Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shreveport Farmers' Market has Highland Connections

This amazing song about the Shreveport Farmers' Market was written and performed by Highland resident Alan Dyson. His daughter Alana also contributed her skills to this tune. The video was shot, directed and edited by Shreveport filmmaker Kay Kennedy.

Robert Trudeau has a post on his Shreveport Blog about the last Tuesday of this year's summer market. The SFM market manager is Noma Fowler-Sandlin. She's the owner of Pan's Pantry Jams, Jellies and Preserves,a Highland based business where she captures new-fangled flavors the old-fashioned way.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


A new documentary about the Haynesville Shale just launched its website. Click here to see the trailer for it. The film was created by local producer-director Gregory Kallenberg. The cinematographer on the project, Rob Senska, is a resident of Highland.

Haynesville explores the current energy situation and what something the scale of the Haynesville could mean to the United States’ energy picture.

The Highland Restoration Association has more information on the Haynesville Shale discovery.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

We Love a Parade! This Saturday!

4th of july children's parade highland
Get ready for some good old fashioned fun this Saturday! A delightful way for your family to celebrate America's Independence Day! Join in all the fun and meet your neighbors.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Greek...and More

Greek Dine In
It's a whole weekend celebrating the culture of Greece May 15th through May 17. Greek... and More happens at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Highland.

You'll experience an authentic Greek music band and Hellenic dancing. There will be plenty of Greek food in the form of dinners, salads, gyro sandwiches, feta fries, baklava sundaes and assorted Greek pastries. For more information see the festival website.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Highland Cleans

Callie T.
The Highland Restoration Association and Highland Area Partnership invite you to pick up litter in Highland this Saturday morning. Meet in the parking lot across from the Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, at 8:00 am.

The Highland Area Partnership will give away a free t-shirt to each volunteer. HRA will provide other necessary supplies. A limited number of trash grabbers will be available, but bring your own if you have one. A dumpster for non-toxic trash will be available on the parking lot of the Highland Center.

This clean-up campaign takes the place of the Great American Clean-Up that was rained out in March. Contact Highland Restoration Association at 221-7629 or email them at for more information.

Also scrubbing down in Highland are The Friends of Greenwood Cemetery and the Shreveport Garden Study Club. They've also scheduled a clean up day this Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery. For more information 318 861-0917. Pictured above is a marker located in that cemetery.

Monday, May 4, 2009


318 in Black and White
Frank B. Gilbert, a national expert on preservation and the law, is in town this week to try to jump start legislation in Shreveport to protect historic sites.

The radio program Smart City has an interesting show on how communities capture and preserve their histories.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Save Highland's History

Highland Historic District
Shreveport is the only large city in Louisiana that doesn't already have Historic Commission and ordinances to protect historic properties.

If you are in favor of preserving the historic districts and buildings in Shreveport, now is the time to make your voice heard. Frank B. Gilbert, a national expert on preservation and the law, will be in town next week to try to jump start legislation in Shreveport to protect historic sites.

At a special session of the Shreveport City Council, Tuesday, May 5, 2:00 pm, Government Plaza-- Mr. Gilbert will be there discussing the need for ordinances to protect historic properties. Make plans to attend because we need to show the council there is grassroots support for this initiative in Shreveport.

Regular meeting of Caddo Parish Commission, Thursday, May 7, 3:30 pm, Government Plaza--Mr. Gilbert is first on their agenda and will speak for about 15 minutes, then answer commissioner's questions.