Keeping the Greenway Clean

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With the opening of the Lafitte Greenway fast approaching (Summer 2015), NOLA Trash Mob is again teaming up with Friends of Lafitte Corridor to clean up another area adjacent to the new park, and this time we will be teaming up with volunteers from the LSU School of Public Health. TODAY, Saturday, April 11th at 9:30 a.m.

nola-trash-mob-logoEveryone will meet at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte Street) THIS MORNING at 9:30am (Saturday, April 11th. The cleanup will start there and spread out in different directions from the center for two hours. It is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Friends of Lafitte Corridor and the LSU School of Public Health!

Groups will mob the area for trash from 9:30 to 11:30, then bring all of the trash gathered to a designated spot so everyone can gather ’round the big pile and smile for a photo. There is a limited supply of gloves, grabbers, and bags. Please feel free to bring your own equipment (rakes, shovels, brooms, heavy duty dustpans) and bags (dark for garbage, clear for recyclables). The weather has cleared so no excuses! Come on out and join the fun.

NOLA Trash Mob is on a mission to change the way that our beautiful city thinks about littering.

With so many people planning on coming out TODAY, please consider bringing tools–rakes, shovels, brooms, heavy duty dustpans, etc.–to supplement the limited number of grabbers.

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VOODOO ON THE BAYOU | OCTOBER 26

 

CALL THE VOODOO QUEEN AT (504) 486-7793
for TICKETS or more information.

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Bid on this Saints football signed by Archie Manning along with dozens of other great items at the silent auction at Voodoo on the Bayou.

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This framed stained glass panel made by Carol Flannery is one of the many exciting items at the VOODOO on the BAYOU silent auction on October 26th. It is ready to be hung. It is approx. 16″ X 22″.

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You can bid on this sign by Simon the Sign Painter at the Voodoo on the Bayou SILENT AUCTION this Saturday, October 26th. Click on the sign to learn more about the artist.

GREAT FOOD AND TREATS FROM OUR GREAT SPONSORS

Aunt Sally’s Pralines | Brocato’s | Cafe Degas | Commander’s Palace | Deutsches Haus | Fairgrinds Coffeehouse | Fair Grounds | Fellini’s Café | Katie’s Restaurant Liuzza’s By the Track | Lola’s Restaurant | Mona’s Café | New Orleans Tomato Co. Nonna Mia | Parkway Bakery | Ralph’s on the Park | Rouse’s Supermarket | Ruby Slipper Café | Santa Fe Restaurant | Terranova’s Superette | Toups Meateryvoodoo26oct

CALL THE VOODOO QUEEN AT (504) 486-7793
for TICKETS or more information.

 

FEATURING JOHNNY SKETCH AND THE DIRTY NOTES!

 

 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes at Jazz Fest. 

 

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Angelo Brocato Italian Desserts will provide MINI CANOLI and ITALIAN COOKIES
Aunt Sally’s will provide PRALINETTES.
Cafe Degas will provide POULET BASQUAISE
Commander’s Palace will provide GRILLADES and GRITS
Deutsches Haus will provide BRATWURST and KRAUT
Fairgrinds will provide COFFEE
Fair Grounds will provide JAMBALAYA
Fellini’s Cafe will provide HUMMUS and PITA BREAD
Katie’s will provide CHICKEN FETTUCCINI with BUCKTOWN ALFREDO
Lola’s will provide PAELLA (vegetarian and seafood)
Mona’s will provide DOLMAS (vegetarian and meat)
Nonna Mia will provide DIVINE PORTABELLA
Ralph’s on the Park will provide SESAME SEARED TUNA with GINGER CHILI SOY SAUCE
Ruby Slipper will provide BREAD PUDDING
New Orleans Tomato Company will provide TOMATO BASIL SOUP
Santa Fe will provide SALPICON de MARISCOS (tortilla soup) and SEAFOOD SALAD with ORGANIC GREENS
Terranova’s will provide ITALIAN SAUSAGE
Toups Meatery will provide CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 8:30pm
1440 Moss St
New Orleans, LA 70119

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Volleyball is Fun

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Hello volleyball friends,

We’ll be playing volleyball as usual along Bayou St John this Saturday assuming the weather holds. I think there will be about a 50% chance of rain Saturday, but most of you know the routine… if we get nets set up before it’s raining then we’ll most likely play through any isolated showers. Our schedule is as follows:

9:30am-11:30am Junior League (help us get more kids!)
11:30am-2:00pm Adult “speed” tournament ($5.00/player)
2:00pm-until… Free pick-up games

Don’t forget that we’re also now playing on Tuesday evenings starting at 5pm and going until sundown. Frank is running a doubles tournament Tuesdays ($5.00/player) starting at 6pm, and we may be adding a net of quads tourney action too if there’s demand.

