Barcelo Gardens Farmer’s Market brings fresh produce to food deserts (sponsored)

Barcelo Gardens is on a mission to bring fresh produce to food desert areas! In a city known for food, there are a surprising number of food deserts in New Orleans. Finding fresh fruits and vegetables in some areas can be incredibly challenging. Barcelo Gardens Farmers Market is on a mission to fix that. To learn more about Ashley’s mission and Barcelo Gardens Farmers Market, visit the GoFundMe page and listen to her interview on GoFundMe’s podcast, True Stories of Good People.

Poydras Home launches free conversations series with author of ‘Age Your Way’?on April 14?(sponsored)

Poydras Home is excited to introduce a new annual three-part speaker series beginning April 14. Poydras Home Conversations will host guest lecturers each spring, summer and fall, representing a wide range of topics. The first free event will be Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the 1857 Hall of Poydras Home,? 5354 Magazine St. Poydras Home is? excited to launch the series with our inaugural speaker, Debbie Pearson, RN, based on the insights from her best-seller book “Age Your Way: Create a Unique Legacy.”
Experience a practical introduction to life planning that extends patients’ voices when they can no longer speak for themselves. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of her book and its accompanying workbook, “The Blueprint to Age Your Way: Gather Your information.

Join us in exploring Historic Women Educators in New Orleans, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Join us for exhibits from the Notarial Archives Research Center! These showcases and blogs are available by visiting our website.?

This month we highlight historic women educators in New Orleans. ABOUT THE CLERK OF CIVIL DISTRICT COURT’S OFFICE FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS:
The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also handled in the Civil?Division.

All Things Green and Glittery at ricRACK pt2 (sponsored)

This Mardi Gras we saw a lot of New Orleanians taking the time to make their own fabulous costumes from scratch. ricRACK, a sewing and textile recycling non-profit, played a huge role not only providing fabrics and supplies, but also teaching sewing and costume construction classes. Putting the focus on community, ricRACK — a place to learn how to sew, create, grow, imagine, re-use, sustain, and succeed — has championed interactive sewing and construction classes for kids and adults of all ages. Its sewing classes and crafting camps for kids also highlight the need for more awareness surrounding fast fashion and ways to extend the life of one’s wardrobe. Anyone can visit the non-profit in Central City to learn more about the textiles we use every day, and ways we can change our shopping habits and creative outlets to ease the burden fast fashion has on our planet.

New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announces full schedule for inaugural literary celebration (sponsored)

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced today its much-anticipated lineup and complete schedule for its inaugural event, which will take place March 10-12, on Tulane University’s Uptown campus. The book festival is free and open to the public. Among the national bestselling authors participating are?Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, John Grisham, Imani Perry, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Bakari Sellers, Don Lemon, Jon Meacham, Charles Blow, Clint Smith, Cleo Wade, Sarah M. Broom and David Brooks. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.?

The event will feature 130 renowned and rising authors, including an engaging group of children’s authors, some of New Orleans’ top chefs and an all-star musical lineup. Click here to view the complete book festival schedule.

All Things Green and Glittery at ricRACK pt.1 (sponsored)

 

The future of second-hand thrift is here! Since 2012, ricRACK has been a place for the community to learn how to sew, create, grow, imagine, re-use, sustain, and succeed. Founder Alison Parker not only brings high-quality second-hand clothing to the Big Easy, but with it adds sewing classes for all ages and is now adding textile recycling to the mix. 2022 is not only bringing new students and learning, but also a chance for ricRACK to grow and provide more services to the community. Revolutionizing the clothing industry, the prominent consignment shop is introducing textile recycling to the New Orleans metro area.

Northshore Moving Co. brings exclusive White Glove service to New Orleans (sponsored)

Moving has never been easier! As anyone who has lived in The Big Easy knows, moving to a new apartment or?house can be a surprisingly difficult challenge. Dealing with ?potholes around the city, traffic challenges, and road work can make moving a real challenge. Between packing and moving, there is lots to organize and it can be a lot of hard work. Let the seasoned professionals do the heavy lifting for you and help make your next move seamless.

Join us in celebrating Black History Month and the Mardi Gras season, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Join us virtually for exhibits from the Notarial Archives Research Center! These virtual showcases and blogs can be viewed by visiting our website.?

About the Clerk of Civil District Court’s Office for the Parish of Orleans:
The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also handled in the Civil Division. The Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are recorded.

New power substation: Our city must act now (sponsored)

The power supply that operates the city’s water-related infrastructure, including pumps and pump stations, is obsolete, unreliable?and expensive to maintain. Without a dependable power supply, New Orleans is at serious and constant risk for flooding and boil water advisories that bad weather events can cause. A well-developed plan exists to reduce the future risks and disruptive impacts of the failure of the city’s vulnerable water-related power system: a dedicated substation, which will provide power to the city’s pumps. Development of the substation is well underway, with projected completion in 2023 if we act now. Unfortunately, the project is in danger of stalling or even unraveling if the city does not quickly secure $30 million in funding.

Spyre’s #InSpyreMeDaily Challenge Awards Locals for Healthy Habits (sponsored)

Our city of New Orleans inspires us to live our best lives, always. To start the new year with a healthy outlook, Spyre is excited to introduce the #InSpyreMeDaily Challenge! Located at 1772 Prytania Street in the heart of New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, Spyre debuts a thoughtful renovation of the former, historic Norwegian Seamen’s Church building and grounds.The mission is to create a welcoming space with a dynamic range of health offerings where guests and members can address their unique health concerns in a way that’s best suited for them. Spyre believes healthy living involves the body, mind, and spirit. Each week, January 10th – Feb 4th, those who post photos of themselves doing these activities rack up points to win a free 3-month membership (each week)!