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Friends of the Library Book Sale This Saturday

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The Friends of the Library of West St.Tammany will have a book sale on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00-4:00 at our new building located at 1301 N Florida St. in Covington, near the fairgrounds.
Specials..Buy One/Get One Free on cookbooks, religious, family books, gardening and hardback fiction.
Video, music,and audio CDs and well as vinyl records on sale for .50.
Large collection of children’s items .25 each.

State and parish mandates for Co-Vid19 will be enforced.

For more information call Debbie Reed at 504-957-5898

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Friends of the Library Hosts Book Sale This Saturday

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Stop by this Saturday February 27th from 9 am – 4 pm for the Friends of the Library Book Sale! Now at their new location, 1301 N Florida St. in Covington near the fairgrounds.

In addition to offering low prices on all items, the FOTL is holding a special buy 2 get 1 free sale of all fiction books. Other selections such as children’s books, hardbacks, CDs and DVDs will also be available. State and Parish COVID mandates will be in force.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that uses its funds to supplement the Parish Library’s annual budget, purchase equipment, and support projects at the West St. Tammany branches. Books retired from the shelves of the Parish Library system and donated books and media from the community are sold by the non-profit FOTL to the public at low prices.

Learn more here: www.sttammanylibrary.org

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Friends of the Library Valentine’s Book Sale this Saturday

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The Friends of the Library West St. Tammany announces a book sale on Saturday, January 30th, 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm. They are hosting the event at their new location, 1301 N Florida St. in Covington, near the fairgrounds.

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The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that uses its funds to supplement the Parish Library’s annual budget, purchase equipment, and support projects at the West St. Tammany branches. Books retired from the shelves of the Parish Library system and donated books and media from the community are sold by the non-profit FOTL to the public at low prices.

Learn more here: www.sttammanylibrary.org

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Friends of the Library to Open New Location – Volunteers Needed

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The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany ( FOTL) hope to re-open for business mid-November at their new location at 1301 North Florida Street near the fairgrounds in Covington, next to the LSU Ag Center. Look for the sign on the side of the white building. President Debbie Reed and husband Bob found the new location this past spring.

Books retired from the shelves of the Parish Library system and donated books and media from the community are sold by the non-profit FOTL to the public at low prices. Children’s books are .25, paperbacks are.50, hardbacks, CD’s and DVD’s sell for $1.

The FOTL is a non-profit organization that uses its funds to supplement the Parish Library’s annual budget, purchase equipment, and support projects at the west St. Tammany branches. The FOTL also sponsors the Lizabeth Millard scholarships for college from a pool of student applications submitted by senior students from St. Tammany Parish high schools. The total value of the scholarship is $2,000 for four years.

This year’s recipients were Abigail Herbert from Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Slidell, who will be attending the University of Southern Mississippi, and Victoria Miller from Mandeville High School, who will attend Southeastern Louisiana University.

Victoria Miller (left) & Abigail Herbert (right)

Scout Troop 119 and other volunteers moved books and furnishings from the previous location in Hadden Hall on Janhke Ave in May of 2019. Jim and Pat Parrie offered a storage place for books and furniture until a new location could be found. Kevin Wallace and his staff at KP’s Construction prepared that new building and the Parish Library maintenance staff installed the donated bookshelves this past summer. Once again, Scout Troop 119 and other volunteers moved the books and furniture from our storage area to the new location in September.

The FOTL are again asking for volunteers to help sort and put books on the shelves. Two free books are given to volunteers for each hour they help. The new building is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00-4:00 for volunteers only to help. Call Alice McNeal at 479-244-0503 or Debbie Reed at 504-957-5898 for more information. For help with donations contact Bob Reed at 504-782-0330.

Learn more here: www.sttammanylibrary.org

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Northshore Food Bank’s Resale Shop Has New Location

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Resale Shop sells gently-used furniture, appliances, clothing and more, benefits the Northshore Food Bank

photo by Joel Treadwell

The Northshore Food Bank Resale Shop has moved to a new location! Don’t worry, they didn’t go far – just next door to the former food bank warehouse, which moved in January. This larger facility is now the new home for gently-used furniture, appliances, clothing and more! Conveniently located 830 N Columbia Street, the Resale Shop is open from 9:30 am – 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Wednesdays and Sundays).

photo by Joel Treadwell

The Resale Shop offers a wide variety of clothing and household items for sale, from major appliances in good working order to like new, gently used furniture, household gadgets, clothing, jewelry, and more. They provide clothing and housewares to individuals in emergency situations as well as those participating in programs at other non-profits including Safe Harbor, Family Promise, James Storehouse, and more.

photo by Joel Treadwell

Funds from the Resale Shop go directly towards purchasing food for the Food Bank. Every time you shop you feed more families on the Northshore. This is a growing need in our community, especially since the COVID crisis, where the Food Bank saw more than 110% record growth increase in the number of individuals and families they serve. They now have over 2,000 distributions monthly.

