Archive for June, 2014

Annual Resident Artists Summer Show Framed By Two Equally Remarkable Artists

Posted June 2014

Every year in the summer, the studios are abuzz with activity here at River Oaks. Over forty resident artists are preparing their piece for the Annual Summer Show that features works of art from mixed media to oil and acrylic to pottery. “The Resident Artists Show is dramatically different from all the other shows throughout […]

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Revolutionary Cataract Technology at Alexandria Eye & Laser Center

Posted June 2014

The combination of Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with new state-of-the-art diagnostics and premium lens options has created revolutionary advancements in cataract treatment.  Alexandria Eye & Laser Center is one of the very first centers in the region to use this combination of new technology; pioneering the next phase of vision correction.  Ophthalmologists at Alexandria Eye & […]

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Be the Difference in a Child’s Life…Volunteer!

Posted June 2014

“A blessing”, “fulfilling”, “rewarding” and “worthwhile”… That’s how people have described the experience of being a CASA Volunteer. If you have been searching for an opportunity to give back, you can make the difference in a child’s life as a CASA Volunteer.   Children who are placed into foster care need someone who can care […]

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Helpful Health Insurance Tips

Posted June 2014

The heat is definitely in full swing in Central Louisiana! Let me give you some helpful tips about health insurance so you don’t end up as hot as the outside temperature: 1. The value of health insurance isn’t necessarily related to the amount of the co-pay that you may have. The value is related to […]

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1244 Barrister – It Runs In the Family

Posted June 2014

This month, the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to showcase a beautiful home in Alexandria’s Local Garden District that has remained in the same family for 100 years.  Nestled onto a lush and shaded lot on Barrister Street, the Scott-Thomas-McDaniel House perfectly illustrates the power of a single historic structure to connect generations of […]

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Health Screenings: Benefits and Dangers

Posted June 2014

Ignorance is bliss?  Or is it? And if so, when?  Some people adopt an attitude that what they don’t know can’t hurt them.  Alas, the ostrich attitude is not helpful, especially when HIV testing, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and breast or colon cancers are concerned.  Yet the situation is far from being simple.  Some screenings, […]

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Garden Goodness: Summer Squash

Posted June 2014

Summer squash grown in Louisiana are available from late May until early fall.  Squash come in many colors, sizes, shapes, and textures and they are generally divided into two groups: soft-shell or summer squash, and hard-shell or winter squash.  Summer squash are best when harvested young.  Crook neck, straight neck, zucchini and patty-pan are different […]

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Until The Twelfth of Never

Posted June 2014

I think I remember that Johnny Mathis sang a song by this title in the 60’s. It was, and remains, a slow dance love song that promises a long lasting relationship. I was at a wedding this past weekend, and the same emotions were plainly in view. The happy moment of making a vow is—and […]

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AAMF Louisiana’s July 4th Destination Festival!

Posted June 2014

The Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest (AAMF) returns to downtown Marksville this July 4th with a stellar line-up of entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, BBQ Cook-Off, fun and games for the kids in addition to Louisiana’s longest running July 4th parade and fireworks display following the festival.  “We doubled our attendance last year and […]

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A Tale of Two Tornados

Posted June 2014

Probably the worst disasters to hit the Alexandria/Pineville area were the tornados  of 1907 and 1923.  Before there was weather radar and pinpoint forecasting, all you could do was look at the sky and hope for the best.  I  have done considerable research on these event in the past year, reading newspaper accounts and looking […]

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