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contents On the Cover: Northshore Healtlhcare....................................... 6 MENtionable: Chris McMahon............................ 8 Fashion Feature Time for a Cool Change.................................... 18

ENTERPRISING WOMEN Pam Layton, Layton Family Pharmacy Designed for Health & Healing........................... 22

NORTHSHORE HEALTHCARE

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MENtionable: Chris McMahon Against All Odds................................................ 8 Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Dr. David Tran................................................... 11 Dr. Paul Gordon

BEAUTY, FASHION & LIFESTYLE Behind the Scenes The Cover Shoot with Our Enterprising Women...... 5

Migraine Headache Causes & Treatment Options ... 12

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Our Fashion Picks

HOME & GARDEN Home Feature Naturally Elegant............................................. 24

Time for a Cool Change.................................... 18 Dr. Michael Haas #EraseDat Summer Damage.............................. 30

Cuttings for Fall Through the Window and Into the Garden........... 33

FOOD & ENTERTAINING

Cut the Sugar Halloween the Healthy Way.............................. 31

Foodies and Friends

Living in the Now

Delicious, Versatile and Guaranteed to Get You Dates............................ 28

The Ones in the Middle..................................... 32

Recipe Roasted Chicken.............................................. 29

BUSINESS

COMMUNITY Editor’s Note..................................................... 6 Ribbon Cuttings............................................... 34

Frank D’Amico, Sr.

Sophisticated Social......................................... 35

The Man Behind the Name................................ 13

Kids Being Kids............................................... 36 Notes & Notables............................................ 38

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Changing Communication

October Events................................................ 40

Our Life of Connected Platform........................... 16

Halloween Events............................................. 42

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Sophisticated Woman Magazine Publisher Joanne Gallinghouse Editor Chelsea Adams Sales Manager Lorie Hollis Art Director Pam Hendrix Senior Account Executive Gina Smith Account Executives Stephanie Bromley, Suzanne Lucido and Susie Welch Contributing Writers Chelsea Adams, Joy Feldman, Lisa Ribbeck Lyons, Casey Perrin Robert, Mary Speed and Jill Willie Contributing Photographers Amy Alberta-Acosta, Timothy Dunford, Cameron Payne and Steve Randon. Fashion Stylist Sharon Bilbe

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Enterprising Woman Pam Layton

We met up with our Enterprising Woman Pam Layton at Air Salon and Blow Dry Bar in Mandeville. She prepared for her photo shoot by relaxing and having her hair and makeup professionally done by Madison Carrington. We were able to see a different side of Pam by asking her a few questions that weren’t a part of the EW interview. SW: What does your usual day consist of? PL: Getting kids to school on time, going to PJ’s and then heading to work. SW: If you could be any place in the world right now, where would you be? PL: : Playa del Carmen.

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SW: What does your ideal day off consist of? PL: Tennis, friends and relaxing with my family.

Production Gallinghouse Marketing + Creative SW: Of what accomplishment are you most proud? PL: Finishing pharmacy school. SW: What is your favorite song? PL: Journey is my favorite artist, and I am loving Taylor Swift right now.

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Lisa Ribbeck Lyons’ knowledge of the garden and all things “nature” was acquired slowly at the side of her mom, Anna Ribbeck, who is a Louisiana Master Gardener. She loves to share what she knows each month.

Casey Perrin Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from LSU and has been a practicing designer for over 10 years. She is the owner of a custom home décor boutique—Chaleureux—in Ponchatoula.

Ellis V. Lucia was born in New Orleans March 3, 1950, and worked as a photojournalist for 33 years. He lives in Covington with his wife, Bevil Knapp, and their two dogs.

Amy Alberda-Acosta enjoys photographing kids and finding “letters” in nature. She tried to create art by looking at the world with a different perspective.

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SPINA BIFIDA AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER IS PACKED

with healthcare recognitions. From breast cancer awareness to dental hygiene, there are plenty of opportunities to raise awareness of specific medical conditions this month. It’s also Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and we take time in October to educate others about the neural tube defect that affects my nineyear-old daughter, Harper. Spina bifida occurs when the spinal column doesn’t completely close during gestation. Harper has the most severe form of spina bifida called myelomeningocele. At birth, her spinal column and nerves were exposed, and the lesion was surgically repaired right after she was born. Nerve damage causes weakness and paralysis in her lower extremities, and several other bodily systems don’t function as they should. Myelomeningocele also causes hydrocephalus and Chiari II malformation, both conditions that impact the brain. Even with these obstacles, Harper is just a regular fourth grader. She plays Topsoccer through Mandeville Soccer Club. She a Girl Scout, takes piano lessons and loves to swim. She excels in school and volunteers at Big Sky Ranch. She knows people see her as “different,” but she doesn’t feel different than her peers. We often get asked if she will “get better.” When it comes to nerve damage, it’s usually permanent. And truthfully, we don’t see her differences as things that need to be corrected. Just like some people wear glasses to see better, Harper uses forearm crutches to walk. They’re simply tools to help her navigate the world. With access to skilled medical professionals, a little tenacity and positive attitude, even a complex medical condition like spina bifida is manageable. If you don’t believe me, take a look at Harper. She’s the embodiment of strength and perseverance and a shining example of overcoming adversity with a joyful heart.

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NORTHSHORE

HEALTHCARE Healthcare is one of those things you may not think about until you need it. Fortunately, Sophisticated Woman has compiled some great resources to help you access the right caregiver when you need it. Learn more in the pages of Northshore Healthcare.


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Dr. Charles Schof Introduces Hybridge Dental Implants NORTHSHORE RESIDENTS struggling with missing or unhealthy teeth now have access to a nationally-recognized, proven and simplified approach to a whole new smile. Dr. Charles Schof of Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence is proud to introduce Hybridge Dental Implants. “Some people’s teeth just don’t last them a lifetime,” Schof said. “With Hybridge, I can deliver to my patients a second chance at a beautiful smile with a life-changing solution and gives them the confidence to smile freely and enjoy quality of life.” Hybridge dental implants are ideal for those who may be stuck in the endless cycle of treatment and re-treatment of unhealthy teeth with root canals, crowns and bridgework. It is also ideal for denture or partial wearers who may be struggling to enjoy the foods they love or may be uncomfortable with denture adhesive. Those with chronic dental infection, accident victims or congenitally missing teeth are also candidates. Hybridge delivers a permanent solution that restores full dental function and natural esthetics. Hybridge restorations are made with stateof-the-art technology and advanced materials to provide long-lasting results. Patients receive the highest-level of personal care from Dr. Schof his compassionate team. Dr. Schof said he is thrilled to offer his patients a treatment option that saves them money and time in the dental chair. The proven track record behind Hybridge clinical protocols offers patients greater efficiency and predictability, which translates to fewer appointments. During a patient consultation, Schof will discuss treatment objectives and tailor a treatment plan to fulfill each patient’s needs. The ability to see the end in mind, with a significantly reduced treatment time, gives patients a simple path out of a complex dental scenario.

