|Movies in the Parc guests enjoyed a surprise century birthday party recently at Parc International. Thanks to Home Bank, which was celebrating 100 years in business, guests in the park were treated to ice cream, cupcakes and balloons before the 7:30 p.m. showing of Bee Movie. Artist Adrian Fulton was on hand to capture the scene in an original portrait as a keepsake for the bank, and Mitchell Richard from MLR Magic created a 4-foot-tall balloon cake, balloon flowers and bumble bees for kids. Party Girl captured a quick photo of Helen Breaux, Claire Miciotto, Judy Briscoe, Georgette Miller, Nicole Theriot, Barbara Bordelon, Kathy Herter, Susan Allardyce and Sarah Oubre in front of the 4-foot balloon cake, which was surrounded by 500 cupcakes. (That’s the right place for Party Girl — next to the sweets!) And who says you can’t be a kid sometime, no matter what your age? I think Mike Breaux and Tré Leger had the best idea — flying their newly assembled Home Bank paper airplane. Home Bank paid for all the attendees’ admission that night with a donation to Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, which raises money for events like Downtown Alive and ArtWalk. “The party was a great way to celebrate our 100-year anniversary and include children in the fun,” said Assistant Vice President Judy Briscoe. “Movies in the Parc was the perfect place for our celebration.” Party Girl also had a blast at the Krewe of Bonaparte KreweFish Boil at Acadian Village. The krewe really needs to change the name from KreweFish to KreweFeast! The servings of crawfish (with corn and potatoes) were so large Party Girl almost needed a shopping cart to bring the tray to the table — luckily a couple of cute guys helped me. The buffet was almost a long as Piccadilly’s buffet. I’m always game for a feast and I had a hard time deciding what to try first: thick slices of roasted pork, chicken on a stick, dessert trays, fruit kabobs and much more. The beer boat in the middle of the pavilion was filled and re-filled with cold beer. The krewe was waiting for the boat to sink, but Party Girl noticed the beer never stayed long enough to fill the boat. Everything at this open-air event was perfect — the weather, music and dancing. Krewe of Bonaparte definitely likes to get down and party! Party On! — PG|
Artist Adrian Fulto
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Mike and Renee Cottom with Darren Guidry
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
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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.
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.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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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Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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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