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19 06, 2020

Off, On and Around the Northshore

2020-06-19T15:08:48-04:00June 19th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the last few months, our parish, state and nation have experienced a roller coaster of emotions. We have seen some critical lows and some brilliant highs. What stands out most in St. Tammany Parish is the amazing resilience of our residents. In this spirit, we want to spotlight three really big “highs” in the latest news: Capping Off a Great Year We are so excited that all eight high schools in St. Tammany Parish will celebrate graduations on their football fields! With the ever-changing event schedule, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools faced the question of how to

28 05, 2020

The Northshore Has That Lovin’ Feeling – Part Two

2020-05-28T18:58:27-04:00May 28th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

As St. Tammany Parish and the entire State of Louisiana continue through the reopening phases from COVID-19, I definitely feel spotlighting the Parish itself is worth another post. After all, the community is a major reason why the Northshore is an ideal choice to call home. Our Schools Naturally, our seniors’ graduation ceremonies looked a little different this year. That didn’t stop several of the drive-through celebrations, such as the one for Pearl River High School. If you have yet to see the 20-second commencement speech challenge, check out the kickoff here. Kudos to the St. Tammany Parish Schools for

27 04, 2020

The Northshore Has That Lovin’ Feeling

2020-04-27T14:39:32-04:00April 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

While I typically write about all the really cool things to do on the Northshore and surrounding places, it seems appropriate this month with the Coronavirus pandemic to write about the really cool residents of our Parish. The people of this amazing area of Louisiana always seem to show that lovin' feeling when it comes to taking care of each other. Our Schools While our parents had to learn “new math,” we have all had to adapt to a new way of learning. Teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students have all experienced an adjustment period. The St. Tammany Parish Public Schools have

26 03, 2020

Geared for Fun with Three Gulfport Spots

2020-03-26T16:58:16-04:00March 26th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

As a continuation of last month’s post, I took a short drive to Gulfport recently to experience the town. With food and drink covered, here are three fun spots to make for a complete day.* Fun Spot 1:  Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum I love discovering museums that offer a unique spin on art. This place features dozens of model trains, trails and scenes to fascinate just about anyone. It boasts the largest LEGO railroad display in the entire state, which makes it worth the trip alone. You can even ride one of the outdoor trains to cap off the

28 02, 2020

The Sweet and Sour of Gulfport, MS

2020-02-28T18:38:18-05:00February 28th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

When you live on the Northshore, you have the advantage of getting to many places in a short period of time. One of those places is just 60 miles away to Gulfport, Mississippi. First, it is all about the food and drink. Stop 1 – The Sweet Look at these beauties! If you are looking for any type of oyster dish, the Half Shell is the place. The restaurant that was a must on my itinerary is the famous Half Shell Oyster House. While I had visited the Louisiana locations, there is something to be said about experiencing

27 01, 2020

Parade Around Town

2020-01-27T18:17:59-05:00January 27th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

There will be plenty of these to be had during Mardi Gras in St. Tammany Parish. New Orleans may be the first thing to come to mind in everything that is Mardi Gras. However, the Crescent City does not have a hold on all the fun. St. Tammany Parish knows how to celebrate the season in perfect fashion. After all, the public schools take an entire week off to enjoy the festivities. The following are three places to partake in Mardi Gras fun without crossing Lake Pontchartrain. Parade Around Covington In the bustling town of Covington, you get

30 12, 2019

Mandeville Is Mandatory for Good (Everything)

2019-12-30T17:24:54-05:00December 30th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

When I first discovered St. Tammany Parish after venturing outside the New Orleans area, the first place I happened upon was Mandeville. Having loved what I experienced, it was time to visit this beautiful place again. Start the Day Off Right Louisiana is known for its delicious food, and what better way to start off the day than with a delicious Cajun-and-Creole-inspired menu! When I Googled breakfast joints, one immediately got my attention. Liz’s Where Y’at Diner lived up to its unique name. While there were so many fantastic options, including a whole section on eggs Benedict varieties, I opted

27 11, 2019

The Capital of Cool – Part Two

2019-11-27T15:52:30-05:00November 27th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

On my visit to Baton Rouge for an LSU game some weeks back, I was pleasantly surprised at just how cool this place is. Being just over an hour from the Heart of the Northshore in St. Tammany Parish, I knew it was well worth my time for a second look. Something Old With the Old State Capitol Building's majestic exterior, I felt like a princess walking into her castle. My first stop was a visit to the past. The Old State Capitol Building was the site of some significant historic events, including the state's secession from the

29 10, 2019

The Capital of Cool – Part One

2019-11-12T10:53:53-05:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

With all the wonderful cities and towns of St. Tammany Parish, there has to be a good reason to leave the Northshore. Of course, I had taken many trips over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to indulge in the sights, sounds and flavors of New Orleans. I have never been to the state capital, Baton Rouge. Well, the place whose name translates to "red stick" (supposedly due to the red cypress tree that was a land marker), is really cool. Tigers Do Scream LSU's Tiger Stadium holds over 100,000 excited fans. My friend, a big-time LSU fan, had tickets

23 09, 2019

Three Festivals to Fall for

2019-10-10T11:55:41-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

In last month’s post, I spotlighted three unique sights to experience in St. Tammany Parish. This month, the focus is on fall festivals. The Parish has plenty of festivals to enjoy throughout the season. Here are three over the October 18 – 20 weekend.   Three-Day Festival Whether you attend the Festival of the Lake or the Monster Mash, you are in for a treat. There will be games for all ages! This festival has been around for quite a bit. Festival of the Lake, presented by Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville, runs October 18-20. The

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