Mental Health Awareness: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

We continue our Mental Health Awareness series with a look at borderline personality disorder, an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,"Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. This means that people who experience BPD feel emotions intensely and for extended periods of time…
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Women in History- Dr. Virginia Apgar

Dr. Virginia Apgar was born on June 7, 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1925, knowing that she wanted to be a doctor. Apgar graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1929, where she studied zoology with minors in physiology and chemistry. In 1933, she graduated fourth in her class from Columbia University College of Physicians…
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50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

Around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, was raided by the New York Police Department.  Raids on establishments that catered to LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etc.) patrons were fairly commonplace at the time.  This time would be different.  This time, the community had had enough.…
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It’s Midsummer!

~Happy Midsummer~   Spring has sprung and summer is here! Midsummer marks the halfway point of the growing season and the start of astronomical summer. Midsummer falls on the Summer Solstice, approximately June 21 or 22 depending on the year. Astronomical summer is based on the Earth's axial tilt and elliptical orbit. This is not…
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The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo It was Napoleon's last hurrah; the fate of Europe depended on the outcome of this pivotal encounter in mid-1815. Tuesday, June 18, marks the anniversary of this battle between the French under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Seventh Coalition. What events led up to this famous battle that heralded a new era…
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Spotlight – St. Tammany Genealogical Society

The St. Tammany Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986.  The primary mission of the Society is to “encourage the study of genealogy by providing training seminars and workshops.”  The St. Tammany Parish Genealogical Society offers assistance and training to each of its members, regardless of the geographic place of origin…
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