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ZIKA: The basics of the virus and how to protect against it.

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March 16, 2017

 

CONTACT:                                                                              

Lenor W. Duplessis                                                                                    

Public Information Officer

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ZIKA: The basics of the virus and how to protect against it.

St. Bernard Parish Office of Homeland Security wants residents to know the basics of ZIKA and how they can protect against it.  CDC recommends the following steps should be taken to prevent the mosquito population from growing:

  • Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar water-holding containers that have collected on your property.

  • Pay special attention to discarded tires. Stagnant water in tires is where many mosquitos breed.

  • Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Roof gutters can produce millions of mosquitoes each season.

  • Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use. Stagnant water in a wading pool becomes a place for mosquitos to breed.

  • Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths. Both provide breeding habitats for domestic mosquitos.

  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens can become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use. Smaller containers will produce many more mosquitos than a pool will; therefore being diligent about the small breeding sites around your house will be more effective. Mosquitos may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers.

  • Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property. Mosquitos may breed in any puddle that lasts for more than four days.

  • Please wear protective clothing and apply proper mosquito repellent when going outdoors.

For more information and tips visit https://www.cdc.gov/zika/fs-posters/index.html.

St. Bernard Parish Government is accepting applications to fill vacancies on volunteer boards and commissions:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                              

Lenor W. Duplessis                                                             

Public Information Officer

504-278-4331

lduplessis@sbpg.net

St. Bernard Parish Government is accepting applications to fill vacancies on volunteer boards and commissions:

St. Bernard Parish Government is accepting applications for vacancies on the Planning Commission for the “District A” position.  The requirements for this position are as follows:

  1. A resident of St. Bernard Parish residing in Council District “A”.
  2. A registered voter of St. Bernard Parish

Applications are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., in the St. Bernard Parish Government Human Resources Department.  The St. Bernard Parish Government Complex building is located at 8201 West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, LA.

The Application Period is open from Wednesday, March 15, 2017 through Friday, April 7, 2017.  Please feel free to e-mail William McCartney with any questions at wmccartney@sbpg.net

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program to host a St. Patty’s Day Kids Sock Hop on Friday, March 17, 2017

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March 14, 2017

 

CONTACT:                                                                              

Lenor W. Duplessis                                                                                    

Public Information Officer

504-278-4331

lduplessis@sbpg.net

www.sbpg.net

www.Facebook.com/StBGov

 

 

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program to host a St. Patty’s Day Kids Sock Hop on Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Bernard Parish Recreation Leisure Program will host a Kid’s St. Patty’s Day Sock Hop on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  All children must be picked up at 10:00 p.m. SHARP!  The sock hop will be held at Val Riess Sports Complex / Hall of Fame Building, located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette (End of Palmisano).  Children ages 9 – 13 can attend at a cost of $5.00 each. Kids are encouraged to wear Green!

Police and Chaperones will be on site. No in and Out!! NO DROP OFF- Parents/Chaperone must come in to sign in and have I.D. when picking up child(ren).  As always, there will be a D.J. and extra fun.  Pizza, drinks, candy and other concessions will be available for an additional cost.

St. Bernard Leisure Program for the Children and Adults of St. Bernard Parish is in need of Volunteers. Interested persons should contact Denise Montalbano, Leisure Coordinator at 504-278-4295 or email at dmontalbano@sbpg.net

Early registration can be done by registering on Sportspilot.com, early registrants will receive a FREE fountain drink with no waiting in line. Go to Will Call Table in front of building to the left to get in quick!

ST. BERNARD RECREATION DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF 2017 SOCCER SEASON

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March 14, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                              

Lenor W. Duplessis                                                             

Public Information Officer

504-278-4331

lduplessis@sbpg.net

ST. BERNARD RECREATION DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF 2017 SOCCER SEASON

St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department kicked off the 2017 Soccer Season with games this past weekend at Carolyn Park, Hannan and Kenilworth.  There are 710 children participating this season ranging from ages 4-14.  The teams consists of 5 year old boys, 6 year old boys, 7&8 boys, 9&10 boys, 5&6 girls, 7&8 girls and 9&10 girls.  The Co-ed teams are 4 year olds, 11&12 year olds and 13&14 year olds.  The soccer season ends April 8th with playoff games to follow.    Come out and support your Zones.

 

Rudy’s Redfish Series Returns to St. Bernard Parish

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March 13, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                              

Lenor W. Duplessis                                                             

Public Information Officer

504-278-4331

lduplessis@sbpg.net

Rudy’s Redfish Series Returns to St. Bernard Parish

WWL Radio Host, Don Dubuc, covered the live weigh-in of Rudy’s 1st stop of the 2017 pro redfish series. The three day event included at Captains Dinner hosted by the Meraux Foundation, boat launches from Hopedale Marina, and live coverage on the final weigh in by Don Dubuc.  Parish President McInnis along with other elected officials and community leaders spoke about fishing, coastal and environmental projects and tourism related events on the Don Dubuc Show.

