Everyone knows the most important meal of the day is breakfast, and Van Eaton & Romero staff and agents started the day on the right foot recently with an appreciation breakfast hosted by IberiaBank's mortgage loan department. Ã la carte's spread hit the spot, while James Montelero thanked the Van Eaton crowd for the long hours they've put in lately to accommodate Lafayette's influx of people from New Orleans and surrounding areas. Hardworking staff included Dee Daigle, Judy Guidry, Nell Johnson, Jennifer Lee, Dewitt David and Pat Brenham.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra had something to celebrate during its Overture in Black and White party at the home of Jeanie and Pete Rush. The fÃªte celebrated ASO's Artchestra fundraising project, which features painted violins by local artists. The elegant Rush home was the perfect setting for the black-tie event, and the project, which has been done in other cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, lasts through the spring when the violins will be auctioned off.
And the Lafayette Parish Bar Association kicked off the official opening of court with its annual Red Mass. Local attorneys and members of the association celebrated at St. John Cathedral, and the day's activities also included a luncheon at the City Club at River Ranch and ceremony at the 15th Judicial District Court introducing more than 30 new attorneys. Guest speaker for the ceremony, Don Washington, explained that the Red Mass fall tradition dates back to the days when all courts closed during the summer. Ah, the days of lounging around all summer â?¦ But now Party Girl encourages everyone to get outside and celebrate the end of summer and start of fall!
Party On! ' PG
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Oscar de la Renta dies; Pistorius sentenced; World Series begins and more national and international news for Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
We will be offering our recommendations on the constitutional amendments tomorrow.
Three bedroom in Lawtell or two bedroom in Rayne
Fall's new darling
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill.
White registration is down by 7,700 voters while black registration has shot up by 7,100 voters.
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
It wasn’t the historic slashes to higher ed funding or the ensuing tuition spikes that recently had LSU’s student body and faculty riled up in collective outrage.
"I feel it is appropriate to speak up when there are topics that are being bandied about with little or no factual data to back them."
Will $400 be enough for the re-election campaign of LPSB's Hunter Beasley to overcome two years of holding our school system hostage and hurting the education of our children all because of a personal dislike of the superintendent?
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game.
Two bedroom cottage in Lafayette or three bedroom traditional in Erath
Gulf Brew ready threads
Lawmakers have sidestepped a decision on whether they accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration that the state closed last year's books with a nearly $179 million surplus.
Coming off the high of a fourth quarter comeback against Tampa Bay and a helpful bye week, linebacker Junior Galette sees a real turnaround coming for New Orleans' struggling defense.
Former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party's most popular surrogate this fall, is heading to Louisiana early next week for a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Time and again you hear people say DA Mike Harson is unbeatable because he's doled out political favors over the past 20 years. But a new lawsuit could end that speculation.
We welcome nominations from readers and leaders throughout the business community in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Ebola is kind of terrifying if you watch too much Fox News and CNN. Especially Fox, which makes everything look terrifying because, well, War on Christmas and Obama and all.
Local developer’s Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.
One bedroom townhouse or two bedroom townhouse in Lafayette
Hit the barre for a good cause
Whatever district you are in, please do your research. Find out what the schools need in order to teach. Better yet, ask your child’s teacher. They know!
Get your groove on with two free concerts in Downtown Lafayette Friday, both at Parc Sans Souci.
After the season's signature win (so far), here are some helpful tips for Cajun Nation during the conference stretch.