Archive for November, 2016

90th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Posted November 2016

In 2016, Natchitoches will be celebrating the 90th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights.  Ranked as one of the top three holiday light displays by Yahoo! Travel.com, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights is a 45-night celebration of lights, fun and festivities set along the backdrop of downtown Historic Natchitoches and Cane River Lake, illuminated by […]

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Pecan Chewy Squares, Broccoli Salad and Special Occasion Vegetables

Posted November 2016

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time for favorite side dishes and, of course, requested choice desserts. With bountiful fall vegetables, pecans and other seasonal ingredients, aromas are sure to lure family to the kitchen! Best of all, they are simple and quick, allowing the chef to enjoy family time, too! Pecan Chewy […]

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Home Buyers: What Not To Do!

Posted November 2016

The time when you are preparing to purchase a home can be very exciting. You look on the internet for available homes and drive by potential homes to see the neighborhoods and surroundings. Once you call a REALTOR and are in full purchase mode, buyers can sometimes make some mistakes in the process. If you […]

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The Rotary Club of Alexandria Celebrates 100 Years of Service in Central Louisiana

Posted November 2016

The Opening Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Alexandria will be held on Wednesday, November 16th.  Rotary International President John Germ will be the keynote speaker.  This special event will be held at the City Hall Convention Center from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  The Rotary Club of Alexandria is planning a year […]

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What Better Time

Posted November 2016

Low interest rates make the prospect of remodeling your home more feasible. If you are retired or approaching retirement, the time and energy needed to focus on such an important project may now be available when it wasn’t prior to retirement. Not only should you have the time to monitor the project, but you will […]

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If All You Had to Offer Was Friendship

Posted November 2016

Recently, I stumbled upon the Facebook page of a young man by the name of Trent Shelton.  I am drawn to anything inspirational, motivational or just something that gives me the warm fuzzies, and I can tell you that the videos and messages this young man posts are all of those things.  I watched one […]

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Sleep That Knits the Raveled Sleeve of Care

Posted November 2016

The importance of sleep has even inspired William Shakespeare with his famous, “Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care” (in Macbeth).  In our day and age, sleep still retains its importance for health, both physical and mental.  Inadequate sleep causes the body to increase levels of cortisol, which predisposes to weight gain and […]

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Arts Council Presents Internationally-Renowned Parsons Dance

Posted November 2016

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana proudly presents Parsons Dance, November 12th at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Parsons Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. This exciting performance will begin at 7:00pm.   […]

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The 5x5x5 Show and Porch Sale coming to River Oaks

Posted November 2016

River Oaks just wrapped up the wildly successful Annual Van Gogh Gala and now it’s right into one of the most intriguing exhibitions of the year–the Annual Miniature Exhibit aka the 5x5x5 Show.  Artists are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional miniatures that are not to exceed five inches squared or cubed, respectively. That’s […]

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Your Spirit is Showing

Posted November 2016

It’s been a long, hot summer and a tough fall.  Hot, humid days all the way into October, and heated, hateful days all the way to the election.  The tasteless campaigning, the wrangling and back-biting and name-calling, and the unwanted confessions.  We’ve been flooded, not only with nature’s wrath, but flooded with uncouth, un-civil words.  […]

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