Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

As I scroll my social media newsfeeds, I see posts about lost pets every day. So what is one to do if a pet is lost? The initial reaction is to search the neighborhood. Animals can travel a far distance in a short amount of time, so searches shou…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

For three hours on May 13, volunteers scrapped, scoured and cleaned to help make the French Quarter graffiti-free. The event and supplies were sponsored by 'NCIS: New Orleans,' with executive producer Joseph Zolfo on hand to help. Workers gathered…

The NOLA Veggie Fest was held May 13-14 at Kingsley House in New Orleans, featuring cooking demos, live music, a marketplace and vegan food, all to benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE: The St. John Business Association has recognized Deputy Ashley Clement, of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, as its May officer of the month. The association cited her coordination of t…

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY: The  Thalian Society drama club at Academy of Our Lady in Marrero presented benefit performances called "Bits of Broadway" from May 10-11 to raise money for the benefit of Dylan Gaubert, a 12-year-old Marrero boy undergoing tr…

MAY CROWNING: Students of all ages at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans paid tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus, with May Crowning ceremonies during the first week of May. Kayla Thomas was the crowner, Ana Rapier was the Lower School cr…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WALKING GROUPS: Walking groups meet on Saturday mornings at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, in City Park, and at St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. The City Park group, the AARP Soul Steppers, gathers at 9 a.m. The St. Roch …

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus mini-parade Shoeboxus trekked through the Marigny on May 4 with a "Star Wars" theme featuring hand-crafted shoebox floats. It was part of the "May the Fourth Be With You" celebration. 

The graduation ceremony for the Archbishop Rummel High School Class of 2017 was May 16 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. The valedictorian is Alexander M. Mackel and the salutatorian is Devin A. Sauerhoff.

Michael Cooper Farrugia, a member of Boy Scout Troop 100 at St. Pius X Catholic Church since 2007, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle project was buying, assembling and installing an all-weather bench outside the multipurpose room at …

Small groups of up to 15 people ages 8 and up will learn about the bugs that buzz after dark during Wild Nights — Insect Adventure from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 16 and July 14 at the Audubon Wilderness Park at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Su…

The Zulu on the Bayou Mother's Day music festival brought moms and their entourages to Bayou St. John on May 14 to hear The Topcats, Lacee, Amanda Shaw, Partners-N-Crime, the Brass-A-Holics and more. The free event also featured food and arts and …

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This is the time of year when our pets have to go to battle with one of their biggest enemies: fleas. These pests are a problem in south Louisiana year round, but they are the most prevalent in the spring and summer months.

The Wednesday at the Square free concert series that draws a crowd to Lafayette Square each week in the spring is winding down, but that doesn't mean it's any less fun. Head out for good food, good company, arts and craft and local music, all with…

MAY CROWNING IN NEW ORLEANS: At St. Andrew the Apostle Church in New Orleans, two young people are honored with the responsibility of participating in the May Crowning of Mary. Traditionally, the honorees are a seventh-grader who is about to gradu…

GRIEF GROUPS: The Akula Foundation presents free grief groups for adults throughout the New Orleans area. For information, call (504) 418-0791 or visit www.akulafoundation.com. The schedule for the next few weeks is:

URSULINE ACADEMY: Madison Vise, of Plaquemines Parish, a senior at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The value of the USNA scholarship is estimated at $400,000. Although Vise chos…

ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON: Jamie Peckenpaugh, executive director of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, will be the guest speaker at the Round Table Luncheon at noon May 17 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., New Orleans. The luncheon …

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich Jr. recently presented certificates and Senior Watch Program shirts to volunteers John Adams, Brenda Adams, Adele Gallet, Alena Ronquillo, Chetta McBride, Sue Mallaun and David Mallaun for their service.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI: Students from the New Orleans area who received master's degrees during University of Southern Mississippi commencement exercises May 12 and 13 were James Patrick Hall, of New Orleans, business administration; A…

The Original Illinois Club Mardi Gras organization held its installation meeting April 22 at Café Reconcile in New Orleans. The club, which is 122 years old, hosts a debutante cotillion and ball just before Mardi Gras each year.