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Monthly Archives: April 2016


5 Reasons you can’t miss the Louisiana Crawfish & Gator Festival

By Lindsey W. The 2nd Annual Louisiana Crawfish and Gator Festival returns to the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center in West Monroe this weekend from May 4 – 8, 2016. And here are 5 reasons why you can’t miss this festival: Kachunga and the Alligator…

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‘Rita’s on the River

by Janna J. The Downtown River Market hosted Monroe-West Monroe’s first margarita festival, ‘Rita’s on the River, on April 2. I may be partial due to my love for margaritas, but this event was a huge success. With 12 local…

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Music in the hills of Landry Vineyards

by Jerrica B. Our hometown vineyard sits on the edge of West Monroe. It’s a neat, log-cabin style building in the midst of rolling hills decked with rows upon rows of beautiful grape vines. It’s a local treasure. Guests can visit…

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Junior League Spring Market a Hit

by Jerrica B. Is your life a little bit happier? Your closet a little bit fuller? Your wallet a little bit lighter? Chances are, you went to this year’s Spring Market. If you weren’t already in the mood for spring,…

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5 Quick Bites in Monroe-West Monroe

by Jerrica B. “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” – Orson Welles One hour. That’s what most working citizens get for their lunch breaks. Sometimes we use this time to relax before we…

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