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2014-03-08 23:03:32

Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart Students Display Original Works New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) will be hosting its third art show March 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the ReStore showcasing work from students at Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart. “The art the students make is nothing short of impressive,” said Jim Pate, executive director of NOAHH. “We’re...

2009-07-16 06:40:00

METAIRIE, La., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pottery has been a revered craft in the South of France for centuries. This is one of the reasons Chad and Beth Harris, owners of The Garden Gates (http://www.thegardengates.com/), made a pilgrimage to explore the picturesque villages nestled in the hillsides near Montpellier. The husband-and-wife team was on a mission to source glazed pottery that would stand out from the typical. After four years of searching and many disappointments, they finally...

2009-02-15 15:44:20

Thousands of people took part in the third annual Family Gras celebration in Metairie, La., an organizer says. Violet Peters, Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau president, estimated 4,000 people took part in the annual celebration in Metairie during its first couple days despite rainy weather, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Saturday. This year's festival, which ran Friday through Sunday, included appearances by rock musician Gavin DeGraw and singer Tony Orlando. Friday's...

2008-09-29 12:00:41

A Louisiana state representative has generated controversy with his proposal to offer poor women money for voluntary sterilization. State Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said his idea to offer impoverished women $1,000 to undergo a tubal ligation came after hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, when the state was forced to evacuate, house and care for tens of thousands of people, New Orleans City Business reported Monday. LaBruzzo said if his research finds the number of people on welfare has...

2008-09-15 03:00:27

By Anonymous Ochsner Health System announces the following openings in southeast Louisiana: The following hospitals are open and fully functional: Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, 180 West Esplanade Ave. Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank, 2500 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge, 17000 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital, 4608 Highway 1, Raceland Ochsner Baptist...

2008-09-08 03:00:10

By Anonymous Omni Bank has reopened the following locations today with hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The drive-up at 3351 N. Causeway Blvd. in Metairie is open, and the lobby at 4305-A N. Clearview Parkway is receiving customers. Branches at 285 W. Esplanade Ave. in Kenner and 201 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, and 810 N. Causeway Blvd. in Mandeville are fully operational. In Baton Rouge, the drive-up at 7054 Jefferson Highway is available. Omni customers can also access their money at...

2006-10-23 03:00:22

By Anonymous The Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council will mark the 25th anniversary of its annual World Trade and Transport Conference in New Orleans in 2007. The MVTTC, a cargo and transportation business network with more than 60 member companies, will hold its conference Feb. 14-16 in New Orleans at the Wyndham Hotel at Canal Place. "Our mission is simple. We promote trade in the Mississippi Valley and this is highlighted by the annual World Trade and Transport Conference -...

2005-10-11 18:26:48

By Paul Simao METAIRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The Bush administration is dragging its feet on the return of New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina, leaving tens of thousands cut off from jobs and other opportunities in the devastated city, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Tuesday. The U.S. civil rights leader, a Democrat who has criticized the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its handling of the crisis, made the charge at the end of a two-day...

2005-10-05 14:10:48

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Residents of some of New Orleans' hardest-hit neighborhoods returned home for the first time on Wednesday but officials expect few will stay since many houses are unlivable with spotty power and no drinking water. Roadblocks and checkpoints manned by police and military have now been largely removed from the city, although the hardest-hit area, the mostly poor and black Ninth Ward, is still partially flooded and remains off limits. Moving trucks and piles of...

2005-10-03 15:52:00

By Nichola Groom METAIRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Children returned to school on Monday in some of the New Orleans suburbs hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, relieving weary parents as officials sought to soothe students left jittery by destroyed homes and scattered families. Between one-third and one-half of the 52,000 children in Jefferson Parish's public schools were back in class on Monday, said Diane Roussel, the district's superintendent. In addition, about 3,600 students from...