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AARP offers tax aid to seniors

LULING - The AARP will again offer assistance to low and medium income seniors in preparing their income tax at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling beginning the first week of February, Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continuing through April 15.

Taxpayers are requested to bring their 2007 tax return, all 2008 W-2s, 1099s or broker equivalent, social security benefits and homeowners insurance declaration page. Also bring your real estate tax payments. These are now deductible even though you do not itemize.
April 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Senior olympians face off at annual track and field events

The annual Senior Olympics kicked off April 14 with track and field events at Destrehan High School. St. Charles Parish participants 60 years old and up were able to compete with others from southeastern Louisiana, including St. John, St. James and Terrebonne parishes.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Boutte Tae Kwon Do students place in sparring competition

Students from the St. Charles Tae Kwon Do recently competed in the “Governor's Games Tae Kwon Do Championships” in Baton Rouge. Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Hahnville’s Brian Lumar named 5A coach of the year

Congratulations to Hahnville High School basketball coach, Brian Lumar, who was named the class 5A, state basketball coach of the year.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

About a year ago I bought a dozen nets, and like most good things, never got around to go crawfishing although boiling and eating seafood in south Louisiana is a Cajun tradition.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Destrehan sweeps Hahnville for first time since ‘04

The Destrehan baseball team began its season by only winning three of its first 13 games, but since then, the Cats have won 11 of their last 12 to vault to the top of the district.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Perfection personified:

Going into Tuesday's district finale against St. Amant, the Lady Tigers already had the 6-5A title wrapped up but were still playing for a perfect 10-0 mark against district foes.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Camera Shootout 2009

“Snail” by Joy Martin got the most votes last week and is the April 9 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Joy.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Free, discounted fruits and veggies available to seniors at farmer’s market

Fresh produce and farmer’s market specialties could become easier for low-income seniors to purchase - thanks to the St. Charles Parish Council On Aging and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Herald-Guide People Watch

On April 26, Destrehan musician Jake Smith and his band will, for the first time, play a venue unlike any other - the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

The Cook's Corner

Any spring social event in Louisiana is most definitely centered around a crawfish boil. This time of year, is a time to relax with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, and enjoy the bounty of the season, live Louisiana crawfish.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Cutting trends for two decades

For over 38 years Wanda Candies has enjoyed her career as a hair stylist in St. Charles Parish, and celebrating 20 years as owner of Luling’s Candies & Company is the icing on the cake.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Council announces April’s senior events

The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its April calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

Farmers’ market holds Easter parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market will hold its kids’ Easter parade on Saturday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation located on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the parade, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with children. A “Tastes of the Season” booth will be open to the public along with a library display.

The market will also feature weekly seafood and meat specials, lots of fresh produce and other value-added items.
Call 504-782-8517 or visit More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

Get free clothes at church give-a-way

LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will hold a free clothes distribution for all parish residents on Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the church grounds located at 921 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling.

A free Christian concert featuring Destrehan musician Jake Smith will follow the distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Smith is also scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 25.

Inflatables and refreshments will be available.

Call 985-785-6297 for more information.
April 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

‘Dig’ for diamonds at blood drive

KENNER - The Blood Center’s annual “Dig for Diamonds” blood drive will take place at the Esplanade Mall on April 9 through 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the lower level next to the Ann Taylor Loft store.

Donors will be invited to “dig” for diamonds and other prizes donated by Esplanade merchants.

Prizes include gift certificates and merchandise from Esplanade stores, and diamond jewelry donated by Mr. Goldman. All donors will also receive a Blood Center T-shirt, family blood coverage and a cholesterol check.

For more information, call 1-800-86-BLOOD or visit More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

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Twelve stores sell to minors in sting operation
Twelve stores sell to minors in sting operation
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office partnered with Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Agents to launch an operation targeting the illegal sale of tobacco and alcohol to under aged citizens Wednesday, and arrests were made with 12 stores failing the test.