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Angie Kay Dilmore
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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

Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

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…

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An Evening at the Races

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…

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Lake Charles Spa Services for Every Budget

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…

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Planning a Girlfriend Getaway to Lake Charles

So, you come home from work and call up an old friend. After twirling your store bought "boxed" spaghetti on your fork and watching it fall off in a limp splat on your plate, you realize that you (A. need a vacation B. need better food C. would like to bring a few old friends with you!) Has this…

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8 Ways to Get Around Lake Charles

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…

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Suppertime in Sulphur

When visiting Southwest Louisiana, the town of Sulphur offers many worthy destinations – Adventure Point and the gateway to the Creole Nature Trail, the Brimstone Museum, and Henning Cultural Center. You’ll find great shopping too. Check out Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures. And while you’re out…

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Where Ladies Go for Lunch

***Updated June 28, 2017*** When ladies meet up for lunch, it’s about more than good food. Girlfriends seek out establishments with atmospheres conducive to conversation. They want to talk and catch up on things without the imposition of televisions blaring the latest sports trivia and loud music…

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New Brunch Options in Southwest Louisiana

***Updated 10/19/2018*** Southwest Louisiana loves brunch! This truth is evidenced by the success of several new brunch venues in Downtown Lake Charles. These late morning/early afternoon feasts arrive on the heels of several already well-established brunch locations, such as Luna’s Bar and Grill…

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