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CHRISTIAN F. (4th Grade) “Huntington has helped me with homework by spelling big words, figuring out big math problems and remembering what I have read.“

BEAU D. (Kindergarten) “Huntington helped me learn how to read and write better.”

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HEALTH & FITNESS Brain Training: Not Just for ADD/ADHD ...................... 8 Dental X-Ray Concerns ........................................................9 Early Treatment—Better Result..................................... 21 No More Impressions? ...................................................... 29

BEAUTY & STYLE The Reason Real Men Do Day Spas ............................. 10 Summer Soirée: Fashion Editor’s Picks ....................... 24 Gifts for Dad ......................................................................... 25 Photo by Steve Randon

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ENTERPRISING MEN Families First—Frank Tranchina and Mark Mansfield, Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC ............ 18

MEN IN BUSINESS Men In Business .................................................................. 11 Filler Face-Lifts for Men Too............................................ 12

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Working on a Dream— Lance Nelson, Elite Acting Academy........................... 13


Comprehensive Care for a Lifetime of Beauty— Jonathan Weiler, MD, MSPH— Weiler Plastic Surgery, LLC .............................................. 14

Financial Game Plan ......................................................... 26 What is Usufruct? ............................................................... 27

LIFESTYLE & LEISURE Getting That Golden Glow .............................................. 23 Service Men .......................................................................... 29 Book Review: Looking for Truth in the Privy ............ 32

COMMUNITY Moments to Remember— Daddy Daughter Photo Contest Winner.......................6 In Memoriam— Cecelia Louise Minnick Drennan .....................................7 Charter Business HERO........................................................7 June Events .......................................................................... 27 Slidell’s Olde Towne is a Drive-Through Mural Gallery ....................................................................... 31 Congratulations to Dawn Sharpe-Brackett............... 32 Preparing Together ............................................................ 33 Moving Forward ................................................................. 33 International Travel Packages Return ......................... 33

Healing Powers at Work— Shaun Carpenter, MD, FAPWCA— Certified Wound Specialist™........................................... 15

Sizzling Summer in Covington ...................................... 34

Stellar Service— Calvin McMahon, Three Rivers Services, LLC ............. 17

Fiscal Responsibility is Top Priority .............................. 34

One Action–Many Benefits ............................................. 34 Around Town........................................................................ 35

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IT IS TRUE that they give the green light Signature _____________________________________ much more than Moms do, and they are likely just fine with serving cake for breakDate ________________________________________ fast, but there is something special about a wonderful, loving father. He is irreplaceable. There is no one else on the planet who will teach his daughter how special she is, and that she deserves to be treated as such, and make her believe it. There is no one else who will teach his son to stand up to a bully, his role as a man and its vital importance, and how to treat every girl (even his sister) like a lady. He is the voice of assurance his daughter hears, when someone else plants the seed of doubt. He is the quiet strength a young boy feels as he faces his first challenge as a man. He is the influence on the way his children will treat others and allow themselves to be treated. A father’s example can lead a child to realize that they are important enough to demand respect, but not so important that they should not give it in return. This month, we honor the men at the Colors represented on this proof are an approximation of actual printed material. core of our community, many of whom This ad may not be used without permission from G&A Publishing. Failure to acknowledge or return this proof will not alter contract obligations. are fathers themselves. Our Enterprising Men make it their business to help families through difficult situations every day. Our Men in Business section introduces you to gentlemen who live and work here on the Northshore. And meet the winner of our Moments to Remember photo contest. This month, hug your father if you still can and hug the father of your children. If you get the chance, remind him how important his role is in the lives of his children. He is irreplaceable. Happy Father’s Day!

