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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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Spring Fever hits the Downtown Gallery Crawl

As nature springs forth with color and variety this April, the Downtown Arts Alliance celebrates the ever-brightening burst of local artistic talents displayed in eight downtown galleries this April 7, 5-9 pm. Accompanied by live music and good food and…

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Shop the 2016 Color Trends in Monroe-West Monroe

by Janna J. With the colds of this winter finally coming to an end, it’s almost time to start working on our spring wardrobe. Spring shopping is like a light at the end of a chilly tunnel, however this early…

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2016 Photo Contest with BayouLife

By Jerrica B. “A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless.” We all see things differently. I think it’s beautiful that we all have different experiences that lead to unique perspectives. Our stories are like fingerprints;…

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4th Annual St. Paddy’s Bicycle Parade & Festival

By Janna J. Dress the kids, pets, and even yourself in the best festive wear your pot of gold can buy and start your St. Patrick’s Day off right with the 4th annual St. Paddy’s Bicycle Parade & Festival. This…

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5 Ways to Put a Twist on your Valentine’s Day Date

By Sheila S. Valentine’s Day weekend is upon us. With over 100 locally owned restaurants, we know you’ve already got dinner planned. But if you are in the mood for something a little different to celebrate this weekend, we’ve put…

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