Archive for March 2012

Town hall meeting on proposed microbrewery site

Mar 9th, 2012 | By

On Monday, March 12, Councilman Richie Lewis, District C, will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss any issues in his district emphasizing on the proposed microbrewery. All residents of District C with concerns or questions regarding the proposed Microbrewery or any other issues you would like to discuss with Councilman Lewis are invited […]



Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday

Mar 9th, 2012 | By

The St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame will conduct its 17th annual induction ceremony on Saturday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sigur Civic Center. Equestrian figure Richard “Rick” Mocklin will be the sole Hall of Fame inductee in 2012. Alice’ Dornan will be presented with the Humanitarian Award, and the Elphage Caillouette Special […]



Council gives preliminary approval of $15 mil. bond

Mar 9th, 2012 | By

In their Tuesday night meeting, St. Bernard Parish Council unanimously gave preliminary approval for a $15 million dollar sales tax bond, to either pay off debt owed to FEMA under National Flood Insurance Penalties or to pay contractors hired to work on capital improvement projects that went over budget.  Councilman Ray Lauga, District A, expressed […]



Man on Fire-JEFF POHLMANN

Mar 9th, 2012 | By
Man on Fire-JEFF POHLMANN

Jeff Pohlmann of Today’s Ketch Seafood has agreed to be the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Roastee! Parish President Dave Peralta and Sheriff-Elect Jimmy Pohlmann are among the roasters!    Photo by Terri Sercovich For 27 years, Jeff Pohlmann and his wife Teri have been providing Chalmette with fresh seafood and smiles, and they […]



Sweet Treats for Disaster Relief Gala planned for March 11

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
Sweet Treats for Disaster Relief Gala planned for March 11

A Champagne Patron Toast is planned for the Sweets and Treats for Disaster Relief Tasting Gala. St. Bernard Gives Back’s upcoming fund-raiser prepares for a Champagne Toast to honor Patrons at the Gala. Pictured toasting are Chuck and Susan Konechne, Sylvia Guillot and Al Lefevre. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will be used by St. Bernard […]



Chalmette High School’s Students of the Week

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
Chalmette High School’s Students of the Week

Week of December 12— Pictured, from left, back: Brandon Serpas (11th grade) and Thurman Hayes (10th grade). Front: Jaclyn Kaminski (9th grade), Gabrielle King (9th grade) and Hannah Perkins (12th grade). Not present: Gabby Hauck (9th grade). Week of January 9— Pictured, from left, back: Albert Brock (11th grade) and Tyronne Clark (10th grade). Front: […]



Davies Beta Club holds Souper Bowl

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
Davies Beta Club holds Souper Bowl

While football fans were celebrating the game during Super Bowl week, the Beta Club members at Davies Elementary were having their own celebration— Souper Bowl of Caring. This food drive had the students collecting canned goods to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. Way to go Davies Beta Club!  They are leading by serving others! […]



Councilman Lauga to host District A meetings

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

St. Bernard Parish Councilman Ray Lauga has issued the dates that he will hold District A meetings for residents to discuss issues in his area. The meetings all will include question-and-answer sessions. The District A meetings for 2012 are as follows: March 15 – 7 p.m. May 17 – 7 p.m. July 19 – 7 […]



Council to reenact Pre-Katrina building codes

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

During their February 23 meeting, the council introduced an ordinance to repeal a 2007 provision that requires new homes built on Katrina-destroyed property to have equal or greater square footage than the original structure, among other stipulations. If officially repealed after the March 6 public hearing and council meeting, a less-restrictive, alternative ordinance passed in […]



SBPSO rebuilding funded by FEMA

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced more than $5.5 million in public assistance funding to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office for contents damaged during Hurricane Katrina. “The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is grateful for all the hard work of dedicated FEMA officials, without whose efforts we would not have been able to recover […]