Independent Weekly Associate Publisher Odie Terry was among the winners named at last night’s awards dinner for the Acadiana Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association. Terry took home the 2008 Associate Member of the Year award for his longtime service to the association.
Also earning honors at the dinner were Kathy Randol Stokley of a la Carte, 2008 Active Member of the Year; Chef Jude Tauzin of Village Café in River Ranch, 2008 Restaurateur of the Year; and 2008 Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Langlinais of Langlinais Bakery.
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.