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January 20, 2013


It’s been more than two years since Baton Rouge received $579,000 in federal funding to build bike lanes on both sides of Hyacinth Avenue, from Glasgow Avenue to Stanford Avenue. Turns out, the money was only half of what was needed for approximately 4,800 feet of four-foot-wide bike lanes, and the state Department of Transportation […]

LSU (video) Football Parking Changes

September 9, 2011


What a great time to live in Southdowns ( a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA). The weather has gotten a little cooler and LSU Football is BACK!!  With such beautiful weather, and Southdown’s convenient location to the LSU campus, many residents ride their bikes to campus on LSU gameday and some even walk to join the festivities.  […]

Balloons Overhead

August 5, 2011


Well it’s that time of year again.  The Pennington Balloon Championship is in full swing in Baton Rouge and Southdowns residents (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA) should grab their coffee, head outside with their cameras and look overhead.  This event comes to YOU!!!  These few summer mornings, you’ll want to endure the warm temperatures as uncountable balloons fly over Southdowns boasting every color […]

Southdowns..and Beyond

June 22, 2011


On a recent day trip from Southdowns (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA),  I drove up to St. Francisville with a friend to have lunch.  One of the reasons was to cross the new John James Audubon Bridge and marvel at our new local record setting attraction.  As many of you know the high water of the Mississippi […]

Summer Fun at BREC Parks

June 2, 2011


For those of you looking for some summer fun, check out BREC. The Extreme Sports Park, at 7122 Perkins Rd 70808, is a great park convenient to Southdowns (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA). This 52.2 acre community park has a 30,000 sq. ft. skate park built by California Skateparks,  a BMX bike park with […]

Southdowns Village Art, Wine, and Design

May 19, 2011


Just a reminder to everyone that Southdowns Village will be hosting Art, Wine and Design this evening from 6pm-9pm.  Third in a series of events that features merchant open houses, artist exhibitions, wine tastings and live music.  Participating merchants include Ann Connelly Fine Art, Assured Flooring, Bella Bridesmaid, Blon Salon, The Bulldog, The Front Door, […]

Stuart Ave. Improvements

April 15, 2011


Residents of Southdowns and Baton Rouge have enjoyed the footpath median along Stuart Ave from Hyacinth to Perkins.  Many walk their dogs, take a jog, walk to school or catch the Southdowns Parade along this route.  Craig at City of Baton Rouge Architectural Services tells me that the new footpath on Stuart Ave. in Southdowns will follow the […]