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sensitive – (adj.) 1. quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences

  1. (of human behavior) having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others’ feelings 3. kept secret or with restrictions on disclosure to avoid endangering security
    (n.) a person who is believed to respond to occult influences

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – Edgar Allen Poe

The New Moon is Sunday, February 23, 2020

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St. Paddy’s Parade & Celebration 2020

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With Mardi Gras season upon us, The Covington Celtic Club is busy at work planning and preparing for Covington’s next big party… St. Patrick’s Day! The 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Celebration takes place on Saturday, March 14th at 12pm at the Columbia St. Tap Room, winding throughout downtown Covington and concluding with a block party in front of Jewel’s Cigar & Briar on the corner of Rutland and New Hampshire St.
In addition to its excitement over the traditional parade offerings of 100+ members passing out paper flowers in exchange for a kiss and other Irish throws, bagpipers, Irish dancers & wolfhounds, St. Paul’s Marching Wolves, The Mandemilkshakers and several other marching groups parading through our historic streets… Covington Celtic Club is especially excited to announce its 2020 Grand Marshal, Ryan Schimpf!
After winning the 2009 College World Series with LSU and being selected for the All-Tournament Team, Schimpf made his debut in MLB baseball in 2016 with the San Diego Padres and was named National League Rookie of the month just one month into his MLB career hitting 20 Home Runs in his first MLB season. Schimpf recently ended his career with the Los Angeles Angels and currently resides in Covington with his wife and 2 children where he is a licensed mortgage advisor with Angel Oak Home Loans.
Nick Ludwig, parade chairman and Covington Celtic Club president explained, “We are thrilled to have Ryan Schimpf back in our community and representing the Covington Celtic Club. He was an alumni of St. Paul’s, (who also marches in our parade) so it’s really cool to have someone who went out into the world and played baseball at the professional level then return home and represent our community like this.”

The block party taking place at parade end will have lots of free, family fun to keep the celebration going! Immediately following parade end, The Kilts of Many Colors Bagpipers will play, local favorite Mande Milkshakers will do a quick performance with their dj and then closing out the day, the band, Zita (formerly Next Gen V) who recently played at Tipitina’s… will be playing until block party end at 5pm. The event is free but there will be food and drinks available for purchase. Local restaurant, Sweet Daddy’s BBQ will be selling food at the block party and the Budweiser Tap Truck will be out with plenty of craft and domestic beer along with DelPorto who will be selling their famous martinis and other drinks.
So, embrace your Irish Heritage (even if you are just pretending for the day)… wear your green and Erin Go Bragh! Revel in our historic streets, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and see how our restaurants, local businesses, and shops throw a celebration to remember! More information online at covingtoncelticclub.com.

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remorse – 1. a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongdoings;  self-reproach  2.  obs:  compassion;  sympathetic consciousness of other’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it.

late M.E.: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere ‘vex’, re- (expressing intensive force) + mordere ‘to bite’.

“Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” 

― Arthur Schopenhauer

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday, February 15, 2020.

