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The New Orleans Zoo is at its best for the annual “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” fundraiser. The event sees the zoo transformed into a fairy-lit wonderland for one magical night on Friday, May 3. Proceeds will help underwrite the renewal and relocation…

Cruisin’ the Crescent

We identify many things that come with Carnival season. Parades, beads and King Cakes all come and go, but one thing stays with us: crawfish. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is also the time crawfish season starts and we can…

Local Wedding: Laborde – Dunn

Monique Anne Laborde and James Edwin Dunn III met in Washington, D.C. The two married on December 29, 2012 at Monique’s high school, Academy of the Sacred Heart, and guests spent the evening celebrating the love of Monique and James.…

Come One, Come All: The CADA Carnivale Patron Party

An invitation-only patron party, which was graciously hosted by Honorary Chairs Paul and Donna Flower and sponsored by The New Orleans Saints, was for close CADA (Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans) supporters and “Carnivale” sponsors…

Across the Ages: Having Kids Five Years Apart

Most of the time, I barely even think about the large age gap between my two daughters – it just is what it is. Earlier this week, though, I found myself in the office hooked up to a breast pump…

The 26th Annual “Art Against AIDS” Gala

When an opportunity comes along to support a worthwhile cause and have an unforgettable evening while doing so, many would agree that this is just too good to pass up. It seems the guests at “Art Against AIDS” at…

Les Vues Film Series

Sports Complex Slated to Open This Year YOUNGSVILLE – Construction of a $16 million sports complex continues after current Mayor Brenda Burley and former Mayor Wilson Viator held a ceremonial groundbreaking in late January. The project, which is partially funded…

The Annual Fore!Kids “Golf Ball Gala”

Sports lovers and kids lovers united at the Fore!Kids Foundation’s annual “Golf Ball Gala,” which “tee’d off” at 7 p.m., Friday, November 30. The foundation is one of the premier organizations in the New Orleans area whose efforts help…

Health

Bedroom televisions link to obesity in children Baton Rouge – Pennington Biomedical Research Center recently published a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, revealing that children who watch television in their bedrooms are at a greater risk for…

Dress for Success Empowers Disadvantaged Women

Entering the professional world is challenging for everyone, but for disadvantaged women who lack support and funding the challenges may seem insurmountable. But Dress for Success, an international nonprofit that provides free professional attire, a support network and most importantly…

Cruisin’ the Crescent - March 2013

By the time you read this all of the events I’m about to discuss will be over, but I have no doubt in my mind that this time in New Orleans won’t be forgotten. I am writing this right before…

Save Our Cemeteries Hosts Its 26th Annual Gala

Supporters of New Orleans’ iconic cemeteries flocked to the 26th annual “All Saints Soiree,” a 1920s-themed cocktail gala hosted by Save Our Cemeteries on November 10. The FNBC building housed the event, which was the best-attended in recent memory. The…