A Victorian cottage with gingerbread detail and a minature kitchen was donated by Kid's Nest, a Duson company that designs custom playhouses and outbuildings and will be raffled off during Saturday's event. Leading up to the raffle, there's a silent auction for three other kid-sized dwellings. One is the Craftsman bungalow designed by MBSB architecture group. The second is the Green-House, a contemporary play space built of recycled lumber, giant bamboo benches and a peek-a-boo climbing wall designed and built by the UL Lafayette School of Architecture and Design and the International Design Clinic. And Fido would love the doghouse designed by Firefly Digital.
Bids will be accepted by mail, fax and phone through April 7, and funds go toward the training of volunteers who work with grieving children in the program. Currently 64 children are enrolled with Healing House, and there are 20 kids on a waiting list, says program Director Heather Blanchard.
The Project Playhouse fundraiser is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the parking lot of Lafayette General Surgery Center on Pinhook Road. For more information or to place a bid, contact the Healing House at 234-0443, or view the houses at www.acadianasold.com.
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry.
Holiday party with style
Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
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