No license is required for residential projects, but entries for all commercial projects require a Louisiana license. Complete details are included on the entry forms.
Winning projects will be announced in The Independent on Wednesday, April 15, and profiled in a cover story April 29. The awards will be presented as part of the 2009 Smart Growth Lecture on April 30 at The City Club. Charleston, S.C., Mayor Joe Riley will be the keynote speaker at the event. Under Riley’s leadership, Charleston has become recognized as one of the most livable and progressive cities in the U.S.
Tickets for the luncheon are $35 per person or $300 for a sponsored table for eight.
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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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.