Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Party Girl dropped by the Yarn Nook to check out its Community Projects Group, which knits helmet liners and gaiters for the military and chemo caps for cancer victims. This project started three years ago when a member’s son was deployed to Iraq and asked for 41 liners/gaiters for his fellow troops. Soon after, the generous ladies knitted 150 warmers for the brave soldiers. The group meets every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. alternating between the Yarn Nook in the Oil Center and Indulge in Parc Lafayette. New knitters are welcome. For more information, visit the website at yarnnook.com or call (337) 593-8558.
(1) Diane Gallagher (2) Diane Venable and Ami Peyton-Kleiner (3) Heather Long and Yarn Nook co-owner Suzette Bienvenu (4) Heather Long (5) Kathy Rea (6) Lisa Mayeux, Casey Albritton and Gail Zarosinski
Gourmands gathered at Cochon for its first boucherie of the restaurant’s exclusive Berkshire-Blue Butt hog. While sipping on Vermilion Sunset cocktails on the terrace and watching the actual sun set over the river, guests enjoyed appetizers made from the pig, including boudin, sausage and head cheese, followed by a family-style feast featuring the succulent roasted meat, home-style veggies and decadent chocolate chip bread pudding with whiskey sauce.
(7) Lee Anne and Robert Daigle, and Dr. Jennifer Hanby (8) Luke Tullos and Denny Culbert (9) chef Stephen Stryjewski plates the pork while chef Donald Link carves the pig (10) Susan and Louis Simon (11) guests get a lesson in carving (12) Cochon goes whole hog (13) chef Pat Mould (14) Link with roasting Berkshire-Blue Butt hog
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Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
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Three bedroom River Oaks traditional or three bedroom Country Estates traditional home
The feds converge on your office, seizing records on several employees as part of a pay-for-plea investigation. WWYD? If you’re Mike Harson, you give yourself a $12k raise.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he won't approve a Cameron Parish Police Jury resolution to hire outside attorneys for such a lawsuit until the resolution is amended. Caldwell's Sept. 15 letter says the resolution must make clear that those attorneys will represent the parish alone — not the state.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
It’s football season and after back-to-back winless weekends for the Saints and the Cajuns many citizens are finding it difficult to be civil much less happy. Well, chew on this.
Considering his repeated stays in the local penal system, David Narcisse Jr. should have known that having a semiautomatic shotgun, even one given to him by a friend, wasn’t the brightest of ideas.
A state district judge on Tuesday threw out a last-minute retirement hike lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent, ending a political firestorm over a pension boost passed without public scrutiny on the last day of the legislative session.
The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.
Michelle D. Lavergne, who worked for the Lafayette law office of L. Clayton Burgess for 13 years, faces up to 10 years in prison.
Sonnier, former media buyer and account exec at Sides, joins Acadian companies as marketing specialist; Maggard, who most recently worked for Potenza, joins Russo as director of media and PR.
New recreation/fitness trend taking over old Crazy Charlie’s on Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
An obvious follow-up question for any Republican politician who accuses Democrats of being science deniers is one about science, to which Jindal bobbed and weaved like a welterweight champ.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected to decide tonight (Tuesday) whether to go along with a proposal City-Parish President Joey Durel made in February’s State of the Parish Address and consolidate taxes for mosquito control and the parish health units into a broader tax program that would also cover animal control.
Jeff Gremillion delivers a touching eulogy, capturing the essence of his longtime friend.
U.S. District Judge Richard Haik has dismissed Greg Davis’ lawsuit against the LPSB, yet in his ruling, the federal judge doesn’t bite his tongue in pointing out the "threat" being posed by certain board members.
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Four bedroom Broussard Acadian or four bedroom Lafayette French home
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Of all the political offices being contested throughout Lafayette Parish, the race for Broussard’s top police post has literally become one of the most heated.
A state district judge is deciding whether to issue an injunction against the enforcement of a last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent.
A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October.
That fact that New Orleans led both games in the final 10 seconds of regulation, and lost each by a field goal or less, is of little solace.
The superintendent will make another go at getting a budget passed for the already commenced fiscal year as the LPSB is slated to meet tonight on the eve of the state’s budget adoption deadline.
A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand.
It seeks an investigation into a $100,000 fund transfer from Vitter's federal campaign account to an independent PAC supporting Vitter's 2015 candidacy for governor.
Landrieu has acknowledged that she improperly billed her Senate office for nearly $43,000 in charter costs that should have been paid from her campaign account.