The Food Bank provides food assistance to more than 400 individuals and families each week who live at or below the 130% federal poverty guidelines and have found themselves in need within our community.
You can support the Food Bank by donating to or shopping at their Resale Shop at 830 N. Columbia Street.
Selective on what they present, this is not your typical thrift shop.

Donations are currently accepted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm.

To make sure this is a contactless donation and safety is maintained for everyone, please follow the

"Chillin' at the River" with Four Unplugged
St. Paddy's Day, March 17th
5:30pm - 8:00pm at Bogue Falaya Park
Voted "Northshore's Best" local band for 7 years straight and 13 of the last 15 years by the readers of Sophisticated Woman and won The Edge of the Lake Readers Choice Award for Best Band in West St. Tammany for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. 
Covington touted in
Southern Living Magazine : )

Big thanks to Christina Cooper and the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission for their help with Southern Living magazine's

All School Faculty and Staff are now
eligible for Covid-19 Vaccinations
St. Tammany Health System (STHS) is pleased to announce they have already administered 12,912 COVID vaccines.

STHS offers vaccines by appointment through MyChart or 985-898-4001. Locations include the main hospital, Express Care in front of Flower Estates and the Cordes Pavilion on Bootlegger Rd. They recently had great success with pop-up Saturday clinics in Folsom, Madisonville and Mandeville, so they will do so again if and when they receive state shipments of vaccine in quantities appropriate to warrant it.
Everyone 65 and older, faculty and staff of schools and daycares, pregnant women, dialysis patients, healthcare and emergency personnel are eligible. Additionally, people aged 18 to 64 who have certain medical conditions and are at increased risk of COVID are eligible once they sign attestation of their condition to qualify. CDC List of Conditions
You can learn all about vaccine availability here:, and make your appointment at St. Tammany Health System via MyChart or by calling 985-898-4001. (Heavy call volumes may make the MyChart option more convenient.)

ALL Healthcare and Emergency Personnel now eligible for Covid-19 Vaccinations.
Mayor's Council on Healthy Lifestyles
Logo Art Winner

Congratulations to Slate Dominique for his award winning logo - a lovely monarch butterfly resting on a leaf. Pictured are St. Paul's principal Trevor Watkins, art instructor Gerald Ancar, Slate and me (Mayor Mark).
Covington's new community garden is located at the corner of West 30th Ave. and North Jackson St.(Bogue Chitto Park). Feel free to join in on Friday mornings to get your hands dirty and your soul revitalized. Currently, the garden is in need of large, plastic planting buckets.
Pasquale's Pizza
A 1970's Favorite
The tunes of ZZ Top, Elton John and Foghat emanated from the jukebox.
The manager was a young St. Paul's student who prided himself on both the food served and the experience.
Kenny LaCour is still a restauranteur in Covington … the co-owner and proprietor of The Dakota Restaurant for the past 20+ years … 5 Stars by Tom Fitzmorris and one of New Orleans' top 25 restaurants per the Zagat Guide - - but he still can't replicate Pasquale's garlic bread ; ).
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Recycling reminder … no glass, no plastic bags : )

If you have bulk debris or green waste , missed trash or recycling or need a new trash receptacle, click for Coastal Customer Care Form.
Rooted in History, Focused on the Future
Tammany Family Blog | by Ron Barthet