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Club competes in Radio Field Day

Advocate photo by CAROLINE OURSO    Dana Browne, center, tunes a radio attempting to make contact with another station during the American Radio Relay League Field Day competition on Saturday at the Highland Road Park Observatory.

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club and Highland Road Park Observatory teamed up on Saturday for the annual American Radio Relay League Field Day competition. More than 1,000 radio clubs and stations across the United States and Canada set up their gear on Saturday to compete in the 24-hour hunt for as many connections as possible.… Continue reading →

Around the Southside for June 30, 2016

LSU assistant professor Jeff Davis will give a fun presentation all about bugs at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library for children ages 4 and older. Call (225) 763-2240 to register. Enjoy a morning bird-watching hike through Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center… Continue reading →

St. George Fire Department calls for June 5-18, 2016

The St. George Fire Department operates eight fire stations, and its two response districts are roughly separated by Airline Highway, with one zone mostly north and east of Airline Highway, while the other is south and west of Airline Highway. The information provides a summary of the St. George Fire Department’s activity for June 5-18.… Continue reading →

Southside cats available for June 30, 2016

Photo provided -- Magnolia is a sweet tabby kitten who was found stray along with her siblings.

Cat Haven of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit rescue organization for cats and kittens. The Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road, is open from noon to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday. Adoption Day events are held Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 6857 Siegen Lane; PetSmart, 1653 Millerville Road; and PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace.… Continue reading →

Southside dogs available for June 30, 2016

Photo provided -- Harvey, a 4-month-old female terrier mix, is spayed, up to date with shots and good with dogs. She is sweet and well behaved. Email pattidcarson@gmail.com.

The mission of Friends of the Animals is to rescue, place in homes or save dogs, puppies and other pets from euthanasia in East Baton Rouge Parish. FOTA operates the Dog Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Anyone interested in adopting or fostering… Continue reading →

East Baton Rouge Parish permits for June 12-25, 2016

Permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish from June 12-25. Editor’s note: Due to technical issues, some permits from June 12-18 were not available for printing in the June 23 report and are being added in this report. BANKERS AVENUE 5630: $150,000, Owner not listed. Total square footage: 2,699. Addition of storage building… Continue reading →

Southside crime blotter for June 20-26, 2016

Calls for assistance received by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office between June 20 and June 26: Assault/Battery 1700 BLOCK, STARBOARD DRIVE, JUNE 20, 7:30 a.m. 1600 BLOCK, JADE AVENUE, JUNE 20, 8:41 p.m. 8200 BLOCK, SKYSAIL AVENUE, JUNE 21, 9:03 a.m.… Continue reading →

Southside calendar for June 30, 2016

BEGINNER PAINTING CLASS: 7 p.m., Painting and Pinot, 7248 Perkins Road. $35. At this class, a flamingo painting will be completed. All supplies are provided. SATURDAY BEADING SOCIAL: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. No formal instruction. Seating is limited.… Continue reading →

Nature takes center stage at LSU camp

Advocate photo by CAROLINE OURSO    The Summer Sprouts Camp for children gave kids an opportunity to play and learn on June 16 at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum.

Maddie Breen, 6, carefully placed a yellow flower on a sticky sheet of contact paper, stepped back and decided she needed to add one more leaf to the creation. “What do you think?” Maddie asked the other campers Friday as they worked on art projects at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum’s Summer Sprouts Camp. The camp, for… Continue reading →

Around the Southside for June 23, 2016

The 1985 adventure “The Goonies” (PG) is the free Movie on the Plaza at 7 p.m. Friday at the Main Library on Goodwood. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to view the film on the big screen in the outdoor plaza. Refreshments will be available for purchase,… Continue reading →

Arc BR hosts Colombian physical education professionals, advisers on sports program

Photo provided by Susanne Romig --  Visitors from Colombia received Every Body Plays T-shirts and Arc Baton Rouge caps during a recent visit with The Arc Baton Rouge. Pictured, from left, are Sport Power 2 program coordinator Adriana Rincon; Arc BR inclusive recreation coordinator Lauren O’Neill; Arc BR director of community relations and development Susanne Romig; Fernando Renteria, of the Ave Fenix Foundation; Ashley Perrault, inclusion coordinator for BREC; Juan Pena, of the Department of Sports, Recreation and Physical Activity; Arc BR Executive Director Barry Meyer; Juan Escobar, sports adviser for the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Antonio Arias, of the Colombian School of Physical Educators.