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CHRIS MCMAHON LONGBRANCH RECOVERY CENTER WRITTEN BY CHELSEA ADAMS PHOTOS BY CAMERON PAYNE

Chris McMahon never should have been successful. That’s not a criticism. That’s something McMahon would tell you himself. McMahon spent nearly a decade battling an addiction that almost ended his life. “No one would have bet on me to get sober and become a successful healthcare entrepreneur,” he said. But that’s exactly what happened. Seventeen years after overcoming his own addiction, McMahon is in a much different place these days and is now on a mission to see others set free. McMahon has assembled a team of experienced and wellrespected addiction treatment professionals and is building the Longbranch Recovery Center in Abita Springs. The facility represents a $10 million capital investment. Longbranch will offer high-end, yet highly accessible inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment. McMahon knows it’s easy for people of all walks of life to develop substance abuse problems. The son of a prominent New Orleans physician, McMahon attended Metairie Park Country Day School and played linebacker on scholarship at the University of San Diego. Next came an injury which required surgery and a prescription for opioid painkillers. Concurrently, his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and died at a very young age. Her death was devastating to his family’s dynamic. “To me, her death absolutely collapsed the family structure. Mom had held things together,” he said. Without emotional support, McMahon continued his downward spiral. “I just checked out of all society,” McMahon said. “I was popping Vicodin like candy and drinking every night. I didn’t care. I just wanted to get away,” he said. His addiction and mother’s death essentially split his family, causing significant strife and emotional trauma among his siblings.

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After struggling with a serious opioid addiction for the better part of a decade, McMahon got sober in 2000 and began working in the treatment field as a night tech. He spent all of his free time supporting others in Alcoholics Anonymous and advocating on behalf of addiction causes. He eventually began working for a New Orleans hospice agency before stepping out as an entrepreneur, a move that was prompted in part by his father’s death. McMahon’s father received outpatient hospice services, a situation McMahon said was very healing for his family. A grief counselor suggested a “closing out” session with his father. McMahon sat by his bedside and confessed regrets and secrets from the years he spent abusing drugs. The discussion served to heal many past wounds and helped reconnect the siblings after their dad was gone. “Hospice brought about a radical change of outcomes for my family,” he said. “We were able to get the demons out.” As an advocate for hospice care, McMahon was concerned about the lack of high-quality inpatient hospice facilities on the Southshore. “It seemed to me there was really no one brave enough to build an inpatient hospice in New Orleans,” he said. “I spent a year working at night and on weekends to build pro formas. Then, out of nowhere, a physician called me who knew of my reputation and what I was working on. We met for lunch, and 30 minutes later, we had an LLC.” Thus was born Passages Hospice. McMahon’s company has gained a national reputation as a leading hospice provider since opening in 2013. The success of Passages gave McMahon the confidence he needed to delve into addiction treatment, a service that’s greatly needed in the Greater New Orleans area. McMahon said Abita Springs was the logical location for an addiction treatment center. People used to make pilgrimages to the town to drink from its aquifer whose waters were thought to possess healing powers. Working with a team of investors and medical professionals, McMahon purchased the site of the former Longbranch Hotel on Highway 36. The hotel burned down years ago, but the original annex still exists and served as a restaurant for a time. The center is set to officially open in December 2017.

Drawing from a “high-end, small footprint” philosophy, the new center will feature wide, welcoming porches, luxurious furnishings, private bedrooms, therapists’ offices and group meeting rooms. A pool, Japanese meditation garden, activity center, and gourmet restaurant in the original annex will round out the first phase of the project. “Longbranch will be run by counselors who specialize in treating chemical dependency and trauma,” he said. The center will also offer treatment services for people with dual diagnoses of mental illness and addiction, a specialty that can be difficult to find, McMahon said. Longbranch Recovery Center will accept private insurance to make its services as accessible as possible to those who need treatment. “I have a very specific inward drive to build a nationally recognized treatment facility, and I’ve surrounded myself with the strongest team in Louisiana,” he said. “It’s high-end, not high cost.” In conjunction, Longbranch Wellness, an outpatient treatment center, will open in Metairie in November.

Longbranch Recovery Center will be located at 21516 Highway 36 in Abita Springs. Visit longbranchhealthcare.com or follow @chrismcmahonlongbranch on Facebook. Sophisticated Woman | October 2017

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Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment WRITTEN BY DR. DAVID TRAN

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breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and represents the second most common cancer death among women. Its treatment involves a multidisciplinary approach, including surgical, medical and radiation therapies, which have proven to decrease cancer mortality. Breast cancer is categorized in stages which determine the course of action to take. Early stage includes stages I to IIB, whereas locally advanced disease includes stage IIB T3N0 and IIIA to IIIC. About 5 percent of patients with breast cancer present with distant metastases at diagnosis onset (stage IV). Other tumor characteristics that also determine what action to take include tumor and breast size, whether or not multifocal disease is present, hormone receptor positivity and patient’s preference. A surgical option is usually recommended for patients who are fit for an operation and meet criteria based on size of tumor and breast as well as the aggressive nature of the cancer. There are two types of surgery from which to choose: breast conserving therapy versus mastectomy. For patients with hormone positive receptors, ER/PR and HER-2, they may receive adjuvant endocrine therapy and also chemotherapy if the tumor size is greater than one centimeter. For post-surgical follow-up, cancer survivors need annual mammograms to look for recurrence of disease. For locally advanced breast cancer, survivors may need post mastectomy radiation therapy. The majority of breast cancer recurrences occurs within first five years of diagnosis, particularly with hormone receptor negative disease. This gives a reason why it is important to follow the surveillance program given by the oncology team. If you have any further questions about this topic, please contact your specialists for further details.

Dr. David Tran is a board-certified internist who provides treatment and preventative care in outpatient and inpatient settings. His office is located at 121 Lakeview Circle, Suite A, Covington, 985-400LIVE(5483).

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Migraine Headache Causes & Treatments WRITTEN BY DR. PAUL J. GORDON

MIGRAINES ARE A debilitating form of headache that can involve not only intense throbbing head pain, but also nausea, vomiting and flashes of light. Researchers believe that they are caused by a combination of factors, including genetics and environment, which cause chemical changes in the brain. When a migraine occurs, levels of serotonin have been found to drop. Experts believe this drop causes the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway, to release neuropeptides into the meninges that covers the brain, causing intense headache pain. Other likely causes of migraines include: • Hormonal changes in women: Estrogen fluctuates before menstruation, during pregnancy or during menopause.

• Sensory stimulation – Bright lights, glare, loud noise or even certain smells. • Particular foods – Common food triggers are red wine, caffeine, aged cheeses, chocolate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), pickled foods and nitrates in deli meats. • Not eating. • Changes in sleep. • Stress. • Medications – Particularly vasodilators and contraceptives. Treatment for migraines can include pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen and anti-emetics to control nausea and vomiting. For those with chronic migraines who do not respond to over-the-counter pain medication, a doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the vascular inflammation associated with migraines, in addition to reducing the action of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to avoiding the known triggers, some migraine sufferers use various vitamins and herbal remedies to help prevent them. Chiropractic care can also help to prevent and relieve migraines. Those who received regular chiropractic care reported a significant reduction in both the frequency and intensity of their migraines. Dr. Paul J. Gordon’s practice is based in Integrated Spine & Disc located at 3441 E. Causeway Approach in Mandeville. For more information, please call 985-778-2036 or visit drpauljgordon.com. 12

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Our Life of Connected Platforms WRITTEN BY CHRIS HERTING

YOU’RE FIGHTING RUSH

hour traffic on your drive home from work while talking to your sister on your bluetooth device. Horns are honking, and you can hear your nine-year-old niece in your sister’s backseat begging for her iPhone 6 Plus. Next thing you know, your sister tells you she must go as she tries desperately to maintain some semblance of sanity. You hang up and catch a glimpse of your Fitbit, then realize you’re late to your monthly board meeting. Your goal of 10,000 steps today quickly dissipates. Great, you think to yourself. Before a moment’s pause, your phone chirps with a banner notification…it reads: “Are your feet sore? That’s because yesterday’s run made it time for new shoes.” Sound familiar? Welcome to our life of connected platforms. We’ve entered an era of device communication and wearable technology. It’s not just recording your run, but it’s also recording how many calories you burned, which shares the info with your diet app, which links to your Facebook page, all while simultaneously tracking the wear and tear on the shoes you bought just four months ago.

