It's not quite holiday time yet, but the Junior League is gearing up for its September Tinsel & Treasures event. The sponsor party last week at Ã la carte kicked off a series of events leading up to the big show and celebrated all the sponsors who help make the four-day shopping event possible. Linda Lemoine Bordelon, Gail Romero, Richard Tanory, Glenn Pritchard, Annette Myers, Ann Knight and Pat Olson were thanked for their contributions. In addition to Ã la carte's scrumptious seafood spread of crab dip, marinated crab claws and shrimp pasta, martinis and cosmos were served in hip cobalt blue glasses. Party Girl was impressed! There was also a buzz in the air over the annual automobile raffle; this year, it's a candy apple-red Dodge Durango. Pick up your tickets at the first Downtown Alive! Sept. 9 or the UL game on Sept. 17, and mark your calendar for T&T's Preview Party Sept. 21. Party Girl can hardly wait!
The grand opening of United Way of Acadiana's new office in the old Schilling Distribution facility was also quite exciting. President Margaret Trahan says the new building is special, because it's United Way's first permanent home. We all know how hard moving is! Margaret looked elegant in a white suit and was her usual energetic self, welcoming Herb and Renee Schilling, Scott Schilling, Kenny Hix, Joey Durel, Robert Torian, Jerry Greig, Donna Landry, Nancy Van Eaton, Bruce Conque and Mike Barras. In addition to cutting the ribbon, the event recognized this year's Pacesetter companies, who've pledged to raise $1 million in one month. And Herbert Schilling was presented with a football autographed by Jake Delhomme, Kevin Faulk, Ricky Bustle and the entire United Way board. "The place was packed," says Marketing Director Jeremy Broussard. "We had a great turnout."
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September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
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