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This Week at the Farmer's Market

This Week at the Farmer’s Market

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Glad tidings of great joy, friends! Join us as we celebrate the last market of the year on Saturday. Tommy Timphony will liven the morning with happy tunes from the gazebo. What a wonderful day we will have!  

I hope your Christmas was filled with many blessings and lots of goodness. It’s been a fabulous year, friends, and I’m looking forward to another. I personally feel blessed to have the wonderful diversity of foods such as we have at the Covington Farmers’ Market. Perhaps it’s just me, but as long as I have been coming to the market, I have felt that our market is somehow different from others. 

Yes, we have lots of great veggies (Oh the broccoli, the lettuce, the kale and choi, the sweet taters and greens…) as other markets must have. Yes, we have gorgeous fruits in their season (right now the oranges, kumquats, strawberries are excellent). Yes, we have raw honey and milk products (both cow and goat) and farm-fresh eggs.

You’ll find places of delight —Jams and jellies. Crunchy delicious pickled veggies. Artisan breads. Falafel. Salsa. Vegan tacos. Veggie pancakes. Kettle corn! Cookies! Muffins! Praahleeens!

You’ll find places of pre-cooked delicious — Scordalia. Hummus. Grape leaves. Chicken & Sausage gumbo. Eggplant Parmesan…

You’ll find places of healing — Naturally Well’s Elderberry Syrup, Succotash Ferments kombucha or raw krauts or kefir, Gabe’s massages, Serenity Lane’s skin care, Amanda’s juices and fruity popsicles, Blood River raw honey…

You’ll find places of growth — Sprouts! Microgreens! Plants for your food garden. Plants for your landscape. Fertilizer for both.

But mostly what you’ll find is welcome. From Ed’s friendly face to the music in the gazebo, you’ll find a place for family to come and enjoy the morning. You’ll find a place to meet old friends and make new ones. You’ll find a place for pets (and even Tiger Bait treats for them). And we are pleased to share it with you. We are blessed to know you and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Have a safe and fantastic holiday!

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

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NHS Pet of the Week

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Mary was found homeless, wandering the streets in Mandeville. We thought this adorable girl had to have someone out there looking for her. After further examination, it was clear Mary had been neglected. She is suffering from a life threatening disease that is 100% preventable – heartworms. 

Mary is an absolute doll! This super sweet, gentle gal is four-years-old and would make a great addition to any family! Her adoption fee includes heartworm treatment, a dental cleaning, vaccinations, spay surgery and microchipping!  For more information, e-mail: or call 985-892-7387.

Our 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.

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Brooks’ Christmas Bike Ride

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The Brooks’ Bike Shop Christmas Carol Ride is one of the most popular rides of the year!  Get ready to cruise and sing some of your favorite holiday tunes:  Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Silent Night.

Meet up at 6 p.m. At Brooks Bike Shop on Saturday, December 21, 2019, ride starts at 6:60 p.m.  The ride will be roughly 3 miles and between 1 and 2 hours long.  Merry Christmas from Brooks’ Bike Shop and the Covington Bicycle Club!

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Caroline Darby Christmas Wish 2019

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Every year in December, members of the Covington Police Department get together to plan and organize the Caroline Darby Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway Event. We are happy to say that this year was a huge success!

Tons of members of the community rallied with the CPD to make sure this event was special. There were over 400 children who showed up to receive a toy and we would not have been able to do this without their help. We want to give a special thank you to the students from Covington High School, Archbishop Hannan High School, Fountainbleau High School, St Paul’s High School, and Monteleone Jr High School, who came out and helped in the event.

We would also like to give a big thank you to the Police Unity Tour who is a nonprofit organization that provided their trailer to the Caroline Darby Christmas Wish to transport all the toys. To find out more about the Police Unity Tour, please visit their website at

We constantly hear from parents around the community about how much this toy giveaway program means to their children, and we hope that we can make a lasting impact on children’s lives for the better every year. None of this would have been possible without you guys support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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11th Ave. Bridge At Mile Branch Repair

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A recent LADOTD bridge inspection of the W. 11th Avenue Bridge at Mile Branch in Covington found critical deficiencies in the substructure.

 In 2018, the City of Covington began the engineering design for the replacement of the Bridge at Mile Branch. The project includes the removal of the existing bridge and replacement with a concrete bridge. The contractor closed the bridge Monday, December 16, 2019.

“We ask that folks plan for alternate routes when travelling in this area and appreciate your patience until the project is complete,” Mayor Mark.

