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Enterprising Woman

Adriana R. Nagy, MD FACC St. Tammany Heart & Vascular Institute

Northshore’s Leading Physicians

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May 2010 ENTERPRISING WOMAN

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Dr. Adriana R. Nagy— St. Tammany Heart & Vascular Institute

Happy Mother’s Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Traditional Medicine Merges with Modern Advances . . . . . . . . . . 20

Sun Damage Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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LIFESTYLE & LEISURE

Dr. Katherine L. Williams, Compassionate Care for Women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Hats off Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Ask The Vet, The Dreaded Bloat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Kristi Cook, O.D, Dedicated Eye Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Dos and Don’ts of Managing an Inheritance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Dr. Pedro A. Serrant, Wellness from the Inside Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

It’s Mother’s Day—Time to Put your Feet Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

HOME & GARDEN

Spring For it! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Spring Cleaning—Is Now the Time to Buy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

COMMUNITY

Gardening: New Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

HEALTH & FITNESS Thyroid, Adrenal, and Hormones—Part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Braces: Not Just for Kids Anymore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Ethics Training to Begin in Mandeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 St. Tammany Cultural Season Guide Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Celebrate May in Slidell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

BEAUTY & STYLE

Covington is Open for Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Indulge in Pampering and Luxury—The Roosevelt . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Chamber Provides Vital Support to Local Businesses . . . . . . . . . . 35

Shopping Scene Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Slidell Chosen for Program on Economic Development . . . . . . . 35

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Should it Wait?—What Dental Services are Necessary . . . . . . . . . . .5

Around Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Mother’s Day Contest Winner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

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MAY IS THE MONTH we sit on the precipice of summer, legs dangling. I can literally smell the beach and the swimming pool, but first we have to meander through the rest of spring with its many rites of passage. Kids graduate from kindergarten, make their First Communions and the school year winds down. Teen-aged girls are off to their proms in fancy dresses, and graduates leave home as they close the door on childhood and step into the world as adults. And in May, of course, we take time to honor our mothers. It is an emotionally packed time, especially for us moms. We have to watch as our babies get bigger, come into themselves and leave us behind. All along the journey of Motherhood, we know this is how it is supposed to happen. Our job is to give them their wings right? For me, the sweet irony is that as we mark these milestones, make these transitions and celebrate Motherhood, we realize we were the ones who taught them to use those wings. This month’s issue is a terrific tool for all moms, whether veteran or newbie. Pore over advice about staying healthy from the Northshore’s leading physicians, you may well find a doctor that is right for you. Maybe one of the tantalizing recipes inside sounds like ideal Mother’s Day fare (let someone else do the cooking). Take a minute to check the May calendar and find the perfect event to share with family, or plunge into by yourself. And be sure to grab some tissues while you read our winning Mother Daughter essay. Whatever you do, if you are a mom, savor every moment and enjoy the adulation. If you still have your mom, make sure to thank her for those wings. Thanks Mom.


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Father-Daughter Photo Win a Free Spa Day Remember that first FatherDaughter dance? Dad carrying you on his shoulders? Helping you bait your first hook? When he walked you down the aisle? We all have memories and photos of those special moments and milestones. Sophisticated Woman invites you to share some of them with us and our readers. We will publish the top winners in the June issue of the magazine, in honor of Father’s Day. Others will be published on our website. The first prize is a spa day for two at the Guerlain Spa at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The runner up will receive a gift certificate to N’Tini’s New Orleans Steak & Martinis in Mandeville. It’s easy. Just submit your photo and a caption through our website by May 14, 2010. Visit www.SophisticatedWomanMagazine.com.

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FROM LEFT: Rosalind Brewer, keynote speaker. Emcee Moe Clary moved the program along. Nolie Roundtree, winner of “prettiest hat award.” Joanne Gallinghouse, publisher of Sophisticated Woman, Dr. Dwan Mabry, Enterprising Woman of the Year; Byron Beck Walmart marketing manager

product development at Kimberly-Clark to overseeing strategic direction of growth for 1/3 of the entire U.S. for Walmart. She also cited statistics about how women in leadership roles positively impact the bottom line in major corporations as well as Walmart’s commitment to fostering diversity in leadership positions. The program ended with the announcement of the top three Enterprising Women for 2009: Dr. Dawn Mabry, OB/GYN (winner); Dr. Catherine Wilbert of Wellness Innovations (first runner-up); Donna Benfatti of N’Tini’s New Orleans Steak & Martinis (second runner-up). You can read their stories on our website, www.SophisticatedWomanMagazine.com.

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Professional Development Seminar Sophisticated Woman’s first seminar was held in conjunction with the Hats Off luncheon, and kicked off the day. The first presenter, Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell, president and CEO of 4MAT 4Business, conducted an interactive component of her workshop that helped attendees determine their learning styles. Dr. Catherine Wilbert, author of a recently published book, Mending Your Metabolism, followed with a presentation on looking and feeling fabulous after 40. Thanks to both presenters for making our first ever seminar such a success.

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ON MARCH 26, eleven Enterprising Women and one brave Enterprising Man were honored at Sophisticated Woman’s fifth annual Hats Off luncheon. These Enterprising Women and Man graced the covers of our magazine last year, and provided readers with inspiring stories about their lives and insight into their businesses. Readers were asked to vote for their favorite at the beginning of the year, and the results were announced amidst great anticipation. Things got off to a great start as attendees sipped refreshing mimosas donated by Rouse’s and Saia’s while browsing the silent auction spaced around the main room of the elegant Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville. Local businesses were very generous this year, and the proceeds were donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center. Moe Clary, who recently stepped down as president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West to throw in her own hat for the mayor of Covington race, served as emcee. A proud graduate of the UNO School of Stand Up Comedy and 2007 Enterprising Woman of the Year, Moe amused the audience with her quick wit. Keynote speaker Rosalind Brewer, EVP and president of the Walmart South Business Unit, gave a fascinating speech about her own rise in the corporate world—starting with a B.S. in Chemistry and working in

