__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

P E O P L E

B E A U T Y

A W A R D S

FEBRUARY

| MARCH 2019

A R T

F O O D

T R A V E L


Let us help book your DESTIN...ation getaway! 30 years of rental management Accommodations for 1 to 32 guests 24/7 Local Staff


Thank you for voting us Favorite Margarita and Mexican Restaurant!

Mandeville

Covington

1200 West Causeway Approach

812 US 190

985-624-2990

985-400-5202 Carretarestaurant.com


PUBLISHER Sarah Cottrell

We are so grateful to our readers who voted in our Readers’ Choice Survey; we were thrilled to see so many of you voting and had thousands of entries. Some categories had clear winners, but others had so many different nominees that the vote was very close. We have found new places on the Northshore that we hadn’t heard of, so thanks for spreading the word of all your favorites. Look for our Readers’ Choice stickers popping up all over the Northshore on business windows and listen in to The Lake 94.7 during the 9 o’clock hour in February to listen to interviews with some of our winners. In this issue we meet an amazing artist, A.E. London, who calls the Northshore home and whose conservation work takes her all over the world. We also learn more about the role of the newly opened Louisiana Organ Procurement Center in Covington that is helping so many people around the country and meet a family who helped many after tragedy struck their family. As Mardi Gras approaches we decided to catch up with Connie Born, a Slidell native who turned her passion for Mardi Gras into a successful business. Don’t forget to check out our complete Mardi Gras Parade schedule and look for The Lake 94.7’s Cube on the parade routes! Send pictures to edgepublisher@yahoo.com from the parade route for possible inclusion in our Around the Lake section. Happy Mardi Gras!

EDITOR Gary Cavaletto ART DIRECTOR Erich Belk STYLE DIRECTOR Patty Beal BEAUTY EDITOR Caitlin Picou COPY EDITOR Mary-Brent Brown CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Charles Dowdy Sarah Herndon Elaine Millers Liz Genest Smith STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Jerry Cottrell CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Paul Chauvin Joel Treadwell SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVES Eloise Cottrell Rick Clasen

PUBLISHER

ON THE COVER A.E. London - Work In Progress Photo Jerry Cottrell

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Rebecca Blossman-Ferran Erin Bolton Debi Menasco Michelle Wallis-Croas

The entire contents of this magazine are copyrighted by EDGE Publishing. @ 2019 with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use without permission of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited. Please email comments or story ideas to edgepublisher@yahoo.com. EDGE PUBLISHING • 69170 HWY 190 SERVICE RD. SUITE 1 COVINGTON, LA 70433 • 985.875.9691


q GOING FURTHER q

Together Whether you’re surrounded by exotic animals at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom or getting wild at the Roadhouse in Old Mandeville, great things on the Northshore are always close by. Together we’ve expanded our capabilities, programs and specialties to bring the very best care to the Northshore. St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner: collaborating in the name of community.

(985) 898-4000 | stph.org


009

064

2019 SCHEDULE

THE GRAND HOTEL

PARADES

TRAVEL

012

070

READERS’ CHOICE RESULTS

DOLLS FULL OF MISCHIEF

WINNERS

CRAFT

042

074

A.E.LONDON

MY TURN BY SHEARN LEMOINE

ARTIST

050

RESTAURANT REVIEW

076

REMEMBERING

AROUND THE LAKE

THE WALL THAT HEALS

SOCIAL

054

081

BEAUTY EXTENSIONS

060

COMMUNITY

ORGAN DONATION

CHARLES OFF THE AIR KIDS ARE RATS


SUMMER CAMP VOT E D B E ST

(((((

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION GOING ON NOW!

Friends. Fun. Franco’s. AGES 5-14

Swim Lessons Included • Waterslide • Tennis Weekly Field Trips • Arts & Crafts • and much more!

Call Today! 985.792.0200 WWW.FRANCOSMANDEVILLE.COM

100 BON TEMPS ROULE, MANDEVILLE


08

EDGE February | March 2019


LETTER FROM THE PARISH PRESIDENT

Mardi Gras 2019 SATURDAY FEB 16TH Krewe of Bilge Krewe of Poseidon

12:00 am 6:00 pm

Slidell Slidell

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17TH Krewe of Slidellians Krewe of Perseus Pearl River Lions Club

1:00 pm Slidell Follows Krewe of Slidellians 1:00 pm Pearl River

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22NDTH Krewe of Omega Krewe of Eve

6:30pm 7:00 pm

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne Push Mow Krewe of Tchefuncte Krewe of Olympia Mystic Krewe of Titans

10:00 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:30pm

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24TH Krewe of Dionysus

FRIDAY MARCH 1ST Krewe of Selene Original Krewe of Orpheus

Slidell Abita Springs Madisonville Covington Slidell

1:00 pm

Slidell

6.30pm 7:00 pm

Slidell Mandeville

SATURDAY MARCH 2ND Krewe of Bush Magic City Carnival Association

Hammond Mandeville

9:00 am 1:00 pm

Bush Bogalusa

MARDI GRAS DAY MARCH 5TH Krewe of Lions Club Mystic Krewe of Covington Krewe of Lyra Krewe of Chahta-Ima Krewe of Folsom

10:00 am Covington Follows Krewe of Lions Follows Mystic Krewe of Covington 1:00 pm Lacombe 2:00 pm Folsom

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18THTH Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws

2:00 pm Mandeville

We succeeded, in an unprecedented time-frame, to secure $25 million dollars in federal funding through the award of a competitive grant in December of last year. This grant award is enough to fund the I-12 widening project from Highway 21 to Highway 190. We succeeded in furthering our goal of expanding our infrastructure through this BUILD Grant. We succeeded in demonstrating why the I-12 widening project must be a priority to make our community safer for our citizens and for people who travel through our Parish. Our citizens and their safety come first, and this grant award reinforces that this need is real. It reinforces that what we have been doggedly advocating for since 2013 is valid. The return on this investment will be great, and we cannot wait to get started. I want to thank every resident in our community for joining us in this fight by contacting state and federal officials to demand action on this project. We want you to stay engaged as we move forward and see this project through to completion. This is a huge victory, but there is still a lot of work to do. We’ve formally committed to our $7.2 million match, and we can now confidently say the widening of this stretch of the I-12 highway is finally within our reach. To keep up with updates and other news happening around St. Tammany, sign up for email alerts at www.stpgov. org. Pat Brister St. Tammany Parish President


010

EDGE February | March 2019


10

YEA R

A NNI VER SARY

SOCI AL

MARCH

21 5 - 7 PM

C O M P L I M E N TA R Y B I T E S & S P I R I T S

/

LIVE MUSIC

RSVP REQUIRED: SARAEADAMS@HOTMAIL.COM S TAY F O R D I N N E R F O L L O W I N G T H E C E L E B R AT I O N R E S E R VAT I O N S R E C O M M E N D E D : 9 8 5 . 6 2 6 . 3 0 0 6 O R L A K E H O U S E C U I S I N E . C O M

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670

EDGE February | March 2019

011


2019 Readers’ Choice Winners

RESTAURANTS Appetizer

Palmettos on the Bayou

Asian

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Koi’s Asian Cuisine receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Bar Food

ĸe Blind Tiger

Barbecue

ST. TAMMANY EAST

Papa’s Backyard Bar-B-Q

012

Breakfast

Creole Bagelry

Brunch

Palmettos on the Bayou

Burger

SALAD Terry Lynn’s Cafe & Creative Catering 1960 1st Street, Slidell 985.641.3500 / Cell 985.960.2773 terrylynnscafe.com

Times Grill

Catering

Trinity Banquets and Reception Hall

Coffee Shop(local)

Creole Baglery Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Dessert

Copeland’s of New Orleans

Dining with a View ĸe Blind Tiger

Fine Dining

Restaurant Cote

Ice Cream

Old Town Slidell Soda Shop

Italian

Assunta’s

TOURIST ATTRACTION Bayou Adventure 28178 Hwy. 190 Lacombe 985.882.9208 Bayouadventure.com

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Kid Friendly

ĸe Lost Cajun

King Cake

Marguerite’s Cakes

Mexican

Los Tres Amigos Mexican Grill

Pizza

Pizza Platoon

Po-Boy

ĸe Lost Cajun

Wine

ĸe Wine Garden

Salad

Terry Lynn’s Café & Creative Catering

EDGE February | March 2019

THEATRE GROUP Cutting Edge Theater 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell 985.649.3727 cuttingedgetheater.com

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE


R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E

A W A R D S

2 0 1 9

EDGE February | March 2019

013


PROOF SHEET

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Celeb

rating

“ĸank you for voting us the best furniture store in East St. Tammany Parish! From our 1st generation customers and in some cases, down to our 4th generation customers we have enjoyed helping your family ffjnd the perfect comfort and style for your home!”Ş

014

EDGE February | March 2019

59 ye

ars

Levy’s Appliances & Furniture, Inc. 985.643.5960 | levysapplianceandfurniture.com 2024 Front Street, Slidell, LA


Seafood

Tattoo Artist

Peck’s

Randy Keeler

Service

Teacher/School

Art & Vicki’s ĸe Dock

Smoothies

Smoothie King

Snowball

Southern Delights

Soup

Speckled T’s

Steak Restaurant Cote

Sushi

Koi Asian Cuisine

Thai Thai Orchird

Vietnamese Pho House

PEEPS Artist

Adam Sambola

Attorney

Frank D’Amico

Builder

Sunrise Homes

Chef

Chris Case

High School Coach Larry Favre

CPA

Bob Jones Accounting

Financial Advisor

Jeanette Sanford

Insurance Agent Dawn Hawkins

Massage Therapist Christina Geiger

Personal Trainer Brandon Abbott

Photographer

Elizabeth Branch

Real Estate Agent Steve Dixon

Sheila Ganucheax

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

MEDICAL PEEPS Anti-Aging Specialist

Northshore Dermatology

Cardiologist

Vasanth Bethala, M.D.

Chiropractor

JeTh Scheuermann, D.C.

Dermatologist ‘

Northshore Dermatology

Dentist

PHYSICAL THERAPIST Action Physical Therapy 107 South Military Road, Slidell 985.641.2866 actionptslidell.com

David Pousson, D.D.S

Internist

Clinton Sharp,M.D.

OB/GYN

Ingrid Roskos, M.D.

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Optometrist

Ha Ninh, O.D.

Orthodontist

Smile Doctors Braces by DN Orthodontics

Orthopedist

Brian Fong, M.D.

Pediatrician

Angela Duthu, M.D.

