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SCHOOL CALENDARS through may 2012 Calcasieu Parish JANUARY 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School) FEBRUARY 6 – Teacher In-Service (No School) 20-22 – Mardi Gras Holiday (No School) APRIL 2-6 – Easter/Spring Break (No School) Beauregard PARISH JANUARY 3 – Staff Development Meeting (No School) 4 – Students Return to School 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School) FEBRUARY 20 – President’s Day – No School 21 – Mardi Gras Day – No School

Cameron Parish JANUARY 6 – Teacher In-Service (No School) 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School) FEBRUARY 20-21 – Mardi Gras Break (No School) MARCH 29 – Dismissal at Noon (Hackberry High School, Johnson Bayou High School, Cameron High School) 30 – Dismissal at Noon (Grand Lake High School) APRIL 2-6 – Easter/Spring Break (No School) MAY 21 – Dismissal at Noon 22 – Dismissal at Noon 23 – Dismissal at Noon

APRIL 2-9 – Easter/Spring Break (No School)

ON THE COVER

Candice Alexander, one of Southwest Louisiana’s most celebrated artists, brought together two of her most well-known images to generate a unification between her Full Circle and Fleur de Lis: Worlds Within series. The inspiration and heart of the artwork combine the fleur de lis image with a focus on sacred geometry and ancient calendars from across the spectrum of civilizations including Mayan, Chinese, and Aztec inspirations. The circular design is based on Alexander’s 2005 Full Circle series which incorporates symmetry, fractal designs, and the constant revolution of a cyclical experience within Alexander’s artwork. With the circle and the fleur de lis images embodied in the calendar, the complex design draws together two of our oldest designs and generates an almost cosmic experience of human history.

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND AREA EVENTS at a glance JANUARY 1 – New Year’s Day 6 – The Perfect Day Bridal Show (Lake Charles Civic Center: 1-4pm) 6 – 12th Night Revelry (Lake Charles Civic Center: 7-10pm) 14 – 15 – The Home Show (Lake Charles Civic Center) 16 – Martin L. King, Jr. Day 27 – Montgomery Gentry Performing at L’Auberge (8:30 pm) FEBRUARY 1 – National Freedom Day 2 – Groundhog Day 10 – Percy Sledge Performing at L’Auberge (8:30 pm) 14 – Valentine’s Day 20 – President’s Day 21 – Mardi Gras 22 – Ash Wednesday MARCH 1 – Pinnacle Excellence Awards at McNeese 3 – Black Heritage Festival 10 – Steps for St. Jude 5K and Walk at the Arcade Amphitheater, 8am. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Event is sponsored by McNeese Up ‘til Dawn and Delta Sigma Pi. 11 – Daylight Saving Time Begins 15 – Empty Bowl

17 – St. Patrick’s Day 17 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Alabama Hammers (LCCC Coliseum) 20 – Vernal Equinox 24 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Albany Panthers - H 26 – Free to Breathe 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. Benefits LA Lung Cancer Partnership. freetobreathe.com 31 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Albany Panthers - A APRIL 1 – Palm Sunday 6 – Good Friday 8 – Easter Sunday 12 – Go Red for Women Luncheon at L’Auberge 14 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Columbus Lions - A 17 – Tax Day 21 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Richmond Raiders - H 22 – Children’s Miracle Network Duck Race at L’Auberge pool 27 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Knoxville Nighthawks - A MAY 1-13 – Contraband Days Festival 5 – Black Tie Affair. Dinner, entertainment, auction and dancing. Benefits Calcasieu Medical Society Foundation. www.ablacktieaffair.org 5 – Cinco de Mayo 5 – LA Swashbucklers vs.

Richmond Raiders - A 12 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Albany Panthers - A 13 – Mother’s Day 18-19 – Cops & Jocks Golf Tournament at L’Auberge 19 – Armed Forces Day 19 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Knoxville Nighthawks - H 24-Aug. 30 – Liquid Society Concert Series 26 – Jr. League Golf Tournament at Contraband Bayou 28 – Memorial Day JUNE 2 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Columbus Lions - H 4 – Townsquare Cares Golf Tournament, Contraband Bayou 9 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Alabama Hammers - A 14 – Flag Day 16 – LA Swashbucklers vs. Alabama Hammers - H 17 – Father’s Day 23 – Building for Bucks Sand Castle Contest at Touloulou’s, benefits local charites. JULY 4 – Independence Day 4 – Red, White, Blue & You (Lake Charles Civic Center – Parade & Programs) 28 – Ad & Press Gridiron Show (Lake Charles Civic Center: 7-10pm)

More holidays and area events continued on the back.


