Lifestyles




Picture from left: Emma’s grandmother Sue Troxler, Marsha Lasalle, Emma Lasalle Dale Lassalle, and St. Charles Borromeo principal Mary Schmidt. St. Charles Borromeo announces Student of the Year
January 30 at 1:51 pm
Emma Lassalle was named “Student of the Year” for 2014-2015 at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan.

St. Rose students dig in  to fossils St. Rose students dig in to fossils
January 30 at 1:44 pm
St. Rose Elementary students in Ms. Ball’s 3rd engaged in hands-on study about rocks and fossils.

Megan Doleses Cologne St. Charles native wins Teacher of the Year in Lafourche
January 30 at 1:42 pm
Megan Doleses Cologne was announced as Lockport Middle School’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.

Gumbo Humane Society Pet of the Week: Gumbo
January 30 at 1:41 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Gumbo, a one-year-old mixed-breed female dog.

Mimosa gets ‘snow’ for box tops drive Mimosa gets ‘snow’ for box tops drive
January 30 at 1:39 pm
The children in Mrs. Danielle LeBreton’s 1st grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary were treated to a snow party for sending in the most box tops for the 1st grade level.

AgCenter: ‘Master Gardener’ course now available AgCenter: ‘Master Gardener’ course now available
January 30 at 1:32 pm
Residents of St. Charles and St. John parishes who are interested in becoming a Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer, are invited to participate in the 2015 LMG certification program beginning April 7.

New equipment and training allows the shelter to take photos that capture the “personality” of the animal, such as the 5-year-old female miniature pinscher, “Beaux,” who was caught in a cat trap and brought to the shelter a few months ago. Picture worth a thousand purrs
January 30 at 1:28 pm
The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter hopes to spur adoption rates with a new photo studio and camera equipment.

Arrests (Jan. 29)
January 30 at 12:44 pm
•Mason Burrel, 26, of 4775 Viola St. in New Orleans, was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with theft over $25,000.

Removing uncertainty from the state budget
January 30 at 12:43 pm
A story in a Baton Rouge newspaper reports various proposed efforts to balance the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Public undecided on budget solutions
January 30 at 12:42 pm
“There’s no consensus.”

Our coast needs a lot of attention
January 30 at 12:41 pm
Louisiana’s erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. It’s time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesn’t leave the land behind completely.

Man accused of failing to tell partner he has AIDS Man accused of failing to tell partner he has AIDS
January 30 at 9:07 am
A 34-year-old man accused of failing to tell his partner that he has AIDS had his bond lowered so that he could attend a program that helps heal and empower people living with the disease.

New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law
January 30 at 9:06 am
A new state law took effect on Jan. 1 that bans smoking within 25 feet of a public entrance at all state office buildings, but St. Charles Parish has had a more stringent smoking law on the books since 1988.

New Sarpy heroin dealer sentenced to 2 years in jail New Sarpy heroin dealer sentenced to 2 years in jail
January 30 at 9:05 am
A New Sarpy man was sentenced in federal court to two years in prison and three years of supervised released after being convicted of heroin distribution.

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center will build a new, $73 million Wellness Center that will include swimming pools, running tracks, a fitness center, gymnasium and medical facilities. $73 million health center features solar-heated pools, self-powering elevators
January 30 at 9:03 am
Self-powering elevators, solar-powered water heaters and regenerative pool filters are just some of the “green” innovations coming to a new Wellness Center on the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center campus.

Two teens were arrested after a Willowdale resident saw someone run up to a home and steal a package left on the doorstep. Police: Teens follow delivery truck to steal packages
January 30 at 9:01 am
Two teens are accused of following a delivery truck through Luling in order to steal packages from doorsteps.

Devin Donald Kidnapping case moves forward after court’s ruling
January 30 at 9:00 am
The case against a 21-year-old Reserve man accused of trying to kidnap a Hahnville student at gunpoint will move forward after a ruling by the state’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeal.

The Satellite Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Jan. 30. Satellite Center students have gone on to become competitive chefs, theme park designers and television producers
January 30 at 8:57 am
As it prepares to celebrate 10 years, it’s easy to forget that the Satellite Center did not get off to a smooth start.

Arc director says closure  possible without tax help
Arc director says closure possible without tax help
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Hit by what Victoria Bryant called “the double whammy” – declining revenue and rising expenses, the Arc of St. Charles would have to start shutting down programs within three years without help.