Archive for November, 2012

The Shepherd Center Holiday High Tea

Posted November 2012

Fine crystal, elegant china, delectable quiche, yummy mimosas, delicate scones, heavenly divinity, mouth-watering pralines, scrumptious finger sandwiches, and hot steaming tea…you can have it all at the Shepherd Center’s Holiday High Tea on December 6th at River Oaks Square Art Center located at 1313 Main St. in Alexandria!  Seatings are at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm.  […]

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Often-Overlooked Tax Breaks

Posted November 2012

Non-cash Charitable Gifts: You can’t deduct the value of your time spent volunteering, but if you buy supplies for a group, the cost of that material is deductible.  Similarly, if you wear a uniform in doing your good deeds, for example as hospital volunteer, the costs of that apparel and cleaning bills also can be […]

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Spanish Bread

Posted November 2012

The Avoyelles Commission of Tourism celebrated its 4th Annual Cookbook and Arts Festival on the ACT grounds in Mansura. The weather was glorious and the exhibits were filled with magnificent crafts, cookbooks and delicious food to taste. One very popular dish which was snatched up in no time was Spinach Bread.  The recipe came from […]

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Stroke Myths Debunked

Posted November 2012

It is a fact that stroke is becoming more common in the United States —recent stroke statistics reveal that close to 3 percent of the population has had one. But despite the frequency of stroke, there are still many misconceptions surrounding it. There is a lack of education to the public regarding stroke awareness. Many […]

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Scabies: The Burrowing Mighty Mite

Posted November 2012

Scabies, Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, continues to plague mankind despite our best attempts to eradicate it.  The creatures, small mites, are related to spiders, with eight legs in their adult form, which live off flakes of dead skin.  People become infected when a gravid female passes from person to person after direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact.  […]

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Who’s In Charge?

Posted November 2012

“You’re not the boss applesauce,” is a favorite phrase at our house. It started when our kids were very young and it has sorta grown up with them.  It’s a great phrase to use when they are “testing the waters” and trying to spread their wings.  It also works great on adults that are being […]

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November 2012 Picture Page

Posted November 2012

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Cenla Holiday Happenings Fair

Posted November 2012

On Tuesday, November 13th, the 2012 Cenla Holiday Happenings Fair will take place at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel Convention Center, located at 2727 Monroe Highway in Pineville from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This fair has become an annual event sponsored by State Representative Chris Hazel, who represents House District 27 which encompasses most areas […]

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Caregivers

Posted November 2012

The October 13, 2012 Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on the role of men as caregivers. While the text was tilted toward men, much of the information could also apply to women in the same role. I did not know that, while the traditional vision of a family member […]

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A-Town Jazz Returns for the Holidays

Posted November 2012

Kick off the holiday season with  The Arts Council of Central Louisiana’s A-Town Jazz on Friday, November 30th.  This holiday-themed A-Town will be held in the 5,700 square-foot loft of  Jim and Frances Hurst, located at 1611 Washington Street, at the corner of  Washington Street and Bolton Avenue.   The Hurst’s New York-styled loft is […]

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