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‘Oil and Vinegar’ brings special products to area

‘Oil and Vinegar’ brings special products to area

chrissycsmith October 17, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Oil and Vinegar’ brings special products to area

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many shoppers will soon find themselves faced with a familiar dilemma — finding unique and thoughtful gifts for the people

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s new emergency room now open

St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s new emergency room now open

chrissycsmith October 12, 2014 Comments Off on St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s new emergency room now open

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Teaching pro-active personal care and creating a healthier country are the long term goals for our nation’s new mandated health care plan for all Americans. But

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Charles Marsala Explains: Planning for the future

Charles Marsala Explains: Planning for the future

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

  Planning for the Future — What Motivates You? The truth is there is ample motivation to make the most of retirement planning opportunities. Reality Check It used to be that Americans could count

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Charles Marsala Explains: Long term care insurance

Charles Marsala Explains: Long term care insurance

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

Tracking #1-310880   The Basics of Long-Term Care Insurance: With America aging at a rapid pace — and with the average cost of nursing home care continuing to skyrocket — long-term care insurance can

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Charles Marsala Explains: Home Refinancing Basics

Charles Marsala Explains: Home Refinancing Basics

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

Home Refinancing Basics Even though more than half of all new mortgages issued in recent years have been for homeowners refinancing their existing home loans, the decision to refinance isn’t necessarily the wisest strategy

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Charles Marsala Explains: Creating a plan for effective wealth transfer

Charles Marsala Explains: Creating a plan for effective wealth transfer

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

Creating a Plan for Effective Wealth Transfer Investors often concentrate on accumulating assets, but how much time and energy is spent on preserving those hard-earned assets for future generations? Not nearly enough. Have you

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Charles Marsala Explains: Protect your assets with a trust

Charles Marsala Explains: Protect your assets with a trust

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

Protect Your Assets With a Trust A trust is a legal entity that is central to a three-part agreement in which an individual — the trust’s “grantor” — transfers the legal title to an

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Charles Marsala Explains: The Basics on Alternative Investments

Charles Marsala Explains: The Basics on Alternative Investments

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

THE BASICS on ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS   In the last few years, marketing to private investors of Alternative Investments has increased, especially in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Business Development Companies, Pipelines, and Oil &

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Charles Marsala Explains: The Basics of Asset Class Investing

Charles Marsala Explains: The Basics of Asset Class Investing

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

THE BASICS OF ASSET CLASS INVESTING Earlier this year Dr. Eugene Fama of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his efficient-market hypothesis pioneered in 1965 a practice called “Asset

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Charles Marsala Explains: Tax Deferred Portfolio Benefits

Charles Marsala Explains: Tax Deferred Portfolio Benefits

Charles Marsala October 9, 2014 0

 Tax Deferred Portfolio Benefits Long-Term investors have known the impact tax deferral can have on a portfolio. Taking advantage of the full range of tax-deferred investment options can be critical and yet a basic

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English Tea Room marks Beatles concert anniversary with special dinner

English Tea Room marks Beatles concert anniversary with special dinner

chrissycsmith October 2, 2014 Comments Off on English Tea Room marks Beatles concert anniversary with special dinner

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Sept. 16, 1964–a day music fans in Louisiana are unlikely to forget. It was 50 years ago the Beatles performed in front of a sellout

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Love of furniture, along with success, brings couple closer together in downtown Covington business

Love of furniture, along with success, brings couple closer together in downtown Covington business

chrissycsmith September 8, 2014 Comments Off on Love of furniture, along with success, brings couple closer together in downtown Covington business

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON — At first, Tom and Jennifer Dicerbo didn’t know if they were going to be successful business owners. Six years later, the owners of The French

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St. Tammany Parish Fair preparing for 102nd year of annual event, which takes place in Covington

St. Tammany Parish Fair preparing for 102nd year of annual event, which takes place in Covington

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off on St. Tammany Parish Fair preparing for 102nd year of annual event, which takes place in Covington

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON — For students throughout the parish, it’s the event that gives them a holiday from school. However, for over 100 years, the St. Tammany Parish Fair

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Dr. Steven Pfingsten and the staff at Abita Dental  have earned an impressive reputation over the years

Dr. Steven Pfingsten and the staff at Abita Dental have earned an impressive reputation over the years

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off on Dr. Steven Pfingsten and the staff at Abita Dental have earned an impressive reputation over the years

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—Dr. Steven Pfingsten of Abita Dental Care enjoyed growing up in a small town in Illinois. Moving to South Louisiana for school, it didn’t take him long

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The Mitchells’ ‘Original New Orleans Po-Boy Shop’  serves some of the best food in the area

The Mitchells’ ‘Original New Orleans Po-Boy Shop’ serves some of the best food in the area

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off on The Mitchells’ ‘Original New Orleans Po-Boy Shop’ serves some of the best food in the area

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Opening a restaurant seems to be one of the favorite new business ventures for many aspiring entrepreneurs. Drive down the main roads in any of

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After growing up in the restaurant business, Tony Bosco now owns and operates Bosco’s Italian Cafe’ in Mandeville

After growing up in the restaurant business, Tony Bosco now owns and operates Bosco’s Italian Cafe’ in Mandeville

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off on After growing up in the restaurant business, Tony Bosco now owns and operates Bosco’s Italian Cafe’ in Mandeville

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—Tony Bosco knows every single thing you have to do to run a restaurant. The reason is he has done it all. Starting out as a dish

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One-stop shop for sports

One-stop shop for sports

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off on One-stop shop for sports

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—Many successful businesses can trace their origins to starting out of a garage. Jeff Stempel and Kevin Kennedy of Prep Fan Sports in Covington believe they have

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Midwives Misconceptions

Midwives Misconceptions

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Midwives Misconceptions

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Karen Cullen and Lillian Funke know all about the misconceptions involving midwives. “We only deliver babies at home is the main one,” Funke said. But the

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After taking some time off, Ashley Belk has opened the successful ‘Taylored’ hair salon

After taking some time off, Ashley Belk has opened the successful ‘Taylored’ hair salon

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off on After taking some time off, Ashley Belk has opened the successful ‘Taylored’ hair salon

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—Fifteen years ago, Ashley Belk decided to move from Charlotte, North Carolina down south for the warm weather. For the now Mandeville resident, business is now equally

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‘Smart Women’s Day Out’ business outreach program scheduled for July 17 in Covington

‘Smart Women’s Day Out’ business outreach program scheduled for July 17 in Covington

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Smart Women’s Day Out’ business outreach program scheduled for July 17 in Covington

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – There are certainly many “Women of Infinite Possibilities” throughout St. Tammany Parish. Five years ago, Covington artist Jax Frey decided those women needed to come together

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