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Let the aroma of Papa D’s freshly popped kettle corn draw you to the market as Cassie Krebbs’ lovely voice dances out from the gazebo. A steamy cup of coffee (or a cup of iced tea) and a hearty “Hello” to Ed will get your morning off to a great start! Now you’re ready for a stroll around the market.
I found this lovely recipe for roasted carrots which seems very similar to the recipe for sweet potatoes two weeks ago.  For the sauce you’ll need 4 tbsp butter (or olive oil), 4 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper (I don’t personally know anyone who actually measures salt & pepper), 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan (or nutritional yeast) and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. The best part of this recipe is just melt butter in a small saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and which until combined. Pour over carrots or mushrooms or cauliflower or broccoli or radishes, toss to coat, spread on a baking sheet and roast at 425F until tender.(20-25 minutes). I think it would be just as delicious to sauté your greens in this “sauce”. It’s great with or without the Parmesan. Another great idea is to change up the seasoning with perhaps a Mexican or Mediterranean or Greek or…let that imagination run wild. 
The strawberries are amazing! I’d find a recipe but you just can’t beat them right out of the container! And the tomatoes!! No matter where your stroll begins, you’l find a treasure as you make your way around the market. Things like Kim’s tasty vegan foods or Nancy’s incredible kefir and kombucha, lovely sourdough bread from Bear Creek Road not to mention her breakfasts that travel with you.. 
Pumpernickel, Mutli-Seed, and Soft Honey Wheat Sourdough…that’s what sweet meals are made of. You’ll find that and more goodies at Happy Flour Bakery. Windfield Farms famous baguettes are still to be had plus French Batard and oh-so-good muffins. It is Mardi Gras season and all of our precious bakers have KING CAKE! They are all fabulous!
The days are just racing by and with the weather so mild, it may just be time to get into that garden and start planning for Spring. I believe our faithful LSU Ag Team will be with us this week and that’s a great place to start. Dennis has a divine selection of patio and yard trees and shrubs that are unique as well as beautiful. Right now, Alton & Sandra have lots of aromatic, culinary herbs for planting and soon will have starter plants for spring. No worries, though, since you’ll need to get the soil ready and one of the best ways (other than a good soil test) is to add Double K’s garden gold from the Double K hens. It has been composting for about a year so it can go into your soil immediately. 
Raw honey, pralines, cookies, prepared foods and more —with all this deliciosity at the market, you can’t possibly be thinking of sleeping in!?!? Set your  clocks to delicious. You don’t want to 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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

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Offering Electronic Tax Filing, visit online to do your Federal and State Income Tax Returns for a small fee with Free Electronic Filing for both at: www.prep1040incometax.com

Jerry Coner Office: 985-893-9689 Cell: 985-237-2708 Home: 985-893-3775 jerryconer@yahoo.com
P.O.Box 2708806 N.Voss Alley Covington, LA70434-2708

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Krewe of Olympia This Saturday

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In 1965, a group of friends were having lunch at The Galley Restaurant across from the Covington Courthouse.  Among them were Lietenant Colonel Earl Wilson, Warring Illing, Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Manager, H.M. “Ollie” Olson, a Delta Airline Pilot, and James Heinritz, a local insurance agent.  At the time, Colonel Wilson was president of the Chamber of Commerce.

It was shortly after Mardi Gras, and the conversation turned to the Lions Club Parade on Mardi Gras morning in Covington.  Colonel Wilson commented that many St. Tammay residents in rural areas probably had never seen a “New Orleans Style” parade, adding “wouldn’t it be great to bring one to the community?”  By the end of the meeting, plans for the formation of the Krewe of Olympia were made.

The Mystick Krewe of Olympia Parade is this Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.

The City of Covington welcomes all parade-goers this Mardi Gras season.  In an effort to provide a pleasant and enjoyable experience, the City would like to remind visitors of parking regulations as designated in Covington Code of Ordinances, Section 86-40 – Public Safety:

(g)  Parking shall be prohibited along any parade route within the first 25 feet of any intersection, any neutral ground, or as properly posted.  Also, the distance of parked vehicles off the edge of the roadway shall be a minimum of four (4) feet.

(h)  There shall be no parking on the parade route to secure preferred parking more than 36 hours prior to the scheduled parade or 24 hours after the conclusion, postponement, or cancellation of any scheduled parade, or as properly posted.

In observance to parade parking regulations, vehicles may park prior to the parade as follows:

Krew of Olympia parade parking may begin on Friday, February 14 at 6:00 a.m.

As a reminder to those participating in the Mardi Gras festivities, please make sure to lock your vehicles and place your belongings in a safe, secure and concealed location of your automobile.  The Covington Police Department will be at full force during these times to assure that our residents and visitors have a safe, fun-filled Mardi Gras. 

*Route Change applies  to the 2020 Carnival Season.*

With the new carnival season amongst us, The Covington Police Department would like to announce changes to the Krewe of Olympia Parade Route.

