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
newsy bits for the fam
Festival International de Louisiane is right around the corner — April 23-27 — and IND Monthly’s second annual Fest fIND contest is along for the ride.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The perfect color for Easter Sunday
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
Egg-citing ideas for sharing at family gatherings
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
Louisiana-Lafayette got strong starting pitching and timely hitting to hold off Arkansas-Little Rock 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference baseball in Lafayette, La.
The life and legacy of Dave Perkins will be commemorated with a special INDesign Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2014 event on April 24.
Easy crafts in time for Easter
The Cane Fire Film Series presents “The Great Flood” on Monday, April 14, at the AcA.