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1| Over 450 people attended St. Tammany Hospital Foundation’s fourth annual Gurney Games presented by Fauntleroy & Latham Architects, contributing almost $30,000 toward the foundation’s goal of strengthening St. Tammany Parish Hospital for generations to come. Pictured is Best Overall Gurney“Cleopatra and Her Entourage” STPH Outpatient Pavilion. 2| Trish Neufeld of Baton Rouge, hosted acclaimed oil painting artist, Carol Hallock on April 1st at her home in Baton Rouge. Artwork of Hallock’s was shown throughout. Wine and food were served at the event, culminating in a demonstration by Hallock as she painted one of her signature bayou paintings in her unique expressive style. 3| Central Progressive Bank (CPB) associates gathered in the Lacombe Operations Center on March 26 to present checks to eight charities that directly benefit our Northshore communities. The associates raised money by donating one dollar each Friday throughout the year to wear jeans to work. continued on page 38

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Learning About the Dreaded Bloat OF ALL THE POTENTIAL emergencies that dogs face, one condition stands out. It is one of the most dreaded of all: gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV). This condition, often incorrectly referred to as bloating, requires immediate treatment or death will follow. This serious condition affects mostly deep-chested dog breeds, but can occur in any dog. Normally, the stomach is positioned high in the abdomen and holds a small amount of gas, fluids, and any food being digested. The stomach undergoes a rhythmic cycle of receiving food, contractions, grinding, and emptying. Sometimes, the stomach can become distended with gas or ingesta. This accumulation can stretch the stomach to many times its normal size which causes tremendous abdominal pain. This grossly distended stomach can rotate up and over itself which causes the esophagus (inlet) and duodenum (exit) to twist also. These actions cut off the blood supply to the stomach as well as the exit routes for gas and food, hence the nonproductive retching. This situation is lifethreatening and the dog will die a painful death within hours unless the condition is treated immediately. Signs of GDV may include an obviously distended stomach (especially near the ribs). The most important sign of GDV is the nausea with non-productive retching. If you observe abdominal swelling, nausea, and unproductive retching, you need to seek veterinary care immediately. There are some measures owners can take to lower the chances of GDV. For some at-risk breed owners, there is a benefit of having a prophylactic surgery performed that can decrease the possibility of GDV. If you have any questions or want to learn more about preventative measures, please contact your local veterinarian.

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Mother/Father of the Bride A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine  thickens desert us; when trouble around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. Heatstroke —Washington Irving.

wedding day that I thought of first when I read your call for the mom/daughter story. When I met my husband, Brian, and knew he would be my husband, I immediately thought of my wedding day—without my daddy. It was heartbreaking and a picture I had in my mind from the day he died. I troubled myself endlessly with the traditional act of the father walking the daughter down the aisle. Who would do that now? It brought me to tears on many occasions. I thought of my brothers—scratch. I thought about uncles—scratch. I thought about friends of the family—scratch. Then I thought about iswho a serious and had been there for me in the ‘fatherly way’ since my that daddy is died? My Mom. When often fatal occurrence I’M NOT SURE that anyone can truly underI got married having the mom walk the wholly preventable. stand the magnitude and great responsibildaughter down the aisle was very nonity it is to be a mother until you have become traditional but I’ve always been an ‘outside one yourself. My mom is my best friend. My the box’ kind of thinker so asking my mom comforter. My encouragement. My protector. to give me away was the perfect thing to do. My father. The reason is simple. My daddy I remember the gorgeous dress she wore and died 4 days before my college graduation so the feeling of my arm in hers as we entered my mom has had the blessing, yes a blessing, the sanctuary. The room was in awe as we of being there for me as my mom and my walked arm in arm down the aisle. My mom dad in some of the most significant times was the perfect person to give me over to the of my life. My college graduation, both from man God divinely created just for me. Thank Bachelors and Masters, my wedding and the you for being there, Mom! birth of my only child. It is the story of my — Kim Walker

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THE SEARCH FOR THE ultimate gift for the cherished woman in your life is now over. One of only three locations in the United States, the Guerlain Spa, part of the renowned Guerlain skincare brand known worldwide for almost two centuries as a leader in beauty, has opened its doors at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. With luxurious treatments featuring exquisite Guerlain products, this full service spa is the answer to the every woman’s relaxation prayer. The elegant 12,500-square-foot spa offers five-star delivery of beauty and well-being treatments, including facial and body therapies, harmonizing massages, intensive hand and foot therapies, and dedicated men’s therapies. Full- and partial-day spa experiences and hotel accommodation retreat packages also are available. To further enhance its services to luxury travellers, the hotel worked with Guerlain Spa to develop an exclusive two-hour treatment that is available to all patrons. Known as the Waldorf Impériale, this treatment creates a cocooning experience focused on sensory renewal, with the combined luxury of an indulgent

massage and decadent facial, featuring Guerlain’s age-defying Orchidée Impériale skincare. “Every treatment from Guerlain Spa is transformed into a customized moment created for each guest, much like the overall experience our hotel guests expect,” said Tod Chambers, general manager at the Roosevelt New Orleans. “From the selection of a personal Guerlain scent to the expertise of Guerlain’s highly skilled beauty therapists, our guests and visitors will embark on a transformational journey toward rejuvenation.” The spa, one of the largest and most complete in the area, features: 10 private treatment rooms, a couple’s therapy suite, and the double VIP suite, so couples can experience all services in a relaxed and romantic setting. The double VIP suite also features a private en suite bathroom with a steam shower that includes dual rain showerheads and individual controls for music and lighting for personalized experiences. Also look for a VIP treatment room with en suite bathroom.


The Vichy Shower treatments consist of full-body exfoliations on a cushioned table with five to seven showerheads cascading water on strategic locations along the body to relax, restore and soothe muscle aches and tension. Hydrotherapy facilities include a Stas-Doyer hydrotherapy tub with up to 230 jets that create a whirlpool massage designed to relieve muscle tension in six key areas of the body. Our full-service salon offers highend cuts, as well as makeup application, and a pre-therapy footbath and relaxation lounge. Browse the extensive retail section featuring the skincare, makeup and fragrance collections of Guerlain Paris. Finally, utilize 2,300 square feet of fitness space, including a private locker room. The Guerlain Spa, open to hotel guests and the general public, is located on the first floor of the hotel and accessible from both inside the hotel and Baronne Street. The spa is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Complimentary valet parking is available with each appointment. Situated in the heart of downtown New Orleans, the legendary Roosevelt, part of the lavish Waldorf Astoria family of hotels and resorts, boasts 504 rooms, of which 135 are luxury suites; the legendary Blue Room; the Sazerac Bar and Restaurant; John Besh’s Domenica Restaurant; Teddy’s Café; and state-of-the-art meeting and convention rooms. Other amenities designed to position the Roosevelt New Orleans as a destination favoured by luxury travellers include a comprehensive business center, private dining and suite butler service, an outdoor pool and courtyard, and a specialty gift shop. Mother’s Day at the Roosevelt will feature a Jazz brunch in the majestic Waldorf Astoria Ballroom. The extensive menu even includes special favorites for the kids. Come and enjoy complimentary champagne, complimentary valet parking, and live Jazz by the James Rivers Movement. The Guerlain Spa at the Roosevelt Hotel is located at 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, open Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. To book your reservation call 504-335-3190 or email guerlainspa@therooseveltneworleans.com. Information on the Roosevelt New Orleans is available at www.therooseveltneworleans.com.

