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Metro New Orleans Home Prices Are Rising

The latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that home prices in the metro New Orleans area were up at the beginning of 2019. The National Association of Realtor sends out a quarterly report that gives data on median home prices, tracking the sales in metro areas across the country. In New […]

HeartGift Louisiana Helps Kids In Need

HeartGift is an organization that has helped over 400 children with life-saving congenital heart defect surgery in over 34 countries. For $25,000 each child, HeartGift brings the patient to the United States where the surgery is preformed. The patients surgery, travel expenses, medicine, recovery and more is covered. Louisiana’s HeartGift chapter which was formed in […]

Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish School Systems Include Finalists for The Louisiana Students of the Year

Each year The Louisiana Department of Education gives an award to students in elementary, middle/junior high and high school recognizing their outstanding academic achievement, leadership ability and citizenship. This year there are two finalist from Jefferson Parish (Kavia Mallik, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies and Sriram Srigiri, Airline Park Academy for Advanced Studies) and one […]

From St. Elizabeth’s Chapel to Upscale Condominiums

The home of Anne Rice and the former St. Elizabeth’s Chapel has been renovated into beautiful condominium units. Keller Williams’ Kelly Waltemath is listing a unit that is currently on the market for $1,750,000. This New Orleans’ historical marker, nestled in the Uptown neighborhood, has three bedrooms and five baths. “Once St. Elizabeth’s Chapel, the […]

How All Female Krewes Came About

Ladies have always had a starring role in Carnival in New Orleans. In the years past women were always behind the scenes but today females rule in several of the well known Krewes of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras in New Orleans started with all-male krewes. Women were just recognized as queens during the Mardi Gras […]

The West Bank Home to The New We Dat’s

January 21, 2019 marked the first day opened for the new We Dat’s on the West Bank. The new Marrero location is one of three We Dat’s New Orleans Chicken and Shrimp, one is located on Canal St., and another at Old Gentilly Rd. A New Orleans’ favorite, locals are glad to see the restaurant […]

New Housing For Veterans

New Orleans will see a new affordable housing project which is slated to open this fall off of Broad Street. The project, called the St. Peter, will offer housing to military veterans. The $7.4 million dollar project is the second part of a four phase development plan. The SBP (St. Bernard Project) will build a […]

Jefferson Parish School Nationally Honored

Every year The National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program, formerly The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program, will award two schools from each state an honor recognizing high academic achievement in schools that fall at or below 35% poverty rate. L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been given the honor. The National Association […]

How to Enjoy A Wine Tasting

A good wine can make or break an event, dinner, or just a relaxing evening.  Tasting wine before a purchase can be important.  Learn how to taste wine and develop a palate for the savory drink.  You do not have to be a sommelier to know what is good or bad when it comes to […]

Residential Construction Employment Steadily Rising in 2016

As the national employment rate has steadily been dropping because of increases in available jobs nationwide which have also been sporadically been increasing since 2012, jobs in the construction industry have reached a critical level.  For once, this level is critical in a positive way instead of a negative one.  The residential construction employment industry […]

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