Wine was the theme for the American Diabetes Association's annual Savory Sojourn. Ã la carte was the setting for the wine tasting, and Party Girl's tastebuds were going wild! The mood was filled with adventure and romance as guests embarked on a vicarious tour of wine country, guided by representatives from at least 10 wineries. Different wines were paired with food prepared by Acadiana's award-winning chefs, and the event was a huge success, grossing more than $40,000. Party Girl raises her wine glass to the organizers and also to Lafayette businessman Harold Abdalla who was honored for his support of the Diabetes Association for more than 15 years. Harold's parents Herbert and Evelina and his sister Barbara and her husband Tom Black came out to support him.
Party Girl also raised her champagne flute recently to toast Louisiana Crossroad's 50th show celebration at Vermilionville. The event brought together the music series' longtime supporters like Don Begneaud, Gerald Breaux, Brent and Tammy Henley and Dave Spizale, as well as Acadiana Arts Council staffers. LC Director Todd Mouton outdid himself again with the spring's series, which recently wrapped up with The Wayfaring Strangers and UL Lafayette Wind Ensemble. What a treat! The 50th show was March 23, where Scott Ainslie returned with Glenis Redmond for a wonderful night of blues, performance poetry and conversation. Ainslie's blues show in the Arts Council's old ArtHouse is what inspired the whole LC series, so it was only appropriate that he perform for this great occasion. And everyone in the house agreed that LC alum Linda Handelsman's amazing gourmet cakes were to die for! On to 100 shows!
Party On! ' PG
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
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
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.
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