“From the selection of a personal Guerlain scent to the expertise of Guerlain’s highly skilled beauty therapists, our guests and visitors will embark on a transformational journey toward rejuvenation.”

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HEALTHY SKIN BEGINS with Clarisonic. Give Mom the experience of healthier more alive and vibrant skin—unleash its true beauty. There is beauty in healthy skin. Call for your complimentary consultation. Elizabeth Kinsley, MD, 7039 Hwy. 190 E. Service Rd., Ste. C, Covington, 985-893-3737, www.doctorkinsley.com

WOMEN’S CONSIGNMENT STORE now located in Lagniappe Shoe Warehouse. Women’s clothing and accessories in great condition like these brown leather shoes by Cole Haan. Clean out your closet and make some money! Lagniappe Shoes & Women’s Consignment, 1615 Collins Blvd., Covington, 985-249-5021, www.lagniappeshoes.com

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GIVE A REJUVENATING Guerlain Spa treatment from The Roosevelt New Orleans. Gift card spa experiences and hotel retreat packages are available. Spa clients receive complimentary valet parking. The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, 504-335-3190, www. therooseveltneworleans.com


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DELIGHT MOM with the perfect gift of this springtime yellow strapless dress or one of the many other styles to choose from. We also carry a variety of accessories such as handbags, belts, jewelry and even men’s clothes. Open Mon–Sat, 10:30–5:00pm. Laurier, 218 Lee Lane, Covington, 985-875-0823

THIS MOTHER’S DAY give Mom a Janome Memory Craft 11000; it is a sewing, embroidery and quilting machine all in one. Also offering designer fabrics, furniture, notions, irons & more. Mention this ad and receive 20% off. Precision Sewing Machines, 3997 Hwy. 190 E. Service Rd., 985-249-6156 www.sewingmachineoutlet.com

HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS are here just in time for summer! Choose from a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. You are sure to find that perfect one for Mom. Free gift wrap is always available. Suzanne’s Gift Boutique, Hwy. 21 in Pelican Landing Shopping Center, Covington, 985-871-1581

CHARM MOM FOR Mother’s Day with our beautiful Waxing Poetic Charms. Our simple favorites easily join forces with other charms to make a secret story all your own. Mira Mia, Covington, 69305 Hwy. 21, 985-893-6556 and Slidell, 2179 Gause West, 985-781-9009

THIS SEA URCHIN salt dish will surprise Mom. Be it sea, kosher or table…this elegant dish and petite spoon make it much better than shaking it up! See all the home accent pieces available for gift giving. The Villa, Inc., Clothing~Gifts~Accessories 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-9797, www.thevilla-la.com

SHOP FOR THE NEWEST spring dresses, rompers, jeggings & skinny jeans. Fun, affordable trendy fashions arriving daily. Voted Northshore’s Best 07, 08 & 09! All About Me, 4632 Hwy 22, Mandeville, 985-845-2424, 2179 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, 985-646-0012, www.allaboutmestyle.com

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PRIVATE BEACH is your one-stop summer shop for everything. Check out this “Made Ya Look” bikini by O’Neill Swim embellished with gold rings. Coordinating bottoms, tops, flip flops, beach bags and hats. Private Beach, 2180 N. Causeway Blvd., 985-674-2326, 1600 W. Causeway Appr., 985-237-6040

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Let us do the cooking with our specialty “brick oven pizzas” with the freshest and finest ingredients always used. Come join us Tues–Sat for lunch or dinner. Live music & courtyard dining. Sorelli’s Brick Oven, 321 North Columbia, Covington, 985-327-5541. Visit sorellisbrickoven.com

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It’s not often our moms will buy themselves the gift of health. A facial is another gift of health that will introduce your mom to the special strokes of massage on the face while nourishing her skin as well. The favored facial usually includes a massage for the hands, feet, neck and shoulders while the face is moisturized and even treated to warm and cold stones. This type of treatment always says, “Mom, I love you and want you to enjoy a gift that you’d probably never buy for yourself.” Ideally, a Mother’s Day gift would include massage, facial and other treatments to last a few hours—throw in some Mimosas and you have the ideal “out of the ordinary” gift. Delight her with a slimming body wrap in a spa package for a special, overall glow. Remember, a spa gift certificate is always the perfect color, style and fit.

Dora Ochoa’s office, Body Sugaring USA Day Spa, is located in Mandeville at 1800 West Causeway Approach, Ste. 122. Call 985-626-5538 or visit bodysugaringusa.com. Dora is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork.


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How to pack for one week in one suitcase, all in one hour. DON’T STRESS over packing for your seven day resort vacation before you even leave. Try following this guideline and get over 22 outfits for your week away. (4 are shown) • 2 capris: 1 wheat linen, 1 blue denim • 2 shorts: 1 white denim, 1 blue denim • 1 skirt: print (sample doubles as a dress) • 1 dress: print • 4 tops—2 solids: white, yellow 2 prints: green, magenta • white, print, magenta, blue tanks/camis • 2 light jackets: jean jacket, lime hoodie • 2 pairs of shoes: tan and rope wedge, silver Switch Flops • Add toiletries, accessories, bathing suit, cover-up, towel, pajamas, tote, purse, sunglasses, & hat Put sunglasses, jacket, and purse in tote, wear one outfit for travel and pack the rest. We did it! It’s all in the suitcase!