Physical Therapist

KIDS’ PARTY VENUE Altitude Trampoline Park 120 Northshore Blvd., Slidell 985.649.9090 altitudeslidell.com

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Action Physical ĸerapy

Veterinarian

Gause Blvd. Vet Hospital

ALL THINGS ARTY Art Classes

Rembrandt Studio

Art Gallery

Slidell City Hall

Author

John Case

Band

4 Unplugged

VETERINARY Gause Boulevard Veterinary Hospital Michelle McKenzie, D.V.M 2190 Gause Blvd. East, Slidell 985.641.3922 / gauseblvdvet.com

015

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

PRESCHOOL Kidz Klub House 688 East I-10 Service Road, Slidell 985.781.8984 kidzklubhouse.com

FURNITURE Levy’s Appliances & Furniture, Inc. 2024 Front Street, Slidell 985.643.5960 levysapplianceandfurniture.com

PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

PET BOARDING & PET GROOMING Mary’s Bed & Biscuit 2320 Carey Street, Slidell 985.646.2345

GOLF COURSE Pinewood Golf Club 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell 985.643.6893 pinewoodgolfclub.com

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

PIZZA Pizza Platoon 460 Town Center Pkwy, Slidell 985.326.5880 pizzaplatoon.com

016

ORTHODONTIST Smile Doctors Braces by DN Orthodontics 2330 Gause Blvd. East, Slidell 985.641.1115 smiledoctors.com

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


EDGE February | March 2019

017


PROOF SHEET

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email. “Thank you to all the readers and listeners that voted us best boutique! Excited to bring you the best styles in 2019!”

2260 Carey St. | Slidell, LA | 985.265.4412

THANK YOU

THANK YOU for honoring Northshore Dermatology with the 2019 Reader’s Choice LAKE • 69170 HWY Award 190. SUITE LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670 2 years 1in•a COVINGTON, row!

Eric N. Tabor, M.D. / David Pate, M. D. / Aaron Brasuell, MPAS, PA-C Melanie Nuss, FNP-C / Suzanne Lancaster, FNP-C

Slidell, Madisonville, Hammond, and Picayune

985.641.5198 / NORTHSHOREDERM.COM

018

EDGE February | March 2019


Charity Even

Sports Bar

Music Venue

SHOPPING

Warrior Wing CookoTh Speckled T’s

Parade Selene

Festival

Camellia City Festival

Theatre Group

Cutting Edge ĸeater

SPORTS AND LEISURE Golf Course

Pinewood Golf Club

Health Club

Cross Gates Family Fitness

Karate Studio

Premiere Martial Arts

Place to Run/Walk Heritage Park

Public Park

Heritage Park

Swim Club

Cross Gates Family Fitness

Tourist Attraction Bayou Adventures

NIGHTLIFE Bar

Brass Monkey

Bartender Erica Borja

Daiquiri

Kappy’s Daiquiri & Sports Bar

Happy Hour

ĸe Maple Room

Live Music Venue Speckled T’s

Margarita

Los Tres Amigos Mexican Grill

Martini

Wine Market

Place to go Dancing Speckled T’s

Electric Avenue

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Antiques receive changes by on Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email. Antiques & Art First

Bakery

Sugar Love Cakes

Bargain Shopping Once Upon A Child

Bridal Boutique

James & B Bridal Outlet

Car Dealership Toyota of Slidell

CPA Bob Jones Accounting Judy, Robyn, Michelle, & Bob 1338 7th Street, Slidell 985.643.6430

Children’s Clothing Once Upon a Child

Garden Center

Banting’s Nursery

Gifts

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Green Oaks Apothecary receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Florist

Petals & Stems Florist

Furniture

Levy’s Appliance & Furniture

Hardware

Store Ace on Pontchartrain

Health Food

Green Oaks Apothecary

Home Décor

HARDWARE ACE Hardware on Pontchartrain 3320 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell 985.643.4672 acehardware.com

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Lulu’s Almost New

Jewelry

Deep South Gold

Lighting

Mike’s Lighting and Cabinet

Meat

Armond’s Specialty Meats

Pharmacy

Finnan’s Family Pharmacy

Shoes

Saving Grace

Supermarket Rouses Market

PRIVATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL St. Margaret Mary 1050-A Robert Blvd., Slidell 985.643.4612 saintmm.org

019

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


Tires

Hospice

Teen

Hospital

PROOF SHEET Williams Tire & Auto Serice Boutique Saving Grace

that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we Wine y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Wine Market

Mani Pedi Spa

Air Conditioning Service and Repair Brendan’s A/C

Architect Firm

Clark’es Design Service

PROOF SHEET

Contractor

Billbar Construction

Cooking Classes

that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we Passionate Platter Herb Kitchen y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Dance Studio Studio G

Day Spa

ĸe Woodhouse Day Spa

Dry Cleaner

Roberta Dry Cleaners

Elementary School (Public) Whispering Forest

Elementary School E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670(Private) St. Margaret Mary

Financial Institution

Keesler Federal Credit Union

Hair Removal

ĸe Woodhouse Day Spa

Hair Salon

Bella Style Salon

High School (Private)

Pope John Paul

020

High School (Public) Slidell High

Home Health ComForCare

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670 | EDGE February

March 2019

Altitude Trampoline Park

SERVICES

Rainforest Carwash

HEALTH CLUB & SWIM CLUB Cross Gates Family Fitness Gause Blvd. / Pontchartrain Dr. / Military Rd. 985.643.3500 crossgatesclub.com

Kids’ Party Venue Landscape

Car Wash

SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY Azalea Estates of Slidell 354 Robert Blvd., Slidell 985.641.2827 azaleaestateslidell.com

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Woman’s Boutique Stella and Grace

REAL ESTATE Distinctive Real Estate 1501 Gause Blvd. Suite 1, Slidell 985.643.3111 distinctiveslidell.com

Hospice Foundation of the South

Luxury Landscape Services LV Nails

Mechanic Shop

East Gause Goodyear

Mortgage Lender Prime Lending

Music School

Broussard’s Piano Outlet

Out Patient Surgery Center Southern Surgical Hospital

Pet Boarding

Mary’s Bed and Biscuit

Pet Grooming

Mary’s Bed and Biscuit

Preschool

Kidz Klub House

Printer/Copier Service ASAP

Radio Station

Lake 94.7

Real Estate Company

Distinctive Real Estate

Senior Living Facility Azalea Estates

Summer Camps Kid Cam Camps

Urgent Care

Doctors Urgent Care

Wedding Venue

Trinity Banquets and Reception Hall


PROOF SHEET

hat will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This willwill runrun as in is the unless we Attached is a proof of your adad that December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad w (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changesreceive or approve via email. changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

SPORTS CAMPS

Boys 9-14 Online registration: sportscamps@stpauls.com June 3-7: Baseball and Wrestling June 10-14: Football June 17-21: Soccer June 24-28: Speed and Strength July 8-12, and 15-19 Basketball July 15-19 Lacrosse

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CAMP Boys and Girls grades 4-7 July 17-19th, 9:00am-12:00pm

MEDIA CAMP June 17-21 1-4pm / Grades 7-12

THEATER CAMP

Boys and Girls ages 9-13, two sessions June 3-7, and June 24-28 from 9-12

stpauls.com 985.892.3200

917 S. Jahncke Ave Covington

“We would like to thank the wonderful people of St. Tammany Parish who voted for us. It is an honor and privilege to serve our community.”

EDGE February | March 2019

021


We Set the Standard in Early Childhood Education

P lanet

Serving the children of the Northshore for 24 years

TM

2014

Academy

Voted “Best” for eleven consecutive Years!

PlanetKidsAcademy.com 985.845.0377 • 317 Hwy 21 • Madisonville, LA 70447

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670

022

EDGE February | March 2019


RESTAURANTS Appetizers

Bistro Byronz

Asian

Attached is a Empress proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Northshore receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Bar Food

Mug Shots Grill & Bar

ST. TAMMANY WEST

Barbecue

Stick n Bones BBQ

Breakfast

Liz’s Where Y at Diner

Brunch

ĸe Lakehouse

Burger

ORTHODONTIST Dr. Amy Smith Sawyer Sawyer Orthodontics 216 W. 21st Ave., Covington, La. 985.327.7181 / sawyerortho.com

Times Grill

Catering

ĸe Lakehouse

Coffee Shop (Local)

Abita Roasting Co.of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Attached is a proof receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Dessert

Hambone

Dining with a View ĸe Chimes

Fine Dining

Gallager’s 527

French

Café Lynn

Frozen Yogurt

BAND Four Unplugged 985.789.7069 rick@fourunplugged.com

Bops FrozenEDGE CustardOF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Ice Cream

Sweet Rolls

Italian

Leonardo’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

Kid Friendly ĸe Shack

King Cake

Nonna Randazzo’s Italian Bakery

Late Night ĸe Chimes

Mexican

La Carreta

FINE DINING/ CHEF Pat Gallagher’s 527 527 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville 985.778.2820 Gallaghers527restaurant.com

023

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


For the Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction

Our Mission Vulvodynia and sexual dysfunction can plague women of all ages. Because it is a condition that has been greatly ignored and can be a source of embarrassment, many women suffer in silence. The Southern Institute for Women’s Sexual Health was created to offer women a comprehensive and thourough evaluation in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Proper treatment can be life changing and empowering. Our focus is the treatment of sexual pain disorders, dermatologic diseases of vulva including lichen sclerosis and chronic infections and female sexual dysfunction. In addition we offer remedies for sexual pain due to medical disorders such as breast cancer and coagulopathies. Simply stated, we are committed to help patients with the issues that are interfering with their ability to have intimacy with their partner.

Katherine Williams, M.D.

104 Innwood Dr. | Covington, LA 70433 | 985.871.0707 | siwsh.com

LOSE UP TO

13

7

LBS & INCHES overall in your first month!

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670

www.EatSensibleMeals.com

Ingrid Rinck, CEO

024

EDGE February | March 2019

visit us on Social Media @SensibleMeals

R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E 2 0 1 9

A W A R D S


Your Everyday Getaway

R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E 2 0 1 9

A W A R D S

Thank You

for making Stone Creek Club & Spa the EDGE of the Lake Readers’ Choice Award winner for both Day Spa and Tennis! Come experience Stone Creek today!

Discover the Stone Creek Difference

1 2 0 1 O c h s n e r B o u l eva r d , C ov i n g t o n , L A • 9 8 5 . 8 0 1 . 7 1 0 0 • S t o n e C r e e k C l u b A n d S pa . c om

Voted Favorite Cosmetic Surgeon

Benjamin J. Boudreaux, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon 3401 East Causeway Approach | P: 985 237 6050 | www.drboudreaux.com

EDGE February | March 2019

025


Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

BURGER Times Grill 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville / 985.626.1161 1827 Front St., Slidell / 985.639.3335 timesgrill.com

COFFEE Abita Roasting Co. 504 Water St. Madisonville / 985.246.3362 1011 Village Walk Covington / 985.246.3345 abitaroasting.com

PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

INSURANCE AGENT Melissa Penzato : Allstate Insurance 330 Falconer Dr., Covington, La. 985-875-7707 melissapenzato@allstate.com

WINE Acquistapace’s 125 E. 21st Ave, Covington 631 N Causeway Blvd., Mandeville 985.893.0593 / 985.951.2501

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Mortgage Lender Christina Rusca/Assurance Financial 1423 West Causeway Approach Mandeville 985.264.7623 crusca@lendtheway.com

026

EDGE February | March 2019

TWEEN STORE Blossom Girl 1281 N. Causeway Blvd. # 3, Mandeville 985.626.6280

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE


PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

SWIMWEAR Bora Bora 2 Saint Ann Dr., Mandeville 985.951.8454

LINGERIE STORE Bra Genie 6021 Pinnacle Pkwy, Covington, LA 70433 985.951.8638 thebragenie.com

PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

PHARMACY Braswell Drugs 1107 S. Tyler St., Covington, La. 985.892.0818

PET BOARDING/PET GROOMING Camp Bow Wow 14279 Hwy. 1085, Covington, La. 985.892.9364 campbowwow.com/covington

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

SENIOR LIVING Christwood 100 Christwood Blvd. Covington 985.898.0515 Christwoodrc.com

FURNITURE Doerr Furniture 1645 N. Highway 190 #600, Covington 985.900.2425 Doerrfurniture.com

027

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


Pizza

CPA

Po-Boy

Financial Advisor

MeriboPROOF SHEET

Ponchartrain Po-boy

that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we Romantic y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Nuvolaris

Mortgage Lender

Morton’s Seafood Restuarant& Bar

Service Oxlot 9

Smoothies

PROOF SHEET

Just Chillin’ Too

Soup Lola

that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email. Steak

Personal Trainer Tristan Martin

Photographer Abby Sands

Real Estate Agent Megan Helwick

Teacher/School Sharon Bennett

Travel Agent

Sushi A

MEDICAL PEEPS

ĸe English Tea Room

Thai

Sawasdee ĸai Cuisine

Vietnamese Pho V&V

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670

PEEPS

Anti-Aging Specialist Paradise on Columbia

Cardiologist

Frank Arena, M.D.

