March 2022

Thirteen Thriving 30 Somethings 2022

Thirteen Thriving 30 Somethings 2022 by Angie Kay Dilmore  photography by Shonda Manuel  By the time people reach their 30s, they are officially all grown up; but the foundation of who they are today began during childhood. The seeds of patterns, preferences, and personalities were sown. Lessons learned from parents […]
March 2022

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Children

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Children by Deborah Salazar Shapiro, MSW “The earth laughs in flowers,” said the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. The earth not only laughs in flowers but also in trees, animals, fruits, and vegetables! Her generosity toward all of us is beyond compare. […]
March 2022

10 Projects to “Just Imagine” Southwest Louisiana

10 Projects to “Just Imagine” Southwest Louisiana by Tori Hebert Over the past six months, the Community Foundation Southwest Louisiana has asked Calcasieu and Cameron Parish residents to “Just Imagine” what the region can become in the next 50 years. The phases of the process include Listening, Testing, and Deciding. […]
March 2022

Dangerous Driving Habits

Dangerous Driving Habits April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month by Kristy Como Armand Multitasking. It’s become the norm for many of us, whether we’re answering an email while on the phone at work, scrolling through text messages while watching tv, or reading on the treadmill.  In many cases, juggling tasks […]
March 2022

This is Home Fest 2022

This is Home Fest 2022 May 14 This year’s This Is Home Fest promises to be bigger and better in 2022. Lake Charles Toyota presents This is Home Festival 2022 at 1001 Ryan Street between Iris and Kirby in front of Historic 1911 City Hall. The mission of This is […]
March 2022

Take a Day Trip

Take a Day Trip… Jennings & Lake Arthur by Angie Kay Dilmore Jeff Davis Parish is often thought of as a rural community, noteworthy for its many crawfish ponds and sugarcane fields. And while the backroads of Southwest Louisiana’s countryside make for a delightful Sunday drive, there are a surprisingly large […]
March 2022

The Gifts of Mentoring

The Gifts of Mentoring: Ways You’ll Benefit from Being a Mentor As a leader, you’re really busy. While mentoring a rising high performer may sound like a great opportunity, you might worry that you just don’t have the bandwidth. But here’s something you may not have considered: Most people think […]
March 2022

Family Works – Local Business Legacies

Family Works Local Business Legacies by Angie Kay Dilmore J&J Exterminating Robert “Bobby” John, Sr. and his older brother Harry John, a decorated WWII fighter pilot, started J&J Exterminating in 1959. Named for their last names, the business has remained in the family for over 60 years. Bobby John’s son […]
March 2022

Plan Your Career

Plan Your Career Over three million high school seniors will graduate this spring, according to a Harvard University report. Some of you may have known what you wanted to be when you grow up since you were a kid, but for others, making decisions about your future can be a […]
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