Providing freshly baked European breads, pastries and sandwiches for three years called for a celebration, and Party Girl was first in line for this taste of Europe right here in Lafayette. Euro Breads & Pastries celebrated its 3rd anniversary on Sept. 9, with candy, face painting and balloons for the children and special deals just for the grown-ups. Among the loyal customers present at the all-day event were John Stansbury, Linda Landry, Rich Oglesby, Charlie Gleason, Linda Longoria, Jaime Brashier, Peggy Aucoin, Merlin Donato, Jennifer Pritchett and Henry Gillett — the beloved animal care specialist at Gloria Switch Vet Clinic. New customers like Tennielle Thibodeaux of SLEMCO also came over to congratulate bakery owners Ingrid and Peter Czichomski. Ten raffle prizes were won, and the little ones also took special delight in the balloon crowns and free toffee lollipops from Sweden. Euro Breads & Pastries offers the best bratwurst sandwiches in town, so be sure to check out this locally-owned north Lafayette bakery, located at 201-D W. Gloria Switch Road (behind the DMV, after the SHELL station) or visit it at www.eurobreads.net.
Party Girl does not like to take sides in politics (at least not in print!), but since I am a girl and all, I can change my mind at any time and make an exception when a woman has a shot at becoming the first female chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Now that’s impressive. Should she retain her seat this fall, Supreme Court Justice Kitty Kimball will replace Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero Jr., who retires at the end of the year. So I headed out to the City Club at River Ranch recently to shake hands with the Supreme Court justice, and I gotta say she’s pretty impressive. And from the looks of the money raised, she’s rather popular in the legal and business community here. Lafayette attorneys/community leaders Frank Neuner and Jim Roy and about 13 other co-hosts organized the event for Kimball, who is from Pointe Coupee Parish. Looks like 2008 is a big year for women in politics, and after meeting Justice Kimball (who is so much more impressive than that other woman running for one of the highest offices in the land) I’m thinking about running myself.
Party On! — PG
Annie Spiering and Ingrid Czichomski
Jennifer Pritchett and her son McAllister
Frank and Tracy Neuner, Clyde and Justice Kitty Kimball, Jim and Ginger Roy
Jeff Coreil and Gibson Laborde
Pete and Jeanie Rush with Triston Knoll
Margaret Swords and Jerry McKernan
Gretchen and Chris Vincent and Sharon and Jeff Landry
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.