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Autumn in Baton Rouge

by Leslie Green

As the weather in Baton Rouge insists on remaining a bit warm, I continue to walk my neighborhood observing the subtle changes of autumn. The state tree, the bald cypress, is actually one of the more noticeable, changing from dark green to bright orange, and the numerous satsuma trees are beginning to show ripe orange fruit. There is also the regular appearance of white pelicans during their migrations. A huge flock has taken up residence on the University Lakes near my house in the last couple of weeks. It’s amazing watching hundreds of pelicans wheeling in the sky!


Pelicans over University Lakes

 

 

Baton Rouge Green has a wonderful event each year at the beginning of December to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Residents who have citrus trees in their yards can sign up to have some of their fruit picked by volunteers. All the fruit is then donated to the food bank. This year the event will be held on Saturday Dec. 9, 2017. 

 

Check out BR Green’s web site for more details: http://batonrougegreen.com/2017/11/02/almost-pickin-time-sign-up-for-the-pick-event-dec-9th/

Real Estate Market Report - EBR Oct 2017

by Pat Wattam


Here is the Real Estate Market Report for East Baton Rouge Parish for the month of October 2017.  

This snapshot gives you an idea about how the real estate market is doing as we

head into the holiday season.  Want more info?  Just email me at [email protected]!

 

East Baton Rouge Parish October 2017 Market Report

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South_East_Baton_Rouge - Sold vs Expired Listings
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South_East_Baton_Rouge - Median Sold Prices (last 6 mos.)
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Veteran's Day 11/11/2017

by Leslie Green


This year as we approach Veteran's Day, I am thinking about my high school radio teacher, John Dobbs, who was inducted into the Baton Rouge High School Hall of Fame a couple of years ago. That's right, my high school had a radio station, WBRH 90.3 FM. 

When I signed up for Radio I in 9th grade, I really didn't know what to expect. What I got was a speech class that also taught radio production skills. Mr. Dobbs taught us how to pronounce the letter W, "It's DOUBLE-U not DUB-YUH!" and while he didn't talk about it, word in the hallway was that he was a veteran, a U.S. Marine who had seen combat in WWII. He definitely seemed like a Marine. 

My senior year in high school I had Radio for home room with my good friend Rob Payer. We hosted the Big Band Show and would regularly serenade each other and Mr. Dobbs with our favorites of the era, like "Slow Boat to China" by the Kay Kyser Band. I like to think that he was pleased that we enjoyed the music of his youth. 

My high school radio station is still going strong, despite Mr. Dobbs retiring a long time ago. And my friend, Rob Payer, continues to work there. On Saturday 11/11/17 at 8 am, WBRH and KBRH will be playing a special tribute to veterans. Tune in to 90.3 FM or 1260 AM for the Rhythm Review.


WBRH

Little Free Libraries

by Bill Arey

The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. He mounted a wooden container designed to look like a one-room school house on a post on his lawn and filled it with books as a tribute to his mother, who was a book lover and school teacher. Todd shared his idea with his partner, Rick Brooks, and the idea spread rapidly - soon becoming a worldwide sensation. Little Free Library officially incorporated on May 16,2012 and the IRS officially recognized Little Free Library as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the same year.  The original goal was to create 2,150 Little Free Libraries. This number was chosen because it would surpass the number of libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie. As of November 2016, there were 50,000 registered Little Free Libraries worldwide. There are many Little Free Libraries in Baton Rouge. 225 Magazine published an excellent article about Baton Rouge's Little Free Libraries 4/27/2016. To read the article click: BR Little Free Libraries

 

Bill Arey  REALTOR

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