The Preservation Alliance of Lafayette honored late architect A. Hays Town with a party at Iberia Bank's Oil Center branch Oct. 15. The location was fitting, as A. Hays Town designed the bank building, and a trolley took guests along oak-shaded streets to view several of the architect's homes around Girard Park. A quick stop at the UL Lafayette Alumni Center was a special treat, as the building is the architect's first residential design and one he considered his finest work. Back at the bank, refreshments from Ã la carte were served, and the lobby was decorated with posters of the eight properties on the tour. The alliance works to preserve and celebrate historic homes around town, in addition to keeping the memory of A. Hays Town alive. Kudos to Jeff Larcade and Judi Gunn for an elegant event!
In the birthday arena, Coury Moss' 30th birthday fÃªte might be one of the most talked-about parties of the month. Held at the fancy vault at the Acadiana Center for the Arts downtown, the party combined good food, friends and art. Coury's girlfriend, Sarah James, helped bring everything together, gathering about 60 guests and an array of food from Zea, Poseidon's, Cedar Grocery and a special cake from Anjo's. DJ Super Dave and DJ Johnny Cage kept the party going and got Sharon Moss and Curtis Roy out on the dancefloor. And guests were invited to tour the center and view the Greatest Album Covers That Never Were exhibit, in addition to making some art of their own on a collage wall-hanging they gave to Coury after the party. "All in all, the party was a success with a capital 'S,'" says Sarah James. And yes, y'all, the vault is available for rent!
Lastly, the Junior League of Lafayette celebrated the release of its new cookbook, Something to Talk About, last week at Ã la carte. And people were talking, about the book's beautiful photographs and scrumptious recipes. It's designed as menus for special occasions, so pick up a copy for your next tailgating party, bridal party or the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays. Your guests will be talking!
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
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The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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