Archive for February, 2007

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“What does Tchoupitoulas mean in Choctaw.”-Amy, West Monroe, Louisiana

28 February 2007

Actually, it seems that the name comes from the reference to the Chapitoulas Indians or River People, a tribe who inhabited the area dating back to the 1500’s. Plantations were established along the river in the 1700’s by French Settlers and one was called “Tchoupitoulas”. We were able to trace the information from the following references.  From a State Marker along […]

Online Reviews can be Misleading-Take each with a Grain of Salt

26 February 2007

Recently there has been much controversy about websites that provide “unbiased” opinions about lodging and restaurants. There has been research done that suggests that not all comments are from actual users, but that many are generated by marketing organizations assigned to promote or attack clients or their competition. This is referred to as Buzz marketing. […]

Mardi Gras has come and gone-what a great holiday for all

22 February 2007

Its Thursday, February 22 and we are just getting things back in order from the terrific 14 days of Carnival. By all accounts, this year’s crowds, estimated at 800,000, signaled that New Orleans is slowly but surely making its way back. The best part of this season was the weather. For the first time in […]

Mardi Gras off to a huge start!

17 February 2007

Last evening, Friday, February 16th, three parades rolled in Uptown New Orleans. The crowds were especially large, larger that we could remember in recent years. And this was just the first of five major nights of the holiday. Out B&B is packed with excited guests who have a first class view and access to the […]

First weekend of Mardi Gras 2007 great fun!

11 February 2007

It’s Sunday February 11th and the last few parades are still rolling down St. Charles Avenue in front of our historic home. The house was filled with quite a few repeat guests from Mardi Gras past, and some new comers to Carnival. A complete sell-out. The weather was just wonderful, 50’s in the evening & […]

I’m looking to come to New Orleans in April to celebrate my birthday. I want to help with the rebuilding of New Orleans and I thought you might know of a group that is specifically helping with the reopening of schools – Robin (no home State given)

6 February 2007

Here’s a pretty good list to start your search. Pick one you have an interest in and give them a call, they may lead you to what you want. Donate and Volunteer: ACORN 800-790-2290 Adventist Community Services 800-381-7171 American Friends Service Committee 1-888-588-2372 American Jewish Committee 212-751-4000 America’s Second Harvest 800-344-8070 Catholic Charities, USA 800-919-9338 […]

Is the St. Charles Ave. Street Car fully operational to the Garden District, as of February 2007?- Mary, Arvada-CO

3 February 2007

The St. Charles streetcar line is up and running from Lee Circle to Canal St. in a loop, 24/7. For the remainder of the line through the Garden District, Uptown and on to Carrollton Avenue, it will be completed in stages. The next segement will be up to Napoleon Avenue, with a target date of […]

Louisiana Cheddar Biscuit Ya Ya

3 February 2007

It seems like no one in Louisiana can just cook something plain or mild. It’s considered unpatriotic to do so. We like our food a bit on the wild side! Making southern biscuits is no big deal for most, but making some that will make your taste buds proclaim, “that’s exciting!” is another matter. When […]

Positive media promo rolled out this week.

3 February 2007

According to media director, Mary Beth Romig, Director of Communications and Public Relations for the New Orleans Convention Bureau, the “Today Show” on Saturday morning, February 3 and NBC Nightly News will carry a segment on the “Forever New Orleans” advertising campaign. Launched last week with other initiatives, the CVB is promoting international meetings and leisure visitors to New Orleans.