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

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

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

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

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

19 07, 2018

Lacombe Is Louisiana Cool

2018-07-19T15:56:24-04:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the last several months, I have spent time in various towns and areas of St. Tammany Parish. It was time to visit Lacombe, which is basically in the backyard of Tamanend. The Southeast Louisiana Refuge Visitor Center clued me in on the importance of wildlife refuges. While Lacombe is considered a small town, I soon discovered it is big on recreation. I wanted to work up an appetite for a delicious meal that lay ahead, so it was time for exercise. Tammany Trace has a Lacombe trailhead, however I wanted to venture into new territory. I headed to

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