Archive for March, 2011

Alexandria Museum of Art to Host Dragon Boat Races

Posted March 2011

 The Alexandria Museum of Art is organizing the First Annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races on the Red River on Saturday, May 14th. Dragon Boat racing is a sport that has been around China for hundreds of years, and it has grown in popularity in North America. It is an athletic event that is enjoyed […]

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Luck of the Irish

Posted March 2011

Have you ever heard that phrase?  Do you believe that Irish are luckier than others? My theory on that is they are not necessarily luckier as much as they recognize opportunity when it knocks on their door.  If you have ever known anyone of Irish descent, you know that they are quick to anger, quick […]

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2011 Trade Days on Cotile

Posted March 2011

On March 26th and 27th, the Alexandria MacArthur Drive Lions Club will host their annual “Trade Days on Cotile” at the Cotile Lake Recreation Park. This is a family flea market and antiques event which includes fun for the entire family. In addition to shopping, the public will be able to enjoy food and other […]

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Reach Your Savings Goals

Posted March 2011

The most important way to ensure your long-term financial success is to make savings a habit.  Saving does not have to be complicated. Payroll deduction is one way to make saving easy and convenient. Have your employer automatically deposit funds from your paycheck into your La Cap Savings account, and watch your money grow.  If […]

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CASA Volunteer Jim Downey

Posted March 2011

James “Jim” Downey is from the Fort Bragg area of North Carolina, born to a career military father.  Due to his father’s career, Jim was afforded the opportunity to travel extensively and become fluent in several languages.  Jim graduated from high school in 1958 and then joined the US Air Force, where he served until […]

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Red River Bank Purchases One Centre Court Building

Posted March 2011

Red River Bank, based in Alexandria, has purchased its headquarters known as One Centre Court from Robert B. Tudor, Jr. LLC and the Tudor families.  The bank opened in January of 1999 at 1412 Centre Court Drive and has gradually expanded its presence in the building. “We are excited to make this investment in our […]

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Que’in on the Red 2011 Moves Towards Sustainability

Posted March 2011

  The ambiance of sizzling charcoal will soon be drifting down the Red River as the City of Alexandria hosts its annual barbecue festival, “Que’in on the Red,” March 18th and 19th.  In its sixth year of existence, “Que’in on the Red” has proven successful and has delivered on the vision as set forth in […]

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People Focus: Lindsay Birkicht

Posted March 2011

When senior at Pineville High School Lindsay Birkicht was told to choose a senior project topic, she knew two things for sure.  She knew she wanted her project to include art and children.  Lindsay had been passionate about art for a long time, and it also had always been a dream of hers to travel […]

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A-Town Jazz Returns April 1st

Posted March 2011

There’s a good chance patrons of the next “A-Town Jazz” will think they’re in New York City instead of Alexandria when they attend the next evening of “A-Town Jazz” scheduled for April 1st (April Fool’s Day) at the home of Frances and Jim Hurst.  But don’t be fooled; you’re really in Alexandria! The Hursts have […]

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Photoshop…Finally

Posted March 2011

It’s amazing how many people these days use Photoshop.  What used to be a big secret for the graphic arts, then photography worlds, now sometimes comes bundled with the software installed on new computers.  I get asked all the time why I don’t write something on it.  The reason is it is a remarkable tool […]

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