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Worldwide Chamber trips worth giving a look

Worldwide Chamber trips worth giving a look

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on Worldwide Chamber trips worth giving a look

The St. Tammany West Chamber has an aspect of their operation that is unlike any other Chamber I’ve ever seen. Not only do they provide the expected support for local businesses through a host

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What are you paying in federal taxes?

What are you paying in federal taxes?

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on What are you paying in federal taxes?

We’re rich! OK, maybe not all of us. But according to a study I recently received from SmartAsset, a financial technology company, St. Tammany Parish ranks among the top parishes in Louisiana when it

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2017: Use it to look for ways to help others

2017: Use it to look for ways to help others

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on 2017: Use it to look for ways to help others

Another year is right around the corner. What will 2017 bring for you? I’m at that age that I find myself thinking too frequently about the life that is behind me, and the time

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A Christmas story with a lesson

A Christmas story with a lesson

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on A Christmas story with a lesson

With Christmas only a few days away, I thought this would be a nice story to share. On Santa’s Team By Carol Laycock My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a

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Southern Hotel success helping downtown

Southern Hotel success helping downtown

Editor December 18, 2016 Comments Off on Southern Hotel success helping downtown

If you are wondering how the still-new Southern Hotel is faring at its downtown Covington spot you only need to talk to General Manager Milo Lago. Since the hotel was renovated for over $8

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Grandchild #7 and I get to brag a bit

Grandchild #7 and I get to brag a bit

Editor December 11, 2016 Comments Off on Grandchild #7 and I get to brag a bit

The family is growing. My son Michael, along with his wife Lauren, visited at Thanksgiving and broke the news that grandchild number seven—is a boy. So far we have three boys and three girls.

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‘Quality of life’ at stake in Dec. 10 vote

‘Quality of life’ at stake in Dec. 10 vote

Editor December 11, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Quality of life’ at stake in Dec. 10 vote

Think about a few of these possible changes in our St. Tammany Parish life: –Those who live with disabilities in our parish have nowhere to go each day for social interaction or jobs. They

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Don’t miss OnStage show for Christmas

Don’t miss OnStage show for Christmas

Editor November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Don’t miss OnStage show for Christmas

Aimee Faucheux with the city of Covington told me that tickets are selling fast for the final OnStage production of the year at the Fuhrmann Auditorium so I suggest you get them quickly before

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Three Rivers Art Festival not to be missed

Three Rivers Art Festival not to be missed

Editor November 10, 2016 Comments Off on Three Rivers Art Festival not to be missed

If you are a lover of the arts then you certainly shouldn’t miss what is probably the greatest free art show in the region when the 20th annual Three Rivers Art Festival is held

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Not everyone loves a birthday celebration

Not everyone loves a birthday celebration

Editor November 10, 2016 Comments Off on Not everyone loves a birthday celebration

Birthdays — who doesn’t love them? I am sure I would get pretty good agreement from most people about enjoying birthdays, whether they are their own or for someone else. It’s usually a party,

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How do we get the kids to listen to us?

How do we get the kids to listen to us?

Editor October 29, 2016 Comments Off on How do we get the kids to listen to us?

The older I get the more I see a problem in our world. For most of us we have to live many years to gain a bit of wisdom, wouldn’t you agree? Then when

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It’s difficult to take back words once in print

It’s difficult to take back words once in print

Editor October 24, 2016 Comments Off on It’s difficult to take back words once in print

Have you ever regretted something you said? Maybe you regret how you said it, or the timing of it. Maybe you regret saying anything at all in the first place. I think most can

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Larry Ciko set parish jounalistic standard

Larry Ciko set parish jounalistic standard

Editor October 24, 2016 Comments Off on Larry Ciko set parish jounalistic standard

A very special friend of mine passed away recently. Larry Ciko, known to hundreds—probably thousands—in St. Tammany Parish for his journalism career, died at his home a couple of weeks ago at the age

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‘The Northshore: North of Your Expectations’

‘The Northshore: North of Your Expectations’

Editor October 18, 2016 Comments Off on ‘The Northshore: North of Your Expectations’

I attended an especially enjoyable event this past Saturday. It was a reunion of former employees from the Slidell Sentry-News, which was the east parish paper owned by Wick Communications, a company that also

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I’m trying to best to be super mom with my four kids

I’m trying to best to be super mom with my four kids

Editor October 18, 2016 Comments Off on I’m trying to best to be super mom with my four kids

When one has small children, one finds the brain often works…slowly. Every week I am reminded of this as I try to come up with fresh and interesting things to write about for this

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My only daughter Juliet is growing up far too fast

My only daughter Juliet is growing up far too fast

Editor October 9, 2016 Comments Off on My only daughter Juliet is growing up far too fast

She’s about to turn 9, my daughter. Juliet is the second born of my four children, and my only girl. I call her my sweet angel girl, my ally in a house full of

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Go see my friend Randy at Premier Cleaners

Go see my friend Randy at Premier Cleaners

Editor October 9, 2016 Comments Off on Go see my friend Randy at Premier Cleaners

Do you enjoy your weekly Tammany West? If you appreciate the FREE paper we give you each week then here is a way to help the community paper grow and improve. I do believe

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Thanks to ‘back up’ for helping with my young kiddos

Thanks to ‘back up’ for helping with my young kiddos

Editor October 2, 2016 Comments Off on Thanks to ‘back up’ for helping with my young kiddos

We moved this summer, and our new home is just a short walk from a playground. This is great because my husband and I have four kids, ages 10 and under, so—hooray! Convenient access

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It’s the 25th anniversary of pro-life movement

It’s the 25th anniversary of pro-life movement

Editor October 2, 2016 Comments Off on It’s the 25th anniversary of pro-life movement

A special celebration for Pro Life supporters will be held this Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. on Gause Boulevard in Slidell. It will be the 25th anniversary of the St. Tammany Right to

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Small business makes public art a success

Small business makes public art a success

Editor September 24, 2016 Comments Off on Small business makes public art a success

What a great job has been done by the Covington Public Art group that started two years ago as the brainchild of Southern Hotel owner Lisa Condrey-Ward. The committee will be unveiling its first

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