Archive for June 2013

Special Olympic Success

Jun 24th, 2013 | By
Special Olympic Success

The School Board recently congratulated athletes from Project UNIFY that participated in the Special Olympics State Games. The team took home 15 gold medals, 9 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals. “The clanging of all the medals is a great sound,” exclaimed Diana Dysart of School Board District 7. St. Bernard Parish Special Athletes Megan […]



Coastal residents still unsatisfied with CPRA

Jun 24th, 2013 | By
Coastal residents still unsatisfied with CPRA

On June 17 the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA), held a public meeting at the St. Bernard Council Chambers to discuss their 2012 Coastal Master Plan. Every seat in the house was filled with concerned fishermen and coastal residents anxiously awaiting their chances to publicly address CPRA’s board of scientists and officials’ […]



Neighborhoods filled with blighted properties and unhappy homeowners

Jun 24th, 2013 | By
Neighborhoods filled with blighted properties and unhappy homeowners

“How long is long enough?” At Tuesday’s council meeting issues arose during a public hearing, that would determine whether or not the parish could proceed with an involuntary demolition of a house at 62 E. Claiborne Square, Chalmette. The owner of the property, Joe Rigby, has neglected to do the necessary maintenance on his property, […]



Parish addresses flood insurance changes

Jun 24th, 2013 | By

The St. Bernard Parish Council held a regularly scheduled meeting June 18. All councilmembers were present. Parish President Dave Peralta informed the council that he has been in contact with several members of the Biggert-Waters Act, an act which re-authorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through 2017 but changed how all policy holders’ insurance […]



Performing Arts Academy to perform “Cinderella”

Jun 24th, 2013 | By
Performing Arts Academy to perform “Cinderella”

The Performing Arts Academy of St. Bernard Parish is proud to announce its rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.  Evening performances at 7 p.m., on June 27 – 28 and July 5 – 6. Two special matinee performances will be played on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m., during which audience […]



Terrific Teens at St. Bernard Middle School

Jun 10th, 2013 | By
Terrific Teens at St. Bernard Middle School

St. Bernard Middle School (SBM) recently held a ceremony to recognize those students who were chosen as Terrific Teens.  Students are nominated by their teachers and must display qualities of model behavior, school involvement, and participation.  The program is sponsored by the St. Bernard Kiwanis Club and Chalmette Refining, L.L.C.  The following students were named […]



Lopez chosen as Artist of the Season

Jun 10th, 2013 | By
Lopez chosen as Artist of the Season

The St. Bernard Art Guild has chosen Linda Lopez as artist of the season for Spring 2013.  Linda Lopez is the daughter of Rita Trosclair, a founding member of the St. Bernard Art Guild.  As a second generation St. Bernard Art Guild member, Linda fell in love with art as she learned from her mother. […]



Food Museum visits St. Bernard

Jun 10th, 2013 | By
Food Museum visits St. Bernard

An Awards Luncheon for the St. Bernard Volunteers for Family and Community was held at Rocky and Carlos Restaurant on May 23. The speaker was Liz Williams, President and Director of Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, LA, and author of “New Orleans, A Food Biography.”’ The book is first in a series […]



Brock and Gordon honored for athleticism

Jun 10th, 2013 | By
Brock and Gordon honored for athleticism

Two outstanding local athletes, Alexis Gordon and Albert Brock, were honored for their recent Track and Field accomplishments at the St. Bernard Parish Council’s regular meeting Tuesday. Brock was honored as the boys’ Class 5A Most Outstanding Performer with record-setting victories and times in the two hurdle races as well as a silver medal in […]



Council approves four to Ethics Board

Jun 10th, 2013 | By

The St. Bernard Council voted unanimously at their regular meeting on June 4 to approve four nominees to the parish’s first ever Ethics Board. “This is a another big step towards transparency under the current leadership,” said Councilman Guy McInnis.  “I think we’re going to continue moving in that direction.” The ethics board, consisting of […]