Speaking of busy, Foster Marketing celebrated 25 years of achievement with a party last month. Grand Contemporary Art Gallery was the setting for the silver celebration, with friends, clients and the Foster "family," including Denise Foster Whited, George Foster, Dena Foster, Bonnie Foster and Luke Whited. What happens when that many Fosters get together? A party of course!
Also getting together to welcome a family member to town from California were Alida Anthony and friends, in honor of nephew Patrick Fitzgerald's visit to Lafayette. Patrick invented AmberWatch, the newest, cool safety watch on the market, and friends stopped by to congratulate him. Patrick Wilder also came in from California, Mary Glass traveled from Mississippi, and local Ashleigh Anthony, Alida's daughter, stopped in as well. Not just for kids, the watch is perfect for women joggers and seniors and is available exclusively at C'est Toi and Wal-Mart, and Toys R Us will also be carrying it soon. Ex-Green Bay Packers football player Patrick is a dead ringer for Arnold Schwarzenegger, y'all! Of course, the buff bod and tan help.
The Acadiana Restaurant Association also had some partying to do at Doe's Eat Place in honor of its Restaurateur of the Year for 2004. Drumroll, please! The award went to Nash Barreca Jr. of Nash's in Broussard. If y'all have ever eaten at Nash's, you know he deserves it! Not only does Nash's have some wonderful food (try the Creole-style seafood gumbo), but the atmosphere makes you want to sit at a window table all afternoon. Other honors went to Frank Elder of the Steamboat Warehouse in Washington as Restaurateur Partner of the Year, Leonard Louvierre of Zea as Active Member of the Year, Dr. Linda Vincent Broussard for Distinguished Service and John O'Reilly of Glazer's as Associate Member of the Year. And Don's Seafood Hut was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations! Party Girl appreciates all the good meals.
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School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
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JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
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Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
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