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Judges, governor coming to events

Not one but two prominent judges as well as Gov. John Bel Edwards will attend the Black Tie Affair on Aug. 4 in Hammond.
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson will be present for the unveiling of her . . . more »

Exotic flower blooms in Hammond

Photos courtesy of Joshua Catchings

BIRD OF PARADISE -- The only flowering queen bird of paradise plant in Tangipahoa Parish resides in the garden of Joshua Catchings and Robert Devance, both of Hammond. "I don't know anyone in Tangipahoa Parish that has one blooming," Catchings said. "That's why we're so proud of it," Devance said. While many grow the plant in their gardens, it is more difficult to prompt it to bloom, Catchings said.

Old Guys welcome new accordionist

Accordionist Lance Caruso will play with Jake Drude and the Old Guys at Ponchatoula Community Center from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

Notable Cajun accordion player Lance Caruso will join Jake Drude and the Old Guys during their bimonthly set this weekend.
Drude's band plays at the Ponchatoula Community Center the second Saturday every other month. Caruso will . . . more »

Radler for summer

BY TODD DELAUNE "The Weekly Toast"
I have written about radlers in the past, and, of course, I am still a huge fan.
A little history about the name: the word "Radler" is the German word for "cyclist." It commonly consists of a . . . more »

How not to cut down a tree

Cutting down a tree or several trees is dangerous work. You hear frequently that someone was killed or crippled by a tree they were trying to cut down.
My family has been in the timber, woodcutting business for . . . more »

The lost decade

BY JILL PERTLER "Slices of Life"
We play a name-that-tune game in the car while listening to the radio. Whoever is first to blurt the title of a song and the name of the group or artist singing it wins.
Last weekend I encountered . . . more »

Going A Different Direction for Vacation

Photo by Richard Wallace

SWEET SMILES - Pam Wallace meets her favorite Hershey product.

Combining our family troupe for a fun summer vacation can be a challenge. Two seniors, four 30-somethings and three children of ages 8 and 10”Śwe all love amusement parks.
Can there be something new and . . . more »