Speaking of grand events, the annual DAR George Washington Ball at the Petroleum Club honored seven debutantes and eight young patriots. Beautiful debutantes included Audrey Elizabeth Billeaud, Margaret Lynette Crosby, Caitlin Michelle Haskell, Blanche Vest Hill, Andrea Claire Pinac, Elizabeth Ann Thomas and Sara Virginia Yongue. Decked out in white dresses, the ladies were stunning and had a wonderful time with all their classmates who turned out to congratulate them. Meanwhile, young patriots presented included Michael Thomas Amy, Jeffrey Damase Bye, Matthew Roy Coady, Ross Paul Eason, Stephen Theodore Hundley, Kyle Alexander Jones, Carmel Leo McElyea IV and William Parkerson Mills IV. The guys cleaned up well, too! Following the presentation was the traditional cutting of the ceremonial George Washington birthday cake. Rose Mary Hagood and compatriot James Henry Grace did the honors with commemorative swords.
A little less formal was a recent boating outing down the Bayou Teche. It was smooth sailing on the Beau RÃªve River Yacht at the Acadian Memorial Festival, as patrons took a lazy afternoon cruise down the bayou on Ray Pellerin's boat. Riders departed from New Iberia's Bouligny Plaza dock and headed to St. Martinville. Ray Trahan prepared the meal, with wine for sipping from Marcello's. It doesn't get much better than that!
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State Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, surprised few in the Hub City Wednesday afternoon when he made (semi) official what most of us have known for months: He is running to replace Joey Durel as city-parish president.
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Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction — who was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was a Republican again — is accusing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of using the black community for votes and providing nothing in return.
LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services.
Rachel Hector returns home to cultivate a generation of yoga instructors.
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U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs.
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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
A constellation of South Louisiana musical stars descends on Parc Sans Souci to honor an ailing David Egan.
INDStyle Awards 2014 was one for the books; the American Cancer Society took over The Victorian's big tent; and the battle of the sexes was alive and well for Walk a Runway's Christmas fundraiser.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra teams up with choreographer Clare Cook for a modern take on a Stravinsky classic.
Local food pantries begin seasonal drives
A girl's best fashion friend
Stage 4 vet takes on cancer and reminds us all what it really means to get involved.
Creative living flourishes at Downtown’s artist hub
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Bold looks for fall define INDStyle Awards 2014
Statement pieces for the season
The gents venture out
Project Front Yard has been launched to help us change our image and our habits.
Alleged victim is a Navy vet with brain trauma resulting from a car accident three decades ago.
Is Mary fading as Vitter solidifies his lock on the fourth floor?
Richard Buswell was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for his role in an investment scheme that defrauded his clients of more than $6 million.
The Latin Music Festival returns to Parc International this Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 10 p.m.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.