Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Artist Lue Svendson coaxed renowned Provincetown, Mass., painter Lawrence Young to come down to Breaux Bridge to display his oil in wax paintings at her Rue du Pont gallery.
Crimson-swathed ladies and well-dressed gentlemen packed the Lafayette Hilton for the 2012 Go Red for Women Luncheon. Participants in the Personally Fit Challenge were recognized by challenge leader Dawn Foreman, and The Independent presented challenger Theresa Thurston, the “Most Inspirational” to this year’s participants, with a red enamel jewelry box from Vivian Alexander.
Wonderful wine from Philippe’s Wine Cellar got participants in a spirited mood for their free screenings at the Wine and Wellness Event at the CIS Opelousas Clinic. Attendees got screenings for ankle brachial index and BMI testing. CIS’s knowledgeable docs were on hand to answer questions.
(1) Sarah and Dan Spiller Jr. (2) Bill Schulenberg, Ann Halphen and Katy Svendson (3) Lawrence Young and Lue Svendson (4) Lawrence Young
(5) Sharon Moss, Dawn Foreman and Bonnie Robert Will (6) Crystall Young and Vanessa Vicari (7) Mrs. Louisiana Darcee Bex and Miss Black Louisiana USA Ashley Hebert (8) David Callecod, Daryl Cetnar, Charlotte Beadles and Brooke Doucet (9) Lisa Hanchey and Theresa Thurston (10) Challenge finishers Wendi Welsh, Karen Rider, Nichole DeLine and Theresa Thurston (11) Chantelle Cormier, Doreen Hollier and Keely Oleske
(12) Debbie Tucker and Marlene Eisner (13) CIS staff with Dr. Jay Venkat (left) and Dr. Kalyan Veerina (right) (14) Dr. Jay Venkat, Jeanelle F. Lalonde and Shalana Green (15) (seated) Jeanelle Lalonde, Gloria Pellerin and Barbara Nugent; (standing) Lorita Fontenot and Harold LeJeune
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
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Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.