New March / April Newsletter
A new edition of the #CovLA newsletter is now available in the green newspaper boxes around town. Although there is overlap between the newsletter and the e-blasts, there is also some different content between the two.

The March / April calendar page is a handy reference. It is also a nice way to share what's happening in Covington with those residents who "don't do e-mail."

Pick up as many as you need from St. John's Coffeehouse, Braswell Drugs, Downtown Drugs, the Tree of Hope, I-Stop, Abita Roasting Co., Acquistapace's Supermarket, City Hall or the Covington Trailhead.
This Tuesday : )
Lenten Fish Frys
A great way to support the community …
Well, I did not know that ...
I did not know that once a month there is a free show and shopping experience at the Firehouse Events Center for folks that like to browse collectibles such as comics, action figures and what-not.

Now, where did I put those Pokemon cards?
Covington Floods ... Repeatedly
As I am fond of saying, "A Flood Zone is a zone of land that floods." For centuries the area between the Tchefuncte River near Goodbee and the Bogue Falaya River near Lee Road have been flooded by sheet flows that actually connect the two rivers into one. Any structure built flat to the ground should expect water inside of it.

Significant rain events took place in 2016, 1996, 1983, 1961, 1947, 1928, 1916, 1898 and 1875. The flood of 1928 was comparable to the more recent one of 2016.
Ron Barthet's Tammany Family Blog
Local journalist and historian Ron Barthet chronicles much of St. Tammany's history at Tammany Family Blog, including a particularly interesting piece on the flood of 1916.
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Due to Covid, drivers for our trash and recycling pick-up have missed quite a few weeks this past year. As such, replacement drivers "miss" pick-ups. If you get missed, please report it at Coastal Customer Care Form. If they miss you one week, chances are they will miss you again next week (if not reported). If they miss you after being reported, e-mail me. Thanks ; )
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