The third annual Ride for Autism featured hats of a different sort. The two-day motorcycle poker run held in March included more than 200 helmeted riders, making the trip from Lafayette to Natchez, Miss. Don Royer says the event was a tremendous success, despite less-than-perfect weather. All of the proceeds ' more than $1,200 ' were donated to Project Independence, dedicated to raising awareness and helping families living with autism. This year's honorary grand marshall was sports model Jennifer Scott, who flew in from California thanks to Southwest Airlines. Of course, she fell in love with the Cajun ' and biker ' lifestyle. Party Girl hears she'll be back for the 2007 ride. Riders gathered at the brand-new Iron Horse Motor Sports Bar and Grill in Scott after the event for some cold beer and camaraderie. "Thanks to the citizens of Acadiana for making Jennifer welcome and showing her such an amazing time," says Royer.
Just when you think 307 Downtown can't possibly take on another project or expand further, the club is now featuring "Intimate Evenings with," early and late shows showcasing local performers, complete with seating, meet-and-greet opportunities and no smoking. "Intimate Evenings" kicked off with Dr. John April 1, and both the early and late shows sold out in no time. The early, more intimate, show was limited to 100 fans and featured reserved parking and cocktail service. That's Party Girl's kind of concert. But if you're up for dancing, then the late show was a better bet. 307 Downtown owner Robert Guercio promises more intimate evenings are in the works. Stay tuned!
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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
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
NOLA Bowl ready prints