This year the parade will not go down W. 15th Avenue as it has in previous years.  This year it will travel South on Jefferson Ave, and turn right at West 14th Avenue and travel to South Tyler St., making a right.

The reason the parade will not travel down West 15th Avenue because the 15th Avenue Bridge is currently under repair.  Please see the map with the new parade route. 

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sincere – 1. a. Free of dissimulation: honest b. free from adulteration: pure 2. marked by genuineness: true

history & etymology: Middle French, from Latin sincerus – whole, pure, genuine, probably from sem – one + -cerus (akin to Latin crescere – to grow)

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

The Full Moon is Sunday, February 9, 2020.

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Memorial Service For Patricia Brister Monday

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Memorial Service Announced For Patricia P. Brister, Former St. Tammany Parish President

The public is invited to a Memorial Service for Patricia P. “Pat” Brister, former St. Tammany Parish President, Ambassador to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, National Committee Woman to the Republic National Committee, and Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party. The service will be held Monday, February 10, 2020, at Church of the King, located at 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville, LA. There will be a visitation from 10am until 12pm. A celebration of Pat’s life will begin at 12 noon with a Memorial Service.
The family of Ms. Brister appreciates the outpouring of love and prayers from her friends, peers, citizens who knew her or admired her from afar. They have been particularly struck by the tributes to Pat as a trailblazer for women in politics, civic duty and women’s rights.

Statement from Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President, on the Passing of Pat Brister, Former St. Tammany Parish President

Pat Brister was a woman of vision, drive and commitment, who fought for St. Tammany at the local, state and national levels through her many roles in public service.

“Pat leaves behind a legacy of service, philanthropy, and entrepreneurialism. I, along with the employees of St. Tammany Parish Government and all citizens, extend deepest sympathies to Pat’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

-Mike Cooper St. Tammany Parish President

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STAA Opens “Contemporary Clay: Image & Form

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COVINGTON, LA – Jeremy Jernigan brings together 15 nationally recognized ceramic artists to take place in “Contemporary Clay: Image and Form”. All sharing a particular interest in decorative imagery and its relationship to an object’s form, these artists truly push ceramics past the preconceived notions that ceramics must serve a purely utilitarian purpose. This group of artists truly expands upon the full scope of the ceramic medium.
 

Stuart Asprey, Jessica Brandl, Rachael DePauw, William DePauw, Brett Freund, Erin Furimski, Jeremy Jernegan, Darien Johnson, Kathy King, Sarah Petty, Catherine Schmidt-Maybach, Dennis Sipiorski, Jenna Turner, Shalene Valenzuela, Stephanie Wilhelm.
 
St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) will host an opening reception on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display through March 28, 2020, in our main Miriam Barranger Gallery. A ceramic demonstration will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the STAA Art House.
 
The St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Our gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday 11 am – 4 pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
 

St. Tammany Art Association is supported by the generosity of our 2018 Season of the Arts sponsors and by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
 

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“Love Your Pet Day” at PetSuites Northshore

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February is the month of love and our furry friends get a special celebration on February 20, Love Your Pet Day! Experts from PetSuites Northshore have tips on how to give your pet even more TLC. 

  
• Soothe Seasonal Skin Issues – Fluctuating temperatures can lead to flaky, dry skin on pets. A bath with deep coat conditioning will impart and maintain moisture so your pup won’t feel as itchy. It also can help to reduce airborne dander.   
 
• Indulge in a Beautifying Treatment – It’s common for many dog breeds to develop brown tear stains around their eyes and mouth. A luxurious blueberry facial is one way to keep your pet’s coat looking bright by minimizing the appearance of these marks.  
 
• Pamper Winter Paws – Remember to attend to the pads of your pet’s paws before and after they go outside. Rub a salve on to the bottoms of paws before your dog heads out and rinse or towel them off afterward. A “pawdicure” can also be helpful to trim nails.
 
