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29 03, 2021

A Spring That’s Music to Our Ears

2021-03-29T16:12:35-04:00March 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

With spring in full bloom on the Northshore, it must mean music is also in full stride! We are so fortunate to have a plethora of opportunities to enjoy live music, now more than ever. Here are three upcoming events to mark on your calendar. Island Time Enjoy the sights and sounds of the popular musical, beginning April 16 at Slidell Little Theatre. Anytime I can catch a musical or play at Slidell Little Theatre, it is always time well-spent. Beginning April 16 and running through May 2, Once On This Island is being performed on Friday and

24 02, 2021

Covington is March’s Flavor of the Month

2021-02-24T16:58:42-05:00February 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Now that Mardi Gras is in the rearview mirror and March is upon us, I wanted to take some time to revisit some of the towns on the Northshore. First up, a sunny Saturday in Covington! March to the Market The Covington Farmers Market is one of my favorite stomping grounds in St. Tammany Parish. Here, you have a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with food, crafts and music. You will also find a large selection of live native, ornamental and culinary plants. The market is open every Wednesday (10 am – 2 pm) and Saturday (8 am

17 02, 2021

What’s the latest on Tamanend, the huge mixed-use development in St. Tammany?

2021-02-17T13:36:12-05:00February 17th, 2021|Media|

BY SARA PAGONES, STAFF WRITER, THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE More than six years after work began on Tamanend, a huge mixed-use development in central St. Tammany Parish, residential construction is set to begin on the first 400 of what will eventually be 1,348 homes, according to Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. It's been a long time coming. Tamanend was first envisioned in 2008, when Weyerhaeuser donated more than 40 acres to the parish for an educational campus to serve as an anchor of sorts for a multi-use development that would include homes, offices and other commercial space. A sign that stands

10 02, 2021

Beau Box Commercial Real Estate Announces Tamanend Partnership

2021-02-10T11:16:37-05:00February 10th, 2021|Media|

COMPREHENSIVE, MIXED-USE COMMUNITY IS FIRST OF ITS KIND IN ST. TAMMANY PARISH  NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 10, 2021) - Beau Box Commercial Real Estate (BBCRE) announced it has formed an official partnership with Tamanend, A Weyerhaeuser Community, located on 848 acres in Lacombe, LA. BBCRE will represent Weyerhaeuser in all commercial real estate transactions for Tamanend’s various retail, office and light industrial opportunities. The first comprehensive mixed-use community in St. Tammany Parish, Tamanend is a true live, work, play, learn and produce environment anchored by an Innovation District that includes Northshore Technical Community College’s (NTCC) main campus and Science, Technology,

28 01, 2021

Let the Good Times Roll

2021-01-28T14:52:51-05:00January 28th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know Mardi Gras is looking quite a bit different this year, with the pandemic still a major concern for St. Tammany Parish and the entire state. Leave it to our wonderful locale to come up with some incredible, enjoyable options to celebrate the purple, green and gold of the season. Parade Around Your Home While the usual parades are not happening in 2021, you can still enjoy one. That’s because you can take in the sights of a parade with house floats! Dozens of homes and businesses throughout downtown Covington are fabulously decked out in the most amazing

22 12, 2020

The Year’s Elite Eight Positives

2020-12-22T15:12:27-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

As we close out this year of a global pandemic, economic constraints and overall increased stresses, it is easy to focus on the negatives over the past 12 months. While it may be challenging to think of the positives, it makes it easier when you think about our favorite place, St. Tammany Parish. Here are just eight examples: Beautiful holiday lights shine brightly throughout St. Tammany Parish. Photo courtesy of Joanie Johnston of LouisianaNorthshore.com. The Residents – The people who live in St. Tammany Parish seem to share one common trait, a true sense of community. The Golden

24 11, 2020

It’s Merry and Bright on the Northshore

2020-11-24T16:08:11-05:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

As with everything else in 2020, the holidays will look and feel a little different. However, they will still be merry and bright! St. Tammany Parish offers so many wonderful sights and sounds during the month of December. While there are too many to name here, I have selected a few that are definitely worth experiencing. St. Tammany Parish is full of bright lights and merriment during the holidays. Santa in Slidell Olde Towne Slidell is a magical place anytime during the year. On December 5, the town gets into the spirit with the Community Christmas Parade. The

26 10, 2020

The Arts of Attraction

2020-10-23T15:27:21-04:00October 26th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

By the time a typical November rolls around in St. Tammany Parish, we would have enjoyed a plethora of festivals, fairs and other fun activities. As with the last several months, we have experienced cancellations of too many events to name. However, what I love most about our Parish is how it keeps things going! This month, three art events are attracting my attention, all in one day, November 14! The Northshore is known for its amazing offerings of fine and visual arts. Art Event #1 – Covington Three Rivers Virtual Art Festival I have always loved seeing

22 09, 2020

Get Outside, Inside St. Tammany Parish

2020-09-22T15:46:21-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

This time last year, we were gearing up for some amazing fall festivals. As with spring and summer, autumn is definitely different for the 2020 season. One of the many things I love about St. Tammany living is you never lack for outdoor activities. Social distancing is somewhat built-in! Here are three cool options to enjoy as the weather cools: Leisure in Lacombe The first time I tried to paddleboard may likely be my last. While I knew my balance was a little off due to less exercise during coronavirus, I had no idea just how much it was! That’s

24 08, 2020

Three Covington Restaurants: One Delicious Thing After Another

2020-08-24T15:56:04-04:00August 24th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our back-to-normal continues to evolve. Not sure if you feel like COVID-19 stands for the number of pounds gained over these last several months, but it is spot-on for me. I want to thank the amazing St. Tammany Parish restaurants that have helped add those pounds. While there are too many to list in one post, here are three of my favorites in Covington: Del Porto Ristorante Oh my gosh, whenever you crave fresh Italian food (always for me), look no further than Del Porto Ristorante. In addition to their typical delicious offerings, family-style dinners

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