All volunteers, supporters and friends are invited to the Groves at Mile Branch to attend and celebrate the kickoff of Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West’s Women Build 2012. The event takes place
Autumn has arrived, and that means plenty of outdoor events in downtown Covington. Kermit Ruffins got the bicentennial celebration underway to a record-breaking trailhead crowd, and there is a full line-up of fall
Although Kombucha is sometimes referred to as Manchurian mushroom or Kombucha mushroom, this unique organism is actually not a mushroom at all. Kombucha is formed by a Symbiotic Community of Bacteria and Yeast,
The hummingbird is a distinct bird native to the Americas that make up the Trochilidae family. They are among the smallest of birds and include the worlds smallest bird, the Cuban Bee hummingbird,
Gilsbar Inc. will be hosting the 2nd Annual Covington Classic 5K & Fun Run October 6th at the Bogue Falaya Park. The run will benefit the Youth Service Bureau. Pre-registration forms must be
Downtown Covington is gearing up for the (slight) change in our subtropical seasons (at least knock that humidity down), by offering a busy autumn schedule. Covington Brewhouse and Beck-n-Call Cafe present Octoberfest at
Darrell Martin of Blueboy Herbs will speak on “Nature’s Plants for Your Health & Healing and Tincture Making”. A discussion will follow the lecture. This Holistic Education series is a monthly presentation sponsored
Covington is planning an action-packed bicentennial kickoff event on Tuesday, September 25, 5:30 – 8 p.m., at the Covington Trailhead. Live performances by Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers plus the Saint Paul’s
Angelica archangelica, referred to as Garden Angelica, Wild Celery or just “angelica”, is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stem and roots. The plant is used in many dishes, sauces and even liquors.
Code enforcement is responsible for enforcing codes and regulations related to garbage, housing, dangerous buildings and inoperable or unlicensed vehicles. The Code Enforcement Officer investigates the following complaints: substandard/dangerous structures, public nuisances (trash,
Dear Friends: As many of you are aware, I recently underwent emergency colon surgery and am progressively recovering at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. I would like to sincerely thank those of you who
The City has released beginning dates for several Downtown Covington Revitalization Projects, set to be completed for the culmination of the City’s Bicentennial Celebration on July 4, 2013. First on the agenda is
This member of the daisy family has a long history of medicinal use, having been mentioned in both the Bible and Shakespeare’s writing as a beneficial herb. The thistle gets its name from
Petrified Palmwood is also a variety of chalcedony. Texas named it the State Stone, but it is in fact a fossil. Specimens found in Louisiana come from the Oligocene Epoch, roughly 20 to
In 1976, Louisiana designated Agate the State Gemstone, and Petrified Palmwood was chosen as the State Fossil that same year. In 2011, an amendment changed the classification of the Agate to “State Mineral”,
Many local farms sustained damage with the recent flooding. Please do what you can to support our local producers because they work hard to provide our community with the invaluable resource of food.
Gulf Coast Bank and Trust has extended their Auctions in August to acomodate those who may have been misplaced due to Hurricane Issac. The new end date for bidding is Friday September 7th.
Delaware Chief Tamanend is historically known as an arbiter of peace and a friend to the first European settlers, and he features prominently in our city logo. Our parish is named for the
At the peak of hurricane season, the public needs information and answers. The Communications District and Homeland Security will be giving tours of the 9-1-1 Center and the Emergency Operations Center to inform