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17 05, 2018

Madisonville Is Very Presidential

2018-05-17T20:31:46+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I heard from several people that if you really want to experience Louisiana’s Northshore, Madisonville had to be on your list. I decided to find out what all the hub-bub was about, so the last time I was in the area, I headed out for an adventure. Madisonville was originally named Coquille. The drive was worth the time. Madisonville, originally called Coquille (I believe due to the shoreline shells), is named after President James Madison. I learned that it is the oldest permanent settlement in St. Tammany Parish. I also learned that the town is more than just

18 04, 2018

Slide Over to Slidell for a Day of Fun

2018-04-18T19:13:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Blog|

On one of my recent trips to the New Orleans area, I decided to take some time to visit Slidell. The city is northeast of New Orleans, easily accessible in 30 minutes via Interstate 10. Slidell is known as the Camellia City, which when I did some research as to why, it was a bit unclear. Needless to say, I did see some lovely camellias during my visit! Slidell is known as the Camellia City. Slidell is an absolutely charming town, and my travel time was well worth it. I had heard about the historic antique district, so

13 03, 2018

Covington Is a Taste of the Good Life

2018-03-13T02:29:22+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

On a recent trip to Louisiana's Northshore, I decided to stay in Covington, a delightful town just north of Mandeville. While the town has all the modern conveniences, it is a place resplendent with community spirit and history. Simply, it presents an incredible taste of what a less-stressed life has to offer. Unique restaurants. Outdoor recreation choices. Quaint shops and galleries. The Chimes Restaurant outdoor deck overlooks Bogue Falaya River. Covington has a wonderful collection of restaurant options from which to choose. Just take a peek at the listing on the Louisiana Northshore website here. A local

7 02, 2018

St. Tammany Selected as Top Retirement Destination by National Magazine

2018-02-07T15:40:42+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Media|

St. Tammany, LA, February 7, 2018 - St. Tammany Parish's beautiful shore along Lake Pontchartrain. Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today St. Tammany has been selected as a premier retirement destination by Where to Retire Magazine in their March/April 2018 issue. As a lakefront community with several amenities like the St. Tammany Fishing Pier, Tammany Trace, rivers, swamps, beautiful landscapes, and diverse wildlife, the article describes St. Tammany as a place that offers outdoor recreation of every sort. It touts the “pure solace” of these things combined. According to Where to Retire, approximately 700,000 Americans relocate to

6 02, 2018

Hit the Trace Jack, and Come on Back

2018-04-18T15:51:43+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

After a night of indulging in some of the best seafood ever along the Northshore, I knew I had to get in some exercise. I had heard about Tammany Trace, a 31-mile, hike-and-bike trail that runs throughout St. Tammany Parish and is the state's top-rated rail-to-trail. While I hiked the trail in the winter, here's a photo of the trail in springtime! Originally a corridor for the Illinois Central Railroad, Tammany Trace spans from downtown Covington, through Abita Springs, Mandeville and Lacombe, ending in Slidell. The St. Tammany Parish government purchased the abandoned corridor on December 20, 1992, then

9 01, 2018

St. Tammany Parish Is a Welcome Retreat

2018-01-09T21:10:24+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Blog|

New Orleans is a fantastic, exciting city. For me, it makes for a wonderful, sightseeing vacation, yet I never envisioned living there. On all my trips to the Crescent City over the last 20 years, I had yet to discover what lies north beyond Lake Pontchartrain. I knew there had to be something on the other side, but I had no idea how special that something would be. So, one day I jumped in the car and headed off to explore. I traveled along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, a 24-mile span that boasts being the longest bridge over water

7 12, 2017

Weyerhaeuser’s Tamanend Community Receives the 2017 Tammany Proud Award

2018-01-09T21:18:24+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Media|

Tamanend, LA, December 4, 2017 – The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce awarded Weyerhaeuser with the prestigious 2017 Tammany Proud Award for its Tamanend community. Pictured L to R: Northshore Technical Community College Vice Chancellor Dr. Tina Tinney, Gulf States Real Estate Services President Mike Saucier, Weyerhaeuser Economic Development Manager Rose Fagler, and Inside Northside Senior Account Executive and St. Tammany West Chamber Member Candice Laizer   “We are truly honored that Weyerhaeuser is the recipient of the 2017 Tammany Proud Award for our Tamanend community,” said Rose Fagler, Economic Development Manager, Weyerhaeuser. “From the onset, we

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