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Desmare Playground Gets Love


Many neighbors and volunteers from far and wide came out with their children to plant trees in Desmare Playground at 3456 Esplanade Avenue on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon. From Susannah Burley: “Thank you so much for your time and energy this morning in planting 11 beautiful trees that will drink [...]

Fortier Park Gets Spring Cleaning


Photos and narrative below by Robert Thompson Seen on the left is Mark Conner, Senior Director of Marketing, for Fair Grounds. His “Fun Team” in green shirts really performed. Thanks to team leader Andy Ryan whose efforts put together Fair Grounds “FUN TEAM” resource with neighbors to make an impressive change in Fortier Park today. [...]


THE POWER OF ONE Faubourg St. John neighbor Paul Laplace was out on his porch enjoying the beautiful weather we are having today. So, I stopped by to chat about the issues in Fortier Park. Paul relayed a story about Walter Tarantino, a retired fisherman in Bucktown who decorated the area across the levee from [...]

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