Category Archives: Community News

Restaurant & Food Specialty Workshop Tour

[ June 26, 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] If it is your passion to reap the rewards of your culinary skills by starting a restaurant or food business, you can find yourself at the center of a very rewarding form of business ownership. Check out this workshop to learn how!

Starting a Restaurant 
The chances of success often hinge on how well prepared you are [...]

Cane River Green Market Season Extended To August 23

NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market will extend its summer season through August 23, 2014. The Cane River Green Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.
“Due to the harsh winter, many of the crops were late. Extending the market an additional three weeks will [...]

Water Festival This Saturday at Alexandria Zoo


[ June 21, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Prepare to enter the wet zone!

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Admission: Regular Zoo Admission; FOTAZ members free with card and photo ID

Families can make a splash at the first annual Water Festival for lots of wet and silly fun. Water slides, sprinklers, bubbles, water games, music and more. Discover how we [...]

Volunteers Needed For Family Day At The Park June 28

[ June 28, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches is looking for volunteers for Family Day at the Park on Saturday, June 28, 2014. This free community event will be held at City Park located at 300 Amulet Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities will include swimming, field games, bouncers, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, [...]

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]

Garden District Residents Creating Community Garden


Residents of the Garden District in Alexandria are creating their own community garden. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s a project that will provide vegetables and herbs for those willing to get their hands dirty.

The garden will expand August 1st. Go to the garden district Facebook page or send them an email for more information.
KLAX ABC [...]

AMOA Campers Learn to Create Original Artwork


Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning to create original art this week.
Kids ages six to nine are exploring the illustrations in award-winning picture books. And, they are creating their own artistic take on the books they like. Teachers say it gives them a new appreciation for these books, and there may be [...]

Water Festival Gets Underway This Weekend at Alexandria Zoo

The Water Festival at the Alexandria Zoo gets underway this Saturday.

That’s 10am to 3pm, and FOTAZ members get in free with their membership cards and photo IDs.  Click here for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/18/14

LA Nat’l Guard Soldiers Return from Kuwait Today


Family and friends welcome Louisiana National Guard soldiers home from Kuwait. The 844th and the 1021st Engineer Companies are coming home today.
The 844th is based in Pineville with two detachments in Ruston and Monroe. They deployed 160 soldiers to support Operation Enduring Freedom. They conducted operations to maintain and upgrade base camps.
And, they’re glad to [...]

High School Students Learn About Forest Service Careers


Wanna-be forest rangers are in the Kisatchie today. 30 high school seniors are learning about jobs with the U.S. Forestry Service. The program is co-sponsored by Southern University.
Various rangers described their training and their work in the forest. They also showed these students what kind of work life they would have as a forest ranger.

The [...]