Agriculture / Horticulture

Spring is heating up with hot peppers

Louisianans have appreciated the enjoyable qualities of spicy foods for generations. The fire in Louisiana cooking is provided primarily by the use of hot peppers or products made from them like red pepper and hot sauce. A backyard garden wouldn’t be complete without a few pepper plants – hot and sweet – to pick from. […]

Events & Announcements

Free concert with Bayou Band

THIBODAUX – The Bayou Community Band, conducted by Glynn Dagenhardt, will present a free spring concert entitled “Our Galaxy and Beyond” on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholls State University in Talbot Hall.

The program includes music that will paint pictures of the wonder and beauty of space and the universe. For more information, contact Ted Hoffmann Jr. at (985)446-8860 or Clare C. Acosta at (985)446-0214. Another showing will be performed on May 22 at 7 p.m. […]

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Want to vote? Registration deadline approaching

ST. CHARLES PARISH – The deadline to register to vote in the April 30, 2011 election is March 30. To register, visit the Registrar of Voters office at 15045 River Road in Hahnville from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or parishioners with an active driver’s license can visit

Inactive voters that the Registrar’s office does not have a current record of address for will be required to fill out an address confirmation affidavit before being allowed to vote in any future elections.

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Charity golf tournament

DESTREHAN – The Parent-Teachers Cooperative Club at Sacred Heart School in Norco will host its Annual Charity Golf Tournament on March 28 at Ormond Country Club. Entry fees are $125 per player and includes green fees, shirt, lunch, cart and dinner. Organizers are still looking for sponsors.

To register or sponsor the event, e-mail or call (985)764-9958. […]

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Walk to support those with Multiple Sclerosis

NEW ORLEANS – Walk MS, an event to bring the community together to raise funds and celebrate hope for those with Multiple Sclerosis, will be held on March 26 at Audubon Park at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. Pfizer sponsors the walk which usually has over 950 walkers and a fundraising goal of over $70,000. To learn more or to register, visit […]

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Dance the night away with Fire Department

DES ALLEMANDS – The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will host a dance on March 26 from 7-11 p.m. for kids ages 12-17. Entry is $5 and parents must sign each child in and out of the dance. Proper attire is required – no short shorts. Concessions will be sold and music will be provided by DJ Magic. For more information, contact Tracy Sparks at (504)915-3258.

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Pick up trash during parish-wide event

ST. CHARLES PARISH – St. Charles Parish will once again go green on March 26 for the 3rd Annual Spring Trash Bash, a litter clean-up and recycling awareness event that will run from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Those interested in participating can sign up as team captains or individuals by calling (985)764-1207 or at […]

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Time running out for early Bridge Run registration

ST. CHARLES PARISH – The United Way of St. Charles Parish will once again be giving parishioners the opportunity to run across the Hale Boggs Bridge from Destrehan to Luling during its 15th Annual Bridge Run, a 5k run/walk.

Trista Brazan, campaign and communications manager for the United Way, will run the race for the first time this year.

“Being a runner myself, I can say that many local events don’t have as many runners as well as the view that this race has,” Brazan said of the event, which averages 1,500 runners each year. “The race provides a unique view of the Mississippi River and beautiful St. Charles Parish, and it is the largest race across the Mississippi River in the nation, so it’s definitely something to take part in.

“It’s going to be a good time.”

The event will take place on April 2 with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the race starting at 8:30 a.m. at the East Bank Bridge Park. The race will conclude at the West Bank Bridge Park with music, refreshments and family activities.
Brazan said that the event has grown a lot in the 15 years it has been held thanks to the local community.

“We’ve gotten a chance to see how the event has grown throughout the years. The community has really been a big part of that,” she said. “They’ve really rallied around this event and it’s become a staple event in the community.”

Registration is $25 before March 26. The price increases to $30 after that date and until race day. To register or to find out more, visit […]