Lafayette is among cities being targeted for 2009 expansion
teams by the National Women’s Football Association. In a recent press release
sent out to local media, league founder and CEO Catherine Masters, states, "We have quite a few teams within hours
of Lafayette and feel that a team in that area would fit in nicely with our
existing teams. We have found over the past seven seasons that smaller markets
seem to do exceptionally well both in player, fan and sponsorship interest.” Current NWFA
teams in the region include the New Orleans Blaze, the Austin Outlaws, the
Houston Cyclones, and the Gulf Coast Hurricanes, based in Mobile, Ala.
Launched in 2000, the NWFA is a full contact American football league exclusively for women. The NWFA will kick off its 8th season this year on April 29 with 35 teams from across the country. The league
has added 13 teams in the past 6 months. For more information on the National
Women’s Football Association, visit its Web site at WomensFootballCentral.com. Interested
players, coaches and potential owners are asked to call the NWFA's office at
(615) 860-4084 or email
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.