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ALL IT TOOK for Lance For students, Elite offers a constructive atmosphere conducive to learnNelson was a field trip to ing. “We are far from a one-size-fits-all academy,” Lance notes. “What sets your us respond towe your Executive with corrections by see his first unless play. “I was apart is that cater Account to each client’s needs and endeavors. We start immediately drawn in by out in a group of ten or less and then we peel off into one-on-one work the performances, the charthat is intensely focused.” Lance offers instruction in acting for theatre, The Northshore’s Best acters. That is when I knew film, television, improv and stand-up comedy. Students can also explore corrections to 985-893-7686 or concentrated email back to your 409 W. 21 st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 that actingFax was my passion.” writing, theatrical timing and character work.account executive. 985-893-7350 | Fax 985-893-7686 As owner and operator of “The art of acting offers just learning craft,” he says. Requested proofs beyond threemore willthan be subject to aproduction fees. Elite Acting Academy, Lance “Acting instills confidence and self-knowledge while giving one an not only lives his passion, outlet for self-expression.” Lance also says that Elite can facilitate a but also nurtures the talents starting point for anyone exploring different avenues of acting. “There and pursuits of actors of is so much talent on the Northshore and, with the Hollywood South Signature ___________________________________________________ every age and genre. movie industry across the lake, many opportunities are available.” No “Elite is a comprehensive matter which of acting students hope to concentrate on, Lance Date aspect ______________________________________________________ institution of acting education,” he says. “My years of professional is dedicated to helping them reach their full potential. “I am passionate acting experience, coupled with more than a decade of theatre instrucabout teaching this craft to anyone eager to learn more about it. I want tion have given me perspective on every aspect of my field.” Many of nothing more than to see clients pursue their dreams and succeed.” Elite Acting Academy is located at 4244 Highway 22, Suite 3 in Mandeville. Lance’s former students have found professional careers and academic Contact Lance Nelson at 985-206-9221 or visit successes in theatrical fields. One is currently working on a major for more information regarding class schedules, student testimonials and motion picture and has also earned credit for a television movie. auditions. Another has been accepted into the prestigious Yale School of Drama.

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LIKE LIFE ITSELF, matters that involve family law are rarely confined to workday hours. Attorneys Frank Tranchina and Mark Mansfield, of Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC will tell you that such matters often arise on a Saturday morning. That is why it is vital to have a team of legal professionals who understand the needs of such a case. Both Frank and Mark are board-certified in family law with Mark being one of the youngest family law specialists in the state. “We are a full-service firm,” Frank says. “We are there for our clients, whether it is myself, Mark, or a member of our close-knit, highly competent staff. We conduct every case as though we are advocating for members of our own families.” Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC deals with all matters of family law. “This is what we do exclusively,” Mark says. “We have worked on cases that run the gamut in this field involving everything from grandparent visitation, to adoption, to support and custody situations.” As a family man with two grown children, Frank has experienced many phases of life, including his most recent role as a grandfather. His greatest pleasures come from his wife, grandchild and two children—one a lawyer in California and the other a restaurateur in Covington. In addition to his three-plus decades of experience as a litigator, his innate ability to balance the legal with the emotional sides of each case, and his provident approach to family law, Frank has acted as a Special Master for various family law judges. He currently sits on a committee formed by the Louisiana Supreme Court comprised of judges, court personnel and family lawyers across the state whose goal is to devise uniform family court rules for the entire state. “As an agent of the court, I am continually challenged by multifarious cases which come before it,” he notes. “In my role as a Special Master, it is my duty to unfold

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“Clients get an immediate response to any need that may arise,” Mark says. “Our staff does not miss a beat, because we meet regularly to update everyone on the status of every case.” law are traumatic to the families involved. Therefore, attorneys entrusted with such delicate matters must possess legal dexterousness as well as a level of compassion for the parties involved. “Sometimes, clients need to know that someone will be their sounding board,” says associate Tracy Gold. Her prosecutorial background and background in psychology, coupled with the fact that she is a wife and mother herself, make Tracy an invaluable resource. “For me, it is about doing everything in my power to resolve the issues of every case so that families can move into a new chapter in their lives, and the children involved can have peace.” In an effort to offer an additional avenue of resolution to every client, Frank and Mark plan to obtain mediation certifications this summer. “Many clients feel that mediation is the best answer, while some may see it as the first step in reaching their desired result. No matter the reason, we feel that it will be yet another way we continue to offer our clients what they need in a family law practice,” Frank notes. From paralegal, Klea Davis, who holds a bachelor’s degree in the area of Paralegal

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each aspect of these cases, and ultimately present a concise summation to the court. I have seen variances of just about every scenario, and this ‘extracurricular’ duty only serves to enhance my legal field of vision, which benefits my clients as well.” As a husband and father himself, Mark understands the outside influences and pressures everyday life can place on families. “When you have children, it really changes your perspective. So much can go wrong and you have to protect them from so many situations.” He considers his roles as father and husband as definite advantages, especially as it relates to his professional life. “These responsibilities have only enhanced my evolution when it comes to the way I practice law. I know what families have at stake. No matter what turmoil they are in, my role is to guide them through this arduous time thoughtfully, with the best legal counsel, and the ultimate goal of keeping a family intact—at least emotionally.” He currently serves as Vice President of the Covington Bar Association, but will advance to the rank of President in 2013. It is safe to say that all matters of family


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every Wednesday Covington Farmers Market. 10a.m.–2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington,

through the Month of June Gulf South Leadership Institute’s, legacy Youth development institute rolling registration. Six week developmental program for teens,, 985-641-8427, or 888-988-8309. st. tammany parish library Board game night. 6:30–7:30 p.m., Folsom Branch Library, 82393 Railroad Ave., 985-893-6280.

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June 1–30 Waterways to railways exhibition. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun., 12–4 p.m., Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Dr., Madisonville, 985-845-9200,

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Disney’s Alladin Jr., presented by Cutting Edge Theater, Fri–Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-3727,

every 2nd and 4th saturday Hammond Farmer’s/Crafts Market. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Corner of W. Thomas St. and S.W. Railroad Avenue, Downtown Hammond, 985-277-5680,

June 1–15 City of slidell’s salad days 2012 student art juried exhibition. Tue.–Fri., 12–4 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St., 985-646-4375,

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IF YOU HAVE lived in Louisiana long enough, you surely have heard of the word “usufruct”. It comes from two words of latin origin—usus, meaning the “use” and enjoyment of the asset, and , meaning the “fruits” (like rent, income, or interest) of the asset. When you put those two words together, you have usufruct. The most common usufruct occurs when someone dies intestate (without a Will). If Bill and Mary have been married for many years and all of their assets are of the marriage (community property), and Bill dies intestate, Bill’s assets will go equally to all of his children and Mary will enjoy a usufruct over all of those assets. This usufruct will last for Mary’s lifetime or until she remarries, whichever first occurs. Bill’s children will inherit the naked ownership (legally called the abusus) until Mary’s usufruct terminates, at which point they will be the full and complete owners of those assets. Notice that the usufructuary (the person enjoying the usufruct) does not have the power to sell the assets. If the usufruct is over the family home (of which Mary still owns her community half) and Mary wishes to sell, she must obtain the permission of all of Bill’s children (not a majority).


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the st. tammany Fishing pier grand Opening Celebration. Family Fishing Rodeo, Kids’ Arts and Crafts tent and more. Rodeo: 5 a.m., General admission: 9 a.m., Weigh station closes: 2 p.m., E. Howze Beach Rd., Slidell, 985-649-3037.

“Stand By Them” A professional elder abuse seminar presented by the St. Tammany SALT Council in observation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, 985-809-5455,

June 2 ponchatoula City-wide Yard sale. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Historic Downtown Ponchatoula, 800-617-4502,

June 2 Pontchartrain Vineyards presents the Jazz n’ the Vines Outdoor Music Concert series featuring Tuba Skinny. 6:30–9 p.m., 81250 Old Military Rd., Bush, 985-892-9742,

June 11 WOW & PJ’s “par for safe Harbor!” Golf Tournament. 11:30 a.m. registration, 12:30 shotgun start, Beau Chêne Country Club, Mandeville, 985-635-1112.

June 13 east st. tammany Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon. 11:30 a.m., location TBD, 985-643-5678,

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June 14–16 The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. 10 a.m., Covington High Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 73030 Lion Dr., Covington, 985-893-9843.

June 15 The City of Slidell’s Kids Fest Children’s art Festival at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. 9 a.m.–12 p.m., 2056 Second St., in Olde Town, 985-646-4375,

June 15 sunset at the landing Concert featuring the Classic Jazz trio. 6–9 p.m., Columbia Street Landing, 100 N. Columbia St., Covington,

June 15 the summer of Beer. 6:30–8 p.m., Martin Wine Cellar, 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081,

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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-3727,

Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce’s summer series Brown Bag luncheon. 12 p.m. in the Rotary Hut at Memorial Park, 301 N. Sixth St., Ponchatoula, 800-617-4502,

June 19 Wine tasting series with Adam Acquistapace. 6–8:30 p.m., St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-892-8650,

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The City of Slidell and the Commission on the Arts would like to thank our 2011-2012 Cultural Season Sponsors whose support made the city’s special events, art exhibitions and arts-in-education programing possible for all to enjoy.

ponchatoula Chamber after Hours. 5:30–7 p.m., Rosaryville Retreat Center, 39003 Rosaryville Rd., Ponchatoula, 985-386-2536,

June 21–23 Disney’s The Aristocats. 10 a.m., Covington High Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 73030 Lion Dr., Covington, 985-893-9843.

