New Orleans, LA – The Wooden Boat Festival takes place every October in the historic town of Madisonville. Jollaine Schear talks to the Coordinator the event and the Director of the Maritime Museum about the cultural importance of the festival and some of the activities that will be taking place.
New Orleans, LA – A Northshore organization which assists children and adults faced with disabling challenges is having an Equestrian Special Olympics on Saturday. Jollaine Schear has more on the story.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Neighborhood Housing Services, Sept. 28, 2010
You'd expect an organization called Neighborhood Housing Services to focus on housing, and since forming in 1976 this group has indeed prepared many New Orleanians to become homeowners through financial counseling, credit repair and other familiar services.
New Orleans, LA – Keeping people healthy and fit is one St. Tammany resident's mission in life. This week on Northshore Focus, Jollaine Schear talks to a national fitness champion and trainer who was recently voted the #1 Fittest person in Louisiana.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana SPCA, Sept. 7, 2010
The consequences of the BP oil disaster turn up everywhere from Louisiana marshes and fishing docks to restaurant kitchens and the unemployment office. But the disaster is also evident at local animal shelters. Tearful scenes unfold at these shelters daily as an increasing number of families surrender their pets, unable to properly care for them through the financial turmoil of recent months.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Aug. 17, 2010
The sheer scale of the Gulf oil disaster came as a shock to many people around the region. But some of those who closely monitor the petrochemical industry in Louisiana point out that this current crisis didn't just appear from nowhere.