Archive for May, 2013

Corn Casserole

Posted May 2013

June is the month to enjoy the finest sweet corn of all time—in honor of the Louisiana Corn Festival, scheduled for the 14th, 15th and 16th of June in Bunkie. After treating your family to wonderful fresh hot corn on the cob as often as they like, you might try some other tasty dishes using […]

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2013 Best of Cenla Reader’s Choice Awards

Posted May 2013

Cenla, you’ve done it again! With record-setting response, you have once again selected your favorites from all around Central Louisiana representing excellence in food, service, location, atmosphere, personal achievement and more.  Thanks to everyone who voted in this year’s Best of Cenla Readers Choice Poll.  With some honorees winning by a single vote, it goes to show […]

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Welcome Happy Morning!

Posted May 2013

I looked out my kitchen window early this morning and witnessed a blue jay so full of himself that he was bouncing as he sang. I think, no, I am sure that he was singing the Easter hymn, “Welcome Happy Morning”. It may be the same hymn that those of you who are fortunate enough […]

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See, Save, Celebrate: Preservation Month 2013

Posted May 2013

May is National Preservation Month!  The Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission is joining with preservation organizations throughout the country to celebrate our city’s historic structures and the people who work to identify, protect and promote them by embracing the theme, “See, Save, Celebrate!”  What a fitting title to describe the success of AHPC over the past […]

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Live, Leave, Give – Estate Planning at Its Core

Posted May 2013

According to a 2008 study by Martindale-Hubble and FindLaw.com, approximately 60% of American adults do not have a will or other estate plan in place.  While no one wants to confront this eventuality, virtually all of us want to determine the distribution of our life’s work–how our assets can go to support family, friends and […]

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Eric Pawlowski

Posted May 2013

Eric Pawlowski gets his hands dirty at work, and could not be happier about it.  The Food Bank of Central Louisiana recently hired him to serve as the new Keller Enterprises director of the Good Food Project. For the last month, Pawlowski has been digging in the dirt and working hard in the community garden […]

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Leprosy In Louisiana: An Increasing Presence

Posted May 2013

Leprosy evokes Biblical images of nose-less, limbless, deformed outcasts living in squalor.  The fact is that leprosy—or Hansen’s disease as it is officially called—has never really gone away, but has morphed into something often mild and very treatable right here in Louisiana.   Hansen’s disease is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a slow-growing bacteria this is […]

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May’s Many Events at River Oaks

Posted May 2013

May is a busy month in Downtown Alexandria, especially at River Oaks. The weekend after Alex River Fete, the thirteenth Annual Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Notable men of the community will prepare their favorite food and drink recipes for tasting. Food, […]

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OLS Cookie Jar

Posted May 2013

The Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows use the initials “OLS” to identify themselves as a religious family of nuns in the Catholic Church.  The OLS Cookie Jar is owned and operated by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows, and was opened in 2004 by the Sisters to provide employment to some of the […]

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Living Faithfully in the Age of Terror

Posted May 2013

I remember the first time the word “faith” came into focus for me.  I had joined the Navy and was serving as a Radar Technician on a Destroyer Escort, searching for “enemy” submarines.  It was far more dangerous than I realized at the time.  Each letter I received from home ended with these words: “Have […]

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