Archive for December 2011

History comes to life at Davies Elementary

Dec 13th, 2011 | By
History comes to life at Davies Elementary

 Many fifth graders participated in a Living Biography on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Joseph Davies Elementary School.   What is a living biography you ask?  Well, first the students read an autobiography or biography about a person who has made a positive impact on our world.  Then, the students planned an authentic costume to wear to […]



St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce Annual Event

Dec 13th, 2011 | By
St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce Annual Event


Taffaro’s appointment makes farewell official

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

Craig Taffaro attended his final council meeting as St. Bernard Parish President on December 6, as he is set to begin his new post, as the Head of Hazard Mitigation Programs and Recovery Coordination in the Office of Community Development. Taffaro personally announced his departure for the state-level position during his final President’s Address. “This […]



After talking with legislators and reviewing the data of the commercial shrimp and crab harvesting industries, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and Special Pay Master Ken Feinberg have updated the payment methods for these two sets of harvesters, whose many members are still struggling with the aftermath of 2010’s oil spill.

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

After talking with legislators and reviewing the data of the commercial shrimp and crab harvesting industries, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and Special Pay Master Ken Feinberg have updated the payment methods for these two sets of harvesters, whose many members are still struggling with the aftermath of 2010’s oil spill. Citing the ongoing […]



Council lays groundwork for newcomers

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

In one of the final meetings for the 2011 Council, St. Bernard Parish elected officials spent a great deal of time reviewing the state of the parish now compared to the 2007 platforms that focused entirely on recovery—as they pass the baton to an almost entirely freshman council. Councilman Mike Ginart, District D, took a […]



Chalmette Refining donates $20,500 to Nunez College

Dec 5th, 2011 | By

Recently, Chalmette Refining and the ExxonMobil Foundation gave $ 20,500 toward the Nunez Community College Process Technology Program. This donation will provide funds for purchasing books and training equipment. Process Technology (P-Tech) is a two year course that is designed to provide industry with qualified process technician candidates. When students finish with an Associate’s Degree […]



Sports Hall of Fame gives financial

Dec 5th, 2011 | By

The St. Bernard Parish Sports Hall of Fame (SBPSHOF) held its most successful golf tournament ever, with continuous outstanding support from Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, the major corporate sponsor of the parish’s non-profit organization. With that success, the SBPSHOF was able to make a sizeable financial contribution to the sports department of each of […]



Best Western on Paris Road

Dec 5th, 2011 | By
Best Western on Paris Road

Best Western on Paris Road is one of the latest businesses to join the growing St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, and the first new hotel to enter the parish in nearly three decades. Charles Loescher, one of the developers, also co-owns the site with Sinh and Bui Nguyen. “We want to thank you all for […]



Chalmette Arc site celebrated

Dec 5th, 2011 | By
Chalmette Arc site celebrated

Residents of the Prince of Peace facility in St. Bernard Parish, as well as volunteers and representatives from the Arc of Greater New Orleans (GNO Arc), local officials and members of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce celebrated the official opening of the new facility with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Arc is an organization that […]



Pearl Harbor ceremony moved to WWII Museum

Dec 5th, 2011 | By
Pearl Harbor ceremony moved to WWII Museum

The annual memorial service, commemorating the bombing of Pearl Harbor, at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park in Chalmette, which is the only Pearl Harbor Memorial Park, on mainland, USA, will not be held, at this location. William Detweiler, Consultant to the President for Military and Veterans Affairs, WWII Museum, has invited the ceremony to be […]