Sunday, February 12, 2012

Release the Hounds! Krewe of Barkus XX
~ Mission: Impossible - Canine Protocol
Armstrong Bark Reloaded!

Mardi Gras Indian history, intricate beading traditions highlighted in videos
~Katy Reckdahl

~Editilla photobellas~ We took this one -Big Chief Delphit- at St. Joseph's last year.
It was incredible with beautiful weather, thus the Indians laid everything out on the ground before parading so everyone could get all the pics they wanted. In fact, I never saw a single Indian refuse a photograph with anyone all day the length of the parade!

Blue Nile Mardi Gras Costume Bazaar Returns to Frenchmen

Designing Carnival's queen gowns takes a couturier's eye and an aptitude for engineering ~Susan Langenhennin

Second line season is on pause...
~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

~Hat Tweet @nolamaven~Goat cheese & apple king cake from Cake Cafe. Delicious! A judges' pick.

Elected as a reformer, Ray Nagin under scrutiny: Stephanie Grace

Seven candidates make race for N.O. City Council at-large seat a toss up

New Orleans area home sales on the rise as confidence returns

Solar project on French Quarter home is still lacking juice

Corps of Engineers nominee says he agrees with Sen. David Vitter on need for major change in agency

MO Senator McCaskill grills Corps nominee about Birds Point levee breach

Restore Act needs your help now
~It’s rare when so many folks who weren’t born here nor raised on the unbounded pleasures of bountiful hunting and fishing in Louisiana will commit themselves to saving our state. That rare instance comes this week in Washington, D.C. Their focus is “Vanishing Paradise,” an initiative by the National and Louisiana Wildlife federations to restore coastal Louisiana, has been taken to heart — and national awareness — by more than 600 conservation and environmental organizations and businesses across the country.

Paradise withering: Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost more than 1,800 square miles of wetlands~Kerry Luft

Other things that take too long
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Jindal administration, LSU spar over state hospital budget cuts while patients lose

High rollers back in BR for bowling tournament

Flounder in Pinot Grigio with Creole Tomatoes

Rocky & Carlo's Catches Fire!

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