Author Archives: M.T. Hinson

A Creole in the Country: Cajun cook-off edition

'A little before sundown, saddened as I made my way through the field of cars to leave, I noticed only the sound of the evening birds and Jane Delisa's fiddle over the breeze as she warmed up to play with her friends later that evening.'

Even in a state renowned for its abundance of festivals, you may not have heard of the Blackpot Festival & Cook-Off. The annual culinary competition at Lafayette's historic Acadian Village has only one requirement: Every dish has to ... Read More »

Bike!Bike! 2013 returns home to celebrate 10th anniversary

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Beginning Wednesday of next week, Plan B Bike Project will once again host the international conference of community bike projects known as Bike!Bike!. Initially conceived of and held 10 years ago in New Orleans by Plan B volunteers ... Read More »

Derby Day at the Fairgrounds

On Saturday, the New Orleans Fairgrounds hosted a near-record crowd at the 100th edition of the Louisiana Derby. Attendees donned their best head-wear to see if local trainer Tom Amoss' Mylute would earn the automatic Kentucky Derby bid ... Read More »

Cycling the Crescent City: Help 'Connect the 9' with community bike ride and festival

13-03-08 -- Connect the 9

Tomorrow morning community members and organizations will come together to host a free group bike ride and festival to raise awareness for the structurally ailing, physically endangering, transportationally discriminating, and geographically isolating St. Claude Avenue Bridge over the ... Read More »

Cycling the Crescent City: Cycling events in March

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Coming off an extremely eventful and successful Carnival/Super Bowl season, New Orleans’ increasingly active local cycling community does not appear to have any plans to slow down. The following are just of few of the major events planned ... Read More »

Cycling in the Crescent City: Super Bowl Bike Valet and Bike Share Demo continue through the weekend

B-Cycle representative demonstrates their bikes' temporary locking mechanism to City of New Orleans Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo. Photo by M.T. Hinson

Recently I was able to catch up with J.J. Smith and Jamie Wine, Bicycle Valet Coordinator for and Executive Director of Bike Easy respectively, about the ongoing Bike Valet and B-Cycle Bike Share Demonstration located front and center ... Read More »

Cycling in the Crescent City: Super Bowl festivities put Bike Easy and B-Cycle at center stage

13-01-29 -- Nashville B-Cycle

Recently I caught up with J.J. Smith and Jamie Wine, Bicycle Valet Coordinator and Executive Director of Bike Easy respectively, about the upcoming Bike Valet and B-Cycle Bike Share Demonstration that will be front and center throughout the ... Read More »

Photo Gallery: Krewe of Barkus 2013

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The annual Krewe of Barkus -- the canine equivalent of Bacchus -- stepped through the French Quarter on Sunday to a theme of "Here Comes Honey Bow Wow." NolaVie contributor M.T. Hinson captured the event on camera. Enjoy. Read More »

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