The Arc Baton Rouge recently hosted a group of Colombian physical education professionals and sports advisers interested in the Arc’s inclusive recreation program. The program is a partnership between The Arc BR, BREC and YMCA of the Capital Area in which people with and without disabilities participate together in noncompetitive sports. It was launched in Baton Rouge… Continue reading →

Capital Area Human Services relaunches website

Capital Area Human Services has launched the redesigned realhelpbr.com, a website detailing the organization’s services and supports for residents with mental health, substance abuse or developmental disability challenges. “Our decision to redesign our website reflects our commitment to improve service accessibility in our region,” said Executive Director Jan Kasofsky . “We are… Continue reading →

Observatory celebrates radio with field day

Highland Road Park Observatory is hosting American Radio Relay League Field Day, celebrating ham, or amateur, radio communication, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge to attend, and the public is invited. Activities include learning to send a name in Morse code, contacting ham radio operators in other states and finding out… Continue reading →

Students receive Associated Grocers scholarships

Caroline Matthews

Caroline Matthews, the daughter of Fred and Anne Matthews, is the recipient of a Sam S. Politz Scholarship from Associated Grocers. Hanna Ott, of Lafayette, also received a scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per semester for eight semesters and is awarded to graduating high school students who meet all the required criteria. Matthews… Continue reading →

Troop 478 Boy Scouts move up the ranks

Brian Frazier

Lewis Johnson and Brian Frazier, of Boy Scout Troop 478 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, recently became Eagle Scouts. They are the 97th and 98th Eagle Scouts under the direction of Steve Beatty, a scoutmaster for 35 years. For his project, Lewis managed volunteers at the Caledonian Society’s Highland Games. Lewis will be a… Continue reading →

Lininger graduates from Air Force prep school

Austin Lininger

Austin Lininger, a 2015 graduate of University Laboratory School, was among 200 cadet candidates to graduate this spring from the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lininger was nominated for appointment by Congressman Garret Graves.… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge Area Leadership 2016 class graduates

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber graduated the 2016 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership program on June 7. The program focuses on topics such as education; diversity; city and state government; health care and social issues; economic development; the arts and media; and the criminal justice system. The program is accepting nominees for its… Continue reading →

Southeastern student wins scholarship

Southeastern Louisiana University communication major Danita Winfrey, of Baton Rouge, recently received a scholarship from the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists. The scholarship covers the registration, airfare and hotel costs for Winfrey to attend the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-7, a news release said.… Continue reading →

Boys & Girls Club launches marketing campaign

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge is launching a blue door marketing campaign to raise awareness about its programs for youth. Sponsors can choose to display a blue 3-D door display or cover their existing front door with a blue vinyl cling. Interested businesses or individuals can email Melody Watson, director of development for… Continue reading →

Students get a taste of medical careers

The Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center has teamed with Ochsner Medical Center, Woman’s Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake College for the annual AHEC of a Summer program. The 15-day program for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors in a nine-parish region gives students the chance to explore nursing and related health fields, a news… Continue reading →

LSU grad’s short film wins national ADDY

Brandon Coffee

Brandon Coffee’s short film, “Kevin & Bert,” was a gold winner in the Animation or Special Effects student category at the national American Advertising Federation Awards in Anaheim, California, on June 7. Coffee is believed to be the first student from Baton Rouge to receive a national ADDY, according to AAF Baton Rouge. “Kevin & Bert”… Continue reading →

BR Corvette Club moves meeting location

Photo provided by Patti Hatheway -- Members of the Baton Rouge Corvette Club meet at the St. George Fire Station, the club’s new monthly meeting place.

