Archive for July 2012

Hilborn chosen as “Artist of the Season”

Jul 27th, 2012 | By
Hilborn chosen as “Artist of the Season”

The St. Bernard Art Guild has chosen Janice Hilborn as the artist of the season for Summer of 2012. Janice started taking photos as a child with a Kodak Brownie camera. After she met her husband Paul, the two would go “Plantation Hopping” when he bought her first 35mm camera. In the mid 80′s Janice […]



CHS grad receives SB Sportsmen league scholarship

Jul 27th, 2012 | By
CHS grad receives SB Sportsmen league scholarship

  Ms. Carrie Martinez, a 2012 graduate of Chalmette High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Joseph C. Fecke Memorial Scholarship.  The St. Bernard Sportsman’s League annually awards the 4 year scholarship to a deserving student from St. Bernard.  Ms. Martinez will be attending Tulane University to pursue a degree in environmental […]



Kiwanis club tours new SBPH

Jul 27th, 2012 | By
Kiwanis club tours new SBPH

Jim Pittman, Jim Heyd, Rosemary Gioia, Jon Newman, George Magee, Kristi Andre, Eric Monson, Floyd Herty, Polly Campbell, and Lisa Ponce de Leon. *** Members of the Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi & Aktion Club of Chalmette toured the hospital Tuesday for a sneak peek at the new facility. Jim Pittman who serves as Marketing Director for the hospital provided the narrative […]



Prime Occupational Medicine now open in Chalmette

Jul 27th, 2012 | By
Prime Occupational Medicine now open in Chalmette

Pictured is Director of Community Development Candace Watkins; Chief Administrative Officer Jerry Graves Jr.; Business Development Manager Paul Crain; Corporate Manager Rachael Theriot; Operations Manager Don Fontenot; Chamber Chairwoman Jodie Lohfink; District D Councilman Casey Hunnicutt; Chamber Director Stephen Reuther. **** Prime Occupational Medicine, a Baton Rouge-based company specializing in heath care services, celebrated the […]



Chalmette ticket sales steady after Colorado theatre shooting

Jul 27th, 2012 | By
Chalmette ticket sales steady after Colorado theatre shooting

The Colorado movieplex shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded on July 20 didn’t stop St. Bernard movie goers from hitting the theaters Friday night, said Ellis Fortinberry, Director and Business Partner of Chalmette Movies. In fact, if anything kept people at home it was the inclement weather that flooded many streets throughout the […]



Arabi Self Storage beautifies with Curb Appeal Grant

Jul 20th, 2012 | By
Arabi Self Storage beautifies with Curb Appeal Grant

  The St. Bernard Community Foundation still has Curb Appeal grants available for businesses located on the main thoroughfares of St. Bernard Hwy., Parish Rd. and Judge Perez Dr. Arabi Self Storage owners Paula and Clay Frazier were among the first participants of the Curb Appeal grant program, and were able to beautify their concrete […]



Summer reading pays off!

Jul 20th, 2012 | By
Summer reading pays off!

Friday, July 13 was anything but unlucky for six summer readers this year. After having read for the entire length of the library’s annual program, Anthony Kurtz, Carter Westerfield, Kayli Perez, Shaye Patton, Robert Lewis and Moises Perez rode home in style—compliments of the Kiwanis of St. Bernard-Arabi. Each year the Kiwanis organization supports the […]



Raising Cane’s Chalmette Grand Opening biggest in company history

Jul 20th, 2012 | By
Raising Cane’s Chalmette Grand Opening biggest in company history

Raising Cane’s Operations Advisor Derrick Dunne, Operations Advisor Ian Herrera, Chief Deputy for St. Bernard Parish Richard Baumy, State Rep Ray Garofalo, Chief Administrative Officer Jerry Graves Jr., General Manager David Odom, Chamber of Commerce Director Stephen Reuther, Chamber Chairwoman Jodie Lohfink, Jerry Calgano, Claudette Reuther, Eric Schmidt, Councilman Casey Hunnicutt, Councilman Ritchie Lewis, Councilman […]



Hospital Chairman “gravely concerned” about Medicaid expansion rejection

Jul 20th, 2012 | By

After the Supreme Court’s ruling that upholds the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate— the requirement to have or buy health insurance beginning in 2014 or face a tax— Governor Bobby Jindal has been vocal about his plans to reject “Obamacare” outright, which includes rejecting federal funds to expand the states Medicaid program. The effects of […]



CHS Grad meets Vice President Biden

Jul 13th, 2012 | By
CHS Grad meets Vice President Biden

  During Vice President Joe Biden’s April 23 visit to the Florida Everglades to view the development of the restoration of Florida’s “River of Grass,” Howie Gonzales had a chance to meet him and discuss the national impact of this project. Gonzales is a 1990 graduate of Chalmette High School who received the Kiwanis Club […]