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Pet of the Week – Brody

Hey I am Brody, a four year old retriever mix with a beautiful brown brindle coat. I was actually adopted as a puppy from the shelter and had a home for four years until my owner had to move to another state and couldn’t take me with them. I am a sweet and gentle guy, dog and people social. I enjoy outside time but most of all I enjoy spending my time near my favorite person just hanging out, oh and of course an occasional belly rub is always welcome.

Come meet me and all of my adoptable friends at St Bernard Parish Animal Shelter 5455 E Judge Perez Dr, Violet, LA 70092. 504 278-1534.

St. Bernard Parish President hosts CPRA meeting at Chalmette High School’s Cultural Arts Center

St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis hosted a meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Chalmette High School’s Cultural Arts Center. CPRA is a board appointed to oversee Coastal activities and is chaired by the Governor’s Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities Johnny Bradberry.

Board members and other guest were welcomed with pastries and music by members of Chalmette High School’s Jazz Band.  At the start of the meeting, President McInnis gave an opening statement which was followed by a monologue from Will Schneider, snippets of songs by Cypress Pop Trio and a video on the parish’s Master Plan entitled “What If.”

Chairman Bradberry thanked President McInnis for the beautiful reception.  He said he was very impressed and that the bar had been set for the next parish. The day concluded with lunch which included grilled oysters, fried fish, jambalaya, baked macaroni and king cake for dessert.

LA 46 at the Bayou La Loutre Bridge (Yscloskey Bridge) will remain closed to all marine traffic thru August 10th

LA 46 at the Bayou La Loutre Bridge (Yscloskey Bridge) will remain closed to all marine traffic thru August 10th while crews perform sand blasting and painting operations on the bridge. The full vehicular closures on Monday July 17th thru Thursday July 20th evenings from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. have been canceled. The contractor has modified his operations and one lane will be open at all times.

There are no available alternate routes for vehicular traffic. Government offices have made arrangements to provide emergency response services during the closure.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

 

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program hosts Monthly Sock Hops at Val Riess Sports Complex

Next Sock Hop will be Friday, July 21, 2017

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program will host a Sock Hop on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  The sock hop will be held at Val Riess Sports Complex located at 1101 Magistrate Street (end of Palmisano Blvd)  in Chalmette.  There will also be a Back to School Sock Hop on Friday, August 18th.   Children ages 9 – 13 can attend at a cost of $5.00 each.  Police Officers and Chaperones will be on site.  Music will be provided by DJ “Mr. J.P.”

NO DROP OFF- Parents/Chaperone must come in to sign in child(ren)and must have I.D. when picking up child(ren).  Children will NOT be allowed to come in and out and all children must be picked up by 9:30 p.m.   Pizza, drinks, candy and other concessions will be available along with NEW and EXCITING items such as glow rings, and glow batons and emoji’s.  For more information on the Leisure Program contact Denise Montalbano, Leisure Coordinator at 504-518-6031 or email at dmontalbano@sbpg.net.

St. Bernard Parish Recreation to host East versus West All-Star Games

The St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department hosted East versus West All-Star Games on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Val Riess Sports Complex in Chalmette. Below are the scores from last night’s games.

Boys East/Gold-West/Blue

Age 5……. 13-16
Age 6……. 18-14
Ages 7-8…. 14-12
Ages 9-10… 2-12
Ages 11-12.. 7-3
Ages 13-14.. 10-4

Girls East/Gold-West/Blue

Ages…….. 5-6 15-11
Ages 7-8…. 10-9
Ages 9-10… 8-4
Ages 11-14.. 12-10

Eastbound lane of Judge Perez Drive scheduled to be reopened today, July 14, 2017 at 3 p.m.

St. Bernard Parish Government and the LA Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will reopen the eastbound lane of Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette at approximately 3:00 p.m. today.  The road was closed following a water main break in front of Hoffer’s Discount Store at the corner of Paris Road and East Judge Perez Drive.   Parish Government Workers repaired the water main and replaced sections of concrete.

New Orleans Aqua Aces to host the 2017 Spearfishing Rodeo at Aycock Barn in Arabi

The New Orleans Aqua Aces 2017 Spearfishing Rodeo is being held this weekend. The final weigh in is Sunday, July 16th between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Aycock Barn/Welcome Center located at 409 Aycock Street in Historic Arabi. Founded in 1961 the Aqua Aces Diving Club is a group of men and women who are passionate about the sport of scuba diving, more in particular Spearfishing. We provide a forum for those with a common interest in scuba and skin diving to socialize, compete and enjoy safe diving. Anyone in the New Orleans area with an interest in joining a dive club is encouraged to attend our club meetings. For more information please contact Alan Reese at 504-723-9536 or the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism 504-278-4242.

St. Bernard Parish President to host a meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis will host a meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will take place in Chalmette High School’s Cultural Arts Center located at 2600 Palmisano Boulevard in Chalmette.  CPRA is a board appointed to oversee Coastal activities and is chaired by the Governor’s Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities Johnny Bradberry.    For more information on CPRA visit www.coastal.la.gov

Water main break closes a portion of Judge Perez Drive

Eastbound Judge Perez Drive will have alternate lane closures

St. Bernard Parish Government Road Workers were called out early Tuesday morning to repair a water main break at the intersection of East Judge Perez Drive and Paris Road in Chalmette.   The break happened around 2:30 a.m. in front of the Valero Gas Station.  Workers repaired the water main and are working to replace sections of concrete on Judge Perez Drive.  There will be alternate lane closures in the affected area until concrete work is completed.  Photos by Lenor Duplessis

St. Bernard Parish Recreation to host All-Star Baseball/Softball Games at Val Riess Sports Complex

The St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department will host Baseball/Softball All-Star Games on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Val Riess Sports Complex located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette.   The first game will begin at 6:00 p.m.  A $2.00 admission fee will be charged to help defray the cost of the event. If you have any questions you can contact the Recreation Department at 504-278-4295.