St. Bernard Parish Officials and the Historical Society observed the Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Borgne on Monday, December 14. The Battle of Lake Borgne was the first military engagement in the British campaign for New Orleans culminating in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. A British amphibious force consisting of shallow-draft vessels with canons defeated the American naval force after very fierce, bloody, hand-to-hand combat. Despite the American loss, the engagement alerted American military forces that the British had arrived in Louisiana waters and that the British land invasion was imminent. Louisianans organized a successful defense of New Orleans which secured American ownership of the Mississippi Valley.
The St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation presents a check to the ARC of St. Bernard on Dec. 14. The Arc of St. Bernard is located at 3700 Jean Lafitte Pkwy, Chalmette and provides for the special needs adults in St. Bernard Parish a place to go and use their talents to create great items and recycle Mardi Gras beads. The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard mentors a service club there called the Aktion Club. The Kiwanians work alongside the Aktion Club members to provide community service.
Microblading & Aesthetics held its ribbon cutting on December 1 at 321 W. Judge Perez Dr., Suite A in Chalmette. On hand for the ribbon cutting were Microblading & Aesthetics owner Cynthia Hunter. Microblading & Aesthetics is a men’s and women’s beauty bar that offers numerous beauty enhancements including; laser lipo, microblading and microshading, skin tightening and cellulite treatment as well as other enhancements. Microblading & Aesthetics can be reached at 504.205.3331, www.parishbeautybar.com or www.facebook.com/parishbeautybar
Aniston Lane Boutique held its ribbon cutting on December 1 at 547 E. Judge Perez Dr., Suite A in Chalmette. On hand for the ribbon cutting were Aniston Lane owners Mandi Tregle and Merissa Lopez. Aniston Lane Boutique offers women’s clothing in sizes small thru 3X and accessories, including shoes, earrings, purses and other accessories. Aniston Lane Boutique can be reached at 504.827.1226, www.shopanistonlane.com, www.facebook.com/shopanistonlane, and Twitter @anistonlaneboutique
The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Division often visits with local schoolchildren and various youth groups to encourage positive relationships with our deputies. Pictured: Lt. Eric Eilers, commander of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Division, is seen here visiting with members of Cub Scout Pack 11 at Covenant United Methodist Church in Chalmette.