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”,
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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
Hurricane Isaac was officially a Category 1 storm, but its slow movement through the region turned it quickly into a water event. Households that sustained losses from Hurricane Isaac can begin applying for
During and after World War I and World War II, communities were strongly encouraged to maintain “Victory Gardens” as an effort to ease food demand and create independent communities. Today, efforts are once
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The Honey bee was designated the official state insect in 1977, primarily because bee pollination is critical to plant and animal survival, not to mention the added bonus of beeswax and honey. There
Depiction of a meeting with Chief Tamanend and leaders of the Pennsylvania colony under a large Elm tree at Shakamaxon in the early 1680’s. It was this meeting in which Tamanend reportedly established
The Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures (DIVA) is a woman’s group working in beading circles throughout the year to create one of a kind contemporary corsets. This years exhibit will also include a
Submit your old photos of ‘Historic Covington’ to the Covington Bicentennial Postcard Contest! Winning photos will be used to create a series of Bicentennial commemorative postcards for sale at local retailers. All photos