The Gretna Glance

A Quick Glance

Updated: September 24, 2020

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“In 1950 there were three milk dairies in a four-square-block area of Gretna including Claire Avenue and 15th, Newton and 19th Streets. Iseman Dairy cows were herded from the milking barns to the pastures on the graveled road, Claire Avenue. Sometimes the pastured cattle would escape and roam through the neighborhood. Children enjoyed watching their moms shooing the cows away from the clean clothes hanging on clotheslines!”

Yay! Yoga is Back!

Are you ready for some yoga? And a little normalcy in your life? Yoga classes will start up again on Monday, October 5 at Mel Ott Recreation Center, 2301 Belle Chasse Highway in Gretna.

Yoga classes are offered on Monday and Thursday evenings at 5:45 p.m. and on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Classes last approximately an hour and cost $8 each. You can purchase a card with five classes for $40. Use how you choose – the card will not expire.  Cash is not accepted. For more information, call the center at 504.363.1597.  

Peter Spera, who teaches the classes has 17 years of experience. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance.

Voter Registration at Farmers Market

There will be a voter registration drive held at the Gretna Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Alex Berthelot, who will head up the voter registration drive will be reaching out to first time voters and young voters that would be interested in voting in the federal election this November. If you are not registered to vote, this is an easy, convenient way to register.

Thai D Jing Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon-cutting for the new Thai D Jing Restaurant at 93 5th Street was postponed twice due to weather and will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 10:45 a.m.