“Northshore Food Bank Resale Shop is an important source of income for our food purchases. Last year, the shop supplied enough revenue to feed nearly 1,000 families,” says Ginger Kunkle, the Food Bank’s Community Engagement Manager.

photo by Joel Treadwell

Donations to the Resale Shop can be made Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Donatable items include gently-used clothing and accessories, household items, appliances and furniture. If you have appliances or furniture to donate, please contact the store manager Stacey at (985) 892-5282. For more information about donation guidelines and safe-shopping COVID procedures, visit https://northshorefoodbank.org/resale.

Food donations are always in need and can be made at the Northshore Food Bank’s new location 125 W 30th Ave, Covington, LA. Donation hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9a-12p at the Community Donations door, facing W 29th Ave. Learn more here: https://northshorefoodbank.org/donate-food

photo by Joel Treadwell
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NFB Resale Shop Moving to New Location

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The Northshore Food Bank’s Resale Shop will be moving this week to a new location.

Information about the Northshore Food Bank’s Resale Shop from www.northshorefoodbank.org:

The Resale Shop offers a wide variety of clothing and household items. We rely solely on the generosity of the Northshore community and appreciate being trusted as your donation recipient. The Resale Shop accepts and sells everything from major appliances in good working order to like new, gently used furniture, household gadgets, clothing, jewelry, and more. We regularly provide clothing and housewares free of charge to individuals in need including Food Bank participants, people impacted by disasters such as fires or flooding, as well as those participating in programs at other non-profits including Safe Harbor, Family Promise, James Storehouse, and more.

If you would like to donate like new, gently used furnishings or appliances, but lack the means to bring them to the Resale Shop, please contact us at 985-892-5282 to schedule a free pick-up. Our home pickup service is provided for those residing in St. Tammany parish. We are unable to move items from upstairs locations, or break down furniture. Please make sure all items are located on the ground level of your residence. All items must be in like new, gently used condition which would exclude broken, stained, torn, or rusted items. Pickups typically occur between 9:00 am -1:00 pm on Tuesdays. We can provide an approximate 30-minute phone call before pick up, if requested. We reserve the right to refuse pick-up onsite if items are not in acceptable condition.

The Resale Shop is operated by employees and supported by many dedicated volunteers. Donations must be sorted, priced and staged in the store for sale. Volunteer placement is available six days a week. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Resale Shop, click here.

Though we greatly appreciate everyone who wants to donate to The Resale Shop, we are unable to accept all items. Certain items have safety regulations, or resale restrictions, and some just don’t sell. Northshore Food Bank Resale Shop does not have the ability to repair, clean, or fix any items donated. We do not want to dilute our time or resources from supporting the overall Food Bank mission. If you are unsure if your donation is appropriate for the Resale Shop, feel free to call us at 985-892-5282 to confirm.

Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday 9am-3pm. Tax receipts are available at our front counter.

COVID-19 HOURS NOTICE – DONATION DROP OFF GUIDELINES

Donations are currently accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30a-12:30p behind the Resale Shop.

To make sure this is a contactless donation and safety is maintained for everyone, we have the following guidelines:

  • We will only serve one vehicle at a time so please be patient. We will move as quickly as possible, but safety is our number one concern.
  • Please place all donations in a box or a bag. No loose items! Do not bring your donations in containers you want returned (like plastic tubs) this will slow down the line and will not be accepted.
  • Your items need to be separated- for example: clothing all in one bag, shoes in one bag, electronics in a box etc. Items that are not separated will not be accepted.
  • When it is your turn – please exit your vehicle and place your donations in the disinfected bin provided for you. Our employees will not be allowed to retrieve your items from inside your car.
  • At ALL times you and our employees will need to be wearing masks. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be able to donate. Also remember to stay six feet apart.
  • At the end of your donation, you will be given a tax receipt.