First Place winners were Captain Jordan and Captain Escheat weighing in at 34.60. The St. Bernard Office of Tourism would like to thank all of the sponsors:  The St. Bernard Tourist Commission, St. Bernard Parish Government, The Meraux Foundation, the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Department, and Hopedale Marina.  For more information please visit www.redfishseries.com or www.visitstbernard.com

11 Lucky Puppies Chosen as Transport Candidates

Congratulations and best wishes to our latest transport candidates. These lucky pups traveled to Virginia and Washington D.C. to meet their new families.  The Animal Shelter staff is happy to see these guys get this wonderful opportunity. A dog must meet certain requirements and be reviewed by the receiving shelter before being selected as a transport candidate.  Transports open up many possibilities for wonderful homes for our shelter dogs. We have received many heartwarming stories and great pictures from the owners that have adopted our dogs in the past.  Hugs, kisses and best wishes to the little guys.

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LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries processed 161 Commercial Fishing Licenses

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries processed 161 Commercial Fishing Licenses at the Parish Government Complex Building between Tuesday, December 13th  and Thursday, December 15th .  President McInnis was pleased that his office was able to offer this convenience to local fishermen.  The commercial fishing industry in St. Bernard Parish is a very important part of our economy as well as to the nation.  We thank the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for their efforts in making this a successful community outreach endeavor and we hope to be able to offer this service again to our residents in the future.

Donation of Doggy Wast Bag Holder and a Supply of Bags

The Aktion Club of Chalmette Members here at the Arc GNO – St Bernard Project met with the St. Bernard Parish President Mr. Guy McInnis on Friday, December 9 at 9:30p. The Aktion Club falls under The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard-Arabi. The Arc of Greater New Orleans is a day program that serves adults with developmental disabilities.  We take them on outings in the community and give back to our community by doing volunteer work. One of our projects is Volunteering at the St. Bernard Animal Shelter with Charlotte Luna.  Some of our participants also are members of the Aktion Club of Chalmette, Michael B Chutz is our Kiwanis Advisor in the Aktion club.  Our club came up with the idea of purchasing (or raising funds to purchase) doggy waste bags to place in and around Sidney Torres Park.  We would like to thank Mr. McGinnis for offering to install the doggy wast bag holder in the park. The idea of partnering with our government to have these doggy wast bag holders placed in our Park will make it look better. We also encourage other Clubs, Business and Pet Lovers to   Donating or Purchase Doggy Wast Bag Dispenser and Bags. The Dispenser in the picture is $200.00 with a supply of bags. Alex Taisant and Stephanie Callais are the Arc’s Aktion Club of Chalmette Leaders at. The Arc of GNO can take Donation for this Project they also collect to recycle News Paper’s & Mardi Gars Bead’s. The Arc of Greater New Orleans St. Bernard Project is at 3700 Jean Lafitte Pkwy. Chalmette, Louisiana, 70043.  Please Phone (504) 301 4360 to Schedule Donation. 

 

 

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St. Bernard Parish Leisure Program to host “Pancakes, Pajamas and Pictures with Santa”

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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Sugar Museum in Arabi opens for tours on Saturday, December 17th Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale

The Office of Tourism will be hosting tours of the Sugar Museum located at 220 Hernandez Street in Arabi on Saturday, December 17th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for the “Downriver Holiday Art Home Tour and Sale”.  The event spans two parishes from the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, downriver to Poydras, Louisiana.  Many local artists and businesses will be participating in the event.

ARABI SITES

SUGAR MUSEUM, 220 Hernandez Street Arabi, LA 70032

  • All things sugar in St. Bernard Parish. Take a trip down memory lane with some great historical shots of sugar in years past!

STUDIO ARABI, 6707 St. Claude Ave Arabi, La 70032

Artists’ studios of Erica Larkin Gaudet: Sculpture & Furniture, Mimi Stafford: Painter, Kiff Magor: Woodworker, Christopher Horne: Photography, Ed Dieringer: Woodworker, Amy Newell: mixed media & printmaking, Rebecca Rebouche: painter and James Vella: glass artist.

  • The Cottage Store creations by Wendy Haines, Painter
  • Tom Collins, gallery

STUDIO INFERNO, 6601 St. Claude Ave. Arabi, La 70032

  • “The Dog Show”  a group invitational exhibition curated by Carol Leake. Proceeds of sales will go to the St. Bernard Parish Animal Services & Louisiana SPCA.
  • Open to the public are artists’ studios of Mitchell Gaudet, Sculpture; Althea Holden, Sculpture; Karen Oser Edmunds, Painting & mixed media and Fifi Laughlin, Lighting.

STUDIO ARABI ON MEHLE, 218 Mehle  Arabi, La 70032

  • Artists’ studios of Hayden Reilly, Sculpture; Danielle Frances Martin, Floral design; Mary Jane Parker, Painting & mixed media; Gary Oaks, Sculpture & Drawings; Jeanne Marquez, fabric design; James O’Byrne, woodworking; Paula O’Byrne, mixed media.

CHALMETTE SITE

  • Studio of Luis Colmenares,Sculpture, 1920 Le Blanc Road, Chalmette, LA 70043