Archive for November, 2015

RSO Presents “Home for the Holidays”

Posted November 2015

The spirit of “Home for the Holidays” will be on display at the Rapides Symphony’s annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 6th with the return of native Alexandrian oboist Stephen Caplan.  Stephen is known around the U.S. and abroad as a great oboist and as an expert in “Body Mapping”, a method of educating musicians […]

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Update For Louisiana and Cenla

Posted November 2015

There are many sexually transmitted diseases, but those that are tracked and quantified in Louisiana and nationally usually include gonorrhea, chlamydia and primary and secondary syphilis.  Although HIV/AIDS is also transmitted sexually, it is often tracked separately.  Louisiana has the dubious distinction of ranking in the top 4 states in the U.S. with respect to […]

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Holiday Home Tour Returns to Garden District

Posted November 2015

Alexandria’s Garden District Neighborhood Foundation and the Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission have teamed together again to present a Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 12th from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.  Four historic homes will be open for tour in the historic Garden District, each with individual history and architectural character. Tour participants begin their tour […]

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Managing Digital Estates

Posted November 2015

The information in this article is gleaned from an August 20, 2015 online Financial Planning commentary. It deals with some of the areas of concern that have to be dealt with when the deceased used social media like Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and related sites. Some of the questions are: Do family members have the […]

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AlexWinterFête is Coming!

Posted November 2015

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria-Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to announce a seasonal sister to the city’s popular spring festival, AlexRiverFete with the introduction of AlexWinterFête!  The brand new festival will debut December 3rd and run through December 5th this year.   On Thursday, December 3rd, AlexWinterFête will kick off with […]

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Phillip and Vicki Terrell

Posted November 2015

About 18 years ago on their very first date, Phillip Terrell mentioned to Vicki, who would become his future bride, his lifelong ambition to become a district attorney.  “It seems dreams do come true,” Phillip, says with a big grin. In January, he was sworn into office as the new district attorney for Rapides Parish.  […]

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Thankful For My Church

Posted November 2015

I love my church. It’s a huge space, yet I’m not contained by four walls. There is no steeple on my church nor stained glass windows. It doesn’t start at any particular time; as a matter of fact, it starts whenever I get there as I am the only member (and sometimes my son joins […]

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Going Bananas!

Posted November 2015

The holiday season is upon us and we are getting all wrapped up in shopping, baking and, of course, cooking.  Banana pudding is a delicious favorite of the holiday table, and can be ready quick and easy or slow and easy, only time factors are different.  I have searched for a couple of recipes that […]

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Parable of the Fighting Fish

Posted November 2015

I went into a pet store the other day just to look around.  I came out with a small aquarium and one fish.  I picked out a lively purple-ish 3-inch fish because it was beautiful and I’d never seen one like it.  I asked if I could put a gold fish in the water with […]

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Community Art Days at the Rapides and Cabrini Cancer Centers

Posted November 2015

Arts & Healthcare, Inc. will host two Community Art Days at both local Cancer Centers in November.  On Tuesday, November 10th, a Community Art Experience will take place in the lobby of the Rapides Cancer Center, and on Wednesday, November 11th, a Community Art Experience will take place in the lobby of the Cabrini Cancer […]

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