AKC Lagnaippe Classic Dog Show, Canceled

AKC Lagnaippe Classic Dog Show at the Pontchartrain Center.

Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065


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New Orleans Oddities & Curiosities Expo, August 29, 2020

New Orleans Oddities & Curiosities Expo

The Alario Center
2000 Segnette Blvd
Westwego, LA 70094

 August 29, 2020
11AM – 6PM

Admission:$10 entry fee, Kids 12 & under are free

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New Orleans Salsa Bachata Festival 2020, Canceled

This is the largest Latin Dance event in New Orleans.

Marriott New Orleans
Canal Street @ French Quarter
New Orleans, LA


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Jefferson Parish Schools Delayed Because of Coronavirus

In the July 15th Jefferson Parish School board meeting it was voted to delay the start of the school year because of the pandemic. The school board recently conducted a survey regarding coronavirus concerns. Out of the 10,305 responses, 68% would like to delay the first day of school to August 12th.

The coronavirus is a struggle for the whole world and everyone is learning how to navigate this new territory. The district wants to ensure that its staff and teachers are trained and prepared for safely reopening the schools for the 20-21 school year. Teachers need more time to prepare and learn the additional safety guidelines that will be implemented due to coronavirus.

Another concern is what phase the state will be in, in terms of reopening when the school year begins. Jefferson Parish Schools have come up with three possible scenarios to try and cover all basis. The first scenario will be to allow students back into schools with kids in the classrooms. The second would be an all virtual learning platform and the third scenario would be some brick and mortar and some virtual.

As of now, it is voted for 1-12 grades to begin August 12th and PreK and kindergarten will begin August 17-18 in the school buildings. July hit record highs in cases all over the state. The parish is the largest district with 51,000 students and 80 schools so plans could change once again.

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Central Business District’s New Project Will Include A Bowling Alley

New Orleans’ Central Business District is set to be the home of Marcel Wiznia’s $44 million co-living project named Two Saints. The project, located at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and St. Joseph Street, will now include a bowling alley with a restaurant and bar. The New Orleans City Council approved the bowling alley in their July 5, 2020 meeting with one condition, the project will include affordable housing units.

Among the project, 40 units of the 218 units will have several rooms that would be rented, one tenant per private bedroom, that will share a kitchen and living room with other renters. In order to rent one of these shared units, you must make between 60% and 80% of the area’s median income. Rent would be less than $1,000 a month on the 40 units while the other 218 will rent between $1,400 and $1,500. This is part of the agreement made between the developers and the Industrial Development Board and is part of the program called payment in lieu of taxes.

“This will help us in our ability to provide affordable housing for working people here in this city,” Councilman Jay H. Banks, who represents the district said.

The 141,000-square-foot project plans to include a bowling alley which will be run by the franchise Punch Bowl Social. The bowling-themed entertainment venue will include bowling lanes, a variety of other games including darts, karaoke and a restaurant with several bars.

Current residents that are close to the proposed project have some concerns but the project will be bound to certain set hours. In order for the project to work with affordable housing, the commercial aspect is a must.

“I know there were concerns about the commercial aspect of this development but the fact of the matter is they needed some kind of commercial supplement to make the numbers work,” Banks said.

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