Chiropractor

Scott Oliphan D.C.

Cosmetic Surgeon

Ben Boudreaux, M.D.

Anti Aging Specialist

Dermatologist

Artist

Dentist

Attorney

Internist

Paradise on Columbia

Marianne Angeli Rodriguez Andrea Potter

Builder

Centanni Construction

Chef/Restaurant Pat Gallagher

High School Coach Robby Fritscher

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670 | March 2019

Christina Rusca

Kristen Blackburn Cupcake Castle Travel

Tea

EDGE February

Amanda Miranda

Keith Young’s Steak House

Koi’s Japanese Restaurant

028

Melissa Penzato

Seafood

Snowballs

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION Heritage Bank 205 N. Columbia St., Covington 985.892.4565 heritagebank.org

Insurance Agent Massage Therapist

Blent Juice Bar

HOME DECOR Greige Home Interiors 2033 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, La. 985.875.7576 greigehome.com

Jerrold Robalais

Salad

CoThee Rani

CPA Garrety & Associates 1795 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 202, Mandeville 985.629.4661 garretycpa.com

Bryon Garrety

Erik Soine, M.D.

Michael Von Gruben, D.D.S. Anita Kanagala, M.D. / Brandon Simon- Davis M.D.

OB/GYN

Katherine Williams, M.D.

Oncologist

Jay Saux, M.D.

Optometrist

Katie Wonch, O.D.


PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

MENS SHOES Joe’s Shoe Store 1814 N. Causeway Blvd., #4, Mandeville 985.626.5633 joesfamilyshoes.com

YOGA STUDIO Just Breathe Yoga 339 Girod St. Mandeville 985.264.0200 justbreatheyogamandeville.org

PROOF SHEET

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

MARGARITAS/MEXICAN FOOD La Carreta Restaurant 1200 W. Causeway App. Mandeville 985.624.2990 812 Hwy. 190 Covington 985.400.5202 carretarestaurant.com

ITALIAN Leonardo’s Trattoria & Pizzeria 2625 Florida Street, Mandeville 985.778.2550

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

ANTIQUES Mae Antiques 420 Girod St. Mandeville 985.373.1857 Maeantiques.com

PIZZA Meribo 326 Lee Lane, Covington 985.302.5533 meribopizza.com

029

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

BAR FOOD Mugshots Grill & Bar 300 Riverlands Blvd., Covington, La. 985.893.2422 mugshotsgrillandbar.com

KING CAKE/BAKERY Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery 2033 N. Hwy. 190 Suite 5, Covington 22022 Marshall Rd., Mandeville 985.893.1488 / 985.898.2444 / nonnarandazzos.com

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run a receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

BRIDAL Olivier Couture Bridal Boutique 1901 Hwy 190 Suite 24, Mandeville 985.674.6994 oliviercouture.com

ANTI-AGING SPECIALISTS Paradise On Columbia Med Spa 200 N. Columbia St., Covington, La. 985.892.8876 paradiseoncolumbia.com

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

ART GALLERY Saladino Gallery 409 E. Boston St. # 100, Covington, La. 504.236.8827 saladinogallery.com

030

GIFTS Southern Avenue 70488 Hwy. 21, Covington, La. 985.871.1466 shopsouthernavenue.com

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


Orthodontist

Karate Studio

Orthopedist

Place to Run/Walk

Amy Sawyer, D.M.D Reiss Plauche, M.D.

Pediatrician

Josh LeBlanc, M.D.

Mike Storms Karate Mandeville Lake Front

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Public Park receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Bogue Falaya Park

Physical Therapist Dynamic Physical ĸerapy

Swim Club

Veterinarian

Tennis Courts

Liza Ledet D.V.M.

ALL THINGS ARTY Art Classes ScART

Art Gallery

Saladino Gallery

Author

Erica Spindler

Band

4 Unplugged

Charity Event You Night

Music Venue

Columbia Street Tap Room

Parade Eve

Festival

ĸree Rivers Art Festival

Theatre Group

30 by Ninety ĸeatre

SPORTS AND LEISURE Bed and Breakfast

Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast

Fitness Studio

FINS at Franco’s Stone Creek Health Club & Spa

Tourist Attraction Bayou Adventures

Yoga

Just Breathe Yoga

NIGHTLIFE Bar

Columbia Street Tap Room

Bartender

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Chris Walker / Lola receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Daiquiri

New Orleans Original Daiquiris

Happy Hour

Del Porto Ristorante

Live Music Venue

Columbia Street Tap Room

Margarita

La Carreta’ N’Tini’s

Place to go Dancing

Columbia Street Tap Room

Sports Bar Walk On’s

SHOPPING

Golf Course

Mea Antiques

Antiques Bakery

Franco’s Health Club & Spa

Nonna Randazzo’s Italian Bakery

Indoor Sports Facility

Bargain Shopping

Health Club

Mandeville Sports Complex

HOME HEALTH St. Tammany Hospital Home Health 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington, La. 985.898.4414 stph.org/homehealthhospice

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Martini

Orangetheory Fitness

Money Hill

HOSPITAL St. Tammany Parish Hospital 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington, La. 985.898.4000 stph.org

Giggling Gator

HOSPICE St. Tammany Hospital Hospice 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington, La. 985.871.5976 stph.org/homehealthhospice

031

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


Thanks for voting us Best Men’s Clothier! MANDEVILLE: The Village at Pelican Point • 2735 Hwy. 190 • 985-624-4067 METAIRIE: 3320 N. Causeway Blvd. • 504-620-BANK NEW ORLEANS: 230 Carondelet St. • 504-528-9491


Our creative stylists and warm staff invite you to visit our beauty haven.

PROOF SHEET

hat will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This willwill runrun as in is the unless we Attached is a proof of your adad that December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad w (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changesreceive or approve via email. changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Nationally Recognized | Award-Winning

Voted Reader’s Choice Hair Salon in EDGE of the Lake Magazine

Established in 2001, Kent Jacob Salon is a creative hair studio in the heart of Franco’s Athletic Club. It is a place where you can truly relax and be pampered. Sip organic teas or mimosas while our talented stylists create custom haircuts and hair color that are designed for you on every visit.

Come in and enjoy a complimentary conditioning treatment with any service!

Compassionate Care in the

Heart of Old Mandeville

985.845.8011

|

kentjacob.com

Louisiana’s B&B of the Year!

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670

Book your getaway at

Little Hospital. Big Heart.

BlueHeronMandevilleLA.com

R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E

A W A R D S

2 0 1 9

Liza Ledet, DVM 419 Girod Street Mandeville, LA 70448

985.377.0800 office mandevilleah.com EDGE February | March 2019

033


PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

PRINTER Speedway Printing 2575 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville 985.626.0032 speedwayprinting.net

ICE CREAM Sweet Rolls 2033 N Highway 190, STE. 1, Covington 985.234.9776 mysweetrolls.com

PROOF SHEET

that will run in the December/January issue Attached of EDGE of is athe proof Lakeofmagazine. your ad that Thiswill adrun willinrun theasDecember/January is unless we issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru y (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes receive changes or approve by Wednesday via email. (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

KID FRIENDLY The Shack 1204 West 21st Ave., Covington, La 985.888.6288 theshackcovington.com

TIRES Tire World Car Care Center 1806 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville 985.626.8538 Tireworldccc.com

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

SPORTS BAR Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar 69796 Stirling Blvd., Covington, La. 985.900.2234 walk-ons.com

034

THEATRE GROUP 30 By Ninety Theatre 880 Lafayette St. Mandeville 844.843.3090 30byninety.com

E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


Bridal Boutique

Olivia Couture Bridal Boutique

Car Dealership

Bill Hood Chevrolet

Children’s Clothing Olive Patch

Garden Center Garden Spot

Gifts

Southern Avenue

Florist

ĸe Lemon Tree

Furniture

Doerr Furniture

Hardware Store Mandeville Ace

Health Food

Sensible Meals

Home Décor

Greige Home Interiors

Wine

Acquistapace’s

Woman’s Boutique

Columbia Street Mercantile

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

SERVICES Acting School Creating U

Air Conditioning Service and Repair Burkhardt Air Conditioning

Architect Firm

Greenleaf Lawson Architects

Car Wash

Blue Harbor

Contractor

Centanni Construction

Cooking Classes

Bella Cucina Kitchens

Dance Studio Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Northshore Academy of Dance receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email. Day Spa

Jewelry

Jose Balli Jewelry

Stone Creek Health Club & Spa

Lingerie Store

Dry Cleaner

Bra Genie

Heberts Cleaners

Meat

Elementary School (Private) Cedarwood School

Pharmacy

Elementary School (Public) Mandeville

Saia’s Super Meat Market Braswell’s

Men’s Clothing Jos. A. Banks

Sporting Goods

Massey’s Outffjtters

Sunglasses Ban Soleil

Supermarket

Rouses Market

Teen Boutique Cameo

Tires

Tire World

T’ween Boutique Blossom Girl

PHOTOGRAPHER Abby Sands By Appt. Only 985.807.3835 abbyphoto.com

REAL ESTATE AGENT Megan Helwick/Keller Williams 1522 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville 504.453.4655 meganhelwick.com

Elementary EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE

Financial Institution Heritage Bank

Hair Removal Wax’d

Hair Salon Kent Jacob

High School (Private) St Paul’s School

High School (Public)

Mandeville High School

Home Health

St Tammany Parish

Hospice

St. Tammany Parish

SERVICE Ox Lot 9 428 E. Boston Street., Covington, La. 985.400.5663 oxlot9.com

035

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


PROOF SHEET

hat will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

• A clean, comfortable waiting area • Free Wi-Fi • Complimentary beverages • Access to our free shuttle service • Our courtesy inspection to ensure the health of your car • Our 3-year/36,000-mile Nice Difference Warranty 4376 Highway 22 | Mandeville, LA

036

EDGE February | March 2019

Jeff and Crista Madison owners, with Family | 985.951.2346


Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

URGENT CARE Rapid Urgent Care 218 E. Boston St. Covington / 985.875.0077 1111 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 2 Mandeville 985.674.4464 / Rapidurgentcare.com Hospital

Pet Grooming

Kids’ Party Venue

Preschool

St. Tammany Parish Culinary Kids

Landscape

Smoketree Landscape

Mani Pedi Spa Bella Nails

Mechanic Shop

Christian Brothers Automotive

Mortgage Lender Christina Rusca

Music School Louisiana

Academy of Performing Arts

MEAT’S Saia’s Super Meat Market 2225 Florida St. Mandeville, La. 985.626.9724

Camp Bow Wow Planet Kids Academy

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will ru Printer/Copier Service receive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes or approve via email.

