Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.
Looking for a Dong Phuong king cake but can’t get to the East? Here’s a list of places that have them.
Live on the Westbank but still want to get a Dong Phuong king cake? No worries.
There are plenty of resources for your own DIY costume, and it won’t be the cheesy pom-pom gumball machine either.
Here’s a list of how your can get your King Cake fix if bread isn’t acceptable in your New Year’s diet.
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We talked to owner David Gentry, the mastermind behind the boo-tiful house to find out how the Uptown spectacle started.
In between bagging garbage that’s been sitting out for weeks, separating building materials, and crossing your fingers that the WiFi and electricity doesn’t go out again, we thought you might want to brush up on a little New Orleans history.
Here’s how to clean your catch basins ahead of potential flooding.
Here are some headlines from the weekend you may have missed.
Let’s be honest, New Orleans is hot. Snowball stands are open almost year-round and anytime I can get my hands on a cool treat, I’m in. Here’s a list of places we’ve discovered to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth!