Author: Jeanne Frois

Around The State

NORTH   Shreveport Red River Wine Revel Cork, a Red River Revel Wine Event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in early April. Restaurants from the Shreveport-Bossier area provide sumptuous food as you saunter through Festival Plaza…

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NORTH Holiday for Arts in Ruston The historic district of Ruston is at the city’s heart, which is dotted with old buildings, eclectic specialty boutiques and eateries providing delectable dining, as well as the annual Holiday Arts Tour. Sponsored by…

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NORTH Twistedly Delicious in Shreveport Sampling the menu of the Twisted Root Burger Company merits serious exploration and tasting. The atmosphere alone somehow strikes the perfect balance between the casualness of a burger joint with Bohemian ambience. On any given…

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NORTH Redbuds in Vivian By Jeanne Frois There’s no tree that symbolizes the renewal of spring other than the redbud – sprays of countless magenta flowers springing forth straight from the dun-colored leafless tree bark like a sign of redemption.…

Events and Highlights

North CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE IN BENTON Perched in uppermost northwest corner of Louisiana, the small, charming town of Benton hosts the Christmas on the Square Festival and Parade. This community- and family-driven festivity is produced by and for a…

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    North RED RIVER REVEL Shreveport will hold the annual Red River Revel Oct.4-11. This alliterative arts festival has received international recognition and attracts 180,000 visitors over the course of its eight-day run. It’s ranked in the top 100…

Events and Highlights

North Steamboating in Columbia On a natural crossing of the beautiful Ouachita River, the town of Columbia, seat of Caldwell Parish, was founded in 1827. The river is named for the Ouachita Native Indians; the word Washita is an Indian…

Regional Reports from across Louisiana

NORTHERN WORTH WATCHING ROCK OF AGES IN CARMEL Looking like a miniature Gothic cathedral atop a wooded hill, the tiny and beautiful Rock Chapel graces DeSoto Parish in a town once called Bayou Pierre. The town was re-christened Carmel (garden of…

Regional Reports from across the state

Northern Worth Recalling The Battles of Madison Parish Perched high in the northeast corner of the Bayou State, Madison Parish sports a fascinating past. Located there are the Fitzhugh Mounds and the Raffman Site, ancient networks of American Indian sites.…

Around Louisiana: Northern

Cause to Celebrate Exploring the Louisiana State Museum Rising almost temple-like in juxtaposition to the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, or LSEM, has been a jewel treasured by denizens of the Ark-La-Tex region ever since…