Speedway Printing & Copy Center

Radio Station Lake 94.7

Real Estate Company

Keller Williams

Senior Living Facility Christwood Retirement Community

TEA The English Tea Room 734 E. Rutland St., Covington, La. 985.898.3988 englishtearoom.com

Camps E LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 •Summer COVINGTON, EDGE LA OF70433 THE LAKE • PHONE • 69170 985HWY 733 4670 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE Out Patient Surgery Center Ochsner Outpatient

Surgery Center

Pet Boarding

Camp Bow Wow

Franco’s Health Club & Spa

Urgent Care

Rapid Urgent Care

Wedding Venue Maison Laffjtte

For Readers’ Choice Awards in Tangipahoa go to tangilifestyles.com

ATTORNEY The Law Office Of Andrea Erwin Potter 1795 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 201, Mandeville 985.778.2450 erwinpotterlaw.com

037

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE | EDGE February

March 2019


PROOF SHEET

r

Attached is a proof of your ad that will run in the December/January issue of EDGE of the Lake magazine. This ad will run as is unless we NEW HOMES THE eceive changes by Wednesday (1.14.2019) at 5:00 PM. Please make any changes FRO or Mapprove via email.

250’S

DECORATED MODEL HOME – 65205 MAGNOLIA RIDGE LOOP PEARL RIVER, LA 70452

985.639.1958 | SUNRISEHOMES.COM

ZERO COPAY FLU SHOTS ON INSURANCE

Gifts for Any Occasion

Immunizations / Vaccinations walk-ins welcome

FREE DELIVERY!

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHO

NOW SERVING ALL OF ST TAMMANY PARISH. Call Us To Switch! We Do All the Work!

3044 Gause Blvd. E. Slidell, LA 70461 Introducing our medication dose cards for healthier patient outcomes. (No additional charge)

038

EDGE February | March 2019

985.288.5899 Mon. - Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. 9am-2pm / Sun. closed

“Celebrating Our Second Year In a Row as East St. Tammany’s Favorite Pharmacy. Thank You Edge Of The Lake Readers! “


AVAILABLE AT MAGNOLIABENDPRESS.COM

Mardi Gras Ball February 25th 5-7pm Tickets Available

98 5. 64 1. 28 27 azaleaestates.com 35 4 R o b e r t B l v d . , S l i d ell

“Thank you so much for voting us the best Senior Living Community in East St. Tammany Parish!”

Public Valentine Bingo February 14th at 2:30pm RSVP

“ĸank you for reading my work and voting me Readers' Choice Best Author in East St. Tammany Parish!”

TRY OUR

SAME DAY DELIVERY

EDGE OF THE LAKE • 985 69170 LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 733HWY 4670190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHON

ORDER ONLINE AT WWW.ROUSES.COM

YOU ORDER. WE SHOP. WE DELIVER. THANK YOU FOR VOTING ROUSES MARKETS YOUR FAVORITE GROCERY STORE! EDGE February | March 2019

039


RESTAURANTS

Photographer

Swim Club

Dragon Palace

Real Estate Agent

Tourist Attraction

Tattoo Artist Troy Carney

Museum

Asian

Bar Food

Time Out Bar & Grill

Barbecue

Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill

Brunch

Yoyo’s Mexican Restaurant

Burger

ĸe House

Coffee Shop Golden Pear

Italian

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

Po-Boy

Coach’s Po-boys

WASHINGTON

Salad

040

ĸe House

Seafood

House of Seafood Market

Snowball

Sunshine Snowballs

Soup

Golden Pear

Sushi

Yamato’s Steak House

PEOPLE Artist

Summer Stewart

Attorney

William Arata

Builder

Tommy Wascom

High School Coach Michael Cummings

CPA

Walter Buddy Adams

Insurance Agent Chris Workman

Personal Trainer Brandi Burdete

EDGE February | March 2019

Bert Burr

Heather Bush Seal

MEDICAL PEEPS Dentist

Mitou Lemarie, D.D.S

Internist

Steven Ogden, M.D.

OB/GYN

Maria Buenafftor, M.D.

Optometrist

Marc Hautot, O.D.

Pediatrician

Raghubir Mangat, M.D.

Physical Therapist Jay Schultz, M.P.T

Veterinarian

ĸe Animal Place

ALL THINGS ARTY Art Classes

Summer Stewart

Parade

Fair Parade

Festival

Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival

Theatre Group

Franklinton Community ĸeater

SPORTS AND LEISURE Fitness Studio

HL Brownstone Fitness

Golf Course

Bogalusa Country Club

Place to Run/Walk Cassidy Park

Public Park Cassidy Park

Bogalusa YMCA ĸe Pioneer

ĸe Museum of Native American Culture

NIGHTLIFE Bar

Yoyo’s Bar & Grill

Daiquiri

Union Square great Room

Happy Hour

Bogalusa Country Club

Margarita

Maria’s Mexican

Sports Bar

Time Out Bar & Grill

SHOPPING Antique

Esma’s Antiques

Bakery

Cinnamon Tree

Bargain Shopping Angel’s Attic

Car Dealership

Larry Pack’s Best Buy Autoplex

Children’s Clothing Little Feet Boutique

Garden Center Garden Spot

Gifts

Fancy Fig Boutique

Florist

Floral Connection

Furniture

Carney’s Furniture & Appliances

Hardware Store

Barber’s Hardware & Repair

Jewelry

Tyler Ross


Meat

Travis’s Grocery & Market

Pharmacy

Neilsen’s Pharmacy

Supermarket

Main Street Grocery

Tires

Magic City Tires & Services

Teen Boutique Silverleaf

Wine

ĸe Pumping Station

Woman’s Boutique Wild Blu Boutique

SERVICES

Air Conditioning Service and Repair Carney’s Furniture & Appliances

Dance Studio

Southern Sass Dance Company

Dry Cleaner

Bogalusa Cleaners & Laundry

Elementary School (Private) Annunciation Catholic School

Financial Institution Lee Finance

Hair Salon Salon 16

High School (Public) Bogalusa High School

Hospital

Our Lady of the Angels

Summer Camps Believe

Wedding Venue

ĸe Louisiana Castle

Mani Pedi Spa Magic Nails

Pet Grooming

Bella’s Paws Spa

Printer/Copier Service Delta Printing

Radio Station

Highway 104.7

Real Estate

GAR Real Estate

R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E

A W A R D S

2 0 1 9

voted

Favorite

Private High School

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.

EDGE February | March 2019

041


CALL OF


STORY LIZ GENEST SMITH PHOTOS JIM HART

THE WILD THE ART & ALTRUISM OF AE LONDON


PHOTO JERRY COTRELL

B

ehold, the tortured artist. This phenomenon has long been the subject of articles, essays, studies, and literature course curricula, not to mention the objective of many young creative types who find the concept both romantic and essential for establishing street cred. But, while understanding the psychological struggles that plagued and inspired masters like Van Gogh, Plath, and Beethoven can offer deeper insight into their genius… must great art always come from a place of torment? Must one suffer for one’s art? The answer, of course, is no. And you don’t have to look any further than local artist Anne E. London for definitive proof. Quite the contrary, her art comes from a benevolent place. It has led to a dizzying array of altruistic endeavors that benefit both man and beast, and it truly seems to feed her soul. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Anne at her home in the historic Lewisburg district of Mandeville, where our casual meeting magically melted into almost four hours of delightful conversation, laughter, tears, dogs, and, oh yeah – art. So, who exactly is Anne E. London? Whatever you do, don’t pigeonhole her. While her body of work is undeniably dominated by images of African wildlife, she rejects simplicist labels. “I don’t like being called a wildlife artist,” she plainly admits. “It’s very isolating. I think of my art as furry nudes,” she said, only half-jokingly. “The spirit of the animal colors the piece. It influences how I pose them.” Anne, the daughter of English and Latvian immigrants, grew

up in southern California, where she developed a love of art and animals at an early age. She has earned plenty of awards, and her work has been exhibited in the public and private collections of an impressive assortment of celebrities, dignitaries and institutions. But, something more striking emerged while talking with her -the preponderance of curiously serendipitous events that have contributed to her life’s trajectory. Some people believe that coincidence and good fortune are just random occurrences, while others choose a more cosmic interpretation. Anne had no idea which way I leaned, so early in my visit, when she referred to her grandfather as “a mystic and healer,” she carefully measured my response. Having Eastern European gypsy blood myself, I completely embrace this concept, so she freely continued. “I was barely walking when I first started with art. My grandfather saw me with my pencils and crayons, and told my parents, ‘This is what she’s going to do with her life. Support her in this, and she’ll support you.’ And that all came true.” Incidentally, when she sold her first painting at the tender age of 15, her patron’s name was Fred Smith, which was also the name of her grandfather, who had died the week before. Trippy, right? Fast-forward a few years to art school, where she experienced one of her most significant, seemingly “lucky” breaks. She stunned herself by scoring a job as a storyboard designer for a dog food commercial – a job she didn’t even want – which dovetailed right into her next, highly unusual and fortuitous assignment. “I drove out to the dessert and rolled up to a 15-foot tall fence topped with razor wire,” Anne explained. “I heard loud roaring, and my incessant buzzing at the gate made the lions go crazier. Finally, a mini peep window in the gate opened up, and there appeared Tippi Hedren’s face.” Y’know, the legendary star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, mother of Melanie Griffin, and founder of the Shambala Preserve wildlife sanctuary. Tippi told Anne to hold out her arms, handed her two lion cubs, and said she was going to help her feed them – and so began the next chapter of Anne’s life. Considering she originally wanted to pursue a career in zoology, she saw this as a gift from the universe. “(Tippi) eventually fired me from that job, and told me my new job was to draw these animals. There were no women wildlife artists at the time, so it was a big deal.” I’ve interviewed countless artists from every imaginable medium over the years, and while they often sing the praises of a teacher or parent for encouraging them, I was struck by how Anne constantly gives credit to other people and circumstances beyond her control for her success.


She credits her beloved mentor and art school professor, Saul Bernstein, with helping her to develop her talent and to get the job that led her to Tippi Hedren. She credits Tippi Hedren with nudging her away from commercial art and into the wildlife genre. She cites being the child of immigrants for having an artist’s drive and perspective. And when I mentioned how enviable it is to find one’s calling at such a young age, she wondered aloud, “Do you find or arrive at your calling?”

