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Erica McCreedy
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Erica McCreedy

Erica McCreedy is a native of Lake Charles and passionate about the arts, culture, and history of Southwest Louisiana. She is an avid volunteer for arts organizations and nonprofits around the region and coordinates the annual Living History Cemetery Tour in Lake Charles. As a freelance writer, she loves to write about food, artists, travel, and all things that celebrate Southwest Louisiana.

Gallery Promenade! Explore Local Art - Sept. 24

Celebrate the Arts! It’s almost here, y’all! The weather has dipped below 80 degrees (sweatah weathah!), and Gallery Promenade hits the Lake Area this Friday, Sept. 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. Galleries, art shops, businesses, restaurants, and even medical centers will host the best of Lake Charles artists…

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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Get Some Game in Your Life!

Game2Life - Laser Tag & Axe Throwing! The Game2Life facility, located at 3311 Broad St. in Lake Charles, sits in a nondescript part of town across from the Calcasieu Parish School Board office and a tractor supply, but when you drive up, you realize this is something special. Game2Life brings an…

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Brunch Adventures in Lake Charles!

The Brunch Tour Brunch! It’s that magical time of day when day drinking is socially acceptable, and you can carb-load in the name of classy living. Over the past several years, the brunch scene has ramped up in the Lake Area, and the city is teeming with brunch options - with each one tastier and…

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The Cellar - New Wine Experience in Lake Charles!

Wine Lovers Rejoice! The Cellar is Here! Get ready, oenophiles...this is not a drill! Your next wine hangout spot is here! The Cellar at Crave, located next to Crave Gourmet at 2801 Ryan Street in Lake Charles, just opened - and at the right time too - when Lake Charles is looking for reasons to get…

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Celebrate Father's Day in Louisiana's Playground!

Every year, millions of dads, step-dads, uncles, grandfathers, and dog-dads get the dreaded “Best Dad Ever” mug (or equally ironic gift from Amazon), and this epidemic has to stop. With Father’s Day literally around the corner, we’re here to let you in on a secret – Lake Charles has the thoughtful…

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The Evolution of Flavor at Crying Eagle

When I finally left Crying Eagle Brewing Company after what seemed like days of sampling their new menu, I didn’t eat for 24 hours. That was because Marketing and Special Events Director Krickett Racca took care of me. During my lunch break, I came to Crying Eagle to interview Krickett, but before I…

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Lake Charles Wine Tour

I think I have a serious case of winederlust . It’s described as the strong desire to drink wines from around the world, or – in my case – around Lake Charles. It’s perhaps the best of the libation ailments out there, and I’m thankful for the chance to conduct “research” around town to see where the…

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History Comes to Life 🏛️

Living History Cemetery Tour, Oct 25 Early last year, my close friend and I were driving in his car going somewhere unimportant. We were near the lakeshore when he turned to me and said, “I want to show you something.” Over the last ten years, I’ve learned to recognize when Matt had a great idea…

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