Blog by Mary Kay Hopkins

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB
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The first stop of the Plein-Air Exhibit, "American Legacy: Our National Parks" will be Lake Charles, LA. A variety of wonderful things happen when 38 members and guests of the Plein-Air Painters of America (PAPA) set up easels in national parks across the country. One of them is an exhibit called...
Elliot Erwitt: Dog Dogs exhibit that will be of special interest to dog lovers. After locating the photographer/artist website in order to obtain an advance view of the treat that is in store soon in Lake Charles, I can assure you, this is one dog-lover who will be in attendance.  The exhibit ope...
The Opening Reception for Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor will be held from 6-9 PM on September 3rd at the 1911 City Hall Arts and Cultural Center located at 1001 Ryan Street in Downtown Lake Charles. As indicated on the City of Lake Charles Website, Maggie Taylor "...
From one of my favorite bloggers, comes an exceptionally well written post that I hope inspires Lake Charles area sellers to Listen to Your Realtor.  Please comment directly to Jane's blog.Following my plea to buyers not to throw their realtors to the sharks I think it only fitting to ask that se...
Attention, Lake Charles area buyers. This post is a reblog written by Ann O'Connell that I discovered as a result of a reblog (thanks Lottie Kendal). Ann's article is valid across the country, including the Lake Area. I am a do-it-myselfer.  I enjoy the challenge of fixing what's broken on my own...
Upcoming Exhibitions  at Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie TaylorSeptember 3 - October 23rd, 2010 Gallery Promenade September 24, 1010 Elliot Erwitt:  Dog Dogs October 8  - January 15, 2011 American Legacy: Our National Parks Novem...
I was thrilled to receive a call from a volunteer coordinator for the Audubon Society today. Seems that since the release of two different groups of Pelicans from Cameron over the last few weeks, they are now in need of people to help feed baby pelicans and to monitor birds that have received ba...
As the excitement grows over the grand opening of the promenade at the Lake Charles lakefront, I thought I'd provide some on-line resources about the Bord Du Lac pavilion near the civic center. Many a concert has been held in this outdoor venue which gives those in attendance a wonderful view of ...
Many think that Margaret Place Historical District simply amplifies the name of "Margaret Place," a subdivision recorded in 1912.  Since Margaret Place is the largest portion of the district, the district name makes sense.  But, to clarify, please know that there are actually 3 recorded subdivisi...
Sure, we have a new law in Louisiana that makes it illegal to text while driving.  But, is that enough? How about PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? Texting or tweeting...doesn't matter....if you are driving, you should not be doing ANYTHING that will distract you.  Thanks to Holly Witherwax for posting, "...

Mary Kay Hopkins

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Besides writing a bit about my listings and services, I enjoy sharing information about Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana, and The Margaret Place Historical District and general real estate.

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