LEFT: Start with a pair of wheat linen pants from Talbot’s, $70, paired with a crisp white blouse from Chico’s for $79, and a shell belt $98, available at Laurier. Layer it with a jean jacket, a cross-over purse from Shoeffle, $39 and a wedge sandal available at Heel 2 Toe for $89. Then swap the shirt and jacket for a green silk print blouse from The Villa for $108 for a whole different outfit.

These looks were pulled together by wardrobe consultant Patty Beal, owner of Closetopia. She can be reached at 985-502-6673.

RIGHT: For the next outfit set, start with an adjustable length print skirt $59, available at Laurier. Top it with a navy cami from Shoelicious for $36 and finish it with the same shell belt worn above. Then, the same skirt can be worn as a dress, add a funky necklace and you’re set.

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new beneficiary designation to ensure that it goes to your preferred beneficiaries. Finally, consider how the inheritance affects your own estate plan. Do you still want the same dispositions in light of your newfound wealth? For example, if you had $500,000 before the inheritance and $1 million after the inheritance, you might want to increase some of the specific bequests you plan to leave. For example, if you were going to leave $50,000 to each nephew and niece before the inheritance, maybe you might want to give them each $100,000 now. On the other hand, if you were going to give a percentage of your estate to each person, consider whether you really want them to get that same percentage of the now larger pie. Or consider adjusting the bequests and leave the balance to a _______________________________________________ worthy charity. Honor your loved one. Make a difference with your inheritance.

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BOARD CERTIFIED CARDIOLOGIST, Adriana Nagy, came to the U.S. nearly twenty years ago and immediately observed that the medical advancements being made here, differed greatly from those of her native country, Romania. She is grateful for the traditional education she received there and the solid foundation that it helped her establish. “What I learned there,” says Adriana “was to really listen to the patients and form a diagnosis based on a thorough physical exam.” Adriana is passionate about her work as a cardiologist because she is familiar with the devastation that can be caused by heart disease. Her own father was 36 years old when he suffered his first heart attack and his struggle with heart disease is one of the reasons she chose to specialize in this field. She’s dedicated to educating and treating cardiac patients with hopes of helping them maintain a long and healthy life. “What I like most about being a doctor is when I see my patients doing well, and I see that I can help them —help them to regain their health.” Adriana not only treats patients, but she also encourages them to be proactive in maintaining a healthy heart. Heart disease is the primary cause of death among both men and women in the United States today, but Dr. Nagy likes to remind patients that there are things that they can do to reduce their risk dramatically. “I cannot stress enough the importance of never picking up the smoking habit,” she says “because it can cause irreparable damage.” It is a significant and preventable cause of heart disease. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly are important too. As part of a preventative routine, Dr. Nagy advises patients to adhere to a heart healthy diet, which starts with smaller portions and fresher ingredients. She also recommends exercising at least thirty minutes each day, taking time for relaxation, and getting regular check-ups. In addition to treating heart disease, Dr. Nagy also manages patients that suffer from venous insufficiency. She combines her old-school methodology with the latest leading-edge technology at St. Tammany Heart & Vascular Institute using Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). Venous insufficiency is a problem that plagues a significant portion of the population. Usually caused by malfunctioning or damaged valves in the veins deep within the legs, it can lead to unsightly varicose veins, pain and swelling in the lower extremities, venac disease (swelling of leg veins), redness and itching of the legs, and venous ulcerations. With EVLT, you can


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expand even more to help people in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Adriana and her colleagues, Drs. Farhad Aduli, James Mace, Naveed Malik and Ali Reza are highly trained specialists in the cardiology field. The physicians offer many services such as cardiac evaluations, balloon angioplasties, heart catheterizations, pacemaker and defibrillator implants, TEEs, cardioversions, and PFO closures. St. Tammany Heart and Vascular Institute is a collaborative group. “Our Physicians routinely rely on one another for interoffice consultation, so in many ways it is like having five of the best heart doctors in town as your own personal physician.”

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The St. Tammany Heart and Vascular Institute has locations in Covington, Bogalusa and Franklinton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 985-871-6020, or visit their website at www.heartofsttammany.com.

The physicians offer many services such as cardiac evaluations, balloon angioplasties, heart catheterizations, pacemaker and defibrillator implants, TEEs, cardioversions, and PFO closures. St. Tammany Heart and Vascular Institute is a collaborative group. OPPOSITE PAGE TOP: Dr. Adriana Nagy OPPOSITE PAGE BOTTOM: Dr. Nagy and a staff member, Betsy Labat go over a diagnosis. THIS PAGE TOP: (Left to Right): Naveed Malik, MD, FACC, Farhad X. Aduli, MD, FACC, Adriana R. Nagy, MD, FACC, Jeffrey R. Kitch, MSN, APRN, Reba S. Weymouth, MSN, APRN, Ali H. Reza, MD, FACC, James E. Mace, MD, FACC THIS PAGE FAR LEFT: Dr. Adriana Nagy THIS PAGE LEFT: Dr. Nagy and nurse practicioners, Reba Weymouth and Jeffery Kitch, examine a patient.

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get relief from all these symptoms in about one hour in Adriana’s office. The patient undergoing EVLT is first mildly sedated. Dr. Nagy then ablates the troubled vein by inserting a catheter into the vein. This procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to ligation and vein stripping and virtually eliminates recovery time allowing patients to resume normal activity immediately. As well as treating the serious complications of venous insufficiency, EVLT also opens the door for complementary surgeries that offer aesthetic value. Varicose veins cause many people—men as well as women—embarrassment and discomfort. Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a special foam is injected directly into the vein. It can be performed in conjunction with, or very shortly after EVLT to prevent the recurrence of varicose veins and also to offer cosmetic improvement. After dedicating most of her time caring for her patients at St. Tammany Heart & Vascular Institute, Adriana enjoys spending her free time traveling, enjoying opera and classical music, and exercising. She finds relaxation in her daily walks that allow her to relish in the natural beauty of decades old Oak trees and native plants in her own neighborhood and continues to discover the countless cultural riches Southeastern Louisiana has to offer. “There is something happening here all the time. The music festivals and all of the outlets for the arts. The culture is abundant and different in so many ways.” Adriana is confident that in five years, St. Tammany Heart and Vascular Institute will exceed the current level of patient care and

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Bringing an experienced team together with a name you trust. As the North Shore region grows, so does Ochsner, expanding to meet the healthcare needs of you and your family. Now with a full-service hospital on the North Shore, Ochsner is here to meet all your healthcare needs. You’ll receive compassionate and experienced care from the same medical professionals and staff you have come to know and trust. From our 24-hour ER to Women’s and Children’s Services, from Physical Medicine and Stroke Center to advanced Cardiology Services, Ochsner is expanding to meet your needs. At Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore, you’ll find one more reason to choose healthcare with peace of mind.

