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Locals Love It: Sue Paperie

August 13, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley

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Our "Locals Love It" blog series highlights Ruston businesses that have been identified by locals as places that go above and beyond to make a customer's experience truly exceptional. On this "Locals Love It" blog we're spotlighting Sue Paperie, a locally-owned paper store that has captured the heart of the Ruston community since it opened in February of 2015.   [...]

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5 Things To Do in Ruston This Summer

August 6, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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When the summer temperatures are in the upper 90's (and breaking 100 degrees!), you know it's summertime in Louisiana. Summer in Ruston is a great time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the charm of this small college town. While the summer months bring in a more relaxed atmosphere, there are still plenty of fun things to do and enjoy in the area!  1. Try peach ice cream from the [...]

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Breakfast Stops in Ruston

June 29, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley

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The people, food, and location of Grown and Grazed are as local as it gets. Their breakfast includes a Louisiana sweet potato hash, homemade buttermilk biscuits with whole milk gravy, breakfast pot pie, local farm eggs, house-made pork sausage patties, and thick-cut bacon. Their lunch menu is ever-changing with dishes made from only locally produced ingredients, guest chefs, and new experiences with each visit. Grown and Grazed is set up at 93 E Railroad Avenue, on the edge of historic downtown Ruston.

Ruston has its share of great restaurants, and we're happy to see so many taking the most important meal of the day seriously! Whether you’re seeking true breakfast or a brunch hotspot, we've prepared of list of go-to's. The Bistro at Courtyard by MarriottNot to be [...]

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Visitors Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival

June 5, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley


Louisiana Peach Festival 2018 is upon us! You don’t want to miss a single thing during this fun-filled event. This year, celebrate Ruston’s “Peachy Paradise” with a variety of activities and entertainment. Some festival favorites are returning, but there will be new activities in store for attendees. Check out our guide below and let us know what you’re l [...]

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10 Best Mural Photos

May 23, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley


Consider the town painted! Ruston, LA is now covered in more murals than ever. Ruston residents and visitors alike have vibrant and exciting backdrops for photos all around the city! Enjoy this collection of our 10 favorite mural photos to date and the latest addition to the #RustonArts collection. [...]

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