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Quote of the Week Word of the Week

Word and Quote of the Week

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mediate – 1. intervene between people in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation 2. bring about (a result such as a physiological effect). 3. connected indirectly through another person or thing; involving an intermediate agency
from late Latin mediatus ‘placed in the middle’

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein

The Full Moon is Monday, March 9, 2020.

Local Events

“Run To Remember” Registration Open

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New Goals for Annual 5K: 750 Runners and $20,000 Raised for Wounded Veterans

Covington, Louisiana: Dynamic Physical Therapy’s 7th annual “Run to Remember” 5K and One-Mile Fun Run hopes to raise $20,000 for Wounded War Heroes, a non-profit dedicated to empowering and honoring wounded veterans. The race will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the scenic Terra Bella Village nature preserve in Covington, LA. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 5:00 PM and the 5K begins at 5:30 PM. Racers should arrive at 4:00 PM to pick up their registration packets. Participants should register online by 11:59 PM on April 15th at

All proceeds from “Run to Remember” benefit Wounded War Heroes, which provides opportunities for wounded veterans to enjoy their favorite outdoor hobbies despite their life-altering physical limitations. Last year, the annual community race raised $19,000 for this charity organization. “As a clinic, we have seen these heroes and the family members of our heroes come through our doors,” said Steve and Michelle Sierra, owners and founders of Dynamic Physical Therapy. “They carry the burden and fight for all of us… They live in our community. They are our siblings, cousins, friends, and neighbors. These brave individuals put their lives on the line and their service and sacrifice should be honored by all of us.” Racers and spectators will also have the opportunity to write thank-you notes to active military members and their families. Photos of family members or friends serving in the military can be submitted for inclusion on a display wall honoring our heroes.
About Our Company: Dynamic Physical Therapy offers specialized therapeutic treatment plans for clients struggling with a variety of physical pains and limitations. Dynamic’s teams of professional therapists in Covington, Slidell, and Marrero administer well-rounded treatment plans including aquatic therapy, dry needling, balance training, and women’s health. Dynamic is home to the winners of Northshore’s Best Physical Therapist, an award from Sophisticated Woman Magazine, for 2 years running. The teams at the Covington, Slidell, and Marrero clinics are ready to guide you on your journey to wellness and get you feeling like a new you!

Working together we can help our veterans enjoy the great outdoors!

Local Events

“Painting Provence” Opens Tuesday At City Hall

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The City of Covington’s Gallery at City Hall will open the art exhibition – “Painting Provence through rose colored glasses,” with a reception. Mayor Mark invites the public to attend on Tuesday, March 10, from 5 – 7 p.m.
This exhibition features the work of South Louisiana artists Carol Hallock, Cecelia Hoyt, Claire Pasqua, Diane St. Germain, and Gwen Voorhies as the group explored Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in the summer of 2019 in Provence, France. 

Work for the show is curated by Ben Bensen III and hangs through May 1, 2020.  The exhibition opening reception is at The Gallery at City Hall located at Covington City Hall, 317 North Jefferson Avenue, Covington, Louisiana 70433.  For more information please contact Covington City Hall at 985.898.4715 or visit online at

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

Swiss Chard & Shrooms + Farmer’s Market Preview

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Sauteed Rainbow Chard & Oyster Mushrooms Late winter/early spring is a great time to get delicious greens like the beautiful rainbow swiss chard I picked up from Grow.Farm. These greens are excellent sauteed with Screaming Oaks fresh oyster mushrooms, fresh veggies and polenta, or pair it with either salmon or pork.
Ingredients: 2tbs safflower oil, divided
1 basket Screaming Oaks Oyster Mushrooms (de-stem)
1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 large basil leaves, ribbon sliced
Black Pepper
Sea Salt
(to taste)
2 tsp paprika
1 bunch Grow.Farm Rainbow Chard, de-stemmed, stems chopped fine, leaves rough cut
½ cup dry white wine

Heat oil on medium heat in a large skillet. Add shallots and sautee until translucent – add mushrooms and toss. Let sit undisturbed for a few minutes and toss again. Let sit for a few more minutes and add garlic and chard stems. Toss and allow garlic to cook until fragrant. Mix in chard leaves and stir often until leaves are wilted. Add white wine, cook until leaves are tender, about 3-4 mins.
Serve with polenta or your choice of meat. Enjoy! Be sure to see the Saturday Market Preview below.
Chelsea Cochrane

Covington Farmer’s Market Saturday Preview

Saturday morning dawns and Ed is in the coffee pavilion, fantastic melodies drifting from the gazebo, Fikret Kazan and Isabella’s incredible pizza oven will be on Columbia St. serving gourmet pizza and all is right with the world! 
Lent is in full swing and there are plenty of delightful veggies available to keep your fast going smoothly. You’ll find plenty of kale, green onions, carrots, turnips, and cabbage on Eddie’s table. A colorful entourage of lettuces, chard, collards, and kale adorn Nick’s table and there are still plenty of sweet potatoes, too. Kale, turnips, green onions, and lettuce abound on Mr. Houston’s table.
Microgreens galore on Aminta’s table. Use them in your smoothies, your sandwiches, any of your dishes. Sam uses his microgreens and sprouts in his green juice – heck of a lot of nutrition packed into a cup. Yes, there are strawberries as well.
Sautéed mushrooms, in a little of Maute’s butter, are a wonderful dish on their own. Add a few chopped greens and you have a dish fit for a king with very little effort. Add leftover shrimp or sausage or chicken to your mushroomed greens for an entirely different meal.
We have so much more at the market, from specialty foods from Tessier Gourmet, vegan dishes from Kimbo’s Kitchen, to quiches and enchilada pie from Norma, Mediterranean delights from Abeer and breakfast pancakes (old-fashioned sourdough or Meme’s veggie pancakes). You’re not gonna wanna miss out!
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

Local Events

Art Market This Saturday At Lee Lane

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The Art Markets are back beginning this Saturday, March 7, 2020. Stop by the new location on Lee Lane from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For some awesome art created by local artists.
Painters, photographers, mixed media artists, illustrators, potters and sculptors are all encouraged to participate, vendor spaces are still available.

More information can be found on the Art House website at
The purpose of the market is to provide exposure and a venue for STAA members to showcase and sell their work. While you’re out, you are encouraged to visit other downtown locations, including exhibitions at the Art House, the nostalgic array of goods and the historic museum at H.J. Smith & Sons General Store and the Saturday Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market takes place from 8 a.m. To noon at 609 N. Columbia Street, just a few blocks from Lee Lane.
The Art House is open 5 days a week, Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. And Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 985-892-8650 or send an email to