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 many locals have grown to look forward to Thursday when Tammany West is offered for free at 150 area business locations.
So I have decided to begin a new series of messages in this space that I hope will bring about a response and help you to support your community paper.
I’m sure you realize that this is not a government program that offers you a free local paper. It costs money!
And the revenue to publish the paper comes from the wonderful local businesses that purchase advertising space in the pages of Tammany West.
I plan to print a special pitch each time a new advertiser begins with us in the hopes you will show your support for the local paper by visiting that advertiser, doing business, and telling them you saw the ad in their paper.
Premier Cleaners in Mandeville, located at 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., recently signed up with Tammany West and truly has a great deal for you. They have a one-price offer for “Any Garment” of only $2.25.
I met owner Randy Harris last week and he has been a true, local, small businessman here in St. Tammany Parish for many years. I know that means he will give you great service in all he does since that’s what small business people honestly do.
He said the $2.25 offer really is for anything that can be dry cleaned—even leather jackets or other leather products, comforters—you name it and he will do it for just over a couple of bucks.
Do you really want to show your support for the community paper that is now in its fourth year for the west side of St. Tammany?
Will you truly try to help ensure Tammany West is here for a long time?
Then I’m asking you to visit Randy at Premier Cleaners and tell him you read the Tammany West. And then drop off your dry cleaning for him to take care of!
There are some great fall events in the area this weekend that should give you plenty of reason to get outside with the family or special someone.
In Mandeville it is that time of year for the wonderful OctoberFeast celebration that started on Wednesday with several of the Vintner dinners at premier local restaurants, and will continue until Saturday, Oct. 8 when a Premier Wine Tasting will be held at the Lang House with 50 high-end wines.
This Friday night, Oct. 7 will be the Grand Tasting at the Mandeville Trailhead featuring over 100 wines and spirits. I was there last year with some friends and it is something not to be missed, so contact Alia Casborne with the Mandeville Cultural Department and get your ticket since they are only $40 a person. It’s a wonderful evening of wandering through the Mandeville Trailhead area, thanks in part to the support of top sponsor Champagne Beverage, as well as local restaurants that will offer some tasty food to go with it. The fun is from 7 to 9 p.m.
On Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. the Lang House premier wine tasting party will be held for tickets of only $50 each. Like many of you I’m sure, I have visited the Lang House more than once in historic Mandeville and it’s an amazing place to see now that it has been restored by the Old Mandeville Historic Association.
Proceeds from the big event, now in its fifth year, go to Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West this year.
Tickets and other information can be found online at mandevilleoctoberfeast.com.
And don’t forget the fun in Covington this weekend with the Rockin’ the Rails concert for free at the Trailhead this Thursday night from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the terrific Fall for Art series in downtown Covington on Saturday, sponsored by the St. Tammany Art Association.
Fall for Art takes place Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and usually draws in the range of 4,000 people to downtown Covington. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank and Trust and STAA, there will be an amazing array of local art displayed throughout the historic district. It’s honestly something not to be missed if you want an opportunity to see all kinds of truly, local art—and usually at great prices.
So get moving this weekend in St. Tammany Parish since the fall season always brings out the events for the locals to enjoy. And once again in October, 2016, there is plenty to see once again.
Kevin Chiri can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.