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NORTHLAKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

NORTHLAKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

NORTHLAKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC has been praised for the innovative education it provides to its students. Founder and owner Leslie Domingues has always been passionate about working with children and creating new programs for music development. The seeds of Northlake...
Splendor Farms: Hidden Gem With Hospitality

Splendor Farms: Hidden Gem With Hospitality

SPLENDOR IS DEFINED as ‘having magnificent features or qualities’ and Splendor Farms delivers—not in the gold and fine jewels kind of way, but in the treasures-of-nature fashion. The 75-acre country retreat, located in Bush, LA, is home to an inviting...
Business Is Blooming

Business Is Blooming

Spring is here and business is blooming! The Northshore is home to a wide variety of businesses and services. Every month there are new places to go, more places to shop and a tremendous selection of top-notch professional services that...
A Young Chef with a Bright Future

A Young Chef with a Bright Future

Oysters Rockin’ Ella WHAT DO THE Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, John Folse and Mandeville have in common? Ella Petitto. The high school sophomore has been busy since her 2016 win on national competitive cooking show Chopped Jr. and shared some...
The Sweet Truth

The Sweet Truth

Today, more than 18 percent of school-aged children are obese. The leading cause of this national epidemic is the overconsumption of sugar. The World Health Organization issued a recommendation in 2015 that everyone, regardless of age, should restrict his or...
Healthy Summertime Snacks

Healthy Summertime Snacks

Children are active during the hot summer months, so it is important to stay nourished and hydrated. We all know that the more active kids are, the hungrier they become. All that swimming, biking and hiking will really kick up...
Energy Drinks: #Notforchildren

Energy Drinks: #Notforchildren

Children as young as 12 years old are guzzling energy drinks. They have a long day of school, then sports practice and late nights of studying ahead of them. How do these young people make it through?  Ah, yes, those...
Rethinking Breakfast: The Most Important Meal

Rethinking Breakfast: The Most Important Meal

Traveling abroad for the last few months, I was fortunate to observe what kids eat for breakfast around the world. What I saw gave me moment to pause and consider what we Americans feed our children. Given the rising global...
Everything In Moderation

Everything In Moderation

According to the “Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food,” in 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2014, the spending rose to nearly $200 billion. By 2020, the number is expected to be greater than $223...
Happy Birthday:  Health-Minded Parties

Happy Birthday: Health-Minded Parties

We all love celebrating at birthday parties. And for our children, it is one of our greatest pleasures. But with all that fun, there seems to be an abundance of junk food—pizza, cake ice cream and sodas—at these celebrations. Sometimes...
Halloween the Healthy Way

Halloween the Healthy Way

Halloween is just around the corner. Spooky goblins and wicked witches will soon  be parading down your streets. There will be Halloween school feasts, Halloween parties with friends and even Halloween festivals. What are parents to do if they want...