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Rolling Cones Ice Cream – Rolling Into the Northshore Scene

January 22, 2018
Rolling Cones Ice Cream Trailer - Mandeville LA

Have you have seen the Rolling Cones ice cream trailer parked on the side of Florida Street? I’ve been following them on Instagram watching all the delicious activity. When they reached out to get featured on our Insta page, I was curious and excited to learn more about the company.

From the colorful and creative graphics I thought for sure they would be a chain or corporate business, but as it turns out, Rolling Cones is a family owned local company run by Misty, her husband and two daughters. The family has moved around the country for almost twenty years following Misty’s husband’s career in the military.

After staying home with our two girls when they were little, I became a surgical tech. I loved my job, but dreamed of owning my own business. After years of searching for the right opportunity, my husband and I saw a reality show that featured a mobile ice cream parlor. I loved the idea and hadn’t seen anything like it.

Misty contacted the Pennsylvania based ice cream business online and ended up connecting with the owner. The owner answered the many questions everyone has when first opening a business and helped Misty make the leap from idea to reality.

The custom Rolling Cones ice cream trailer was completed and they received the first ice cream order in August of 2017. Misty’s daughters loved helping with the design and now as teenagers enjoy scooping ice cream and interacting with customers.

Rolling Cones Ice Cream - Mandeville

In the last six months, we’ve had a great time rolling up to birthday parties, employee appreciation days, corporate events, food truck round ups, and movie sets! I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!

Book Rolling Cones ice cream for your next party, event, or wedding (how sweet!) by visiting www.rollingconesicecream.com.

Find out where they will be next and experience this unique ice cream parlor for yourself by following them on Facebook @RollingConesIceCream and Instagram @rollingconesicecream.

 

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2017 September Events on the Northshore

September 8, 2017

Looking for things to do with the kiddos over the next few weekends? No need to spend hours digging around though different calendars. Here’s a list of fun activities you can do without heading to far away from home. We will add more as we find them, or feel free to comment and let us know what you are doing for weekend fun!

 

September 8th
Parents’ Night Out! (6pm-10pm; Aldersgate UMC Children’s Ministry, Slidell) – The AUMC Children’s Ministry is hosting our 1st Parents’ Night Out event! Children Ages 3 – 12 , $20 per child. Pizza, Bounce House, Games, and a Movie. Registration Forms are available in the church office and by emailing: stacey@aldersgate-slidell.org

 

September 9th
Relay for Life of West St Tammany (11:30am – 9pm: Lakeview Medical Center, Covington) – Join us for a fun family day, where all proceeds go to cancer research and programs for cancer patients.

Northshore Women’s Expo (10am – 4pm; Castine Center, Mandeville) – Enjoy a day especially designed for you to relax, refresh and rejuvenate! Featuring vendors, a fabulous fashion show, guest speakers and so much more. Adult $10, Youth: $5

St. Tammany Crab Festival 2017 (Sept 9-10th, 11am -10pm; Heritage Park, Slidell) – Each Year, the ST. Tammany Crab Festival presents a wide variety of good food, wholesome family fun and entertainment, making it the largest and most diverse family oriented event on Louisiana’s north shore.

STPCA’s Blood Drive & Car Show For Liam Dawsey (9am -3pm; Covington Trailhead, Covington) – This year, Lifeshare’s Blood Bus will be on-site & all blood donated will be given to little Liam Dawsey of Covington, La. Liam was diagnosed with Pre B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on January 24, 2017. If you would like to stay up-to-date on Liam’s journey through ALL. his facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/teamliam2/

Super Hero Run (7:30am -10am; TerraBella Village, Covington) – 5K and 1 mile fun run at TerraBella hosted by Run for Home.

 

September 15th
Kids Night Out! (6pm-10pm; X Fusion Family Arena, Covington) – Drop your children off ages 4-15 to enjoy activities such as: Black Light Rock Climbing, Zip Line, Obstacle Course, Recreational Sports, Ninja Tunnel, Pizza/Movie, Arena Games. $30 per child 6-10pm or $20 or 2hrs of your choice ask for sibling discounts!

 

September 16th
Pollination Celebration 2017 (9am -3pm; Hammond Research Station, Hammond) – Speakers, hands-on activities, fun, food and shopping for the entire family. Learn more about pollinators, make a hummingbird feeder or bee house and visit the Auduvon BugMobile.

Northshore on Tap (1pm -5pm; Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell) – We are proud to announce that the focus of this year’s festival will be the home brewers! With such a positive response about our home brewers area last year, we are expanding it this year.

 

September 22nd
Nerf Rival Battle (4:30pm -6pm; X Fusion Family Arena, Covington) – Ages 6-up are welcome to come enjoy our Nerf Rival Battle from 4:30-6pm on Friday September 22nd. Only $10 for admission.

 

September 23rd
Touch a Truck (10am – 1pm; Church of the King, Mandeville) – Touch a Truck is a family event where kids and adults have the opportunity to see, touch, interact with and learn about dozens of vehicles.

 

September 29th
Brews Arts Festival 2017 (5pm – 9pm; Hammond Regional Art Center, Hammond) – HRAC’s 8th annual Brews Arts Festival brings together local artists and local artisan beers, and will take place behind the Arts Center in the Morrison Alley Parking Lot off North Cypress St. in downtown Hammond.

