LEF gathered the ReProm court at the home of Olivia and Jady Regard for a social as the organization nears its signature fundraiser. LEF chose 18 Lafayette movers and shakers (including the IND’s own Laura Ketteringham) for ReProm court. Each member is tasked with garnering votes (a dollar a vote) leading up to the April 12 prom where a king and queen will be crowned. LEF funds a bevy of programs in Lafayette Parish Schools as well as the annual Teacher Awards. The Regards played host with delish eats, cool drinks and, of course, a few pecans.
1 — Etienna Wright, Jady Regard and Kimberly Wooten 2 — Crystall Coroy, Stacy Ste. Marie and Sharon and Jeff Landry 3 — Ashley Knezek and Liz Webb Hebert 4 — Elena Arcoa and Ryan Paul Pecoraro 5 — Sara Zuschlag and Moon Chang 6 — Britanny Broussard, Elizabeth Hesterly and Jeremy Broussard
The term ‘ladies who lunch’ felt too tame for the festive crowd of hat-wearing symphony supporters who filled City Club for the annual Mad Hatters luncheon and style show. Symphony maven Jenny Krueger led the charge of St. Patty’s Day brilliant green in an emerald silky top and pencil skirt. Her feather-decked demure little hat was one half of the spectrum of head wear with the other including tremendous broad brimmed toppers like the one Jan Williams rocked (with a fabulous black veil) and the one we spotted on Moon Chang.
1 — Kay Kirsopp Redman, Veronica Rodrigue and Susan Arterburn 2 — Adrienne Doucet and Anne-Marie Cart 3 — Cameron Forman and Debbie Mills 4 — Carrie Kehrer, Susan Guidry and Debra Smith 5 — Laura Myers and Jan Williams 6 — Jocelyn Shamburger and Sandra Lousteau
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NOV 21 Bobby Jindal is headed to Iowa again, the Des Moines Register reports here. The paper outlines what's going on with Bobby's non-campaign for president, and there's a lot of stuff here -- too bad none of it sounds like somebody running Louisiana. Hey, wasn't that the job he wanted?
NOV 21 The end of the term has come for the grand jury investigating a lucrative Medicaid contract and a former state health official's ties to the company that won it, the Advocate reports here, but that doesn't mean the investigation into this stinkiness is over. There are still some things to look into, the lead prosecutor says.
NOV 21 With the passage of two amendments to Louisiana's much-amended constitution (it has been amended almost 200 times now) higher education has an even bigger target on its collective back, columnist Jim Beam opines in this post. Higher ed used to share the spotlight with health care, but that has changed, he says.
NOV 21 Here's a weird one: The Louisiana Cannabis Industry Association has endorsed Bill Cassidy for the U.S. Senate. Apparently, Mary Landrieu said she wouldn't consider support of medical marijuana but Cassidy said he would, WWL reports here.
NOV 21 Solange Knowles, possibly best-known for assaulting her brother-in-law in an elevator while wearing an ugly dress after the Met Ball, got married in the Marigny Opera House this past weekend, the New York Times reports here. Knowles, who has a house in the Faubourg Marigny district and owns a boutique in the Quarter, married Alan Ferguson.
NOV 21 This post on the Fuel Fix blog outlines a $1.4 billion move announced this week by the Apache Corp. that includes the sale of assets in south Louisiana. The company's interests in more than 90,000 acres in south Louisiana are some of the assets being sold, the post reports.
NOV 21 One (possible) positive from Hurricane Katrina is a comprehensive zoning ordinance for New Orleans. Nine years later, we're getting closer to that being finalized, but the current version has some problems. Here's the latest in a series of posts on The Lens in which residents give their views of the draft; this one is more amusing than most.
NOV 21 The new NOLA smoking ordinance is going to harsh your (nicotine) buzz, man. This post on Gambit outlines the high (or low, as the case may be) points: it includes electronic cigarettes and hookahs in its bans; eliminates smoking within 25 feet of any building's public entrance and in any public space - or near any public space - operated by the city.
NOV 20 Politico reports here that Bobby Jindal won't be kept out of the presidential race by anyone else's candidacy. (If he's running, which he's not, 'cause he's not done prayin' on it) So he's not interested in who is running, or what the polls say, or how much money he's got? K.
NOV 20 NOLA Defender's Tiny Daiquiri has a little fun with Bobby Jindal's Meet the Press appearance in this post. Bobby is still prayin' on whether or not he'll run for the job he's been running for over the past three years, Tiny says.
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