When Plank Road charted a path to developing blue-collar plant jobs, families living along Choctaw, Tecumseh and Chippewa started a tradition at Istrouma High that helped preserve the Native American legacy at the heart of Baton Rouge’s founding.
HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University’s Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present the Broadway musical “Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
The southeastern chain Shoe Station is partnering with United Way to launch the retailer's Every Step, Every Community initiative Sept. 20 in its 21 stores in five states.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has chosen Runnels High School senior Aubri Watts as a semifinalist in its 2020 scholarship program, and senior Eric Ho as a commended student.
Runnels School eighth grader Ben Hader, who is president of the Louisiana Junior Beta Club, and club members Sarah Golda, Kate Kelfstrom and Caroline Pousson participated in the national Junior Beta Club convention June 14-18 in Oklahoma City.
Experienced immigration attorneys and volunteers will provide free legal assistance for qualified legal residents seeking to become U.S. citizens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, 1900 S…
With the selection of the homecoming court, plans are taking shape for St. Michael the Archangel High School's big game against Archbishop Hannan High School at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Olympia Stadium.
Cox Communications employees drove throughout Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes Aug. 30 to deliver more than $18,000 to teachers through the Cox Charities Community Investment program, which is funded by employees.
Baton Rouge Magnet High School student Jenesis Stewart, 15, was awarded a gold medal in recognition of her participation and sportsmanship in the Youth Peace Olympics, a program of the Louisiana Center for Health Equity and the Together We Are Mor…
Applications are being accepted through Sept. 23 for $500 Reach-A-Kid, Teach-A-Kid grants provided by Eatel Corp., a Gonzales-based local communications provider. The grants will help 10 Ascension Parish teachers implement innovative and creative …
The Inniswold Estates/Jefferson Terrace Civic Association held a neighborhood jambalaya lunch Sept. 8 at the Jefferson Terrace pool.
The Greater Baton Rouge Region 4-H Tech Club has finished third in the nation in an educational map gallery competition sponsored by ESRI, a company that sells geographic information systems software.
New members who joined Girl Scouts and registerd by Sept. 15 are eligible to attend the Scouts' B.I.G. Event from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at LSU. The cost is $10 for girl members; adults are admitted free.
Report is based on Baton Rouge crime incidents handled by the Baton Rouge Police Department, including burglaries (vehicle, residential and nonresidential), robberies (individual and business), auto theft, homicides and rapes for Sept. 6-12:
Ochsner Health System has hired Christy Reeves as its vice president for regional community affairs and government relations, with a primary focus on the Baton Rouge area.
Louisiana Master Gardener Kathy Morris will give a free presentation on understory trees at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway.
A Ride 'N' Roll skatepark competition will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the BREC Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park, 7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.
"Baton Rouge Healing: Naming Our Story" was the theme of the community prayer breakfast held Sept. 12 by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge at the Catholic Life Center.
The YMCA of the Capital Area is highlighting its programs to reduce older adults' risk of falling in recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22.
Niles Babin, a sophomore at University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, finished second in the math competition at the national Beta Club convention in June in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
MMR, one of the largest open-shop electrical and instrumentation contractors in the United States, has partnered with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center through a corporate sponsorship, which includes a gift to expand and advance cancer care.
NATCHITOCHES — The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts recognized 150 new students, representing 70 percent of the state’s parishes, during its annual Matriculation Ceremony held Aug. 30 in the Natchitoches Events Center.
The mission of Friends of the Animals is to rescue, place in homes or save dogs, puppies and other pets from euthanasia in East Baton Rouge Parish. FOTA operates the Dog Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11…
Marci Gaines Bradley and Keturah Green of Baton Rouge are among 12 members recently appointed to the 2019-21 GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association.
BREC's Independence Park Theatre will hold auditions for an all-kids production of "Hairspray Jr.," from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd.
Tickets are available at www.brzoobrew.org for Brew at the Zoo, which will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge.
At St. Jean Vianney School in Baton Rouge, fourth graders will have an opportunity to use the online IXL math curriculum this year, with financing from a Cox Communication Innovation in Education grant.
Working through the American Heart Association – Capital Area, ISC Constructors LLC recently donated cardiopulmonary resuscitation training kits to St. Michael the Archangel High School and Central High School in Baton Rouge.
A 25th-year anniversary gala for the River Road African American Museum will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at The Water Campus, 1110 S. River Road, Baton Rouge.
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health has added psychologist Eliana M. Pizarro to the staff of its Pediatric Development and Therapy Center, an interdisciplinary clinic at 8415 Goodwood Blvd., Suite 200, Baton Rouge, that encourages health develo…
The College Board has awarded AP Scholar designations to 74 recent alumni and students at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge in recognition of their exceptional achievement on college-level Advanced Placement exams.
Capt. Patrick Friedman, an Albany native and LSU graduate, took command of Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 during a ceremony Aug. 16 aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Scranton at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego. The guest speaker at t…
The College Board has named 265 Baton Rouge Magnet High School students as AP Scholars, a designation that recognizes scores of 3 or higher on three or more Advanced Placement exams.
Bishop Michael G. Duca blessed the new multipurpose building at St. Michael the Archangel High School during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 19.
For a third consecutive time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as a Magnet health care organization that provides the highest standard and quality of nursing care, according to a …
With the help of a fleet of pint-sized robots called Ozobots, students in Candace Ortlieb's third-grade science classes at Runnels Elementary School are learning how to program.
Members of the Runnels Booster Club, a parent volunteer organization dedicated to assisting athletic programs and sports at Runnels School, gathered for a potluck dinner at the home of Dana and Jeff Kahn on July 26.
Deacon Danny Roussell, of St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, recently spoke to junior high students at St. Jean Vianney School about the priestly vocation and his personal journey to the priesthood.
Louisiana Master Gardener Nancy Kora will give a presentation on fall color in the garden at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The talk will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by a presentation on…
A 2003 East Ascension High School graduate and Baton Rouge native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.
The National Honor Society chapter at Runnels School in Baton Rouge recently donated $250 in support of the student-staffed Writing Center in the school library.
The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation has awarded a $23,776 grant to Girls on the Run South Louisiana, a youth development program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences.
A still-life by Runnels School art teacher Sydney McGraw won a Merit Award in the River Road Show, on display through Sept. 19 at the Louisiana State Archives gallery, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mond…
The Baton Rouge office of the Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson law firm has added two partners specializing in environmental law and an associate specializing in construction.