Last week, New Iberia celebrated the birthday of a centenarian. Georgiana Marks celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday. This week, Max Derouen, also of New Iberia, turns 182. That is, in dog years. The 26 year old terrier-cross, born in 1983, has a birth certificate proving his longevity, lodged in the files of Robichaux Veterinary Clinic in New Iberia. His owner Janelle Derouen is currently awaiting confirmation from the Guiness Book of World Records that Max qualifies as the oldest dog in the world. Is the Bayou Teche the long-sought fountain of youth? Maybe not.The secret of longevity, says Janelle Derouen, is that Max is a very, very laid back dog.
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.