Just in time for Earth Day….

Just in time for Earth Day 2011, my shiny new recycling bin was delivered yesterday by the City of New Orleans, complete with the de riguer fleur-de-lis embellishment. I’m excited about the fact that it has wheels and holds a lot more than the old blue bins and can’t wait […] Read more »

Algiers Residents Need to Sign Up for New Recycling Carts

Recycling in Algiers LA In January, Algiers residents started being charged more for garbage pickup. Substantially more. Like double what we were paying before. Part of the pitch for this increase was that we would see the return of curbside recycling, which has been absent since Katrina unless you paid […] Read more »

Signs of Spring in New Orleans

New Orleans Gardening While many of my friends around the country are still shoveling snow, I almost feel guilty for having spent the weekend putting in new bedding plants in my flower beds and planting seeds in the vegetable garden.  I’ve been spotting blossoms on peach trees, blooms on camellias […] Read more »

City of New Orleans Changes Website

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Finally, we can put that dreadfully named CityofNO.com website behind us and welcome the new City of New Orleans site at NOLA.gov. The entire site has been revamped, with a cleaner interface and much easier navigation than the gazillion links that used to be on the front page.  It’s good […] Read more »

The Sounds of Summer in New Orleans

Summer in New Orleans Am I the only one that thinks the cicada population in New Orleans must be huge this year?  Since I do a lot of work from my home office, and AT&T apparently hates my house, I often wander out to the front porch during the day […] Read more »

Why We Write About More Than Real Estate

West Bank Living There are some social media experts who claim that a real estate site like West Bank Living is no place for information about the little things that go on in a community.  Things like new restaurants, fund raisers, school fairs (you know, the fun stuff).  Many declare […] Read more »

A Different Take | Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving.  That time of year when everyone stops to remember what they are thankful for.  We have our little canned speeches where we recite our good fortune in life and count our blessings of health, happiness and family.  You want to know what I’m thankful for? I’m thankful for… Facebook, […] Read more »

Snow in New Orleans

Snow in New Orleans – December 2008 There is a blanket of white covering my front yard and the hibiscus are NOT happy!  Snow happens so rarely in New Orleans that things grind to a screeching halt as everyone heads home to enjoy it for the short time that it […] Read more »

New Beginnings

Gardening in New Orleans I don’t know about everyone else, but the start of school is kind of like beginning a new year for me.  New uniforms, cool backpacks that haven’t been written on yet, overflowing with all of the fresh supplies for middle and high schools. I remember how […] Read more »