Today’s online version of The Independent features a new project. We partnered with UL’s Cinematic Arts Workshop to produce a short clip, “The Flower Ladies.” Award-winning cinematographer Allison Bohl joined me in a flower-filled field near Carencro to interview sisters Marilyn Arton and Susan Durio, who have a small business called Les Dames Des Fleurs. The pair offer their home grown cut flowers at the Oil Center Farmers Market on Saturdays, or make arrangements for small functions. You can watch the video by going to our website or right here:
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.