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Quote and Word of the Week

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“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Word of the Week:
Corporate Personhood –
the legal notion that a corporation,separately from its associated human beings (owners, managers, employees), has at least some of the legal rights and responsibilities enjoyed by natural persons (physical humans). For example, corporations have the right to enter into contracts with other parties and to sue or be sued in court in the same way as natural persons or unincorporated associations of persons.
In a United States Historical context, the phrase ‘corporate personhood’ refers to the ongoing legal debate over the extent to which rights traditionally associated with natural persons should also be afforded to corporations. Abolish Corporate Personhood.

The First Quarter Moon Is Thursday, September 28, 2017

Farmers Market Recipes Featured Posts Shop Local

Mama Lea’s Basic Meat Sauce

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One Onion
2-3 Toes of Garlic
One Bell pepper
2tb of Tomato paste
1lb of Ground Meat
½ cup of Red Wine
1 Large can of Whole Chef Tomatoes
1 Can of tomato sauce
1tb Of fresh Basil
1tb of fresh Parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1tb of EVOO
Sauté onion, garlic and bell pepper. Add ground meat and cook down until meat is brown. Next, add the tomato paste. Reduce the paste for 2-3 minutes (this takes out some of the acidity). Add the wine and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add tomatoes and crush them with your hands in the pot. Finally, add tomato sauce, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta.
Sourcing ( Covington Farmer’s Market)
Butter me up la-Celeste Sharp
Seasonal compound butter and hand made pasta
Grow Farm- Nicholas and Vincent Usner
Organic year around heirloom vegetables
Jubilee Farms- Paul and Liz Emenes
Grass fed Beef, Lamb and farmed raised Pork
Nature Beauty- Sandra and Alton Sanchez
Herbs and seasonal vegetable plants
Spicy Lady- Cheryl Gross
Spices, seasonings and spiced Oils
Mama Leá’s Kitchen
Mama Leá Kitchen
At your local Farmers Market
Organically sourced prepared meals.
There are no bad vegetables, just misunderstood ones.

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STHS Pet of the Week

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Pretty Mama is a three-year-old girl who would make a great companion to any family! She is a playful, loving pup. Judging by her excitement with tricks and treats, we think she has potential to be a real superstar! If you are interested in Pretty Mama, please visit or email today!

Local Events Local News

First Annual Falaya Fest in November

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(COVINGTON) On Saturday, November 4 from 3-8pm the first annual Falaya Fest will be taking place in the Bogue Falaya Wayside Park in historic downtown Covington. This music festival is the first of its kind for the city of Covington and celebrates an array of diverse musical talents rooted in our community. Falaya Fest will feature music by Dash Rip Rock, The Ardent Spirits, Amedee Frederick V, Julie Odell, Grace Billie and The Cheeseburger Ranchers.

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees Dash Rip Rock will be the headliners of the Falaya Fest line up. As stated in the The New York Times, Dash Rip Rock combines “fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit.” Their performance features musicians Bill Davis, Wade Hymel and Covington native, Chance Casteel. The Ardent Spirits, a gypsy jazz band from Oklahoma will be joined by local guitarist, Jacob Fitzmorris. Amedee Frederick 5, a trio of father and sons, hails locally with renowned blues and jazz ensembles. Solo artists Grace Billie and Julie Odell will perform individually, each with their own unique styles and folky songbird vocals.

The musical talents of Jon-Marc Kilpatrick, John Garcia, Parker Freeman, Cam Hartill and Albert Lachin make up the The CheeseBurger Ranchers, a self-proclaimed outlaw country band playing original and classic tunes.
Falaya Fest plans to deliver a grassroots community foray for all ages to enjoy. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets but leave the picnic baskets at home. Food will be available for purchase from participating restaurants, Boca Bar, Isabella’s Pizza and Baba Ganoush.
The headlining sponsor, Kombucha Girl Living Beverage, will be offering Kombucha on tap. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale now via Paypal on our facebook page, Falaya Fest, and at participating businesses, Columbia Street Rock and Blues Cafe and Columbia Street Natural Foods. $12 Prepaid, Tickets are also available at the gate for $14, with free admission for children 10 and under. Find Falaya Fest on Facebook.

CPD Updates Local News

Meet the Covington Police Department

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In an effort to introduce our local police officers to the community and provide an opportunity for the CPD to highlight their outstanding officers, Covington Weekly profiles are provided by Chief Tim Lentz of the Covington Police Department.

Officer Turgeau started with the Covington Police Department a little over a year ago. Before beginning his law enforcement career, George worked as a trainer at 9 Round Fitness Center. Prior to becoming a trainer, George served our country for six years in the Army. He is a Covington native and graduated from St Paul’s High School. In his short time on the force, George has made a tremendous impact. It is not uncommon for him to stop by an elementary school and read books to the kids, or more recently bringing a little old lady to her doctors appointment on his day off. George embraces the community policing philosophy and is an example of what police officers across the country should be. George lives in Covington and enjoys spending time with his young son when he isn’t bring little old ladies to their doctors appointments.

The Covington Police Department is open 24/7. Emergencies call 911, non- emergencies, call 892-8500.

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This Week in Downtown Covington

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The 7th Covington Business Resource Workshop takes place this Thursday, September 21 at the Bogue Falaya Hall in the City Hall Building. The workshop focuses on Social Media in the Workplace. Presented by the City of Covington and Councilman Larry Rolling, with light refreshments courtesy of the Covington Business Association. For more information, email Larry Rolling at or visit

Be A Buddy, Not A Bully Marlise Eschete, Community Outreach Coordinator for The Parenting Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, will discuss the topic of bullying. Parents and children are invited to come learn about the different types of bullying, how to prevent it and what to do if you’re experiencing it. This discussion takes place Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library.

Troubadours Songwriter Night takes place on Thursday, September 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Covington Brewhouse. Hosted by Tommy Ike Hailey of the Northshore Songwriters Circle, this event features songwriter rounds with an open mic at the end. Held every third Thursday of the month at the Covington Brewhouse, this month features the following regional artists: John West, Matthew Chauvin, Jim Nelson, Buzz Jackson, Tony Cobb and Timothy Achan Gates.

Covington Brewhouse will be doing a special cask tapping this Thursday night at The Tasting Room to celebrate Louisiana Craft Beer Week and the Covington Brewhouse team has a very special announcement to make at this event. Special entertainment will be provided by the Covington Troubadours Songwriter group. Celebrate Louisiana Craft Beer Week in Covington Brewhouse style.

The Covington Farmer’s Market takes place every week on Wednesdays at the Covington Trailhead and Saturdays at the Covington Police Department. Wednesday market is from 10 a.m. Until 2 p.m. And features prepared foods for lunchtime; Saturday market is from 8 a.m. Until 12 noon and features fresh produce, prepared foods, plants, live music and a food demo. This Saturday, enjoy the music of Crispin Schroeder with a food demo by Bear Creek Road.

Join Peg Usner, Artist at St. Tammany Art Association as she presents a talk and walk through her exhibition, “The Intimacy of Plein Air Painting.” Peg will explain the meaning behind the artwork titles, give brief narration of her creative process and describe the challenges of each piece. Doors open at 5 p.m., talk begins at 5:30. Free admission. STAA is located 320 N. Columbia St.

DOTD Open House Public Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Covington City Council Chambers, located at 222 East Kirkland Street, 4 – 6 p.m. (LADOTD) is conducting an open house public meeting for the proposed US 190B and Jefferson Ave. Roundabout project. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project and to obtain input from interested parties with a multi-media presentation.