Connected platforms are emerging every day for our convenience as businesses appeal to the consumer on-the-go. Pizza Hut has shoes that can order pizza at the push of a button from your couch! UA Record by Under Armour lets users track sleep, exercise, share activity with friends and even receive live updates on the workouts of your favorite professional athletes. The list goes on and on. Studies show people spend nearly three hours per day on their smartphones or tablet device and brands are pouncing at the chance to provide vital information up front with details to follow. We seek convenience while brands see a window of opportunity to reach more consumers. Believe us, it’s only the beginning. Chris Herting is a Digital and Social Media Specialist at Gallinghouse Marketing + Creative. He has experience delivering innovative digital solutions for hundreds of brands, including the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Gallinghouse is located at 409 W. 21st Ave., Covington. For more information, call 985-893-7631 or visit gallinghouse.com.

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The Man Behind The Name FRANK D’AMICO, SR ATTORNEY-AT-LAW WRITTEN BY JILL WILLIE PHOTOS BY CAMERON PAYNE

FRANK D’AMICO, SR. has been practicing law for most of his adult life. Yet, truth be told, there has never been a time in his life when he wasn’t enamored with the law. Growing up as a third generation of successful fruit and produce wholesalers in New Orleans, D’Amico knew at an early age he would not follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. He wanted to become an attorney. D’Amico’s desire to seek justice for all people—no matter their race, religion, gender or socioeconomic status—stemmed from his unique upbringing. He spent his formative years as a resident of the seventh ward, which at the time was a true melting pot of both the working and upper middle classes. The family also traveled frequently to New York City during D’Amico’s youth. Being exposed to cultural influences in food, music and architecture on such a grand scale contributed to D’Amico’s great appreciation for cultural diversity. After earning his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1951, D’Amico enlisted in the United States Army, serving as Judge-Advocate General Officer. He was deployed to Korea for a portion of his service before earning an honorable discharge in 1958. D’Amico returned to New Orleans and began building his personal injury practice. From the glitz and glamor of the Big Apple to the war grounds of Korea, D’Amico drew upon his varied experience to seek justice for his clients.

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D’Amico quickly earned a reputation as an extremely dedicated, competent and trustworthy attorney. Throughout his career, he has amassed an impressive track record representing people who have suffered severe brain and bodily injuries, serious burns and emotional distress as a result of product liability, roadway hazards, 18-wheeler accidents and motor vehicle wrecks. For more than 25 years, D’Amico was a fixture in the Central Business District, walking from his home in the French Quarter to his office in the First National Bank of Commerce building on Baronne Street. Following Hurricane Katrina, he relocated his practice to the Northshore in an office located beside the St. Tammany Administrative Complex in Slidell. Despite the change in location, D’Amico remains a familiar sight in the CBD. He can often be found at the Supreme Court Law Library researching case law and keeping up with recent rulings. His dedication to the law and to the clients he represents is as strong today as it was when he first started practicing years ago. Rather than assign cases to junior associates, D’Amico personally handles all of his cases. “When people hire Frank D’Amico, Sr., they get Frank D’Amico, Sr.,” he said. “I will not accept a case unless I know I can devote my time, resources and experiences to the best of my ability. If I take on a case, I give it my all. This is the foundation of my practice.” A solo practitioner, D’Amico has assembled a qualified team to address the specific needs of his clients. Describing them as the most loyal, intelligent and hard-working professionals he’s ever worked with, the firm is managed by Nancy D’Amico, his wife of more than 30 years. Previously the director at the department of speech-language and audiology at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Nancy consults professionally on legal cases involving head trauma. Ashley L. Springmann is D’Amico’s long-time legal assistant who is anticipating admission into law school. Lenora Talley and Sheryl Cefalu are both registered nurses who review medical records to ascertain that medical treatment is necessary and appropriate.

Angela Willis, a former forensic auditor with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Baton Rouge, is the firm’s CPA. She ensures that all client funds are managed properly and assists in determining clients’ lost wages. The D’Amico name, once synonymous with the fruit and produce business in New Orleans, is now more closely associated with the practice of law. D’Amico’s commitment to those needing a voice in the legal system has not only resonated with his clients and their families, but within his own family as well. All three of his children chose professions in the legal field; one daughter worked as a paralegal for her father, while the other two are practicing attorneys. D’Amico’s devotion to his clients is only matched by the devotion to his family. He and Nancy are proud grandparents to Frank, Blaze, Jacob and David. D’Amico wants his grandchildren to follow in his footsteps—not in the choice of profession, but in the determination to pursue their own passion. “I stepped away from a family business because I knew I was meant to practice law,” he said. “I want them to have the confidence to forge their own paths.”

The Law Offices of Frank D’Amico, Sr., is located at 500 Pontchartrain Drive in Slidell. Call 985645-0088 or visit frankdamicolaw.com for more information. Sophisticated Woman | October 2017

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Time For A Cool Change

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Embracing Your Unique Style WRITTEN BY SHARON BILBE PHOTOS BY AMY ALBERTA-ACOSTA

COOL CHANGES IN

fashion bring cool trends. Styles featured here are chunky knits, couch florals, bell sleeves, velvet embroidered motifs along with faux suedes and leathers. Floppy hats and bold, tasseled accessories complete the look. Always remember that trends may come and go, but your unique, authentic self never goes out of style. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, featured in these fashion pages are three of this year’s You Night participants. These women embody strength and perseverance with beauty and grace. You Night helps women embrace life beyond cancer.

Marie Brown faux suede jacket, $62, multi-colored fall plaid top, $39, Indigo cuffed jeans, $89 – Columbia Street Mercantile Mink suede field mule, $99 – Shoefflé

Logan Fir green floral kimono, $54, champagne knit tunic, $40, dark wash skinnies, $90, gray tracer sneakers, $32 – Simply Chic Boutique

Rhonda Olive green faux suede jacket, $64, golden floral tunic, $79, olive green leggings, $29 – Columbia Street Mercantile Dark brown suede booties, $149 – Shoefflé

Cheryl Silver/grey sleeveless cowl, $59, light gray faux suede coat, $62, dark wash jeggings, $79 – Columbia Street Mercantile Smoke suede loafer mules, $99 – Shoefflé

Rhonda Black floral print dress with three-quarter sleeves, $49 – Columbia Street Mercantile Rose suede platforms, $69 – Shoefflé

Hailey Brown faux leather jacket, $72 – Columbia Street Mercantile Mock neck pink sleeveless sweater, $80, light wash frayed hem jeans, $198, stone necklace, $48 – Cameo GIfts & Apparel Mink suede field mule, $99 – Shoefflé

Hailey Gray turtleneck poncho, $98, vegan black leather leggings, $110, black wool felt hat, $34, stone necklace, $45 – Cameo Gifts & Apparel Sophisticated Woman | October 2017

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Boutique Contact Information: Cameo GIfts & Apparel, 985-231-1332 Columbia Street Mercantile, 985-809-1690 ShoefflĂŠ, 985-898-6465 Simply Chic Boutique, 985-778-2010 Balloons donated by RSVP Decorating, 504-738-1115

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Logan Off-shoulder striped dress, $42, taupe, open-toe bootie, $42 – Simply Chic Boutique

Cheryl Light-weight chambray tunic, $44, burgundy leggings, $29, burgundy cami, $24 – Columbia Streest Mercantile Cinnamon suede-embroidered ankle bootie, $45 – Shoefflé

