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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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Pat Brister: A Legacy of Distinguished Leadership

Pat Brister has been lauded as a graceful, compassionate, extraordinary woman with vision, drive, tenacity, and follow-through. A mentor, a trailblazer, an exceptional example of leadership. Here in St. Tammany where her heart and soul were anchored — we knew her best. She loved St. Tammany. She loved the people, the politics and the possibilities. …

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Northshore Food Bank – Fulfilling A Vision By Serving Those In Need

February is a time to show your love. And while flowers and candy come to mind, one local organization is hoping you’ll think outside the box of chocolates this year when it comes to giving from the heart.  Working tirelessly to achieve its mission of a hunger-free community, the Northshore Food Bank serves close to …

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Northshore Humane Society – Protect Your Loved Ones at Woofstock

At Northshore Humane Society, we understand the importance of vaccinating your pets. Vaccines not only prevent infectious disease or lessen the effects of a future disease, but they can even protect you, the owner. Unvaccinated pets can pass diseases to their owners which begs the question, why wouldn’t you vaccinate? NHS Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Mikala …

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From The Roaring 20s To The Soaring 20s

Revelers welcomed 2020 with toasts and fireworks, and many embraced Roaring 20s themes for their festivities, harkening back to a time that is remembered for its prosperity, frivolity and even decadence. Socially and artistically, the mood was daring. Leaps forward in lifestyle and culture included the growth and popularization of automobiles, telephones, movies, radio broadcasting …

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New Year. New Home. New Hope.

You’ve seen them on construction sites donning hard hats while hammering, painting, pouring concrete and anything else involved in raising a house. It’s easy to tell that most aren’t construction workers, but they give their all for this labor of love. They are home-owners-to-be and volunteers all working beside the professionals of Habitat for Humanity. …

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Covington Mardi Gras Parade 2020

Chef Pat Gallagher, Vince Vance, Saints Superfans Lead Covington Mardi Gras Parade 2020 Food, music and fun – Covington’s Mardi Gras Celebration 2020 Parade and After-Party captures it all, come Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020! Pat Gallagher, the Northshore’s famed chef, will be the Grand Marshal of Covington’s 2020 Lions Club Parade, while Vince Vance (of the Valiants) …

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Santa Makes His Presence Known on the Northshore

In these parts Santa has been known to travel via pirogue pulled by a troupe of friendly alligators. When his watercraft pulls up to the banks of Lake Pontchartrain to visit the Northshore, he makes a big splash.  Santa’s initial stop on the Northshore is on December 7, first in Madisonville for Merry Madisonville and …

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