Category archives for: Living Well


Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak on Bayou St. John as we guide you along our historic waterway running through the city. We’ll keep with the pace of the city—nice and easy, taking in the southern scenery, hospitality and weather. The bayou itself was a key component in establishing our city. The Native [...]


Welcome! We hope you leave us with great memories of your visit. Regardless of whether you live in Faubourg St. John or are a visitor,  everyone is glad you are here. Faubourg St. John has one of the best reputations in New Orleans as a community that cares. Faubourg St. John loves visitors. In Faubourg [...]

Police Ask Public to Provide Pedal Power for Children

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, New Orleans Police Department and New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation donated 120 bicycles to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at ReNEW McDonogh City Park Academy. December 15, 2016. *** by Linda Landesberg Here is a great idea for your holiday gift purchasing: The donation of a bicycle for a [...]

Keeping Faubourg St. John Clean and Green

Neighbors Making A Difference by Craig Kraemer <img src=”/images/cache/cache_5/cache_5/cache_b/Unknown-1-acafcb55.jpeg?ver=1480350990&aspectratio=1″ alt=””> Robert Thompson is a neighborhood volunteer organizer. Thompson’s primary interest is in small public green spaces, an interest that many of his friends and neighbors share with the Faubourg St. John resident. Through social media, Thompson helps to facilitate neighborhood projects by spreading the word [...]

A little garden in which to walk and immensity in which to dream

by Robert Thompson On Saturday, November 19, 2016,  neighbors turned out in numbers to make the City Beautiful Club’s Capdevielle Green and Clean Day a real success. Litter pickup, leaf raking, weeding and trimming, and gutter clean outs were just some things done. An impressive project managed and executed by neighbor Pushpa has also resulted [...]

Robert Thompson Proposes Plan for Capdeville Park

by Robert Thompson It’s been a long hot summer since our last get together at Capdeville Park. The progress begun at that Clean-up day has begun to give the park that “cared for” look which in turn lifts our neighborhood, discourages further littering and vandalism, and may even make our area safer. During the summer, [...]


STREETS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOOT RACE Contributions go toward Steve Gleason’s participation in advanced and experimental technology, equipment and treatments. The purpose of the What you Give will Grow event is to raise awareness for ALS and to support the Gleason Family Trust. The Gleason Family Trust is set up to help offset the [...]


The Fair Grounds Recovery Roads program will include multiple construction repair projects with an estimated value for roadway improvements that is approximately 3.8 million dollars. Design of the future road repairs is currently underway and is being closely coordinated with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. The project timeline is under development. Road [...]

Finding a Better Balance in How We Use Technology

courtesy Religion and Ethics News Weekly Americans are increasingly dependent on their digital devices, and while these provide undeniable benefits, some say their negative consequences must also be addressed. Correspondent Kim Lawton talks with Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sherry Turkle, who says there must be times and places where conversations and human relationships [...]

Meeting Tuesday, September 6 at the Fair Grounds Black Gold Room

Tuesday, September 6 is the quarterly FSJNA general membership meeting at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Cookies and refreshments will be provided by Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots at 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans.   Guests/Current Topics: ·District A Update – Councilmember Susan Guidry September 7th has been declared to be Geaux Blue NOLA Day [...]

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