Author - The West Bank Beacon

The West Bank Beacon is a local monthly publication with a mailed circulation of over 15,000 and thousands more distributed at points from Gretna to Grand Isle, the Beacon tells the story of a thriving community. A “good news” newspaper, our mission is to make readers aware of how both individuals and groups are making a positive difference in the neighborhoods where they live. This includes a focus on civic and city initiatives, volunteer efforts, and charity fundraisers, to name just a few examples.


City of Gretna History

McDonoghville Named for its philanthropic and reclusive founder, John McDonogh, McDonoghville was established in 1815, which makes it Gretna’s earliest subdivided...

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Spicy Seafood Jambalaya

A Louisiana tradition that’s incredibly flavorful and great for a crowd. Recipe provided by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board.

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