The UL and TV-3 communities came together at the home of Adam Lemoine to give Candice and Lewis Gale a grand sendoff to Utah. The bottom floor of the home was transformed into "gale-atoire's Bar & Bistro," while the upstairs became "ULL Uptown Lounge," in memory of Lewis' post at the business college (ULL doubled as an acronym for "U Leavin' Lafayette"). "We wanted to have a casual party with a Cajun flair," says Valerie Keller, co-host with Adam and Sam and Ellen Wright. "They had been packing for weeks and were hitting the road within 48 hours of the party. We wanted this to be their last hurrah." Many UL folks turned out to say goodbye, and the KATC crew showed up after the 10 p.m. newscast. Good luck Lewis and Candice, and I hope you'll be back to visit!
Some Lafayette folks headed to New Orleans for the opening of Elemore Morgan Jr.'s and Debbie Fleming Caffery's exhibits at Arthur Roger Gallery. Elemore's beautiful Louisiana landscape paintings hang alongside Debbie's photographs documenting the state's sugar cane industry and will be up through July 23. Several locals turned out to visit with the two great artists, including Debbie's father Judge Robert Fleming, Elemore's right-hand man Lee Ray J. LeBoeuf, Tommy Hebert, Herman Mhire and Cordell Dartez and his family. Michael Lyle, who was in town from California, attended with his sister Jackie and Conrad Comeaux. Cajun band Jonno & Bayou DeVille set the mood for the opening, playing twin fiddles and bass in one of the gallery's huge picture windows. Party Girl recommends making the drive, and while you're there, check out local exhibits at the Ogden. You can even treat yourself to some Tsunami sushi at the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge on the way.
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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.