There is a new group in town that Party Girl just had to be part of. The 705 is an organization of 18 to 40-year-olds with the mission to motivate young people to become civic leaders. Well, maybe I'm not quite cut out to be a civic leader, but that's not going to stop me from trying. And leadership minded or not, these young professionals know how to throw a party. The 705 launch event on Oct. 17 at Grant Street Dancehall was living proof that you can be serious about community and be just as serious about getting down (now they're talking my language). More than 100 members of this group talked, enjoyed drinks and boogied to live music by Louisiana Red. The emerging community leaders that make up the 705 have created this organization in collaboration with United Way of Acadiana. The 705 made a great impression on me, and I left feeling very motivated to reach out and contribute my share to community service.
Of course name dropping is a big part of my job, and it's important to get them right, so deepest apologies to Frankie and Charon Harris for the typo in Charon's name last week. Look forward to seeing y'all again soon at another fabulous party in town!
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 Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry
Holiday party with style
Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
Let ’em know and you could win a $250 night out.
Paul’s customer giveaway named
Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
Appropriate for the season of giving, exhibit features behind-the-scenes images of beloved icon.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
If all 44 projects are approved, about $300 million would remain in the fund set up as a down payment to help the Gulf.
Last week, the Saints gave up 429 yards to Seattle, second most in a game this season.
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