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ZEPTO Race to the Finish a Soggy, Successful Event

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:39pm

Mother Nature tried to rain out the Zachary Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (ZEPTO) Race to the Finish, but over 720 runners and volunteers would not let that happen last Saturday morning.

The 2nd Annual event was presented by Lane Regional Medical Center and Colonial Pipeline Company and

Zachary Historical Association Planning Fundraising Events

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:35pm

By James Ronald Skains

“The latest project we are involved in is the William Bartram Trail Marker that will be located on the grounds of the Plains Presbyterian Church,” Betty Tucker, longtime Chairperson of the Zachary Historical Association, told the members in attendance at the April  meeting

Charlet Appointed to Lane Board of Commissioners

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:34pm

Zachary businessman C. Jordan Charlet was recently appointed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners at Lane Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clinton, Charlet is co-owner of Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary and has more than 20 years of

Zachary Athletic Foundation Commences Fund Drive to Honor Jerry Boudreaux

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:33pm

The Zachary Athletic Foundation has begun its 2015 fund drive which will be held in recognition of the work and legacy of the late Jerry Joseph Boudreaux, former principal of Zachary High School.

Z-Fest Begins Wednesday, Ends Sunday

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:32pm

Annual Zachary Music and Arts Festival a great opportunity for family fun

Renowned Pianist, Soprano Headline Second RACZ Concert

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:09pm

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host the second of a three-part (concert) series, Concerts at the Pointe at Americana, on April 21 at 7 p.m. The second concert features renowned Brazilian pianist JoaoPaulo Casarotti and soprano Nancy Hendrick.

Joao Paulo Casarotti, a Southern University

Survivor’s Story: Frannie “Belle” Bellard

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:08pm

By Ashley Evans

On November 5, 2014, Frannie Bellard, known as “Belle,” received her official cancer diagnosis.

Relay for Life: Lights, Camera, Cure on Friday, April 24

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:07pm

Join the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Friday, April 24 from 5pm-midnight, at BREC’s Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway, as we come together as a community to fight back against a disease that has taken so much.

Zachary Council Ponders Tax Increase, Approves Zoning

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:07pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The Mayor and Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mayor David Amrhein began the meeting by noting the passing of community leader Jesse Spears, whom Amrhein said “did a tremendous service” to Zachary through the years.

BBQ Cook-Off & Concert Supporting Heritage Ranch This Weekend

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:48pm

Heritage Ranch Christian Children’s Home will host its 2nd Annual Cook-Off for the Kids on Saturday, April 18th from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Heritage Ranch property located on 20090 TuckerRoad in Zachary.

Zachary Chamber to Host Z-Fest Events in the Coming Weeks

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:47pm

The Zachary Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce three events leading up to the Zachary Arts & Music Festival (Zfest).  Zfest will be held April 29 through May 3rd at the BREC Zachary Community Park.  

On Saturday, March 7th, the Chamber will host a Zachary Queens Tea at the Pointe at

BREC, YMCA Team Up to Promote Summer Swimming Safety

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:46pm

Six hundred children and adults will get free swimming lessons and classroom instruction in water safety this spring thanks to a pilot program sponsored by BREC, the YMCA and the East Baton Rouge Parish.

In 2014, the sports governing body USA Swimming released statistics indicating that 69 percent

Americana YMCA Healthy Kids Day on April 25

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:46pm

On Saturday, April 25, the Americana YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

Race to the Finish ZEPTO Fundraiser set for April 18

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:45pm

April 18th marks the 2nd ANNUAL Zachary Race To The Finish 5k and 1 miler, proudly presented by Lane Regional Medical Center.

Once again this year, all race proceeds will be donated to Zachary’s Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (more commonly known as ZEPTO).  ZEPTO is a non-profit volunteer

Jesse Spears, 87, Civic Leader and Zachary Trailblazer

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:44pm

His guidance and civil rights acumen helped create Zachary Community Schools. Spears’ Life Defined by Commitment to Family, Faith and Community.

Zachary Resident Russell Jones Inducted into 2015 SULC Alumni Hall of Fame

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:49pm

Russell Jones, vice chancellor for academic affairs of the Southern University Law Center (SULC), will be among eight inductees into the 2015 SULC Hall of Fame at a 6 p.m. gala, Saturday, April 11, at the Renaissance Baton Rouge.

Jones will join other SULC alumni Judge John McClarty, Class of

Please Help with the Kiwanis Shoe Drive

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:47pm

The Zachary Kiwanis Club is currently holding a shoe drive to help with its goal of eliminating neonatal tetanus and to put shoes on the feet of people in places like Ghana, Haiti and India.

Kiwanis is partnering with Funds2orgs.com, which will pay 40 cents per pound of shoes.

Honey’s Love 2015 beYOUtiful Dream Prom Giveaway Winner

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:46pm

Honey’s Love is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 “beYOUtiful Dream Prom Giveaway” Gabriela Morales. Gabriela, a senior at Zachary High School, was nominated and chosen as the winner because of her outstanding qualities.

A Heartfelt Thank You from the Lentini Family

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:46pm

We watched in awe as this wonderful event for our son Cory unfolded over the last two months. While what we saw and felt was quite different than what our friends and many community people expressed.

Zachary High Student to Perform with Louisiana Youth Orchestra

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:45pm

Mary Grace “Gracie” Ellerbee, 17, is the latest featured soloist to perform with the Louisiana Youth Orchestra. Mary Grace was the winner of the LMTA Senior Piano Concerto Competition, held this past December at the LSU School of Music.

Kennedy Testifies on Stifling Regulations, Congressman Graves Visits Chamber

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:43pm

Bank of Zachary President and CEO Pres Kennedy testified last week before Congress on how excessive federal regulation is harming small businesses. Testifying at a Senate Small Business Committee field hearing in Baton Rouge.

Tax Increase Defeated

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:42pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The long-awaited, much debated, one-cent tax vote took place on March 28 and was voted down, with 1778 (65%) votes against and 962 (35%) voting in favor. The voter turnout was 18%.

Board Member Hubie Owen expressed surprise at the turnout.

ZHS Softball Celebrates Senior Night with Doubleheader Victory

on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 12:40pm

The Zachary High Softball team celebrated senior night last week with a doubleheader victory over district rival Broadmoor High School.

Lane RMC Recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:14pm

Lane Regional Medical Center has recently been recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s initiative for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.  

This is the fourth consecutive year Lane has been chosen for this prestigious award.

“As a

Zachary Rotary Hosts Dixon Correctional’s Pen Pals

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:13pm

By James Ronald Skains

Dixon Correctional Center Officer John Smith appeared before the Zachary Rotary Club to highlight Dixon’s nationally recognized Kennel Program.

“Our kennel program, officially named Pen Pals Inc., in reality is a Dog and Cat Shelter and Adoption Center,’’ Smith told the