Party Girl missed a wonderful evening at Lucky Mud Pottery ' wine, food and fun, Party Girl's top three obsessions. Despite the rainy day weather conditions, 200 people joined the celebration on Leonie Street. "It was an evening of fun and friends, art and soul," says owner Lori Sibley. Congratulations to Lucky Mud Pottery and owners Lori and husband Kenneth Bouy for four years in business and a new location. And while we all know how important location is for a business, for Party Girl, where's there's art, people and food, location really doesn't matter. Not only did Party Girl find out Lucky Mud Pottery offer classes and ceramic supplies, but the studio also has a wide variety of sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, iron and wood furniture. With Christmas around the corner and Party Girl's wish list growing (who better than me to buy what I really want for Christmas), this will be another place to shop this season.
For Party Girl, late summer has been exciting, with lots of shopping, launch parties and learning about community outreach groups such as the Cajun Invasion. It is Louisiana's first cancer survivor dragon boat team, which is operated exclusively for charitable purposes that focus on educating and counseling breast cancer survivors and their families. (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.) Nine members of the "Cajun Invasion" participated in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 9, and won the first place trophy in the Breast Cancer Survivor category. "Our team members are comprised of breast cancer survivors and supporters of breast cancer, which just about includes all of us here on earth," says team member Neppie Landry. "We are paddling for a cure. We are here to awaken the dragon from within ourselves regardless of age or athletic ability." In October the local team will again show its Cajun spirit when it joins Susan B. Koemen Race for the Cure teams in Houston for another competition. Good luck team! A rumor is circulating that Cajun Invasion is lobbying to add this kind of event to the Miles Perret Cancer Center's Games of Acadiana. Now that would be a blast. I'll keep you posted.
Party On! - PG
A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
The magazine's senior football writer also predicts a break-out year for Saints fourth-year running back Mark Ingram.
New Iberia colonial or Broussard traditional home
The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
Fiery style for game day
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. But, officials say the reports they're seeking will help state biologists monitor the distribution of the prawns and determine the possible presence of spawning populations.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
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Google vs. Amazon in drone race; more deaths in Syria; Russia escalates Ukraine conflict and more national and international news for Friday, August 29, 2014.
High-profile criminal defense attorney Daniel Stanford awaits his fate in the Curious Goods conspiracy trial.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is set to put the kibosh on the legal ownership of monkeys trained to help the disabled, and the agency wants to know what you think.
A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.
Three bedroom Port Barre cottage or three bedroom historic district Opelousas home
No laboring for shoppers this holiday
It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a South Louisiana flood board that is suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court.
Republican presidential prospects Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are planning to speak at an Iowa Christian conservative event in September.
The attention surrounding Victor White III has spiked with the release of last week’s autopsy report, which has raised a number of serious questions about the night of his death and has put the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under an increased wave of scrutiny as more national media outlets are jumping on the story, most recently seen on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
Three bedroom traditional or two bedroom Victorian cottage