Saturday, January 14, 2017

As his 12 years as mayor of Baton Rouge came to a close, Kip Holden presided over one last hurrah — downtown's Red Stick Revelry New Year's Eve celebration. To kick off the festivities, Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo presented the mayor with a …

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Whew! Finally, 2016 is over. What a trying time for our community. Let us all pray that 2017 brings healing and renewed efforts as the greater Baton Rouge area moves on from the devastating events of the summer. While the shootings of July tried t…

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Well, Santa's recuperating back at the North Pole after his whirlwind Christmas trip around the world. Now we're gearing up to say goodbye to 2016, and it can't happen soon enough. I think we can all agree that this year has been fraught with enou…

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rising stars of the Greater Baton Rouge area were honored by the Business Report as the Top Forty Under 40 on Dec. 1 at the L'Auberge Event Center. They were selected on the basis on their professional and personal achievements in both business an…

Saturday, December 17, 2016

One week until Santa arrives! I hope you're ready. Me, I'm behind schedule getting the house decorated and gifts purchased because I've been too busy popping in and out of all the holiday celebrations — not that I'm complaining. It's been a blast!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas parties with friends, co-workers and fellow club members have kept Baton Rougeans hopping of late. After the year we've all experienced, it's been extra special to pause and share a cup of Christmas cheer with those who are part of our lives.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016

With National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15, it was rather fitting that several organizations took the opportunity to celebrate those who go above and beyond in our community. It made for a jam-packed week of events before the Thanksgiving holiday. …

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tomorrow's the big day — Thanksgiving! And, while our city has seen more than it's share of tragedy the past few months, there's still a lot to be thankful for — family and friends topping the list. So, in the all-too-hectic holidays about to get …

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, but there's lots of great fundraisers filling the calendar until then. Thursday night offers two choices, both guaranteed to be great ones: the Friends of Capitol Park's "Dock to Dish" and Rural Life Museum's "…

Saturday, November 05, 2016
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

October was one very busy month here in Red Stick, but it sure was a lot of fun. November's starting out pretty great, too. On the night of Nov. 3, the Foundation for Historical Louisiana hosts its annual gala. This year's event celebrates Baton R…

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fall fun in the Capital City continues this week with the Bengal Belles luncheon and Blue Ribbon Soirée taking place on Thursday, Oct. 20, followed by the Baton Rouge Symphony League's belated Opening Night Gala and Southern University's Gala on t…

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The floodwaters have receded, and recovery is underway. And, just to keep our sanity, every now and then we need take a well-deserved break and get together with friends for a bit of fun. Often, that might include doing something for others. That'…

Saturday, October 08, 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

If you're a music lover, I've got just the ticket for you. It all starts Wednesday as the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge kicks off the 10th anniversary of its River City Jazz Masters Series at the Manship Theatre with a performance by guitari…

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Belles and BigWigs, stars and jazz topped last week's party agenda here in the Capital City, a sure sign that things are getting a little better. Still, every time you see someone for the first time, you have to ask, "Did you flood?" — a reminder …

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Since the great flood of 2016, there hasn't been a whole lot of time for socializing — unless you count helping friends and family, and sometimes perfect strangers, gut their homes and haul their possessions to the trash heap. And as much as we en…

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When floodwater rose across the greater Baton Rouge area last month, it disrupted lives and important fundraising efforts of our nonprofits. As our fall social season was just kicking into gear, numerous events had to be canceled or postponed, whi…

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Just as things were starting to return to normal, Mother Nature decided to inundate the Greater Baton Rouge area with record-setting floodwaters. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and dry at this point in time. It's going to be a long proces…

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Today is the first day of school in East Baton Rouge Parish. Several nearby parishes have been in class for almost a week now. That means summer's officially over, even though the long Labor Day weekend — which used to herald summer's end — is sti…

Saturday, August 06, 2016

It's August and things are heating up here in Red Stick, both literally and figuratively. Sweltering temperatures have ACs running full blast 24/7 and, with the kids heading back to school this week, the social calendar is starting to fill up. Two…

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016

I hope you and yours enjoyed the long Fourth of July weekend. The highlight of mine was spending time with family and friends and the 44th annual Kenilworth Civic Association’s Fourth of July parade, which rolls right in front of our house.