Archive for August 2011

Cops beat Firefighters 86-79 in 4th annual charity basketball game

Aug 1st, 2011 | By
Cops beat Firefighters 86-79 in 4th annual charity basketball game

Led by 29 points from team captain and Most Valuable Player Ryan Laylle, the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office beat parish firefighters 86-79 in their fourth annual charity basketball game at Chalmette High gym Saturday night, July 9, with proceeds to benefit children’s recreation programs. The series is now 2-2. St. Bernard Recreation Corporation and Abba’s […]



SB Seafood and Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturdays

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

This Saturday, the St. Bernard Seafood and Farmers Market at 409 Aycock Street, in the heart of the Old Arabi Historic District, will feature handmade artisan crafts, fresh food and fresh ideas to help local residents improve their quality of life. While you are at the market, enjoy live entertainment. Desmian Barnes will perform from […]



Gatechair, Peralta, Schott and Flattmann win 2011 Art in April Scholarships

Aug 1st, 2011 | By
Gatechair, Peralta, Schott and Flattmann win 2011 Art in April Scholarships

2011 Art in April Scholarship winners announced: Using proceeds from the annual Art in April Fest, four $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who will be pursuing their college education in the arts. This year’s recipients, from left: Michael Gatechair, Demi Peralta, Erin Schott and Daniel Flattmann.



Louisiana state parks adjust pool schedule for end of summer

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting swimming pool schedules at sites around the state to ensure that visitors receive certified lifeguard supervision at pools through the end of the summer season. The end-of-summer schedules for State Park pools are: Bayou Segnette (Westwego): The pool will continue its normal schedule through Labor Day weekend […]



Cowboy Sanchez joins Rec. Dept.

Aug 1st, 2011 | By
Cowboy Sanchez joins Rec. Dept.

Jeff Sanchez—a former Dallas Cowboy and a recent inductee to the St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame—has signed with the Parish Recreation Department as the program director. A resident of St. Bernard, Sanchez said he wants to stress fundamentals to young athletes and offer guidance to the youth in the Parish. “I am happy that […]



ATM skimmers scam residents’ ATM cards

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

A recent rise in the number of withdrawals made in the Parish using stolen ATM card data has led law enforcement and Secret Service agents to investigate. Skimmers are the devices used by criminals to scan the information off an ATM card by reading the electronic barcode. It then stores that information to be taken […]



Two local non-profits get major grant

Aug 1st, 2011 | By
Two local non-profits get major grant

The Community Center of St. Bernard (CCSTB) located in Arabi is one of six recipients of a sizable grant award from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The grants were handed out to local non-profits whose services assist families still recovering from the 2010 oil spill, with $90,000 of the over $1 million going to the […]