Friday, February 24, 2012

Emily Gras: Muses Show Their Soul After Girl is Bullied at Parade
~"I got an email yesterday. It was so sad. We all started crying. Within 20 minutes, everybody wrote back," said Muses member Renee Rich. They began figuring out a plan to give back what contemporary dudesweet college culture had denied Emily (a nice time) and the rest of us (brief hope for our species). By 11 a.m. today, they did it.

Mardi Gras soul, in action, turns girl's parade nightmare into a dream come true
Critics of New Orleans school charter approval process have voice on task force

1045 Citations~Library Chronicles

The South Coast Today reports on the Fox 8 settlement with the Goatherders wing of Team Abel ~Slabbed

New Orleans' razing craze aims to clear way for post-Federal Flood recovery

St. Charles Council weighs levee property, bond re-finance

Sense of urgency: Upstream, leaders call for action on levees~Also~“The Corps’ unwillingness to certify their own levees is incomprehensible and will cost us yet more time and more money as it leaves us with no choice but to have our team of consultants do the certification,” said Les Sterman, chief supervisor of construction and the works for the FPD Council, in a statement.

Funeral for the Gulf of Mexico

Oyster bed recovery from Gulf oil spill on advisory committee agenda

Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation could bring Mississippi hundreds of millions of dollars, state attorney general says

Weekly US oil, gas drilling rig count down 13 to 1,981

Lake fishing for landlubbers about to become a reality

Sierra Club builds islands in Bayou Bienvenue to help restore wetlands

Karl Garson: Like life, river tough to control

Houma man uses 'practical joke' to fight cancer

Local authorities seize high-grade marijuana in further assault on liberty

Louisiana Derby Preview Day is about looking to the future~Bob Fortus

Kingcake Monsoon~Bug Eyed Guide

Ben Sandmel's biography 'Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans' will hit shelves April 12~Alison Fensterstock

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Throw me something, Mickey! ~moosedenied

Carl Nicks Wants More Money than Jahri Evans? ~Canal Street Chronicles

Mardi Gras celebrated across Louisiana

Mardi Gras Indians Tout Generations-Old Traditions


The 1000 Mardi Gras
~He Said/She Said NOLA

~Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club~Uptown 8:00 a.m.
~Krewe of Rex~Uptown 10:00 a.m.
Krewe of Elks Orleans~Uptown 11:30 a.m.
~Krewe of Crescent City~Uptown after Elks
Mardi Gras Day Marching Clubs
Irish Channel Corner Club~Uptown 6:30 a.m.
Jefferson City Buzzards~Uptown 6:45 a.m.
Lyons Carnival Club ~Uptown 7:00 a.m.
Pete Fountain's Half-Fast Walking Club~Uptown 7:45 a.m.
Mondo Kayo Social & Marching Club ~Uptown 7:45 a.m.
Societé de Saint Anne Marigney / Bywater~French Quarter 10:00 a.m.
KOE~French Quarter 10:15 a.m.

Parade Cams!, WWL

Link~Hat Tweet @small_affair~I'm broadcasting LIVE at Title of broadcast: All on Day

~Hat Tweet @ ~Pretty RT : Indians.

Get your Mardi Gras on

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras Sunday parade photos from the Times-Picayune
~A float rider leans out to toss to the crowds along St. Charles Avenue during the Iris parade Sunday, February 19,2012 in New Orleans. The parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18,2012 and was rescheduled due to rain. The 900 member ladies-only krewe is the oldest women's Carnival organization in New Orleans. This years theme was "Iris, Messenger of the Gods". Monarchs of Iris are Queen Cheryl Cottingham Short and King John "JJ" Short. Photo: Susan Poag

Please join us at Noon on Lundi Gras for our 2012 Sending Ceremony
~Guardians of the Flame

~Mardi Gras Indians' suits stitched with help of invisible hands

~Hat Tweet @BigRedCotton~Jay Williams & his tribe The Buffalo Hunters will be coming out 5am morning at 2223 1st St. at Liberty

Lundi Gras celebrations to bring full day of music, royalty to riverfront

~Nola parades today!
Krewe of Tucks
~Uptown 3:00 p.m --Rescheduled from 2/18
Krewe of Proteus~Uptown 5:15 p.m.
Krewe of Orpheus~Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Things are getting heated in the Ragusa family ~LOOKA!

Carnival seasons' early economic impact

Line dance: A Monologue by Jarvis DeBerry

Small Affairs covers Eris
~Editilla Brahtellas~ We began following this citizen journalist blogger on da twitters @small_affair wit her various and sundry live-streaming broadcasts.

Krewe of Houmas' parade will be led by the Spirit of Louisiana~The Spirit of Louisiana fire truck was donated to the city of New York in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The 42,000-pound truck was built by Ferrera Fire Apparatus Co. of Holden, with money raised by Louisiana residents. The fire truck was made to New York specifications and can pump 1,000 gallons of water in one minute. Louisiana later donated two hazardous-material trucks that aid in hazardous spill cleanup operations.

Time itself~Fix the Pumps

Solar panels becoming a hot item among New Orleans area consumers

History’s telling me to not get excited about passage of the oil spill fine amendment…
~Disenfranchised Citizen