Archive for February, 2014

Celebrate Youth Art Month!

Posted February 2014

March is Youth Art Month (YAM)! Alexandria Museum of Art celebrates and supports the creativity of our youth with a festival that will feature art from local students, hands-on art activities, and food vendors. During the YAM Festival, join us for a Street Art Workshop where you can tag, stencil and paint murals! “Youth Art […]

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Mardi Gras Season in Cenla!

Posted February 2014

Alexandria kicks off their Mardi Gras weekend Friday, February 28th with the Hixson Autoplex Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade. The Hixson Autoplex CCCC Parade will roll at 4:30pm. The parade route will wind through downtown Alexandria, from Murray Street to St. James Street, and will consist of classic cars paired with college cheerleaders from […]

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Contemporary Artists’ Guild Hosts 35th Annual Bank Show

Posted February 2014

The Contemporary Artists’ Guild (CAG) will host its 35th Annual Bank Show from February 23rd through March 7th at Capital One Bank, located at 934 Main Street in Alexandria.  An opening reception will take place on Sunday, February 23rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, with the awards ceremony set to begin at 2:15pm.   Works of […]

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Footprints

Posted February 2014

It is snowing as I write this.  Snow is something that doesn’t happen often in Central Louisiana.  We marvel at its beauty and it touches our senses in a way that we aren’t accustomed to.  This morning, I bundled up and—camera in hand—headed out for a walk with the dog. The first sense that was […]

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Louisiana Health Rankings 2013: 48th With Room For Improvement

Posted February 2014

United Health Foundation published its 2013 America’s Health Rankings.  States are ranked according to a collection of “health determinants” (or factors) and “health outcomes”.  Determinants include many aspects of behavior, community characteristics, policy and clinical care that determine health outcomes—for example, diabetes, infant mortality, cardiovascular deaths, cancer deaths and premature deaths.   Louisiana, with its […]

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Umbrellas and Taxes

Posted February 2014

I recently had an insurance review and it came to my attention that I did not have umbrella liability insurance. This was a surprise to me because I was sure that I had added this coverage years ago. This could have been a very costly oversight. If you are in a car accident and get […]

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Historic District Banners and Historic House Fair

Posted February 2014

The Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission is busy planning some exciting and engaging projects and events for the first few months of 2014.  We welcomed the New Year by revealing banner designs for Alexandria’s three local historic districts:  the Garden District, West End and Original Town.  The new banners feature a design that is consistent with […]

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Local Students Win National Award At 2014 Junior Theater Festival

Posted February 2014

Fourteen students, ages 11 to 15 (and 4th grader Katherine Richey performing the role of Milky White), presented selections from Into the Woods, Jr. for Broadway performer Jeny Foote (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rock of Ages, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies) and Michael Bobbit, Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre MTC.   Said Foote, “It is […]

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Early Transportation on the Red River

Posted February 2014

From the  days of the “Post on the Rapides”  to the early 1920’s, transportation along the Red River played an important part in the growth of Central Louisiana and Alexandria. The river was the super highway of that time period.  There were three modes of transportation widely available at the time: by horse, by boat […]

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Life’s Most Dangerous Age

Posted February 2014

If you want to start a lively conversation, ask someone: “When is life’s most dangerous age?” It would probably center around a physical difficulty, stressful time, illness or death. Not a week rolls by in recent months without a word that some friend, former church member or relative has left this planet. We are definitely […]

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