The Baton Rouge Corvette Club has moved its monthly meeting to the St. George Fire Station, 14100 U.S. 61. The group was welcomed to its recent meeting by Fire Chief Gerald Tarleton. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Since 1975, the Baton Rouge Corvette Club has grown… Continue reading →

Bullets win state baseball championship

Photo provided by Mike Rusk -- Members of the state champion Baton Rouge Bullets team include, front from left, Sal Montalbano, Carter Rodriguez, Brennen Anderson, Sean Brooks and Payton Bergeron; and back, coaches Rusty Brooks and Johne Brooks, Kent Pellerin, Mason McClatchey, Jake Davenport, Dakota Brackin, Nic Montalbano, Christian Clayson, Michael Rusk and coaches Corey Clayson and Greg Acosta.

The Baton Rouge Bullets captured the United States Specialty Sports Association state baseball championship during a tournament held June 10-12 in Chalmette. On their way to the championship, the 12th-seeded Bullets defeated the first- and second-seeded teams by scores of 9-1. The team moves on to the World Series in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Wednesday.… Continue reading →

LSU MBA alumni group to hold cocktail party

The LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association will host Jazz and Cocktails, its annual evening of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 28 in the E.J. Ourso College of Business Education complex rotunda. The event is free of charge to all Flores MBA alumni and their guests. Entertainment will be… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge Gallery celebrates 50 years

Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, is celebrating 50 years of art exhibitions and cultural programming with a retrospective exhibition titled “50/50.” The exhibition runs July 3-28 and features 50 works from the gallery’s founding artist members, artists of note over the past 50 years and current artist members, according to a news release. Paintings, prints, photography,… Continue reading →

BR students receive scholarships

Joseph LeJeune

Two Baton Rouge students at LSU recently have received scholarships. Joseph LeJeune was awarded the LMOGA/Brooksher Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, named for the late Robert R. Brooksher Jr., an executive vice president of Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and founding member of the LSU Center for Energy Studies’ Advisory Council, a news release said.… Continue reading →

St. Joseph’s student wins scholarship from credit union

Delia Ardoin, of St. Joseph’s Academy, is among 12 south Louisiana students to receive $1,000 scholarships from Jefferson Financial Credit Union, of Metairie. The scholarships were presented to credit union members through the Peter C. Bertucci Scholarship Program. Scholarships were awarded based on GPAs, school and community involvement and an essay asking, “What community events/charitable organizations… Continue reading →

Southside cats available for June 23, 2016

Felix is a 2-year-old male who was found stray and is super-friendly.  He is a Siamese mix with blue eyes.

Cat Haven of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit rescue organization for cats and kittens. The Cat Haven Adoption Center is at 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road and is open from noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions every day except Sunday. Adoption Day events are held on Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 6857 Siegen Lane; PetSmart, 1653 Millerville… Continue reading →

Southside dogs available for June 23, 2016

Photo provided -- Giselle, a 3-month-old female terrier/hound mix, is spayed, up to date with shots and good with kids and dogs. Email pbschoen18@gmail.com or text or call (225) 205-9330.

The mission of Friends of the Animals is to rescue, place in homes or save dogs, puppies and other pets from euthanasia in East Baton Rouge Parish. FOTA operates the Dog Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Anyone interested in adopting or fostering… Continue reading →

East Baton Rouge Parish permits for June 12-18, 2016

Permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish for June 12-18. JEFFERSON HIGHWAY 16313: $45,000, Owner not listed. Total square footage: 1,400. Renovation of building for catering business. Occupant load 59 people. Not sprinkled. One story. Existing grease trap 125 gallons, existing hood stated on plans. Issued June 14.… Continue reading →