Rhonda Velvet jacket with embroidered front panels and back, $79, slub knit tonal striped tee, $39, cuffed deconstructed jeans, $88 – Columbia Streest Mercantile Black suede ankle boots, $139 – Shoefflé

Marie Burgundy knit maxi, $35, stone necklace, $30 – Columbia Streest Mercantilee Mink suede field mule, $99 – Shoefflé

Hailey Camel felt Hat, $18, mixed floral print romper, $40 – Columbia Streest Mercantile Gray wedge bootie, $59 – Shoefflé

Marie Tan faux suede split back vest, $66, black bell sleeved embroidered top, $129, black ponte knit pull-on trousers, $79 – Columbia Streest Mercantilee Black suede booties, $139 – Shoefflé

Logan Golden-rod top with tie side waist, $38, dark wash skinnies, $50, turquoise necklace and earring set, $12, taupe suede open-toe booties, $42 – Simply Chic Boutique Sophisticated Woman | October 2017

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Enterprising Woman

Pam Layton

Designed For Health & Healing WRITTEN BY JILL WILLIE PHOTOS BY STEVE RANDON

PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE IS nothing new to local pharmacist Pam Layton. Before she fully understood the concept of service, she witnessed it first hand. Layton spent most of her teenage years visiting her father’s medical clinic after school. Her dad, Dr. Gurmukh Bawa, practiced in a small family clinic on Broad Street in the heart of New Orleans. It was here that she not only saw the exceptional care he provided to his patients, but she also recognized the impact that his time and attention had on his patients. His commitment to medicine, as well as to the patients he served, did not go unnoticed by his only daughter. The same commitment to service—which led Dr. Bawa to become a solo practitioner following his service in the US Army—is what compelled Layton to become an independent pharmacist. Just as her father chose a path that would allow him to spend more time with his patients, Layton pursued a path that would allow her to do the same. That path led to Layton Family Pharmacy. Whether delivering medicines and sundries to nearby assisted living facilities, supporting local philanthropic activities or holding flu clinics for area businesses, Layton’s has shown it is as dedicated to serving the community as it is to serving its customers. “We are all in this together,” Layton said. “We have taken the ‘shop local’ philosophy one step further by supporting businesses as well as local causes. The feedback, referrals and positive reviews from friends, neighbors and customers confirm we are doing something right…that we really are making a difference in people’s lives.” After years of working in large chain pharmacies, Layton realized the only way she could truly deliver the personalized service she desired was to venture out on her own. She and her husband Shawn worked with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University to develop a business plan. Upon completion, they located a suitable space and built out the pharmacy according to her own distinct vision.


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GIVE PATIENTS who are FIGHTING life-threatening diseases and their caretakers

ONE LESS THING to worry about “I am lucky to have a great husband who has supported me every step of the way. Shawn helped build the pharmacy, not only in the development of the business plan, but in the actual building of displays, painting and installing flooring,” she said. “Shawn handles all of the administration, management and marketing for the pharmacy, which allows me to focus my attention on practicing pharmacology.” Layton also credits her staff with the success the pharmacy has achieved over the years. Ongoing training and team building activities help the team understand and live by the company’s mission of service. “We believe pharmacy should do more than just fill prescriptions. We want to be more than a provider of medications. We want to be an important part of the healing process,” she said. Layton Family Pharmacy is located on Highway 21 in Covington and offers clients old-fashioned, personalized service in a modern, boutique atmosphere. State-of-the-art equipment, highly trained pharmacists and an experienced support staff enable the pharmacy to serve patients with complicated diseases such as cancer and HIV as well as the special needs population, the elderly and those in hospice care. In addition to providing specialized medicines for rare, complex and chronic conditions, Layton’s also offers non-sterile compounding services for specifically designed medications as well as “sure packs” for those who struggle to manage multiple prescriptions. Packs are divided into 28-day slots, with slots containing each of the medicines that should be taken daily. Every aspect of the pharmacy is designed to evoke a sense of calm, both inside the building and outside of it. Drive-through service and a regular delivery schedule are offered as alternatives for patients who cannot or do not wish to physically come into the pharmacy. “We want to give patients who are fighting life-threatening diseases and their caretakers one less thing to worry about,” Layton said. “That’s why we offer free delivery throughout St. Tammany Parish. We help people save time and effort—two things that are better spent toward healing their bodies.”

When it comes to delivery service, Layton said that the only requirement is that someone needs to be home to accept the delivery. “These are highly regulated medicines and we cannot simply leave them on a front porch or in a mailbox. We have a responsibility to make sure medicines are getting to the right patients, and we take that responsibility seriously.” Not only does the pharmacy let customers choose the way they want to receive their medicines, it also lets them choose how they want to communicate. Refills and transfers can be done by phone, online or through their mobile app. Similarly, “available for pick up” notifications can be sent by phone, email or text messaging. Despite all the technology available to them, Layton said one thing she will never have is an automated phone system. “We are a company made up of talented people on a mission to serve people. It may seem like a small thing, but having a live person answering the phone is an important example of putting the customer first,” she said.

Layton Family Pharmacy is located at 70457 Highway 21 in Covington. Call 985-888-1170 or visit laytonfamilypharmacy.com for more information.

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Naturally Elegant WRITTEN BY CASEY PERRIN ROBERT PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY DUNFORD

A QUIET STREET near bustling Southeastern Louisiana University is one of the most sought-after addresses in Tangipahoa Parish. The homes in this neighborhood are anything but uniform, making it a natural fit for this Louisiana-inspired custom home. A low, bricked porch with reclaimed wood columns invites you up to the restored antique entry doors. Tall windows flanked by functional wood shutters with iron straps create a rhythmic pattern between copper lanterns. Has this home been here for five years, or 50, or maybe more? With two grown sons out of the house, this Hammond couple’s 20-year-old home was becoming too much; it was time to downsize. Finding a turnkey house proved challenging, so a custom build became the solution. The couple ended up finding a lot in a great location with a small house on one end and a backyard on a cul-de-sac. At the first meeting on the site, they stared at weeds, overgrowth and a dilapidated chain-link fence. Even with mud on their feet and a large task in front of them, they brimmed with optimism. A year and a half later Andrew and Nancy* moved into a house that fits the lot, the neighborhood and their style. Their designer studied the architecture of A. Hays Town and promised to deliver the heart pine floor Andrew wanted. Working with the designer, Nancy developed the floor plan from scratch, trying to keep the square footage down while making

the spaces roomy. Ease of use, maintenance requirements and longevity were paramount to the project’s success. Wide doorways throughout the house make accessibility a breeze as they age. Casement windows can be cranked open for airflow during a power outage and allow ample natural light into each room. The large attic space could be converted into a bonus room, should grandchildren (or a future buyer) demand more space. The couple didn’t even end up tearing down the original house on the property: it became the garage. To achieve the privacy the couple wanted, the entry doors lead into a wood-clad foyer, where a set of pre-Civil-War pocket doors stand as dividers on pivot hinges. When Nancy wants light to fill the main room, she easily pushes these huge, heavy doors open; when she wants privacy, she swings them back. The slate floor begins here in the foyer and runs clear through to the back courtyard. The cool green of the slate adds a balance to the warm wood tones and hints at French Quarter style. The designer decided to embed heart-pine flooring into the slate to create the definition desired for a living room, without adding walls. This led to adding a tray ceiling above that inlay, and suddenly the central feature of the home emerged. As in many projects, using skilled craftsmen paid off: the slate and pine flow smoothly together, and the wood inlay on the tray ceiling perfectly reflects the pattern on the floor. Sophisticated Woman | October 2017

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The KITCHEN CABINETRY is entirely built of RECLAIMED ANTIQUE CYPRESS that was remilled for this project.

