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Our 2020 PET Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of our winners! We asked readers to submit entries for our annual contest, and the response was overwhelming! Our Facebook fans voted for each of their favorites in four categories. Thanks to our generous sponsors­— VetNaturally, Mandeville Animal Hospital, Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Holistic Healing—for providing gift baskets with products and services to …

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St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services: A Shelter Fur All

EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL brought in to the St. Tammany Department of Animal Services finds shelter–whether a stray, an injured animal picked up by a good Samaritan, an animal picked up by an Animal Control Officer or an animal surrendered by its owner. In 2019, this Shelter took in over 4,000 animals.  From the moment animals …

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Northshore Physicians & Healthcare

EVEN AS JULY brings a step towards new normalcy with relaxed social distancing guidelines and planning for safe summer activities, healthcare concerns remain top-of-mind for the majority of people. Whether it’s planning for postponed gatherings such as graduations and cultural endeavors; rescheduling interactions such as school attendance and elective medical procedures; or participating in cherished …

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Northshore Humane Society – Adapting and Adopting

The COVID pandemic has also changed things for our beloved pets and for the homeless animals in our community. Northshore Humane Society quickly adapted, keeping the rescue center and community veterinary clinic open, allowing us to continue to save the lives of those in need. Rescue Center: to manage the amount of people on the …

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When Duty Hits Home

As President and CEO of St. Tammany Health System (STHS), Joan Coffman captains the fleet, as the health system encompasses its Covington hospital plus its supporting facilities throughout the service district. She and the fleet are now successfully navigating the uncharted waters of COVID-19’s outbreak—and she gives all the accolades to her crew. “I’m incredibly …

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Caring For Parents & Grandparents Even From A Distance

WE’RE ALL CONCERNED with what’s happening worldwide and particularly for our senior citizens who are affected most. We want to care for parents and grandparents now more than ever, but because many of us can unknowingly carry infection, we have to stay away. Here are some ways to care for parents and grandparents, even from …

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Coping With Covid-19

Necessity is the Mother of Invention, and we’ve checked in with some of our Northshore’s Best to see how they are creatively coping with business challenges and safely adapting to the new norm. “We have maintained responsible, normal clinic operations with stringent cleaning, screening and distancing protocols for any patients that need therapy. We also …

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Can’t Keep ‘Em Down!

This Northshore shelter isn’t letting COVID-19 stop them from caring for the community’s pets. When Woofstock, the shelter’s biggest event of the year, could no longer take place in March as scheduled, Northshore Humane Society found a way to make it work. Now, their summer beer festival, Larry Hartzog’s Twisted Brew Fest, has officially been …

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St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce: Building for the Future

Benjamin Franklin once said that when you’re finished changing, you’re finished. St. Tammany Parish is continually changing, developing and growing—and so, too, is our Chamber. November 11, 2019 is the day that our Chamber membership held a formal meeting in accordance with our bylaws and voted to change the name of St. Tammany West Chamber …

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Youth Service Bureau’s Chef Soirée: The Purpose Behind the Party

The party entices guests with a cornucopia of fine food and drink, two live music stages, fireworks, a new car raffle and a vibe that sets the grounds surrounding the Covington Trailhead abuzz. It’s no wonder Chef Soirée has grown into a household name over the last 35 years, now drawing approximately 3,000 revelers. And …

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Wild & Wonderous Adventures for Northshore Kids

Paddle Through the Marsh  Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is 15,000 acres of pine flatwoods and coastal marsh. This diverse habitat is home to hundreds of bird species, including the bald eagles and the rare red-cockaded woodpecker. Three-hour guided canoe tours on Bayou Lacombe begin at 9 am. Spring tour dates are March 7, …

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