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LSU Electric Car Friendly

August 23, 2011

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Jordan Blum Advocate capitol news bureau Baton Rouge Advocate   LSU is becoming electric car-friendly now that the campus’ first chargers were unveiled Wednesday on parking lots. Entergy Louisiana donated the first two electric car chargers to the LSU campus to start a pilot program to encourage the growth of electric vehicles. The “EV chargers” will […]

Balloons Overhead

August 5, 2011

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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 […]

LaHouse like no other

July 12, 2011

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Many of my friends are drawn to the Southdowns (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA) and surrounding area because of the charm of the older cottages.   But as time goes on we are also seeing new constuction on lots that were once vacant and old homes being torn down to accommodate new construction.   And when my friends tell […]

Chick-fil- A to locate on College Dr.

July 7, 2011

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According to my phone conversation with the permit office today, Chick-fil-A has a permit to build a restaurant where the old Koto of Japan was located in the Hobby Lobby Shopping Center.  This will be convenient for chicken lovers in and around Southdowns (a subdivision in Baton Rouge, LA). For more information about Chick-fil-A visit […]

Loans for FIXER UPPERS!

June 29, 2011

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The thought of buying an older home with “character” and having to tackle renovations can be overwhelming to many.  Look closely and you will see a lot of these renovations around LSU in Southdowns, University Gardens, the Garden District and  Hundred Oaks area in Baton Rouge, La.  If you are one of those homebuyers who has wanted a project/ fixer […]

Southdowns..and Beyond

June 22, 2011

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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

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For those of you looking for some summer fun, check out BREC. www.brec.org 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 […]