Archive for March 2010

Benit and Lafrance pace Lady Owls’ championship of High Flying Owls

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

By Jim Bickford Contributing Writer trackmic@juno.com Led by Most Valuable Performers Melanie Benit on the track and Keondra Lafrance in the field, Chalmette High’s Lady Owl track and field team captured the championship of the High Flying Owls Invitational last Thursday at Bobby Nuss Stadium. Even though they won only three of 18 events, the […]



DOTD fields questions on bridge closure

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

Representatives from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Port of New Orleans fielded questions from St. Bernard residents March 17 concerning the 1 1/2 month closure of the Judge Seeber (Claiborne) Bridge, now in its second full week. Just a hand full residents attended the meeting. The closure has forced drivers […]



The Barracuda is back on the hunt

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

The Buccaneer Villa North Swim and Tennis Club is asking for help re-establishing its Barracuda summer league swim team this summer. The effort to get the Barracudas off the starting blocks and back in the water will be spearheaded by Luke Morin. Morin, originally from Denver, swam through college at the University of Colorado and […]



Parish rededicates Isleño and Ducros Museums, celebrates annual fiest

Mar 29th, 2010 | By
Parish rededicates Isleño and Ducros Museums, celebrates annual fiest

Parish historian Bill Hyland reports an estimated 20,000 people ventured east to St. Bernard Village March 20-21 to experience the 34th annual Isleño Fiesta at the Los Isleños Museum Complex on Bayou Road. “It was wonderful to open the museum complex to the public and let the people of St. Bernard and the metropolitan area […]



Benit sets Chalmette girls’ hurdle record and field event athletes turn in top marks

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

By Jim Bickford Contributing Writer trackmic@juno.com Melanie Benit broke the Chalmette High girls’ 300-meter hurdles record, while her teammates in the field events – both boys and girls – turned in the top performances at the Northshore Invitational track and field meet last Thursday in Slidell. The best performance on the track came from senior […]



More federal funds released for fire stations in St. Bernard and Plaquemines

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Louisiana Recovery Authority recently released $10.9 million in federal aid for Katrina-related recovery efforts at three fire stations across St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes. The recent funding has been obligated toward the replacement of St. Bernard Fire Station #6, Plaquemines Boothville-Venice Firehouse and Plaquemines Port Sulphur Fire Station. […]



Walmart gives back to Arabi organization

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By
Walmart gives back to Arabi organization

St. Bernard’s newly re-christened Walmart is home to the company’s 1,000th MoneyCenter, where customers can address many of their financial needs. And to celebrate that milestone, Walmart executives traveled to St. Bernard Parish March 16 to host a block party of sorts and to offer a $10,000 grant to a local non-profit organization. “We’re proud […]



Youth Rescue Initiative opens satellite office in Chalmette

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By
Youth Rescue Initiative opens satellite office in Chalmette

Young people in St. Bernard and their parents now have a new tool in the fight against drug use and crime, thanks to the recently opened Youth Rescue Initiative facility in Chalmette. Youth Rescue Initiative, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that provides life skills training and structured opportunities for at-risk youth, dedicated its first satellite office […]



HSD accepts Meraux Foundation land for hospital

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation signed donation documents Friday, March 12, 2010, giving the St. Bernard Hospital Services District an 11.5-acre piece of land for the new St. Bernard Parish Hospital to be located in the heart of Chalmette. The site is on a tract of undeveloped land between the parish’s two major […]



Lady Owls take title in For the Birds meet

Mar 15th, 2010 | By

By Jim Bickford Contributing Writer trackmic@juno.com With five first places and the meet’s girls’ Field MVP, Chalmette High’s Lady Owl track team won the For The Birds track and field meet on their home track last Friday. Scoring 153 points at Bobby Nuss Stadium, the Lady Owls defeated Newman (137), Ursuline (118), Archbishop Chapelle (69), […]