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Out & About Fine Food-&Em----ent  Let us know about your event email O44/,#'// For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson Saltoriya carries August-5 Summer Series Brown Bag Luncheon 12:00 on the new p.m. at Ponchatoula Rotary Hut, Memorial Park Ponchatoula Mayor, Bob Zabbia, will be giving his State of the City Address. The Brown Bag Luncheon is from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Pon- chatoula Rotary Hut in Memorial Park. Lunch provided. Reserva- tions required. Please call the Chamber at 985-386-2536 to make your reservation. August 9 - Berries, Bridges & Books Writers' Conference; major author Erica Spindler to deliver keynote address, Woodland Baptist Church, Hammond. August 12 - Business & Professional Expo, the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 18th annual event. Tickets: $5 per person. The Expo offers a fun, interesting, and informative venue showcasing local goods and services to the com- munity as well as other businesses. 5 - 8 p.m. Chesterton Square, Ponchatoula, LA. August 14 - Ponchatoula Chamber after Hours will be host- ed by Florida Parishes Bank, 490 Barringer Drive, Ponchatoula, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Join us for a great evening of networking, conversation and business. Chamber after Hours, always a great business opportunity. August 30 - Recycle, Reuse, Recreate Day for Kids - The Ponchatoula Country Market and the Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Recycle, Reuse, Recreate Day on Saturday, August 30 from 10 am - 2 pm. Back porch of the historic train station, Ponchatoula Country Market. Children and families are invited to bring recyclable items to the event. ! Henderson's Hearth Amy Guilbeau of Wadesboro grows her own herbs that she uses to make her packages of goods to bake, gift bas- kets and oth goodies she sells at farmers markets like the one in Hammond and the one planned for Independence. (Times Photo) The :Pie L=ay00. HOMEMADE PIES For,0000y Occasion CALL 34S-TS00S circus tradition at Beau Rivage "Saltoriya," the new summer production at Beau Rivage Re- sort & Casino, has a way of pull- ing its audience into a world of whimsy and daring. Sometimes literally. The show is the latest fruit of a long-running partnership between the casino and Dream- Cast entertainment. Featuring a mix of aerialists, comedy and music, among other acts, it will run through August 17, with ticket prices starting at $12.95. "Saltoriya" has little in the way of a storyline, but it has no shortage of "wow" moments. Its cast of about 40 performers, drawn from five countries, per- form any number of jaw-drop- ping feats. Highlights include a quartet who mix the strength and precision of hand balancing with the grace of dance; dream- like interludes in which bizarre creatures and a dancing Slinky- bodied figure stalk the stage; a two-man balancing act with a habit of taking things to the next level; and a trio of motor- cyclists who bring a true dare- devil aspect to the show. While there's no narrative to speak of, there are interludes featuring recurring characters, and chief among these is the comedian Armen, who makes a specialty of dragging audience members out of their comfort zones and into the spotlight. Adept at wordlessly shepherd- entele and to regional audienc- THE TIMES, JULY 31 , 2014, PAGE 3 - Like us on Facebook es. Where headliner concerts Hammond Farmers' Market booming, often carry higher ticket prices, the casino wanted to offer some Independence planning theirs thing would appeal to families, ;'':: : both in price and content. Cir- " cus shows created a strong re- ' iiii" spouse, and high expectations.  -,:amm I "We found the community "' ii:f  .. wants the shows," Gibson said.  "We do them for that reason." a ,';,I :illl a : Matorin has extensive in-  ": '": ternational experience, which  Y  helps him draw accomplished   " , : IIWt acts from all over the world. After years of bringing them to  :: coastal Mississippi, he said, the bar is high. I'm not going to say they're spoiled, but they're educated," Matorin said of the local audi- ence. He was one thing going for him: This form of art has been around for thousands and thou- sands of years," he said, and it has never stopped surprising people. Matorin and Gibson said that were last year's "Funambula" show put a little more emphasis on daredevil acts, "Saltoriya" is more about a spirit of wonder, helping viewers forget about their cares for 90 minutes. To judge from the continuous ap- plause at a recent performance, it works. Dat'z Italian Shelly Forte is the daugh- ter of Marion and Ronald Marcotte of Ponchatoula, Joe Forte is the son of Diane and Joe Forte Sr. of Pumpkin Center, and together they are Dat'z Italian, a wood- fired mobile pizza oven that brings their custom-made , = pizzas to festivals, fairs, pri- ing his victims through good- vate parties, catered events natured skits, he brings an ele- and in this case, to the Ham- ment of unpredictability to the mend Farmers' Market. proceedings. How hard can it be They use fine Caputo Flour for a few audience members to from Naples and all-fresh in- start an invisible car? Harder, gredients to craft pizza like and funnier, than you might you've never had before. think. Their phone number is 225- DreamCast producer Misha 387-2174. (Times Photo) Matorin and, Anthony Gibson, Beau Rivage s executive direc- tor of entertainment, said that the shows have become both a tradition and a challenge. "We always try to bring some kind of a story, we always try to bring some type of characters. I think we found a good balance," said Misha Matorin. From the casino's perspec- tive, Gibson said, such shows were originally envisioned as offerings that would appeal both to the resort's visiting cli- One fun Market Mgr. I1 u I I Ill II n I m 1 llll I Ul III Ill | Ill Ill ill I N I 1 II il t I , BUY ONE ' F AUGUST 2 ND ', Ponchatoula WaI-Mart IIGET ONE 6" SANDWHICH 1331 Hwy 51 - Ponchatoula ' "--"'" Now THREE Locations to serve you She makes it happen Market Manager Ashton Herren runs the Downtown Development District's Hammond Farmers Market every Saturday morning in the center of Hammond on the railroad tracks, and her efforts are paying off, judg- ing by the increased num- ber of sellers and shoppers. (Times Photo) Your friends at Li be rty Loan s would like to help you make sure you have everything on your supply list. Call us or come by today! 985-386-8889 1 58 W. Pine St. Ponchatoula, LA 70454 Owners ry " " o - Ga & PatgeBr,wn i i , Elizabeth Forrest, Manager Where there is music Dr. Jim Fournet was spot- ted in the audience at the quite nice violin concert performed Saturday morn- ing at the Hammond Farm- ers' Market. Where you find the musician and longtime Southeastern professor, you tend to find good music. (Times Photo) Handmade jewelry Former Ponchatoula teacher Susan Dennis now makes her own custom- crafted jewelry which she offers for sale at Hammond Farmers' Market when not working her 3-day regular job at Turquoise Coyote in the Antique City. (Times Photo) Art Gallery & Custom Framing Special Pricing on Festival Posters Framed Art 40 % Off Retail Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or by Appointment 1108 CM FAGAN DR-HAMMOND LA 985.345.4246 t J' a