• Cuddle Time for Cats – Felines soak up extra attention, too. Create a space in the home where cats know they’ll receive extra cuddle time. This could be on the couch or before bed time – and it’s a purrfect opportunity to brush away shedding fur.  

PetSuites Northshore is located at 975 US 190 E. Service Road in Covington. It offers daycare, boarding and grooming for both dogs and cats. New Customers can mention “Covington Weekly” when booking for $35 off your first service. Make a Reservation Now!

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Health and counseling center offers soulCore

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SoulCore is a new form of exercise that is gaining momentum across the country.  SoulCore was founded by two Catholic women in Indiannapolis, Indiana, Deanne Miller and Colleen Scariano.  This is a new path to stillness that could change your life, your waistline and your whole world.

SoulCore combines praying the rosary with exercises that help with core strengthening, stretching, and functional movement.  It is not affiliated with any other exercise discipline. It is not yoga, nor are yoga poses or Sanskrit referenced at any time.  With prayer being the most essential part of the practice, the exercises are simply an invitation to further deepen the prayer experience as well as strengthen the body.  

The practice also incorporates a path to growth in virtue and interior peace through meditations and deep reflections on the life of Christ.  “The intention is that you are orienting yourself the entire time to Christ as you are physically moving,” says founder Deanne. SoulCore is for everyone, regardless of ability or fitness level.  A typical SoulCore Rosary is approximately 50-55 minutes in length.

For those local to the North Shore and interested in taking a class, classes on Tuesdays at noon in Covington at the Health and Counseling center located at 204 S. Tyler St.  Please see the website healthandcounselingcenter.com for more information and to sign up for class.

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The Methodology of Myofascial Stretching

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Fascia is the connective tissue inside of our bodies that connects and separates all of our muscles, organs, bones, joints, skin etc. Blood is also considered part of the fascia. The fascia has different roles that it plays in the body including – structural, circulatory, neurobiological, communication, energy storage, defense/protection and scarring. Understanding the roles of fascia, the ‘relational’ anatomy and biomechanics are essential for working with the Myofascial Stretches. Gray’s Anatomy explains descriptive anatomy and has specific sections called ‘relational anatomy’. Relational anatomy is the key to understanding how we are targeting the correct links in the chain of connective tissues. It is also good to understand a base level of histology and biomechanics. Histology is the study of the tissues or the microanaotmy of our bodies. Understanding the connective tissue(cells, fibers, and matrix) will help us to understand why a proper warm up, hydration and respecting the different layers of the tissues and their anatomical links, is important to achieving the best results possible. Biomechanics is the study of mechanical laws relating to movement in living organisms. Anatomical structures differ from each other in their shape and functions. Some structures can function similarly, but not exactly the same.

To properly perform a Myofascial Stretch it is essential to think about the links; all of the relational anatomy of the surrounding structures. Otherwise, we are limiting the effects we will have on that particular facial chain and the fascial system as a whole. When we think about the myo-fascia and stretching, we need to do the maximum number of steps possible to effect the entire chain. The term myo-fascia is even limiting because it refers to the fascia of muscle which is the connective tissue surrounding the individual muscle fibers and the entire muscle itself. Some of the muscle tendons insert directly into the capsules of joints and those joints have relationships to other muscles, ligaments and joint structures. Some of the muscles are in direct link to the internal organs as well. All of this can be effected by using anatomy and biomechanics to create a maximum Myofascial Stretch. 

Methodology and rules of Myofascial Stretching:

