METAIRIE- Saturday was annual Lions Awareness Day. Several local Lions Clubs of District 8-S hosted a free vision screening for children and adults at Lakeside Shopping Center. Free retina screenings, glaucoma screenings, and similar vision checks were offered with the help of the dedicated members and doctors from Children`s Hospital and LSU Health Sciences Center who all helped and volunteered their time. “We know that back-to-school is not just about buying the books and buying the clothes, but to make […]
WAVELAND- Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille making landfall along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, devastating the coastline and the Pine Belt. To honor those who lost their lives during the devastating storm, an anniversary event was held at the Veterans Memorial in Waveland where Camille made landfall. The mayor of Waveland, Mike Smith spoke at the ceremony as well as survivors who spoke about the storm 50 years ago. A ceremonial wreath was also tossed in the water. […]
COVINGTON- It was a night of art, shopping, dining, live music, and of course all things white at the Covington White Linen Night for Public Art in downtown Covington over the weekend. Hundreds of people selected their best white linen clothing to celebrate in Covington Saturday night. It featured live music and entertainment, fine art by local artists, after hours shopping, and signature white linen night cocktails to enjoy. More than 40 local businesses donated their proceeds from the evening […]
BAY ST. LOUIS- The Alice Moseley Folk Art and Fun Festival was held in Bay St. Louis over the weekend where dozens had a blast in the beach town. The festival honored Alice Moseley who is a nationally acclaimed folk artist. It was free to the public and featured beautiful local art and exhibitions, a kids art and fun zone, and delicious food and refreshments. Musical guests included Amanda Shaw, Bay Ratz, and Monsters at Large. The festival was held at […]
NEW ORLEANS- On Saturday, hundreds of new students moved into the dorms at the University of New Orleans to begin the next chapter of their lives called college. Full of welcoming staff, Pontchartrain Residence Halls were packed with students unloading their things, moving into their new dorms, and saying goodbye to their friends and family. But, some students we spoke with are happy to finally get away from home and live on their own. “Hectic yea crazy, but it feels […]
METAIRIE- The Nola Marketplace Business Expo was held in Lakeside Mall in Metairie over the weekend. The expo features many local area and Nola Marketplace businesses. WGNO was a proud sponsor of the event where hundreds were able to get discounts on their favorite stores and lots of goodies and treats. Some Nola Marketplace participants included Dignity Memorial, the Dog Stop Metairie, Terminix and dozens more. If your business would like to participate in the expo next year, you can get […]
NEW ORLEANS- Every year on the second Saturday in August, The New Orleans Hash House Harriers hosts the Red Dress Run which is a charity run in the Crescent City. This yearly event is loved by locals and visitors alike and is unlike any other run in the world. The run is just the beginning of a day full of red dress goers having fun and partying; and yes that means men and women rock a red dress all day long! […]
SLIDELL- It was a night of art, shopping, dining, live music, and of course all things white at the White Linen and Lagniappe in Slidell over the weekend. Dozens of people selected their best white linen clothing to celebrate in Olde town Slidell Saturday night. It featured live music and entertainment, fine art by local artists, after hours shopping, and signature white linen night cocktails to enjoy. It was the third annual event for the city of Slidell.
NEW ORLEANS- It was a night of elegance and all things white downtown on Julia Street Saturday. The Hancock Whitney White Linen Night celebrated its 25th anniversary here in New Orleans. The Julia Street block party featured cuisine and cocktails from more than 30 local restaurants and vendors. The celebration continued until midnight and featured DJ RQ Away and performances by Vinsantos and the New Orleans drag workshop. Hancock Whitney White Linen Night was first founded in 1994.
HARAHAN- On Saturday, Second Harvest Food Bank hosted its first major distribution of food from its Harahan facility. The event was open to anyone in need of food assistance. With this first time event, Second Harvest hoped to get as much perishable food product at this event to the public to prevent recent large donations from going to waste; but to also help hundreds around the city in need. “All of the families are very thankful every single car us […]
CHALMETTE- Repticon brought the amazing world of reptiles and exotic animals back to New Orleans with the event being held in Chalmette over the weekend. It was a fun and educational exposition and fun for all ages. Repticon’s reptile and exotic animal shows are held in major cities throughout the United States and attract thousands of reptile enthusiasts.
NEW ORLEANS- Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser crowned a new King of American Seafood at the 16th annual Great American Seafood Cookoff at the Convention Center this weekend. The crown went to Louisiana’s Nathan Richard. 17 of the best seafood chefs from around the county faced off on Saturday cooking their best seafood meals for a select group of judges. In the end only Nathan remained who was crowned King of American Seafood. “And they have chefs from all over the […]