Whether she found it, or it found her, she finally answered that call of the wild. And the rest, as they say, is history. Except there’s more. Decades later, Anne was firmly entrenched in her career as an artist and was minding her own business on a drawing trip to Zanzibar. Along came a stranger, who was on his way to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. They chatted a bit, exchanged cards, and went their separate ways.


A year later, when she was invited to show her work at Jazz Fest, she recalled meeting that stranger from New Orleans, found his card, and called him. It was his birthday; they talked for three hours, and three years later, they were married. Anne’s husband and partner, Jim Hart, grew up in Lakeview neighborhood in New Orleans. He was scuba diving in Lake Pontchartrain at 12, ran a boat salvage business at 16 and wound up becoming a photographer and oceanographer, working for Audubon’s Aquarium of the Americas, and leading treasure hunting and diving expeditions all over the world. “My transition from marine to wildlife conservation was a natural one,” Jim said, as he introduced himself and joined in on our conversation. “When I met Anne, I was ready for something different – it was a natural progression.” Their two trajectories appear to have merged fairly seamlessly, and today, they’re a force to be reckoned with. Anne and Jim travel the globe together to create portraits and programs designed to draw attention to and protect endangered and threatened wildlife. They work alongside existing organizations and initiatives, but they’ve launched their own, as well. Much of their focus these days is on Arts for Animals, their outreach program in Africa for indigenous children.

Arts For Animals 985.231.7131 seascience@aol.com aelondonstudio.com/ArtsForAnimals

046

EDGE February | March 2019

In addition to art instruction, they’ve begun to address some of the other needs that constantly arise during their visits. They feed children, introduce them to career paths they had no idea existed (As Anne explained, “Many don’t realize they don’t have to become farmers, tourism workers, or heaven forbid, poachers.”) and show them the natural wonders of their homelands, which are usually reserved for tourists. And the students have to sign contracts, promising to protect wildlife. They both beamed with absolute pride over the fact that (a) two young ladies who participated in the program are now going to wildlife ranger school, and (b) they’ve managed to get some of the art created by kids who live in mud huts displayed at high profile shows, alongside that of celebrities, like Judi Dench. They shared countless emotional stories about people from all walks of life who’ve told them they’ve been inspired by their work. But, it’s the ones that pertained to Anne’s signature majestic lion portrait, called “Old Soul,” that brought us all to tears. In one case, a trophy hunter excitedly recognized similarities in the painting and the gorgeous lion he once tracked and held in the sights of his gun, but – thankfully – couldn’t bring himself to kill. He was now able to possess it without needlessly destroying it. In another case, a mother, who was near the end of her rope as


LETTER FROM THE MAYOR

she struggled to care for a severely autistic child, connected with the painting on a spiritual level. She told Anne and Jim that it inspired her to find the courage to go on. After chatting away at their kitchen counter for over three hours, I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to explore their incredible house. Packed with art, artifacts, and three lovable rescue dogs, Anne refers to their uber cool, renovated 1970s split-level home as a Balinese-African lodge. This theme is certainly punctuated by an abundance of lush tropical plants both inside and on their back patio/soaring arboretum, which also features a stone grotto and hot tub, repurposed and upcycled accents, and a delightfully rustic dining room table, where they enjoy most of their meals. The house manages to be exotic, yet accessible, and there’s so much to take in, your eye doesn’t know where to settle. In other words, it is the perfect embodiment of its inhabitants. Beyond the aesthetic appeal, it also serves as base camp for their many endeavors, so there’s a large office for business affairs, and of course, a large art studio. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until our final 20 minutes, while we toured Anne’s studio, that we specifically discussed her art. She showed me animal skulls that she uses for reference, work in various stages of completion, empty canvases she purposely leaves out for self-motivation and her gorgeous leather-bound sketch pad, full of notes, journaling and drawings that looked a bit like Toulouse Lautrec had gone on safari. Anne aptly described her style as, “Technique with an infusion of empathy. It’s not just anatomically correct. I layer an interpretative aspect over the anatomy. I use a transparent acrylic because I want the loose drawing to remain part of the story.” In other words, she strives for both literal and figurative dimension. Just as you might study Edvard Munch’s battle with hallucinations and depression to understand his famous piece, The Scream, delving into Anne’s history and heart informs the way you see her creations. But, instead of exorcising the demons of a tortured artist, she’s channeling her love for her subjects and her desire to celebrate and protect them.

The City is proud to launch our newest endeavor, the Mandeville Historic Walking Tour. We are currently in Phase I. This is how it works: To do a virtual tour and get an idea of the project go to our website at www.cityofmandeville. com and click on “About Us” where you will find “Historical Places of Interest” in the sidebar. Click there and a map will appear with approximately 20 locations that correspond to a number on the map. Click on either the title or the number on the map and you will find a picture and history of the site. For the Historic Walking Tour, obtain a map from City Hall, the Mandeville Trailhead or the Lang House and go directly to the location, where you will find a marker in the form of a QR code. Scan that on your phone and the same information appears. All 20 locations have these markers on site. Phase II will include videos and voice recordings added to the history as we continue to accurately research our city’s past. And finally, in the near future we will complete Phase III which will involve a total makeover of our Mandeville Trailhead Museum and incorporate this data. I sincerely hope you enjoy learning more about the cherished history of our city and its natural resources. I also want to mention that our parades are ready to roll for Mardi Gras in Mandeville. The Krewe of Eve will parade on February 22 and the Original Krewe of Orpheus on March 4. Laissez les bon temps roulé!

DONALD VILLERE City of Mandeville Mayor


A Taste of Covington

5 Days of Food, Wine, Music & Art

s et ck e Ti lin et n G O

www.aTasteofCovington.com

Vintner Dinners Grand Wine Tasting Festa del Vino Tasting Spring for Art Champagne Jazz Brunch

April 10 - 14, 2019

201

9

FREE EVENT

April 27 & 28, 2019

SATURDAY & SUNDAY • 10 AM TO 5 PM ANTIQUES | VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES & CRAFTS ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE | APPRAISALS FOOD | MUSIC & MORE Historic Downtown Covington

Covington Trailhead • 419 N. New Hampshire Street Covington, Louisiana • 985.892.1873 For more information, email antiques@covla.com

048

EDGE February | March 2019


HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY TO WASH YOUR CAR EVERYDAY?

9

$

.95

PER MONTH AND WASH YOUR CAR EVERDAY

Only for a limited time. Visit locations for details. 1342 Gause Blvd., Slidell, La • 985-639-0931 3017 Pontchartrain Dr., Slidell, La • 985-288-5009 (Car Wash Only)

EDGE February | March 2019

049


THE WALL THAT HEALS


STORY SARAH COTTRELL PHOTOS JERRY COTTRELL

In 1980, a design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was announced. By the deadline, 1,421 design entries had been submitted, making it one of the largest design competitions of its kind held in the U.S. The unanimous first prize went to a 21 year old, Maya Ying of Athens Ohio, a senior at Yale University. Her design met the criteria set by the selection jury: it fit in with the other monuments in the area, displayed all the names of the dead and missing and made no political statement about the war. The Wall was dedicated on November 13, 1982. It stands 493 feet long and is a little over 10 feet at its highest point. The Wall is made from granite that was engraved in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the years millions of people have visited The Wall in Washington D.C. On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed in nearly 600 communities throughout the nation. The traveling exhibit includes a mobile Education Center and directories so that names on The Wall can be located easily. Bringing The Wall to communities allows it to exist among families and veterans. This is especially important for veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall in a strange city. They find strength and courage to do so within their own communities, allowing the healing process to begin. The Wall That Heals is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the original design. Like The Wall in D.C., visitors to the traveling exhibit can make their own name rubbings of any of the more than 58,000 service member’s names. The names are listed by day of casualty. Beginning at the center, the names start on the right-hand side working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the lefthand side and working their way back in to the center, joining the beginning and end of the conflict at the center. Visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. was a deeply moving experience for me, so when I heard that the touring wall was going to be at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, I decided to visit. For four days in November the Memorial was open 24 hours a day (Modern LED lighting of the names provides readability day and night.), allowing thousands of visitors to pay their respects and remember those who were lost in the Vietnam War. Seeing the more than 58,000 names is moving, but when you see visitors you realize even more the impact of The Wall and what each of those names mean. Watching visitors touch the names, you can feel the profound loss and feel that each name represents the ultimate sacrifice that so many families made. Guides were on hand to help visitors find names on The Wall and many took the opportunity to make a rubbing of a name. Cliff Bergeron, a local Northshore resident, spoke of his visit to The Wall That Heals. He had come to honor his friend Michael Louis Baldini. “In high school Michael was in my homeroom (both our last names began with a B). We would sit together often as we started each day at school. Like most of our schoolmates we goofed off lots, but when he was called up for the draft I had hoped he would be safe and expected him to return home. I never got to see him before he left and unfortunately he was killed in action within 60 days of arriving in Vietnam. Seeing his name on the Memorial Wall brings a somber reminder that we owe our freedom to men like Mike who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.�

EDGE February | March 2019

051


New addition, for our new addition. Best. Year. Ever. kfcu.org | 1-888-KEESLER Slidell | Covington | Mandeville

No matter what 2019 holds for you and your family, ring it in by becoming part of ours. Whether you need to add a room, buy a bigger house or finally spring for that minivan, you’ll enjoy award-winning rates on loans and savings tools — this year, and every year. Become a member today. Stop by to learn more. Federally Insured by NCUA. Membership eligibility required. NMLS# 408911

Our office is offering 100% complimentary, zero obligation, Hearing Screenings to members of our community when you mention this ad. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, CALL 985-273-5795 Today! SERVICES • Hearing Aids • Musician Monitors • Hearing Protection • Custom Ear Plugs • Balance & Dizziness Treatment • Pediatric and Adult Audiological Evaluations Marissa Corneille, Au.D., FAAA

J.J. Martinez, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA Board Certified Audiologist

1258 Brownswitch Rd. Slidell, La. 70461 985-273-5795

052

EDGE February | March 2019

15706 Proffesional Plaza Hammond, La. 70403 985-273-5795

Most Insurances Accepted

1420 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, La. 70471 985-273-5795


CUTTING EDGE THEATER PRESENTS

Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive.

February 21-24 Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 7pm Saturday and Sunday 2pm

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

MARCH 15TH APRIL 20TH Friday & Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm

Pop music wouldn’t be the same without one of the world’s bestloved songwriter Burt Bacharach .. With Bacharach’s passionate melodies, he gave us hit after hit, including “Close to You,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” “Alfie,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” and many, many others. Performing over 20 hits of his truly timeless classics, a stunning galaxy of internationally renowned performers paid tribute to the Burt in grand style!

APRIL 26 MAY 4TH Friday & Saturday 8pm

R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E 2 0 1 9

A W A R D S

THANK YOU FOR NOMINATING US AGAIN AS THE BEST “THEATER GROUP” IN EAST ST. TAMMANY!