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The tree-limb-inspired iron chandelier adds just the right touch of rustic refinement. The raised hearth and fireplace, featuring the same brick used on the exterior of the home, provide a necessary warm balance to the cool tones of the slate. The sinker cypress columns were pulled from the swamp for this very project, squared with a saw and then smoothed with an adze— the old way, the way that shows a person touched them —and were so heavy they took four men to raise into place. The only thing on the mantle is a painting of horses grazing, by Louisiana artist Robert Cook. It reminds Andrew and Nancy of the wild horses that inhabit their Idaho ranchland. More touches of that Wild West influence appear in subtle ways throughout the house, done in a Louisiana vernacular. The kitchen cabinetry is entirely built of reclaimed antique cypress that was remilled for this project. The rich color of that wood is something that cannot be replicated with today’s new species, and the darkness of the old nail holes and knots only adds to the interest. If the simple elegance of the Shaker style panels is the leading man here, the leading lady is the custom-made tile backsplash. This incredible piece of mosaic art was created to fit the dimensions specified and the colors needed. A deck-mounted potfiller preserves the effect of the Aspen leaves hanging over the gas stove. In fact, the entire kitchen was designed around Nancy’s cooking habits. She loves Corian countertops for their sanitary qualities, so it was used for all the prep surfaces. There are drawers instead of base cabinets almost everywhere, and to keep her counter clear, there is a butler’s pantry tucked behind a pair of unassuming antique doors, where everything from the coffeemaker to the cookie jar is easy to grab but stored out of sight. Nancy and Andrew also requested to have a small master bedroom and utilize built-in cabinetry in the closets instead of adding in furniture. The master bathroom became the crowning glory of the house. Another gorgeous tile mosaic is framed into the Calacatta Gold marble wall surround. The tilework flows into the shower, which has its own casement windows for light and air flow. Whether downsizing or upsizing a home, start with foundational elements like existing furniture or meaningful art will to create a space that is yours and yours alone. From front to back, each space in this home is just the fit right for a modern southern couple with western spirit. *Last name withheld for privacy.

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Roasted Chicken: Delicious, Versatile and Guaranteed to Get You Dates WRITTEN BY ELLIS V. LUCIA

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I REMEMBER THE moment distinctly. It wasn’t a gradual attraction.

I sought the attention, and the mixer beaters were my reward.

It was born of the realization of pragmatic necessity. I needed to learn how to cook not just because I wanted to eat tasty food, but because of an overarching fear that I might never get a date. My freshman year of high school was spent at a boarding house at a small all-boys school. In comparison, other students were generally older and more worldly. I wore glasses, couldn’t sing or dance and was only funny in a self-mocking way. Every meal I ate was from a can, counter or cafeteria. I anticipated the life of a stoic celibate, eating TV dinners, living with cats in a walk-up tenement. Born the last of three, I developed an independent streak at an early age. With that streak comes the corresponding burden of learning skill sets to assure self-reliance—laundry, vacuuming, cooking, notwithstanding plumbing and anything electrical above 12 volts. My mother’s Cajun mom lived across the street from my childhood home. Love and affection were magically dished stovetop from the simplest ingredients. Mama often enlisted help stirring roux, grating coconut, whipping egg whites, blending batter and I happily obliged.

It was that first love, before any other first love, that I decided to use what I had observed and teach myself how to cook. With that in mind I’ll leave you with a recipe that is very simple and may even land you a date.

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For me, roasted chicken makes for a delicious dinner and it is so much more. Leftovers make many other meals much easier or freeze beautifully. Think chicken salad, tacos, soup, crepes, enchiladas, unending possibilities. Most valuable to me, and a key to the family cooking hall of fame, is saving a few of the carcasses to make and freeze stock. The stock is golden in soups, gumbos, stews, and when reduced, take the mystery out of making excellent gravies and sauces (which we can talk about another time). If you learn to cook just one dish, roasted chicken is the one I’d choose. Abandon the ubiquitous store bought variety and go with a bird of provenance and you’ll have healthy, lean preservative free protein and the base for a healthy, delicious meal. Then the selfdeprecating humor might just be optional.


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Roasted Chicken Ingredients: 2 3-to-5-pound chickens–trust me, you’ll want a second one 3 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons black pepper–grind it yourself 1 onion, roughly cut 20 fresh thyme sprigs or use dry 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons butter, melted or room temperature If you choose to use a rackless roasting pan, add these ingredients to make a bird bed. 2 yellow onions, roughly chopped or sliced 4 carrots, roughly sliced 4 celery stalks, roughly sliced 6 whole cloves garlic Salt and pepper to taste Toss the vegetables with olive oil, salt, pepper and some thyme sprigs.

Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Preheat oven to 425, 15 minutes before you’re ready to cook. Remove giblet packets and rinse birds inside and out. Cut excess chicken fat and use paper towels to dry the bird inside and out as much as possible. Salt and pepper the inside of the bird, stuff it with onion and the remaining thyme sprigs. (Note: These steps can be done a day in advance and kept open air in the fridge for a crispier skin.) Rub the exterior with butter, salt and pepper lightly, and place the birds on the stands or lie breast up in the pan on the tossed vegetables. Add 1 cup of water or chicken stock. Tie the legs together and tuck the wing tip behind the shoulder joint. Roast for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours to an internal thigh temp of 165 degrees F.

Note: If during cooking the chicken skin is getting too brown, turn the oven temp down to 350 degrees or if not brown enough turn temp up to color you like. The important part is a doneness of 165 thigh meat temp. When done, let the chicken rest on a platter, covered, for 15 minutes. You can serve them with the vegetables or place them in a strainer and squeeze the juice from them. Separate the juice and the oil and pour juice on sliced pieces of chicken. Save the carcasses in a freezer bag or container to make stock.

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#EraseDat Summer Damage WRITTEN BY DR. MICHAEL HAAS

I FREQUENTLY GET

A Full-Service Veterinary Hospital Including:

Surgery Preventative Care Grooming/ Bathing Boarding Class IV Laser Therapy 985-888-1566 / 70323 HIGHWAY 1077 COVINGTON Dr. Christie McHughes and Dr. Kelli Urbina

asked how to erase those spots that have come from sun, natural aging and various other causes. Our faces, chests and backs of the hands take the brunt of this damage. After years of tanning and sun worship, spots and discoloration can be left behind. These dark (hyperpigmentation) and red spots are the end result of damage to skin cells and are cumulative over many years. They can also result from pregnancy, acne, some diseases and medications. Are treatments effective? Generally, over-the-counter products don’t work or are inefficient. Clinical-grade skin care products can be effective, such as skin brighteners or exfoliators. Skin brighteners (like Hydroquinone) change the chemistry of melanin production, but have had some bad press. Exfoliators speed up cellular production, allowing damaged cells to be replaced by new healthy cells. Examples of these are alpha hydroxyl acids, lactic acids and retinol. There are also a host of cosmetic procedures that are more powerful in reducing these discolorations. Photo facials (broadband light), microneedling, chemical peels and laser fractional treatments (ablative and nonablative) can all effect a reduction in these unwanted discolorations on the face, back of the hands and decollate. Each of these procedures have their value, and one may be better than the other depending on your skin type, the damage characteristics and other skin damage issues. My favorite is the photo facial, which acts like an eraser to target age spots, sun damage, rosacea, spider veins and other conditions. Treatment usually requires a combination of these treatment options over time. You need to be persistent to allow these erasers to work. So, as we say in southern Louisiana, #EraseDat!

