Unique Living In Cenla

Posted January 2016

January 2015 CoverThere’s no place like home, and for several Cenla residents, the old saying holds especially true. Eschewing the traditional “cookie-cutter” home, they have each seen great potential living spaces in some unique and unexpected places. These intrepid homeowners find that adapting non-residential structures like churches, barns, warehouses, and even a train caboose can be both challenging and incredibly rewarding. Making a non-residential structure workable as a home can mean hefty renovation expenses and long hours of hard work. But in the end, they all say it is well worth it! (more…)

River Oaks Outreach Ceramics Project

Posted January 2016

Since 2010, the River Oaks Outreach Ceramics Project, under the instruction of River Oaks resident artists, has provided nearly three hundred sessions of visual art lessons to developmentally disabled clients between the ages of 17 through 35 from Rapides ARC and Pecan Grove Training Centers. Providing a positive expressive outlet in an external environment, basic […]

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Ramblings From A 90-Year-Old

Posted January 2016

The bands marched and played old songs.  The beautiful girls kept cadence, twirling batons.  The city fathers and mothers rode in expensive cars draped in crepe paper.  Children followed colorful floats, hollering, “Throw me something!”  Horns blew, babies cried, and clowns worked the crowd.  The governor, mayor and a few Hollywood stars brought up the […]

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RSO Welcomes Maestro Giancarlo De Lorenzo to Open 2016

Posted January 2016

For the Symphony’s first concert of the new year, we welcome guest conductor Giancarlo De Lorenzo, leading the orchestra in music from his native Italy.  I am often asked questions about having someone other than me leading the orchestra.  After all, you never see guest football coaches!  Well, I think that it is good for […]

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Louisiana’s Health Rankings For 2015

Posted January 2016

It’s early in the year and still time for 2016 New Year’s resolutions, hopefully based on statistics gleaned from 2015 data.  America’s Health Rankings, compiled by the United Health Foundation, provides a snapshot of state health in 2015.   Louisiana, alas, has much to ponder and even more to improve.   Sadly, our state received an […]

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Retirement Risk

Posted January 2016

Most of us think living a long life is a good thing; and, for a variety of reasons, women have a better chance of realizing that goal. However, with long life comes certain risks, and those that live longer need to be aware of them. In the October 2015 Financial Advisor magazine, there was an […]

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Mardi Gras Season Begins For Cenla

Posted January 2016

Come catch Mardi Gras fun in the Heart of Louisiana–now with two weekends of festivities!   Pineville will kick off Mardi Gras festivities on Friday, January 29th with their second Pineville Light the Night Parade. This evening parade begins on College Boulevard at 6:00pm, travels down Main Street, crosses the Jackson Street Bridge into Alexandria, […]

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