Southside

Observatory campers create flights of fancy

Advocate photo by C.J. Futch -- Anna Lee David, 7, shows her ultraviolet-sensing bead bracelet, which changed colors inside and outside. David and the other students at the observatory's summer camp wore the bracelets at camp.

July 21 was Flight Day at the Highland Road Observatory’s day camp. About 20 students ranging from 5 to 7 years old spent most of the day learning about and creating flying objects, summer camp director John LeBlanc said. LeBlanc… Continue reading →

Livingston

Ascension

Southeast

Local animal shelter wins grant from app

Screen image provided by Companion Animal Alliance -- The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge won a $1,000 grant from Dogly, a photo sharing app designed to promote animal rescue and adoption. This is one of the winning images.

The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge won a $1,000 grant from Dogly, a photo sharing app designed to promote animal rescue and adoption, said Karen Navarre with The Number 29, a media relations firm. Last month CAA won the grant by… Continue reading →

MidCity

Local animal shelter wins grant from app

Screen image provided by Companion Animal Alliance -- The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge won a $1,000 grant from Dogly, a photo sharing app designed to promote animal rescue and adoption. This is one of the winning images.

The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge won a $1,000 grant from Dogly, a photo-sharing app designed to promote animal rescue and adoption, said Karen Navarre, of The Number 29, a media relations firm. Last month, CAA won the grant by getting… Continue reading →

Zachary Plainsman

Young stars come out for ‘Annie Kids’ camp

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Some of the youth participating in the 'Annie KIDS' summer theater camp July 19-25, from left, included Leila Alexander, Hannah Jane Thompson, Kaydra Bates, Averie Manuel, Maggie Thompson and Whitney LeBlanc. The young performers capped off a week of rehearsals starring as the orphans in a junior version of  'Annie' Saturday for parents and camp instructors.

While many students chose to spend some of their last days of summer vacation relaxing or at the pool, a group of children took to the cool darkness of Zachary’s Visual and Performing Arts Center to learn to act and sing. The… Continue reading →

East Feliciana Watchman

Old Hickory restoration aims for centennial

Photo provided by Andrew Martin -- Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, refurbishing the engine has been a focal point of the restoration work of Old Hickory. The train is expected to be up and running, hopefully, by Sept. 26 to celebrate Jackson's Bicentennial.

Restoration efforts of Old Hickory Railroad, a live steam locomotive that once pulled two open coaches on a 6.2-mile track through historic Jackson, have been underway for the past few years. For nearly a decade, Old Hickory ran… Continue reading →

St. Francisville Democrat

W. Feliciana ranks high in academic success

St. Helena Echo