Sometimes, being the girl about town does have its drawbacks; I had to curtail my party going at The Big Chill to make it over to another wonderful event. "Sippin' in the Sunset," a fund-raiser for the annual Festival of Light Christmas spectacular in the Oil Center. The event drew a fun-loving and festive crowd of 200-plus patrons to the Petroleum Club for live music and dancing. Good thing I decided against buying those Jimmy Choos after all ' I would have had blisters from dancing in new shoes all night. Fine foods were catered by the Petroleum Club as well as Oil Center restaurants like Antoni's, Blue Dog CafÃ©, Zeus and Popeyes. I nearly hurt myself on an out-of-this-world carrot soufflÃ© and left with a full stomach, tired feet and thoughts of sugar plums dancing in my head.
And even though you might not think it, Party Girl isn't always about partying. I recently attended a ceremony at the Children's Museum downtown to honor Mike Harson, district attorney for Acadia, Vermilion, and Lafayette parishes. Mike presented Marvita Hudson, director of administration of the Children's Museum of Acadiana, with a donation to the museum of funds raised through the 12th Annual Mike's Open Golf Tournament. The contribution will help support a variety of CMA programs and exhibits, starting with "Learn the Ropes," in celebration of the 250th birthday of the Marquis de La Fayette, followed by Kid's Alive in Parc Sans Souci in October, a series of fall courses in ham radio technology, and even an interactive exhibit featuring the art of Marc Chagall. The Children's Museum of Acadiana is a privately funded, nonprofit organization that I encourage everybody to help support. This wonderful place is filled with learning and exploration for kids. I'm even thinking about volunteering my own services, you know. Maybe teach a little science between luncheons and cocktail hour.
Party on! ' PG
A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.
See which events are taking place during INNOV8 Lafayette this Thursday.
It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of a House committee.
Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
Once again, Lafayette Parish School Board President Hunter Beasley is focused on an issue that has nothing to do with the educational well-being of our public school children.
Fashion and music make great bedfellows
Producers, manufacturers, restaurants and chefs host roundtable and tasting
After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, April 23, 2014:
Newsy bits for the whole fam
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.