Fort St. Jean Baptiste: the Start of Cenla Commerce

Posted November 2016

november-2016-coverFort St. Jean Baptiste was established over 300 years ago by French explorers. This outpost on the colonial frontier not only served as a military installation to protect France’s position in the New World, but also functioned as the 18th century capital of trade and commerce in we know today as Cenla.

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The 5x5x5 Show and Porch Sale coming to River Oaks

Posted November 2016

River Oaks just wrapped up the wildly successful Annual Van Gogh Gala and now it’s right into one of the most intriguing exhibitions of the year–the Annual Miniature Exhibit aka the 5x5x5 Show.  Artists are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional miniatures that are not to exceed five inches squared or cubed, respectively. That’s […]

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Your Spirit is Showing

Posted November 2016

It’s been a long, hot summer and a tough fall.  Hot, humid days all the way into October, and heated, hateful days all the way to the election.  The tasteless campaigning, the wrangling and back-biting and name-calling, and the unwanted confessions.  We’ve been flooded, not only with nature’s wrath, but flooded with uncouth, un-civil words.  […]

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Arts Council Presents Internationally-Renowned Parsons Dance

Posted November 2016

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana proudly presents Parsons Dance, November 12th at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Parsons Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. This exciting performance will begin at 7:00pm.   […]

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Sleep That Knits the Raveled Sleeve of Care

Posted November 2016

The importance of sleep has even inspired William Shakespeare with his famous, “Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care” (in Macbeth).  In our day and age, sleep still retains its importance for health, both physical and mental.  Inadequate sleep causes the body to increase levels of cortisol, which predisposes to weight gain and […]

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What Better Time

Posted November 2016

Low interest rates make the prospect of remodeling your home more feasible. If you are retired or approaching retirement, the time and energy needed to focus on such an important project may now be available when it wasn’t prior to retirement. Not only should you have the time to monitor the project, but you will […]

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90th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Posted November 2016

In 2016, Natchitoches will be celebrating the 90th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights.  Ranked as one of the top three holiday light displays by Yahoo! Travel.com, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights is a 45-night celebration of lights, fun and festivities set along the backdrop of downtown Historic Natchitoches and Cane River Lake, illuminated by […]

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