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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held to welcome Marina Village in Chalmette - A Planned Unit Development in St. Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Parish Officials were on hand for the Ribbon Cutting of the Marina Village, a planned unit development located on Marina Road in Chalmette. The owner of this new subdivision, Robert Berthelot, was joined by Parish President Guy McInnis and Chamber Executive Director Stephen Reuther.

The Marina Village is a peaceful waterfront community, secluded from the noise of the city. Exclusive and new, this 10 unit planned community is located on the left when you turn on Marina Road, just before Marina Estates and only minutes away from the heart of St. Bernard. All units will boast wonderful views of the water and landscaped grounds. Marina Village will give you that serene waterfront lifestyle, quick access to the world by boat or auto, and all without leaving the comfort of St. Bernard Parish.
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Seafood and Farmer’s Market - Saturday, December 10th

The St. Bernard Seafood and Farmers Market will be held this Saturday, December 10th at the Aycock Barn located at 409 Aycock Drive in Arabi. The market will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Come enjoy a performance by Oogum Boogum. The market will also have crafts, jewelry, jams, sweets and more. Please contact the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism at 504-278-4242 or visit www.visitstbernard.com for more information.
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St. Bernard Animal Shelter participates in the 2016 PetFest in Jefferson Parish

St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter staff participated in Jefferson Parish’s 2016 PetFest held in Lafreniere Park and what a great event it was! Volunteers from Friends of the Animal Shelter; Laura Cooper, Essie Erato and Laurie Hosli along with Shelter Manager Charlotte Luna and Kennel Manager Donna Miller spent the day talking with countless people and showing the shelter’s dogs. Six shelter babies found wonderful families. “We couldn't have asked for better homes for our dogs that were there that day seeking adoption,” said Shelter Manager Charlotte Luna. The staff also had visits from past adopters who stopped by to say hello and show off their babies that they adopted from the parish’s shelter at past events. Adopted that day at PetFest were Bennie, Honey, Simon, Billie, Cody and Copper. Thanks to all who helped make the event a wonderful day!
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75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony held in Chalmette

On a beautiful, sunny day, the Ed Jones Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association held its annual Memorial Service on December 7th to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor at Pearl Harbor Memorial Park – the only park in honor of Pearl Harbor on the United States main land. Attending the event was a number of elected officials, Chalmette High School’s ROTC, veterans, families and friends of the Pearl Harbor Survivors. The event included the presentation of colors by the U.S. Navy Color Guard, a fly over by the Civil Air Patrol, Greetings by Parish President Guy McInnis, history of the park by designer Mike Hunnicutt, presentation of a memorial wreath, presentation of roses for the ships that were destroyed or lost during Pearl Harbor, TAPS by LA State Trooper Monty Montelongo and music by Parish Employee Pamela Wegener Griffith. The Guest Speaker for the event was Assistant U.S. Attorney John Murphy of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Debra Jones Barry, President of the Ed Jones Chapter of the Sons and Daughters of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, reminded those in attendance of Pearl Harbor’s casualty statistics and told them that 2,403 people on the U.S. side lost their lives December 7, 1941. Mrs. Barry said the chance to meet and talk with Pearl Harbor Survivors no longer exists because the last survivor passed away earlier this year.

Also during the ceremony was the dedication of a Blue Star Marker by the State and local Garden Clubs. Members of the various Garden Clubs presented President Guy McInnis with a beautiful Blue Star Marker that is placed behind the Memorial sign.


The following individuals and organizations were recognized during the ceremony for their contributions to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park:

Valero Meraux Refinery for cleaning and landscaping the park; the Disabled Veterans of Louisiana, Chapter 4 for donating 20’ x 30’ flags yearly; the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, Floyd and Rita Gue, Meraux Foundation, Boasso America Corporation, Mary Ellen and Clifford Miller, Pat and Claire Pescay, American Sugar Refining, and St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission each for donating a Palm Tree that was placed in the memorial park; Artists Claire Pescay, Donna Lind, Ed Estopinal and Rodney Asevedo for revitalizing the mural at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park and parish employees who assisted with the event.

For more information about the Pearl Harbor veterans, contact Shirley Rambeau, Secretary of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association at shirleyrambeau@yahoo.com.
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75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony held in Chalmette On a beautiful, sunny day, the Ed Jones Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association held its annual Memoria...

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St. Bernard Parish Leisure Program to host “Pancakes, Pajamas and Pictures with Santa” Saturday, December 17th at 9:30 a.m.

St. Bernard Parish Leisure Program is hosting Pancakes, Pajamas and Pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Frederick Sigur Civic Center, located at 3220 Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette. The cost to attend is $10.00 per person, check or money order only (Infants 12 months and younger are FREE). Children will be able to decorate a cookie, write a letter to Santa and take a photo with Santa. Wear your favorite PJs.

There is limited seating and there will be NO tickets sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Department Office located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information contact the Recreation Department at 504-278-4295 or email Denise Montalbano at dmontalbano@sbpg.net.
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