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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.

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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.…

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Jazz Fest 2016

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

Jazz Fest has always been my favorite cultural celebration in New Orleans. It's important to me for many reasons, but, primarily it's a family experience I share with a family I've known since the new millenium.

We're extremely close and I'll share an aspect of my experience with you, via this link 

Jazz Fest and the Spice of New Orleans


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At 9:43am on August 30, 2011, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…

Hi Donald . . . we fared out well from Hurricane Irene, no damage, no mess, no loss of power, unlike many areas of Virginia and my city of Hampton.  But it was not about me, there were many people hurting by this storm.  Virginia is a very green state, literally, and as a result, there were many trees that fell on power lines all over the state.  Many were left without electricity.  We evacuated to Charlottesville in the mountains.  Even though Virginia was declared a disaster area (flooding and down power lines), we were fortunate in that the eye of the storm stayed well off-shore eliminating potential for surges and more flooding.  Do you know Honore Haydel?  He was a classmate and teammate (swimming) at SU, and lives in Baton Rouge.  Take care, the next time we are in Louisiana, I will look you up.


At 6:38pm on August 29, 2011, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…

Hey Donald, should have contacted you sooner than now.  Are you connected with Southern U in any way?  Just curious, SU is my alma mater.  Take care.

Errol Duplessis

At 6:32pm on November 28, 2008, Robert L. Weaver said…
Thanks for the invite. How is everybody?

At 2:22pm on September 11, 2008,
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Shaun Anderson
Hey Donald,
Glad to read that you and your family steered clear of the storm!
Have a good trip to Belize!
At 4:46pm on September 10, 2008, Donald Hudson said…
Stay sfe man, and Gob bless

Donald H, Cincinnati OH
At 9:56pm on September 9, 2008, Richard V. Powell Sr. said…
Brother Donald,
I hope you and the rest of the "Crescent City" family are alright! I tried to call you on my cell phone during the storm, "Gustave." but only got a busy signal on a cell phone line. I thought that was strange. "Kokomo" and the rest of the family came over to Florida for a few days before heading back this past Friday morning. "Ike" was heading this way, but so far, just a little wind and rain. Have you made any lodging plans for Bonaire?
- Ric P.
At 12:13am on September 6, 2008, Donald R. Victorian said…
Ken...Let's get together on Monday, 8 Sept 2008. I should be available at 7:00 PM CST. I will call you if that's OK. If you need to call, (504) 390-3827.

We are dealing with a few storm issues, however, I have now become the official family evacuation center for those of us that still live in New Orleans.

Talk to you then,
At 4:42pm on September 5, 2008, Kenneth STEWART said…
It's September, if possible next week let talk and put the archaeology scholarship back together ,when's a good date for you. Ken
At 9:34am on August 7, 2008, Kenneth STEWART said…
Greetings Donald. August seems to be a very busy month for eveyone, can we start seriously working on the Archelogy scholarship in Key West in September ,so we can present it at the Summit in November. Looking at the cost of the scholarship the most espensive cost will be housing .I am working on that right now. I have several friends in Key West,and we are checking on housing.
At 10:12am on July 23, 2008, Kenneth STEWART said…
Greetings Donald: I need to talk with you , when you get a chance cell 615 730-4906 home 615 321 3060. Ken Stewart

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