Steve Schindler Steve Schindler took this photo of kids writing with sparklers on New Year’s night in 2009. The photo appears on page 180 of National Geographic’s 2011 edition of Visions of Earth, a collection of stunning photography from around the world. Schindler has lived in Lake Charles most of his life, taking pictures as a hobby for the past thirty years. He now takes photographs professionally.

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JANUARY National Get Organized Month Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

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YOUR VISION is our Focus

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New Year’s Day

Cuddle Up Day

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Candice Alexander Candice Alexander began her Fleur de Lis-Worlds Within Series in 2007 and considers it the essence of her native community. “It speaks to the diverse colors of the Cajun, the roughneck, the Creole, the hurricane survivor, the swamp rocker, the rice farmer, the Mardi Gras queen, and the jazz musician,� she says. Alexander has traveled and studied art worldwide, but says nothing has brought her more creativity and more in touch with Southwest Louisiana than her much-loved fleur de lis series.

F E B R U A R Y

MARDI GRAS

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FEBRUARY

Youth Leadership Month

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February is American Heart Month. West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, your local address for heart care, encourages you to keep your heart strong and healthy and reduce your heart attack risk by:

Groundhog Day

• Not smoking 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

• Lowering high blood pressure • Reducing high blood cholesterol • Aiming for a healthy weight • Being physically active each day • Managing diabetes

Superbowl Sunday

Make a Friend Day

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Valentine’s Day

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Sue Zimmermann As a watercolor artist, Sue Zimmermann has concentrated on sharing her vision of the qualities that make this state special. Through her art, she hopes to raise the awareness and appreciation of the south Louisiana landscape and culture. This watercolor painting, Nesting Egret, typifies the great egret in the natural aviaries in Cameron Parish. A native of Lake Charles and a graduate of McNeese State University, Sue has exhibited her artwork for over 10 years.

M A R C H

Nesting Egret

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MARCH

Irish-American Heritage Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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St. Patrick’s Day

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DREW LABORDE This piece by Drew LaBorde is typical of his style of art -fast-moving brilliant colors and textures; realistic, but pushing the bounds of expressionism. Born in Avoyelles Parish along Bayou Des Glaises, LaBorde is a longtime resident of Sulphur who started painting in 2005. Being self-taught, he has developed a unique style of expression and has learned to fabricate his own canvas and cribbing which gives his art a very distinctive look. Drew maintains that an artist should paint what he feels, not what he sees.

A P R I L

BLACK EYED SUSANS

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APRIL

Keep America Beautiful Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

LITTLE PESTS CAN CREATE

BIG PROBLEMS

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National Pet Day

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National Jelly Bean Day

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CAITLYN DOWNS Sulphur High student Caitlyn Downs was born and raised in Sulphur. Her parents, Kevin and Shelley, own a restaurant in town named the Sausage Link. Because of this, food has always been a big part of their lives. “In our family, everyone learns how to hunt, fish, shrimp, and crab at a very young age,” Caitlyn said. This picture was taken after a long morning of crabbing out at the Sabine Wildlife Refuge. “After these mornings, my family and I go back to the house and set up for a crab boil with our friends and family. We always have a great time.”

M A Y

BLUE CRABS

AFFINITE

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MAY

Get Caught Reading Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Cinco de Mayo

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Lost Sock Day

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Mother’s Day

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Armed Forces Day

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GUY DIGIOVANNI This painting by Guy DiGiovanni depicts hole number six at Gray Plantation Golf Club in Lake Charles. The golf club is ranked number five in the state by Golf Digest and hole number six marks a turning point in the game, because it is here where golfers encounter the Louisiana wetlands, where they may start spotting ducks, egrets, and perhaps even alligators. At the sixth hole, the golfing experience is immersed in water and wetlands.

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GRAY PLANTATION #6

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JUNE

National Camping Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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TANYA BREWSTER After living most of her life in Texas, Tanya Brewster and her family moved to Lake Charles in 2004, embracing the festive lifestyle of Southwest Louisiana. She is currently pursuing a graphic arts degree at Sowela Technical Community College where she received “Best in Show� at the 2011 Student Art Show. Tanya earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, and is the Communications Coordinator at Family & Youth. She and her husband, Joe, have two sons and a schnauzer, Gracie.

J U L Y

WATERFAN

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JULY

National Grilling Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

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Saturday

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Independence Day

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Parent’s Day 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 National Hot Dog Day

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SUSAN HEBERT Susan Hebert is a local watercolor artist whose father played football at McNeese State University in the 1950s. According to Hebert, he never missed a game. He also inspired this piece, entitled “Blue and Gold Tailgaters.” Like her father, Hebert is a graduate of McNeese (class of ’89). She notes that blue crawfish aren’t a figment of her imagination – “If you’re in JT’s Seafood, look in the aquarium and you will see a royal blue crawfish!”

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BLUE AND GOLD TAILGATERS Excellence In Motion


AUGUST

National Panini Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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ERIK JESSEN Erik Jessen is a graphic arts instructor at Sowela Technical Community College. He has been involved in the arts since an early age and continues to support and promote Southwest Louisiana’s artists by teaching graphic arts and volunteering. Jessen has recently been involved with the artistic direction for Millennium Park. A Lake Charles native his whole life, Erik co-founded Mixed Media Group in 2002, a local design firm that continues to support the marketing and design needs of small businesses. Among many accomplishments as a certified Adobe Associate, a Best of Show Addy® award winner, his most cherished of all is his loving family – his wife Kaela and two boys Gram, and Palmer. S E PT E M B E R

CARDINAL

ISLE OF CAPRI

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SEPTEMBER

All American Breakfast Month

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Grandparent’s Day

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Patriot Day

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

First Day of Fall

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CHRIS MANUEL Chris Manuel is an Instructional Technologist/Illustrator with a degree in Graphic Design. He has developed training software and animations for several major corporations as well as illustrations for trading cards and fantasy concept art. In his spare time, he enjoys movies, music, video games, reading and working out. Chris lives in Lake Charles with his wife, Shonda, and his two children, Aiden and Reese.

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AW, NUTS

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OCTOBER

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

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World Smile Day

Columbus Day

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Boss’ Day

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EDWARD CAPPELL Edward Cappell is a studio artist living in Lake Charles. His work spans the gamut from large, expressionistic abstract paintings to more traditional portraiture. Cappell connects most to spontaneous paintings that conserve elements from all stages of the painting process; he enjoys inviting viewers into the event of the work. “I feel that there is a strength to the initial lines on the canvas and I try to keep some of them in the final image whenever possible,� he says.

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FISH BOWL

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NOVEMBER

National Adoption Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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All Saints’ Day

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

Election Day

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Veterans Day

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Clean Out Your Fridge Day

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COOKIE PHILLIPS Local watercolor artist Sharon Dittman “Cookie” Phillips is a graduate of Lake Charles High School and former student of McNeese. She has studied art in studios nationwide, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts Annette Bush Studio in Augusta Ga., and her hometown of Lake Charles. She won awards in Copperas Cove, Texas, and was a featured artist in Nancy Melton’s Annual Art Show in 2006. Cookie sells her watercolor notecards and artwork around the community through her business, Cookie’s Cards.

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DECEMBER

National Tie Month

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Merry Christmas

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Pearl Harbor Day

National Brownie Day

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Artwork for the 2012 calendar was selected by Thrive readers. This page features the remaining finalists. COOKIE PHILLIPS - Swamp Fire, Month 13 Winner

PILAR BOSSANO

EDWARD CAPPELL

RAEJEAN CLARK

JACOB DUGAS

RAEJEAN CLARK

NANCY MELTON

SHAWN NUNEZ


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New Year’s Day

Groundhog Day

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Mardi Gras Lincoln’s Birthday

Superbowl Sunday

Valentine’s Day

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Luther King Jr. Day

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PPG - Connected to Life in Southwest Louisiana At PPG, we aren’t just proud to be a part of this community. We’re proud to be making life in our community better. It’s a connection that starts with the jobs we provide and continues through dozens of community outreach programs led by employee volunteers. You see it in our environmental initiatives designed to protect and preserve our natural resources for a greener tomorrow. We touch your life in countless ways through the products we make that you use and depend on every day. From the start of it, through the heart of it, PPG is working to make life better.

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