Dr. Michael Haas has 30 years of experience in medical lasers. He is a leading authority in cryosurgical skin care and the inventor of the CryoPenÂŽ Cryosurgical Skin System. He owns Paradise on Columbia Med Spa located at 200 N. Columbia St. in Covington. For more information or to make an appointment, visit paradiseoncolumbia.com or call 985-892-8876. 30

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Halloween The Healthy Way WRITTEN BY JOY FELDMAN, NC JD

HALLOWEEN IS JUST

around the corner. Spooky goblins and wicked witches will soon be parading down your streets. There will be Halloween school feasts, Halloween parties with friends and even Halloween festivals. What are parents to do if they want their wee ones to stay away from all that sweet stuff? Make sure that during this time, your family is fed wholesome clean food, loaded with minerals and other assorted nutrients to help them stay strong and healthy. Sugar can be harmful, throw off the body’s homeostasis and result in other significant consequences. More importantly, according to the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” sugar can suppress the immune system. Instead of loading up on sugar, let’s share a simple and fun recipe so our kids maintain their health and wellness.

Pumpkin Look-Alikes Ingredients: 1 4

bag of Cuties – tangerines or mandarins will also work well stalks of celery

Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Right before serving, peel all oranges. Conversely, store them in an airtight container. Cut the celery in half lengthwise and chop into 1-inch pieces. Place in the top of the orange. Just as easy as that, you have cute Halloween pumpkin treats.

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The Ones In The Middle WRITTEN BY DR. MARY SPEED

TYPICALLY THE OLDEST and youngest siblings are recognized for their leadership and charismatic qualities. Judy Blume, however, wrote a book called “The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo.” Essentially, if you are the middle child, to get noticed, you have to do something to set yourself apart to be known from the eldest and the youngest of your siblings. A few noted middle children are Abraham Lincoln, Warren Buffet, Jennifer Lopez, Herbert Hoover, Judd Apatow, David Letterman, Anne Hathaway, Bill Gates and Britney Spears. You may be the eldest or the youngest, even a one and only—but whatever your birth order, you are some space in the between of your life. You are not at the beginning, nor are you at the end, but you are in the middle. The beginning of your life was given to you. Likely the beginning of your work life and adult life you made your own choices-full of hope and wonderful anticipation. The end of life may be full of hope also but with less eagerness in the steps toward that time. Somewhere between now and then is NOW. Maintaining enthusiasm for what you are doing in the present may be accomplished in three ways: 1. Recall that today is a day independent from days past. The freshness of this day is unmarred and a new gift, to be opened in faith, not fear of what the next 24 hours have to give you.

Coming in November: Senior Living Holiday Gift Guides Also in the November issue: Holiday Fashions Seasonal Table Decorations For advertising, call 985-893-7350

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2. Take a nap. “Ultimately, at work, the most important thing is our energy. It’s not exactly how many hours we are sitting at our desks, but how present we are when we are there.” -Arianna Huffington, “Business Insider.” 3. This evening of this day is a time to recall the unmerited pleasures of this day like the breath of cool air that caught you unawares at exactly the time you needed that refreshment.

EVERY SUNRISE is a message from God… and EVERY SUNSET His signature. –William Wordsworth


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Through the Window and Into the Garden WRITTEN BY LISA RIBBECK LYONS

WHEN OCTOBER ARRIVES, we know our year in the garden is coming to a close. While the chrysanthemums are just now starting their full show, other summer bloomers are beginning to tuck their blossoms away. This is the perfect time to make some cuttings that will produce new houseguests for the winter. I love a windowsill full of stems in little glass vases. It is so much fun to watch these lovely summer plants regenerate into indoor winter bloomers. An easy plant to begin your cutting experiment is probably one you enjoyed in your own garden all summer—the begonia. In today’s nursery, you will find countless varieties of this hardy tropical perennial. The leaf color, as well as the bloom, provides a wide array of color and shape. Some begonias are grown for their beautiful, waxy and shiny leaves. Others are coveted for their beautifully shaped flowers and leaves. Whichever you have, this is an excellent plant to propagate in the windowsill. Start with about a four-inch or longer cutting. Remove the leaves at the bottom so that at least an inch and a half will be under water. Keep the water level consistent and fresh. Watch for hair-like roots that will begin to emerge from the sides of the submerged stems.

Once the roots are about two inches in length, transfer your cutting to a small pot. You will fill the pot with small pebbles and potting soil made for good drainage. I like to use the soil made for cacti or succulents. Keep the soil moist but not wet. You will probably have several small pots at this point, so place them on a tray filled with pebbles or pea gravel to keep your new plants in a moist environment. If they are located in a bright, sunny location they should begin to reward you with blooms that will last through the winter. Should this sound like too much work, simply purchase a ready-potted begonia plant and begin to enjoy the color and beauty of this simple plant immediately. Water the plant only when the soil feels dry to the touch and the leaves look a little droopy. Overwatering is not a friend of an indoor begonia. Clip the dead blooms and don’t forget to talk to your new houseguest daily! There are lots more tips online for growing these beautiful plants. The best part of this cutting experience is that, come spring, this indoor guest is easily transferred to a semi shady spot in your well-drained garden for a summer of blooming delight. Give it a try today! Email your gardening questions to Lisa at shakeslyons@aol.com.

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Ribbon CUTTINGS

Dynamic Physical Therapy, 1550 Ochsner Blvd. in Covington.

Evolve Studio, 2963 Highway 190 in Mandeville..

‹ Keesler Federal Credit Union, 2101 N. Hwy.190, Suite 107 in Covington.

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Success by Design, 8 St. Anne Drive in Mandeville.

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Business After Hours The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours at Christwood in September.

Kelly Kicking Cancer The Kelly Kicking Cancer Foundation hosted the third annual fundraising gala at the Castine Center in August. In addition to food, a live band and silent and live auctions, the New Orleans Black And Gold Super Fans entertained the crowd with a second line entrance, autographs and picture taking. Kelly Kicking Cancer was founded in 2015 in memory of Kelly C. O’Mahoney of Mandeville who passed away from inoperable brain cancer in 2014. Funds support brain cancer research and two scholarships for young Louisiana women.

Pop Up Happy Hour Northshore Young Professionals enjoy networking and drinks during a Pop Up Happy Hour at Legacy Kitchen’s Due North in Mandeville.

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Riverside Elementary School Open House Parents and students attended an open house at Riverside Elementary School in August. The students enjoyed showing their parents around the school. Pictured are students and parents visiting Mrs. Currera’s classroom

Lakeshore High School Helps Coach Lakeshore High School students are doing their part to help Coach Greg Battistella who suffered a stroke during a jamboree football game in Slidell. Battistella is the school’s head baseball coach and an assistant football coach. Students and parents have been raising funds to support his continued recovery at a rehab facility. A medical fund has been set up at Whitney Bank.

St. Paul Kicks Off Football Season August 25th brought a new look to the school day at Saint Paul’s School. The football team demonstrated their Wolf pride by donning their game day jerseys in honor of hosting the Christian Brothers Jamboree in Hunter Stadium that evening. Parker Pierson, Brady Loisel, Jared Kreeger, Daniel Zuckerman, William Grand, Carter Elie and Thomas Bourgeois are pictured under the Signum Fidei Pavilion.

St. Scholastica Adacemy seniors Kate Weldon and Mackenzie Donegan enjoy lunch with their “little sis,” eighth grader Abigail Williams at Saint Scholastica Academy’s Big Sis – Little Sis Lunch.

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Superstar Visitor at Madisonville Elementary Ms. Judy Helmstetter’s kindergarten class at Madisonville Elementary had a super star visitor in September. Elisa Guillot’s dad, Ryan, helped create a shirt with the class. The class had a shining star good time!


