George Bonnett en Northshore Vets Receive Local Help <p class="p1"><em>When injured veterans returning to their homes from Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t finding the help they needed, one Northshore resident set out to correct the problem.</em></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:30:00 +0000 George Bonnett 49937 at Northshore 'Kids Wanna Help' — So They Launch A Network Of Nonprofits <p>What happens when very motivated adolescents decide they want to help better their community, but they’re not satisfied with how kids fit into the current non-profit scene? In the case of two&nbsp;Northshore teenagers, they simply started their own.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 23:04:31 +0000 George Bonnett 48799 at James Storehouse Helping Foster Kids On The Northshore <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is a term in foster care called &ldquo;aging out.&rdquo; That is when a child becomes to old to be part of the foster care system any longer and, ready or not, must become self-sufficient. A new non-profit group on the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">N</span>orthshore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aims to help those kids in that transition.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:30:00 +0000 George Bonnett 46148 at Habitat For Humanity Women's Build Underway In St. Tammany <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Habitat for Humanity builds houses on the </span>Northshore<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This month, their construction crews look a bit different than usual.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 George Bonnett 45163 at Three Rivers Art Festival Gearing Up On Northshore <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the 1990’s, several </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">N</span>orthshore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> organizations banded together to create a new festival focusing on the arts. What they started, the <a href="" target="_blank">Three Rivers Art Festival</a>, is now in its </span>17<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year. Diane Winston is the festival’s chairman.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:30:00 +0000 George Bonnett 43766 at Northshore Focus: Volunteers Of America Teams Up For Suicide Prevention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past three years combined, St. </span>Tammany<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Parish has had 13 homicides. During that same period of time, more than 100 residents committed suicide. Rebecca </span>Thees<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Volunteers of America</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been on the front line of the parish’s efforts to curb this growing crisis.</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:00:07 +0000 George Bonnett 40369 at The Water Institute Of The Gulf Addressing Coastal Restoration Challenges On The Northshore <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An email sent recently to hundreds of Northshore inboxes contained a startling attachment. It was a picture of south Louisiana 80 years from now. The land loss projection map showed what could happen if the coastal erosion problem goes unchecked — the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain will be the new Grand Isle.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:27:15 +0000 George Bonnett 39307 at St. Tammany Emergency Operations Center And Red Cross On Call For Hurricane Season <p></p><p>As we all know, June marks the official start of hurricane season. In today's Northshore Focus, George Bonnett looks at two important support services that are on call in St.&nbsp;Tammany Parish this season.</p><p>The "Northshore Focus" on WWNO is made possible with support from The Northshore Community Foundation.</p><p class="p1"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St.&nbsp;</span>Tammany<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Emergency Preparedness</span></strong></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:30:00 +0000 George Bonnett 37386 at 'Camp Upward' Provides Northshore Families Affordable Summer Camp Options <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many kids in St. </span>Tammany<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Parish, summer is a time for long days spent playing outdoors, easy weekends at the baseball park, and — especially for kids with parents who both work — it means summer camp.</span></p><p>But the expense of camp leaves many families who are struggling financially with no option but to leave their kids unattended. Chassidy Groover of Covington knows what waited for her without an affordable summer camp option.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:30:00 +0000 George Bonnett 35919 at