Live and play. That’s what we know Lafayette is good at, and now, so does National Geographic Adventure . The September issue has an article titled “Where to Live and Play: the fifty next great adventure towns.” Lafayette ranks among the up and coming 50 as the best place in the south central region for paddlers--as in canoeing. Here’s the citation:
"Crawfish boils are always a social affair. And lately so are kayaking and backpacking forays into Acadiana Cajun-Creole country, courtesy of Pack & Paddle. The city is booming with jobs too; it’s one of the few in Louisiana with population growth. Cruise the Atchafalaya Basin bayous and chow down on crawfish. Population: 114,214. Median home price: $171,900."
Some other towns that made the cut: Hood River, Oregon; Malibu, California; Ogden, Utah, Missoula, Montana; San Antonio, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Boston, Massachusetts and Islamorada, Florida.
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.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.