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minimally invasive tool, robotic surgery reduces the need for large incisions and reduces postoperative pain and recovery. The high definition provides unsurpassed access and accuracy and avoids trauma to the core abdominal area. The procedure is beneficial to women who need gynecological procedures like hysterectomies or to treat painful conditions like endometriosis. Dr. Williams, a pioneer in the OBGYN field, has performed over 150 robotic surgeries on the Northshore. She glows when asked to expound upon this rewarding aspect of her profession, “While I love the efficiency and sophistication, most importantly, patient recovery is greatly impacted. It is gratifying to know that my patients feel so much better post-op.” Amongst her many obligations, Dr. Williams manages to serve the community as well. As the physician for Danielle Inn, known as the “Home of Refuge for the Unwed, Expectant Mother,” Dr. Williams provides care for the women during their entire pregnancies, through their deliveries. She is President of St. Tammany Parish Medical Society and Vice Chief of Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Once again a pioneer, Dr. Williams will serve as the first woman Chief of Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in June 2011. The Center for Women’s Health is located at 104 Innwood Drive in Covington. Dr. Williams can be reached at 985-249-7022 or www.klwmd.com.

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DR. KATHERINE WILLIAMS’ PASSION for learning is what makes her practice so unique. Katherine L. Williams, MD, FACOG, specializes in obstetrics and gynecology at the Center for Women’s Health in Covington. She is diligent about searching for answers and finding solutions when it comes to women’s health issues. Dr. Williams is dedicated to compassionate care and proper education. She teaches pre-natal and fertility classes, and instructs her female patients about prevalent health issues such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. She recommends realistic solutions like behavior modification, weight loss, fertility nutrition and the avoidance of environmental toxins. Her unyielding compassion is reflected in her state-of-the-art office, constructed by husband Thad Devier, which was designed specifically to give patients a relaxing spa-like experience. Nurse Practitioner, Kelly Brewster, is on hand to provide additional assistance and to ensure patients feel comfortable with their prescribed care before they leave the office. Dr. Williams is also very proud to announce the arrival of her partner, Dr. Rachael Cresap. Dr. Cresap is currently the chief OBGYN resident at Ochsner Hospital and will be joining the all-female practice in July. Consistent with her love of learning, Dr. Williams received advanced training and is now a certified da Vinci Robotics surgeon. She can now perform routine surgeries with sophisticated technology. A

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“IF YOU START HEALTHY on the inside, that vitality will express itself on the outside too,” says Dr. Pedro Serrant. He calls it “inside out care,” and it incorporates his philosophy that medicine should take a powerful preventative approach, helping patients establish a lifetime of healthy habits. “Focus on optimal functioning of the body’s system rather than symptom relief,” he says. A board certified internist, Dr. Serrant addresses the total needs of each patient. His practice offers a unique combination of excellence in primary care in addition to comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical spa services. It’s this specialized holistic approach to total wellness paired with an unparalleled level of dedication to his patients that’s earned him recognition as one of “Louisiana’s Best Doctors” by Louisiana Life magazine—and even landed him on a national “best of” list published by New Orleans magazine. After 20 years in practice on the Northshore, Dr. Pedro Serrant and his staff of nurse practitioners, Danielle Tranchina and Tara Dodd, have become like family members to many of his patients, a fact that’s not surprising when you discover that in addition to their warmth and compassion, they’re deeply dedicated to the practice of medicine. Dr. Serrant sees himself as a” partner” in his patient’s healthcare. In addition to the treatment of illnesses like diabetes, skin cancer and hypertension, Dr. Serrant and his staff stratify risk factors and spotlight initial symptoms. “We’re here not just to treat diseases but to address those early signs. Let’s have you lose weight to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. You don’t have to make big changes,” he explains. He counsels patients to eat a lean, nutrient rich diet. “Avoid fast foods. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. These little things will impact your life tremendously.” For additional weight loss support, the dietary supplement Bios Life Slim is sometimes prescribed. By stabilizing the production of glucose and improving a sense of satiety, Bios Life Slim is an extremely effective tool in the battle against unnecessary pounds. Just as optimal health of the body can be achieved by improved diet and lifestyle, Dr. Serrant believes skin care also begins from within. In addition to encouraging a diet rich in antioxidants to reduce free radical damage (ageing to the LEFT: Dr. Serrant’s medical and spa staff include (left to right, top row) Priti Patel, medical aesthetician, Natalie Fradella, laser technician, Kristi King, licensed aesthetician, (left to right, bottom row) Danielle Tranchina, nurse practioner and Tara Dodd, nurse practioner.


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skin), the spa offers topical products that will actually improve the chemistry of the dermis, resulting in increased collagen production and improved elasticity and firmness. “Many of the products we use in skin care are actually just vitamins,” explains Dr. Serrant, “We put vitamin C right on the skin. What is Retinol? It is Vitamin A. We’re trying to reincorporate these vitamins that we lose as we age.” Fine tuning our cosmetic appearance is a proven catalyst for making healthier choices. One such example is the use of the Zerona laser. “One of the things we’ve been seeing all through the country, where they’ve been using Zerona,” explains Dr. Serrant, “is that people are getting motivated to lose weight, eat better, and they are trying to continue with those inches of weight loss.” Used to re-contour areas of the body, Zerona melts the fat under the skin. As with liposuction, it reduces inches where resistant fatty deposits have accrued. However, unlike its older and more invasive predecessor, the treatment requires no down time, and it’s completely painless. The procedure is completed in six 40-minute office sessions over the course of several weeks. Dr. Serrant and his staff make the patient comfortable, position the laser over the targeted area and leave the room. Patients report that they enjoy the time to themselves, where they can listen to music or read a book. The result is an impressive reduction of anywhere from three to six inches from treated areas. For the purpose of skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, and spot and vein removal, the medical spa uses the state-of-the-art Candela laser. Considered an industry leader, the Candela laser is safe for all skin tones. “A lot of people with darker skin types are always concerned about using laser treatments for hair removal,” explains Dr. Serrant. “This one can do it.” Depending upon your needs, licensed aestheticians, Priti Patel and Kristi King and laser technician, Natalie Fradella, can customize a full spa menu that includes medical grade dermabrasion, photodynamic therapy with Blue Lite for precancerous lesions and for the treatment of acne, waxing, tinting, facials and PCA skin peels. “Even though we’re a med spa, we want the patient to come in for a short time and to have the focus be all about them. Women, moms, we don’t focus on ourselves enough,” says Kristi King. Dr. Serrant nods in agreement. “How you perceive your well-being—your physical and even mental well-being—is an essential. But ultimately,” he says with a smile, “we’re all going to be beautiful if we’re healthy.” Dr. Pedro A. Serrant’s medical office and Laser Care of Slidell, is located at 1850 Gause Blvd., Suite 103 and 104, Northshore One Bldg., Slidell. For more information call 985-646-4574.

