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More than 340 fifth graders from 17 schools across Jefferson Parish Schools took to the dance floor April 10 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner for Martin Marino’s 13th annual Dance Challenge. It's the only public school ballroom dance competit…

Minni does a happy dance when she gets excited. She loves other dogs and toys. To meet her, or for information, email  adopt@animalrescueneworleans.org or visit daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at ARNO, 271 Plauche St., Harahan.

Everly is a tabby who loves attention. And she's ready to be your new best friend. You can visit her daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 271 Plauche St. in Harahan, or email to adoptionteam@animalrescueneworleans.org.  

An International Festival on March 30 raised money for student clubs at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. It featured international crafts and food, games, live music, student performances and booths offering palm and tarot card readin…

Jesuit High School's two-day Back to Banks Bazaar provided community fun on March 22-23 at the New Orleans School, with music from the Bucktown All-Stars, an arts and crafts boutique, a plant booth, an auction, food and a $5,000 raffle. 

Colleen is a sweet and spunky 2-year-old, probably a beagle and Jack Russel terrier mix. She's about 20 pounds now and so will stay small. For more info, email adopt@animalrescueneworleans.org or come visit from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Animal Re…

A ribbon-cutting on March 23 officially opened the new Canal Street Linear Park in Old Metairie, turning what was once a drainage canal into a walking and biking corridor. The ceremony was held during the Old Metairie Garden Club's Spring Arts Festival.

The weekend assignment at Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna was to have fun. The school held its sixth annual YACS Fest on March 30 on the Kate Middleton Campus, with performances by OperaCréole, Ivoire Spectacle and YACS students, as well …