City Club at River Ranch was packed to capacity for the premier Village of Hope Dinner benefitting the SOLT Kobonal Haiti Mission. Chef John Folse cooked up a fantastic meal, including tomato basil bisque, turban of trout, beef tenderloin and doberge. The Rev. Glenn Meaux’s SOLT Kobonal Haiti Mission, in partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach, presented the fabulous event, which raised more than $230,000 to help build houses in Haiti.
Families and friends celebrated City Club's 10th anniversary with Family Fun Day in the grill and bar, gym and Town Square. Threatening weather moved all kids’ activities to the gym indoors, which didn’t deter the youngsters from FunJumping, playing games, watching videos and munching on frosty sno cones and hot popcorn. Both children and adults enjoyed the delicious barbecue sausage, boudin, ribs and sides while listening to live music.
(1)David Strother and Susan Daigle (2) Hank and Debbie Perret (3) Hope Hebert, the Rev. Glenn Meaux, Molly Mouton and Boni Ritter (4) Judy and Elliott Boullion and Judge Francie and Dr. Ken Boullion (5) Jim Cavnar, Veria Samaroo, André and Charlene Miller, the Rev. Glenn Meaux, Boni Ritter and Tyron Picard
(6) Aiden Doré, Boni Ritter, Ava Doré (little girl), and Erin Doré (7) Ava Doré (8) Chris and Terry Scott and Stacey Pearson (9) Dale Miniex and Teri Stelly (10) Lorna Newbery, Madison Newbery and Tim Gaffga (11) Mary Beth Langlinais and James Lawrence (12) (back row) Matt and Caroline McConnell and Emily McConnell with Lillith McConnell and Camille McConnell (13) Teri Stelly and Mary Beth Langlinais (14) Teri Stelly, Brad Rieck, Angela Becnel, John Panaro and Lisa Hanchey
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market.
Three bedroom cottage or three bedroom ranch
Sheer lace perfection
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.
State education officials are preparing to release performance scores for public schools and public school districts.
Saints coach Sean Payton is starting a new week by emphasizing, repeatedly, the many good things he noticed during New Orleans' latest loss.
We will be offering our recommendations on the constitutional amendments tomorrow.
Three bedroom in Lawtell or two bedroom in Rayne
Fall's new darling
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill.
White registration is down by 7,700 voters while black registration has shot up by 7,100 voters.
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
It wasn’t the historic slashes to higher ed funding or the ensuing tuition spikes that recently had LSU’s student body and faculty riled up in collective outrage.
"I feel it is appropriate to speak up when there are topics that are being bandied about with little or no factual data to back them."
Will $400 be enough for the re-election campaign of LPSB's Hunter Beasley to overcome two years of holding our school system hostage and hurting the education of our children all because of a personal dislike of the superintendent?
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game.