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Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide mask mandate which will be in place through September 1 for all people, regardless of vaccination status, if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained indoors. Please be sure to have a mask with you when traveling. More Info

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Top Things to do with Kids this Summer!

Top Things to Do with Kids! It’s summer, and the kids need an outlet to play! So, where to begin? Here’s a list of some fun ideas to do with your kids in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana from swimming to biking, paddle boarding to jet skiing – there is something in store for your family. There are…

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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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SPAR Waterpark - Cool Down this Summer!

Fun Things to Do with Kids in #LouisianasPlayground! A remarkable, watery adventure for the entire family is Sulphur Parks & Recreation’s (SPAR) Waterpark, and it might even be a best kept secret for visitors. It's a refreshing escape for so many families who want to cool off from the hot Southwest…

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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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Live @ the Lakefront is Back!

L@LF = June 11, 18, 25 Mark your calendars, because Live @ the Lakefront is back! The Arts & Humanities Council & First Federal Bank are thrilled to bring back the wildly popular Live @ the Lakefront music festival. After canceling last year’s event due to the pandemic Devan Corbello, the executive…

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Yellowfin Vodka's New - Oaked Otoro!

Jamison Trouth at Yellowfin is coming out with new products, and there are limited editions ready for purchase just in time for summer! The most exciting, innovative thing that he has been up to lately is making Oaked Otoro - which is exclusively available at the distillery in Sulphur. He creates…

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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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Spring Art Walk - May 8!

“People were itching to do something creative and fun.” – Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA Clear your calendars because the Spring Art Walk is back on Saturday, May 8! I met up with Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts and Humanities Council…

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Mill & Gray - Time for Spring Shopping!

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I get excessively excited when new stores open in Lake Charles and sometimes go a little over-the-top. It has been a tough year, and I am definitely all for supporting our friends and neighbors. So, when I discovered that the home decor/style boutique Mill + Gray…

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