Friday, November 28, 2008

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride in Shreveport

Critical Mass
There is no phone number on the flyer. All it says is "A city-wide bicycle ride Saturday, November 29th 3:00 PM SHARP! Betty Virginia Park."

We are intrigued and wondering 1.)Are we in shape enough to ride city-wide? 2.)Goddess knows we need the exercise since the holiday eating has started. 3.)Do we bike to the park or drive the van with the bikes strapped to the back? 4.) If we participate will we have enough energy for Rockets Over the Red Saturday night?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Caddo Parish Courthouse Live Oak
"The planting of a tree shows faith in the future."
Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip

Shreveport Green and The Renzi Education and Art Center say buy a living potted Christmas tree and plant it. They are offering Live Oak, Southern Magnolia, Mary Nell Holly and Leyland Cypress trees for sale for only $100.

How to decorate your house without a dead or plastic tree in your house? Decorate your firewood and celebrate with a yule log.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Gris Gris Girl Says What's Up with Lung Cancer Awareness Month?
Are you a musician or employee who works in a bar or casino? You stories are wanted by the folks at the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.

Will America ever be smoke-free? If other countries are doing it why not us? Ireland became the first country in Europe to make the workplace smoke-free back in March 2004. To get involved in the world wide movement for smoke-free air check out Global Smokefree Partnership.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two Years of Red River Blog Jam

Has Your Neighbor Been Arrested? Demons Dance Alone Red and Shiny is the New Columbia Cafe Bar Share the Road Please Knock
RRBJ's first post in 2006 was chock-full of photos of red things. So on the one year anniversary of publishing RRBJ we did red again. Therefore it follows we do red today. Next year we may do orange or rust or pink or celedon...stay tuned.

We don't seem to be getting out as many posts as we did when we first started but then we are also blogging at other places like Crazy in Shreveport. We started a new blog this year for our art House of Usher Art. Occasionally we help out Mr. Trudeau over at his web ranch. New this year we also started helping the fine folks at the Highland Restoration Association.

We also Twitter a bit but not much. Funny lately we seem to be drawn to pen and paper more and more. Who knows what the new year will bring? Whatever direction we go it will be all about documenting and sharing our passion about SB Land.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bossier City Best for Kids?

Diary of a Bossier Kid
Business Week says Bossier City is the best place to raise you kids in Louisiana. We quote it "is across the Red River from Shreveport." And that is why we had to draw this cartoon.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to Shreveport

Welcome to Shreveport Rob Senska Welcome to Shreveport Mindy Bledsoe
We get all giddy inside when people on our screens, movie, television or computer, say the word "Shreveport." Rob Senska and Mindy Bledsoe say it bunches in their new web series, Welcome to Shreveport. The show is about a couple trying to break into the entertainment industry. Tune in and see how many SB Land sites you recognize.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shreveport's Highland Community Garden

Highland Community Garden
Want to be a part of the Highland Community Garden? This Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dorothy McDonald says it's a meet and greet for folks who were a part of this year's garden and for folks who want to participate next year. Dr. Grace Peterson with the LSU AgCenter will be on hand.

The garden is at the corner of Stephens and Herndon Street, just across the way from Noel Memorial United Methodist Church. For more information 222-3678. Also this Saturday is the Shreveport Fall Farmer's Market. How cool would it be if you go to the meet and greet and by this time next year you're growing enough produce to sell at the market?

How many folks will bike to both events? Maybe more now that there's this money incentive for folks commuting by bicycle.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Highland Jazz and Blues Festival

Highland Jazz and Blues Festival
November 15 is the date for this year's Highland Jazz and Blues Festival. Like Trudeau recommends bring a blanket or chair.

The one day Saturday fest is packed with live music and local visual artists vending their wares.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Big Eye Ball Says Vote

The Big Eye Says Vote
Election day is Tuesday. Not sure where to vote? You can find your polling place here.

For a behind the curtain look at the election process in Shreveport, The Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters, Ernie Roberson has a blog on The Shreveport Times website.