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Get ready to give for good causes this month

Get ready to give for good causes this month

Editor September 4, 2015 Comments Off

September is here and that means one thing in particular—fundraisers, special benefit events and lots of fun parties are ready to roll. I know it’s not quite cool yet, but September means that fall

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A busy ‘Katrina Weekend’ is straight ahead

A busy ‘Katrina Weekend’ is straight ahead

Editor August 30, 2015 Comments Off

You might want to call this “Katrina Weekend.” As everyone in the Southeast Louisiana region focuses on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which will be commemorated this weekend, there are several events scheduled

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Let’s get past the Katrina 10-year anniversary

Let’s get past the Katrina 10-year anniversary

Editor August 24, 2015 Comments Off

We are a little more than a week away from an anniversary that most of us would rather forget. August 29 marks the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina roared through Southeast Louisiana. It changed

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Get your business or yourself in front of thousands

Get your business or yourself in front of thousands

Editor August 14, 2015 Comments Off

If you are any kind of football fan you know the sounds of cheers from the stadiums and hard hitting on the field are right around the corner. There is a lot that begins

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Thankfulness replaces worry and anxiety

Thankfulness replaces worry and anxiety

Editor August 14, 2015 Comments Off

My wife and I got talking the other day about the way most of us are always striving to achieve certain things, or have more money, or get somewhere in life—but once you get

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Thankfulness replaces worry and anxiety

Thankfulness replaces worry and anxiety

Editor August 8, 2015 Comments Off

My wife and I got talking the other day about the way most of us are always striving to achieve certain things, or have more money, or get somewhere in life—but once you get

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Are more parish incumbents set to go?

Are more parish incumbents set to go?

Editor August 1, 2015 Comments Off

If you had any question about how interesting the fall elections will be, when all top parish positions are up for grabs, you only had to visit a recent campaign party held a week

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Sam and I can spend some time catching up

Sam and I can spend some time catching up

Editor July 25, 2015 Comments Off

Since I moved from sports into the news business one of my favorite things is to sit down with former Slidell Mayor Sam Caruso and have a chat. With he and I it is

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Practical joke was a pretty good one

Practical joke was a pretty good one

Editor July 25, 2015 Comments Off

I am one of three brothers in my family so I understand how much brothers can have fun with each other. I also know that brothers can be pretty good jokers in general and

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Anniversary surprise: ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’

Anniversary surprise: ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’

Editor July 12, 2015 Comments Off

On to the 50th. For my wife and I it will be our 50th wedding anniversary. Not that I am anxiously looking forward to being 10 years older, but as some of you might

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A little warning for fun at the beach

A little warning for fun at the beach

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

Love these holiday weeks. Yes, that’s the way it seems to me in the business world. Even though the Fourth of July holiday isn’t until Saturday, I have noticed in the newspaper business that

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High school reunion was eye-opening for this gal

High school reunion was eye-opening for this gal

Editor June 26, 2015 Comments Off

Faithful readers–or anyone who has spoken to me in the past few weeks–know my 20-year high school reunion was this past weekend. People go, or don’t go, to their high school reunions for a

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Putting the word out there: I am hiring ad reps

Putting the word out there: I am hiring ad reps

Editor June 26, 2015 Comments Off

Today’s column is unashamedly a help wanted ad, so if you aren’t looking for a job, then I’m giving you the OK to not read my column today. Are you looking for a job?

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D.A. Montgomery making strides since taking over

D.A. Montgomery making strides since taking over

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

If you want to get an update from our new District Attorney, Warren Montgomery, then you need to book a spot at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the St. Tammany West Chamber, set for

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A special message for Father’s Day

A special message for Father’s Day

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

Happy Father’s Day this Sunday. Here is a little something my wife found online that some of you might have seen before: 4 years: My Daddy can do anything! 7 years: My Dad knows

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Can’t believe it is already time for my 20-year reunion

Can’t believe it is already time for my 20-year reunion

Editor June 21, 2015 Comments Off

My 20-year high school reunion is this weekend. Wait, WHAT? I know. I KNOW. I don’t get how this happened because I’m pretty sure the ’90s were just 10 years ago. Weren’t they? Come

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New Olde Towne art gallery is worth the visit

New Olde Towne art gallery is worth the visit

Editor June 15, 2015 Comments Off

I stopped by a new business in Olde Towne last week—Artists Galleries de Juneau—located at 2143 First Street. New owners Julie and Paul Juneau are hoping the community will discover that you don’t need

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Great new program to encourage patriotism

Great new program to encourage patriotism

Editor June 5, 2015 Comments Off

The Rotary Club of Slidell-Northshore is offering a new program for our community that is really a fantastic opportunity to show your patriotism. The Flag Lease program is off and running for 2015 although

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As summer approaches, it’s tough to deal with change

As summer approaches, it’s tough to deal with change

Editor May 29, 2015 Comments Off

When you have a child with special needs, especially if that child is non-verbal, life is all about trust. Not because you’re a trusting person, not because you necessarily choose to trust, but because

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Got lucky with talented, young writer

Got lucky with talented, young writer

Editor May 29, 2015 Comments Off

John Binder is a young man I met almost two years ago after I was talking to his father, Parish Councilman Jerry Binder, and was told by Jerry that his son was an aspiring

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