Saint Street Inn celebrated its one-year anniversary with a packed house. Along with performances from Cavemen, Dear States and Brother Dege, the Inn served up pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and jambalaya; drinks included housemade margaritas in classic or kiwi and a Caribbean concoction named Planter’s Punch. Festivities lasted well into the night with revelers spilling into the street and neighboring yards.
Fashionistas gathered at Hemline Aug. 23 to celebrate five years of fabulous threads with owner Muffy LeBlanc. Muffy and crew entertained supporters of the River Ranch store to the beat of DJ Andres as style mavens sipped cool cocktails and munched on macaroons of Hemline’s signature lavender-hue.
The American Cancer Society held its annual Black and White Gala at the Acadiana Center for the Arts to honor Spirit of Hope award winners and raise money for “a world free of cancer.” The gala included food from a dozen local restaurants, live and silent auctions and live music from Dr. Jazz. Honorary chairs Allyson Pharr and Craig Ortego hosted the awards ceremony and recognized Spirit of Hope award winners Diane Meaux Broussard, Dr. Luis Meza, Linda Rose and Ike Sagrera.
Lafayette Art Association & Gallery honored award winners of its Eye of the Beholder annual open competition at a packed reception. The gallery showcased the works of local artists including photographs, paintings, glass etching, sculpture and pottery, which are available for sale at LAA.
1) Paula and Tim Brasseaux
2) Gerard Bonnet and Jason Thomas
3) Daniel Smith, Brian Malnes and Jim Coby
4) Mary and Katie Tutwiler
5) The Cavemen
6) James Houston and Nicole Touchet
7) Laura Gandy and Micky Lopez
8) Jesse Guidry and Rachel Nederveld
9) Cecily Mitchell and Tom Jennings
10) Ethan Brasseaux, Frank Novak and
11) Lynn Nash, Laura Fink and Lane Wiley
12) Lana Roark and Andrew Ermon
13) Tony Bonomolo and Mary Arton
14) Regina Sullivan, Neil Gresham and
15) Lauren May and Mike McArtor
16) Mia Robinson, Stephanie Theriot, Cassie Fountain and Muffy LeBlanc
17) Caitland Sullivan, Kirstin Gidman, Natalie Dejean and Heidi Hodgson
18) Brandon Barrett and Rhonda Abshire
19) Rachel Dugas and Chandelle Rougeou
20) Kristina Suire and Thomas Gotte
21) Sarah Lalande, Alaina Favaloro and
22) Ramie LeBlanc and Lacey McCoy
23) Cassandra Rushing and TJ Colom
24) Dr. Jazz trombonist Eddie Russo and trumpet player Dr. Russell Steele
25) Allyson and Tiger Pharr
26) Rick Rowan and Rose Hoffman-Cormier
27) Paloma Reyes, April Revels, Stacy Domingue and Nagmeh Baity
28) Andre Guillory, Rick Rowan, Jeannine LaFrance and Jason Guilbeau
29) CB and Anissa Talley
30) Victoria Flores and Mary Hanchey
31) Katie Marino and Amanda Bedgood
32) Sandra LeBlanc and Daphney Fontenot
33) Brandi Rineholt and Kristie Lencon
34) Tricia Broussard, Cathy Miller and
35) Brandon Cormier, Elizabeth “Zob” Plessala and David Munnerlyn
36) Laura Ketteringham and Kiki Frayard
37) Sandy Kilgore, Bonnie Tharp and
38) Tosha Meaux, Julie Faciane, Chanel Broussard and Kati Williamson
39) Emily Neustrom, Jeanne Arceneaux and Christina Hurley
40) Suzanne Fogle, Lauren Fogle and
41) Kelly Guidry, Robin Hebert and
42) Sherrie and Walter Campbell
43) Mallory Broussard and Darren Scott
44) Diana McCormick
45) Allyson Pharr and Craig Ortego
46) State Rep. Vincent Pierre, Dr. Maitland Deland and Dr. Ammar Morad
47) Nikki Tonore, Carla Levers, Caitland Sullivan and Shelley Sullivan
48) Carla Levers and J.D. Morein
49) Carla Levers and Brandon Levers with “Leila in Lace”
50) Pat Sofer, Stefani Griechen and
51) Pat Sofer with “Among the Ferns”
52) Lou Ann Gerard and Christian Hayward
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The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
Our View: It’s reasonable, temporary and invests in Lafayette’s future.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
Three bedroom in Port Barre or two bedroom in Opelousas
US cities bidding on Olympics; Guard prevents more Ferguson riots; storm threatens travel and more national and international news for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
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The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
Bar Code is not a gay bar.
After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
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