Vandals attack an aquarium renovation, a historic sunken boat on the Mississippi River, the ‘Chocolate Café’ and more. See today’s Top Stories in New Orleans for Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
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The shrinking Mississippi has exposed a sunken historic boat. Then thieves and vandals struck.
State archaeologist Chip McGimsy welcomes visitors to the wreck of the Brookhill, which sank in the 1915 hurricane, and was found in the low waters of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. But he doesn’t welcome some bad apples coming in to spoil everyone’s fun.
Vandalism, theft and vandalism of shipwrecks are not only against McGimsy’s tastes, they are also against the law. At least he had one person photograph the large and small Brookhill debris twice in the last week.
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Atlanta wins, Mandeville loses. Popular North Shore priest becomes Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta.
Around 5 a.m. Tuesday, text messages began flying between staff members and parishioners at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville.
The predawn letter awakened the recipient with the news that the beloved pastor, the Reverend John Nan Tran, would be appointed by Pope Francis as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The news caused a bittersweet feeling. The general feeling was that while it was a tough day for Mary, Queen of Peace, it was a fitting tribute to the humble man of the cloth.
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Sneak Peek: Audubon Aquarium and Woldenberg Park Get a New Look
The Audubon Aquarium of America and nearby Woldenberg Park have a new look.
The aquarium will be closed for at least six months at the end of November as part of an ongoing $41 million renovation project on the riverside building and nearby grounds, officials said.
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Ian McNulty: Sip chocolate and nibble on bonbon cocktails at the bar turned ‘chocolate cafe’
Chris Nobles is the founder of Piety and Desire Chocolate, a “Bean to Bar” chocolate maker. He imports cacao seeds and South His Broad He turns them into chocolate from small producers in the streets and spins this into artful bonbons and bars to create deep, sophisticated resonances.
But now, Piety and Desire has an independent retail location in the Lower Garden District on Magazine Street, transforming the old-school bar into a unique department store for chocolate lovers.
“We call it the Chocolate Café,” Noble says, arranging cups and saucers around the espresso machine.
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Actress Gabrielle Union’s 3-year-old daughter dresses up as a dancing doll for Halloween.
Actress Gabrielle Union’s 3-year-old daughter spent Halloween in honor of Southern University’s Human Jukebox.
On Oct. 23, Union posted a photo of his daughter, Kirvia, in a dancing doll-inspired outfit to her Instagram account. The photo was also posted on her daughter’s Instagram account.
Union said in an Instagram post that her daughter’s costume was inspired by Southern University’s Human Jukebox dance team, the Fabulous Dancing Dolls.
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