Parent’s Night Out Art & Pizza Party (6:30pm -8:30pm; Brushworks Academy of Covington) – Art project with pizza and drinks. $45/child (supplies and pizza included).

 

September 30th
Play It Safe (10am -1pm; Cate Square Park, Hammond) – The goal of Play It Safe is to increase safety awareness through education, demonstrations and activities for families with children ages 12 and under.

 

Did we miss an event? Please let us know in the comments and we will update our list.

The Lethal Ladies – Northshore Roller Derby

August 30, 2017

Attention Northshore mommas, do you like dressing up? Do you imagine yourself violently pushing your way through a crowd of people walking too slowly ahead of you? Do you like raising money to help cute little animals? If you answered yes to most of these questions, then I have an awesome announcement for you!

Introducting; the Lethal Ladies Northshore Roller Derby team. Yes, Roller Derby..on the Northshore. I found the Leathal Ladies on Facebook after Curt Sprang from WGNO News with a Twist did a news piece on them a few weeks ago. I found it very interesting and thought some other mommas would like to get involved.

The Northshore Roller Derby League is an opportunity for southeast Louisiana ladies to be a part of a sport that has been empowering women since the 1940’s.   It’s Mission is to provide a place for all women to challenge and strengthen themselves physically and mentally through the sisterhood of roller derby, while supporting the community through volunteering and raising money for local charities.

“We are a family friendly, yet fun loving team. We love playing roller derby and our team is a tight knit sisterhood. We take pride in being strong empowered women and we aim to empower other women, both on and off of the track”

If you want to see The Lethal Ladies in action, their next bout (game)  is at the Castine Center in Mandeville, Saturday September 30 against the CENLA Derby Dames. It is the last game of the season and the theme is “GLOW – Gorgeous Ladies On Wheels” like the women wrestlers. Everyone is strongly encouraged to dress up in their best wrestling attire. There will be a costume contest at the end of the bout!

The Lethal Ladies will be having a new recruit class starting in mid October for all women interested in roller derby. For more information about joining the team, you can email info@northshorerollerderby.com.

Follow the Lethal Ladies on your favorite social media account:
Facebook: Northshore Roller Derby
Instagram: @northshorerollerderby
Snapchat: LethalLadies985

 

 

Looking for Mom Bloggers on the Northshore!

August 11, 2017

We are looking for local professional moms to write for the newest Northshore blog. We have fun topics each month and no stress deadlines. Use your own persona, ghost write, or guest post.

Here are some of the topics we are looking for writers to cover:

  • St. Tammany Parish Rocks!
  • New restaurant reviews (El Paso, Comebackburger, Chicken Salad Chick)
  • Review of Covington’s White Linen night or Hammond’s Hot August Night
  • Back to School (Love it? Hate it? Tell us Why!)
  • How-to’s (install car seats, swaddling, folding a fitted sheet, household and life hacks)
  • Pinterest success or fail stories
  • Business Advice column (Looking for professionals in their field to offer advice on the following; Accounting, Marketing, Legal, IT, Staffing, Banking ,etc)

If you have other items or topics you would like to write about or review, let us know! You can contact us here.

Sunset at the Landing Concert

April 24, 2017

I attended the my first Sunset on the Landing Concert on Friday, April 21. I arrived about an hour early and found a parking spot very close to the Landing and practiced taking photos with a camera I borrowed from my mom. I eventually gave up with trying to figure out how to focus the damn thing and decided to people watch. The crowd was mostly middle aged, but towards the end of the night younger crowds started to arrive. There were not many children, but those that were there grouped together and played catch and tag along the hill towards the back.

Crowds started arriving around 5:15 carrying lawn chairs and blankets and picking out the best viewing spots. There were several seating options to choose from. Benches close to the stage, small wooden platforms that gives a slight viewing advantage, if you can get one, and lots of open grassy space for blankets and chairs. Some attendees paddled in on canoes and left their boats pulled up on the bank along the river edge.

Food vendors arrived around 5:30 and started setting up. Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs offered hot dogs with or without chili and a variety of toppings. Cupcake Concept provided dessert with both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Neither vendor brought drinks, however water was available for $1 at the sponsor table. But most attendees brought coolers with beer, wine and snacks.

The first band to play was Big Daddy O and Amadee Frederick. Their sound was very laid back and I guess I would describe it as a “folky Louisiana blues”. The crowd lazily listened and clapped in-between each set.

The second act, Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Show “Fire & Water”, took the stage around 7:30 and seemed to liven the place up. It was now dark and the only light provided was coming from the stage. I left around 8p.m. just as the Revial Show was starting to “revive” the crowd.

The Sunset at the Landing concert was a nice treat after a long work week. If you are looking for a relaxing evening that the whole family can enjoy then head on out to the Landing.

Things to bring/Tips:

  • Lawn chairs and/or blankets
  • Cooler with your favorite beverages
  • Cash for food vendors and water
  • Small flashlight or your phone to see with when leaving
  • No restrooms nearby but there were porta-potties setup towards the front of the concert area
  • I brought bug spray with me, but surprisingly, I was not bothered by a single gnat or mosquito

Concert Info:
Every third Friday from March to October starting at 6p.m. and ending around 9p.m. at the foot of Columbia Street in Covington Louisiana. The Sunset Landing Series is sponsored by the Heritage Bank of St. Tammany, the City of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market.