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Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road to nurture artists in residence

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --  The entrance to a studio building which is part of the Joan Mitchell Center in Treme

When the public gets its first look at the Joan Mitchell Center Saturday, they will be visiting the only campus that Mitchell’s namesake foundation has created for artists-in-residence anywhere in the world. According to Gia Hamilton, director of the center, the campus was a natural outgrowth of the foundation’s efforts to support New… Continue reading →

It’s not too early for gardeners to dream of autumn blooms

Photo provided by LSU AgCenter -- Cassia alata, or candlestick plant, is among fall's most generous bloomers in our area.

It hasn’t escaped my notice that with the rains this week came lower temperatures, and lower temperatures mean fall is just around the corner, right? Ha! If only that were true. Nonetheless, the cooler weather turned my thoughts to fall. I have begun daydreaming about (instead of dreading) my garden again. I imagine my roses… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden events, Aug. 22-Sept. 26, 2015

JOAN MITCHELL CENTER OPENING: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2275 Bayou Road. The new artist-in-residence campus opens with a reception featuring light refreshments and a display of works by the inaugural class of artists. The campus includes historic buildings, as well as a contemporary studio building. Free. (504) 940-2500. SUMMER GARDEN WRAP-UP: 9:30… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, July 29 to Aug. 5, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Craig S. Bennen, Wayne R. Bennen, Brad P. Bennen and George T. Bennen sold this home at 3109 40th St. in Metairie to Deborah A. Bennen for $108,855.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for July 29 to Aug. 5 ASHLAWN DRIVE 721: $80,000, Sandra F. Dufrene, Shauna L. Fitzjarrell and Gary B. Fitzjarrell to 85 Sedgefield LLC. ELMWOOD PARK SUBDIVISION, UNIT 435: $70,000, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. RESOR AVE. 545: $157,000, Shelly R.… Continue reading →

St. John property transfers, July 20 to July 31, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Cathy Row and Edward P. Marcel sold this home at 23 Sandpiper Drive in LaPlace to Clint U. Lawrence and Kala K. Klafert for $177,000.

St. John the Baptist Transfers for July 20 to July 31 ELLERSLIE AVENUE 1512: $142,000, Karen Carter Denham and Wayne Anthony Denham to Emily Denham Guillory and Brett Spencer Guillory. JORDAN COURT 121: $79,000, Robin Haydel Guillot and Mervin Guillot, Jr. to Tabitha Tamplain Alonzo and Danny Paul Alonzo,… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, July 29 to Aug. 5, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Catherine J. L. Verges sold this home at 522 Avenue J in Marrero to Danny Volion and Holly R. Volion for $195,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for July 29 to Aug. 5 BLANCHE DRIVE 113: $90,331, Standard Mortgage Corp. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. CAPITOL DRIVE 433: $77,000, Murphy White and Mary A. White to Fahada Hull. WINNONA DRIVE 164: donation, no value stated, Josefa J. Rodriguez to Tania R.… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, July 24 to Aug. 4, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- William F. Rachal Jr. sold this home at 1125 Short St. in New Orleans' 7th District to Matthew G. Giepert and Jamie A. Clesi for $399,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for July 24 to Aug. 4 CAMP ST. 1201-03: donation, no value stated, Victor J. Farrugia and Odessa T. Farrugia to Charlotte F. Arnett. CANAL ST. 1630: $4,800,000, Suites at New Orleans LLC to Governor House of New Orleans LLC. Celeste Street, square… Continue reading →

For the gardener, Katrina volunteer opportunities sprout all over town

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- The Guerrilla Garden in the Lower Ninth Ward needs volunteers to help with weeding, transplanting fruit trees, and planting herbs and vegetables.

Where will you be two weeks from today, and how do you plan to mark the occasion? I’ve been reflecting on the most fulfilling way to spend the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and think back to the first anniversary, when two friends and I helped a Holy Cross resident finally clean out her house. It… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, July 17-23, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- David M. Scarritt and Michelle E. Scarritt sold this home at 1630 Carondelet St. in New Orleans' 1st District to Robert Weinstein for $325,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for July 17 TO 23 1st District CARONDELET ST. 1630: $325,000, David M. Scarritt and Michelle E. Scarritt to Robert Weinstein. CARONDELET ST. 633: $845,000, Duboue Enterprise LLC to Peter Zandan. CLARA ST. 1312-14: $8,640, City of New Orleans to Alvin A. Smith. Coliseum… Continue reading →

St. Tammany property transfers, July 20 to 24, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Angela Johnson Sabol sold this home at 213 Indian Village Road in Slidell to Scott J. Larmann and Jennifer W. Larmann for $290,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for July 20 TO 24 CAMPHILL DRIVE 937: $115,000, Money Hill Plantation LLC to James R. E. Lamz. FUCHSIA ST. 70396: $10 and other good and valuable considerations, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Selmon Corkern II and Colleen Corkern. Oak Knoll Estates, lot… Continue reading →

East Jefferson property transfers, July 24-28, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Edward J. Jaquillard, III, and Rita H. Jaquillard sold this home at 809 Gerry Drive in Kenner to Richard C. Bush for $30,000.

