Terrytown GoldenAgers Senior Center Grand Opening
Community members and elected officials recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the Terrytown Golden Age Center. The 3,900-square-foot facility, which cost just over $1 million, was funded by the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department and gaming revenue received from Boomtown Casino. The center includes several improvements and upgrades, including Americans with Disabilities Act compliancy, a 12-foot ceiling in the main area, an upgraded kitchen, new bingo boards, additional storage, a covered drop off, automatic doors on the front entrance and six handicapped parking spots.
Pet Evacuation PSA
In case of a disaster, Jefferson Parish wants to make sure that your whole family gets out safely and that includes your pets.
Find out what you need to know to evacuate your pet safely.
And, if you know you’ll be using the parish’s assistance in case of an evacuation, go to www.JeffParish.net to register.
October 19th Sewerage & Water Millage Election Informational Video
On October 19, 2013 voters in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, as well as the municipalities of Jean Lafitte, Kenner, and Harahan, will be asked to decide whether to approve millages for the Parish’s water and sewerage departments. In this short informational program, 5 basic questions are answered.
JP Library Storyteller: Mama Saba
The Jefferson Parish Library is offering a host of fun and free presentations to go along with the summer reading program.
Listen as storyteller, Mama Saba, takes kids on quite a journey, all while teaching them “OooooOOOoo, you’d better listen to your mama!”
Bucktown Bash: Blessing of the Fleet
The once traditional blessing of the Bucktown fleet was revived during the Bucktown Bash Shrimp and Music Festival. Crowds also enjoyed great food and awesome music during the inaugural Independence Day Festival in the historic Bucktown neighborhood.
West Jefferson Clinic Grand Opening
West Jefferson Medical Center has begun to provide a weekly-accessible nurse practitioner to the Grand Isle community at its new West Jefferson Primary Care Clinic. The nurse practitioner will see patients Wednesdays 9:00am to 4:30pm by appointment and/or walk-in. The clinic’s grand opening was held Monday, July 8th, 2013.
Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Promo
The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo was established in 1928 and is the oldest fishing tournament in the United States. Music, dancing, crab races for the kids, the rodeo is packed with things to do. For more information visit, www.tarponrodeo.org
Summer Reading at the JP Library: Wind in My Feathers
Sally Farrell, raptor rehabilitator and educator, presents a thrilling presentation of a variety of live, non-releasable raptors! It’s all part of the Jefferson Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program. Please visit jplibrary.net for more information.
Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Opening Ceremonies
The new widened Huey P. Long Bridge was officially opened to the public on Sunday, June 16th. A 5K run sent runners and walkers alike over the historic bridge before the ceremony and official ribbon-cutting were held to commemorate the opening of the new widened driving lanes.