1.  Be well hydrated. The fascia is primarily a collagen tube. What is in the tube? Water. How does water get into the tube? Hydration, freedom and movement.
2.  Proper cardio-respiratory warm up. It is essential to increase the body temperature and the flow of blood into the tissues and structures we want to work with.
3.  Find a base position for each exercise. Figure out what posture or position makes the most sense to best effect that particular chain. 4-point, prone, supine, standing, kneeling knight, etc. For example; for the ilio-Psoas, the kneeling knight position makes the most sense as a base position.
4.  Take the action of the muscle and reverse it. For example; Psoas action: flexes hip and spine, externally rotates of hip, tilts pelvis anteriorly, side-bends spine ipsi-laterally, rotates spine contra-laterally. Take this and reverse it, and you have your stretch!
5.  Create maximal fascial tension in all parts possible. Respect the fascial principles and consider the relational anatomy.
6.  3x’s(sets) 30seconds(hold) for each side. The muscles need enough time to relax. Different muscle types relax at different durations. A minimum of 20 seconds is essential. The more experienced you are with stretching, the quicker your muscles will relax when you’re in the position.
7.  Always perform MFS after performance or training. The joints capsules, muscles, tendons and ligaments are full of receptors. The brain is constantly monitoring tension to know where the body parts are in space, via the proprioceptors, mechanoreceptors, Golgi tendon organs, etc. It doesn’t make sense to change the information in the joints and muscles by long static stretching before performing rigorous exercise or athletic activity. A different type of stretching would be necessary. For MFS, always stretch afterwards to normalize the tension created during the activity.

Who created Myofascial Stretching?

Guy Voyer is one of the early pioneers that identified the roles of the fascia and traced particular fascial chains in our anatomy. Guy is a French Osteopath, classically trained in Europe over 40 years ago. The Osteopaths in Europe and Canada are very different than those in the United States. What makes Guy Voyer so special is his understanding and use of specific exercises. He has created very specific exercises that produce incredible results. Myofascial Stretching is one exercise methodology that Guy has created himself, in order to harness the power of the fascia. The goal of Myofascial Stretching is not to improve the flexibility of a muscle. The goal is to create freedom within a chain of structures that are in link.

To learn more about the Myofascial Stretching courses and the Soma Training Program, visit LegacyPerformWell.com. Below is a link that explains the Soma Training program.

About Soma Training – https://naturalmovementsolutions.com/blog/

Justin Brien
504-344-4348
NaturalMovementSolutions.com

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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market

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This week at the Covington Farmer’s Market with Charlene LeJeune, Abundant Life Kitchen, 2/5/2020

Heck of a Tuesday, friends! I hope you’re all enjoying the milder weather and tomorrow promises to be the same. Why not plan on a terrific lunch at the Covington Farmers’ Market? Kandy is preparing some lovely salads perfectly designed to bring a bit of sunshine to your day. Bring home that fabulous pho, even if the weather is warm, it’s still a great meal! Green onions, kale, and cabbage are at home on Mr. Houston’s table. On Jerry’s table, you’ll find lots of raw, sweet honey. I’ve been using mine to “ferment” my ginger slices but some people also use it to “ferment” garlic toes. Or, you can just use it to sweeten your tea. Another deliciosity on his table is the sinfully scrumptious blueberry cream cheese cake. Yes, it is as good as it sounds. 
We’ll have a new vendor this Wednesday. Many of you may have met him this past Saturday — Rodrigo. Rodrigo creates tasty vegan dishes. I tasted the broccoli ginger soup this past Saturday and it was wonderful. This week he’ll have such things as Shrimp Mango Rice and Spanish Lentil Stew. Corey is preparing more of his amazing pulled pork and brisket —so tender and smokey. The smoked Gouda Mac N Cheese is delish! Madeleines are back and Jerome is also bring more of his chocolate and caramel tarts. WOW! Wednesday is really looking great!
The melodious voice of David Broadbridge will drift from the gazebo, getting the Saturday market into full swing. So grab your coffee and take a leisurely stroll around the market deciding which breakfast you will enjoy.
Our produce vendors have outdone themselves with a gorgeous array of fresh veggies from cabbage to carrots to turnips to cauliflower to radishes to tomatoes, greens and more… Ken still has lots of citrus available.  Perfect to start your morning with or as an afternoon “I-need-a-break”. Fat, juicy, ripe strawberries at Johnadale’s are just waiting to go home with you. Natalie also has lovely ripe strawberries, as well as a crispy lettuce mix. As a regular farmers’ market shopper, you realize that you’re getting the freshest produce and fruit possible (unless you grow your own). So go check out the tables. 
Stacy has some wonderful pickled vegetable creations and I’m sure most of you only think of using them on a snack tray. Now, while they are fabulous as a snack, think about how tasty they would be if you topped your salad or homemade taco with spicy beans or lemony cauliflower. Wouldn’t a crunchy Mexican radish go great on your hamburger or perhaps slice up a few spicy brussels sprouts to add? Gives a whole new meaning to “hamburger — dressed”!
I hope you were able to taste some of Rodrigo’s vegan dishes on Wednesday. If not, you’ll be happy to know that he is at the Saturday market as well. Abeer is also at the Saturday market with some of her specialties — baklava, hummus, grape leaves, tzatziki… Check out our artisan bakers. You’ll find all types of breads and there is sure to be something to fit your recipe.
Have you discovered Serenity Lane’s new aluminum-free deodorant? It’s an amazing blend of oils that glides on smoothly and smells heavenly and works fantastically. I believe Judy and Gerard will debut a new fragrance this week. Check it out! 
From fresh vegetables and fruit to yard eggs to milk and milk products, you’ll find there’s lots of good to be had at our farmers’ market. BUT, you have to be here to take advantage of the benefits.
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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

