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New restoration ideas goal of design contest

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Eight teams of engineers and scientists from around the world recently gathered in New Orleans to discuss the Mississippi River— specifically from English Turn to Head of Passes. They are competitors in Changing Course, a private sector design challenge. Its goal is to explore new approaches to utilize the river’s water and sediment in coastal […]



Congresswoman promises delay of NFIP changes by end of year

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
Congresswoman promises delay of NFIP changes by end of year

The category 5 Katrina did not flood Kathy and Joseph Gonzales’ Braithwaite home. But seven years later, after the completion of the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System, which shelters most of St. Bernard Parish, the slow moving Isaac— a category 1 that was downgraded to a tropical storm— brought them eight feet of water. The […]



State’s diversion plan subject of Chamber lunch

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
State’s diversion plan subject of Chamber lunch

The muddy Mis-  sissippi is no more.  Leveed up, there is no  more overflow of the  banks in upriver states,  meaning there is no  more sediment in the  water for the state’s  master plan of diver-  sions to work, said  George Ricks, presi-  dent of the Save Louisiana Coalition (SLC). He and Coalition  Treasurer Kerri […]



Sen. Vitter speaks to Chalmette audience

Sep 5th, 2013 | By
Sen. Vitter speaks to Chalmette audience

U.S. Senator David Vitter met with constituents in Chalmette last week. Louisiana’s water management/ coastal issues and ObamaCare were the topics of the most popular questions by the public in attendance. Flood Insurance Changes “We need to make sure FEMA gets it right with their new maps,” said Vitter. “They’re not there yet.” The FEMA […]



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 […]



Peralta gives State of Parish address at Chamber lunch

Apr 19th, 2013 | By
Peralta gives State of Parish address at Chamber lunch

It has been a year-and-four months since David Peralta took the oath of office and became St. Bernard’s Parish President. And it’s been a rough year. The budget crisis from a lack of sale tax revenue has hit hard. In turn, to keep a balanced budget, 123 parish employees had to be laid off. “It […]



Dr. Peter Fos, Pres. of UNO, speaks to Chamber

Nov 9th, 2012 | By
Dr. Peter Fos, Pres. of UNO, speaks to Chamber

St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Members posed with Dr. Peter Fos, UNO President, center. They are Vice Chair Jerry Calcagno, CEO Stephen Reuther, Administration Director Fred J. Sigur Jr., and Finance Director Joey DiFatta. *** Peter Fos graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1972. Today he is the first president of […]



St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce Annual Event

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