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The City of Covington, Louisiana Presents:
Rockin’ the Rails

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:00PM-7:30PM
Where: The Covington Trailhead
419 N. New Hampshire
Covington, LA 70433

Bonerama Will Perform!

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The City of Covington, Louisiana Presents:
Rockin’ the Rails

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013
5:00PM-7:30PM
Where: The Covington Trailhead
419 N. New Hampshire
Covington, LA 70433

The Pfister Sisters Will Perform!

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With mixed reviews, a vote by the Mandeville City Council passed 5 – 0 to create a historic district inside a part of Old Mandeville.  As more and more parts of the Greater New Orleans area are “redeveloped,” many residents and homeowners see this as a “win” that will preserve a portion of the northshore of the City of New Orleans which was established in 1830.

The new historic designation means that homeowners or developers looking to build new construction or to make additions or renovations to their homes will have to run their plans by a hired committee which will ensure that all construction going forward will meet the standards of maintaining historic preservation of the area.

The area designated as the new historic district will be bordered on the south and north respectively by Lake Pontchartrain and Hwy. 190.  Theold-mandeville-historic west border will be Galvez St., and the east border will be Jackson St.  All of the area and the homes within this “square” will be the new historic district of Old Mandeville.

Opponents of converting on of Mandeville’s oldest districts were mostly concerned that by putting an “extra hurdle” in the way of new construction, improvements, or renovations, that homeowners and business owners alike would have a harder time getting their plans approved and their projects started.  Another fear was that by the City Council voting to create a new historic district, it was an intrusion of the city government into the lives of the people.

Even though 13 public hearings have been held to discuss the possibility of creating this new historic district, Councillman Clay Madden expressed doubt that many citizens have no idea the ramifications of creating the historic district will mean them personally.  Madden feels there needs to be more education of the public about the district.  For instance, one qualification for a building or home to be considered historic is that it must be 50 years or older.  A survey was done in 2008 by historian Sally Reeves revealing which buildings qualified for the historic district classification.  The public will need to be educated as to the classification of their home before they are able to do any construction on the structure.

Overall, the majority of the people at the meeting in Mandeville were supporters of the historic district.  Since New Orleans is one of the oldest established cities in the United States, it is important to preserve the history and the architecture from an era that is now history and soon to become a mystery to future generations.

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St. Tammany Parish Home Builders Association Presents:
Inside Northside “Meet the Artist” Party

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: 2013 “Raising the Roof for Charity” Raffle House
769 South Corniche du Lac
Covington, LA 70433

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ST-WHBA logo transparentSt. Tammany Parish Home Builders Association 2013 Parade of Homes

Where: St. Tammany Parish

When: 2013 Parade of Homes Dates:

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12PM-5PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 12PM-5PM
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6PM-8PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12PM-5PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12PM-5PM

This is a FREE EVENT – Come Out and See the New Home for Sale by Ron Lee Homes in St. Tammany Parish!

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ST-WHBA logo transparentSt. Tammany/Washington Parishes Home Builders Association Membership Lunch

When: Wednesday
May 1, 2013
11:45am – 1:00pm

Where: Benedict’s Plantation
1144 N Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70471

What: Click Here for More Information.

SMC LogoSt. Tammany/Washington Parishes Home Builders Association’s Sales & Marketing Council (SMC)
Monthly Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
9:00am – 10:00am

Where: Iberia Bank
850 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70448

What: Monthly Sales & Marketing Meeting

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madisonville-museumMadisonville Historic Museum

When: Every Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday Dates in May, 2013

May 5, 2013
May 12, 2013
May 19, 2013
May 26, 2013

Where: 201 Cedar Street
Madisonville, Louisiana

What: Museum Hours Every Saturday and Sunday in Madisonville, Louisiana

Call 985-845-2100 for More Information.

madisonville-museumMadisonville Historic Museum

When: Every Saturday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday Dates in May, 2013

May 4, 2013
May 11, 2013
May 18, 2013
May 25, 2013

Where: 201 Cedar Street
Madisonville, Louisiana

What: Museum Hours Every Saturday and Sunday in Madisonville, Louisiana

Call 985-845-2100 for More Information.

mandeville-trailheadMandeville Trailhead Community Market

When: Every Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Saturday Dates in May, 2013

May 4, 2013
May 11, 2013
May 18, 2013
May 25, 2013

Where: 675 Lafitte Street
Mandeville, LA 70448

What: A Farmer’s Market and Craft Market held at the Mandeville Trailhead.

For More Information, call 985-845-4515 or E-mail mandevillemarket@gmail.com.