Summer Workshop For Frozen Jr Ages 6-17

Sign up information on our website Show will be in June

767 ROBERT BLVD. SLIDELL | 985.649.3727 | CUTTINGEDGETHEATER.COM


EXTENSIONS

STORY CAITLIN PICOU PHOTOS JOEL TREADWELL


T

wenty-year-old me had thick, luscious hair. I could style it any way I could imagine. Braids, easy. Top knot, piece of cake. Fast-forward to two kids, a lot of clogged drains and another decade of life, and my hair has become thin and flat. My options: Chop it off? I don’t have the face for a bob though. Try Monat for hair loss? With the horror stories I have read about, no thank you. So I began researching hair extensions. Turns out there are three types: clip-in, tape-in and sewn-in. And turns out EVERYONE is wearing them. Confession: I used to wear clip-ins in college to add length to my hair. I can promise you, they weren’t the best quality. You could probably tell my hair wasn’t real. But from that experience, I knew clip-ins were not the right fit. I didn’t want to have to put them in every day, so I needed something that was semi-permanent. Sewn-in extensions are pricey. Plus they take an entire day to put in. This momma of two doesn’t have time for an all day beauty session, although I wouldn’t mind it. So I landed on tape-ins. Tape-in extensions are less damaging, cheaper and quicker to apply. Once I made the decision to get tape-ins, I called my hair salon to find a trained stylist who could apply them. Having a fully trained stylist is extremely important if you want them to look natural. Turns out, Victoria Cervini at Lacey Stevens Hair Salon does them and does them extremely well. EDGE February | March 2019

055


STEP 1: Schedule a quick appointment to color match your hair. The salon will have swatches of every color possible. You also discuss how many packs of hair you would like. I went with two packs in two hair colors in order to add dimension. I am wearing ‘Sally’ and ‘MaryAnn.’ STEP 2: Place your order for the hair packs and tape through the salon. Lacey Stevens doesn’t upcharge you on the packs of hair. You pay what they pay. Each pack of hair with additional tape costs approximately $100, but you will be able to reuse it for at least a year, if not longer.

MAKEUP MAGGIE MCGOVERN HAIR VICTORIA CERVINI AT LACEY STEVENS HAIR SALON

STEP 3: Once the hair arrives (typically 2-3 days), you schedule your appointment to get them put in. The appointment takes about an hour. The stylist will wash and style your hair. Then Victoria strategically puts them in where they are hidden but thickening all the right places. She blends the packs together to keep it natural. Then she cut the extensions with your hair to blend seamlessly. And you are done! I spent 60 days with them in my hair. And I absolutely loved it. My hair was easier to style. My curls stayed longer. My ponytail was thicker. I even noticed I wore my hair down more. Needless to say, I took them out and put them right back in. It was like I was 20 again!


Common Questions Answered: - Extensions are attached with special adhesive tape that isn’t damaging. They come out with olive oil. - The entire process takes at most an hour. - Upkeep is minimal. I recommend taking them out every 4-6 weeks, and then putting them back in whenever you want them again. - Breakage is minimal to your natural hair if you take them out properly. - Wearing your hair up in a bun or high ponytail could be a thing of the past. When you put your hair up, you might see the tape. I switched to a lower ponytail, which was gorgeous because I had so much hair. - If you color or highlight your hair you can still use tape-ins. Each time you go in to get color, your stylist can take them out and put them back in. You color match your hair so the extensions will match your current hair. - Washing and styling your hair really doesn’t change. You can wash and dry your hair as usual. You just have to get used to the tape and work around it while brushing. You will adjust easily. I recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo. Ditch any deep conditioner or oil products. I made that mistake and kept using my deep conditioner, which caused my hair to get oily quicker. I just use a standard conditioner while wearing extensions, and it works perfectly. - You can absolutely swim with them too! Oil is the only thing that will loosen the adhesive. - You can take them out yourself with a spray bottle, olive oil and patience. You start by spraying each piece of tape and letting it sit for a few minutes. Then you can peel them out easily, or you can have the salon do it for a charge of $150. - If you have curly hair, you can still get extensions. The hair extensions can be styled any way you like, and they hold the curl. - You can get extensions for thickness, length and/or color. They even have ombre options! - You use the same hair bundles you purchased the first time over and over again, so you won’t need to purchase new hair bundles each time, unless you want to change the color or length. - The bundles come in different lengths. The most common is 18 inches, but your stylist will cut to your desired length to make them blend seamlessly. - When you remove them, you will feel like you have no hair. But good news, you get to put them back in!


"The clothing store that comes to you,

BECAUSE IT WAS MADE JUST FOR YOU"

LAKE • 69170 HWY 190. SUITE 1 • COVINGTON, LA 70433 • PHONE 985 733 4670

CUSTOM PORTRAITS GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 985.773.2227 joeltreadwell.com

058

EDGE February | March 2019


Luxury has Arrived on the Northshore. 2019 C 300 SEDAN Lease for as low as $429 a month.

8080 Westshore Drive Covington, LA 70433 | 985-900-1212 | MBofCovington.com

36 Month Lease Disclaimer: Available only to qualified customers at participating authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (where applicable to advertised lease) through (date). Advertised lease rate based on a gross capitalized cost of $41,896. Includes destination charge and optional Premium 1 package and Blind Spot Assist. Excludes title, taxes, registration, license fees, insurance, dealer prep, and additional options. Total monthly payments equal $15,444. Cash due at signing includes $2,999 capitalized cost reduction, $795 acquisition fee, and first month’s lease payments of $429. Total payments equal $19,238, excess wear and use plus $0.25/mile over 30,000 and $595 vehicle turn-in fee. Subject to credit approval. No security deposit required.


Legacy


of Life: The Complexity & Impact of Organ Donation STORY LIZ GENEST SMITH PHOTOS SETTOON FAMILY

If you’re anything like me, you probably have pretty limited knowledge on the subject of organ donation. I’ve always checked the box on my driver’s license, but I’m pretty sure my first introduction to the concept came courtesy of Clairee Belcher in the movie Steel Magnolias, who explained in an exaggerated drawl, “They carry those organs in beer coolers… those doctors take out their six-packs, throw in some dry ice and a heart, and get on a plane.” Colorful and amusing, but not exactly accurate. I have learned so much more about the complexity and magnitude of this incredible practice after having the privilege of recently meeting some extraordinary people who are directly involved with and affected by organ donation.

Touring LOPA The first step in opening my eyes to this topic was a visit to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency’s (LOPA) brand new headquarters in Mandeville. An independent, not-for-profit group, LOPA is Louisiana’s sole organ procurement organization, whose main objectives are to house and maintain the Louisiana Donor Registry and to recover organs and tissue for transplant. Kirsten Heintz, the Director of Communications for LOPA, was kind enough to give me a grand tour of the gorgeous, modern, state-of-the-art facility and to help me understand how it operates. The first floor houses the allocation center offices, medical staff training rooms, refrigerated units for medical supply storage, machines to flush and prep kidneys and three huge operating rooms that eventually will hold the up to seven different teams it may require to recover organs and tissue. These procedures are still taking place in hospitals, but that will soon change. The upper two floors are beautiful, open-concept administrative zones for a dizzying array of employees. In

addition to medical and surgical staff, there’s allocation staff, hospital and community education staff, family advocates, organ coordinators and a finance and quality group, just to name a few. They’re all crucial to the success of this finely tuned machine, and Kirsten kindly broke down its mechanisms into layman’s terms for me. “Hospitals call in the referrals (alerting LOPA of potential donor candidates). We check to see if the patients meet specific criteria and send staff to get information and make a plan with the hospital. If a possible donor is not in the registry, we ask their next of kin for consent. Organs are then matched to recipients and an O.R. time is set.” I knew there would be a lot of clinical and administrative aspects to wrap my head around, but I wasn’t expecting to find was such an infusion of heartfelt compassion. As an overly empathetic person myself, I just assumed that people involved in such sensitive work would have to remain emotionally detached in order to function, but I was wrong. After we had seen much of the facility, Kirsten pointed out a Christmas card from a grateful recipient who now frequently volunteers for the organization. Apparently, this happens quite often. She also told me of plans to create a memory garden to honor donors that will be situated in a picturesque spot alongside the lake, which is visible through the enormous two-story wall of windows shared by much of the administrative staff. One of Kirsten’s most surprising revelations was that the surgical staff often performs final ceremonies – such as the reading of poetry, saying of prayers or even playing music – on behalf of the families as the machines are shut down just before organ recovery begins. The families have already said their goodbyes, but they get comfort from knowing that their loved ones are treated with respect and reverence in their final moments.

EDGE February | March 2019

061


Meeting a Donor Family As exceptional and eye-opening as the tour was, I was still faced with the daunting task of interviewing a donor family. Did I mention I’m overly empathetic? I’ve interviewed all manner of big-wigs and celebrities, but this had me quaking in my boots a bit. Will they find me intrusive? How do I remain sensitive to their pain, while asking them to talk about such a painful subject? Will my questions reduce them – and/or me – to tears? But within seconds of speaking with Lester Settoon of Ponchatoula and Cathy Robinson of Livingston – the gracious and big-hearted parents of an organ donor – they each put me at ease. By all accounts, Justin Settoon, the youngest of five boys, was a good-natured guy with an easy smile and a sunny outlook on life. Well-liked by all, he loved baseball, making people laugh and being creative. His dad, Lester, described him as, “an artist who loved building stuff. His work was out of the ordinary, crazy stuff. He worked for a contractor rebuilding homes and took wood from remodeling projects and turned it into art that he gave to the homeowners.” Of his childhood, his mom, Kathy, fondly recalled, “Justin was what I consider to be a mama’s baby. He always had to stay up under me. When he was in kindergarten, we lived across from the school. At recess, he would hold onto the fence and call out to me, so I couldn’t go outside!” Sadly, it was very near that exact spot where the 29-year-old – on his way to pick up a few groceries for his girlfriend, who had just had her wisdom teeth removed – was in a tragic bicycle accident in August of 2017. He sustained head trauma, and his family held out hope that he’d pull through, but when it was clear that he wouldn’t, the subject of organ donation came up.

LOPA www.lopa.org 1-800-521-GIVE (4483) Making Life Happen


LETTER FROM THE MAYOR

Neither parent knew that Justin was a registered donor, but neither was surprised. “That’s the way he was,” Lester told me, matter-of-factly. “Always doing for others. He was still living with me, and he took care of me. He cooked for me and did everything.” “I thought of two things,” Kathy said, regarding her reaction to finding out Justin was an organ donor. “I thought of all the people he could help, and that a part of him would still be alive.” Justin’s family is often reminded of his incredible gifts to so many (Lester recalled being told there were about 52 tissue and organ recipients), as his niece’s mother-in-law received his corneas. In addition to getting to essentially look into his eyes on occasion, they also get frequent reports on beautiful sights that Justin “sees” with her. One of the many family services LOPA offers is helping to connect donor families and recipients through letters. This has served as a major source of pride and comfort for the family – Lester has even turned his collection into a book that he shares with friends and family. They were especially pleased to learn that an artist like Justin received a tendon from him that has allowed her to resume her creative career. They also find it gratifying that, in addition to the recipients who directly benefited from Justin’s donation, his gifts are reaching even further. Friends and family have told them that he has inspired them to become donors, too. With over 2,000 people in Louisiana currently waiting for organ transplants – and a new patient being added to the list every ten minutes – this kind of pay-it-forward effect is exactly what LOPA is hoping for. To other donor families, who currently or will someday face these difficult circumstances, Kathy offered words of wisdom, saying, “At the time, it’s so hard to lose your loved one. The emotions are overwhelming, but donating their organs, in the long run, gives you peace. At the time of the tragedy, it also serves as a distraction, and it helps with the grieving process to think of all the lives you can save. I like to think of all the Justins I have in the world now.” She was also quick to add, “I’m so happy for the recipients. I never want any of them to feel guilty for the gifts they received. Be proud, and use those gifts proudly. Justin was proud to give them.” Toward the end of our conversation, Lester admitted to me that Justin’s bedroom remains untouched. There’s even an unfinished art piece still on an easel, which seems like the perfect metaphor for this beloved young man, and all the heroic donors who embody LOPA’s core purpose to Make Life Happen. Though their lives are tragically cut short, what they leave behind is beautiful and meaningful, with rippling impact.

