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
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, April 21, 2014:
Monday's Blogs from the Bog!
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.