"The event's tremendous success is credited to the overwhelming support and enthusiasm of the sponsors, volunteers, artists, chefs, as well as the Outreach Center shelter residents, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes in preparation," says Valerie Keller, CEO of Acadiana Outreach Center. Party Girl was told planning is already under way for Palates & PatÃ© 2007 to be held in early November. Mark it down with a big P, as Palates & Pate is quite a sight to see. (Don't you love my alliteration and rhymes?)
Linda Kidd and Melanie Goudelocke hosted a holiday brunch buffet in Linda's lovely River Ranch home recently. The tables were set with Fitz & Floyd and graceful towering taper candles all under the watchful gaze of Kidd's impressive collection of nutcrackers. Guests feasted on tea sandwiches, cruditÃ©s, baked brie, crawfish Ã©touffÃ©e (courtesy of Linda's mother Marlene Domingue) and Linda's own fabulous crab dip (PG wants that recipe ' a lighter version of the Cajun classic). Among the friends who enjoyed sharing stories of family and holiday travel plans were Colleen McDaniel, Janie Bayard, Kathy Randol and Mary Anne Diel. Thanks, Linda and Mel, for an all-to-brief respite from the holiday shopping frenzy!
The gathering that got the biggest buzz during this holiday season had nothing to do with Christmas. It was, of course, The 'No Party Party' fund raiser for City-Parish President Joey Durel at Glenn and Dana Armentor's Greenbrier home, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Shuttles ferried guests from parking spots around the neighborhood throughout the evening, and the final count was well north of 500. Durel wore a tie with both red and blue stripes. "And you'll notice that the stripes are all the same size," quipped Armentor in his introduction of the mayor. Sen. David Vitter and Rep. Charles Boustany both made the historic scene along with a dozen other local elected officials, including Sheriff Mike Neustrom and District Attorney Mike Harson. Taking a cue from the polite political company, even Dana's cockatoo Bianca was on her best behavior!
Party On! ' PG
Low heels, high style
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The vibe of the tribe done modern
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.