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Amos Orr

Amos Orr moved to Lake Charles in 2008 from northern Indiana. Sometimes called "the Damn Yankee" by his Lake Charles friends, he has embraced the culture, food, and destination as his own, living as a perpetual tourist in his own hometown. After a short stint of living in New Orleans from 2015-2018, Amos has returned to Lake Charles with a newfound appreciation for the community and all it has to offer.

How to Celebrate Memorial Day in Lake Charles

Avenue of Flags Memorial Day in Lake Charles offers several ways to pay honor to those who have fought for our freedoms. One way is to visit the Avenue of Flags at the Orange Grove Graceland Cemeteries. Over 1,000 casket flags line the drive through the cemetery in honor of fallen men and women. The…

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Time for Some Family Fun at Bayou Magic Fun Center

Some days are too hot, some days are too cold, and some days are to wet, but Bayou Magic Fun Center always feels just right because it's indoors! I got to visit this new family-friendly attraction for a couple hours on the weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found as a parent of three…

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How to Make a Roux

Making a Roux is the basis of several Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. There are several varieties of roux from white to dark; the coloring is based on how long it is cooked. It's a labor of love, but you don't have to be daunted by the process. Here is a step-by-step…

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A Cookie Scavenger Hunt with a Tasty Prize!

Like many people with the best of intentions, I try to watch what I eat, but there comes a time when I have to throw caution to the wind and indulge my cravings, especially when my curiosity is piqued by the allure of a scavenger hunt with the simple question: Where is Alice P? Fact: Life is better…

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Most Decorated Rum

Just down the road from Lake Charles is a new and exciting venture that is taking the world by storm. Bayou Rum began shipping July 1, 2013. Louisiana Spirits entered Bayou Silver Rum and Bayou Spiced Rum in some tasting competitions. As of October 27, 2014, Bayou Rum has been honored 50 times…

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Seafood Palace- Over Wow

I f you're a local, more than likely you appreciate Seafood Palace. If you're not from Southwest Louisiana, the outside might not look like much, but we all know it's what's on the inside that counts. What will you find on the inside? Good people, sizable portions and, of course, great food! If…

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