Greetings! This year has started with excitement in Covington! The St John Fools of Misrule kicked off Covington’s Carnival Season with their annual Twelfth Night March, which always proves to be a memorable night and the perfect intro to Mardi Gras. The Carnival Season will continue with the Krewe of Olympia Parade rolling through Historic Downtown Covington on Saturday, February 23 @ 6:00pm. I invite you to make Covington your Mardi Gras Day destination this year. “Carnival in Covington” has evolved into a family friendly day of parades and activities for all to enjoy. I look forward to seeing you enjoying this year’s festivities on Tuesday, March 5! In January, the City held a groundbreaking at the Bogue Falaya Park to celebrate the start of construction of the Bogue Falaya Shoreline Protection and Paddler’s Launch! This exciting phase of the award winning Bogue Falaya Master Plan will bring with it an updated area for both local and visiting outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the serene beauty of the park and river as well as protecting this natural gift. As the final year of my second term comes to a close, the election to fill my seat will take place on March 30th. I ask voters to please participate in this important election process. This fall, it is my intention to seek a higher elected office to continue to serve the citizens of our great community. As always, it is my honor to serve as your mayor.

MIKE COOPER City of Covington Mayor


Grand Return

A


STORY ELAINE MILLERS PHOTOS PAUL CHAUVIN

As we arrived at the gates of The Grand Hotel near Fairhope Alabama, I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic, having spent many vacations at the resort as a child. We pulled up to the familiar gates and gave our name to the guard; he allowed us to pass through to the main entrance. Driving along the drive past the majestic live oak trees we are met at the main entrance and personally welcomed back to the resort. Southern hospitality at its best. This was my first visit since the three-year, multi-milliondollar renovation. The resort first opened in 1847 as a two-story building with 40 rooms. During the Civil War portions of the hotel were used as a confederate hospital. The hotel honors its history with a daily patriotic military salute and cannon firing at 4 o’clock p.m. every day followed by afternoon tea. The resort sits on 550 acres and now features 405 rooms housed in three buildings all surrounded by lush landscapes, bike paths and majestic oaks. The Grand features two Robert Trent Jones golf courses, seven restaurants and lounges, tennis, beach, marina, 20,000 square foot spa, fishing pier, indoor zero entry family pool with a waterfall and slide and an adult pool surrounded by cabanas that are available for daily rentals. After checking in we settled into our corner suite in the Spa Building. With three buildings everyone has a favorite. We like to switch up and enjoy the main building during the winter months because it allows us to be close to the restaurants and main lobby where a large fireplace warms in the winter, surrounded by comfy

sofas perfect for relaxing with a good book. We opted for the Spa Building on this visit with its close proximity to the pool area and overlook of the marina. We settled into our oversized room and decided to go explore the pool area. Since we were travelling without children we chose the adult pool. The cabanas are perfectly situated around the pool area for easy access to the pool and are equipped with fridges, fans and a television for those times when you just have to catch a game. We settled into one of the cabanas and enjoyed a plate of fresh fruit and cold waters. I had found my happy place and was content to spend the rest of the day relaxing and reading. We took a break and went for a light lunch at the Saltwater Grill where we enjoyed crab and avocado toast served with red chili vinaigrette, mint roasted peanuts and garden radish. It was a perfect little bite of deliciousness. I returned to my book while my husband, who can only sit for so long, headed to the beach on the bay to take a paddleboard out on the water. We decided to dine in the hotel on our first evening and booked a table at the newly renovated Southern Roots. This chefinspired farm to table fare restaurant uses locally sourced seasonal products to produce southern style dishes. Some of the produce is grown in the hotel’s own kitchen gardens. The restaurant is situated in the main building and overlooks the lawn area and bay. Many families were enjoying themselves out on the lawn, sitting in the many seating areas while children played games of horse shoes and putt-putt golf. The restaurant is stylish and comfortable,

EDGE February | March 2019

065


and the wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. They were happy to recommend dishes for us to try. We enjoyed a beautiful meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Gregory Baker beginning with the goat cheese and beet salad, followed by fresh local gulf trigger and finished off with poached pear and homemade vanilla ice cream, all perfectly complemented by a wine from their extensive menu. After dining we walked over to Bucky’s Bar to listen to some live music and enjoy a nightcap. Golf carts are available to take guests back to their buildings, but we opted to enjoy the walk on the well-lit path back to our room. There is so much to do at the resort for people of all ages that it is hard to leave, but we decided to spend the next day visiting the quaint shops in Fairhope. We’ll be back for the weekend of March 15-17 for the 2019 Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival.

1 Grand Blvd. Point Clear, AL 251.928.9201 Grand1847.com

066

EDGE February | March 2019


THE CITY OF SLIDELL’S

CONCERT SERIES IN HERITAGE PARK

Sunday, March 17

Sunday, March 31

St. Patrick's Day Concert

Party in the Park!

Witness

Redline

Sunday, April 14

Sgt. Peppers Beatles Tribute Band

Heritage Park • Free Admission • MySlidell.com The City of Slidell and the Commission on the Arts extend a thank you to our 2019 Cultural Season Sponsors who help make the city’s cultural events possible for our citizens.

Renaissance • $5,000 Sponsors:

Baroque • $2,500 Sponsor: CLECO Power, LLC Jazz on the Bayou/Ronnie Kole Foundation • The Slidell Independent

Neoclassical • $1,000 Sponsors: Councilman Bill & Laura Borchert • Lori Gomez Art Holiday Inn & Suites, Slidell • Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien • Purple Armadillo Again Impressionism • $500 Sponsors: Dr. Nathan Brown, Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery Chateau Bleu • CiCi’s Pizza • Mayor Greg Cromer • Flatliners Entertainment Old School Eats Food Truck • Olde Towne Slidell Main Street • Olde Towne Print Shop Pontchartrain Investment Management • Roberta’s Cleaners • Sabrina Eats Sweets Silver Slipper Casino • Slidell Historical Antique Association • Terry Lynn’s Cafe & Creative Catering Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.


Avit “Frere” Gremillion, MD Board Certified, Retina Specialist

Dr. Gremillion has the most advanced equipment and uses the most advanced treatment options available. Dr. Gremillion specializes in: MACULAR DEGENERATION DIABETIC EYE CARE FLOATERS RETINAL DETACHMENT EYE TRAUMA ALL procedures and surgery performed locally on the Northshore! CALL TODAY for an appointment

985.867.9100

67186 Industry Lane, Suite A Covington, LA 70433


DOLLS FULL OF MISCHIEF STORY SARAH HERNDON PHOTOS CONNIE BORN

It

was almost on a lark when Connie Born conceived of her first mischief doll in 1997 – she was looking for something original to sell in her Riverwalk store in New Orleans. “I was really tired of seeing voodoo dolls and porcelain-faced dolls and there was nothing in-between that was reflective of the people and culture of Louisiana,” Connie says. So when she couldn’t find it in the marketplace, Connie turned her frustration into art and the first mischief doll was born. Her first attempt was a light-hearted Mardi Gras figure with a large “throw me something mister” mouth made of buttons. Her dolls have evolved into varying themes, but all have the similar signature mouth which has become her unique trademark. Originally from Nebraska, Connie moved to New Orleans 40 years ago as a sales and marketing manager for a Fortune 500 company. “This is a real twist of fate for me. It was not my calling, it was not my career,” she says of her radical shift to doll-making, which has now become her passion. The dolls are made from high-end, quality textiles such as Italian or Turkish lambskin and pre-1950 kimono silk panels. She seeks out handbeaded vintage sari silks and plumes of vivid feathers with which to adorn her art. Many of her figures mirror steampunk fashion and tribal patterns. The creation of each mischief doll can take from one to seven days, but the price is based strictly on the materials used and not her time. The

collectables range in price from $55 to $2,000. While keeping her iconic button mouth on each doll, Connie turns them into anything or anyone. Just recently, she finished making Steven Tyler of Aerosmith while simultaneously creating Blanche DuBois for the Tennessee Williams Foundation. She was given a photo of Steven Tyler to replicate, but had to spend time researching the character from A Streetcar Named Desire. Connie admits that it was quite the anomaly having both dolls on her work table at the same time, both being “two purely, extremely different things.” Yet this is why she loves her craft. “These are all of the people that you would see if you go to Mardi Gras,” Connie says. “You’re going to see kilts, cavemen, ballerinas, unicorns – anything that you can imagine.” Connie has quite the celebrity following, with some of her collectors being Brad Pitt, Al Roker, Pete Fountain and Chris Owens. Her mischief dolls are in most of the Louisiana politicians’ offices and even made it into the White House during George Bush’s presidency. More recently, Connie made a doll for Cancer Crusaders called MisChief Ms. Sensational Survivor, which was auctioned off at their event. Angela Hill, a cancer survivor and local TV personality, was one of their honorees.


LETTER FROM THE MAYOR

Connie stopped making her dolls for almost ten years after Katrina completely destroyed her business. Thinking that she was done for good, Connie received some inspiration from a Heisman Trophy winner back in her home state. Feeling re-focused and energized, she began creating her dolls again in 2015, but this time without a team to help her – Connie now makes each one herself. If you want to see how it’s done, you can find Connie making her dolls in her gallery/studio inside of the Carl Mack Mardi Gras Museum in the French Quarter.

DEAR CITIZENS, I invite you and your family and friends to come experience Mardi Gras in the City of Slidell. Grab your folding chairs, ice chests and king cakes and head on out to the parade route to enjoy the many parades that roll through Slidell. Slidell Mardi Gras Schedule 2019: Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Krewe of Poseidon; Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Krewe of Slidellians and Krewe of Perseus; Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne and at 6:30 p.m. Mystic Krewe of Titans; Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. Krewe of Dionysus; and Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Krewe of Selene. Please remember that city ordinances prohibit the presence of animals along the parade route. The use of silly string, streamers, fireworks and other explosive devices are also restricted. It is important that we all work together to have a fun and safe carnival season. I am proud that many families choose to celebrate Mardi Gras here in Slidell. I ask that everyone be respectful and help us maintain a fun, family-friendly environment. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Greg Cromer City of Slidell Mayor


WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT • Charming senior living community offering residents a warm and inviting atmosphere, along with personalized care

• All apartment homes offer indoor front porches that can be decorated to a reflect a resident’s personal style

• One-story building with interior gardens

• Location is central to local amenities, medical professionals and hospitals

• Purpose-built apartment homes offering floor plans designed for seniors

CALL

985.718.5900 TODAY! OakParkVillageSL.com 2200 Gause Boulevard E. Slidell, LA 70461 ASSISTED LIVING I MEMORY CARE

Prices, plans and programs are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Owned and operated by Discovery Senior Living. Void where prohibited by law. ©2019 Discovery Senior Living. OPVS-0061 1/19

LET’S CONNECT!


