Lifestyles




Birth Announcements
April 26, 2006 at 11:41 am
Emma Griffith, was born to Emily Griffith and Curtis A. Brown on April 17, 2006 weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 10 1/4 inches long. Emma has a proud sister, Torey Gay, 6. Parents, sister and baby reside in Norco.

Wedding and Engagements
April 26, 2006 at 11:37 am
Bourgeois-Roccaforte
The marriage of Miss Quincee Marie Bourgeois and Mr. Randy Anthony Roccaforte will be solemnized on Friday, April 28, 2006 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan. Quincee is the daughter of Belinda Babineaux Wilson and Kevin Bourgeois of Destrehan. Randy is the son of Janice and Lonnie Roccaforte of Garyville. Quincee is a Certified Court Reporter and Registered Professional Reporter employed with Torres Reporting & Associates, Inc. with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Randy is a Process Operator employed at Marathon Oil in Garyville. The couple will reside in Garyville.

Judi Betts, a artist and resident of Baton Rouge, presents a set of art books she authored to Merrill Zeringue, President of the St. Charles Art Guild. St. Charles Parish Art Guild 2006 Annual Member Art Show
April 26, 2006 at 11:26 am
The St. Charles Art Guild presented their 2006 Member Art Show at the St. Charles Parish Library in St. Rose. The show was presented in memory of Dee Rabalais, a charter member of the guild. The event was open to the public and there was a good turnout. Art students from Destrehan High School and Hahnville High School also participated in the show.

Matt Touchard was named Person to Watch for 2006 by Graphic Design USA magazine out of New York City. Local graphic artist gains national attention
April 19, 2006 at 12:51 pm
As a young adult, when Matt Touchard was planning for his future, he realized early on that the only profession that made any sense to him would involve the creative arts. Whether he was involved in art, music, sculpting or writing, he knew that he would make a career out of using the right side of his brain.

Tis the season for caterpillars
April 12, 2006 at 11:09 am
Populations of the Eastern Tent and Forest Tent caterpillars are back and it seems that there are more of them than last year!

Get it Growing!
April 12, 2006 at 10:58 am
It’s great to spend time outside with your children, but you need to take a few precautions to ensure they stay safe.

During this season, when the weather starts to warm up and you’re spending more time outdoors, I think it’s a great time to get kids interested in gardening. Magic just seems to happen when you give a child a packet of seeds, a little spot of his or her own and a few demonstrations about what to do.

Students in the Culinary Arts Program at the Satellite Center work on food for their senior project. What Cha got cookin'?
April 12, 2006 at 10:54 am
Chef Pat Phelan and his students are always cookin' up something good. Students interested in pursuing Culinary Arts as a profession need to go no further than the Satellite Center. The program is designed to prepare culinary students for college instruction or work in the industry.

HHS plays a melodies of sweet success
April 05, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Congratulations to the HHS Concert and Symphonic Bands on receiving all Superior ratings in both Performance and Sight-Reading at the District VII Concert Band Festival held at Nicholls State University on March 28-30.

DHS choir is SUPERIOR
April 05, 2006 at 1:15 pm
Friday, March 31, 2006: The DHS Chamber Singers received Sweepstakes (all Superior Ratings) and the DHS Concert Choir received Superior ratings on stage and Excellent ratings in sight-reading.

Lending a helping hand
April 05, 2006 at 1:12 pm
Local residents and organizations are lending a helping hand to the FISH relief volunteer camp located directly behind the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling.

Harald Vicknair points to some of his best selling ‘whirlygigs’ in his front yard in Luling. Spinning in the wind
April 05, 2006 at 1:08 pm
If you're an area local, chances are you have seen Harold Vicknair's 'whirlygigs' spinning in his front yard on the corner of River Road and Barton Avenue in Luling.

St. Charles Catholic to host first ever after prom party
March 22, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Whenever a new tradition is started, it is usually met with some resistance because most people are resistant to change. St. Charles Catholic is planning to establish a new tradition and dispense with any resistance by putting on a one of a kind party.

Some spring pests have arrived early
March 22, 2006 at 12:56 pm
This year's mild winter and warming temperatures have set up the perfect scenario for an early emergence of various insect pests.

The musical
March 15, 2006 at 1:30 pm
HOUMA - Individual show tickets went on sale February 1, 2006 for the hit Broadway musical comedy, "Mame," performing live on stage at the Houma-Terrrebonne Civic Center on Sunday, March 19th at 6:30 pm.

Burke-Savoie
March 15, 2006 at 1:28 pm
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Burke and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Savoie, announce the engagement of their children, Stacy M. Burke and Chris J. Savoie. Stacy's mother, who is the former Melvene Richoux, is from Marrero.

Sampson-Hickman Engagement
March 15, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Sampson, Jr. of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simoneaux of Luling announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Dana Renee Sampson to Mr. James Patrick Hickman of Luling, LA.

Wall-Curole Engagement
March 15, 2006 at 1:22 pm
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Wall Jr., of Destrehan announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Amy Claire Wall to Mr.

Ballard-Toney Wedding Ballard-Toney Wedding
March 15, 2006 at 1:18 pm
The marriage of Miss Jamie Lynn Ballard and Mr. Justin Ryan Toney was solemnized February 11, 2006 at The Four Columns in Harvey.

Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
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Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.