FYI our volleyball group has submitted a proposal to the Sewerage and Water Board to develop sand volleyball courts on vacant land across the street from where we usually set up. A handful of nearby neighbors have raised some concerns about our proposal which has caused the S&WB to consider withdrawing their lease offer. MCVG in the next three weeks will be doing everything it can to convince the S&WB that there is great community benefit to our proposal. We may need you to be present at a meeting or two to show the S&WB that there is in fact great demand for a sand volleyball venue. I will keep you posted when we hear which meetings to attend, but I can say that all S&WB meetings take place at 9am at their headquarters at 625 St Joseph Street (2nd floor conference room). Just to give you a heads up, the Finance Committee will meet June 4, the Executive Committee will meet June 7 and the full board will meet June 19 (see http://www.swbno.org/news_boardmeetings.asp).

On a sad note I must deliver some tragic news. Long-time volleyball player John Martinez passed away yesterday morning at the age of forty-six after a sudden bout with lung cancer. He has inspired a group of nineteen of us to visit his home town of La Ceiba on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, and we will miss him dearly on our trip next week. I will pass along information about funeral services as soon as I hear anything.

See y’all Saturday,

Peter Hickman
Volleyball Soldier

Get Your Bass Out There Saturday

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If people concentrated on the really important things in life,
there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

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To welcome springtime fishing, New Orleans City Park will host its Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. This 66-year-old event attracts over 600 participants and affords an opportunity for anglers of all ages and backgrounds to catch those elusive lunkers for bragging rights and trophies.

Unlike high caliber bass fishing tournaments, this nonprofessional rodeo encourages families and friends to enjoy a day in the park. This year’s Rodeo will be held on Saturday, April 6th with registration beginning at 6:00 a.m. at the Casino Building (presently Morning Call Café).

Fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. and weigh-in ends at 11:00 a.m. by the Bandstand. The entry fee is only $10 for Adults (13 and older) and $5 for kids (12 years and under). Be sure to visit: www.neworleanscitypark.com/bigbass for details, online registration, registration forms, rules & regulations and a fishing map.

There are 5 fishing categories:
1. Bass by baitcaster, spincast or spinning reel.
2. Bass by fly rod and reel.
3. Team Event-Rio Grande Roundup for the team bringing in the heaviest stringer of cichlids.
4. Junior Anglers for those 12 years and under catching the heaviest single bream or cichlid.
5. Champion’s Challenge for past 1st place winners of the Bass category compete against one another for the largest bass.

Catfish Kids is a bonus for those 16 years and under catching the 3 single heaviest catfish.

The Fishtival complete with music by a DJ begins at 9:00 a.m. (its free!) around the Casino and Bandstand area and offers activities for young and old alike. A special section for children by Wish To Fish La. offers a casting contest for ages 6-15, free casting and cast net throwing lessons and other activities. Wildlife educators from Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries will have demonstrations and exhibits as well as their pellet-shooting trailer. Numerous other exhibitors include local artists, ecology, wildlife, conservation groups, kayak displays, live “critters” to pet and more! And if you are feeling lucky you can participate in the $1 raffle for great fishing and outdoor gear including a fishing kayak or the $5 raffle to win one of 3 charter boat fishing trips with well known Captains C.T. Williams, Dudley Vandenborre or Aaron Gelfand. The popular Mardi Gras toss of fishing tackle during the awards ceremony affords an opportunity to put up your hands and catch baits to fill up your tackle box.

The Big Bass Rodeo was founded in 1946 by Paul Kalman. Paul spent many hours of his childhood fishing the tree-framed waters of City Park. For Paul, it was an angler’s urban heaven. After serving in World War II, Paul conceived the idea of an annual fishing rodeo, planting the seeds of what would become City Park’s Big Bass Rodeo. A reporter for the New Orleans Item at the time, he persuaded his bosses to sponsor the inaugural event. So armed with a meat scale borrowed from Schwegmann’s original grocery store, the Rodeo was launched. Under his guidance, the rodeo grew to where it drew as many as 1,000 participants. Although he passed away in 1987, his legacy lives on today with the Paul Kalman award presented to the angler 12 years old or less who lands the largest bass. The Joe Courcelle award has since been added to rodeo to honor his 30 years plus serving as Weigh Master and is given to the angler 13 years and up landing the largest bass.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6th and try your luck to catch a record-breaking bass. Good Fishing!

