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St. Charles Avenue May 2008

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Spiritual Celebration

Ann Marcos, Betty Bienvenu and Suzanne Myers Marilyn Rusovich, Sr. Emma Exconde, John P. Laborde and Mignon Parker Lucile King, Jennifer Sonnier, Margaret Culicchia and June Menard Nora Fine, Cherie Schneider and Marie Louise Nix Barbara Gaiennie and Anita Garcia Celebrating a half-century of ministry, the Cenacle Retreat House held a Jubilee Gala at the […]

Hopeful Blues

Executive Director Mac DeVaughn, Alice Wright and Wallace Paletou Tommy Meric, Christine Perrin and Ken Raymond Committee member David Erwin and Stephanie Miller John Stassi, Loree LeBoeuf, Billy Marchal and Bruce Shreves Thursday, February 28, at the House of Blues, The Louisiana Chapterof the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society held, “Dress Blues at theHouse of Blues.” […]

The Run-around Around Town

Butler Burdine and Joshua Clark Suzanne Dumez, Kim Abramson and Steve Dumez – members of the winning team “Rajun Cajuns” Jeffrey Denham, Stacey Flanagan, Molly Jahncke, Becky Denham and Linda Friedlander – winners of the costume contest. “Team Turmoil” Two teams at a clue. Stacy Bonnaffons, Kathy Hebert, Cherie Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, Mary Chapman and […]

An Evening for Experience

Don Young, co-chair Kathleen Mix, Wayne Fontana, Jean Rice Sen. Ken Hollis, Diane Hollis, Lee Giorgio and Dr. Laura Badeaux Barbara Ballard, Vincent Palumbo and Robin Houston Tim Coulon, Cheryl Mintz and Roger Villere Laura Buchtel and Peter Robinson Allen Leoni, Aimee Simon and Scott Sewell On the evening of March 7, the Audubon Tea […]

Celebrating Success

Co-chair Alan Franco, Diane Franco, speaker and former mayor Ed Koch, co-chair Lynne and Dr. Michael Wasserman Brenda Brasher and Michael Weil Honorary event co-chairs William and Susan Hess Vivian Cahn, Morris Bart, Janice and Louis Stern Richard Stone, honoree Sara Stone, Carol Stone Wright and Harvey Stone Thursday, March 6, the Jewish Federation of […]

Hold on to Your Hats

Celebrity Judge Carolyn Elder, Teresa Guzzetta, Betty Davidson and co-chair Ellen Miclette Virginia Eckholdt, Eileen Capritto, JoAnn Wisdom and Barbara Sands Louana De Matteo, Steven Putt, Michelle Schlafly and co-chair Dr. Erin O’Sullivan Fleming Sybil Naquin, Jean Rice, Barbara Ballard and Lorraine Cucchiara Tuesday, March 4, the Hilton Riverside Grand Ballroom was where the wild […]

Young at Heart

Paul and Renee Masinter, Karen DeBlieux and Ash Abbott John Payne, Pat and Bob Becker and Diann Sanborn Tania Hahn, Walt Navoy and Lori Monahan Borden Barbara Pyburn, Vincent Palumbo and Betty Smith Friday, March 14, a sunny day swept the clouds away when Friends of City Park presented Lark in the Park 2008. At […]

Party Like a Rockstar

Tony Ciaccio and Donna Santiago Ernest Collins and Dawn Collins Shelley Middleberg, Allen Eskew and Aimee Smallwood Nan Galloway, co-chair Bennett Davis and Lisa Brooking Gina Andre, Luther Gray, Gwen Richardson and Melissa A. Weber Screaming fans with notepads greeted partygoers by asking for their autographs at the SweetArts fundraiser for the Contemporary Arts Center; […]

Revive Your Soul

Jeanette Slakey and co-chairs Machelle Payne and Coleen McLeod Bill Marks, Mary Marks, David Voelker and Bill Goldring Valerie Vaughan and Bob Brown Joey Marcotte and Doug Slakey Fred Regenstein, Susan Wormser and Brent Wood On March 8, the Legacy Donor Foundation celebrated life with Soul Revival 2008, a party that supports the organization’s mission […]

Perfect Pairings

NOWFE Wine DinnersFor oenophiles it doesn’t get much better than the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. From May 20-24, 75 local restaurants will join forces with 175 wineries to offer up a stellar series of tastings, live auctions, seminars and strolls. Among the highlights are the Winery Dinners, during which restaurants pair up with […]

Ride the Wave

APPETIZERSGumbo of Alligator Sausage, Crawfish and Okra Gumboserved with Louisiana Pecan Rice Frog Legs “Hot Wing” Stylein an Orange Tabasco Glaze served atop Fresh Spinach Leaves and a creamy Maytag Blue Cheese Vinaigrette ENTREEGrilled Louisiana Shrimp Creolewith Yam and Pecan Risotto and TomatoSauce Picquante Shrimp Creole 40 Jumbo Shrimp (5 per person), peeled, deveined and […]

What’s Hot for Mom

Each year, families across the country pause for one day, the second Sunday of May, to honor the most caring, giving women in all our lives: our moms. Mother’s Day shopping can be an arduous task (how can you sum up a lifetime of care in one gift?). If you’re having trouble deciding how to […]

Along the Avenue

Caroline Robert, George Fowler IV and fiancée Jennifer Walker at their engagement party. Barbara Motley and Amanda McBroom at Le Chat Noir. Miles and Mary Pollard at the opening of “The Treasures of Napoleon” It’s May. As we wrap up Jazz Fest, graduations, Mother’s Day and weddings are on tap, I ask you, “Is anyone […]

