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Community Impact
12:43 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Family Caregiver Support Program

New Orleans, La. –
As her mother Bessie grew older, Uptown resident Anita Williams resolved to take a more active role in caring for her, eventually leaving her job to become a fulltime caregiver at her side. It's a calling based on love and devotion, but Anita admits that she, like others in similar situations, can feel overwhelmed.

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Community Impact
5:04 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Concert to Benefit Boys and & Girls Club of Covington

Covington, LA – This weekend, two St Tammany Parish residents will be using their love of music to benefit young people in the region. Martha Carr and Jeff Faulkenstein will be producing/hosting a benefit concert by Lucy Wainwright Roche, and the group Girlyman to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. WWNO's Paul Maassen has the story.

 

 

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Community Impact
5:21 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Just the Right Attitude

Originally run from its founder's garage, this group now serves thousands of meals each month.
Just the Right Attitude

New Orleans, La. –

Hal Chambers was doing well as a self-employed plumber in New Orleans. But as the recession put a chill on large building projects, business started drying up, and soon things got very bad for him.

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Community Impact
3:14 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Dragon Boat Festival

Northshore Focus – For athletes, water-lovers, and spectators, Madisonville Chamber of Commerce brings a fun and unique way to spend next weekend. Jollaine Schear has more on this spectacle event.

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Community Impact
3:00 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Northshore Focus: Birdfest

New Orleans, LA – Bird-lovers all across the country will be flocking to St Tammany Parish for the Great Louisiana Birdfest, held from April 15 - 17. Jollaine Schear has more on this annual event held at the Northlake Nature Center.

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Community Impact
3:58 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Crescent City Supported Fisheries

Clara Gerica (right) shares some seafood tips, and stories, at the Crescent City Farmers Market.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Clara Gerica and her family are familiar faces at the Crescent City Farmers Market, where they sell shrimp, finfish and soft shell crabs so fresh that sometimes the creatures are still moving in their ice-packed trays at her booth. Clara's husband Pete catches all of this in local waters, usually in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. It's their livelihood, and also their way of life.

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Community Impact
2:21 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Northshore Focus: Children's Museum

New Orleans, LA – A new Children's Museum is in the development stages in Mandeville. Jollaine Schear reports on the goals for this innovative project, and how it will benefit the northshore community.

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Community Impact
10:28 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Northshore Focus: Jane Austen Literary Festival

New Orleans, LA – The Jane Austen Foundation strives to celebrate the life and works of a unique and cherished writer with a Literary Festival in Mandeville. Jollaine Schear talks to the organizers of the festival about some of the events and the significance of keeping this writer's memories alive.

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Community Impact
10:24 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Northshore Focus: Covington Farmer's Market

New Orleans, LA – There's a weekly event in St. Tammany Parish that appeals to food lovers and local music fans. Jollaine Schear takes us to the Covington Farmer's Market to explore this popular Northshore venue.

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Community Impact
2:55 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Northshore Focus: St. Tammany Parish Centenarian

New Orleans, LA – What are the secrets to a long and healthy life? Just ask Northshore resident Charles Walters at the Christwood Facility in Covington. WWNO Reporter Jollaine Schear has more on the story.

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