For additional information, contact Bob Moeinian, PE, City Engineer at 985-892-1811 ext. 721 or contact by email:  City Hall:  317 N. Jefferson Ave.

Covington announces Holiday Waste Schedule:  Holiday Trash and Recycling: For Christmas and for New Year’s Day, your pick-up will be the day immediately following your normal pick up. Hence, our Thursday recycle day will be on the Friday after each holiday. Regarding bulk waste, Public Works is making another master list to submit to Coastal for pick-up. Raked leaves “too small” for the boom truck should be bagged or placed in your garbage receptacle.  Visit

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inevitable – incapable of being avoided or evaded

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

–  Pablo Neruda

“Freedom is the content.  Inevitability is the form.” 

–  Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Changing is what people do when they have no options left.”

–  Holly Black, Red Glove

The Full Moon is Thursday, December 12, 2019. 

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NHS Pet of the Week

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Cledis was found as a homeless pup wandering the streets suffering from heartworms, a disease that if left untreated is always fatal.  Cledis was treated and is now healthy and ready for a forever home.

Cledis is a total staff favorite!  Day after day his wagging tail and adorable face show you just how excited he is to see you.  He does great with other dogs, adults and children.  He would make a great addition to any family!   More info 

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This Week in Downtown Covington

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Covington Farmer’s Market Saturday Preview

Saturday, sweet Saturday, will be here before you know it. So grab your coffee from the pavilion, give Ed a big smile, and see what the market has to offer. Remember Norma Jean and Jennifer both have marvelous soups to see you through the chilly days ahead. Lots of tasty breakfasts available, too, including an egg salad croissant from Winfield Farms. 

Now, if you haven’t already placed your holiday orders with your favorite vendors, this is the time for it. The clock is winding down and you don’t want to be caught without your favorites like cheese cake, or pies, cookies, cakes, breads, falafel, dips, pralines…

Barbara Cleckler is back with her incredible monkey pine wreaths. She’ll also have those lovely pecans which are so necessary for pecan pie or sweet potato casserole. You’ll find lots of sweet potatoes, too, in many varieties. Greens, cauliflower, turnips, green onions, persimmons, radishes, pak choi, lemons, grapefruit, and satsumas abound. Take home pre-made Veggie Pancake mix from Meme’s; it makes for a very quick delicious meal after a hard day’s work (or shopping). For you sourdough pancake fans, Patrick and Madeleine offer pre-made pancake mix all ready for the pan. 

They won’t be calling you Mr. Grinch when they receive favorite jams and jellies as a gift. Choose from Althee’s fruity selection such as, Monkey Butter, strawberry, kumquat marmalade, Gummy Bear, and many more. On the spicier side, Stacey has tangy pepper jellies like Mango Pineapple Habanero, Cranberry Pepper Jelly, and Warm Cider Pepper Jelly. Her Spicy Asparagus, Mexican Radishes, and Lemony Cauliflower make exceptional party smacks. We’re just jam-packed with great gift ideas… great food… great music..; great people – yourself included! Join us: it wouldn’t be the same without you!

Lots of love, Charlene LeJeune, Abundant Life Kitchen

The City Covington and The English Tea Room invite you to Candlelight Caroling at the Covington Trailhead this Friday, December 13, 2019 beginning at 7 p.m.  This is a Free Family Event with Crispin Schroeder.  Drinks will be available for purchase.

The Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire in Historic Downtown Covington.  For more information, call the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts & Events:  985-892-1873.

Deck the Rails takes place this Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead.  Featuring Holiday Entertainment, a Christmas Craft Activity, Santa’s Arrival, plus an outdoor movie showing of “The Star.”  A free family holiday event brought to you by the City of Covington and Kiwanis of Covington.

The City of Covington OnStage at the Fuhrmann series presents Celtic Angels Christmas with Celtic Knight Dancers and music provided by The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin.  This show takes place Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. at the Fuhrmann Auditorium, located at 317 N. Jefferson.  Tickets on sale now!  Call 985-892-1873 for more information.

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Covington’s 12 Days of Christmas

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From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, downtown Covington is aglow with holiday images this month as the City launches its inaugural lighted display, Covington’s Twelve Days of Christmas.

The tableau features twelve lighted silhouettes depicting larger than life images from the traditional Old English Christmas Carol, exhibited at various locales in the downtown historic district. 

You are invited to stroll through the city to view “four calling birds, three French hens,” and other familiar images from the well known Christmas carol. The images will be illuminated seven days a week from dusk to dawn now through January 6.

