Natchitoches en Natchitoches touts its free wi-fi as a boost to Front Street businesses The hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights in Natchitoches were turned off yesterday, but the free wi-fi stayed on.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce officially announced free high-speed wireless access along Front Street and the Riverbank with the start of its Christmas Festival in November. It’s been testing its wireless broadband since spring. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:37:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 51523 at Natchitoches To Get A Bead Town Makeover <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>Two million Mardi Gras beads.<p>That’s how many individual beads it will take to create a mosaic mural of Natchitoches’ historic Front Street. Artist Stephan Wagner, a native of Hamburg, Germany, is bringing his Bead Town Louisiana project to Natchitoches for a six-month residency to create a 48-foot illuminated mural commemorating the city’s upcoming tri-centennial. It’s slated to be finished in December. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 37473 at