LSU's No. 1 fan, Don Long, isn't one to rest on his laurels. The 73 year-old Lafayette resident, known as "Dandy Don," has long endeared himself to fellow Tiger fans with his comprehensive Web site, dandydon.com, that feeds the insatiable appetite for LSU sports info. On Wednesday, Dandy Don launched a new and improved site with even more data. The site now has added game schedules and rosters for all five major sports as well as a football depth chart alongside to complement the daily blog and other popular features like its list of Louisiana's top high school football prospects. Readers will immediately notice the site's cleaner look and new menu-based navigation that allows you to more easily peruse the 40 + pages.
For more on Dandy Don, read The Independent Weekly's 2006 profile, "Fever Pitch."
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.
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.