Author: Fritz Esker

News+Notes

Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunts Two Mardi Gras organizations have announced they will be having scavenger hunts instead of parades in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Funky Uptown Krewe, which traditionally follows the Phunny Phorty Phellows on Twelfth Night…

Keep Calm and Parent On

This past year has been full of anxiety and uncertainty for people across the globe. That is also true for children, who have endured months of staying at home, as well as separation from friends and fun activities. Even though…

Home Renewal | Home Checklist

Owning a house brings with it many responsibilities. Some parts of upkeep and maintenance are easy to remember. For example, if you forget to mow your lawn, you’ll notice it when the grass becomes overgrown. But there are many things…

News + Notes

Celebration in the Oaks Driving Tour Celebration in the Oaks has become one of the Crescent City’s most cherished holiday traditions. Now in its 34th year, its walking tour will be unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, City Park…

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“Mending the Sky” at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) It’s exciting news for New Orleans arts lovers! On Oct. 9, NOMA opened “Mending the Sky,” its first major exhibition since the city shut down for months as a…

Doctor's Orders

When the news mentions the “novel coronavirus”, sometimes the “novel” part isn’t emphasized enough. It means COVID-19 is completely new, something the world has never seen before. In the fight against it, doctors and government officials alike have scrambled to…

Staying Alive

In a life-threatening emergency, seconds matter. When it’s a loved one or friend who’s unresponsive, it can be all too easy to freeze in shock and fear. However, with simple CPR training, you can save a life. Daniel Daire, nurse…

News + Notes

2020 New Orleans Film Festival In a chaotic year where most New Orleans festivals have been scrapped, one festival hopes to safely continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Orleans Film Festival still plans to move forward with its 2020…

Get Floored

The floor is one of the most important parts of your home. It takes up a lot of space and must withstand constant daily use. Like any other part of home construction or renovation, choosing and installing the right floor…

Early Bird

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men (only skin cancer has more cases). The latest estimates from the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) state that over 191,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year and…

The more you know: Here Comes the Sun

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (skincancer.org), over 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. How can you best protect your skin when enjoying outdoor activities in the summer sun? The simplest tip is to avoid outdoor activities…

Lafayette Bone and Joint Clinic: Technological Precision 

Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee have historically faced a dilemma: how much pain and lack of mobility should they endure before getting a knee replacement? Fortunately, new advances in knee replacement technology offered by the ROSA (Robotic Surgical…

Healthy Acadiana

Acadiana is filled with history, culture and places that exude small-town charm, but the region is also full of talented physicians employing cutting-edge technology in state-of-the-art hospital facilities. Whether you’re suffering from orthopedic problems, heart disease, cancer or any other…

Best Hospitals

There is one major source that provides credible ongoing analysis of hospitals: Medicare, which, as the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, as well as certain younger people with disabilities, often provides funding for many of the…

Home Renewal: Master Plan

If you are thinking about home renovations, there are a number things to consider before spending time and money on a project. The more homework you do in advance, the more money and headaches you will spare yourself down the…

Healthy Louisiana: Anxiety 101

At different times and to different degrees, all people experience anxiety in their lives. But how can you manage it? How can you keep your mind from racing nonstop, especially in times like now, amid the COVID-19 fallout? Awareness and…

Local Virtual Events

National World War II Museum Digital deliveries including oral histories, videos, articles, photography, Facebook live events, and more. NationalWorldWar2Museum.org   New Orleans Museum of Art Virtual tour of the museum, NOMA.org   M.S. Rau Antiques Virtual tour of the special collection The…

Events

Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic New Orleans’ preeminent fitness event is back. The Crescent City Classic will take place on April 11. It will start at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and finish at City Park, where participants can enjoy RaceFest.…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

Through 5 Disney’s Moana, Jr. Rivertown’s stage adaptation of the recent Disney blockbuster is performed by kids, for kids. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., 461-9475, RivertownTheaters.com 4-May 3 Songs That Won the War The Victory Belles…

My Toughest Case: Michael Lemoine

Michael Lemoine grew up in the small town of Plaucheville, Louisiana (his high school graduating class totaled 13). When he went to LSU with the hopes of becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college, he was…

My Toughest Case: Rachel Godley

Whether it’s divorce, custody, adoption, or something else, family law matters are always intensely personal cases. Lafayette attorney Rachel Godley steers her clients through these challenging, emotional times with compassion and tenacity. When Godley graduated from LSU in 2002, she…

Trailblazers

Acadiana is a region steeped in history, culture and tradition and its people are known for their irrepressible and entrepreneurial spirit. It is with this idea in mind that we created the Acadiana Profile Trailblazers. Some of the honorees are…

March Events

Harlem Globetrotters Everyone’s favorite high-flying basketball team comes to Lakefront Arena on March 8 to delight and dazzle fans with breathtaking hoops and hilarious physical comedy. Information, arena.uno.edu. LPO: The Music of John Williams The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra takes its…

Performing Arts/OnStage Calendar

6-8 Jersey Boys This musical traces the journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., 525-1052, SaengerNOLA.com 6-8 Schoolhouse Rock…

Healthy Louisiana: Drinking in Moderation

Louisiana is a social state. Part of that social scene includes drinking — during Mardi Gras, at football tailgate parties, at neighborhood bars and often parents partake (a little) at children’s birthday parties. But what are the best ways to…

February Events

Vaude d’Gras – Baroquen Circus: A Mardi Gras Spectacular For the 6th year, Vaude d’Gras celebrates Carnival with a Baccanalian display by a troupe of acrobatic, theatrical and dazzling artists set to a live score based on Mozart and Beethovan…

Performing Arts: February

2 Something Rotten! Set in 1595, this hilarious comedy tells the story of two brothers’ efforts to write the world’s very first musical. Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081, LePetitTheatre.com 9 Viagara Falls On Charley’s 77th birthday he’s…

Top Doctors: Dr. Jason Cormier

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Jason Cormier is often placed into high-stakes situations. But the pressure and the challenge of his work is part of what drives him to be the best he can be. While the Lafayette-based Dr. Cormier has…

Top Doctors: Dr. Katherine Pearce

Dr. Katherine Pearce, an internist at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, has always had a fondness for science and problem solving. That problem-solving skill has served her well in almost 30 years of practicing medicine. The variety…