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allege – 1.  to assert without proof or before proving  2.  to bring forward as a reason or excuse

“I couldn’t quite understand how an ordinary man’s good qualities could become crushing accusations against a guilty man.” 

― Albert Camus, The Stranger

The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, February 2, 2020. 

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St. Peter School Street Resolution

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Resolution No. 2020-01 – A Resolution of the Covington City Council Authorizing the Closure of E. 20th Avenue Between S. Theard Street and S. Washington Street and S. Theard Street Between E. Temperence Street and E. 20th Avenue During School Hours (Ludwig)

Resolution was introduced at the January 14th City Council Meeting, and tabled. 

Public Announcement with regard to St. Peters Proposal to restrict access on Theard Street and 20th Avenue during school hours:  St. Peters has proposed as a safety measure the construction and installation of gates that would deny public access on city streets/sidewalks near their campus during school hours.  The proposal was introduced before the Covington City Council who in turn voted to allow for a public informational meeting in order for the local residents, businesses, churches and schools the opportunity to come together, meet and discuss the proposal.  St. Peters gave a presentation on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the school cafeteria. 

“Specifically, we are requesting the ability to install gates during school hours that would eliminate pedestrian and vehicle access to students on Theard Street and a portion of 20th Avenue in front of our middle school building.  As our Holy Family Center building is being completed, this would make St. Peter Catholic School a single point of entry campus for the first time in its history.  It would make our school significantly safer for all our students, faculty and staff.” –  Michael Kraus, Principal SPCS

The above overhead photo shows the St. Peter School Campus with Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket and Boston Street near the top of the Frame.  Picture Key:

Picture Key:  A – E.C.C.  B – Middle School  C – Pavillion  D – Intermediate  E – Cafeteria  F – Main School;  Green indicates existing fence, Red indicates Fencing desired

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City of Covington Parade Parking

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The City of Covington welcomes all parade-goers this Mardi Gras season.  In an effort to provide a pleasant and enjoyable experience, the City would like to remind visitors of parking regulations as designated in Covington Code of Ordinances, Section 86-40 – Public Safety:

(g)  Parking shall be prohibited along any parade route within the first 25 feet of any intersection, any neutral ground, or as properly posted.  Also, the distance of parked vehicles off the edge of the roadway shall be a minimum of four (4) feet.

(h)  There shall be no parking on the parade route to secure preferred parking more than 36 hours prior to the scheduled parade or 24 hours after the conclusion, postponement, or cancellation of any scheduled parade, or as properly posted.

In observance to parade parking regulations, vehicles may park prior to the parade as follows:

Krew of Olympia parade parking may begin on Friday, February 14 at 6:00 a.m.

