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Family-Friendly Summer Arts Activities in Lake Charles

6/12/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts, Festivals & Events
School’s out and I’m sure you already hearing “There’s nothing to do!” or “I’m soooooo bored!” Treat your family to a local art/performance excursion! We’ve rounded up a few local arts events that will keep your family active and culturally sophisticated throughout the area’s summer season. Summer Catch A Concert Series - June 12- Recurring weekly
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Make Plans for Mardi Gras

1/19/2017 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s always a flurry of purple, green and gold at the start of the New Year. Some people even convert their Christmas trees and wreaths into Mardi Gras décor! If you are a huge fan of Mardi Gras, you know that the season moves around, and Mardi Gras Day is somewhat of a
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Creole vs. Cajun Ancestry

7/30/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  History, Culinary
One of the most frequently asked questions from visitors in Southwest Louisiana, is what is the difference between Creole and Cajun? Creoles as an ethnic group are harder to define than Cajuns. Creoles are of French and European descent, mainly aristocracy who settled in cities, specifically New Orleans. Over the years, the term Creole grew to
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Top 20 Local Favorites: The Results are In!

7/13/2015 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
If there is one thing we know in Southwest Louisiana-its food! In the month of June, we asked you to vote for your Top 20 Local Favorite Restaurants . More than 3,800 votes were cast, and we are happy to announce Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana’s Top 3 restaurants! First place went to Steamboat Bill’s on the Lake . Luna Bar and Grill took second
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Rediscovering Home

1/29/2015 by Brice Perrin
Posted In:  Outdoors
A few days ago I decided to set out on an adventure to re-discover my home turf. I struggled with where to start. Being a photographer, I decided to start in the country and work my way in. Just a heads up...there's so much to see and do, that there's NO WAY to get it all in one post. By Brice Perrin Southwest Louisiana has some of the
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Arts Scene

9/18/2014 by Megan Hartman
Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts scene, when it comes to culinary arts, traditional art, live theatre, and music. I love sipping coffee from Rex Alexander’s pottery at Stellar Beans . Crave Gourmet Baskets and Gifts has a charming collection of Louisiana folk artist’s Clementine Hunter plates and serving dishes portraying life on Melrose
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