Not to be outdone, The Gachassin Law Firm yet again sponsored the annual Silver Bell Soiree, benefiting the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic. This sparkling event on the evening of Dec. 6 was held at the Petroleum Club. Hundreds of participants enjoyed the silver-lined ceiling and Christmas decorations along with musical entertainment by the St. Cecilia Children's Bell Choir and harpist Bette Vidrine. As the evening progressed, high heels were kicked off and hair came down while dancing to the sounds of the Robbie Bush Band. I guess living in south Louisiana rubs off on even the most hardened lawyers and doctors. And Party Girl loved to see such a long list of sponsors support the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic's efforts to bring health care to the working uninsured of our community. Kudos to Lou Patin for organizing the live auction, which included an adorable puppy that went to a loving new home.
From live puppies to painted ones: Blue Dog CafÃ©'s signature woofer would have howled in approval as guests at the United Way Leadership Givers Gala wolfed down the cafÃ©'s graciously donated nibbles. This year's "evening of appreciation" was held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the lakeside home of Dr. Jeff and Angie Laborde. The involvement of this special group of donors helps assure that United Way can fund crisis and prevention services. I was extremely impressed with these folks' caring and generosity and hope that more and more people in our community will join United Way in its quest to improve people's lives. I left the party reminded of the Christmas spirit of giving ' and still hoping I might get that pair of black sling backs I want for Christmas!
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
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The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.