Mardi Gras Day parade parking be begin on Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 p.m.

updated route for 2020

The 2020 parade route will move from W. 15th Ave. to W. 14th Ave. due to construction on the W. 15th Ave. Bridge.

As a reminder to those participating in the Mardi Gras festivities, please make sure to lock your vehicles and place your belongings in a safe, secure and concealed location of your automobile.  The Covington Police Department will be at full force during these times to assure that our residents and visitors have a safe, fun-filled Mardi Gras. 

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Drive With Caution in Work Zones

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St. Tammany Parish LA 21 (S Tyler  St.): 13th  Ave. to US 190B (W 21st Ave.)
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There will be alternating single lane closures on LA 21 (S Tyler St.), between 13th Ave. and US 190B (W 21st Ave.), beginning Sunday night, January 26, 2020 thru Thursday night, January 30, 2020, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM each night. This is to allow the Contractor to patch the existing asphalt pavement.

One lane will remain open at all times with flaggers directing through traffic; however, traffic will be slowed as the work progresses. Wide loads will not be accessible; however, emergency vehicles will have access.

Alternate Routes
US 190 between I-12 and the Bogue Falaya River Bridge (Claiborne Hill)
LA 1077 between I-12 and US 190

Safety Reminder
  DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Project Contact
  Kevin Adams, P.E.
roject Engineer
District 62 Gang 260
ouisiana Department of Transportation and Development

www.dotd.la.gov
Office: 985-893-6367 

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NHS Pet of the Week

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Myla is a 2 year old medium domestic shorthair cat looking for her forever home. She came to us as a surrender when her parents could no longer care for her. Myla is very shy, and it takes her time to adjust to new people and environments. She would love a quiet home with no kids. She is currently living in our Cat Cottage while she waits for her new home. Visit www.NorthshoreHumane.org to adopt!

Mission: 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.

Vision: To lay the foundation for a no-kill nation.

NHS serves the animals of St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes.

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Saturday Market Preview

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The Creole Man himself, Amedee Frederick, will delight us with his special brand of melodies this Saturday morning as our market gets into full swing. What a wonderful way to enliven your stroll around the market!

A stop at Windfield Farms for one of their tasty egg salad croissants which will definitely put a little life into your morning. Oh what the heck! Grab a muffin or two; there’s always Sunday to think about.  Then over to Althee’s to decide which jelly will brighten your week. One of her cobblers wouldn’t hurt either.

You’ll find pralines galore at Rose’s table (duh, that’s what she does best). But you might get lucky and stumble onto one of her praline muffins or praline cake. Yeah….I know…..I’ll give you a minute.

I found the most divine recipe for sweet potatoes. Nick’s table is filled with sweet potatoes (and lots of delicious greens). First peel and slice 2 large sweet potatoes (or several smaller ones) and place the medallions in a Ziplock bag. Combine 2 tsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp melted butter, 4 tbsp grated Parmesan, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning and add to bag. Shake to coat and place sweet potatoes in a spiral around shallow 

Don’t forget to stop by Norma Jean’s. She also has frozen “falafel bites” bake as many or as few as you want —a tasty treat on their own or dipped in hummus (Abeer or Vincent). She also has a delicious pita pizza with cilantro pesto, artichoke hearts, olives, red pepper, and feta cheese. Then over to Succotash Ferments for a jar of strawberry kefir, soooo good. Not too far from there, Stacy is set up with a fantastic selection of pickled creations but you’ll also find some creative combinations in her jams and preserves. 

Oh the delights of the Covington Farmers’ Market! Lots of delicious each week — lovely artisan breads, raw honey, fresh green juice, sprouts, microgreens, strawberries, orange, and more. The catch is that you have to be here to get the full benefit.   See ya!

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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

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contentment – a state of happiness and satisfaction;  Middle English, “satisfaction of a claim or debt”

“Be content with what you have;

rejoice in the way things are.

When you realize there is nothing lacking,

the whole world belongs to you.” 

― Lao Tzu

The New Moon is Friday, January 24, 2020.