans, Lee attended LSU …

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

TRAYVON MARTIN'S MOTHER TO SPEAK: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will be the featured speaker at an educational rally from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Xavier University Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz St., New Or…

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are seeking volunteers of all ages to help preserve their local national parks and other public lands on Saturday, Sept. 24, on National Public Lands …

LANDSCAPING VACANT LOTS: Keep Louisiana Beautiful has awarded a $3,685 grant to the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative to support its blight-eradication work. The Healthy Communities Grant will support Jericho Road's vacant-lot stabilizatio…

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE STUDY: Faith Presbyterian Church in Harvey is sponsoring a Bible study based on “The Bible From Scratch: The New Testament for Beginners” by Donald L. Griggs. The class meets in a private home at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. For in…

TULANE BUSINESS: Tulane University broke ground Sept. 9 for an expansion of the A.B. Freeman School of Business that will unite the school's two buildings into the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex. Crews are renovating about 40,000 square feet…

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The legendary Edwin Harrell Hampton, longtime leader of the St. Augustine High School Marching 100 band, is namesake of the annual Hamp Fest taking place at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the school, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave. Gates open at 6 p.m.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September; this year, that date is Sept. 16. With that in mind, there was a special program honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action during a recent meeting of VFW Au…

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE: A representative of the Dear World organization will give a presentation when the St. Matthew the Apostle Home & School Association meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Monsignor Bendix Center, 10021 Jefferson Highway, Rive…

ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH SCHOOL: Sara Rohli, an eighth-grader at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie, is a member of the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department East 12U softball team that finished sixth in the Babe Ruth World Series in Jen…

OGDEN DOCENTS: Training sessions for volunteer docents at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, from Sept. 14 through Oct. 26, except for Oct. 12. Prospective docents should have an interest in art and Sout…

The Devon Walker Foundation put on a celebrity basketball game Sept. 5 at Tulane University to raise money for its goal: improving the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries and working toward a cure. Walker was paralyzed in a 2012 Tu…

St. John Bosco Church in Harvey plans to highlight the installation this month of its new organ with a series of concerts. The church's music program is directed by Max Tenney and guided by Father Larry Urban, who is pastor of both St. John Bosco …

DRIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: The American Business Women's Association will hold the Drive Leadership Conference from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at New Orleans Motor Sports. The conference will feature a workshop led by Melissa Willis, of Referral …

UNO ENGINEERING: The Louisiana Contractors' Educational Trust Fund has donated $100,000 to the University of New Orleans College of Engineering for teaching lab equipment and student scholarships. Fines and penalties levied against violators of t…

Beulah Productions is organizing an "Expression of Love" bike ride, followed by a Bike Concert for Love, at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., in New Orleans. The purpose of the event is to strike a blow against fear, hate a…

The 2016-17 Student Council officers at Ascension of Our Lord School in LaPlace are Jacob Caldarera, president; Luke LoBue, vice president; Torie Joseph, treasurer; and Adrienne Faucheux, secretary. The Student Council works with sponsors to plan …

The Family Derby Project was created to bring New Orleans parents and kids together for a little good, clean fun and bonding time. Top participants turned out on Sept. 3 at Joe Brown Memorial Park for the finals in contests including the human whe…