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St. Tammany Students Enjoy Eclipse Students at St. Tammany Parish School System schools enjoyed watching the solar eclipse in August. Teachers used the eclipse as a learning opportunity and made certain students safely viewed the event using protective glasses and viewers. Students from Little Oak and Mandeville Elementary schools are pictured.

Northshore Teens Receive Girl Scout Gold Award Alexa Wen Fisher of Covington, Heather O’Mahoney of Mandeville and Jazmine Pittman of Slidell earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award for the Ambassador and Senior levels. The trio was honored with a reception and pinning ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge on Aug. 2. To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, young women must demonstrate ability and skill in goal-setting, planning, putting values into action and relating to the community, which includes planning and executing a community service project with a minimum 80 hours of work that reaches beyond the Girl Scout organization and provides a sustainable, lasting benefit to the community.

BLMS Names Students of the Month Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as “Students of the Month.” Students receive a certificate, a studentof-the-month button, pencil and one free concession snack. Septembers students, who are pictured with Assistant Principal Kimberly Williams, are Kelis Green, Asia Davis, Destiny James, Devin Davis, Gabrielle Batson, Jaida Melan, Gavin Bech, Savanna Ducre, Gretchen Kahl and Terranay Poole (not pictured).

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Professional Women of St. Tammany Host Mayoral Forum Professional Women of St. Tammany hosted a mayoral forum in September at Tchefuncta Country Club. Mayors from Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell and Covington spoke at a luncheon, each addressing successes and challenges in their municipalities. Pictured are Karen Wall, Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat, Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper, Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere and Stephanie Miller Murphy.

‹ Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park Donate Funds for Roof Repair Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park provided more than $12,000 to reimburse St. Tammany Parish for a portion of the cost of repairing the roof of the historic Salmen Lodge, located within Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell. The Salmen Lodge is a 200-year-old French Creole-style building, which is thought to have been built in the first decade of the 1800s and served as a major trading post for a century. The roof repair is part of an ongoing restoration effort.

‹ Women’s Expo Sally-Ann Roberts was a guest speaker at the Northshore Women’s Expo held in September at the Castine Center in Mandeville. The event also included a fashion show, and proceeds benefitted the Professional Women of St. Tammany and Slidell Women’s Civic Club.

Relay for Life Held at Lakeview Regional Medical Center Pastor Bonnie Poirier gave the invocation prayer at the kick-off of the Relay For Life: Festival of Hope event held in Mandeville in September. Poirier is associated with the St. Francis of Assisi ministry. The event also included kids’ activities, a Mr. Relay pageant, box car derby and luminaria ceremony.


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Chamber Holds Candidates’ Forum The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce held a candidates’ forum in August for those running for the Louisiana House of Representatives District 77 seat vacated by John Schroder. Pictured are Lisa Condry Ward, Col. Rob Maness, Casey Revere and Mark Wright.

‹ STPPS Presented with Pocket Constitutions Members of the Pierre de Mandeville Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented pocket Constitutions to the St. Tammany Parish Public School system to distribute to students. The DAR also gives the school system books of historical interest for use in school libraries and gives out Citizenship Awards at the end of each school year.

‹ Dr. Justin D. Fowlkes Joins North Oaks Pulmonology Clinic Dr. Justin D. Fowlkes has joined North Oaks Pulmonology Clinic. He specializes in helping patients who have lung-related diseases or breathing problems like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pneumonia. Fowlkes earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed an internal medicine residency and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship through Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.

Groundbreaking Held for St. Tammany Behavioral Health Campus Ground was broken for the first component of the Safe Haven project, located on the site of Northlake Behavioral Health Campus in September. Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish president, was joined by Nick Richard, director of NAMI, St. Tammany, Safe Haven project team members and representatives from parish agencies and hospitals to break ground on the facility that will house the NAMI St. Tammany Drop-In Center, the first component of the project. The drop-in center will accommodate adults with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders.

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1 Extravagala! benefitting the Youth Service Bureau. 5:30–8

CALENDAR

EVERY 2ND & 4TH MONDAY

EVERY FRIDAY

St. Tammany Outreach for the Prevention of

“Legacies for All” Estate Planning. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Suicide SOS Survivors of Suicide Support Group.

$500 per basic estate plan that includes a will, power

6:30–8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1895 Hwy. 190,

of attorney and living will, Christie Tournet & Associates,

Mandeville, 985-237-5506, stops-la.org.

1795 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 103A, Mandeville, 985-951-2177.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY Northshore Table Tennis Club, 6:30–9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 22519 Highway 36, Abita Springs.

EVERY WEDNESDAY Covington Farmers Market. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

p.m., $60 per ticket, 2 Country Club Park, Covington, 985-893-2570, ysbworks.com/extravagala.

4 OnSTAGE at the Fuhrmann: The Comedy Ventriloquism of Lynn Trefzger. 7–9 p.m., $15–$50, Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington, 985-892-1873.

4–7 St. Tammany Parish Fair. 9 a.m. daily, midway rides, music, rodeo, ag exhibits, 1304 Columbia St., Covington, 985-892-8421, sttammanyparishfair.info.

6 Carey Street Crawl. Arts, crafts, music, vendors, food,

EVERY SATURDAY

5–9:30 p.m., 2200 block of Carey St., Slidell. Dew Drop Jazz Hall Fall Concert Series. 6:30–9

Covington Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–noon, 609 N.

p.m. $10 at the door, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville,

Columbia St. or side lawn of the Covington Police

dewdropjazzhall.com, 985-624-9604.

Department, covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

6–8

Hammond Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–noon, corner of

Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival. 11 a.m., $50–$100,

W. Thomas St. and S.W. Railroad Ave., downtown

Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd.,

Hammond, 985-277-5680, dddhammond.com.

camcityjazzfest.com, 504-517-3588.

Camellia City Market. 8 a.m.–noon., 1808 Front St.,

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Slidell, camelliacitymarket.org.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

EVERY 3RD THURSDAY

Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. 9 a.m.–1

9 a.m.–2 p.m., Fritchie Park, 905 Howze Beach Road,

Women of Infinite Possibilities. 10 a.m..–noon, St.

p.m., Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center,

Slidell, keepsttammanybeautiful.org.

Anthony’s Gardens, 601 Holy Trinity Dr., Covington,

985-624-3147, mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Northshore, 9:30 a.m., Fontainebleau State Park, 62883 Highway 1089,

985-867-5234, womenofwip.org. Troubadours Songwriter Night, presented by the Northshore Songwriters Circle. 6:30–9 p.m., free, Covington Brewhouse, 226 East Lockwood St., Covington, 985-893-2884, facebook.com/ TroubadoursSongwriterNight.

Mandeville, 504-613-6505.

EVERY 2ND SATURDAY

Mandeville Live! Free Fall Concert Series. 6:30–8

Madisonville Art Market. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.,

p.m., Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville,

Water St., Madisonville, 985-643-5340, madisonvilleartmarket.com.

985-624-3147. Northshore Cajun Dance at Abita Town Hall. Dance lessons from 7–7:30 p.m., live music starts at 8 p.m., $10 non-members/$8 members, Abita Springs Town Hall,

EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

EVERY 2ND & 4TH SATURDAY

Lafitte Street Market. 4–8 p.m. on Thursdays;

Folsom Village Market. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 13401 June St.,

9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturdays,

985-507-6496.

698 Lafitte St., Mandeville.

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EVERY SUNDAY

Rockin’ the Rails Fall Outdoor Concert Series.

Abita Springs Farmers Market. Noon–4 p.m., Abita

5–7:30 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New

Trailhead, 985-807-4447, mrnmedic@gmail.com.

