CafÃ© Des Amis in Breaux Bridge held another hugely successful art opening last week, exhibiting Janie Bayard's Watersheds & Kaleidoscopes. Janie did have some of her signature painted tapestries, but the new work features round colorful pieces resembling kaleidoscopes. "It was quite a crowd, with delicious food and wine," says Bayard. In addition to friend Clarisse Moroux, guests included Kendall and Vergie Banks, Virginia Younge, Judy Wade and Virginia Stuller. If you missed the opening, Janie's work will be up at the cafÃ© through Oct. 23.
Speaking of the elegant Virginia Stuller, the head of Stuller Settings' South Sea pearl division has been out and about lately. She attended the official visit from Jean-David Levitte, ambassador of France to the United States, at City Hall last Friday. The ambassador announced more than $14 million in hurricane aid from French companies, as well as plans for a relief fundraiser on Nov. 1 at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. Levitte earned even more applause from the crowd, including Philippe Gustin, Jody Nederveld, David Goodwyn, Joe Bourque and Monique Thierry, when the ambassador pledged his full support of Lafayette's celebration of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette, planned for 2007. More news of hurricane efforts came when Virginia ran into Raymond Duplessis, a customer who was part of a delegation visiting from Bouctouche, New Brunswick. His group brought an 18-wheeler full of supplies to its twin city of St. Martinville. Hats off to you, Raymond!
Party On! ' PG
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.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
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.