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The Reluctant Teetotaler

It’s been about a year and a half  since I’ve I assumed the role of becoming the, “Reluctant Teetotlaer,” and also, “Uber Greta” (my nickname for myself) (for which I have mixed reviews from MANY an annoying backseat driver/passengers – hubby included). Last week an old friend asked me jokingly, when I joined the Taliban […]

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Port Marigny: Fatal Flaw

By guest author: Brett Perry (my husband) Let me begin by saying, that I am all for a reasonable and sensible development of the pre-stressed concrete site, so long as the development adheres to federal, State and local laws/regulations. However, the previously submitted plan for the proposed Port Marigny development met none of these criteria. […]

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Port Marigny: Refresher & Call to Action

To reference Christmas Vacation, remember when Clark’s boss stiffs him of his Christmas bonus and gives him the, “Jelly of the Month Club?”  Then Eddie chimes in with, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.” Port Marigny is not far off, as it is the gift that keeps on giving! For the record…myself […]

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Port Marigny, Puppies & the 6th Sense

My puppy bubble has officially been burst, since this “catastrophy” of Port Marigny encroached on my life. If you’ve read any of my posts before, or even know me in real life, I have a puppy personality. In other words, I like mostly everyone I meet, unless that “6th sense” magically kicks in. You know that […]

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Port Marigny: Call to Action

The Port Marigny team has hired a PR firm to combat the very powerful grassroots opposition and are currently finding every “supporter/friend/paid Facebook like” who has been hiding under a rock until now to say how wonderful it will be. NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO SPEAK UP! Contact ALL the council members and let them […]

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Port Marigny: New Spin Coming

The grassroots “Stop High Density” all volunteer group of Mandeville Citizens, has done such a great job voicing the facts of why they oppose Port Marigny’s excessive density…the PM team had to go hire a PR firm for the final stretch… In 3…2…1…comes their new spin. The PM team will be bringing in all their […]

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Greta’s Top 5 Orgs. to Donate Flood Relief Money

It is so wonderful to see the best come out in people when it comes to helping others during a time of need. I’ve been asked repeatedly, “Greta, where is the best place I can send my hard earned money?” There are tons of great places to donate household goods, and I’m pretty confident they get […]

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11 Port Marigny Things to Know

Your voice needs to be heard! Once developed – it can’t be undone. 1. Port Marigny is NOT a done deal! It still must be approved by the City Council and they look like they will take their time to make sure this is done correctly. It is unlikely the current council will vote on […]

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Vote Early & Vote Often: Mandeville

The picture featured in this post, is the overhead view of a high density trailer park. I have used it before when trying to talk about the “potential” (key word here – it could be turned down by a council vote), development of Port Marigny. No matter what way you slice it – the owners […]

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Mandeville Elections: Port Marigny

One Election Issue: Quality of Life The only issue any resident of the City of Mandeville should care about when voting this election cycle, is Port Marigny. Why, you might ask? The answer is simple – this monstrous, high-density city within our city, will alter all our way of life – FOREVER! There is no […]

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Getting Ready for Mardi Gras

Decorating When Mardi Gras “Carnival Season” arrives, I’m like a little kid on Christmas Day. I can’t wait to decorate with the colors of purple, gold and green. A large part of Mardi decorating,involves things accumulated from years before. Treasured “throws,” such as a specific Krewe’s medallion beads, doubloons, King Cake babies, plush items or prized throws such […]

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Twas the Night Before Port Marigny Vote

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city (Mandeville), The Port Marigny team was still trying to do a dog and pony show to the P&Z committee; The pretty depictions of utopia were shoved down the citizens throats, In hopes that they buy this concept, without checking the CLURO notes; The City Council were […]

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Christmas in New Orleans

New Orleans never gets tiresome, even to the locals (I’m a perpetual tourist). When the seasons change, so do the opportunities to experience something new and exciting or to revisit a time-honored family tradition. With any excuse to parade, decorate, or get in costume, Christmas is no exception. The Running of the Santas,  Krewe of Jingle parade, […]

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