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Unleashed! Rescue Me Gala for St. Tammany Humane Society. 7–11 p.m., $125 advance/ $150 at door, Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville, 985-892-7387, sthumane.org.

EVERY THURSDAY

Hampshire St., Covington, 985-892-1873.

22161 Level St., 504-583-8603.

7–8 Louisiana Wildfowl Festival. Saturday, 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., $5 adults/ $1 children, The Castine Center at Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, 985-892-2215, lwccg.com.


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20–NOV 5

Old Feed Store Music Series. Noon–1 p.m., every

Slidell Newcomers Sell-a-Bration Arts & Crafts Show,

“August: Osage County,” presented by Playmakers

Saturday in October, Marsolan’s Feed & Seed Store,

10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday,

314 E Gibson St., Covington, 985-515-1934.

free, Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center

Community Theater. 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington, 985-893-1671, playmakersinc.com.

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Blvd., Slidell, sell-a-brationcraftshow.webs.com.

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21st Annual Harvest Cup Polo Classic, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.,

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$150 in advance, Summergrove Farm, 16191 Highway 40,

Northshore Half Marathon. 7 a.m., $2 park entry fee

Folsom, 985-892-5258, harvestcuppolo.com.

for runners and spectators, Fontainebleau State Park,

Bring It Home Northshore’s Warrior Wing Cook-

62883 Highway 1089, Mandeville, 504-237-7774,

streets, Mandeville, 985-624-3147.

off. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., $10/free for children under 6,

northshorehalfmarathon.com.

Abita Opry Fall Concert Series. Front porch

American Legion Post 185, 1680 St. Ann Place, Slidell,

Curator’s Commentary presented by St. Tammany

985-290-1587, bringithomens.org. Golf Tournament benefitting the Greg Battistella Medical Fund. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., $100 per golfer, Royal Golf Club in Slidell, 504-799-5924.

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Art Association. A reception for the launch of “Self Reflection: Photographs from the New Orleans Museum of Art,” 4 p.m., free, 320 North Columbia St., Covington, 985 892 8650. Third Sunday Concert Series. 5 p.m., free, Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire Street,

Sunset Symphony on the Lake with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. 5–8:30 p.m., free, rain date is Oct. 22, Lakeshore Drive between Coffee and Carroll

performance 6–7 p.m., concert 7–9 p.m., $18, Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs, 985892-0711. Fall for Art 2017. 6–9 p.m., St. Tammany Art Association and throughout Downtown Covington, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985-892-8650, sttammanyartassociation.org.

Covington, 985-892-3177.

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Abita Springs Water Festival. Free, noon–5 p.m.,

Christmas gifts, Benedict’s, Mandeville, 10:30 a.m., 985630-6491.

Live at Chenier Concert, 6–8:30 p.m., free,

abitawaterfest.com.

Mandeville-Covington Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, Pam Shram as speaker and vendors with

13–22 Arthur Miller: All My Sons. 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington, 985-892-1873, evangelinetheater.com.

13–28

1901 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-778-0459, bestofmandeville.com.

19–20

Chamber of Commerce. Time varies daily, $40–$75, Slidell, 504-439-2543, atasteofoldetowne.com.

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Theater, 153 Robert St., Slidell, 985-707-1597,

Dew Drop Jazz Hall Fall Concert Series. 6:30–9

cafeluke.com.

p.m. $10 at the door, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville,

Louisiana Refuge Complex, 61389 Highway 434,

A Taste of Olde Towne, presented by East St. Tammany

noon on Friday, free, St. Scholastica Academy gym, ssacad.org.

“The Sunshine Boys,” presented by Cafe Luke Dinner

20th Annual Wild Things. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Southeast

25–29

Dove Market. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m.–

20

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Trailhead Plaza, 22049 Main St., 985-892-0711,

985-624-9604, dewdropjazzhall.com. Sunset at the Landing Concert. 6–9 p.m., free, Columbia Street Landing, Covington, 985-892-1873.

Columbia Street Block Party. 6:30–9:30 pm, 200-500 Block of Columbia Street, 985-892-1873.

27–28 “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” presented by Slidell Little Theatre. 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, 985-641-0324, slidelllittletheatre.org.

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Lacombe, 985-882-2025, fws.gov.

20–22

Jazz’n the Vines Fall Concert Series. 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.,

Festival of the Lake, benefiting Our Lady of the

$10 adults/free for under 17, Pontchartrain Vineyards

$10 adults/free for under 17, Pontchartrain Vineyards

Lake Catholic Church. 5–10 p.m., third block of

Winery, 81250 Highway 1082, Bush, 985-892-9742.

Winery, 81250 Highway 1082, Bush, 985-892-9742.

Lafitte Street, food, drink and games, 985-626-5671,

Lagniappe at the Landing Concert. Free, 6–9 p.m.,

festivalofthelake.com.

Columbia Street Landing, Covington, 985-892-1873.

with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.,

Vintage Market Days. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5

$20–37, Our Lady of Lourdes, 3924 Berkley St., Slidell,

p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 1301 N.W. Central

28–29

Beethoven and Blue Jeans: Evening at the Cinema

Jazz’n the Vines Fall Concert Series. 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.,

Slidell Antique Fall Street Fair. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., First,

504-523-6530, lpomusic.org.

Ave., Amite, selouisiana.vintagemarketdays.com.

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20–28

Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.,

Rocky Horror Freak Show–Sideshow Under the Big

28–NOV 12

$10 adults/$5 seniors/active military and kids under 12

Top, presented by Cutting Edge Theater. 8–10 p.m.,

“The Boy in the Bathroom,” presented by 30 by Ninety

free, Mulberry and Water streets, Madisonville, 985845-9200, woodenboatfest.org.

$28.50–$30, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-649-

Theatre. 800 Lafayette St., Mandeville, 844-THE-3090, 30byninety.com.

3727, cuttingedgetheater.com.

Second and Erlanger streets in Olde Towne Slidell, 985641-6316, slidellantiques.com.

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Halloween

CALENDAR

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Zombie Paintball Interactive Ride. 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in

Boo Fest and Chili Challenge. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., gates open at 9 a.m. for special needs

October, $15, shoot paintballs at zombies from a trailer, Gulf Coast Paintball

families, trick-or-treating, costume contest, photo booth, Lakeview Regional Medical Center,

Field, 54262 Apple Pie Ridge Road, Slidell, 985-707-7445.

95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington.

7 Olde Towne Pumpkin Fest. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., free, pumpkin decorating contests,

Trickin’ and Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead. 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, Covington, 985-892-1873.

costume parade, food, First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., Slidell.

13–14

Spook & Boo’s Halloween Bash to benefit Greg Battistella Medical Fund. 7:30 p.m., $100 per couple/$60 per person, 126 Bertel Drive, Covington, 985-264-5437.

Field of Screams. 5–8 p.m., free, Covington Recreation Center at Blue Swamp

Creek, 4001 DePorres Rd., Covington. Unity in the Community. 4–9 p.m., free, trick-or-treating, costume contest, music, barbecue

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cook off, Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville.

Columbia Street Halloween Block Party. 6:30–9:30 p.m., free, jack-o-lantern

contest, kids activities, 200-500 block of Columbia Street, Covington.

29 Bayou Jam Concert: Vince Vance Halloween Bash, 5:30–7:30 p.m., free, Heritage

Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell.

31 Madisonville Not-So-Scary Spook House. 6–9 p.m., free, Town Hall, 403 St. Francis St.,

Madisonville.

Abita Springs Halloween Block Party. 5:30 p.m., free, games, food, trick-or-treating, Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs.

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