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Rainy Wednesday In The Twin City

Yesterday’s weather was perfect! However, today’s climate here in Monroe and West Monroe is the total opposite of yesterday. It has been raining here since last night and the entire day today. Like I’ve always said, Oh my Louisiana weather! Today, it could be winter, and then the next day will be like Summertime. This sudden weather change makes a lot of people sick, you know?

Whenever the weather is like this, I honestly don’t want to go out at all. I don’t particularly like driving in the rain, and then deal with road traffic. It’s like I have a choice, well, too bad because I/we all have to deal with it sometimes. It’s part of our daily living. How about where you live? How’s the weather in your city?

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The Crazy Popper-Gourmet Popcorn & More

I’m not a big popcorn fan. In fact, the only time I eat popcorn is when Sean and I go out and watch a movie or when we take the kids to play bowling. I don’t really eat popcorn that much, well not until Sean found out about this popcorn store place called The Crazy Popper. He brought home some bags of delicious popcorn in different flavors last week after work. He brought home a creamy dill flavor, a chocolate caramel and nuts flavor and a Tuti Fruiti flavor. Today we stopped in for a few minutes about an hour before they closed for the day and bought 2 more bags with different flavors than before.

They have over 40 flavors of gourmet popcorn to choose from. And to be honest, they’re so good! Besides popcorn, they also offer old fashioned sodas and nostalgia candy. They accept phone orders and can ship nationwide. Guys, you need to check this place out and try their popcorn if you haven’t tried yet. You’re going to love it as much as I do!

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FUN DAY AT KIROLI PARK

We had fun at Kiroli Park on this day. We (my family ) were a little surprised when we saw this new little playground. This playground is actually for the toddlers but my boys love playing there anyway. This playground is so adorable! The last time we came here, we went directly to “The Smiles Park” which is located on the other side of the park. That’s why we didn’t realize this specific original play area was reconstructed into the new little playground that is here now. We drove by at “The Smiles Park” but that area was crowded. It’s really hard to watch the kids playing when it is overwhelmingly crowded. So, we slowly walked around and found this little playground. It was just perfect! We stayed in this area for an hour and the boys really had fun.

Kiroli Park also has a trail. Walking on the trail was a great idea too! I’m a nature lover. Walking around the trail not only relaxes my mind, it also makes me appreciate the beauty of nature more and more. It’s just beautiful!
The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.

ABOUT KIROLI PARK

Kiroli Park offers 150 acres of nature’s beauty. Within the park, you can enjoy several playgrounds, a unique conservatory, a dog park, tennis courts, numerous gardens, picnic areas, fishing ponds, and hiking trails. Most of the park is wooded and accessible through paved streets and trails that hold surprises like a suspension bridge, covered bridge, observation tower, and elevated walkways… ( Read More ).

WHAT DOES “KIROLI” MEANS?

Kiroli Park’s name combines the first two letters of the Kiwanis, Rotary and the Lions clubs who purchased the land in 1925 to give to the Boy Scouts of America as a camp.

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Ouachita Live Friday Featuring Emily Musolino

Today was the first Ouachita Live Outdoor Concert hosted by Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group featuring Emily Musolino. The event was located at Miss Kay’s Sweets & Eats in Antique Alley – West Monroe. For me, the location was just perfect and relaxing! This is my first time listening to Emily Musolino. I was so amazed at how good she is vocally and how she rocked her guitar. She’s incredible!

This FREE Outdoor Live Music Event is going to be every last Friday from of the month March – October so don’t miss out!

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She is amazing!

WHO IS EMILY MUSOLINO?

Emily Musolino is a singer-songstress, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Durham, NC. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Emily has performed, recorded, and collaborated with various local and nationally-recognized artists, including Vinx, Shelley Nicole, Shana Tucker, Anna Wise (Kendrick Lamar, Cunnylinguists) and Eric Hirsh (The Beast, Orquesta GarDel).

ABOUT HER MUSIC

Her music is a mix of soul, rock and blues that has been described as a “Soul Diva Mind Explosion” and “Adele and Joni Mitchell playing with an ouija board in the deep south.” Emily released her newest album “Jealous Girl” in November of 2014. Emily has been featured on NPR’s the State of Things with Frank Stasio and Durham’s own Clarion Content. She currently fronts the Emily Musolino Band and regularly performs as both bandleader and soloist around the country.

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