Category Archives: Community News

Fort Polk to Host Education Symposium

[ March 27, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] LEESVILLE, LA - Fort Polk Progress will host an evening session of its Education Symposium for working parents from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014.

The evening session will take place at the Leesville High School Cafeteria at 502 Berry Avenue in Leesville and will provide a recap and summary of the sessions that will have occurred [...]

Jason Ashley Live! at Inglewood Farm

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[ March 22, 2014; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Inglewood Harvest Barn Market will feature musical entertainment by Jason Ashley on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014: from 9 am – 1 pm at 6233 Old Baton Rouge Highway, Alexandria, Louisiana.

‘Jason Ashley Live!’ will feature Crawfish boiled on-site, face painting and a generous line-up of over 25 local vendors. Health conscious members of the community and [...]

AHPC’s Historic House Fair

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[ March 22, 2014; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] The Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission will host a Historic House Fair on the 1900 block of White Street in the Garden District this coming Saturday, March 22 from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  The event is free and open to the public and will feature two open houses, trolley tours of the National Register Garden [...]

LSU Sets Dates For Annual Tiger Tour

[ May 19, 2014; ] BATON ROUGE — LSU’s annual Tiger Tour, featuring head football coach Les Miles and other members of his staff along with men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones and vice-chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva, will make eight stops this year, starting with Shreveport/Bossier City on Monday, April 28. .

The eight tour stops have been condensed [...]

Louisiana State Parks May 2014 Calendar of Events

[ May 1, 2014 to May 31, 2014. ] As requested, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – The Ancient Wheel Gin. Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Site staff will use a wheel gin, a simple hand crank roller gin; a type that pre-dates the Whitney gin but still played a large role [...]

Central La. garden expo set for April 11-12

[ April 11, 2014 to April 12, 2014. ] ALEXANDRIA, La. – The 2014 Central Louisiana Garden Expo will be held at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria on April 11-12.

The expo will feature vendor booths, lawn and garden items, educational gardening seminars, and plants and supplies, according to LSU AgCenter regional director Boyd Padgett.

This two-day event will be held from 9 a.m. to [...]

Public Meeting To Address Recreation Opportunities For West Natchitoches

[ March 24, 2014; ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to address recreational needs for west Natchitoches.  The meeting will be held at the Natchitoches Arts Center located at 716 Second Street prior to the scheduled City Council meeting.

The City of Natchitoches is considering a Land [...]

Hotel Bentley Progress Waits on Inspections After Flooding

Recently we learned the timeline for the opening of the historic hotel Bentley must change, because it was a victim of the cold weather when pipes burst.
Today we talk to developer Mike Jenkins on the progress of the hotel re-opening and the condo owners moving into their new places overlooking the Red River.

Jenkins was among [...]

Fiddler On The Roof April 10-13

[ April 10, 2014 to April 13, 2014. ] A TRUE AMERICAN CLASSIC!  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  Click on this link to reserve your tickets:  http://www.pinevillehigh.tix.com

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this multiple Tony Award-winning musical that has danced its way into the hearts of people all over the world. Packed with memorable music, rousing dances and a touch of human wisdom, this legendary musical [...]

St. Jude Hero Pledges to Raise Money for the Hospital

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Evan Sanders never imagined his life’s journey could inspire others.  As a St. Jude hero, he pledges to raise money for the hospital while doing something he loves: running.  Evan is a Louisiana Tech student from Alexandria.
In this special report, ABC 31′s Lauren Partain finds out how Sanders considers his journey a blessing.

KLAX ABC 31 [...]