EAST JEFFERSON Transfers for July 24 to July 28 GENERES DRIVE 2133: donation, no value stated, Dorothy S. Crosbie to Kathleen M. Esquivel. MAGNOLIA ACRES SUBDIVISION, LOT D-4: $167,941, Robert Wolfe Construction Inc. to Kyle Van Hoven and Allison S. Van Hoven. MALVERN LANE 258: $82,500, Donna G.… Continue reading →

West Jefferson property transfers, July 24-28, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Jeffrey P. Simoneaux sold this home at 445 Gardere Ave. in Harvey to Jennifer N. Howard for $165,000.

WEST JEFFERSON Transfers for July 24 to July 28 GLEN DELLA DRIVE 265: $20,000, Antoinette W. Johnson to 2101 Longwood Drive LLC. PAT DRIVE 384: $37,600, Bank of America NA to Walter Bertot. BAYOU HARBOR SUBDIVISION, LOT 33-B: $48,000, Jeffery D. Laurent and… Continue reading →

New Orleans home and garden calendar, Aug. 8-29, 2015

PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, plants@nocp.org for a full list. PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. This indoor… Continue reading →

St. Charles Parish property transfers, July 13 to 17, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Charles Jacob Coates and Patricia Ann Paulin Coates sold this home at 222 Madewood Drive in Destrehan to Lilah Majaducon Villahermosa for $185,500.

St. Charles Transfers for July 13 TO JULY 17 MAGNOLIA RIDGE PARK SUBDIVISION BLOCK H LOT 5: Donation, Charles Johnson Sr. and Loretta Jacobs Johnson to Charles Johnson Jr. MAGNOLIA RIDGE RANCHETTES PHASE 2A PARCELS 1 AND 2: $50,000, Ridgeland Properties LLC to Seth Michael Ducote and Amanda… Continue reading →

St. Tammany Parish transfers, July 14-17, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jason Steven Roper and Heather T. Roper sold this home at 67106 Montaigne St. in Mandeville to Alesia J. Mahony for $225,000.

ST. TAMMANY Transfers for July 14 TO JULY 17 10TH ST. 22134: $250,000, Michael J. Serpas and Linda D. Serpas to Leah R. McGee. DUNDEE ST. 71242: $67,878, J. P. Morgan Chase Bank NA to Federal National Mortage Association. HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB SUBDIVISION, LOT 8, SQUARE 14: $4,000,… Continue reading →

New Orleans property transfers, July 13-16, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Benjamin Horwitz and Ellie R. Streiffer Horwitz sold this home at 2326 Wirth Place in New Orleans' 6th District to Feizal Fakier Jr. and Amy E. Fakier for $417,000.

NEW ORLEANS Transfers for July 13 TO JULY 16 BANKS ST. 2920-22: donation, no value stated, Lydia I. Lindsay to Stanley Williams. BANKS ST. 4308-10: $400,000, Lance J. Lincoln and Angelle Marie Adams to Anthony E. Perrino and Cynthia W. Perrino. BARONNE ST. 616: $1,200,000, Doley Foundation… Continue reading →

Bring garden beauty indoors with perfect cut flowers

Photo by R. Stephanie Bruno -- Denise Richter carries an armload of freshly picked zinnias. Very sharp garden shears and a clean vase will help cut flowers stay beautiful longer.

Do those zinnias blooming their heads off in your garden right now make you smile every time you look at them? Do the cosmos and the celosia tickle your fancy? If so, you may already have the beginnings of a cutting garden right in your own front yard. Learn more on the topic when Megan… Continue reading →

Mom redesigns her Lakeview cottage with a spa feel

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- The repurposed china cabinet and wood island in the kitchen of Tracy Walters' home in New Orleans, La. on Monday, July 27, 2015. Tracy moved from Uptown to Lakeview two years ago, where she renovated a 1940's bungalow.

When Tracy Cox Walters discovered she was ready to make a life change in 2013, it was in part because she was fed up with road construction in and around her Carrollton neighborhood. “First, it was resurfacing Broadway. Then it was Carrollton, then St. Charles. By the time work on South Claiborne started, it was time… Continue reading →

St. Charles property transfers,July 6 - July 10, 2015

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Curtis Andrew Vila and Kellie Peters Vila sold this home at 122 Badalamenti Street in Luling to Austin T. Hale and Samantha Fontenot Hale for $152,000.

St. Charles Transfers for July 6 TO July 10 BAYOU ESTATES DRIVE 152: $239,000, Patricia Ann Mason to Deborah DiFranco Miranda. ORMOND MEADOWS 211: $206,000, Anne Marie St. Pierre to Rickey John Landry Jr. TREPAGNIER DRIVE 10: $217,000, Donald Hampton Deloach and Betty… Continue reading →