A first for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was its new annual community service social. With the theme "A Mid Summer Night's Dream," the social was held July 29 at Ã la carte, and its purpose was twofold. The sorority thanked its Lafayette area supporters and sponsors who help make all AKA community service events possible, and the group also asked guests to bring one book as their admission fee. As a result, AKA collected more than 100 books, which will be donated to Evangeline Elementary, their adopted school for the year.
And at Doe's Eat Place, it was an all-out party for the first anniversary, complete with complimentary champagne and birthday cake in the bar. A cover band provided the tunes and kept guests, like Flo Meadows, Aileen Bennett and Sean Ryder, Al Lopez and Arlene Leblanc, celebrating for quite a while. Henry and Kimberly Schuler Florsheim, along with Robin Chapman and Steven Hebert, pulled right up to the bar, ensuring Doe's had a proper birthday. And owner Barr Brown and manager Holly Rabalais were all smiles at the success of their restaurant venture!
Party On! ' PG
The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority voted Tuesday to authorize two lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A long night on the field in Seattle got even worse off of it, and now the Saints are operating on a compressed time-frame as they brace for surging Carolina with first place in the NFC South at stake.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 04, 2013:
Public school letter grades, teacher evaluations and student promotion won't be affected by Louisiana's shift to more rigorous educational standards for two years, the state's top school board decided Tuesday.
Vitter told The Associated Press that he is sending an email to supporters Wednesday and is in discussions with his family about the possibility.
President of The Lemoine Company and chairman of the nonprofit overseeing the conversion of the Horse Farm property into Lafayette’s central park will be profiled in the December-January issue.
Leadership Institute of Acadiana and the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced the newly-selected Leadership Lafayette class for 2014.
A new statewide poll released before the holiday break shows U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie atop a gubernatorial field dominated by Republicans.
Margaret Trahan elected to serve on UW Worldwide's National Professional Council, and Bryant DeLoach joins MidSouth Bank as commercial lender in Lafayette.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a judge must reconsider BP PLC’s arguments that the settlement shouldn’t compensate businesses if their losses can’t be directly traced to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
The Ragin' Cajuns go for New Orleans Bowl three-peat, this time against the Tulane Green Wave, which is making its first postseason appearance since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002.
Louisiana has joined four other states in filing a so-called “friend of the court” brief in support of Mississippi’s lawsuit against the federal government over new flood insurance rates set to go into effect.
Kerry Wayne Bertrand was charged Monday for the alleged killing of his stepdaughter, Skylar Lee Credeur, a UL Lafayette chemistry major found dead in the bathtub of her family home in August.
Half of voters surveyed think the coastal damages lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies should continue.
Cooking from the Heart book signing tour hosted at Barnes & Noble
Accepting the inevitable
Style hits for game day
The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans.
Louisiana's state school board is considering a two-year delay for some consequences tied to the phase-in of more rigorous educational standards, called Common Core, at public schools.
The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims increased to 2,854 from the previous week's total of 2,363. Initial claims were above the comparable week a year earlier at 2,705.