After evading angry customers since late 2010, Rene and Nina Ward of W. Home Furnishings have packed up and left town. They still insist a buyer will take over their defunct River Ranch store and make good on its debts. By Heather Miller
The Ragin’ Cajuns open their 2011 football season at Oklahoma State, a foe that came to Cajun Field 25 years ago for one of the most memorable, gut-wrenching games in Cajun history. Looking forward, we look back. By John Mikell
Wortman Pottery is at once fine, fanciful and functional, drawing inspiration from earth and sea. By Anna Purdy
The path to Emily and David Wortman’s home is named Potters Road. It’s not a coincidence.
Open seven days a week, the Wortman Pottery showroom is a promenade of pottery, all beautiful and all original, handcrafted and worked over the wheel by David, with Emily carefully structuring the details.
THE SON IS UP Lafayette’s rising Creole prodigy Cedric Watson and his laudable Creole, Cajun and zydeco ensemble Bijou Creole are ready for the reinstatement of the Cajun/Zydeco category at next year’s Grammys with the release of Cedric’s first self-produced album, Le Soleil Est Levé.
LITE was packed to capacity for the Business After Hours kickoff celebration of Leadership Lafayette’s 25th Anniversary hosted by the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. The Leadership Lafayette and Lafayette Junior Leadership programs boast more than 1,000 graduates and have empowered participants in leadership development. Leadership alumni and well-wishers enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and beverages at the lively monthly gathering for Lafayette’s bustling business community.
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.