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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While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana's midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.
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Gideon’s Promise lauds G. Paul Marx’s work to improve the quality of indigent defense and helps train five new public defenders.
The Tea Party of Louisiana is calling Sen. David Vitter a “turncoat” for his newfound embrace of Common Core educational standards.
AG says 50-year-old Terry Francis Savoy sold fraudulent Workers Compensation and Employers Liability insurance policies throughout the state.
An annual report evaluating Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization of Medicaid lacked important financial information and presented rosy performance reviews not corroborated by data, according to a review released Monday.
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