My turn: by Shearn Lemoine

ABOUT SHEARN LEMOINE

In every issue, EDGE of the Lake invites a local chef or restauranteur to visit another eatery on the Northshore. Shearn Lemoine grew up in Folsom and began his career in the restaurant business at the age of fourteen, washing dishes and clearing tables for Pat Gallagher at the Winner’s Circle. In 1994 at the age of twenty-four, he opened Times Grill, which he has owned and operated for twenty-five years.


One thing I look for in a restaurant is hospitality. One that has a warm environment. A dining experience is an emotional experience, you want to feel good about it, and that’s what I had when I visited Morton’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar in Madisonville. After being seated we started with the chargrilled oysters for an appetizer. They were awesome, and what impressed me the most was that they weren’t overcooked at all. They were lightly broiled, plump, and just really delicious. From there I had a cup of their seafood gumbo. It was loaded with shrimp and okra and seasoned really well. For an entree my companion had the grilled salmon with a dill butter sauce and it was cooked just right. The side was something that I had never seen before. It was almost like scalloped sweet potatoes, and they were delicious. I had my Morton’s favorite, their seafood salad. They always load it down with a ton of crab meat and boiled shrimp. I had it with the remoulade, as I usually do, but also tried it with a side of homemade vinaigrette which was really nice. For dessert we were served huge portions of bread pudding with a traditional whiskey sauce, which capped off a nice evening. The timing of the entire meal was good. Everything came out hot and like it was supposed to. Our server, Christian, was a young guy, sweet kid, but really on his game. We arrived kind of late, but he didn’t make us feel rushed in any way. He was attentive, but not too attentive. Morton’s is a fun place with a rustic feel. We were in the main dining area, but near the bar you could see people having a really good time and cutting up. I love the atmosphere and I highly recommend the food.

MORTON’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BAR 702 Water St., Madisonville, LA 70447 985.845.4970 www.mortonsseafood.com


1

076

EDGE February | March 2019


2

3

4

5

6

7

EDGE February | March 2019

077


9

8

10

11

12

078

EDGE February | March 2019


13

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

14

The St. Johns Fools of Misrule kicked off the Mardi Gras Season with a lively march through downtown Covington. Jay Saux was crowned Lord at a reception at the Trailhead. (Photos by Matthew Schlenker Saint Paul’s President, Brother Raymond Bulliard, FSC, recognized thirty-two young men in the classes of ’18 and ’19 for achieving the rank of AP Scholar. The AP Scholar Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on AP Exams. Pictured kneeling: Blake Ramsey, Noah Savoie, Jackson Gold, Charles Chitwood, John Paul Bourgeois, Andrew Norlin and Hyde Healy. Standing: Cullen Irwin, David Needles, Michael Philippe, Michael Applebaum, Brennan Calato, Colin Cottrell, Waleed Sultan, Kevin Vicknair, and Ian Varney. The Clearwood Junior High Chorale of Slidell, shared Christmas Joy around the North Shore. The Professional Woman of St Tammany held their 2nd Annual Woman’s Choice Awards luncheon at Tchefunchta Country Club. The 2019 honorees were Kim Bergeron, Kelly Fortier, Dr. Sofia Omoro, Ingrid Rinck and Elizabeth Sconzert. (Photos by Paige Henderson) Shop Local Artists Week got its start in St. Tammany Parish. The event is now a nationwide effort supported by Americans for the

Arts. During the week, the many activities included a State of the Arts Luncheon at the Northshore Harbor Center and featured guest speakers Lt. Governor Billy Nungessor and Americans for the Arts Vice President of Research and Policy, Randy Cohen. 6.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital announced the first baby born at the hospital in 2019, Raine Duran Zitzmann. Proud parents Scott and Susie Zitzmann, obstetrician Katherine Williams and labor and delivery nurse Alicia Quirk welcomed the baby boy.

7.

Sheriff Randy Smith presented Terri Turner-Marse of the Northshore Food Bank and Paul Stich and Mike Pervel of The Samaritan Center with checks and a large collection of food.

8.

Sean Noel, a junior at St. Paul’s School in Covington, was recently awarded the National Teen Impact Award by Shire Pharmaceuticals and the National Hemophilia Foundation.

9.

Several junior golfers from the Northshore were members of Team Louisiana and participated in the 2018 Junior River Cup golf tournament against Team Mississippi at Deerfield Golf Club in Canton, Mississippi. All junior golfers in the photo are Rob Noel Golf Academy students and several are members at Money Hill Golf & Country Club.

10. More than 1,000 local senior citizens were treated to music, dancing and a holiday meal at

15

the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriffs’ Association’s 30th annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner, which was held at the Castine Center. 11. Thank you to the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce for awarding Northshore Broadcasting the 2018 Business of the Year. 12. The Three Rivers Art Festival held an artist party for the 200 artists participating in the 2018 festival. During the evening, Parish President Pat Brister and Covington Mayor Mike Cooper unveiled a plaque honoring Joanne Gallinghouse, one of the festival’s founders. Artists, friends and family were on hand to see awards presented to artists from the festival. (Photos by Tom Ballantine) 13. Anne London and husband, Jim Hart took EDGE with them on their trip to Tanna Island located in the South Pacific. 14. EDGE’s contributing photographer, Joel Treadwell, received a Photographic Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Joel is pictured with his sponsor and fellow photographer Phillip Colwart. 15. Moms and their daughters celebrating recognition assembly at Saint Scholastica Academy. Want to be featured in Around The Lake? Send your pictures to edgepublisher@yahoo.com

EDGE February | March 2019

079


Kids are Rats STORY CHARLES DOWDY

Charles Dowdy is a broadcaster and writer living with his wife and four children on the Northshore. You can hear him each weekday morning from 6 to 10 on Lake 94.7.

Your child is a reflection of their life at home. A reflection they are more than willing to share with their teachers. You may not know how much sharing they are doing at the time. It might be years later before a teacher comes up and says, “Ha, ha, ha, you won’t believe what your child told our class in first-grade.” Then that teacher will laugh as they regurgitate some family horror story. That same laughing teacher probably debated turning you into the authorities at the time. My kids spilled their guts at that daily ritual known as The Sharing Circle. They don’t want to know what’s going on in my house, but I know most teachers use this to kill time between activities. If you give most kids the stage, there’s nothing they won’t tell you. And they do it in one long exhale of information. At sharing time I know my son Wilkins was the kid waving his hand and going “oooh, oooh, oooh, pick me, pick me, pick me” and the teacher would look over his head and choose Margaret because Margaret had overprotective parents who lived a boring existence that produced safe, predictable stories. But eventually the other kids would start wondering why the teacher would not pick Wilkins because he was acting like he had a good story and sometimes his stories made them laugh or were super gross. It would start as a whisper. “Pick Wilkins.” “Margaret is boring.” Then the whisper would grow to mutiny level. “Why won’t she pick Wilkins?” “I want to hear Wilkins.” So, the teacher would finally give in and let Wilkins share, sounding like she was already mad when she did it. EDGE February | March 2019

081


“One night I got hit in the head with a shovel,” Wilkins began. “There was blood everywhere and my dad and his doctor friend were drinking wine and decided to fix it with Super Glue and Duck Tape.” “What’s Duck Tape?” a classmate asked. “That’s really sticky tape you use when pet ducks keep flying away. They cleaned out the blood and held me down while that doctor used his fingers to press my busted head together and my dad put that Super Glue on and it stung like wasps and we had to stay like that for TEN MINUTES while the glue dried, but then they didn’t have any scissors to cut the Duck Tape and they got too big a piece so it didn’t go on right and got caught in my hair. And then,” Wilkins said with emphasis, “My mom came home and saw the blood and the Duck Tape and the Super Glue and my dad was trying to explain but she kept yelling ‘he’s an eye doctor, he’s an eye doctor.’” “So did your mom take you to a hospital?” one kid asked. “Nah,” Wilkins said. “We just left the Duck Tape on there.” But even when things were closer to normal my daughter liked to give her teachers a report on our home life. “My dad sent us to school with nothing but peanut-butter sandwiches for lunch and he forgot to do the laundry, so he made us put on yesterday’s clothes and stand in a line with our arms out

082

EDGE February | March 2019

while he sprayed us with this stuff called Febreze.” My daughter checked to make sure no one else could hear. “I feel so dirty.” Of course, my children weren’t the only ones throwing their parents under the bus. Maybe this year, or maybe five years ago, my wife gathered her kindergarten class at the end of the day to share. She’s usually good at keeping the stories in safe territory. But she was busy or tired and the next thing she knows her little circle is talking about the dangers of smoking cigarettes. The students whose parents smoked were talking about how bad it smelled and how the smoke would kill them all. Not to be outdone one kid blurted, “My mom and dad smoke little bitty cigarettes that they pinch between their thumb and their pointer finger and press against their lips and they ssssssssuuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkk for a long time and it sounds like they are drinking a milkshake through a bad straw and then they talk real funny and they don’t let the smoke go.” Face it, our children are spies. Little ‘perfect family’ sympathizers who eagerly share their tales of parental horror and dysfunction with their classmates and teachers. Consider that the next time you pick up your child at school. As you smile at the teacher think about something crazy that happened the night, the week, or the month before. There is a pretty good chance that teacher is thinking about it, too.


ONLY ONE MUSCLE GIVES YOU

MORE LIFE CONNECT YOUR HEART TO YOUR WORKOUT

EXPERIENCE THE SMARTEST ONE-HOUR WORKOUT BOOK YOUR FREE CLASS TODAY

WINNER!

Best Fitness Studio

R E A D E R S ’

C H O I C E 2 0 1 9

A W A R D S

OTF Mandeville 3555 Hwy 190, Ste 3550 Mandeville, LA 70471 225.412.0455

*First-time visitors to Orangetheory Fitness and local residents only. Certain restrictions apply. $28 minimum value. At participating studios only. See studio for details. Subject to availability. As with any exercise program, you assume certain risks to your health and safety by starting an exercise program and/or participating in exercise activities. Workout is an extremely strenuous and physically demanding activity. Participants are urged to always consult a medical professional or physician before participating in activity or starting an exercise program. There is increased risk of injury by performing activity incorrectly, especially if you have existing health problem or physical conditions. If you choose to participate in this exercise program, you assume these risks or your own free will and accord.


Profile for EDGE of the Lake

EDGE of the Lake Magazine February | March 2019  

EDGE of the Lake gives a fresh edgy look at the parishes north of the lake and the unique mix of people that make up our community. Expect t...

EDGE of the Lake Magazine February | March 2019  

EDGE of the Lake gives a fresh edgy look at the parishes north of the lake and the unique mix of people that make up our community. Expect t...

Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded