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Monsanto donates $8,000 to Wetland Watchers

Harry Hurst Middle announced it has received $8,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to fund activities involved with the nationally recognized Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm

VIP: Katie Pintado and Alexa Romero

Katie Pintado and Alexa Romero were accepted into the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) for the 2010-2011 school year. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Nuccio-Rochelle Wedding

Elizabeth Anne Nuccio of Slidell and Dr. Jared Matthew Rochelle of Destrehan exchanged wedding vows on May 22, 2010 at St. Benilde Church in Metairie with Msgr. Earl Gauthreaux officiating. A reception followed at The Balcony.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Book Review: 'Gravity's Rainbow'

Reviewed by Barbara Maikell
June 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Creative recipes for fresh tomatoes

Courtesy of Family Features
June 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

What sets the Creole tomato above the rest?

With the summer months came the busy season for area farmers' markets, but it was not just the warm weather and bearing plants that drew locals to the markets. It was the promise of the season's first batch of Creole tomatoes.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Child advocates desperately needed in St. Charles Parish

Many of Child Advocacy Services’ programs rely on volunteers, especially the Court Appointed Child Advocates program, or CASA.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Join River Region Drama Guild for summer shows

DESTREHAN - River Region Drama Guild Inc. will be performing “The King and I” at Destrehan High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan, on the following dates:
June 17–19 at 7:30 p.m.
June 20 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20. Call (985)764-1969 for more information.
June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

NOCCA open house for all future students

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres St. in New Orleans, invites parents and middle or high school students who are considering applying and auditioning to NOCCA’s Media Arts Department to a special Open House on Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. The event takes place in the new Media Arts Classroom and Media Lab as well as the Recording Studio at NOCCA. No RSVP is required and the event is free and open to the public. The open house begins promptly at 3 p.m. and concludes by 4:30 p.m.

NOCCA’s Media Arts Department has openings in its after-school programs which are open to 9th-12th grade students. There will also be middle school workshops throughout the year. Application information will be available. NOCCA is tuition free.

Visit or call 504.940.2854 for more information.
June 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

“Saddle up” for vacation Bible school

LULING - Saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch vacation Bible school - a place where kids can ask questions and discover answers through God’s word. During the day, kids will visit Workship Rally Valley and the Bible Study Bunkhouse. They will also experience crafts, missions, music, recreation and snacks. The vacation Bible school will take place from June 14 - 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the First Baptist Church of Luling, 821 Paul Maillard Road. The program is for students kindergarten through 6th grade. Call (985)785-6297 for more information.
June 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

Court Appointed Advocates volunteer training to begin

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St Charles Parish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program needs volunteers to be the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. CASA depends on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of these innocent children. There are currently two children in St Charles Parish waiting for a CASA.

The next CASA training for St Charles parish volunteers will begin on June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Child Advocacy Services office, 816 Paul Maillard Road in Lulling. To participate in this training you will need to complete the CASA volunteer application.

To obtain application or for more information please contact Jordana Matherne at 985 785-5226 (e-mail or Connie Stein at 225 647-2005 (e-mail
June 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

Free car seat safety check from fire department

LULING - Three out of four car seats are installed wrong - is yours? Let the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department and certified car seat technicians check for you at a free event on Sunday, June 13 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Luling. Appointments are recommended. Call (985)783-2002 to set up an appointment.
June 13, 2010 at 9:10 am

Anniversary celebration at Farmers’ Market

DESTREHAN - On Saturday, June 12, The German Coast Famers’ Market will hold an anniversary celebration featuring Arts and Crafts booths, Taste of the Season product sampling, St. Charles Parish Library display, pony rides by Pony Tales, local wood carving demonstrations and more.

The market is located at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan off of River Road. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information on the Market, to sign up for e-newsletters or to follow the link to the Market Facebook page, go to Read More...
June 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

Clay shoot will benefit cancer patient

THIBODAUX - A Premier Clay Shoot will be held on June 12 at the Southern Shooting Center in Thibodaux to benefit cancer patient Kerry Bueche. Prizes will be awarded to teams and individuals. Golf carts, mules and gators are allowed, but no four-wheelers. Food and refreshments will be available, but no alcohol is allowed at the event.

All participants are responsible for providing their own shells, ear and eye protections. The event will take place rain or shine. To register, call Glenn Allemand at (985)791-4927. To donate to the cause, contact Tony Robichaux at (985)688-8484.
June 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

United Way holds first ‘Success By 6’ kick-off

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Join the St. Charles Community Health Center and the United Way of St. Charles at the summer kick-off event for “Success By 6.” The event will be held on June 12 at the St. Charles Community Health Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the first year this event has been held and it is targeted to provide information and resources to parents for children age birth to 5 years old, but all children and families are invited to attend.

The event will also feature prenatal services, health and vision screenings, immunizations, cooking demos, parent workshops, face painting and door prizes.
June 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

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United Way of St. Charles hits record $3.34 million campaign
United Way of St. Charles hits record $3.34 million campaign
Marking 12 percent growth over last year’s already impressive fundraising, the United Way of St. Charles’ Victory Celebration unveiled its historic $3.34 million record campaign total.