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.
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!
Upset Jazz Fest is canceled (again) because of COVID-19? We’ve got your guide on how to Fest at Home like a pro.
During COVID-19, we’ve had to adapt the way we celebrate. Friday is St. Joseph’s Day, and Wednesday marked St. Patrick’s Day. The one-year mark of everything shutting down aligns with St. Patrick’s Day, and this year is definitely different. Even though celebrations don’t look the same, New Orleanians still have a way of making it happen!
Another wave of COVID has much of the country on lockdown, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had online until we’re pandemic-free Here are some of the events we’re most looking forward to in Virtual New Orleans this week.
More than a year after closing, local bakery Sucre announced its return on social media Thursday, this time with new female ownership.
New Orleans is slowly opening back up, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had online until we’re 100%! Here are some of the events we’re most looking forward to in Virtual New Orleans this week.
There a chill in the air and there’s pumpkin spice EVERYTHING (even masks)! Fall is here, so here are a few things we found to celebrate the change of seasons.