List of items WE ARE NOT TAKING AT THIS TIME:

  • No holiday items (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc)
  • No mattresses ,knives, computers, car seats, ceiling fans, sheets or comforters
  • No winter clothing—only summer clothes and shoes
  • No undergarments- underwear, stockings, bras or socks unless in packaging
  • NO magazines

Any furniture that you would like to donate needs to be approved- please email 2-3 pictures of your item to sdonnelly@northshorefoodbank.org.

Include your name and phone number in the email please.

SHOPPING GUIDELINES

We are now open for shopping Monday-Saturday 9:30a-4:00p.

  • Staff and shoppers are required to wear masks.
  • Only two people per family can shop together (children must be 12 and older).
  • Social distancing guidelines must be followed.
  • Resale Shop will be limited to 15 people on the sales floor at any given time.
  • All surfaces will be cleaned multiple times per day.
  • A sneeze guard has been installed in front of the register.
  • Donations will only be accepted on selected days when the store is not open.

Thank you for your support of Northshore Food Bank and for helping keep our staff and volunteers safe!

The Resale Shop’s focus is serving the community through raising funds to support food purchases for Northshore Food Bank. Learn more at www.northshorefoodbank.org

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Spring Arrivals at Zita’s

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Zita’s in Covington has new arrivals for spring, plus all of your other favorite things.  Incense, hats, jewelry, gems and stones, soaps, bags, t-shirts, dresses, festival wear, posters, yard art, home décor and much more.  Below, Katie models some spring time arrivals at Zita’s brand new location in Mandeville, next to Coscino’s Pizza near the DMV Office.  (1807 N. Causeway Blvd)

Covington: 985-893-3555  Mandeville: 985-626-6222

Cotton dress from Zita’s Spring and Summer wear collection.   The headband is hand-made by Colleen Toland, rose quartz & fresh water pearls.

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Zita’s, Now in Mandeville & Covington, with New Products!

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Zita logo w webZita’s in Covington is home to an eclectic collection of jewelry, yard art, clothing, incense, flags, wall art, hats, posters, soap and much more. Now a few months old, Zita’s in Mandeville is filled with all the same fun items, plus a chidren’s activity table!

pluscbd-capsules-30Both Zita’s in Covington and Mandeville now carry Plus+CBD Oil by CannaVest, a company committed to pioneering the hemp revolution as the world’s leading producer of quality agricultural hemp-derived CBD products.   Products include a balm, a spray, capsules and concentrates.  Visit their website at projectcbd.org.

Nuwati-Product-Line-Group-for-webAnother great line of herbal products you will find at Zita’s is Nuwati Herbals.  The philosophy practiced at Nuwati Herbals is that herbs growing in their natural state will yield the most benefit.  Their blends primarily use Wild Crafted herbs for this reason.  Products include tea blends, bath salts and scrubs, balms, oils, creams and soaps.  Visit Zita’s online at zitazone.com.

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Zita’s Opens New Location In Mandeville This Weekend!

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zitas article proof 111215-page-001Zita’s in Covington is home to many unique treasures – from fanciful figurines covering the realm of mystical creatures, to beautiful, simple and ornate jewelry, flags, wind chimes and yard art.  This Sunday, Zita’s will open a second location in Mandeville at 925-3 Girod St. (near intersection of Hwys. 59 & 190)

Zita’s offers a family friendly environment with games, a kid’s table, kites and much more. Mandeville location features new lines of incense, jewelry and health products!  Open 7 days a week, now in Covington and Mandeville!  www.zitazone.com

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Massage Dat Moves To New Location Downtown – Ann Roth, LMT, Offers Therapeutic Massage

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Massage Dat - Ann Roth LMT

Ann Roth LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist Ann Roth has experience working with a broad range of clientele. As an LMT she holds licenses with the Louisiana and Alabama State Boards of Massage Therapy. Ann has been Nationally Certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Hot Stone Massage, and offers all of these in her practice. Additionally she has knowledge in Reflexology and Prenatal Massage.

With ten plus years of experience, she has been an integral part in the rehabilitation of college and professional athletes. She also participates in many corporate events involving chair and table massage. Ann is experienced in working with many different professionals, stay at home moms, and the elderly. She finds massage to be very rewarding and believes that it can be therapeutic and preventative, as well as relaxing. Ann recently moved her practice to 417 W 21st Avenue.  She is offering a 30% discount for all new clients, and is selling gift certificates for the holiday season.  Make your appointment today!

www.massagedat.com

Massage Dat - Ann Roth LMT