mandeville-trailheadMandeville Trailhead Community Market

When: Every Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Saturday Dates in August, 2013

August 3, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 31, 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.

madisonville-museumMadisonville Historic Museum

When: Every Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday Dates in August, 2013

August 4, 2013
August 11, 2013
August 18, 2013
August 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.

covington-trace-community-market-tammanyCovington Trace Community Market

When: Every Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Saturday Dates in August, 2013

August 3, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 31, 2013

Where: The Pocket Park
400 Block of East Gibson
Covington, Louisiana

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

For More Information, call Sheryl Landry, 985-898-0686.

covington-farmers-marketThe Covington Farmer’s Market

When: Every Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm (noon)
Saturday Dates in August, 2013

August 3, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 31, 2013

Where: Downtown Covington
600 Block of N. Columbia St.
Covington, Louisiana 70433

What: Click Here for More Information.

covington-farmers-marketThe Covington Farmer’s Market

When: Every Wednesday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday Dates in August, 2013

August 7, 2013
August 14, 2013
August 21, 2013
August 28, 2013

Where: The Covington Trailhead
419 N. New Hampshire
Covington, Louisiana 70433

What: Click Here for More Information.

With 70,000 more jobs than anticipated added in the United States in April and May, job growth rocketed to 195,000 jobs in June, 2013 exceeding the projected job growth of 180,000 by 15,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate is also at 7.6%.  Good news for the Greater New Orleans area is that many of the new jobs added were added in industries familiar to the city.  Nationally, entertainment, restaurants, and hotels added 75,000 jobs while retailers added 37,000.  The construction industry which has been growing in spurts over the last few months added 13,000 jobs, and a robust health care industry added 20,000 jobs.

These numbers combined with record-low interest rates have prompted the increase of new home purchases as well as the purchase of new vehicles.  Low interest rates and higher home values have given consumers an “edge” when it comes to qualifying for a higher-end, higher-priced new or previously-owned home.  Home buyers are getting “more bang for their buck” with these historically low interest rates.  Visible growth in hiring and selling, even if the jobs are part-time jobs as well as the real estate industry and low interest rates have led to a consumer confidence level not seen as high in 5 1/2 years.

Auto sales in the January-June period topped 7.8 million, their best first half since 2007, according to Autodata Corp. and Ward’s AutoInfoBank. Sales of previously occupied homes exceeded 5 million in May, the first time that’s happened since November 2009. New-home sales rose at their fastest pace in five years.  Manufacturers have had a slower recovery time than most industries, but sales were picking up in May with more orders to factories than in previous months.

One thing that will make a major difference in economic recovery will be the bond purchases handled by the Fed in order to keep interest rates low.  Everything is dependent on the overall growth numbers in the first 3 quarters of the year.  However, as of now, Americans are breathing a small sigh of relief that the end to the economy’s woes may soon be in sight.

Click Here for the Source of the Information.

madisonville-museumMadisonville Historic Museum

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

Saturday Dates in August, 2013

August 3, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 31, 2013

Where: 201 Cedar Street
Madisonville, Louisiana

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

Call 985-845-2100 for More Information.

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

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
9:00am – 10:00am

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

What: Monthly Sales & Marketing Meeting

Click Here for More Information

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

When: Tuesday
September 1o, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm

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

What: Click Here for More Information.

ntinis

Live Music on the Patio

Where: N’Tini’s New Orleans
Steak & Martinis
2891 Hwy. 190
Mandeville, La. 70471

When: Thursday, July 25, 2013
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Featured Live Music: The Randy Hebert Group

Click Here for More Information, or Call 985-626-5566.