"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
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.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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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.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
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.
WaPo Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies; Clintons stump for Dems; Liberians stranded and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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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.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
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.
Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.