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27 04, 2022

Three Bushelfuls of Excitement

2022-05-10T15:52:43-04:00April 27th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bush is a quaint town in St. Tammany Parish, just 20 miles north of Tamanend. I wrote about the fantastic Wild Bush Farm and Vineyard in last month’s post. The town is worth mentioning again, as it has a variety of activities and events to enjoy in May. Bushelful #1 – Around the Town We love anything crawfish on the Northshore, and that includes the Crawfishman Triathlon. This year’s race is set for Sunday, May 22, 7:30 a.m. With a course running along scenic country roads, the Crawfishman Triathlon features 1,000-meter and 400-meter swim options. The bike course is an

22 03, 2022

April is Showered with Fun

2022-03-22T17:32:36-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

April offers up some fantastic options for outdoor fun on the Northshore. With activities and events too numerous to list, here are three sure to please on Saturday, April 16. Duck, Duck, Go to the 8th Annual Quack-a-Falaya Rubber Duck Race on the Bogue Falaya River. Duck, Duck, Go I have yet to attend the Quack-a-Fayala Rubber Duck Race, so this is the year! The Covington Rotary presents the 8th annual event at 8 a.m. at Bogue Falaya Wayside Park. Little rubber ducks will be dropped in and raced down the Bogue Falaya River. Each duck is a

28 02, 2022

The Northshore Is Our Lucky Charm

2022-02-28T14:14:12-05:00February 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

You can always find a fun time any day of the year on the Northshore, and perhaps even more so on St. Patrick’s Day! Here are three ways to enjoy a day where green looks great on you: I love a parade, especially one with lots of green! Lucky Fun #1 – A Parade Even if you had your fill of Mardi Gras parades, you have another pot of gold waiting in Slidell! The Olde Towne Slidell St. Patrick's Day Parade is back, and boy is it back in a big way. On Sunday, March 13, 1 p.m.,

26 01, 2022

“Krewes-in” for Fun

2022-01-26T13:37:24-05:00January 26th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Mardi Gras is back, baby! The bead-filled fun has been going on for weeks, culminating this year on Fat Tuesday, March 1. While there is a plethora of Krewe parades to attend, the Northshore boasts some of the most enjoyable in my opinion. Here are three upcoming ones sure to please. Mardi Gras 2022 is in full parade extravaganza mode! Krewe of Bilge (Slidell) – Saturday, February 12, noon I love a parade, and even more so when it is on water! For over 40 years, the Krewe of Bilge participants have paraded around on boats from the

29 12, 2021

Learn Something New

2021-12-29T13:12:52-05:00December 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

With the New Year upon us, I typically post a year-end review. We all know it has been another interesting year, to say the least. For this year's "reflection," I turn my thoughts on Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC). The college's main campus is located at Tamanend, with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This amazing educational institution anchors the Innovation District, with two buildings and outdoor classroom. There is so much to appreciate about NTCC, including these three notable highlights: Tamanend is home to NTCC's main campus. The Approach Beginning with Chancellor Dr. William

24 11, 2021

Holidays Are Happy Here

2021-12-09T14:57:58-05:00November 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

The holidays in St. Tammany Parish are simply magical. Now more than ever, we are all ready to truly experience the season. There is a plethora of opportunities to do so, and here are a few events to enjoy: Holiday Happiness #1 – Santa Claus This truly is Breakfast with Santa! Saturday, December 11, is a fun-packed day in the parish. Bring out your kids (two-10 years old) to Pelican Park in Mandeville for a Breakfast with Santa event, 9-11 a.m. Each child will be served breakfast, meet Santa and create holiday crafts. Santa will then make his

29 10, 2021

Let’s Talk Turkey

2021-11-10T10:46:13-05:00October 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Thanksgiving Weekend is the official kickoff to holiday fun, and St. Tammany Parish is up for the challenge! The long weekend is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends, and it is also the tradition of these three special events: Start Thanksgiving Day off with the Tammany Turkey Trot (so you can have that extra piece of pie). Turkey Talk #1 – Tammany Turkey Trot This annual event is the perfect start to the holiday weekend. We all know we are going to overindulge, so why not get in some exercise to burn those extra calories

28 09, 2021

Pumped up for Pumpkins

2021-09-30T17:38:05-04:00September 28th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

So much pumpkin fun to be found in October on the Northshore! October on the Northshore is one of  my favorite times of the year. The weather is getting cooler, the fall colors are starting to turn and it is all kinds of pumpkin fun! You will truly be out of your gourd for these three events: Pumpkin Party #1 The St. Tammany Parenting Center is again hosting Monster Mash on Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington. Now in its 33rd year, Monster Mash is one of the signature fall

26 08, 2021

Fall for September Fun

2021-09-09T11:32:50-04:00August 26th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Yes, fall is just around the corner, and it is a welcoming thought! St. Tammany Parish always has lots going on, and the beginning of autumn is no exception. Here are three music-themed events for September. Music Fest - Pearl River Okay, it is actually called the Honey Island Swamp Fest. On September 10 and 11, the town of Pearl River is taken over for a two-day festival of fun. Monster truck shows and rides; mechanical bull and mini-bike races; car exhibit; arts and crafts area; and of course, a complete line-up of live music. Admission is $15; children 10

29 07, 2021

Slidell is One Hot Property

2021-08-01T18:21:56-04:00July 29th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

You have read here before how much I like to visit Slidell. It is such a cool town, and I sometimes feel it does not get the respect it deserves. I decided to slide into the Camellia City for a day of fun. Stop One – Hot (and Cold) Food Look at these beautiful veggies! It was Saturday, so of course I had to start my day off with a hearty breakfast. Which means, I HAD to start at Big Easy Diner. While the diner has an extensive menu of breakfast options, my go-to is a hamburger and

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