Archive for November 2011

SGA of Nunez donates food for Thanksgiving

Nov 28th, 2011 | By
SGA of Nunez donates food for Thanksgiving

The Student Government Association at Nunez Community College collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Second Harvesters Food Bank in time for the Thanksgiving holidays. Shown with just one of the many of boxes filled with food donated by Nunez students, faculty, staff and administration are SGA members, from left: Senator Roni Dacula, President […]



Chalmette successfully hosts IFA Redfish Championships

Nov 28th, 2011 | By
Chalmette successfully hosts IFA Redfish Championships

The Inshore Fishing Association, sponsored by Cabela and Hobie, brought two of its national tours to St. Bernard in November – IFA Redfish Cup Championship and the IFA Kayak Redfish Championship – shining a national spotlight on the parish and the world-class fishing it offers.  “Not only do these types of events allow others to […]



The new faces of Parish Government

Nov 28th, 2011 | By
The new faces of Parish Government

The 2011 election season in St. Bernard was a series of close races, with very few clear winners emerging from primary elections in October. The Parish President, Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Assessor, even council seats were not decided outright. However, when the November 19 runoff was concluded, St. Bernard residents had turned out in large […]



Rupp to contest District A race results

Nov 28th, 2011 | By
Rupp to contest District A race results

The District A council seat was decided by 16 votes, according to the Secretary of State’s data. However, one candidate is contesting the results, citing once more the irregularities in voting by persons allegedly from outside the parish. Incumbent Ray Lauga held on to his Council seat against opponent Peter Rupp by a vote of […]



Election Day looms amid voter fraud investigation

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By
Election Day looms amid voter fraud investigation

The upcoming election resumed with the early voting on November 5 -12 for the final Saturday vote on the 19. However, allegations have emerged that could call into question the validity of the election, even the primary votes cast back in October. Allegations of voter fraud have come in the form of registered voters taking […]



Oscar Nominee at opening night of Amigo

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By
Oscar Nominee at opening night of Amigo

Academy award nominated screenwriter John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish, Eight Men Out) was present for the Chalmette debut of his latest independent work “Amigo.” An independent feature surrounding one village plight caused by the American Garrison occupying their village during the little known American-Philppine War, which took place in the early 1900’s. Then, our […]



St. Bernard honors Vets with parade

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By
St. Bernard honors Vets with parade

Veteran’s Day was observed on Thursday November 10 in the Parish, complete with both a parade for veterans and a ceremony to publicly recognize their sacrifices. This Veterans day—the holiday created out of Armistice Day and celebrating the end of the first World War—also commemorates the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. At […]



Women’s Club salutes 2011 Model Working Women

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By
Women’s Club salutes 2011 Model Working Women

The St. Bernard Business and Professional Women honored three Model Working Women during National Business Women’s Week at the club’s 50th anniversary party on October 17 at Sebastopol Plantation. “National Business Women’s Week is a nationwide celebration started in 1928 during the third week of October. St. Bernard Parish government issued a proclamation for the […]



Torres Park reopens with much fanfare

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
Torres Park reopens with much fanfare

The grand opening at Torres Park in Chalmette showcased $1.5 million in renovation work, including new playground equipment, two new gazebos, pedal boats, fishing and a rock and water feature modeled after Monkey Hill at Audubon Zoo. “This is our signature recovery project,” Parish President Craig Taffaro said. “This park undoubtedly will remain a center […]



Comprehensive plan to assist local fisheries

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

Recognizing that local fisheries are a vital part of the region, the state, and the nation and that every effort should be made to preserve the economic vitality and cultural heritage of fishing communities in southern Louisiana, St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) has been working for the past year to develop additional business opportunities […]