28 11, 2022

Happy for the Holidays

2022-11-28T21:22:17-05:00November 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bright lights abound on the Northshore this holiday season. The holiday season on the Northshore never ceases to amaze me. Whether you want to see bright lights, hear joyous sounds or taste all those delectable seasonal favorites, your senses will be pleased. Here is a list of 12 activities to enjoy in December (listed in alphabetical order to avoid any Bah Humbugs). A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular You are sure to get into the holiday spirit with this showcase of singing and dancing. Performances on weekends through December 11 at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Christmas at the Southern

28 10, 2022

Getting Down to Fun

2022-10-28T10:30:16-04:00October 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Veterans Day Weekend always has many opportunities to celebrate and honor veterans on the Northshore. For 2022, you also have three fantastic events, perhaps treating a veteran to one of them! It's Going Down First up is the inaugural Krewe Du Roux Gumbo Cook-off and Family Fest, happening November 12, at the Fontainebleau State Park. Who will go down as the winning gumbo creator? In addition to the cook-off, you will enjoy live music, gumbo tasting, family photo booths and carnival games. Admission is $15 at the gate or $10 in advance, which includes park entrance fee and two food

22 09, 2022

Fall for Fun in St. Tammany Parish

2022-09-22T17:35:21-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Fall is in the air (sort of), pumpkin patches are popping up and fun events are filling up the calendar. The Northshore has lots of choices for excitement, whether you are looking for a day of family fun, a date night or a reason to wear a costume. Check these three special activities out! It is everything blueberries at the Third Annual Bluesberry Festival. A Blues Festival The Third Annual Bluesberry Festival is set for Saturday, October 8, at Riverside Bogue Falaya Wayside Park. Bring the entire family to enjoy live music, art, food truck delicacies, beer garden

27 07, 2022

Spring to Abita This Summer

2022-08-10T17:24:07-04:00July 27th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

With a recent free Sunday, I immediately thought of heading down to one of my favorite towns on the Northshore. I always enjoy my time in Abita Springs, from the Abita Brew Pub to the Tammany Trace Trailhead. Here are three unique stops to enjoy! Springs Stop #1 – So Much to See I picked a fantastic day, as the weather was glorious to walk around the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market. I scored a jar (or three) of delicious blueberry jam, along with purple cauliflower and locally made honey. As for the handmade soaps, I truly cleaned up!

29 06, 2022

Annual Events Are a Monthly Occurrence

2022-06-30T12:18:42-04:00June 29th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

While the temperatures are rising, so are the events in St. Tammany Parish! Check out these fantastic options in July on the Northshore. Annual Event #1 – Kokomo Stroll Get into beach mode at the Kokomo Stroll, set for July 9. On Saturday, July 9, downtown Covington transforms into a tropical paradise! This outdoor event is celebrating its fifth year, with live music, shopping, beach-themed activities, food and of course, cocktails. For only $45, you can purchase a Kokomo Stroll cup for sipping those delicious summery drinks while you walk around. Be sure to take advantage of this special

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

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

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

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