Come join the fun and share your Covington’s Twelve Days of Christmas adventure to spread holiday cheer on social media, tagging the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts & Events. This event is free. Maps are available at the Covington Trailhead Museum at 419 N New Hampshire Street. (see below for map)

1.  Partridge In A Pear Tree – 300 Block Lee Lane

2.  Turtle Doves – 200 Block of Lee Lane

3.  French Hens – Pocket Park, 400 Block Gibson

4.  Calling Birds – 200 Block of Florida Street

5.  Gold Rings – Rutland & New Hampshire

6.  Geese A Laying – 500 Block Columbia Street

7.  Swans A Swimming – 400 Block of Boston

8.  Maids A Milking – 400 Block New Hampshire

9.  Ladies Dancing – 200 Block Columbia Street

10.  Lords A Leaping – 500 Block Florida Street

11.  Pipers Piping – 600 Block of Columbia

12.  Drummers Drumming – 500 Block Boston

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Holiday Gifts At Lucy’s Artisan Apothecary

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The tree is loaded with ready-made gifts at Lucy’s Artisan Apothecary for everyone on your list!  Bundles of favorite items, or Lucy’s will customize your gift bundle!  Lucy’s Artisan Apothecary offers acclaimed soaps, deodorants, make-up, bath bombs, personal care products, local art and much more.

Visit Lucy’s Artisan Apothecary at 503 N. Columbia St. or find them online: Lucy’s is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Sat.  For more information, call 985-276-4058

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manifestation– an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea:  a. the action or fact of showing an abstract idea.  b. a symptom or sign of an ailment.  c. a version or incarnation of something or someone.  d. an appearance of a ghost or spirit.

From Latin, manifestare, ‘make public’

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” –  Stephen Richards

The Full Moon is Thursday, December 12, 2019. 

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NHS Pet of the Week

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Pepper was one of 30+ dogs rescued when another shelter was forced to close its doors. We may not know his background or what his life was like before, but one thing is for certain, he’s an awesome pup with a lot of life ahead of him!
At only one year of age, Pepper, would make a great addition to any family. He’s goofy, playful and loves the water. This guy gets along great with other dogs and is even potty-trained! If you’re looking for a playmate for the children or a dog to take along for advetnures, Pepper’s your man!

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This Week in Covington

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Holiday Festival of Arts

The Holiday Festival of Arts takes place this Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Downtown Covington is the place to be December 7, 2019 as the town presents the third annual St. Tammany’s Holiday Festival of Arts. Eight hours. Two blocks. And something for everyone on your list. It’s a great opportunity for holiday shopping, and it’s taking place on Lee Lane.

The event will include more than 30 booths featuring local artists and arts organizations with offerings in a variety of media including paintings, etchings, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry and hand-made accessories.

Admission to these events and more is free.

Covington, LA  – Make plans now to attend the Covington Heritage Foundation’s (CHF) annual History and Holly Home Tour, which will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2-5 p.m. and this year – for the first time – will include two historic churches. This annual event has quickly become a Northshore holiday tradition.

Featured will be four beautiful homes in the W. 19th, W. 20th and Jefferson avenues area, Covington Presbyterian Church and St. Peter Catholic Church, which will feature music from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

History and Holly is being presented in cooperation with the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events. 

This is a perfect outing to enjoy with friends and family as you walk the pedestrian-friendly route (trams will also be available), touring the festively adorned homes and churches, sipping wine (provided) and enjoying the sounds of the season from a harpist and strolling carolers. In addition, there will be new Christmas cards and ornaments (by local artists Suzanne King and Jax Frey, respectively) available for purchase.

The tour will include the following stops: homes at 507 W. 20th Ave., 243 S. Jefferson Ave., 223 W. 19th Ave., and 323 W. 19th Ave., and Covington Presbyterian Church at 222 S. Jefferson Ave. and St. Peter Catholic Church at 125 E. 19th Ave.

Tickets are $20 each and are limited. They may be purchased at Braswell Drugs, Jefferson House, and the Southern Hotel or online at ( Purchases at local retailers will include the required wristbands for tour home entry, and online tickets must be exchanged for required wristbands at Covington Presbyterian Church, tour headquarters, before starting the tour on event day.

For more information, visit or email

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CPD Welcomes New recruits

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Recently, members of the Covington Police Department had the honor of attending the Slidell Police Department’s Regional Police Training Academy where five of Covington Police Departments recruits have attended for the past 18 weeks.

The CPD is honored to announce our newest POST Certified Officers:
Officer Michael Hess, Officer Cassia McGovern, Officer Joshua Simmons, Officer Jordan Talley, and Officer James Labonte.
Officer Labonte was awarded the 1st Place award for the Highest POST score.
Officer McGovern earn two awards, one of which was the 3rd Highest Scholastic Average.
Officer McGovern was also awarded the Captain Terry Young’s Award of Excellence!
We are extremely proud of our new officers and they now will begin their 16 week field training program where they will build upon what they have learned in the Academy.
We would like to thank the members of the Slidell Police Department and the training staff for providing quality training to our officers!
Please join us in congratulating these five new officers and welcome them to the CPD family!

This Week at the Farmer's Market

Covington Farmer’s Market

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Greetings of the season to you, friends! The gifts are piling up; the parties are in full swing, and it’s time for a break! The weather outside will not be frightful and the food is soooo delightful and this is the place to go…goodness flows, let it flow, let it flow!  Jerome will have his signature Ratatouille on Wednesday. His blend of vegetables is terrific on its own but, with the weather cooling off, I like to add it to my favorite broth for a fantastic soup! Now all you need to make that perfect is a slice of toast well covered with Jerry’s blueberry jam—so thick and full of flavor (and not too much sugar).  WOW! Is it Wednesday yet?
Ouzi is on the menu at Abeer’s. This is a delicious combination of beef, rice, carrots, onions, almonds and spices wrapped in phyllo dough. Of course I will need chicken porridge from Kandy. There is nothing so warm and comforting for breakfast. She will also have that phaaa-bulous pho! Make your own pumpkin soup with Mr. Houston’s pumpkins and green onions. The recipe is below. It includes turkey so you can use up all those leftovers —if there is anything left over. I think ham would also go great in this soup. Shrimp and grits or turkey salad, that’s what Joy’s fixin’. No need to choose; take some home. Mike (Leela’s) will have Honduran sausage…yeah, I had to ask. He says it is made with pork, onions, bell pepper, garlic, Spanish spiced vinegar, cumin, salt, pepper, oregano, and laurel. I can’t wait to try it!
What fun we’ll be having on Saturday so why not join us and make sure you get all your holiday orders in! It’ll be a great morning—the Lucky Dogs will be in the gazebo; Ed will be in the pavilion; Mr. Pete will be roasting chestnuts and our vendors will be all around—nothing says holiday like family and friends!  
But the market is not just a great place for gifts. We come for the fresh produce. Oh, the broccoli, the kale, satsumas, lemons, chard, sweet potatoes, and persimmons! Nick has a unique variety of collards, called Creole, that is more tender and flavorful than the usual. Eddie has gorgeous radishes and mustard and kale. Ken is sure to have cauliflower as well as citrus. AND BEST YET…Johnadale’s will be there with fresh strawberries, the first of the season! 
Of course, Amanda is there with freshly squeezed orange juice (you can watch her do it!), mango juice and, yes, popsicles. Last week, James had fresh satsuma juice, all bottled and ready to take home. Surely, you won’t miss the smorgasbord of mushrooms James has available as well!
A trip to Jubilee Farms for…..hmmmm….what’ll you have this week, lamb chops, beef stew, pork loin??? You get get HUGE shrimp from Mr. Two or just the smaller ones, whatever your recipe calls for. Next stop…Norma Jean’s Fal-Awfully Good falafel and how-to instructions for her festive falafel hor d’oeuvres with their little “hats” of green. A stop by Spanish R Us will bring you refried beans, tomato or avocado salsas, guacamole, all ready for your party. Tessier Gourmet’s spinach artichoke dip is amazing but there are also some wonderful things for dinners, side dishes, or snacking. Check. It. Out.
Now if you are a soup person, you’ll want to visit Norma Jean and Jennifer. Each week, they offer different soups that will warm your heart. A loaf of any of our artisan breads (Bear Creek, Windfield Farms, or Happy Flour) will add that special something to your meal.
The Covington Farmers’ Market is a remarkable place to be on any morning. C’mon…. it’s lovely weather to spend a market day together with you!
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
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 pumpkin cut into chunks (roasting for 45 min makes it easier to peel)
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey • 2 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 tsp chili powder  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin • 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano • 1/2 tsp salt
Cubed avocado and thinly sliced green onions, optional
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the next 10 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours. 
If desired, top with avocado and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 192 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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STAA presents “Hand of the master”

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St. Tammany Art Association presents “Hand of the Master” a new exhibition featuring the artwork of Benedictine Monk, Dom Gregory de Wit.

COVINGTON, LA – The paintings of Benedictine Monk and artist Dom Gregory de Wit bring Biblical and historical narratives to life through emotive and vibrant color palettes, bold use of iconography, and compositions often full of bizarre details that could only be rendered at the “Hand of the Master”.  

The son of a fabric maker, Dom Gregory de Wit paid great attention to the cloths and fabrics that adorned the iconic, ecclesiastic figures in his paintings. Inspired by Italian Byzantine mosaics, de Wit painted his figures in great detail and specificity. He used vibrant palettes and bold outlines that strike awe in viewers. De Wit’s eclectic character and sense of humor are also seen throughout his work. While the subjects of de Wit’s paintings are Biblical, he treated each one as a piece of artwork able to be admired and discussed from both secular and non-secular perspectives.  

While most of de Wit’s paintings live on abbey walls and church ceilings, STAA is excited and grateful to have 29 paintings included in the exhibition, “Hand of the Master”. Fifteen pieces of work are on loan from the Collection of St. Joseph Abbey. The rest of the paintings being exhibited are on loan from private collections. De Wit’s humor and use of narrative are seen in “Madonna of the Ironing Board”. From the Collection of Mary Lee Eggart, the painting shows a domestic and comical scene that depicts the Holy Family at home while the Virgin Mary stands ironing. Showing the Holy Family taking part in such a mundane domestic activity immediately creates a sense of ironic and amusing normalcy.  Nine paintings, including painted “sketches” or studies for larger compositions to be painted in St. Joseph Abbey, are from the Collection of the Stone Family. Other paintings included are from the Private Collections of Rick and Cathy Schroeder; David and Jaclyn Warren; Edward Begnaud; and Andy and Katie Friedrich who were gifted their painting, “Blessed Mother” by de Wit on the occasion of their marriage. 

St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) will open the exhibition to the public on Saturday, December 7, 2019, and will host an opening reception on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The reception will include a special performance of Christmas Carols sung by the St. Joseph Abbey Seminary Choir. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, January 25, 2020, in our main Miriam Barranger Gallery. A de Wit Expert and Archivist Panel Discussion will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The panel will feature Edward Begnaud, a historian and author who explores de Wit’s work at St. Joseph Abbey in “Living in Salvation”; author and art historian, Fr. Aelred Kavanaugh; and Mary Lee Eggart, artist, historian, and archivist at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Baton Rouge – home to many de Wit murals including the massively scaled “Victorious Christ” that dominates the dome of the apse. 

De Wit was born in the Netherlands in 1892 and entered the Benedictine monastery in Belgium where he was ordained. While in Belgium he studied art at the Brussels Academy of Art, the Munich Academy in Germany, and continued his studies throughout Italy. De Wit exhibited at The Hague in Holland where he gained great recognition as an artist. Soon after, he met an American Abbot visiting Europe who invited him to design and execute paintings for the abbey’s church and chapter room in Indiana. After completing the commission in Indiana, de Wit was commissioned to come south to paint murals at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Baton Rouge. Unable to return home to Europe due to World War II, de Wit then came to Covington where he was commissioned by Abbot Columban at Saint Joseph Abbey. After painting murals in the refectory, he continued to paint the inside of the church in entirety for ten years creating a cohesive liturgical narrative on the walls and ceiling, which are still on there today. 

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. 

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gratitude – the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

“Let us be grateful to the people that make us happy;  they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ― Marcel Proust

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus

The New Moon is Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

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Juliet was one of 30+ dogs we rescued from a closing down shelter this summer. Since that time, Juliet has been looked over, watching all of her fellow kennel mates go into loving homes. Juliet’s gentle, quiet personality tends to put her in the shadows of her more outgoing, bubbly neighbors. Don’t let that full you! This gentle pup is nothing short of extraordinary! This four-year-old lady wants nothing more than to curl up on the couch with you and cuddle through an entire movie. She would be great in any family and gets along with other dogs, people and children. She’s potty-trained and does great on a leash!

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congruous – 1a. being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence 1b. conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation 2. marked or enhanced by harmonious agreement among constituent elements

“Work. Good, honest work, whether it’s working with your hands to create an artwork, or manual labor, brings forth a sense of divinity at play. The only prerequisite is that whatever the work is, it is done sincerely and in congruence with the soul’s true origin and intent, then, without any effort, one experiences a flow, wherein one feels a part of the plan of the entire universe.”
― Kamand Kojouri

The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday, November 19, 2019.