Lifestyles




USED TO BEES. Three local ladies and one brave man help make up  the New Orleans Hornets first senior dance team. Bzzzzzz! Introducing the 'Used to Bees'
January 30, 2008 at 11:34 am
When New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said he wanted to create a senior dance squad to perform at home games, the team’s dance choreographer Ashley Deaton took Shinn’s idea and ran with it.

Artificial turf is made with synthetic fibers sewn together with rubber granules. Bidding war begins for artificial surface at Hahnville, Destrehan
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
The St. Charles Parish school district is now accepting bids for the installation of an artificial turf system at both Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools.

Elaine Fabre (bottom left) designs a float with family members and friends over the weekend. Fabre, who turns 60 on Fat Tuesday, will be on one of 30 floats that will take to the streets in the Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. Mardi Gras parades finally here
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
After months of preparation, the Luling and Des Allemands Mardi Gras parades will finally get the chance to roll through their respective towns this weekend, tossing out beads and other collectibles as they go.

St. Pierre, staff moving into old courthouse jail St. Pierre, staff moving into old courthouse jail
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
In an effort to consolidate his offices, parish president V.J. St. Pierre plans to renovate the third floor of the courthouse to create more space for both him and his executive staff.

Parish looks to cut cost
January 30, 2008 at 9:36 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, and his executive staff are looking at ways to reduce spending in the parish so that he can reward hard-working employees and bring in new workers.

Davis Pond not diverting fair share
January 30, 2008 at 9:35 am
There's still a whole lot of work left to be done on the Davis Pond Diversion Project before people in the area will see the kinds of results the project was supposed to create.

UWSC director Brodsky resigns UWSC director Brodsky resigns
January 30, 2008 at 9:29 am
United Way of St. Charles parish is in need of a new director.

Healing Mass set on college campus
January 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm
THIBODAUX - The Marian Servants of the Word and New Life Prayer Group will be sponsoring their monthly healing mass with guest celebrant Fr. Joseph “Joe” Varghese on Monday, Jan. 28 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the NSU campus in Thibodaux beginning with a rosary for healing at 6:30 p.m. as well as confessions heard at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the Marian Servants House of Prayer at 985-447-6564 or send an emai to mservants@yahoo.com.

Kid Krewe de Market rolls into Farmer’s Market
January 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with krewe members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive floats.

Annual Kid Krewe de Market set to roll at Ormond Plantation
January 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm
DESTREHAN - Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws.
First and second place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive "floats."

To participate in the parade, the decorated wagon must be pulled by an adult and the rider (age 8 or under) must provide his/her own throws.

Entrance fee is $5. Participants are asked to arrive at the Parade Registration Table, located near the rear of the Market, at 9:30a.m. to sign-up.

All are invited to attend the Farmers' Markets between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon every Saturday morning at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

The Wednesday West Bank Market is also open every Wednesday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fresh produce, citrus, wines, jellies, honey, fresh and smoked rotiserrie meats, kettle corn, pestos, pepper jelly, gourmet rice, Mediterranean cuisine, jambalaya, pastalaya, gourmet sandwiches, specialty breads, scented candles, soaps, plants, herbs, pastries, king cakes, and more are available at your local German Coast Farmers' Markets.

For more information call 985-764-9762 or email daabfamily@yahoo.com.

Church holds dance Jan. 26
January 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by Gary T. Byol. Tickets are $15 per couple.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7542.

Arrest made in Destrehan armed robbery
January 25, 2008 at 1:54 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 29-year-old St. Rose man for allegedly robbing the Express Cleaners in Destrehan. The arrest was made exactly a week after the crime took place.

Clothes drive ends this weekend
January 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Bar Association’s annual clothes, coats and blanket drive will end Friday Jan. 25.
Anyone wishing to contribute may drop off donations at the Lemmon Law Firm located at 15058 River Rd. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Caregiver support group Jan. 24
January 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Community Health Center will host a community caregiver support group on Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Luling Council On Aging located at 145 Angus Dr.
Guest speakers include Todd Chiasson - Medicare and Todd Guillot - Office of Aging & Adult Services.

Call 985-785-1981 for more information.

50 march for Dr. King 50 march for Dr. King
January 23, 2008 at 5:08 pm
On a cold sunny morning, more than 50 children, teens, and adults met at the West Bank Bridge Park, in Luling to take part in a 24 year old tradition, marching to honor a king.

Two men steal pumps from barge, make getaway in taxicab
January 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Two men that allegedly stole a pump from a St. Rose barge company were caught on tape leaving in what a witness describes as a taxicab.

Planning and zoning hopes to refine web access for parish residents
January 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm
St. Charles Parish residents concerned about zoning can access some information on the GIS system upgraded last year by the parish, but there is still a ways to go before they can access actual planning features on the website.

Destrehan hosts Louisiana’s largest run Destrehan hosts Louisiana’s largest run
January 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm
ON THE RUN.Runners and walkers from all across the Louisiana traveled to Destrehan to participate in the state’s largest race, the “Wall - Louisiana State 30K Championship” In the end 25 people were awarded special plaques in honor of their performance in the marathon. See the 2008 results below.

Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
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Officials in St. Charles Parish defend their own restrictions on pit bulls after national pressure forced the town of Moreauville to repeal its own ordinance banning anyone from owning the breed.