Members of the Rotary Club of Belle Chasse recently spent a day packaging and mailing goodie boxes to sailors in the U.S Navy.
For over a decade, Venice Port Complex (VPC) has assisted the elderly and families in need in South Plaquemines distributing food baskets and frozen dinners at Thanksgiving. The current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic inspired local attorney George Pivach, II to organize a similar donation effort for the elderly and families in need throughout Plaquemines.
Avery M. Riley, Jr. grew up in Port Sulphur and attended Port Sulphur High up until Hurricane Katrina, and then graduated from Belle Chasse High in 2008. He attended Louisiana State University where he was initiated into the Theta Kappa Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Riley graduated with a degree in sociology. Following graduation, he went on to the Southern University Law Center as a part-time evening student while working full-time for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the East Baton Rouge City-Parish.
While many small businesses ponder their fate as the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus take hold on the economy, one local business owner has taken the reins of this latest crisis with her usual determination to survive and thrive against the odds.
In an effort to assist communities across Southeast Louisiana amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit has committed $350,000, in total, to Bayou Community Foundation, Northshore Community Foundation, Northshore Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank to supply resources to local families and individuals in need.
Libby Martin called out of the blue, or so it seemed, to inform Principal Dr. Stacey-Ann Barrett that she would like to travel to South Plaquemines Elementary School (SPES) to donate robots to the Robotics team.
A Belle Chasse native who made it to the NFL is changing teams in the age of the coronavirus.
If there is such a thing as a quiet week during a global pandemic, Plaquemines Parish had one last week.
At the Republican Women of Louisiana (RWL) early March meeting, Louisiana State Senator, Patrick Connick for the 8th District was the guest speaker pictured above with RWL President Tammy Mercier.
Nunez Community College’s Workforce Development Program is offering an OSHA 10-hour online training. Participants can enroll at any time in this 100 percent online training which results in an industry-recognized credential that is good in all states. A Department of Labor OSHA-10 card will be issued upon completion. The course fee is $30.
As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.
Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Plaquemines Parish March 27, further underscoring the need to limit movement in the parish.