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Garden District Sapling: Mary Pittman

Mary Pittman, a lifelong Garden District resident and 3rd grader at Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet elementary school in French, had an idea! Her mom and current GDCA President recently came home with an interesting issue. After a meeting with the Garden District’s friendly neighborhood off-duty policy liaison, Officer Seth Gautier, he recommended the board look into obtaining more up-to-date alley signs with the current ordinance that applies to them. That got her thinking that the signs just in front of her house and in the alley are covered in so much gross mold and dirt that they were unable to see what the sign said.

So last Saturday morning, Mary gathered her supplies: mildew spray, bucket of hot water, rags and a tall ladder. With a little bit of elbow grease and some help from her parents, voilà! The street signs on Cherokee Street and Drehr Avenue were revealed!

Have the street signs around your house disappeared behind a layer of grim?! Before the GDCA orders more alley signs, Mary is asking for all Garden District residents to check their alleys and street(s). We are encouraging EVERYONE to take some time out of your weekend and clean the alley and street signs around your house. If you need an alley sign with the ordinance on it, please let the GDCA board know at https://gdcabr.org/contact-us/

 

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Claire PittmanGarden District Sapling: Mary Pittman
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September 2019 Security Update

  • 9/1/19 at 0217 hours, Officers responded to an alarm on Tulip Street. Upon arrival, they determined the alarm was triggered by a burglar. Officers cleared the home and noticed it appeared as if a television was missing from a bracket on the wall. Officers contacted the homeowner who was out of town. The homeowner advised they observed the suspect enter and exit through the rear of the residence, leaving with the television.
  • 9/3/19 at 1009 hours, Officers responded to Camellia Ave relative to a suspicious incident. The caller advised a suspicious black male was riding a bicycle in the area. Officers patrolled but were unable to locate the male subject.
  • 9/7/19 at 1235 hours, Officers responded to Myrtle Ave. relative to a heavyset black male riding a bicycle in the area. The caller advised the male was looking into the window of a home under renovation. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the male subject.
  • 9/15/19 at 1446 hours, the resident on Park Bl. reported a burglary of their home. The resident advised as they approached their home, they observed a black male, wearing no shirt, standing on their front porch. The male had removed two chairs and a bag of candy from inside of the home. The resident advised Officers they argued with the male over the chairs and candy. The male left the chairs on the porch and left with the candy. The resident then called Police, and Police were unable to locate the male suspect upon arriving.
  • 9/15/19 at 1940 hours, Officers responded to Park Bl. relative to a loud music complaint. The resident at 1130 Park Bl. complained that the resident at 1207 Dare St. plays their guitar too loudly. Officers contacted the resident on Dare St., and advised them to keep the noise at a minimal level.
  • 9/17/19 at 1916 hours, Officers responded to Park Bl. relative to an incoherent black male lying on the ground. The male was transported to the hospital via EMS.
  • 9/18/19 at 1113 hours, Officers responded to a burglary at Oleander Street. A neighbor reported hearing the alarm activate, and then seeing a black male in his 20’s wearing black sweat pants with a flat top haircut. The neighbor advised the male was walking in the alley way by Cherokee Street and then turned east onto Oleander Street. The homeowner arrived and advised it didn’t appear the suspect made entry into the home, although a window pane was broken on the back door, and the air conditioning unit had been removed from a rear window. Officers were unable to locate the male suspect in the area.
  • 9/24/19 at 0920 hours, the resident on Oleander Street called 2nd District to report a theft. The resident advised several items were stolen from their porch. On 9/27/19, the resident determined the identity of the suspect from a neighbor. Officers located the suspect and arrested him. The resident was able to retrieve their stolen items.
  • 9/24/19 at 1115 hours, a visitor on Park Bl. reported a vehicle burglary that occurred between 1000-1110 hours. A note was left on the visitor’s vehicle by a neighbor informing the visitor that the neighbor saw someone open the door and take something. The visitor reported a book bag missing. The book bag was located at 1529 hours on the same date in the alley way of Olive Street. It was returned to the visitor/owner.
  • 9/25/19 at 1309 hours, the resident on Park Bl. reported a burglary. The unknown suspect had shattered the front window to gain entry, but did not take anything from the residence. The resident had been out of town, so the exact time the burglary occurred is unknown.
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Claire PittmanSeptember 2019 Security Update
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Business Spotlight: Red Six Media

This month the Garden District Civic Association is delighted to spotlight Red Six Media, a full-service media and advertising agency, owned and operated by Garden District resident Matt Dardenne.

Matt along with several of his LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication classmates started Red Six Media one month after graduating from LSU. Red Six Media got its start at the Louisiana Business and Technology Center business incubator program. After graduating from that program and building their business, Matt and his partners moved to 3rd St. in downtown Baton Rouge where they have been located for the past seven years.  In June of this year, Red Six Media celebrated their tenth year in business.

Matt states that their business culture and creativity make their business unique. The company was named a Best Place to Work by the Baton Rouge Business Report in September. “We have an amazingly talented and tight knit team who love our work and each other.  We affectionately refer to our services set as the Red Six-Pack: Advertising, Design, Video, Digital, Strategy, and Branding.  From creating a company brand and logo to building websites to developing integrated ad campaigns and placing and producing media across all traditional, digital and social platforms, we help clients reach their goals and solve their problems with creative solutions.”

Red Six Media currently has twenty employees who Matt states are proud to work with clients from across many industries. Notable clients include Dow, ExxonMobil, Turner Industries, Austin Industrial, Party Time, Tiger Athletic Foundation, LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, and Rotolo’s Pizzeria.

The company is civically involved and supports their neighbors by volunteering services to various Baton Rouge non-profits including; The Capital Area United Way (CAUW), Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, and Mid City Gras.  Matt also serves on the board of Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Red Six Media has been recognized by local organizations as well as local and national publications.  The company recently made the list of Inc. 5000‘s Fastest Growing Companies in 2019. For the past four years, Red Six Media has been recognized by LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business as one of the top 100 fastest growing LSU alumni-owned businesses.  The company was named a Best Place to Work by the Baton Rouge Business Report in September.

Red Six Media uses Facebook, Instagram, and www.redsixmedia.com, to promote and advertise their business.  The email address is [email protected], office number is 225-615-8836 and cell number is 225-252-1083.

Matt was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He attended St. Aloysius Elementary, Catholic High School and Louisiana State University. He graduated from LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in 2009.  Matt has lived in the Garden District since May 2015. In his own words, “I love our neighborhood’s charm, the beautiful homes, gigantic trees, awesome neighbors, and proximity to my favorite bars, restaurants and grocery stores and the Wearing of the Green parade.”

As always, the GDCA applauds Matt Dardenne, a neighborhood business owner, on his fine company and asks our Garden District neighbors to please support our home-grown businesses.

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Claire PittmanBusiness Spotlight: Red Six Media
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