Archive for May 2010

Emulsified oil found two miles from barrier islands

May 26th, 2010 | By

Flyovers conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the presence of emulsified oil in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 2 miles from the southern end of the Chandeleur Islands



May 25th, 2010 | By

Dorothy Hills and Elizabeth Ellison-Frost, public and government affairs representatives, assist the Kiwanis Club in presenting bicycles to Terrific Kids and Teens.



Council resolutions support coastal plan, oil response

May 25th, 2010 | By

As the frontline fight to protect St. Bernard Parish’s marshes from the oil spill continued this week, the parish council addressed the need for coastal restoration and oil spill protection legislatively through a series of resolutions during its May 18 meeting



Council approves new bed and breakfast ordinance

May 25th, 2010 | By

Visitors and entrepreneurs alike in St. Bernard Parish may sleep a little more peacefully at night, now that the St. Bernard Council has voted to add a bed and breakfast ordinance to the parish’s Code of Ordinances.



Earth Day at Gauthier

May 18th, 2010 | By
Earth Day at Gauthier

Third grade students partnered with kindergarteners at Gauthier to celebrate Earth Day. Third grade students assisted their younger buddies by helping them plant trees and making bird feeders. Pictured is third grader Jaheim Miller digging a hole for a tree while being watched by several kindergarten and third grade students.



BPW Officers

May 18th, 2010 | By
BPW Officers

The St. Bernard Business and Professional Women’s Club held their Officers Installation on April 19. They are Jenifer Heintz, Secretary; Bethanne Trahan, Vice-President; Lauren Gibson, President; and Suzanne Sweeney, Tresurer.



EFC refers library, park issues back to full council

May 18th, 2010 | By

The St. Bernard Parish Council’s Executive/Finance Committee has referred two long-discussed issues back to the full council for possible final action. One issue deals with the former site of the parish library, while the other involves ongoing conflicts at Violet Park #2.



Isleño Complex opens doors to benefit fishing community

May 18th, 2010 | By

Barely two weeks ago, Ray Guenther’s crab traps were baited, set and full of crabs, and he had already started outfitting his boat in hopes of trawling soon.



Seeber Bridge closed until June

May 18th, 2010 | By

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced May 11 that maintenance work on the Judge Seeber Bridge has been extended until June 1.



Chemical dispersants come under fire

May 18th, 2010 | By

With the failure of the first containment dome to stem the flow of crude oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and a second device on the way down, BP is left with few options. But the dispersant chemicals that have become a staple in the effort to contain the spill have recently come under public scrutiny.