Well, planning a surprise party can sometimes be a task, especially in bad weather when the birthday girl doesn't want to leave the house. In the case of Deidre Cormier, her friends had to tell a small white lie to get her to Pat's Downtown Feb. 18. Mandy and David Girouard, Amanda Forness and Mike Rayburn planned the surprise for three of their old friends, Deidre, Melody Langlinais and Scott Gammel. "They couldn't get me there cause the weather was so funky," says Deidre. "They told me it was a surprise party for Mel. I went over there thinking it was for Mel, and it was for all three of us." With Pat's Downtown all to themselves, the birthday girls and boy partied the night away with a DJ, food prepared by Deidre's mom and Pat's and all of their friends in attendance.
Lafayette's kickoff Mardi Gras parade, the Rio Parada by the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio, was a huge hit, despite the cold weather. The krewe's brand spanking new, decked out floats delighted even the most seasoned Mardi Gras goers, in addition to colorful costumes, great music and of course creative throws. Party Girl's favorite was appropriately the Party Pit float, with throws fit for a Brazilian queen.
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As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
NOLA Bowl ready prints