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June 22–23 You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-3727,

June 23–24 lacombe Crab Festival. Sat., 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun., 12–9 p.m., John Davis Park, Lacombe, 985-882-3010,

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June 16 Jambalaya Cook-Off and Picnic Fundraiser for Jeremy Cox. Jeremy is a Melanoma and Thyroid Cancer survivor. 5–9 p.m., Madisonville Ball Park, 1007 Pine St., $25 donation. 985-502-6278,

June 16 Pontchartrain Vineyards presents the Jazz n’ the Vines Outdoor Music Concert series featuring The Pfister Sisters. 6:30–9 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m., 81250 Old Military Rd., Bush, 985-892-9742,

June 16 louisiana Bicycle Festival. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Abita Mystery House at the UCM Museum, 22275 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs, 985-892-2624,

June 18–22 Jared Montz pro soccer Camp. Ages 5–13. 9 a.m.– 12 p.m., Coquille Park, 13505 Hwy. 1085, Covington, 985-705-1770,

emerging Young professionals meeting. 5–7 p.m., Reine Bistro, 2306 Front St., Slidell, 985-705-7127.

June 28 theology on tap: “putting on your armor: the Virtuous life” presented by Paul George. Ages 21–35, 6:30 p.m., The Abita Brewery Visitor’s Center, 21084 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs, 985-373-2656.

June 29 Columbia street Block party. 6:30–9:30 p.m., Downtown Covington, 985-892-1873,

June 29–30 You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. 8 p.m., Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-3727,

June 30 Pontchartrain Vineyards presents the Jazz n’ the Vines Outdoor Music Concert series featuring Don Vappie & the Patriots. 6:30–9 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m., 81250 Old Military Rd., Bush, 985-892-9742,

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The last of the 2010 murals was created by young artist Blake Kenworthey. As it turned out, this beautiful marina scene with a kaleidoscopic Louisiana sunset would be one of the artist’s last creations. He was tragically killed in an automobile accident when returning to his college dorm the weekend he finished the mural. The work stands as a testimony to the life of a gifted artist who left this earth far too soon. The most recent additions to the outdoor mural gallery were created by Bruce Hume and Adam Sambola. The Olde Towne street known as “Antique Row” is home to Hume’s A Step in Time, which features a trompe l’oeil nostalgic farmers’ market scene, blending beautifully into the surrounding shops. On the largest of all of the murals, Sambola has captured many of Louisiana’s underwater creatures, which runs the full length of the building at 126 Fremaux Avenue. The work, which features the artist’s iconic crustacean, is titled Dockside with RedBean the Crawfish. The ongoing mural project was made possible through funding from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and was also supported by and administered in part by funds from the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs/Department of Cultural and Governmental Affairs, St. Tammany Parish. Additional funding was secured through private fundraising efforts. A printable guide to the murals is available on the city’s website, For more information, call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at 985-646-4375.

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ABOVE TOP LEFT: Artist Adam Sambola’s mural Dockside with RedBean the Crawfish. ABOVE TOP RIGHT: Blake Kenworthey’s last piece before his tragic accident. BOTTOM LEFT: Husband and wife team Mickey Asche and Milo Stephens collaborated on their mural, Winged Cadence. BOTTOM MIDDLE: A nostalgic scene titled Olde Towne by renowned artist Phil Galatas. BOTTOM RIGHT: Carol Hallock’s popular icon, Geraldine the egret.

