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Parish lands $20 million in grants in two years

In a little over two years, St. Charles Parish has secured more than $20 million in grants, which will help fund parish projects like a new community center and paved paths on the levees while also allowing for numerous drainage improvements throughout the area.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Republicans develop plan in New Orleans

If you thought the nation was beginning to fall apart before last weekend, you might feel it’s well on its way today. Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

Auditions being held for “The King and I”

ST. CHARLES PARISH - River Region Drama Guild, Inc. celebrates the 20th Anniversary of St. Charles Theater with an encore production of The King and I.

Auditions will be held at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Good Hope (formerly the Good Hope School). Auditions will be held on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. for adults, both male and female, ages 16 and up.

Auditions for children and young adults, male and female, ages 8 to 15, will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Dancers, both male and female, ages 13 to adult, interested in auditioning for a part in the ballet, which is included, should attend the dance audition on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin in late April. For more information call Marcia Peyton at (985)764-1969.
April 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Residents evacuated, roads closed due to Norco chemical leak

NORCO – River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway on the East Bank due to an incident at a Dow’s Norco facility.Read More...
April 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

Festival of Charities holds pageants and butterfly extravaganza

DESTREHAN - The Festival of Charity, Inc. will hold its annual pageants and butterfly extravaganza on Sunday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The theme this year is “Beauties in Bloom.”

Pageant contestants can register at the door 30 minutes prior to each division. There will be pageant divisions for baby and youth boys ages 0-18 months and 18-36 months, and baby and youth girls ages 0-7 months, 8-14 months, 15-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years and 8-9 years. All divisions accept special children as princes and
princesses. There will also be a pageant for junior, teen and miss divisions for girls ages 10-12 years old who are Louisiana residents, have never been married or conceived a child.

For more information or entry forms, please call Nancy at (504)400-0289 or Denise at (985)785-9553 or visit
April 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

French Quarter Fest free music

NEW ORLEANS - The free three-day French Quarter Festival will take place from April 9-11 throughout the French Quarter and will feature over 250 hours of free music across 18 stages.

The festival also features the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch,” which are the festival food booths operated by nearly 60 local chefs and restaurants each day.
Find out more about the festival by visiting
April 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Botanical Garden Show at City Park

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans 2010 Spring Garden Show will be at the City Park Botanical Garden April 10-11 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

“This is always a fun event featuring garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden,” said Brent Jeansonne, the LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Jefferson Parish. “We have a great lineup of educational speakers.”

Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter horticulture experts will be available to answer questions from homeowners, who also may bring soil samples for analysis by the LSU AgCenter’s Soil Testing Lab. The cost for each one-pint soil sample is $10, payable by check or money order.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

More information about the spring garden show is available from Jeansonne at (504)838-1170 or Russell Harris at (504)284-5564.
April 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Farmers’ Market fruit tasting, book sale

DESTREHAN - Saturday, April 10, the east bank location of the German Coast Farmers’ Market, at Ormond Plantation, will feature a representative from the St. Charles Parish Library who will discuss library programs, sell an assortment of used books, and give away free gifts.

Deniese Zeringue will also be on hand for “Taste of the Season,” sponsored by the LSU Cooperative Extension Service, to promote healthy eating and the tasting of fruits & vegetables that are in season. Arts and crafts will also be featured. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon.
April 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Tet Dur band plays at St. Gertrude dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, April 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center. Music will be performed by “Tet Dur” and the cost is $15 per couple.
April 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Spring Saturday morning playgroup

LULING - Creative Family Solutions Playgroup,13101 River Road in Luling, is offering spring play groups on Saturday mornings. Through creative play, children develop their skills and bring books and language into their daily lives. Geared for children 0-5 years.

Saturday Mornings: April 10, 17, 23, May 8, 15, 22-Join us for our spring sessions from 9-10 a.m.

Call 331-1999 for more information or to sign up for spring session. Free Program. Funded by United Way.Read More...
April 10, 2010 at 9:35 am

United Way hosts 5k bridge run/walk

ST. CHARLES PARISH - United Way of St. Charles is hosting their 14th Annual 5K Bridge Run/Walk and Festival on Saturday, April 10, presented by Motiva Enterprises and Valero St. Charles Refinery.

The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan and crosses the Hale Boggs Bridge to the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. Winners of the 5K Bridge Run will receive a combined prize purse of $5,000 and custom race medallions.

Pre-registration is available for $25 per person until April 2. After April 2, race registration is $30 per person.

To register for the race, visit or register in person at the United Way office, 13207 River Road in Luling. On-site registration is also available Friday, April 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bridge Park in Luling and on race day, Saturday, April 10, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Bridge Park in Destrehan.

April 10, 2010 at 9:35 am

Catfish biting, but catching sac-a-lait still a struggle

Last week we had only two chances to fish and we struggled.Read More...
April 09, 2010 at 8:48 am

Cox broadcasts Masters in 3D

New Orleans - Cox Communications has announced that customers in the Greater New Orleans area will have exclusive access to the innovative 3D coverage of the Masters Tournament next month from Augusta National Golf Club. Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Corps insists tie-in won’t flood parish

Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers told a parish Hurricane Protection Projects Committee that the Western Tie-In now under construction would have little impact on the area.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Neighbors complain, council rezones

Planning and Zoning Commission member Neal Clulee can rezone nine acres of land on Highway 90 from wetlands and residential to highway commercial after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the move on Monday.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm

New library set to open doors by end of month

The library system plans to open the doors to the new, 39,655-square-foot East Regional Library on April 26, according to head librarian Mary desBordes.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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