Elise Roome: Nature informed the Abita Springs Artist at Work

Nola.com NOVEMBER 22-24 & NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 1, 2019 FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 10AM-4PM, AND SUNDAYS 11AM-4PM OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 5 - 8PM Elise Roome Retrospective A Memorial Exhibit of a Long-time Abita Springs Artist It’s a retrospective spanning decades of pioneering en Plein Air painting by long-time Abita artist Elise Gleason Roome. Elise was a well-respected character around Abita Springs. She could often be seen heading out on her next painting excursion, with canvas and paints, driving her now-famous, dusty, little red Toyota. Elise was still painting until a couple of years before her death in December of 1999, at the age of 86. She told her son, Doug, only the

General Obligation Bond

The Town is seeking a new General Obligation Bond secured by the same 5 mills that has been in place for many years. This millage has secured the 2005 and the 2014 Bonds. The 2005 is being paid off. This leaves the Town in the position to lower the 5 mills or to seek a new Bond and keep the 5 mills the same. We have decided to go out for a $1,000,000 General Obligation Bond. $650,000 of this will be used to dig a second water well for the town. This is a requirement of LDH and was supposed to be completed earlier. LDH has given us an extension of 1 year to complete the new well. We have had the well behind Town Hall refurbished in the short term to aid in the case of an emergency. This we

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Many included photographs are © George H. Long.