|The Leadership Lafayette Alumni Association held its annual meeting and summer social on Wednesday, July 16 at La Fonda Restaurant. Graduates from 20 Leadership Lafayette classes and members from the current Class XXI enjoyed food and fellowship at the social. Additionally, the Leadership Lafayette Alumni Association’s Chairwoman, Angela Morrison, presented Dr. Jay Culotta, Chairman of Lafayette Junior Leadership, with a $1,000 scholarship check for Lafayette Junior Leadership program. Leadership Lafayette is a leadership development program, sponsored by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, designed to encourage new, energetic and innovative leaders to approach complex community issues with in-depth analysis. The socials aren’t bad either. Party Girl may put in her application for the 2009 class; I heard the chamber still has spots available.
Party Girl attended Visions Art Gallery & Studio’s mid-summer art reception featuring the works of Brittany Montgomery and sculptors J.P. Dumas and Aimee Morvant. Also showing were works by Louise Guidry, Gert Kilchrist, Jane Riviere, Deborah Norsworthy, Norma Thompson and June Aycock. Did you know Brittany Montgomery is the grand-daughter of Fred and Jeannie Daspit and that she had a sell-out show? After realizing that the art was selling like hot-cakes, I had the sudden urge to buy a few pieces of my own. Luckily around the time I was about to purchase another work of art, I realized I was over my budget. I have to keep mad-cash on hand; the tipsy taxi isn’t free. The next artist reception will be Sept. 20, so mark your calendars!
Party On! — PG
Kally Seré, Aimeé Landry and Babette Werner
Kenny Toups, Melanie Martin and Peter Strawitz
Fina Knezek and Jeanette Alcon
Jeff Johnson, Babette Werner, Joe Zanco and Josh Chamblin
Brittany Montgomery, Jeannie and Fred Daspit
Lafayette native artist Rick Begneaud shines at AcA
Business organizations opposed the proposal, saying it would lead to job losses and higher prices for goods and services.
An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.
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OK, so they’re bentgrass, the type used on golf course greens. But grass is grass.
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The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill Wednesday, despite opponents who argued it would shut down the storefront lenders.
A measure to allow the state to implement its own, less stringent plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions unanimously passed the Senate.
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Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
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After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
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Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.