Archive for March 2012

Community Center receives BP grant for Workforce Development

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

BP America has awarded the Community Center of St. Bernard a $15,000 grant to fund the Workforce Development Project. The Workforce Development Project provides small business owners, affected by the Gulf Oil Spill, hands-on instruction on how to set up a basic website that will suit their business needs. This grant will help to offset […]



SBM Cheerleaders win Nationals

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
SBM Cheerleaders win Nationals

St. Bernard Middle School Cheerleaders recently participated in the Worldwide Spirit Association or WSA competition at the New Orleans Convention Center.  The girls competed in the Level 2 small junior division and won first place Grand Nationals for 2012.  Each team member received medals and jackets to commemorate their hard work and winning performance. Pictured in […]



St. Bernard Middle School’s Terrific Teens

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
St. Bernard Middle School’s Terrific Teens

St. Bernard Middle School recently held a ceremony to honor those students who were chosen as Terrific Teens. The program is sponsored by the St. Bernard Kiwanis Club with Dr. Donald Duplantier as its representative and Chalmette Refining, L.L.C. with Dorothy Hills, Public Affairs Coordnator, as its representative. Students are nominated by their teachers and […]



Chalmette High’s Interact Club sponsors blood drive

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
Chalmette High’s Interact Club sponsors blood drive

Chalmette High School’s Interact Club sponsored a blood drive with The Blood Center on Leap Day, February 29. Students and faculty were asked to “leap in to save lives” and 77 answered the call. Since every donation can help three patients, this blood drive saved up to 231 lives! In appreciation for their lifesaving gift, […]



McInnis to host series of town hall meetings

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

  St. Bernard Parish Councilman At Large East, Guy McInnis, will be hosting a series of district-level town hall meetings regarding all current issues including, but not limited to the LLT lot next door properties, the $15 million dollar bond debt and the proposed microbrewery to name a few. The purpose of these meetings is […]



Benoit named Chairman of GNO, Inc.

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
Benoit named Chairman of GNO, Inc.

Dale Benoit, local businessman and Co-Publisher of The St. Bernard Voice has been named Chairman of GNO, Inc., the economic development group representing the 10 parish region of Southeast Louisiana including St. Bernard Parish. The announcement came last Thursday at the organization’s annual meeting themed “Regionalism Restated” at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans. One […]



FEMA-funded demolition program continued in parish

Mar 20th, 2012 | By

As part of its ongoing beautification and quality of life improvement efforts, St. Bernard Parish Government will continue to demolish storm-damaged structures in 2012.  FEMA and GOHSEP have recently granted St. Bernard Parish Government additional time to demolish as many as 650 remaining storm-damaged structures throughout the parish. Parish staff and contractors conducted a kickoff […]



Real estate key to parish growth

Mar 20th, 2012 | By
Real estate key to parish growth

Guy Williams, CEO of Gulf Coast Bank spoke to the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce last week outlining one of the key components to the parish’s economic recovery— a stable real estate market. Picture above, from left, are Chamber members and officials: Fred Sigur Jr., Jerry Calgano, Stephen Reuther, guest Tracie Lewis, speaker Guy Williams, […]



Grand Re-opening

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
Grand Re-opening

Meraux just got a little more stylish thanks to sisters and St. Bernard Parish natives, Lindsey and Whitney Wilcox, owners of the new clothing boutique C’est Chic. Members of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce and Parish President Dave Peralta were there to honor the new store at their ribbon cutting ceremony, Thursday March 1, […]



Laura Bush re-visits parish schools

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
Laura Bush re-visits parish schools

Former First Lady, Laura Bush, was at Chalmette High School last Thursday to hand out the last of the library grants for newly-reopened Gulf Coast schools as apart of her Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.  Arabi and Chalmette Elementary School, along with 10 other Gulf Coast Schools, received nearly $50,000 each to rebuild their […]