Southside crime blotter for June 13-19, 2016

Calls for assistance received by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office between June 13 and June 19: Assault / Battery 10000 BLOCK, HIGHLAND ROAD, JUNE 13, 12:00 p.m. 13700 BLOCK, PADDINGTON LANE, JUNE 14, 7:23 p.m. 8200 block, Bayou Fountain Avenue, June… Continue reading →

Southside calendar for June 23-28, 2016

LADIES NIGHT BOWLING (FELLAS WELCOMED, TOO!): 8:45 p.m., All Star Lanes, 9829 U.S. 61. SATURDAY BEADING SOCIAL: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. No formal instruction. Seating is limited. GROOVE HAUS AT LAVA CANTINA’S BRUNCH: 11… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge Girl Scouts visit organization’s birthplace

Photo provided by Nathalie Roy Mitchell -- Visiting the first headquarters of Girls Scouts, from left, are members of Girl Scouts of Troop 10324 Karissa ONeill, Johanna Hilbun, Hannah Istre, Megan Trauernicht, Allysa Wagenecht, Zaria Brown, Shayla Andrews, Addison Mann, Theresa Verret, Arizona Mitchell and Lauren Wesley7665: L to R: Lauren Wesley, Hannah Istre, Karissa ONeill, Allysa Wagenecht, Megan Trauernicht, Addison Mann, Zaria Brown, Johanna Hilbun, Arizona Mitchell (Leader Stacy Verret looks on in background)7649: Learning to signal Morse Code with flags as part of a program at the First Girl Scouts HeadquartersL to R: Theresa Verret, Megan Trauernicht, Allysa Wagenecht, Shayla Andrews, Hannah Istre, Lauren Wesley, Addison Mann, Zaria Brown, and Arizona Mitchell

A group of Baton Rouge area Girl Scouts used four years of cookie profits to fund a trip to the birthplace of Girl Scouting. After saving more than $12,000 from four years of cookie sales, members of Girl Scouts of Troop 10324 went on a weeklong trip to Savannah, Georgia. The Girl Scouts and their leaders… Continue reading →

Hot Rod tour kicks off in Gonzales

Advocate photo by CAROLINE OURSO    Patti Hatheway, a member of the Baton Rouge Corvette Club, showed her 1973 Corvette Stingray at the Hot Rod Power Tour's first stop in Gonzales. The Corvette Club volunteered to work registration for the event, and Hatheway is the clubs press chairwoman.

Car enthusiasts from all over the United States drove hundreds of miles to show off their prized possessions as the first leg of the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour kicked off Saturday in Gonzales. But some collectors, like Patti Hatheway, 65, and James Jeansonne, 28, didn’t have to drive far at all. They were just… Continue reading →

Around the Southside for June 16, 2016

A free art exhibition titled “Louisiana: Cloudy and Bright” is on display at The Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway, through July 16. All pieces on display are for sale. Participating artists include Carol Hallock, Heather Ricard, Betty Efferson, Don Ayres, Nancy Harris, Katie McGarry, Lynn Washauer, Sharon Richard, Nancy Ward, Kay Lusk, Janice… Continue reading →

CASA swears in volunteers

Photo provided by Jennifer Mayer -- New Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are officially sworn in by Juvenile Court Judge Adam Haney, left, on May 19 at Capital Area CASA Association.

The Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocates Association welcomed 26 residents who were officially sworn in as volunteers by Juvenile Court Judge Adam Haney on May 19. Each volunteer will be appointed to advocate for the best interests of an abused child. The new advocates were sworn in at the association office on the final evening… Continue reading →

Volunteers paint Youth Oasis dorms

Photo provided by Meredith Voltin -- A group of Sherwin-Williams store volunteers stands in front of Youth Oasis Childrens Shelter. Fifteen volunteers came out to help paint the girls' side of the shelter. Paint and other supplies were donated by Baton Rouge area Sherwin-Williams stores and painting professional Robert Vince.

