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A Mother’s Story

Losing my son Jonathan on April 8, 2017 is the hardest thing my family has faced. What makes it all the more difficult is knowing his death could have been prevented. Jonathan was a freshman at LSU. He graduated from...

Carnival Fun on the Northshore

If you attended the Mardi Gras parade in downtown Covington 60 years ago, you were likely to see people riding in the backs of pickup trucks, riding bicycles or even pushing a wheelbarrow down Boston Street. “They did a little...


Divas hit Bourbon Street

Since 2002, the Northshore-based Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures have been entertaining locals and tourists alike as they hold court from the balcony at Arnaud’s on Bourbon the Friday before Mardi Gras. Wearing elaborate costumes with DIVA signature Mardi Gras-beaded...

Kids being Kids

Golden Blues Bottom row: Hannah Cole, Bailey Sitarz, Morgan Odom, Sydney Lentz, Lauren Walsh, Grace Cole, Kerrigan Jackson, McCall Hundley, Madeleine Berrigan; middle row: Gabi Bradford, Alexandria deZayas, Kate Weldon, Saylor Ennis, Victoria Peace, Reagan Rovira, Corryn Timmerman, Brittany Capritto,...

Notes & Notables

St. Tammany Fishing Pier The St. Tammany Fishing Pier reopens at 7 a.m on March 1 after a three-month seasonal closure. Military (active and retired) as well as Senior Citizens will fish for only $1 on opening day, as every...

Sophisticated Social

  Healthy Community Kickoff The event was held by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Abita Fresh, Walgreens and True Body Nutrition at the Aint’t Life Grand Corporate Headquarters. Highlighting the growing Northshore farm-to-table movement, the event offered healthy tastings, tips from...

Kids Being Kids

Well before Girl Scout Cookies were produced by licensed bakers to sell nationally, Girl Scouts baked and sold cookies on their own. They were entrepreneurs going as far back as 1917! Since then, girls across the country have been learning...

Christmas Now and Then

I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Celebrations all over the world brighten our hearts. I’m thinking now, like many of you, about first Christmases. I recall adults holding my mitten-covered hands, walking me to and from mass on moonlit nights through crunching, scrunching...