Walk at NOMA Every Saturday

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The Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Health Center invites you to join our Soul Steppers Walking Club!

Our walking group is already strong in numbers, all that is missing is you! Bring friends, family, and pets…and let’s get moving!

Every Saturday @ 9am

Rain or shine – we’ll be there!

Location: Meet at City Park on the steps of the NOLA Art Museum
(Where Esplanade and Carrollton hit City Park)

Every Soul Stepper receives a T-shirt, pedometer and other tools to inspire walking!

QUESTIONS? Contact Sarah or Steven at 504-988-0389 or E-mail: tuchc@tulane.edu

Steven Jones
Program Coordinator
Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Health Center
Brinton Family Health & Healing Center
711 N. Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Office: 504-988-0389
Cell: 504-756-4380
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Election Results for December 8th

by Charlie London

The map above shows the precincts in Faubourg St. John. The precincts shown above are not an exact match to Faubourg St. John’s boundaries but are close. The December 8th vote was close in Faubourg St. John with 121 voting yes and 128 voting no for the additional fee for 911 upgrades.

The overall vote in Orleans Parish was almost 2 to 1 against with 9,046 votes cast for yes and 15,795 votes for no.


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info below from State Representative Jared Brossett

GEAUX VOTE THIS SATURDAY!

This Saturday, December 8th all Orleans Parish residents will be asked to vote on a Parish-wide Proposition to allow the Orleans Parish Communication District, the agency that operates the city’s 9-1-1 emergency phone system to increase the fixed rate emergency telephone service charge for 9-1-1 services for all Orleans Parish residential and commercial service users, and wireless commercial mobile radio service connections.

The increase will take effect January 1, 2013 and will pay for upgrades to the 9-1-1 system. If the ballot measure is approved the increase will be as follows: proposing to charge $2 per month for residential lines and $3 for each commercial line, up from $1 and $2 respectively and to charge $1.26 per month for wireless phones, an increase from the current rate of 85 cents.

The city is in the process of revamping its emergency call operation to increase efficiency and allow all operators to handle police, fire and emergency medical services calls. The transition requires upgrades in technology and more training.

The new rates would bring in an estimated $7.45 million, and by law is to be used solely by the Orleans Parish Communications District for service improvements.

There has been an increase in 911 calls since Hurricane Katrina and having a modern and well staffed call center is essential to public safety. For more information on this measure check out the Times Picayune story here.

State Representative Jared Brossett
6305 Elysian Fields
Suite 404C
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: 504-286-1033
Fax: 504-286-1035
Email: brossettj@legis.state.la.us
www.jaredbrossett.com

VOTE TODAY!


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info below from State Representative Jared Brossett

GEAUX VOTE THIS SATURDAY!

This Saturday, December 8th all Orleans Parish residents will be asked to vote on a Parish-wide Proposition to allow the Orleans Parish Communication District, the agency that operates the city’s 9-1-1 emergency phone system to increase the fixed rate emergency telephone service charge for 9-1-1 services for all Orleans Parish residential and commercial service users, and wireless commercial mobile radio service connections.

The increase will take effect January 1, 2013 and will pay for upgrades to the 9-1-1 system. If the ballot measure is approved the increase will be as follows: proposing to charge $2 per month for residential lines and $3 for each commercial line, up from $1 and $2 respectively and to charge $1.26 per month for wireless phones, an increase from the current rate of 85 cents.

The city is in the process of revamping its emergency call operation to increase efficiency and allow all operators to handle police, fire and emergency medical services calls. The transition requires upgrades in technology and more training.

The new rates would bring in an estimated $7.45 million, and by law is to be used solely by the Orleans Parish Communications District for service improvements.

There has been an increase in 911 calls since Hurricane Katrina and having a modern and well staffed call center is essential to public safety. For more information on this measure check out the Times Picayune story here.

State Representative Jared Brossett
6305 Elysian Fields
Suite 404C
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone: 504-286-1033
Fax: 504-286-1035
Email: brossettj@legis.state.la.us
www.jaredbrossett.com