Fine tuning our cosmetic appearance is a proven catalyst for making healthier choices. BELOW: Dr. Serrant’s complete medical staff and medical spa staff include: (top row, left to right) Priti Patel, Jolene Loyacano, Kristi King, Valerie Tellez, Liz McCurley, Debra Ashley, Keirston Alfred, Michelle Knights, Martha Kight; (bottom row, left to right) Natalie Fradella, Joy Zapalowski, Betty Bishop, Dr. Pedro A. Serrant, Rachael Fradella, Tara Dodd, Danielle Tranchina, Crystal Bolden

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TOP: Nurse practioner Danielle Tranchina has a friendly patient consulation. MIDDLE: Natalie Fradella performs laser treatment on a patient’s leg with Candela GentleMaxx® laser. BOTTOM: Dr. Serrant and Priti Patel performing a Zerona® non-invasive body slimming treatment.

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In these last few months, however, the stock when it comes to my health care... market has rebounded and many people are changes and/or corrections are free of charge. Additional changes other than publisher’s error a All first proof beginning to feel more confident in their to a $40 fee. If we don’t hear from you within 48 hours of the date sent, ad will run “as is.” subject Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital has been recognized by the economic future. This return of confidence is very organizations that set the standards for patient care, becoming evident in the uptick in real estate including DNV’s NIAHO and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. With the best nurse to sales. Many involved in the Account industryExecutive believe _____________________________________ Authorized patient ratio in the area, a 0.01% infection rate and roughly Signature _____________________________________________ that there is much pent-up demand as people 150 physicians on staff, personalized care and attention to begin to “get on with their lives.” One can patient and family needs are still the hallmarks of Fairway Date ____________________________ Medical’s success. only put off for so long buying a larger home

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for the family that has outgrown its current home, purchasing a retirement home, downsizing after the children have all left for college, or pursuing that new job that might require relocation to a new area. A positive sign of this return to normalcy came in mid-April with the lifting of the declining market category for our area. This provides for the return of 95% conventional loans that allow for just 5% down payment. We may never see 100% loans again but, for homes that exceed $300,000 or that have structural issues that would not meet FHA standards, the return of 95% conventional loans will enable more buyers to qualify which increases the pool of potential buyers for homes in our area. So, if you are among the number of “pent-up” sellers or buyers, it might be time to venture into the spring market while interest rates remain at historic lows.

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WRITTEN BY DONALD VILLERE, MAYOR OF MANDEVILLE

THE TRANSITION OF administration has been a smooth one at City Hall, and I have officially begun handling the day to day business of the City of Mandeville. During my campaign, I said I would “reestablish the integrity of the office of the mayor and city government— I will provide ethics training for all elected officials, city employees, police, and any citizen that serves on a board or commission.” At my first council meeting, I offered the council members a schedule on ethics training. All employees, as well as elected officials and department heads, shall participate in a comprehensive training program regarding the Louisiana Code of Ethics. This training shall include, but not be limited to, highlighting general rules

of conduct required by the Louisiana Code of Ethics. This training shall amplify what city personnel can or cannot do in complying with the Louisiana Code of Ethics as well as the City of Mandeville Personnel Policies. It shall also identify and help personnel recognize potential conflicts of interest and provide mechanisms for alerting the proper official of such conflicts. I am pleased that this program will work hand in hand with the Code of Conduct Committee, chaired by Councilwoman Carla Buchholz, and appreciate the hard work and conscientious effort of those committee members. Be assured as your Mayor, I will work diligently to rebuild the integrity of the City of Mandeville.

St. Tammany Cultural Season Guide Available

WRITTEN BY KEVIN DAVIS, ST. TAMMANY PARISH PRESIDENT

THE SPRING/SUMMER St. Tammany Parish Cultural Season Guide is now available throughout our parish, and boasts a multitude of events for the entire family through the month of September. The Cultural Season Guide is a handy calendar which includes a wide range of cultural happenings, from festivals and plays to gallery shows and concerts. The month of May hosts events all over the parish, from Slidell to Covington to Bush. Art openings at DuBuisson gallery in Slidell, Brunner Gallery in Covington, Fort Isabel Gallery in Covington, Mo’s Art Supply in Covington, the Madisonville Riverfront and the St. Tammany Art Association all feature local artists and their work. The

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a concert at First Baptist Church in Covington. Local St. Tammany Schools are presenting concerts on both sides of the parish. Two of our local theaters, Slidell Little Theater and Playmakers Theater, have shows running. Cultural Season Guides are available at a variety of locations, from public libraries and town halls to many municipal buildings, art galleries and coffee shops. The overall presence of the arts and the variety of cultural activities in our parish make St. Tammany a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Come out and enjoy our festivals and cultural events. Be a part of the excellence of St. Tammany Parish.

