Louisiana Honor Air is seeking World War II veterans for its final three flights to Washington, DC this fall on September 26th, October 10th and the 24th out of New Orleans. Honor Air is a nonprofit founded with the mission of providing every WWII veteran, who is physically able to travel, a free trip to view the World War II Memorial for the first time. Honor Air also is seeking guardians, or volunteers, who pay a $500 fee for the trip.
Space is limited so anyone interested should sign up now. To register as a vet or guardian go to www.louisianahonorair.com. Registering is not a commitment to go but you must register to get in the database.
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.