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Patorns of the 106 Night Market checking out one of the vendors tables on March 16.

Locals organize downtown 106 Night Market

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter March 30, 2023

Hammond locals recently held the 106 Night Market on March 16  from 6 to 9 p.m. to help small businesses and vendors share their goods with the area.  People showcasing their unique talents such as...

Batter up! Local resident shares her treats with the city

Batter up! Local resident shares her treats with the city

Haley Dupre, Photography Editor March 28, 2023

Resident Abigail Caswell decided to share her sweet treats with the city and opened Batter Bakery in downtown Hammond in November last year.  “We love downtown Hammond and the small businesses here...

Kaine Bergeron shows off his sneaker collection for his small business Knew Episeauxd.

Sneaker reseller Kaine Bergeron steps into his calling

Haley Dupre, Staff Reporter October 17, 2022

For senior marketing major Kaine Bergeron, shoes have been his passion since he walked into his first Foot Locker. Bergeron began collecting shoes and finding his place in the sneaker community, and before...

A Hot August Night attendee rides shows his skills on a mechanical bull.

Hot August Night makes successful return in the rain

Austin O, News Editor August 27, 2022

Come rain or shine, the people of downtown Hammond were determined to pull out all of the stops for the long-awaited return and 25th anniversary of Hot August Night.  Hot August Night invited everyone...

Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival: Photo gallery

Chloe Williams , Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The Northshore Arts in Bloom festival went from April 1 to April 2 and took place at many popular downtown venues such as the Columbia Theatre and the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This festival contained...

Son of a Biscuit created a custom selfie wall to boost their social presents. Oscar Mendez is the creator and owner of this new Downtown restaurant.

Son of a Biscuit presents unique brunch experience to Downtown

Haley Dupre, Staff Reporter January 25, 2022

After many bumps and turns in the road, businessman, creator and owner of Son of a Biscuit Oscar Mendez took a quick idea and tagline to create a fresh new take on brunch for the residents of downtown...

Kali Norton, a Hammond-based photography, has added seasonal photoshoots to her list of available services.

Local photographer welcomes springtime with live bunny shoot

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

In the spirit of Easter, Kali Norton Photography has chosen to offer $30 photo shoots with live bunnies at her Downtown Hammond studio. The bunny photo shoots, taking place March 27-28, have already...

The Columbia Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” on the following dates/times: March 11-13 and March 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.; March 21 and March 28 at 2 p.m.

Columbia Theatre brings modern take on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to Hammond

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

The Wizard of Oz is going to take on a contemporary twist at a local theatre this month.  The Columbia Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” on the following dates/times: March 11-13, March 19-20...

Beyond the Proscenium features set designs, costumes, and more from local and regional designers and theatres, including works from the university theatre department.

‘Beyond the Proscenium’ exhibition shines spotlight on theatrical design

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is home to many of Downtown Hammond’s most crowd-gathering stage performances. This led their neighbor, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, to pose the question:...

The space behind the Downtown Development District, located on W. Thomas Street next to the railroad tracks, is going to be repurposed. The DDD has been hosting public interest meetings in order to come up with a plan for the space.

Hammond Downtown Development District to revamp public space on W. Thomas Street

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter November 18, 2020

The Hammond Downtown Development District has allocated funds and is currently developing a plan called the “Urban Park Project” to renovate and improve the public space behind the district’s headquarters. Located...

Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces is an R&B band out of the southeast Louisiana area. They performed at the Cate Street Park gazebo in Hammond for “Picnic in the Park,” an event hosted by the Hammond Downtown Development District.

Downtown Hammond enjoys live music while social distancing

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter September 30, 2020

The Hammond Downtown Development District hosted “Picnic in the Park,” an outdoor live concert event open to guests of all ages in Cate Square Park on Friday, Sept. 25. Attendees were encouraged to...

As the entire country is following measures to prevent physical interaction, this process is affecting local businesses. The
stay-at-home order has required some local businesses to shut down.

Pandemic affects businesses

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter April 2, 2020

American companies are feeling the effects of the coronavirus limitations that are encouraging people to stay home and withdraw from leisurely outings. On March 22, Governor John Bel Edwards issued...

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