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HURRICANE SEASON OFFICIALLY begins June 1, and St. Tammany Parish is continuing to prepare. Our new Hurricane and Flooding Safety Information Guide and Map is available at many stores, libraries and other public buildings across St. Tammany. We have acquired more automated sandbagging machines to help provide protection for our citizens. Lateral drainage ditches and canals have been inspected by our Department of Public Works and cleared to facilitate drainage. Making a family emergency and evacuation plan is paramount for your family’s safety. Citizens may be asked or ordered to evacuate should a storm head our way. We must always consider the factors of additional traffic and necessary resources should an evacuation become necessary. Register to receive email updates concerning storm preparation, evacuation and other

issues on the homepage of We will use every means possible to reach you with important information in the event of a storm. The St. Tammany Parish Facebook,, Access St. Tammany Channel 10 are all resources at our disposal. WWL Radio 870 AM has a broadcast site in our Emergency Operations Center. The Lake 94.7 FM will also broadcast St. Tammany information. If you do evacuate, please monitor for up to date information. Please take the time now to ensure your family has a plan and review it with them. Include provisions for the sick or medically-dependent, elderly and for pets. The time you spend now can save lives of loved ones later. Thank you for joining with us in preparing for hurricane season.

Moving Forward


THE CITY OF MANDEVILLE will hold its formal inauguration ceremonies on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Paul Spitzfaden Community Center across the street from City Hall. Recently we held a comprehensive orientation for the council, which to my understanding was a first time event for the City. The council members were briefed by every department and questions were answered. This will give us a fresh start on the same foot as we move ahead. I am looking forward to working together, solving issues and opening doors for future ways to enhance our city, develop our culture and maintain our quality of life. Summer is beginning and The City of Mandeville Public Works Department, in cooperation with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, is once again offering

their Water Wonders Camp. Sessions will be held June 11-15, June 18-22 and June 25-29. This one week camp will offer hands-on activities, focused on: water properties, water quality, groundwater and surface water, aquatic and wetland animals and plants, wetlands, storm water and coastal protection. Children can be registered online at our website,, on the front page, under Public Works Department Updates. All counselors for the camp program are certified teachers. Transportation for field trips will be provided by Mandeville Police D.A.R.E. Officers. If you have any questions, please call Jan Mistich or Connie Marciante at 985-624-3169. Wishing all of you safe traveling and a great summer!

International Travel Packages Return


the business aspects of the trip, a visit to the Waterford Crystal factory and a whiskey factory will also be included. Departing on October 29, the nine-day package to the Amalfi Coast, for $2,699, will have a home base in Sorrento and day trips to Ravello, Pompeii and Naples. Optional tours are available. It also offers an optional twonight Rome extension. Both packages include roundtrip airfare from New Orleans, first-class hotel accommodations, daily breakfasts and several dinners. Chamber membership is not required. We invite everyone to join us. Space is limited so sign up soon! Contact me at for complete details.

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LAST FALL, WE OFFERED our first international trip, which was a huge success. Travelers from throughout St. Tammany and surrounding areas enjoyed their venture— a nine-day tour of Tuscany, Italy. They explored such beautiful and historic areas as Florence, Siena and San Gimiganano. The first trip was so well-received that we will be offering two this fall; one to Ireland in September and another to the Amalfi Coast of Italy in October. For $2,999 per person, the 10-day package to Ireland (departing September 2) includes visits to Dublin, Killarney and Limerick with day excursions to Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher. For those interested in



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Sizzling Summer in Covington


COVINGTON IS BRIMMING with exciting activities to keep families entertained during the long summer months. On June 2, bring the kids to the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, from 10 a.m. to noon for our free children’s event, Jumpin’ Into Summer. Attendees will be treated to a live animal presentation by the Audubon Nature Institute’s Wetland Express. For another fun—not to mention educational—outing, take the family for a tour of the Covington Trailhead Museum, where they can absorb a bit of local history. The museum includes historic photos, interactive kiosks and a short film about the history of our city. On June 30, beginning at 6 p.m., the annual Old

Fashioned Family Fourth will take place at the scenic Bogue Falaya Park, located in downtown Covington on the Bogue Falaya River. This free event will include patriotic music, concessions and a fireworks show. For children interested in the arts, the St. Tammany Art Association offers a variety of summer sessions at the Covington Art House, including the Fingerprints Art Camp held every week in June, and sculpture classes with Michael Eddy held in July. Additional information can be found by visiting For more upcoming local events, visit the City of Covington’s newlydesigned website at

