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A $75,000 Our Town Grant Goes to A Studio in the Woods

A program of Tulane University’s ByWater Institute called A Studio in the Woods, is receiving a $75,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will be used towards Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf, a collaborative project with artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée and the Plaquemines Parish Government. A […]

Belle Chasse Medal of Honor Park Honors War Veterans Will Finally Be Completed

The Louisiana Medal of Honor Park is finally going to be finished after construction came to a halt about 18 years ago. Originally the park was created to display over 4,000 medal recipients from the Civil War to present-day conflicts. The structure was built by Seabees from the neighboring Naval Air Station and Joint Reserve […]

Algiers Point Sees Plans For A Multi-Use Development

David Fuselier, a real estate developer, wants to put a multi-use development that will include a grocery store, single-family houses and condominiums on 10 acres in Algiers Point. The property was once home to a local steam locomotives manufacturer. The 10-acre site, located at 1200 Opelousas Ave, is the biggest undeveloped piece of land on […]

A Unique Learning Tool for Students at Belle Chasse Academy

Belle Chasse Academy is giving its students the opportunity to learn through the school’s culinary garden and teaching kitchen. The school follows the unique teaching method that incorporates food into traditional math, science, and social studies. Students can learn about botany, nutrition and Native American culture through food such as corn. The Victory Garden is […]

Baby Boomers Are Taking Advantage of the Current Home Seller’s Market

The current housing market is the hottest it has been since before the Great Recession. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, sellers made a median of $66,000 on the sale of their homes this year. This is a $6,000 increase from the same time in 2020. […]

Unique Little Free Libraries Popping Up Around Town

Little Free Library is “the world’s largest book-sharing movement” across the world. The nonprofit, founded in 2009, allows communities to have volunteer-led libraries. The book-sharing boxes allow neighbors to exchange and have access to books 24/7. According to Todd Bol, the founder of Little Free Library, the purpose is to inspire a love of reading, […]

Hogs For the Cause Has A New Location This Year

Hogs for the Cause will be happening this year but at a different location and a new date. The annual event will take place this year June 4 – 5, 2021 in Belle Chasse. This will be the first time the event will be held outside of the city. The location will be at a […]

2021 Sees a Record High in Private Residential Spending

The total private residential construction spending is 21% higher than reported a year ago. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis of Census Construction Spending data reported a 2.5% rise in total private residential construction spending in January. January saw a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $713 billion making this a record high. The […]

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Is Coming Back This June

COVID-19 really changed the way New Orleans put on their events last year. In fact, many events were postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic. The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) although was postponed, Aimee Brown, NOWFE executive director said they found different ways to bring back some of its features, including wine […]

Data Released Shows November 2020 Gains in Single-Family Permits

The National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing reported that there was a 12.2% increase of single-family permits on a year-over-year basis from November 2019. The November 2020 number reached to 888,217 while the November 2019 level just hit 791,452. The South had an increase of 14.4% single-family permits which was the highest in […]

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