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Audubon Nature Institute Receives 2020 National Marketing Award

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Nature Institute was recognized with the 2020 Excellence in Marketing Award for its "Audubon Zoo Lions: The Roar Returns" campaign. This award recognizes excellence in marketing campaigns developed and executed by AZA member facilities.…

Community Coffee Launches Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – In the wake of Hurricane Laura, Community Coffee Company has committed to donating 10% of proceeds from the sales of Community® coffee and tea products in retail grocery locations in Louisiana and Texas through…

A New Exhibition by Josephine Sacabo in New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A Gallery for Fine Photography is pleased to present THOSE WHO DANCE, a new collection of twenty-one 25 x 19" hand-pulled photogravures printed on Japanese kozo by contemporary artist Josephine Sacabo. THOSE WHO DANCE…

State Library Phase 3 Reopening Plan

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – The State Library of Louisiana entered Phase 3 of its reopening process today, Monday, September 21, under the guidelines issued by the state and the Centers for Disease Control. “The State Library and all…

Changes Made for Ghosts in the Oaks Event in City Park

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Friends of City Park is proud to announce its popular Ghosts in the Oaks fundraiser will happen with support from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. The initiative will be different from previous years but…

Copeland's of New Orleans is Now Serving Weekend Brunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copeland’s of New Orleans is now serving its new weekend brunch. Brunch hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at all local Copeland’s locations. The full brunch menu includes comforting,…

Million Girls Moonshot Comes to Louisiana

  RUSTON, La (press release) – The STEM Next Opportunity Fund today announced a multi-year grant to the Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning (LACAL) as part of the Million Girls Moonshot. The Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore…

Cochon Butcher Now Available on Goldbelly

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – James Beard Award-Winning Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski of Link Restaurant Group have announced a partnership with Goldbelly, America’s leading platform for food e-commerce, to ship their artisan New Orleans staples from Cochon Butcher nationwide.…

Zoo-To-Do Auction Ends Saturday

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Zoo-To-Do Last Chance - The Auction ends this Saturday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. The 2020 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do Silent Auction, in partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans, was a WILD success and they…

Commander’s Palace Wine & Cheese Party Goes Nationwide

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Every Wednesday night since April, nearly 1,000 New Orleanians have been getting together with Commander’s Palace for a wine and cheese Zoom party. They put funny hats and costumes on. They dance to the tunes…

Boucherie Launches Happy Hour with Drinks and Bites

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Nathanial Zimet of Boucherie has launched a new happy hour every Tuesday through Saturday from 5 – 6 p.m. at his recently reopened establishment. The happy hour specials include $5 select house red and…

Corona Diaries 2020

Corona Diaries: Friday, May 8, 2020

Didya Ever Notice? … These Weird Things About Life During COVID-19 Thanks for reading my diary entries this week! I’ll end with a listicle.  Following are some of the unusual new facts of life I’ve noticed over the last two months. Read…

Corona Diaries: Thursday, May 7, 2020

  The coronavirus pandemic is a completely different disaster than Hurricane Katrina but there’s a lot about the spring of 2020 that reminds me of the fall of 2005. Recently, I was remembering one event in particular: A few days…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  The definition of insanity, according to Einstein and the internet, is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” So I must be insane. Right now, as I sit at a desk in my kitchen…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

My family keeps a list (literally, I have a Google doc) of favorite movies that we’ve watched together and enjoyed multiple times over the years. This is partly because we love the art form and partly because when you’re a…

Corona Diaries: Monday, May 4, 2020

  For the last 10 years, my wife and I have lived in a drafty old Victorian house near St. Charles and Jefferson avenues in Uptown New Orleans. Since we have five kids, we’ve needed all of the house’s 4400…

Corona Diaries: Friday, May 1, 2020

  This is the last day of my Corona Diary and I have mixed feelings. I’ve enjoyed writing these, but I’ve also discovered a new level of laziness during this whole lockdown and this has added one more “to-do” at…

Corona Diaries: Thursday, April 30, 2020

  Today something happened that I never would have thought possible — I felt like a 16-year-old again. Want to feel that way too? Forget the anti-wrinkle cream! Forget the supplements! All you have to do is spend at least…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  First, let me address the giant cockatoo in the room — like, literally, he’s right here next to my feet, butt still wedged into the little schoolbus next to that shifty little penguin. Many of you have asked about…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

  Means, motive and opportunity — we learned about all three in homeschool today. Sure, there was some French grammar at the beginning of the day, a smidge of long division thrown in, but the bulk of today’s education of…

Corona Diaries: Monday, April 27

  My daughter just got caught trying to tie one of our cats to the toilet roll dispenser. My husband is talking to her now. “Never once did you think to yourself,” he’s saying, in an appropriately stern tone, “‘Maybe…