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The History of Turducken: A Louisiana Thanksgiving Favorite

Oh, autumn! The air becomes crisper, sweaters are pulled out of their summer slumber, and the leaves change color…well, not necessarily in south Louisiana, but definitely somewhere in the United States. South Louisiana autumns are often unpredictable. You may need a sweater one day, and sunbathe the next. The air is sometimes brisk, sometimes stifling, and the leaves don’t really …

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Top Things to Do at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Knights in shining armor jousting on their mighty steeds, proving their bravery and honor. Groups of revelers frolicking in petticoats and doublets among the trees. It’s the time of the year when we dust off our best fairy wings and pirate hats. The Louisiana Renaissance Festival (RenFest) has returned in November, as it does every year! Have a spare weekend …

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Spotlight On: Caffeinated, LLC’s PJ’s Coffee

If you ask anyone in southeast Louisiana where they prefer to get their iced coffee, the answer might surprise you. It’s probably not a large chain like Starbucks or Dunkin’, but a homegrown one. It started in the live oak-lined streets of Uptown New Orleans. In the fall of 1978, Phyllis Jordan was brewing something that would take New Orleans …

Heroes of Hardship: Origins of the Cajun Navy

Heroes of Hardship: Origins of the Cajun Navy

The summer of 2005 was hot and more humid than usual. It also happened to coincide with the most active Atlantic hurricane season in history. Four of the 28 recorded storms became Category 5 hurricanes. The impact of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season was extensive and catastrophic. An estimated 3,912 people lost their lives, and the season cost the United …

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The History of Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union

Pelican State Credit Union welcomed Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union to the Pelican family on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Firestone has been committed to the Lake Charles area for 67 years and merged with Pelican State CU because of this strong shared commitment. The history of Firestone Lake Charles Federal Credit Union is connected to Firestone Polymers, LLC, a …

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Spotlight On: The Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum

Anytime someone visits from outside of Northeast Louisiana, I recommend they visit the places that make our community unique. What could be more unique than a huge purple building right in the middle of Monroe? This very special place is the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum (NELACM), and it has quickly become essential in developing the core skills of Monroe’s children. …