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
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.
His company bankrupt and being liquidated, the Lafayette businessman’s financial troubles are mounting.
Jefferson Street Pub continues its generous tradition with its 4th Annual Festival Preview Party this Thursday featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard has moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area.
Legislators still must leave their guns at the door of the Louisiana Capitol.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Sen. Fred Mills may have an "R" behind his name, but his actions in the Louisiana Legislature transcend the established boundaries of his party.
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law Tuesday.
The Louisiana Senate sided with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the oil industry Tuesday, agreeing to void a lawsuit that a south Louisiana flood board filed against more than 90 oil and gas companies for coastal damage.
Pop-up dinner of chef Justin Girouard’s creations reflect farming traditions
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
newsy bits for the fam
Festival International de Louisiane is right around the corner — April 23-27 — and IND Monthly’s second annual Fest fIND contest is along for the ride.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The perfect color for Easter Sunday
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
Egg-citing ideas for sharing at family gatherings
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.