One Action—Many Benefits


ONE OF THE MANY refreshing elements of Ponchatoula is its scores of citizens who actively volunteer. When asked why, most will simply say, “It benefits my community.” But volunteerism does so much more. Volunteerism not only benefits your community, but also benefits the volunteer! By becoming a volunteer you come to understand the more intricate workings of your community. In addition, comprehending community decisions can lead to a stronger personal commitment to a chosen cause or organization. Gaining familiarity with your local leaders and organizations give you an insider’s view of government, educational and economic policies, and how those policies are created. Having a clear understanding of

the decisions made by local leadership also gives you the knowledge to intelligently share your own ideas, concerns and values with others. Most people who volunteer want to have an impact, and by gaining knowledge of your community, leaders will want to have you as an informed and involved member of their team. Of course understanding your community is only one reason to become a volunteer, but there are more. You can make new friends with similar values and ideas. You can share your skills. You can have an impact and feel pride in your accomplishments. Last but not least, it’s fun! Volunteer in your community today. Both you and your community will benefit from your involvement.

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Fiscal Responsibility is Top Priority



WE HAVE RECENTLY submitted the City of Slidell’s 2012–2013 Fiscal Year Budget to be approved by the Slidell City Council. Like many families and businesses in America, these hard economic times are forcing us to do more with less money. Fiscal responsibility with taxpayer dollars is my top priority. I can assure you that we are watching every penny and looking at every possible way to save money while still having the funds necessary for the everyday operations of the City. Citizens will be happy to know that the City is finishing two street and drainage repair projects. Seventh Street has received a major overhaul. The old road has been replaced with asphalt and damaged sewer culverts have been repaired. Drainage and sewer repair work on Sgt. Alfred/Third Street is nearing completion. I know that closing down streets is an inconvenience

to our businesses and citizens, but it was critical to fix these problems, instead of waiting and possibly incurring the need for additional, more costly repairs. I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. In April, we held the grand opening of the new Slidell Municipal Auditorium. Anyone who has been to an event at the auditorium or in Olde Towne Slidell knows that parking is always an issue. To curtail this problem, a new parking lot will soon be constructed on the corner of Third Street and Erlanger, near Griffith Park. Once the old Slidell Cultural Center building has been demolished, there will be more parking on the corner of Fourth Street and Erlanger Street. As part of the City Hall Plaza project, there are also plans to redesign the parking lot behind City Hall to allow for easier access and provide more parking in Olde Towne.

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1| The staff of North Oaks Walk-In ClinicPonchatoula recently celebrated their grand opening. “We’re excited to offer the Ponchatoula community convenient, same-day medical care with no appointments needed.” comments Sean Casteel, North Oaks Assistant Vice President of Clinics. 2| Opalescense Day Spa recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Joining Sandra Thornhill was Mayor Mike Cooper, family and friends. The name Opalescense is based on Sandy's grandchildren's names: Olivia, Parker, Amelia, Lily and Caroline.

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3| St. Scholastica Academy sophomore Caitlyn Hoerner and junior Ashley Newman were recently chosen to have their poems about loved ones published in an anthology titled A Celebration of Poets. 4| Congratulations to Amanda Ahner, from Pope John Paul II High School pictured with Vice-Principal Brad Humphreys, for being selected as the May Charter Hero. Amanda has turned tragedy into triumph and is encouraging students to stand up against drugs, as well as achieving academic excellence. Congratulations Amanda!


5| Dian Lusher, a professional speaker, trainer and coach, was recently appointed to the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission Board of Directors. Dian was sworn in at the April 24 board meeting and began her appointment immediately after. She will serve a three year term. 4

6| Floyd’s Family Pharmacy located in Ponchatoula celebrated their grand opening in March with a ribbon cutting ceremony. On hand for the ceremony were staff, family and friends, as well as local and state officials.


7| Mayor Drennan recently challenged the community to bring their family and friends out to Heritage Park to enjoy the LPO concert, participate in the picnic competition and share in community spirit. Pictured are the winners of the Grand Staff, Best Group Presentation.


8| Mrs. Phyllis Stephens was recently appointed Principal of Madisonville Elementary School. Stephens served as assistant principal under now retired principal, Lauren Spencer for seven years.

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9| The Joffrey Ballet recently returned to New Orleans for a single evening of passion, romance and exquisite dancing for the first time since 2006.


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