The City of West Monroe has announced the schedule of events for this Saturday’s Christmas Festival activities including the 2023 Kiwanis of Greater Ouachita Christmas Parade. Saturday, Dec. 2 is considered a “Pedestrian Day” in downtown West Monroe. Visitors should make plans to park and walk to scheduled festivities in the downtown area. Activities taking place that day in downtown West Monroe include the following: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – food trucks and festivities in Alley Park 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Chamber is proud to announce Buddy Benches will be installed in all elementary schools in Ouachita Parish Schools System. The Buddy Bench serves as a powerful tool for students on the playground, providing them with a means to signal their feelings of loneliness or isolation to their peers. The Buddy Bench rules are simple, if you choose to sit on the bench, you must say yes to the first friend who invites you to play or walk and talk. If you see a friend sitting on the bench, you invite them to play,
The City of West Monroe has announced that Kiroli Park will open to the public at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The park has been closed since this summer while a new Kiroli Road Bridge was installed. The park will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. Regular park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to the recent time change. Admission is $1 per person. Kiroli Park will be open 7 days a week. During the park’s closure, Parks and Recreation employees were hard at work making improvements
The University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy is proud to announce that the HERO program successfully trained over 600 first responders in its first year. The ULM HERO program is funded by a $2 million, four-year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which was received in summer 2022. HERO stands for Harm Reduction Education and Referral Opioid Overdose Reversal. The ULM HERO project focuses on providing harm
The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present visual artist Rosemary Jesionowski on display at Bry Hall Gallery, 4101 desiard St., on ULM’s campus. The exhibition of photographs is titled “Born of This Volcano” and is on display through October 18, 2023. The exhibit will feature albumen prints, which is a print made using albumen paper, and was popular for photographic printing between 1850 and 1900. To make this happen, thin paper is coated with a layer
Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives RecognizeWMWO Chamber as 2023 Chamber of the Year (September 18, 2023) The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber is proud to be recognized as the 2023 Chamber of the Year by Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) at the annual conference in Lake Charles today. It’s an exciting time to be in the Chamber of Commerce industry and to be a Chamber in Louisiana. Many chambers have risen to the challenge to provide unparalleled leadership and
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced the City of West Monroe has been selected as a grant recipient of a Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grant to expand recycling services in the community. Grant fund in the amount of $997,199 has been awarded to the City of West Monroe to expand covered space and storage for receiving, processing and storing recyclables. Grant funding will provide equipment enabling the City of West Monroe to accept and process additional