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Saving History, One Frame

Saving St. Francisville History, One Frame At A Time By Anne Butler “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday,” said Nobel...
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Unique Culinary History

St. Francisville Noted For Its Unique Culinary History by Anne Butler   ...
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P.T. Barnum's Visit

Barnum’s traveling company performed  from Nashville where they visited General Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage, on down through Vicksburg where ...
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The True Democrat

More than a century covering the news in a historic little Louisiana river town ...
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History Comes Alive

Slip back into the 19th century as one of a growing number of re-enactors dedicated to preserving the past and making it come alive for today’s obser...
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Come Smooch-A-Pooch in St. Francisville
By Anne Butler
Photos by Darlene Reeves
 

           2015 Gala “All you need is love” say the promotional posters, but you’d better bring your credit cards too, because the popular WAGS AND WHISKERS GALA Saturday, August 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hemingbough just south of St. Francisville, is the major fundraiser for the West Feliciana Animal Humane Society and the “Bo” Bryant Animal Shelter.

It’s also the hottest ticket in town, with live and silent auctions, crazy fun carnival-type activities like the “Fetch and Run” dash to doggie dishes filled with gift cards, Wine Toss, cash bar, fabulous food, live music by the popular Delta Drifters, a smooch-a-pooch kissing booth, photography booth, and appealing shelter animals in colorful costumes longing for a home. Live auction specialty offerings include guided fishing trip, theater tickets, Monteleone Hotel overnight, and sailboat cruises. And oh yeah, as if that were not enough, this year’s special guest is Marine Corporal Jared Heine and the bomb dog Spike who patrolled with him in Afghanistan, then was reunited with him back home thanks to his determined mother’s efforts, a story of love and bravery and recovery.

Tickets to the gala are $25 and may be purchased at the Bank of St. Francisville, from shelter volunteers, or online through www.brownpapertickets.com (search Wags and Whiskers).

Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 June 2015 )
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Walker Percy Weekend a big ol’ block party in downtown St. Francisville, LA
percyBy Anne Butler
The inaugural Walker Percy Weekend was so successful last year that they’re holding a second annual one this June 5, 6 and 7 in St. Francisville, LA, with promises of just as much fun---a memorable celebration of the acclaimed novelist’s life and work with good food, craft beer and bourbon, boiled crawfish, live music and a great time discussing books and southern culture under the moss-hung live oaks. Lectures and panel discussions, readings and films, progressive front-porch bourbon sipping, twilight cocktails in the ruins garden of one former Percy plantation home and other guided tours of area sites readers of Percy’s works will recognize.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 May 2015 )
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Why do shutter bugs flock to West Feliciana Parish & St. Francisville
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Picnicing in the Parks

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For an old-fashioned picnic, West Feliciana Parish of Louisiana has many ideal locations.
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