Festival International is still looking for volunteers. A volunteer orientation will be held today at The Ballroom (417 Jefferson Street) in downtown Lafayette from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. At the orientation, volunteers will learn about all of the opportunities associated with Festival International (April 22 – 26). A free official volunteer T-Shirt and other exclusive Festival International merchandise will be available for preview. For more information, call Adrienne Stewart, Festival International marketing coordinator at (337) 232-8086 or
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.