Cenla’s Homegrown Movement

Posted February 2015

February 2015 CoverFresh, nutritious, locally grown food is easier to find in Central Louisiana thanks to a community effort to support and enhance the local foods economy. The Central Louisiana Local Foods Initiative gives residents more fresh food options while helping local farmers, restaurant owners and businesspeople who make a living providing food.  “When folks are able to grow, consume and sell their own produce, it improves health outcomes and the region’s economy,” said Jim Clinton, president of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

 

The local food movement began in earnest in 2011 when Keller Enterprises, LLC, provided a gift through the Central Louisiana Community Foundation and Food Bank of Central Louisiana to establish the Good Food Project, a community garden project that [...]

Ceramics and Excitement at River Oaks!

Posted February 2015

It’s not quite time for April showers at River Oaks, but artist Eva Kwong’s colorful and compelling pots and sculptures based on organic forms are certainly reminiscent of the beauty and variety of nature. Kwong, an Associate Professor at Kent State University, says, “My work-study experience at the Rhode Island School of Design Nature Lab […]

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When Love Is Tested

Posted February 2015

It was Paul in the New Testament who wrote, “Though I have all faith so as to remove mountains and have not love, I am nothing,” (1 Corinthians 13).  This type of love—agape—never quits.  It is unselfish, far removed from “what’s in it for me” syndrome.  It keeps on giving.   All of us are […]

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LBM Productions Presents Seussical the Musical

Posted February 2015

Fresh off the heels of their standing-room-only performance on the amazing Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney in Orlando, the members of Louisiana Broadway Magic, under the direction of Laine Berry Miller, join other talented students from LBM Productions in the fully staged Broadway version of Seussical The Musical. The award-winning musical, written by Ahrens and […]

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Get the Training! Save a Life!

Posted February 2015

Wouldn’t it be amazing if every person in Central Louisiana were prepared to save a life?  Wouldn’t our community be a safer place to live?  Start A Heart Cenla is offering an event where, free of charge, bystander CPR training is available to anyone interested in learning this life-saving skill.   At last year’s inaugural […]

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Unclaimed Money

Posted February 2015

I read an interesting piece in the online version of Financial Planning magazine noting that $2.5 billion from an estimated 2.5 million claims was returned to rightful owners in 2012. This is money that was lost and now was found, just like the prodigal son. The article listed several ways to find unclaimed funds, which […]

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Blink

Posted February 2015

The other night I was watching “Meet Joe Black” with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.  When it came to the scene where Anthony Hopkins was at his birthday party making his speech, one line that he said really jumped out at me.  In that fabulous Anthony Hopkins voice and slight accent, he said, “Sixty five […]

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