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WRITTEN BY BEN MORRIS, MAYOR OF SLIDELL

MAY IS A SPECIAL MONTH, a time of celebration, congratulations and honor. What other month affords us the opportunity to celebrate our mothers, congratulate our graduates and honor our heroes who have sacrificed their lives serving our country? Recently 5,000 people came out for Some Enchanted Evening to see the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra perform in Heritage Park. It was a great night, and I was truly honored when the LPO’s music director and principal conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto, invited me on stage to conduct the final song of the night, a rousing rendition of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. Besides the symphony concert, Slidell was host to many cultural events and festivities last month, including the Olde Towne Alive block party, the Slidell BBQ Challenge, the spring Slidell Antique Street Fair, Bayou

Jam concerts, the opening of the Salad Days exhibit and the Hospice Foundation’s Crawfish Cook-Off. Who says there’s nothing to do in Slidell? The festivities continue in May with more Bayou Jam concerts in Heritage Park. All concerts are held in Heritage Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. If you haven’t had the chance to see the Salad Days student art exhibit in the City of Slidell Art Gallery in City Hall, you are missing a great show. All artwork is by St. Tammany Parish student artists. It’s been exciting to see our talented students progress over the years, and many of them have gone on to become professional artists. All of these events are part of the city’s ongoing support of the arts; something which I feel is needed now more than ever.

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MOTHER NATURE’S love of color has indeed with yellowing leaves. These may be signs been evident this spring. Remember our cold of stress. winter, with snowy surprises, and you will Before you decide to purchase plants, find the reason for the abundance of flowers remember to think color. This is the thing this year. Snow is the warm blanket that that will attract eyes to your garden—and The Northshore’s Best just human eyes! Birds, butterflies and truly gives our plants a chance to rest and not build up new energy for the spring thaw. bees all love the sight of color. This also helps Most gardeners receive lots of mail order Mother Nature complete her cycle of natural catalogs with a vast array of beautiful and pollination and insect control. Some wondernew plants to try in the garden. I say try, ful, colorful plants that do well here are: because lots of times the pretty catalog • cosmos (new double pink really attract • Rebecca clematis (show-off of the pictures do not translate into our gardens. butterflies) garden with 6–7inch red flowers looks Check the zones that correspond to the • tiger eye gold rudbeckia (grows tall to great on a trellis) Account Executive _____________________________________ Authorized Signature _______________________________________________ plants you like before you place your order. provide nice backdrop) • Aztec red verbena (10 inches in height Ask friends and neighbors if they have had • begonias (many varieties make this verwith a 12–18 inch spread that really Date ____________________________ any luck with the plants you decide to try. satile for borders or backgrounds—try complements a rock garden) When you visit your local nursery, look the Mandarin in a hanging basket) These are just a few delights to add color around at all the plants before you make • coneflowers (great colors to attract and life to your garden. Hope today will be final decisions. Soil in the pots should be flying guests) the beginning of your new love affair—with fresh and not covered with residue. Make • bleeding heart (grey foliage with beauticolor, that is—and all the abundance it will sure the plants don’t look wilted or covered ful red flowers for drama) bring to your own backyard.

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May 1, The 2nd Annual YMCA “Maifest Run.” 8 a.m. start for half mile and 5K to follow. Trailhead Park, Downtown Covington. Call 985-893-9622. May 1, Alzheimer’s Association Northshore Memory Walk 2010 from 8–11:30 a.m. Located at 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington. For more information please contact walk co-chairs at chasnpat@att.net or 985-796-1497. May 1–9, Lowe’s and East St.Tammany Habitat for Humanity are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Slidell Habitat construction site during the nine-day “National Women Build Week” event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. Call 985-639-0656 or development.director@esthfh.org.

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May 3–9, Stone Creek Club & Spa in Covington will participate in “Get Active America Week” hosting a week-long open house and a variety of special events, including health screenings, educational seminars, special fitness classes, and even a healthy cooking demonstration. Call 985-801-7100. May 5, “Make Something Special for Mom” at the Parenting Center. Celebrate Moms. Join the Parenting Center family for this creative activity. Cost is $2 per child. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Call 985-898-4435 or ksupan@stph.org. May 7, “Ladies Day Out” will be held poolside at Franco’s Health Club to benefit the Junior League of Greater Covington’s Children’s Museum charity. Food, beverages, music, entertainment (visiting Zumba and Body Jam instructors/entertainers), poolside market, fashion runway and more. 11–2 p.m. Call 985-792-0247. May 7–23, “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Directed by Kay Files, this comedy is about a tight-knit Italian-American family who schemes to keep one of their relatives from moving. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Rd., Covington. Call 985-893-1671 or www.playmakersinc.com.

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May 8, Kids Wanna Help® 2010 Lemonade Brigade Young Business Owner Workshop, 9:30am–4pm at Franco’s in Mandeville. To register for the workshop and join the Lemonade Brigade™, download the registration form at www.KidsWannaHelp.com or call 985-875-0407.

May 8, Jazz’n the Vines Outdoor Music Concert. “Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.” 6:30–9:00 p.m. 81250 Hwy. 1082, Bush. Call 985-892-9742 or www.pontchartrainvineyards.com. May 13–15, Precision Sewing Machines will have Maddie Bushman from Janome presenting a test drive event on the latest computerized sewing, quilting and embroidery machines. 3997 Hwy 190 E., Service Rd., Covington. 985-249-6156. May 15, The Northshore Jewish Congregation (NJC) “2nd Annual Night at the Casbah.” Stroll through a Middle Eastern Market as celebrity auctioneer and The Voice of the Saints: Jim Henderson entertains with a silent and live auction, offering a diverse selection of fine merchandise, services, entertainment packages, gift certificates for dining, as well as a live auction for lunch with Bobby Hebert. 7–11 p.m., Greater Covington Center. Call 985-951-7976. May 15, Stone Creek Twilight Run. Challenge yourself with a 1-mile run/walk or compete in the 5K race! Then enjoy the post-race party Poolside at Stone Creek including food, drinks and music. 1-mile run starts at 6 p.m. 5k race starts at 6:30pm. May 16, The City of Slidell’s popular Bayou Jam concert series in Heritage Park continues with a performance by Sgt. Pepper’s Band. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. For more information call 985-646-4375 or www.slidell.al.us. May 16, The 5th Annual “Polo Friendraiser” for the Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana (LTSL). An afternoon of polo, food and fun to help interested nature lovers learn how the land trust is working to protect the region’s valuable natural areas, wildlife, agricultural and cultural assets. Please R.S.V.P. to info@ltsl.org or call 985-276-8000. May 17, Olivia Ruby, a resident of Mandeville and a student at Fontainebleau High School, is hosting a fundraiser to raise money to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana and her personal foundation, Having a Voice, Saving a Spirit. The event will be held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center, 1645 N. Causeway, in Mandeville, 7–10 p.m. Call 504-289-1602. May 20, East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity to host “Taste & Tipsy,” to support construction of its 6th Women Build home in memory of local realtor, Beth S. Gilpin. Bayou Oaks Plantation, 7–10 p.m. Call 985-639-0656 or www.esthfh.org/WomenBuild. May 22, Jazz’n the Vines Outdoor Music Concert. “Rick Trolsen and the New Orleans Po’Boys.” 6:30– 9:00 p.m. 81250 Hwy. 1082, Bush. Call 985-892-9742 or www.pontchartrainvineyards.com.

