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Author: Angie Kay Dilmore

In June 2007, Angie Kay Dilmore and her family moved from their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. to Lake Charles, La. The transition from Steeler Country to Cajun Country has been an ongoing adventure. Follow this freelance writer as she continues her journey in a new state, a new town, at angiekaydilmore.blogspot.com.  

Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

5 Spots to Check Out Sulphur's Art Scene

4/11/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts
Sulphur is well-known as a hub of industry and a top destination for sports tournaments, and rodeos. The town also boasts some interesting history. But there is also an artsy side to Sulphur that may surprise you. Check out these locations. The Henning Cultural Center is located in a restored historic home by The Grove at Heritage Square, offering
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Explore the Artsy Side of Lake Charles

2/23/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts
There’s just something about Southwest Louisiana that seems to bring out the creative spirit in people. As a result, the region is thriving with artistic expression. And you don’t want to miss it! This list is a good place to begin your own personal art journey through Lake Charles. Gallery by the Lake – This art space is home to the Associated
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Nine Best Ways to Enjoy the Louisiana Winter Beer Festival

2/8/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
The 4 th annual Louisiana Winter Beer Fest returns to the Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank on Feb. 24, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Over 100 beers from 40 different breweries will be showcased. If you don’t have a plan, the event can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to have a terrific time at this year’s Beer Fest. Cheers! 1. Eat before the
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Beyond Alligators – What to Look for along the Creole Nature Trail

12/4/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
One of the thrills of exploring the Creole Nature Trail is spotting alligators lurking near the many waterways you’ll discover along this All-American Road. But there is so much more to see throughout “Louisiana’s Outback.” Don’t limit yourself to gator seeking! Here are several suggestions to add excitement to your adventure. Begin your journey at
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Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

11/8/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  History
History buffs visiting Lake Charles will appreciate the efforts of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Three years ago, this group initiated the Lost Landmarks project. The program strives to preserve the history of significant buildings, once a vital part of the Lake Charles community, that no longer exist. The Society has thus far
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An Evening at the Races

10/11/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Gaming
How often have you driven down I-10 West and seen signs for Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino? Have you been there? Recently, I went for the opening day of Thoroughbred Season. Being newbies to Louisiana horse racing, my husband Bob and I were excited! The first step at horse racing is to buy an Official Program. This booklet tells you all about the
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Lake Charles Spa Services for Every Budget

10/3/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
You know those days when you long for a little “me” time, a bit of pampering and relaxation? Several area day spas offer a full range of services and amenities – from reasonable to luxurious in cost -- all sure to bring the pep back into your step! So no matter your budget, there are affordable services to meet your needs. Here is only a small
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Mantripping: Things for Guys to Do Around Lake Charles

9/10/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Southwest Louisiana is the perfect destination for guys to get away for some much-deserved rest, recreation, and fun! Do you love the great outdoors? Southwest Louisiana is a Sportsman’s Paradise! Below are only a few activities you’ll find waiting for you in this corner of the Bayou State. Golf Southwest Louisiana is home to several public golf
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8 Ways to Get Around Lake Charles

7/27/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
While you’re visiting Southwest Louisiana, you’ll want to experience as many sights and sounds as possible. To maximize your enjoyment, take advantage of the many different ways to travel throughout the region. Each mode of transportation offers a uniquely different perspective. 1. Personal Vehicle – The most common way to experience Southwest
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