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!
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Lafayette native artist Rick Begneaud shines at AcA
Business organizations opposed the proposal, saying it would lead to job losses and higher prices for goods and services.
An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.
New York Times poll shows Obama, Jindal have identical approval and disapproval ratings in the state.
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OK, so they’re bentgrass, the type used on golf course greens. But grass is grass.
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The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill Wednesday, despite opponents who argued it would shut down the storefront lenders.
A measure to allow the state to implement its own, less stringent plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions unanimously passed the Senate.
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It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of a House committee.
Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
Once again, Lafayette Parish School Board President Hunter Beasley is focused on an issue that has nothing to do with the educational well-being of our public school children.
Fashion and music make great bedfellows
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After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
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