Archive for March 2011

Chamber discusses encouraging parish growth

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
Chamber discusses encouraging parish growth

The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce met Wed., March 16 for their monthly membership meeting. Guest speakers were Judge David Gorbaty, and Cliff Reuther of Prudential Gardner discussing “A New Construction Initiative.” The initiative’s goal is for the remaining lots left over from the Lot Next Door program be offered to people who wish to […]



Sheriff Stephens receives the Harry Lee Award

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
Sheriff Stephens receives the Harry Lee Award

“I feel the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has now survived the challenges posed by the Hurricane and its aftermath, and I am confident the leadership within the Department, who served so proudly and courageously during our darkest hour, will continue their efforts to maintain the integrity of our community and to safeguard its residents.” – […]



OLPS cheerleaders earn plaque at Jamfest

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
OLPS cheerleaders earn plaque at Jamfest

The OLPS Cheerleaders participated in Jamfest Cheer & Dance Competition on Saturday, March 19, in Biloxi, MS. The girls represented their school in the Intermediate Junior High Category, and earned a nice plaque to show off their accomplishments. Pictured Front row: Caleigh Armand, Kaitlin Heaphy, Taylor Gioia, Megan Assevado. Middle Row: Kassidy Heaphy, Emily Lapara, […]



Chalmette’s Dorsey signs athletic scholarship with Kennesaw State

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
Chalmette’s Dorsey signs athletic scholarship with Kennesaw State

Chalmette High’s Andre Dorsey, Louisiana’s top ranked boys’ multi field event performer, has signed a track and field athletic scholarship to compete for Kennesaw State University in Georgia. During the state indoor track championship in February at LSU, the senior Owl finished as the state Division I runner-up in the high jump (6-8) and triple […]



Spring baseball/softball registration until April 8

Mar 29th, 2011 | By

Parents of children between the ages of seven and 14 can register their child with the St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department for spring baseball/softball through Friday, April 8. The Recreation Department will take registration weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Government Complex at 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive […]



The Pride of Heritage

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
The Pride of Heritage

The 35th Annual Fiesta De Los Isleños took place this past weekend in St. Bernard, and succeeded in drawing attention to a history intertwined with the local culture. This organized set-up of displays and exhibits, offered by the Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society, allowed the crowd to take part in a living history and […]



Local author Perez presents Islenos book

Mar 18th, 2011 | By
Local author Perez presents Islenos book

New local author Samantha Perez of Violet will present her first book, The Islenos of Louisiana: On the Water’s Edge, at the Los Islenos Fiesta March 19-20 at the Los Islenos Museum Complex. Based on a blend of academic research and interviews with living Islenos, the book traces the history, culture, and accomplishments of these […]



Council focuses on fighting Census results

Mar 18th, 2011 | By

“We’re in an uphill battle. We know that going in.” -Craig Taffaro, Parish President Parish officials are asking how can the St. Bernard Parish Registrar of Voters have 24,111 register voters on the books, while the 2010 census has the parish population recorded at 35,897? These numbers leave only 11,786 to fit every child and […]



Pescay paints 2011 Art in April poster

Mar 18th, 2011 | By
Pescay paints 2011 Art in April poster

This year’s Art in April featured artist is Claire Pescay, a long-time member of the St. Bernard Art Guild whose painting was selected as the winner from among six entries. Pescay said her inspiration came from Louisiana, growing up along the waterways in Shell Beach and enjoying the natural beauty of her hometown. This year’s […]



SBSO deputy booked with simple rape

Mar 18th, 2011 | By
SBSO deputy booked with simple rape

St. Bernard Sheriff’s deputy Thomas Spicuzza was arrested Wednesday, booked with simple rate. Spicuzza, 37, a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Traffic Division, surrendered Wednesday to sheriff’s officials after being informed a judge had signed a warrant for his arrest, Sheriff Jack A. Stephens said. Bond hasn’t been set in the […]