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Room unveiled at historic Plantation

The Grand Opening of the Herbert J. Harvey Jr. Legacy Room will be featured at a celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Jean Noel Destrehan’s birth on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan Plantation.

The event begins with the ribbon cutting of the new exhibit space, consisting of original family documents and artifacts from Azby Destrehan and other Destrehan family members.

The celebration is open to the public and will feature tours of the plantation house and other exhibit viewings. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, with free admission for ages 17 and under. Tickets are available the day of the event.

For more information, call Destrehan Plantation at 985-764-9315 or visit www.DestrehanPlantation.org.
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December 12, 2009 at 11:06 am
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Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present its 15th production of the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

The full-length, storybook ballet will feature professional guest artists and New Orleans natives Eleanor and Ian Carney as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier as well as the Snow Queen and King. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by calling (504) 202-7706. All performances are at Destrehan High School Auditorium at #1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.

For more information about River Region Ballet and its upcoming performances of “The Nutcracker,” please contact Sarah Comiskey at (504) 339-6375.
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December 12, 2009 at 11:04 am
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“Tea for Priests” seminary benefit

NEW ORLEANS - On Friday, Dec. 11, “Tea for Priests,” benefiting Notre Dame Seminary is scheduled for Noon at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal Street. Mass will precede the event at 11 a.m. A silent auction and raffle drawings will be held. Kitty Cleveland, New Orleans native and award-winning Catholic singer-songwriter will entertain guests during the tea.

Individual tickets to the tea are $60. Patron tickets are $100 per person, or $500 for four reserved seats, and include your name in the program. For the $1,000 sponsorship level, you receive one reserved table with seating for 8 and a listing in the program. At $2,500, your sponsorship level includes one reserved table for 10, preferred seating and a listing in the program. For more information and to request tickets for the event, please contact Mary Stewart Bailey at dgbmsb@aol.com.
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December 11, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Senior Christmas Luncheon planned

DESTREHAN - A senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at the Jerusalem Shriners Temple located at 1940 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

The event is free, and all St. Charles Parish seniors are invited to attend.

There will be great food, live entertainment, a visit from Santa and free health checks from St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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December 10, 2009 at 11:04 am
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Senior Christmas Luncheon Dec. 10

DESTREHAN - A senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Jerusalem Temple located at 1940 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

The event is free, and all St. Charles Parish seniors are invited to attend.

There will be great food, live entertainment, a visit from
Santa and free health checks from St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am
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It's LSU for Blue

The New Orleans Saints 33-30 overtime win over the Washington Redskins dominated the sports headlines Sunday, but an important piece of recruiting news also broke this past weekend.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 10:39 am
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Former DHS star comes up big in Loyola sweep

Former Destrehan star Hunter Tyree led his gold squad to a 3-0 series sweep of the Maroon team in Loyola's Fall World Series.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 10:00 am
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Saints’ win gives team 2-game lead for home-field advantage

What a seven day stretch it has been for the New Orleans Saints and the ‘Who Dat Nation’.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:59 am
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Lady Cats top St. Mary’s, 28-25

The Destrehan girls basketball team picked up their six win of the season with a 28-25 victory over St. Mary’s.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:57 am
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HHS falls to Ellender, 43-57

After a 4-0 start, the Hahnville Tigers lost their first game of the season to Ellender 43-57 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Classic.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:57 am
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Tale of the 3 pigs

On Monday afternoon, David Harrison and I made a quick deer-hunting trip to Avondale on the Churchill Hunting Club. Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Destrehan boys lock up Mandeville Tournament title

Led by sophomore B.J. Singleton, the Destrehan Wildcats captured the Mandeville Tournament championship with a 57-45 win over Fontainbleau.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Portion of River Road to close for 16 days

A portion of River Road in Norco between Good Hope Street and Prospect Avenue will be closed for 16 days as workers remove a pipe bridge that has been in place for more than 40 years.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:52 am
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More police hit streets to battle holiday crime

For the second straight year, Sheriff Greg Champagne is ordering administrative employees and supervisors to the streets to head off holiday crime.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:51 am
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$1 million to fund 4 more miles of paved levee paths

More than $1 million in grants will help fund the construction of four additional miles of paved paths on top of the Mississippi River levees in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Sweet music serenades tree lighting

School choirs, hot chocolate, and most importantly, Santa, will all be at the West Bank Bridge Park on Dec. 10 as the parish ushers in the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting.Read More...
December 10, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Truck carrying bleach overturns on Paul Maillard Road in Luling
Truck carrying bleach overturns on Paul Maillard Road in Luling
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A truck carrying concentrated bleach overturned this morning at the corner of Canal Street and Paul Maillard Road in Luling.