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Quote of the Week Word of the Week

Word and Quote of the Week

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secret – (adj) not known or seen by others
(n) something kept unknown or unseen by others

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.” ― John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961

The First Quarter Moon is Monday, March 2, 2020.

Farmers Market Recipes Healthy Living Local Events This Week at the Farmer's Market

Saturday Farmer’s Market Preview

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Chris Talley is in the gazebo this coming Saturday — what a treat!. But before you stroll around the market making groceries, stop by the coffee pavilion, get a great cup of coffee, and say hi to the Farmers’ Market team. Those guys do an awesome job! Then head on over to your favorite breakfast place for a yummy welcome-to-Saturday breakfast. Suzi says she will have her Mediterranean Melt once again. For those who are clueless, a Mediterranean Melt places artichokes, garlic, olives, and cheese on focaccia bread, then pressed down so the cheese melts and your mouth is watering for more.

Jennifer prepared a creamy roasted green onion soup last week and I’m sure she’ll have it again. It was so creamy and delicious! Then I picked up Norma Jean’s hot Italian Wedding soup —truly amazing! Remember that Jubilee Farms has bone broth which is an excellent beginning for so many soups — a little chopped kale or chard, maybe some chopped green onions, simmered in the broth, then drop in an egg and let it poach to your desired “doneness’. Some of James’ mushrooms, gently sautéed would also make a lovely addition to your soup. The great thing is that James has such a wonderful variety like, shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane (this one is quite tasty just pulled apart and sautéed with some chopped chard).

Exciting weeks ahead as the temperatures start to get milder and thoughts of outdoor activities fill your minds. Get your gardens ready; I’m hoping Alton and Sandra and Trudy will be there with some starter plants and houseplants. Usually that garden work is followed by oh-my-goodness-what-was-I-thinking muscle aches. No worries. Serenity Lane has you covered with Grandpa’s Liniment (this stuff really works!)… see you there!

Lots of Love, Charlene LeJeune, Abundant Life Kitchen
The Covington Farmers’ Market is open each Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire and every Saturday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St.
Call (985) 892-1873 for information or visit

General Non Profit Spotlight

NHS Pet of the Week: Fiona

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Despite only being three-years-old, Fiona has already led a tougher life than most!  It began almost two years ago when she was surrendered to a municipal shelter with space limitations. The shelter reached out to us for help and so Fiona was transferred to our rescue to find her second chance. 

She was quickly adopted into what we thought would be her furever home. Sadly, her family returned her to the same municipal shelter when a treatable skin condition appeared. There is no way we could ever give up on her innocent face and gentle soul and so Fiona was transferred to us again! 
Fiona is such a sweet girl who loves to cuddle and play with others. She does great with other dogs, cats and humans of all ages. She is currently being fostered by one of our staff who says she will be one of the most difficult to say goodbye to, but she is by far the most deserving of a home. Come meet Fiona today! 

The mission of the Northshore Humane Society is to be the premier organization dedicated to enhancing and saving the lives of pets in the Northshore region through community engagements, adoption, spay and neuter programs and sheltering. Visit

Local Events

Mardi Paws 2020 This Sunday in covington

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After 25 years in Mandeville, Mardi Paws is moving a few miles north to Covington for its 26th year! The theme of the 2020 parade is Beyond All Boundaries… celebrating the limitless exploration of sea, air and space. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as everything from mermaids to astronauts.
The theme was selected months ago, and it seems like the perfect choice for the year that the parade breaks out of its boundaries and takes a bold step in a new direction.
Mardi Paws Parade 2020 features Queen Stella Bleu and King Kizmet, taking place in Historic Downtown Covington on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. When you register your dog (just $25), you help both kids and k9s! For more information, visit Mardi Paws online at

Mardi Paws 2020 is brought to you by the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, the City of Covington, Scotts Wish, St. Tammany Health System & Ocshner.
See the Parade Route on the back!

Local Events

Bow Wow Film Fest At Fuhrmann Saturday

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Reverend William Miller and the Howlelujah Foundation are proud to present the Bow Wow Film Festival! Join in for this fun event to celebrate our beloved canine companions.
This year holds some exciting selections, so laugh, cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives.
The show will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Fuhrmann Auditorium. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a reception with light refreshments, beer provided by Abita Beer, live music by Crispin Schroeder and silent auction preceding the film showing. Tickets are $15 and include one (1) drink ticket. All proceeds to benefit the Howlelujah Foundation, Northshore Humane Society & the Barn.

Bow Wow Film Festival is a traveling festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things doggie, through the art of short film. Bow Wow Film Fest features some of the years’ best pooch themed short films all wrapped up in one beautiful, fun loving package! Visit online: