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Services For Mandeville Police Captain Vincent Liberto Friday

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Funeral services will be held at the Castine Center (63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, Louisiana) on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 12:00 noon, and is open to the public and news media.

Visitation at the Castine Center will begin at 9:00 a.m., until funeral time. A police procession will follow the funeral services. Interment at the Saint Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden (450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, Louisiana) will begin after the police procession arrives, with full military honors. The time of the graveside services is extremely tentative, as it is unknown how long the funeral services will last, as well as the police procession.

Statement from the family:  

The family of Captain Vincent N. Liberto Jr. is very appreciative of the enormous outpouring of love and support since Friday, 20 September 2019. There is no doubt that Vince, and so many others, cheered the Saints on to victory yesterday from Heaven! We are requesting that everyone please respect our privacy as we move forward and prepare for this Friday’s Memorial Ceremony to celebrate his honorable life.

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“Managing the Madness” Presented by Therapeutic Partners, LLC April 23, 2019

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As parent, we want to support our children in expressing and managing their feelings. But that can be difficult when the feeling is anger that is fueling a temper tantrum!
Join Victoria Prather, LMSW, to discuss ways to manage temper tantrums while also teaching your child about their emotions and how to express them in healthy ways!

“Managing the Madness” is presented by Therapeutic Partners, LLC on April 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Castine Center in Mandeville (63350 Pelican Dr.).
This presentation is $40/person, limited to the first 24 participants. Pre-registration is required, register online at Doors open at 10 a.m., coffee and tea will be provided. See the flyers for the event on the Covington Weekly insert.

Therapeutic Partners, LLC is an outpatient behavioral health facility owned and operated by clinicians who believe integrative care vastly improves patient outcomes, and who are committed to providing quality, comprehensive treatment.

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St. Tammany Master Gardener Events

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1.       Saturday, January 19, 8am to 12noon

2019 Spring Seminar

Castine Center, Pelican Park

Hosted by St. Tammany Master Gardener Association and the LSU AgCenter

2019 Spring Seminar presented by the St. Tammany Master Gardener Association in conjunction with the LSU AgCenter. Guest Speakers to include Will Afton, BS, MS LSU AgCenter Assistant Extension Agent presenting “Sustainable Landscape Practices” and Kathryn “Kiki” Fontenot, PhD, LSU AgCenter Associate Professor and LSU Extension Specialist presenting “Dual Purpose Plants”.  Table Talks: “Strawberries”, “Herbs”, “Vermiculture Bins”, “Crop Rotation”, “Soil Improvement”, “Hugelkultur”, and “Ask the Expert”. Light Refreshments served. $20 paid online, mail check, or at the door.

2.       Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, 9am to 4pm

The 19th Annual Northshore Garden & Plant Sale

Covington Fairgrounds

45+ vendors will offer a variety of plants and garden items (including roses and other flowers, native plants, daylilies, vegetable plants, shrubs and trees, outdoor furniture and garden art).  The event will also feature educational speakers, a children’s booth, food trucks and Ask the Expert table. Proceeds will fund $1,000 scholarships for St. Tammany Parish students attending state universities and majoring in an agricultural field.  The event is sponsored by the St. Tammany Master Gardener Association in conjunction with the LSU AgCenter.  Admission is $5/adult. Under 18, police officers, firefighters & EMT are free.

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LWC Job Fair at Castine Center

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CONTACT: Jennifer Barnett
(985) 646-6410

Greater New Orleans: All area residents in search of a new job or career advancement are encouraged to attend the Northshore Fall Fest Job Fair on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Mandeville. Sponsored by Tri-Parish Works – St. Tammany Business & Career Solutions, St. Tammany Parish Government and the 1st Recreation District of Pelican Park, the job fair boasts over 40 participating employers that are in search of a variety of new employees. Over 1,000 jobs are available for qualified or trainable applicants.

A wide range of employers will be there to conduct initial interviews with potential employees. Participating employers range from Weeks Marine, United Healthcare, AT&T and Lowe’s, to Textron, Global Wildlife Center and Whitney Bank. Entry and mid-level opportunities are available, as well as technical and trade positions.

Job applicants should register for free for the Northshore Fall Fest Job online at The job fair will be held at The Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Park Drive, Mandeville, from 2:00PM to 6:PM on Thursday, November 9. Bring copies of your resume, dress for success, and find the right opportunity for starting or advancing your career.

The Tri-Parish Works Business & Career Solutions Centers serve employers and job seekers in St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes. For more information about the Northshore Fall Fest Job Fair, contact Jennifer Barnett at (985) 646-6410, or

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STHS’s Annual Fundraiser “Woofstock” Introduces Mega Pet Adoption Event

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Woofstock 2015 STHS posterJoin the St. Tammany Humane Society for their 26th Annual Spring Festival “Woofstock 2015”, low cost clinic and fundraiser. Admission to the festival is free, and families along with their canine companions are invited to enjoy the many activities for which Woofstock is famous, including canine contests, humane education, children’s entertainment, basket raffles, a Woofstock vendor marketplace, food, drinks and music. This year’s canine contests include: Best Hippie Costume, Best Celebrity Look-alike, Fastest Tail Wag, Cutest Dog, and Best Canine Trick. The winners of each individual contest will then compete for the coveted title of “Best in Show.”

For the past 26 years, our low-cost vaccine clinic allows dogs to receive vaccinations, heartworm tests and microchips, while their owners purchase preventatives and take advantage of other services at deeply discounted rates. The hours for this year’s vet clinic are 10 am to 2 pm.  Supplies are limited.

Part fundraiser, part festival, Woofstock 2015 will be breaking new ground by becoming the Northshore’s first Mega Pet Adoption Event, featuring over 200 adoptable dogs and cats from STHS and other area rescue groups and shelters including St. Tammany Department of Animal Services, St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, Big Sky Ranch, Animal Assistance Lead with Slidell Animal Control, Hokie’s Hounds, Humane Society of Louisiana-Magnolia Chapter, Jefferson SPCA, CATNIP and St. Bernard Animal Services. STHS states this is the first time these organizations have come together for an event of this magnitude, and they have set a combined goal to find permanent homes for at least 100 animals during this event, offering a special low adoption fee of $40.

Woofstock 2015 will be held this Sunday, March 1st from 10 am – 4 pm at the Castine Center in Pelican Park, Mandeville.

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St. Tammany Humane Society’s Woofstock 2014

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St. Tammany Humane Society's Woofstock 2014 posterWoofstock 2014, St. Tammany Humane Society 25th Annual Festival & Low Cost Clinic will be held at the Castine Center in Mandeville on Sunday, March 30th. Woofstock is a dual-purpose event. The STHS offers a low cost veterinary clinic which allows its patrons to receive vaccinations, heartworm tests, microchips, purchase preventatives and other services at deeply discounted rates. Simultaneously, they hold a fun festival with dog contests, Woofstock marketplace, pet adoptions, humane education, kid-entertainment and fun festival food and drink. It is truly a fun and exciting day to spend with your family and the family dog. This year admission to the event is free!

Woofstock is the St. Tammany Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, with over 500 dog families expected to go through the low cost clinic and many more just to enjoy the festival. Participation in this event will help to change the lives of hundreds of animals in our parish providing them food, shelter, veterinary services, and potentially a great home.

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