A Note From Bev

We are nationally known for many good things in New Orleans but the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is one that’s known internationally. We are so excited to present Art and Soul 2008, “Get Into the Act!” on this month’s cover and urge you to support this fabulous fundraiser being held May 18! Thanks […]

On the Cover

If you’ve been wondering how to get involved in your community and help the next generation in the process, here’s your chance. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and The Lupin Foundation invite you to “Get Into the Act!” at Art & Soul 2008, which encourages supporters to get involved as NOCCA, our local arts […]

Molly’s Memorial

The “Molly Marine” statue, located at the corner of Elk Place and Canal Street, has the distinction of being the first monument in the U.S., depicting a woman in military uniform. At her base are the words “Free a Marine to Fight;” she represents the wartime contribution women made during World War II, which allowed […]

Registry of Charitable Events

MAY May 22008 Chase Zoo-To-DoBenefits: Audubon Nature InstituteEvent Info: Event will feature Morris Day and the Time, dishes served by New Orleans’ premier restaurants, specialty drinks and a silent auction.Time: 7:30 p.m.Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500Magazine St.Tickets: $110-$195.Contact: 861-6160 orwww.auduboninstitute.org May 3Fête la VieBenefits: The JL Foundation Event Info: An evening featuring food,spirits and a $10,000 […]


Celebrity Grand Marshal Kriss Fairbairn of WDSU-TV6, along with her husband Col. John Fortunato and son Nicholas, were part of the over 10,000 spectators and almost 500 costumed dogs that crowded the Mandeville Lakefront Sunday, February 10, to celebrate Mardi Paws. Costume Contest Judges Leslie Boudreaux, Sharon Scheib and Becky Vest took their difficult jobs […]


Ed Melendreas, celebration co-chair Maria Melendreas, celebration co-chair Allison Talley and Chuck Talley at Jesuit High School’s Celebration 2008, where the rainforest theme carried throughout decorations, food and the sounds of Coconut Drive. Auction co-chair Chris Zazulak, patron party volunteer Sheila Vorke, patron party volunteer Karen Matthews and auction co-chair Anne Barnes at Jesuit’s Rainforest […]

Be Choosy

Our nation has become at-risk for health-related problems and, now more than ever, taking charge of your health and fitness has become a major part of our culture. Group exercise programs and health fitness facilities are everywhere, so how do you go about choosing the right one? The two most important points to consider are: […]

Pulitzer – Goldstein Wedding

Darcy Lowen Pulitzer Goldstein and Jeremy Zev Goldstein The couple’s parents: Sandra Pulitzer, Arthur Pulitzer, Eileen Goldstein and Dr. Paul Goldstein Groomsmen Ariel Schuster, Jason Lapkin, Brent Farber, Seth Levine, Gary Zoller, Sam Pulitzer and Henry Pulitzer, bride Darcy Pulitzer Goldstein and groomsmen Jeremy Zev Goldstein, Dr. Jordan Goldstein, Jake Cohen, Reid Poll, Robert Dorf, […]

Graduation Gifts

Brenchley#2 St. Ann Drive • Mandeville • 985.727.3131Brenchley’s shoes and accessories make great gifts. This cork tote will carry all the grad’s necessities, plus more! It has inside and outside compartments for tons of storage. Visit Brenchley for the latest in shoes by Donald J Pliner, Charles David, Via Spiga, Stuart Weitzman, Kors by Michael […]

Traveling in Style

For generations, Ocean Springs, Miss., has been a favorite destination for New Orleans families seeking the sea breezes and small-town atmosphere the little town is noted for. Fortunately, Hurricane Katrina spared downtown Ocean Springs for the most part and new businesses and restaurants are opening up to welcome visitors. People come for the beautiful landscaping, […]

A Trip to Remember

Whether you head for the mountains or the sea, to a four-star hotel or a campground, taking a trip is a great way to shake the winter cobwebs out of your mind. Some people travel to learn more about different cultures, while others think swinging in a hammock with a piña colada trumps sightseeing every […]

North of the Lake

Jim and Stump Henderson, Dr. Richard and Bonnie Drude Chevron sponsors Gerri Porche, Melody Meyer, Tom and Lucy Dwyer, Deidra Owen, Lane Blanchard, Mille and Ken Farmer, Randy and Gisela White and Henry Owen Chase Bank sponsors Jason Appe, Sylvia and Tim Wyche, Becky Powell and Chris King Jack and Kelly Francioni, Eric and Alicia […]

Honoring Guardian Angels

Front Row: Lazarus Board Members Betty Nice, Julian Doerr, and Jim Swinnen; Back Row: Lazarus Board Member Randy Trahan, Lazarus Director Eric Oleson, Lazarus Co-Founder Father Paul Desrosiers, Board Member and Vice-Chair Louis Massett and Chairman of the Board Paris Winn Louis Costa, Lazarus Development Director Jezelle Hebert and Arts Council Executive Director Mary Len […]

Eye-Opening Experience

Co-chairs Mathilde Currence and Shannon Gunther, Paul Masinter and Ginger Gunlach Glenn Vesh, Nicki Candies and Johnny Lopez Patricia Krebs and co-chairs Dr. Charles Glaser and Adrienne Casbarian Bobby Talbot and Brent Wood Co-chair Katy Casbarian, Sandy Villere and Celeste Eustis Lighthouse for the Blind’s annual benefit took place on March 6, at Arnaud’s restaurant, […]

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