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Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

May 26, 2016 ~ Residents are asked to assist with the video by submitting photos of local veterans and service members.

 

Assistance Available for Tornado Victims

Assistance Available for Tornado Victims

May 19, 2016 ~ SBA is offering low-interest disaster loans to St. John businesses, nonprofits, homeowners and renters who suffered losses caused by tornadoes that occurred February 23.

 

Parish to Reinitiate Trapping of Coyotes

Parish to Reinitiate Trapping of Coyotes

May 18, 2016 ~ Due to an inundation of complaints and concerns, the Department of Public Safety is working with a Wildlife and Fisheries, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator to remove coyotes from residential areas within the parish.

 

Flood Protection Committee formed by Council

Flood Protection Committee formed by Council

May 16, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Council unanimously voted to create a Flood Protection Committee of the Council whose sole focus will be working with the administration and local partners to move the West Shore levee project forward.

 

43rd Annual Andouille Festival

43rd Annual Andouille Festival

May 16, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival is slated for October 14-16, 2016 at the St. John Community Center/ Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park in LaPlace.

 

Parks & Recreation Department to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

Parks & Recreation Department to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

May 12, 2016 ~ Participants will undergo five 45-minute swimming lessons focusing on floating, kicking, breathing, arm movement and swimming to the side of the pool.

 

Stewart’s School of Performing Arts Holds Ribbon Cutting

Stewart’s School of Performing Arts Holds Ribbon Cutting

May 12, 2016 ~ The new studio is located at 538 E. Airline Hwy, LaPlace.

 

Acadiana Cinemas Opens in LaPlace

Acadiana Cinemas Opens in LaPlace

May 11, 2016 ~ Owners Doug and Kathy Collins acquired the LaPlace theatre when it closed last fall with a focus on giving the historic movie venue new life – one that was cleaner, safer and more appealing to all ages.

 

Robottom Announces New Administrative Appointments

Robottom Announces New Administrative Appointments

May 11, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom is pleased to announce new additions to her administrative team.

 

Voter Registration Week

Voter Registration Week

May 10, 2016 ~ Representatives from St. John's Registrar of Voters Office are conducting voter registration drives throughout the Parish to increase voter registration.

 

2016 Baseball Season Kicks Off at REGALA Park

2016 Baseball Season Kicks Off at REGALA Park

May 10, 2016 ~ The Department of Parks and Recreation recently kicked off the 2016 Baseball Season at REGALA Park in Reserve.

 

Small Business Loan & Grant Program Receives Funding Approval

Small Business Loan & Grant Program Receives Funding Approval

May 6, 2016 ~ The Hurricane Isaac Small Business Loan & Grant Program, formed to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations damaged by Hurricane Isaac in St. John, is moving forward.

 

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds

May 6, 2016 ~ Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred Feb. 23-24.

 

LaPlace Boil Water Advisory Lifted - Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

LaPlace Boil Water Advisory Lifted - Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

May 1, 2016 ~ Laplace Water Outage for 2-4 hours due to a motorist hitting a main water line near Woodland Plant.

 

Parks & Recreation: Summer Camp & Activities

Parks & Recreation: Summer Camp & Activities

April 29, 2016 ~ Summer is quickly approaching and the St. John Parish Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for summer programs and new activities for residents of all ages.

 

Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project Gains major Senate Approval

Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project Gains major Senate Approval

April 29, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Councilman Buddy Boe and Councilman Larry Sorapuru traveled to Washington DC to gain Senate approval of the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project.

 

Spring Clean Sweep Leads Anti-Littering Effort

Spring Clean Sweep Leads Anti-Littering Effort

April 28, 2016 ~ Over a hundred volunteers including residents, community organizations, government agencies, churches, schools and businesses participated in the Annual Spring Clean Sweep.

 

Bond Projects Move Forward

Bond Projects Move Forward

April 26, 2016 ~ Contracts funded through the 2009 and 2014 Bond Issues were awarded at the recent council meeting signaling to the community that bond projects are moving forward.

 

St. John Parish Office of Fire Services Wins State Firefighting Competition Third Year in a Row

St. John Parish Office of Fire Services Wins State Firefighting Competition Third Year in a Row

April 26, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Office of Fire Services placed first in the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association 2016 Competitive Drills competition for the third year in a row.

 

Robottom Announces Completion of Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project

Robottom Announces Completion of Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project

April 13, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and Utilities Director Blake Fogleman and staff are pleased to announce the completion of the Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project that will serve as a backup water supply to the Lions and Edgard Water Plants

 

Critical Preparedness Agreements Approved at Council Meeting

Critical Preparedness Agreements Approved at Council Meeting

April 13, 2016 ~ In preparation for the 2016 Hurricane Season, Parish President Natalie Robottom was authorized to enter into several agreements for required services during declared emergencies.

 

St. John Parish Millages Renewed

St. John Parish Millages Renewed

April 10, 2016 ~

 

DOTD Project to Repair Overpass Results in I-10 West Bound Closures at Belle Terre Blvd.

DOTD Project to Repair Overpass Results in I-10 West Bound Closures at Belle Terre Blvd.

April 6, 2016 ~ As a result, the I-10 Westbound Off-Ramp to Belle Terre Blvd., Exit 206 and westbound On-Ramp from Belle Terre Blvd. to I-10 Westbound will be closed nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 St. John Celebrates Edgard Senior Center Renovations

St. John Celebrates Edgard Senior Center Renovations

April 6, 2016 ~ After months of construction at the Edgard Senior Center, Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administration and Councilman-at-Large Division A Larry Sorapuru joined Council on Aging Director Cheryl Parquet and a host of seniors and other community

 

Parish Youth Participate in St. John Night at the Pelicans Game

Parish Youth Participate in St. John Night at the Pelicans Game

March 24, 2016 ~ On Sunday, March 20, over 100 St. John Parish youth, watched the New Orleans Pelicans take flight against the Los Angeles Clippers at St. John Night at the Pelicans Game.

 

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