Speaking of dogs on parade, Steve Schneider and Cynthia Breaux's canines enjoyed the Scott Mardi Gras parade almost as much as their guests. The parade passes right in front of his old home on Delhomme Avenue and Steve's been hosting a parade party for at least five years. It started out with just him, his lawn chair, ice chest and a guitar but has since evolved into lots of friends, several tables of food and a musicians' jam in the living room. "I enjoy watching everyone have a good time and opening up my home for friends to enjoy as their own," says Steve. "A nice mix of artists, musicians and creative spirits makes it fun." Party Girl enjoyed some gumbo and jambalaya with Don Brasseaux and Mary Miller and did a little toe tappin' to some music by Philip Gould, Anne and Curtis Darrah, Gene Billedeaux and Steve and his brother Phil. Party Girl can't wait to return next year.
While it's easy to get wrapped up in all the Mardi Gras festivities, Party Girl still remembered to mark her calendar with all of the other exciting events and parties coming up. The Heart Association recently announced at a kick-off party at Bailey's that its Jewels of the Heart gala will be held April 2. The black-tie optional event will include the theme "An Enchanted Evening in Paradise." While lounging in the tropics, guests will be able to bid on items during a silent auction, enjoy some cocktails and a live auction with "King Rob." A highlight of the event will be a custom piece of jewelry by William S. Nacol, designed just for the gala. And this just in, Lafayette Animal Aid is planning a Chocolate Festival event in April. It's going to be a busy spring!
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Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.