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WRITTEN BY CANDACE WATKINS, MAYOR OF COVINGTON

SO MUCH OF OUR TIME is taken up lately with talk about the economy and the negative factors surrounding it. Well, I’m here to say that my glass is still half full and I’m bullish on Covington. Pam Keller, our Downtown Development Director, is planning a gathering under the auspices of the Southern Growth Policies Board for input from prominent members of the business community, elected officials and community organizations. We will discuss how the Covington economy has been affected by national and regional trends and what we can do to prepare for opportunities. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation, and we intend to get lucky. The city is also applying to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development to become a certified Louisiana

Development Ready Community. Our participation in this program would yield an economic development component to the city’s comprehensive plan and act as the basis for strategic planning. Economic development is the foundation of historic preservation. It is a symbiotic relationship that balances the two. With the right perspective and careful preparation, Covington will maintain its place as a center of commerce and professional services on the Northshore. As always, Covington is open for business. For information on the Covington Downtown Development low interest loan program for businesses, as well as other incentives, visit www.cityofcovingtonla.com or call Pam Keller at 985-898-1873.

Chamber Provides Vital Support to Local Businesses

WRITTEN BY MICHELE AVERY, WEST ST. TAMMANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

SO FAR IT HAS been a busy Chamber year with our leadership focused on providing vital services to our members. Since late 2008 the Chamber has witnessed the national recession take its toll. In response, we have placed a strong focus on the support services we offer to our small business members. Through our partnership with SCORE and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University, we offer comprehensive business education programs and provide business counseling for our members. Our education programs include seminars human resources, financial management, legal aspects of running a business and marketing techniques. We also offer members an array of networking and promotional opportunities including B2B, which is a

business to business promotional experience, Speed Dating for Business, which is a quick pace and intense promotional opportunity; our annual business EXPO, monthly Business After Hours, which provides a casual networking experience; and monthly luncheons. We provide members exposure for their business through our online and printed Membership Guide & Directory, distributed parish-wide, the member happenings page of our website, our ongoing referral program and the “Think Chamber First” campaign. In addition, the Chamber serves our members by advocating the interests of business on the local, state and federal levels. With almost half of 2010 behind us, the Chamber board looks forward to continuing to provide services that support our business community.

Slidell Chosen for Program on Economic Development

EAST ST. TAMMANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CEO

Slidell residents enjoy a high quality of life with a very low crime rate, recreational opportunities and an award-winning public school system. There are numerous healthcare facilities and unemployment is low. The population is growing and local government is engaged in numerous efforts to improve infrastructure. In addition, the business community and local government understand the importance of establishing private-public partnerships to ensure the success of economic development. To learn more information about the program and private-public partnerships, join the East St. Tammany Chamber for our Second Wednesday Lunch on May 12 for a special presentation. For reservations call Kay at 985-643-5678.

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THE CITY OF SLIDELL is honored to be selected to participate in the Louisiana Economic Development “Louisiana Development Ready Communities Pilot Program.” The citizens and city officials are excited because Slidell is focused on planned growth for the future. Volunteers have dedicated countless hours during the process, including project chairs, Brenda Case and Jack Francioni. Slidell has numerous strengths, primarily market access and quality of life. Located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, between Interstates-10, 12 and 59, access is easy. Slidell has rail service from New Orleans to New York City, and water access via Lake Pontchartrain. The airport has adequate facilities that have the potential for expansion.

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WRITTEN BY ERIC WALLACE

EARLY SUMMER is probably my favorite time of the year and after the dark dreary days of winter; color is actually quite refreshing and renews our flagging spirits. In May, we celebrate Mother’s Day. To me Mother’s Day honors any woman who has been important in our lives—this could be your mother, sister, teacher, friend, etc. Mother has prepared this particular dish for many years paired with crisp salad greens and warm French bread and always to great delight. For such an easy dish the result is quite spectacular. Not only are the colors in this dish bright and vibrant, the main ingredient celebrates one of the treasures of south Louisiana, shrimp. The old girl calls this dish Shrimp Casserole but you know I changed the name many years ago to honor her and we all now refer to it as Shrimp Hollingsworth. Mother has come a long way from being an Atlanta Hollingsworth to a becoming a full-fledged south Louisiana Wallace, and this dish is proof. The best of all this is that both Mother and Daddy are from Atlanta and visited New Orleans on their honeymoon trip. Well, as you can tell, they both fell in love with the city and moved here shortly afterwards. Mother prepares great southern dishes as well as Louisiana food, but she also makes the best reservations ever.

I prepared Shrimp Hollingsworth for Mother and Daddy last week using shrimp I caught fresh out of the lake when I went shrimping with a neighbor. While the casserole is baking, uncork a bottle of wine, salute your guests and sit down for some great conversation while enjoying the smell of nice hot food cooking away in your kitchen. Shrimp Hollingsworth 4 pounds medium peeled shrimp 1 can Golden Mushroom soup 1 can Rotel tomatoes 2 packages of Mahatma Yellow Rice 1 stick of butter (I use unsalted because shrimp can sometimes be salty) 1 large white onion chopped finely 1 large green bell pepper chopped finely 1 cup freshly sliced mushrooms Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, chop onions and bell pepper and slice mushrooms. Melt butter over medium heat until very hot then add chopped ingredients and sauté until soft. Add shrimp and cook just until pink. Now add the soup and tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes. Combine the rice and shrimp mixtures together. Place in a lightly greased casserole and bake uncovered for about 40 minutes or until the sides bubble. This recipe feeds an army of 8 to 10 adults easily and can be prepared ahead of time.

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