SnapshotsFounder and Chairman of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans Ruthie Frierson, Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin and Cathie Black (right) accepted their honorary degrees from Loyola University, May 9, with President of Loyola University of New Orleans the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wiles, S.J., Ph.D. Frierson accepted the degree on behalf of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans to whom it was presented for its “outstanding work and contributions to New Orleans and its people.” Benjamin’s degree was presented by Loyola for her tireless work as a champion of the New Orleans arts community, her dedicated work with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and her guidance of and support of Loyola University of New Orleans. Black, president of Hearst Magazines and author of book Basic Black: The essential guide for getting ahead at work (and in life), was honored for her outstanding work as a journalist and in the publishing industry and as a strong role model for women; she also served as 2008 Commencement Speaker.

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Alice Waters with Randy and Bernadette Fertel at a party to celebrate Waters and
the success of the second Edible Schoolyard in the U.S., located at Samuel J. Green Charter School.
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Charlee Williamson and Ralph Brennan Tues., April 7, at the launch of Ralph Brennan’s Seafood Cookbook.

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John, Jennifer and Kenny Rabalais at the opening of Home and Garden, a Plant Gallery Store, April 18.

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Laura Cowin with Bob and Laurie Legendre browse the wares at Home and Garden, located at 9401 Airline Drive.

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Tracy Womack, Keith Ribbeck, Lisa Galatoire and Stephanie Durham take a look around. Selling fountains, home décor, decorative containers and architectural elements, this second store owned by the Rabalaises picks up where The Plant Gallery left off.

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Twelve-year volunteer Cynthia Hayes, whom this year served as Public Relations Parent Volunteer and on Celebration and Auction Committees at Jesuit High School’s Celebration 2008 fundraiser with Special Assistant to the Jesuit Alumni Office Brother Billy Dardis S.J., and Jesuit High School’s President, the Rev. Anthony J. McGinn S.J.