Fifteen volunteers from Sherwin-Williams stores painted five dormitories at the Baton Rouge Youth Oasis on May 21 as part of National Painting Week. Youth Oasis provides emergency shelter and support services to runaway, abandoned and homeless youth ages 10-25 within the Baton Rouge area, a news release a said. Sherwin-Williams donated 30 gallons of paint and… Continue reading →

Episcopal School students recognized for high test marks

Photo provided by Dianne Madden -- Episcopal School’s Duke TIP state high scorers and grand winners include, front from left, Robert Xing, Luke Cretin, Elaine Gboloo, Saad Ali, Abhay Basireddy, Ellie Sim, Madison Bell, Griffin Kissam, Adam Azmeh, Arohi Gopal, Lucy Silverman and Charlie Roth; and back, Gregory Field, Matthew Bickham, Christian Haynes, Peter Kelly, Christian Sample, Bethany Reid, Oliver Jack, Jylliann Huff, Parker Sanchez, Jilly Grace Eskew, Alex Nelson and Katherine Scarton.

Seventh-graders from Episcopal School recently were recognized as state high scorers in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. The program honors academically talented seventh-graders for exceptional ACT or SAT scores. Those recognized were Saad Ali, Adam Azmeh, Abhay Basireddy, Madison Bell, Matthew Bickham, Luke Cretin, Jilly Grace Eskew, Gregory Field, Elaine Gboloo, Arohi Gopal, Christian Haynes,… Continue reading →

8th-graders honored at promotion Mass

Photo provided by Lisa Black Cossé -- End-of-the-year awards -- Sacred Heart of Jesus School eighth-grader Tyler Toussant receives the Ronnie Demouy Memorial Athletic Award from the Rev. Miles Walsh at the school’s eighth-grade promotion Mass on May 18 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School honored its eighth-grade class during a promotion Mass May 18 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Miles Walsh was on hand for the awards presentation. Honorees included: Carlette Dunn, Ronnie Demouy Memorial Athletic Award and St. Michael High School Foundation Scholarship Tyler Toussant, Ronnie Demouy Memorial… Continue reading →

Sacred Heart School ‘Dear Neighbor’ projects serve community

Photo provided by Lisa Black Cossé -- Sacred Heart of Jesus School Tigers in Action members and their prekindergarten buddies present essential care items collected for mothers living in family and women’s shelters to Trentin Cook, move manager for Two Men and a Truck. Cook is a 2007 graduate of Sacred Heart. Prekindergartners, front from left, are Cooper Thibodeaux, Tristan Roberts, Darra Wilson, Savannah Blackwell, Harvin Landry, Jaxon McCollum, Aaron Johnson, Jenevieve Waller, Rylian Rogers, Benjamin Dembowski, Audrey Davis, Sarah Patrick, Leonardo Banks, Paxton Hoffman, Addison LaGarde, Sophia Freese, Josiah Crawford, Karsen LeJeune, Harrison Daniels, Harper Sternfels, Ava Landry and Kelly LeDuff. In back from left are Abby Ligon, Jane Singleton, Abby Wall, Caroline Dazzio, Mikiyah Parker, Beau Brown, Elise Encalade, Emily DeMeulenaere, Faith Woods, Emily Reynaud, Caroline Creech, Amelia Cave, Caroline Feduccia, Cook and Maggie Hurdle.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School carried out several “Dear Neighbor” service projects in April and May. The annual Jump Rope for Hear campaign by the first- through fifth-graders brought in $5,047.68 for the American Heart Association, with first-grader Amelie Schmitt and fifth-grader Leslie Stevens recognized as the top donors. The school physical education department sponsored Jump… Continue reading →

St. George Fire Department calls for May 29-June 4, 2016

The St. George Fire Department operates eight fire stations, and its two response districts are roughly separated by Airline Highway, with one zone mostly north and east of Airline Highway, while the other is south and west of Airline Highway. The information provides a summary of the St. George Fire Department’s activity for May 29 through June 4.… Continue reading →