Peter Finney Sr.
received the Joe Gemelli Fleur de Lis Award during the 25th annual New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame induction luncheon Nov. 15. The award recognizes his decades of Saints coverage as a writer for The Times-Picayune, where he has been a freelancer since being laid off in last year's staff reductions. In 2010, Finney received the Dick McCann Memorial Award from the Pro Football Writers of America at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Foundation for Louisiana
has awarded grants to three New Orleans organizations: $20,000 for a partnership program led by Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children with the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, among others; $27,000 for a partnership with Broadmoor Development Corp., New Zion City Preservation Association and Miller Urban Consulting; and $50,000 to Ride New Orleans.
a Filipino pop-up restaurant in New Orleans, raised $900 for Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines Nov. 17-18. Proceeds from the events benefit the Philippine Red Cross. Chef/owner Cristina Quackenbush will continue to host benefit dinners and donate food to relief organizations from Milkfish's pop-up location at La Boca (857 Fulton St.) from noon to 10 p.m. Sundays.
NO/AIDS Task Force
was named a Federally Qualified Health Center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Nov. 7, and it will receive $775,000 as part of a $150 million HHS initiative serving 236 health centers nationwide. The grant will fund a new health center in New Orleans.