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Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 Issue 33 - 2020 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office at 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at ® Core Wins Startup St. Bernard By Todd Ragusa for the Meraux Foundation CORE: Louisiana Coun- seling & Recovery Center, LLC (CORE) took home the grand prize at the 6th annual Startup St. Bernard present- ed by the Meraux Foundation and St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation. The substance abuse and mental health practice was selected by a panel of judges out of a pool of three finalists who pitched their businesses during a livestream event Aug. 6. The pitch competition can be viewed on the Startup St. Bernard Facebook page, and it will be broadcast on the Government Access Channel on Cox channel 76 or on U- verse channel 99. “Congratulations to CORE for winning what was a very tough competition,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation, which founded Startup St. Bernard and is a presenting sponsor. “Demonstrated by the quality of the finalists and the num- ber of people who ‘tuned-in’, it’s clear that Startup St. Ber- nard continues to be a mar- quee economic development program. I look forward to seeing CORE thrive here in St. Bernard.” CORE is a substance abuse and mental health practice in St. Bernard Parish. CORE of- fers specialized preventative, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and recovery-oriented services including counseling, assess- ments, anger management groups, domestic violence intervention programs, and psychoeducational classes. CORE’s licensed clinicians work diligently to provide ac- cessible, reliable, and effec- tive services, while promoting a shift towards the normaliza- tion of mental health and re- covery services in the St. Ber- nard Parish community. “I am so excited, and I’m going to put everything into growing our business and im- pacting our community,” said Nicole Goldin of CORE. Startup St. Bernard was open to any business under five-years old that agreed to locate their base of operations in St. Bernard Parish and par- ticipate in its entrepreneurial ecosystem. An independent scoring committee from the A.B. Freeman School of Busi- ness at Tulane University chose the three finalists from a pool of entries based on the quality of their business plans. The winner was select- ed by the following panel of judges: • Emily Egan, Tulane Univer- sity’s Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and In- novation • Kimberley Singletary, Biz New Orleans • Allen Square, Square Button Rita Gue Left Lanes of St. Claude Avenue Bridge to Close Next Week Contributed by Cathy Alfonzo, The Port of New Orleans The left lanes of the St. Claude Avenue Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic (both directions) start- ing Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, through Novem- ber 2020. These lane closures are needed for structural and mechani- cal bridge repairs that cannot be performed while the bridge is op- erational, and the work has therefore been scheduled to coincide with the Army Corps of Engineers’ repairs of the Inner Harbor Naviga- tion Canal Lock, which can only be performed while the Mississippi River is at low elevation and while the Lock is closed to marine traffic. In addition to the long-term left lane clo- sures, the right lanes of the St. Claude Ave- nue Bridge will also be closed periodically for short durations of no more than 15 minutes to ensure the safety of workers and motorists during certain bridge repair activities, and these closures will be similar to normal bridge closures for passage of marine vessels. No closures of the sidewalks or nearby bus stops are anticipated at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your cooper- ation and patience dur- ing this bridge repair project. If you have any questions regarding the St. Claude Bridge con- struction, please let me know. For questions re- garding the repairs to the Inner Harbor Nav- igation Canal Lock, please contact Ricky Boyett with the Army Corps of Engineers at Ricky.D.Boyett@usace. or 504-862- 2201. • Jason Waggenspack, The Ranch Film Studios • Desiree Young, Venture- Walk Partners, Tom Gregory, the multiple Emmy-winning host, writer, producer, and reporter, was once again the emcee the event. See CORE page 4 St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 18 Contributed by St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame The St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame and Gulf Coast Bank are proud to announce that the organization will host its 25th Annu- al Golf Tournament at Oak Harbor in Slidell on Oct. 18, 2020, at 10 a.m. (Shotgun start tee-off is at noon.) Registration fees for the event at $100 per player or $400 per four- some. Beer, lunch and dinner are included in the cost of the registra- tion. Hole sponsorships are available. Formore information on hole sponsorships or anything else associated with the tournament, call any of the following board members: Dr. BryanFrichter, Pres- ident, at 504-554-2685, Roy Cortes, Vice Presi- dent, at 985-246-8354, Scott Gaillot, Treasurer, at 504-909-7732, Sam Catalanotto, Secretary, at 504-296-9501, Ed- ward Appel at 504-301- 6135, Raymond Doran at 504-919-9906, Ron- nie Evans at 504-914- 0647, Melissa Barbay Gaye at 504-905-5946. NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE THE ST. BERNARD PARISH POST FREE NEWSPAPER! VISIT WWW.THESTBPARISHPOST.COM