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!
Party On! ' PG
State Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, surprised few in the Hub City Wednesday afternoon when he made (semi) official what most of us have known for months: He is running to replace Joey Durel as city-parish president.
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Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction — who was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was a Republican again — is accusing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of using the black community for votes and providing nothing in return.
LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services.
Rachel Hector returns home to cultivate a generation of yoga instructors.
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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
A constellation of South Louisiana musical stars descends on Parc Sans Souci to honor an ailing David Egan.
INDStyle Awards 2014 was one for the books; the American Cancer Society took over The Victorian's big tent; and the battle of the sexes was alive and well for Walk a Runway's Christmas fundraiser.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra teams up with choreographer Clare Cook for a modern take on a Stravinsky classic.
Local food pantries begin seasonal drives
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Stage 4 vet takes on cancer and reminds us all what it really means to get involved.
Creative living flourishes at Downtown’s artist hub
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Bold looks for fall define INDStyle Awards 2014
Statement pieces for the season
The gents venture out
Project Front Yard has been launched to help us change our image and our habits.
Alleged victim is a Navy vet with brain trauma resulting from a car accident three decades ago.
Is Mary fading as Vitter solidifies his lock on the fourth floor?
Richard Buswell was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for his role in an investment scheme that defrauded his clients of more than $6 million.
The Latin Music Festival returns to Parc International this Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 10 p.m.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.