Plight of the Honeybee

In the ‘70s when many Americans were making a return to nature, Jeff Horchoff thought raising bees might be a fun idea. Bees require little attention once established so Horchoff thought beekeeping…

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Louisiana’s Historic Byways

Boom or Bust Industry moved in and out of the northwest corner of Louisiana over the past two centuries. Oil and gas, timber, farming and more brought prosperity at its inception and…

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Pelican Briefs: Getting Hooked

Eleven-year-old Heath Hernandez couldn’t go fishing during the coronavirus lockdown, so he began watching YouTube videos about fishing lures. While experimenting with making baits, the Youngsville fifth grader perfected the art of making molds, adding items like glitter and ground…

Literary Louisiana: Fresh Crop

History Lesson A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia’s latest book, “A Sitting in St. James,” challenges teen and adult readers alike to consider the multiple lives…

Arkansas Adventure

It’s a long drive from the Louisiana border to the Arkansas highlands, whether visiting the Ouachita Mountains near Hot Springs or the Ozarks blending into Missouri. If you’re…

Booming Business

Flipped cars, towering fires, powerful explosions — the kind that send bits of dust and metal sailing through the air — all constitute a regular day at work for New Orleans-area resident Matt Kutcher. The 53-year-old founder of Slidell-based Spectrum…

BEE DAY

We hoped to peacefully co-exist with the bees, allowing them to use our yard in return for pollinating the garden in the back. But then they started working their way through a vent in the bathroom and once in, began…

Art: Tragic Beauty

→ For more information, visit jsdart.com   New Orleans photographer, writer and freelance journalist Julie Dermansky is on a worldwide journey and mission to capture images of social…

Healthy Louisiana: Eat Locally

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were looking for ways to break the monotony safely. Gardening is an activity that can be done while socially distancing and there are many physical and mental health benefits. “You get to go outside,…