Around St. Helena for Dec. 4, 2014 _lowres

Stephanie Warren

Summertime brings with it sunshine, lazy days, farmers markets and, best of all, an amazing array of fresh flowers.

July is the month at the height of summer, and for many, that means days out with the family and long evenings in the sun.

With more people tending to their gardens in July, you will have the chance to see some incredible flowers every day.

Summertime, especially July, is often said to be the optimal time to cultivate orchids. Almost all the varieties are in season now. Orchid blooms last up to several months, making either potted or cut orchids a great choice if you’re seeking a plant with staying power.

Summer is arguably the best season for flowers, so you’re in luck if you’re a summer bride. There are plenty of beautiful, popular flowers in season right now that are ideal for weddings.

St. Helena School District

St. Helena Parish School District is now accepting applications. Go to to see the full listing of 2015-16 job opportunities.

Fill out the online application located under the employment tab or call (225) 222-4349 for information.

Church revival planned

The Fairview Baptist Church of Ethel will host its annual revival July 22-24 at the church at 5375 Greenbriar Road in Ethel. Intercessory prayer begins at 7:15 p.m. each night followed by the revival at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Lee Allen Pounds, of Sweet Home Baptist Church and St. Helena Baptist Church, will be the guest evangelist


Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email