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Hopedale Marina Celebrates their Grand Opening

Hopedale Marina held a Grand Opening Celebration at 7600 Hopedale Highway in St. Bernard.  Owner Pat Turner was joined by his wife Assessor Jaylynn Bergeron Turner, family, friends and a number of other parish officials including Parish Judge Jeanne Juneau, Parish CAO Ronnie Alonzo and Chamber President Elizabeth Frost.

Hopedale Marina (formerly Breton Sound Marina) is a destination place for fishing, hunting, camping and other outdoor activities.  Live bait – boat shed rentals – RV Campground – Kayak destination and plenty of tackle and boating supplies.  The Marina is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Hopedale Marina is a terrific launch and fishing at its best. For more information call 504-676-FISH (3474) or visit

The 7/8s All-Star Basketball Team to participate in Regionals.


The 7/8s All-Star Basketball Team to participate in Regionals.

The 7/8 All-Star Basketball Team will participate in the Regional Tournament March 3rd – 5th in Terrebonne Parish.

Pictured on the bottom row from L-R are Carson Chiappetta, Caden White, Greg Ruiz, Logan Hartwick, Roux Guerra. On the front row are Jayden Hartwick, Jackson Nunez, Sawyer Sloan, Hunner Kelley, Kyler Tipton, Harrison Nunez-Trainer Coaches Ross Chiappetta and Randy Nunez. Not pictured is Graeyson Vado.

Public Meeting held on the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal Study

Parish President Guy McInnis and Councilman Gillis McCloskey was in attendance at the Public Meeting hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The meeting was to discuss the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock Study.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District released its Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, New Industrial Canal Lock… and Connecting Channels Project Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public comment.

The Army Corps will accept written comments through March 1st. Comments on the draft integrated report should be directed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
c/o Mark Lahare
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Comments may also be sent to

Improvements continue at Carolyn Park Playground

St. Bernard Community Foundation Endowment Fund has donated a $24,172.00 grant to St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. designated for Carolyn Park Playground. Councilman Gills McCloskey and Parish President Guy McInnis accepted the check from Claudette Reuther of the St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. who said the grant monies will be used for improvements to Carolyn Park Playground.

Carolyn Park will be holding its 2nd Annual Community Kickball Tournament on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:00 Noon.   To register a team contact Leslie McCloskey at or call 985-507-4771

Councilman Gillis McCloskey and Parish President Guy McInnis accepting a grant from Claudette Reuther on behalf of St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. Photo by Lenor Duplessis.

Coastal Parishes meet with Governor’s Staff to discuss the 2017 Master Plan and other issues affecting coastal communities

Eight Parish Presidents and other staff members of various coastal parishes met in Baton Rouge with Johnny Bradberrry, CPRA Chairman and Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities, and members of his staff to discuss the draft of the 2017 Master Plan as it relates to diversions and the specific challenges faced by the coastal parishes.  In attendance from St. Bernard Parish were Parish President Guy McInnis, Councilmembers Kerri Callais and Richie Lewis and Coastal Director John Lane.

Pet of the Week – Gracie

Happy Mardi Gras from Gracie! Gracie is a young adult lab mix about 3 years old and is available for adoption at the St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter. I am obedient, house broken, very friendly and good with other dogs. I have a sweet disposition and would make a great companion.

Come visit me and all of my friends at 5455 E. Judge Perez Drive in Violet or call 504-278-1534.

St. Bernard Animal Shelter participates in the Barkus Parade

St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter had a barking good time in the Barkus Parade that rolled Sunday in New Orleans.  Shelter dogs, shelter staff and volunteers paraded through the streets of the French Quarter to the theme Pirates of the Crescent City dressed in Mardi Gras attire. The shelter dogs were a big hit and were greeted with applause as they were announced by the hostess of the parade Angela Hill.

Parish President Guy McInnis headed up the front of the parade as the shelter pulled up the rear prancing to the disco tunes of the Dancing Amigos. A great time was had by all. Thank you to the walkers, Donna Miller, Laurie Hosli, Howard Luna, Charlotte Luna, Eva Herrle, Essie Erato, June Livaccari, Laura Cooper and Dr. Liz Friedman who proudly paraded with the little guys Nola, Missy, Daisy, Miley, Garrett, Gracie and Pee Wee.

St. Bernard Leisure Program to host Mardi Gras Camp on March 2nd and 3rd

The St. Bernard Leisure Program will host a 2 day Mardi Gras Camp at the 40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory, located at 8201 Benjamin Street in Chalmette.  Campers will get ready for Easter by making a String/Yarn Easter Basket to decorate and fill with candy.  The cost of the camp is $30.00 per person and will be held on the following dates and times:

1st Class (Ages 6-9) – Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
2nd Class (Ages 10 & up) – Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1st Class (Ages 6 – 9) -Friday, March 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
2nd Class (Ages 10 & up) – Friday, March 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Class room space is limited and you will need to register with Denise Montalbano/Leisure Coordinator at or call the Recreation Department at 504-278-4295.

St. Bernard Leisure Program to host a No Sew TuTu Class

Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Bernard Parish Government’s Leisure Program is hosting a Mardi Gras No Sew TuTu Making Class on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the 40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory located at 8201 Benjamin Street in Chalmette.

Have a TuTu ready to celebrate for Mardi Gras.  It’s the perfect costume for Mardi Gras for adults, kids, grandparents and whoever wants to party with you!  Let’s all get ready for Mardi Gras!  Come Join the fun class, bring a friend and you will get 1/2 off the price of $25.00 There will be a giveaway of a Gift Certificate with paid class participants!

To participate in the class email Denise Montalbano at  You must be registered to qualify for the gift certificate!   For more information on this and other events call 504-278-4295.