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The University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir will combine efforts for the annual Holidays at ULM concert on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in ULM’s Brown Theater. The public is invited to attend this free holiday performance.

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The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce along with the City of West Monroe present Shop West Santa Hunt, a holiday shopping scavenger hunt beginning this weekend designed to encourage the public to shop at locally-owned small businesses.

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Members of the Monroe Garden Club gathered recently for their November meeting and to hear a much-anticipated program. Bayou DeSiard Country Club was the perfect venue for the meeting.

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Jay Huckabee, with Jay F. Huckabee Plumbing in West Monroe, was installed as President-Elect of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors of Louisiana.

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The city of West Monroe and the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) will host a pep rally that will take place in Downtown West Monroe.

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Writer’s Note: Thanksgiving Day draws near, and I am looking forward to it perhaps more this year than I have for most that have gone before. In truth, November is my favorite month of the year. Many wonderful things have happened to me in my life during November — happy moments that I will …

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The 34th annual Scouting for Food Drive for the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana kicked off this past weekend after the local Boy Scouts of America dropped off empty bags to be filled with food at homes in neighborhoods across the region.

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Writer’s Note: I have a confession to make. Until I was asked recently to do some research on American author Louisa May Alcott, I really knew very little about her. Oh, I knew that she had written Little Women. I knew that she was considered an important, though minor, figure in American li…

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In March 2021, congressional leaders introduced and passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, providing $39.6 billion in support to higher education institutions to serve students. Louisiana Delta Community College awarded $629,588 for Summer 2021 and $2,160,263 for Fall 2021.

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The stage production, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” is expected to open next month at the Strauss Theatre Center on Lamy Lane in Monroe.

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Innovation, fostered in a culture of expanding ideas and pushing established boundaries, leads to the changes in business, healthcare, and technology which propel society past the normal and into the incredible. 

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After a long summer and still reeling from the pandemic restrictions, members of the Monroe Garden Club couldn’t wait to gather for the organization’s annual Silver Tea.

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Downtown West Monroe will host Fall Market on the Alley on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The outdoor market will feature artisans and makers offering handmade items. The event is being organized to encourage commerce opportunities for area artists, budding entrepreneurs, and merch…

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FOURTH JUDICIAL District Court Judge Sharon Marchman and state Rep. Pat Moore, D-Monroe, met with the entire 5th grade at J.S. Clark Magnet School earlier this month in celebration of Constitution Week. The students had recently completed a learning unit about the “separation of powers” clau…

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Writer’s Note: Not all English majors read only the classics, in spite what some believe. No, we — just like most people — read a variety of things depending on our present need. I read all kinds of things — some for research, some for pleasure, some out of curiosity, some to further my educ…

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The Ouachita Parish Healthy Communities Coalition in partnership with the cities of Monroe and West Monroe would like to invite the public to attend one or both of our upcoming Wellness Fairs.

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There is a missing link in the early education of children, birth to school. The missing link happens to be the first link to what’s next. Missing is foundational development upon which all future learning rests.

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Discover Monroe-West Monroe was awarded the Southeast Tourism Society’s Tourism Office of the Year with a budget of more than $1 million at the annual STS Connections conference on Sept. 29. 

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The Kiroli Foundation is excited to announce the annual Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 at beautiful Kiroli Park in West Monroe.

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It’s 97 in the shade. It feels like 108 degrees. But there is no shade to be found on the ULM Sound of Today Marching Band practice field. The heat takes its toll on an early September afternoon. 

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The Louisiana Tech University School of Design invites all faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the community, to the opening reception for a new exhibition in the Bethea and Moffett Galleries.

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Discover Monroe-West Monroe, previously known as the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau, will host its first annual Monroe-West Monroe Pumpkin Decorating Contest during the month of October.

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Discover Monroe-West Monroe, recently known as the convention and visitors bureau, along with the cities of Monroe and West Monroe will host a tour of the two cities via the Twin City Half and Full Marathon on Nov. 7.

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