|Wolfe Washauer (groom to be) and Kate Miciotto (bride to be)||Nicole Angers, Kristen Miciotto and Kate Miciotto|
|Nicole Angers, Crystal Miciotto and Susan Miciotto
||Nicole Angers, Charlie Babineaux, Emily Babineaux, Katy Fremin and Blair Saviore Saulnier (back row) Elizabeth Lane, Kendall Etier|
|Matt Duplechain, Melissa Duplechain, Susan Duplechain
and Sylvia Washauer
|Jay Webre, Neal Onebane, Donna Onebane and Sid Webre|
|Jill Holder, Kate Miciotto, Binks Miciotto and Wolfe Washauer||Sarah West, Janie Campbell, Sharon Moss, Denise Castille
|Flo Meadows||AHA’s Laura Broussard and Sharon Moss announce the raffle winners|
|Carolina Cruz-Neira, Amanda Easley, Flo Meadows, Sandy Chalmers, Nanette Heggie, Dioselin Gonzalez and Molly Mouton||Chasity Hooks, winner of one of the shopping basket raffles
The always elegant Petroleum Club was the scene for a recent engagement party hosted by Ellis and Donna Rohrberger, Brother and Catherine Abdalla, Bobby and Ann Butcher, Ralph and Cheri Kraft, Frank and Tracy Neuner, Neal and Donna Onebane, Robert and Blaire Cabes, Douglas and Susie Golf, Donald and Barbara McCrory and Jean Golf. The party was in honor of Kate Miciotto and Wolfe Washauer, who are to be married on August 21 in Carmel, Calif. Carmel is known for its natural coastal beauty and breathtaking scenery, and has always been a favorite spot of the couple. The parents of the bride are Binks and Susan Miciotto, and the parents of the groom are Mark and Lynn Washauer and David and Janet Affolter. The bride is from Lafayette and the groom is from Baton Rouge, where the couple currently resides.
Go Red For Women is a movement formed by the American Heart Association to empower and educate women about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of our lovely ladies. A luncheon was held in honor of this noble cause at the Lafayette Hilton May 7. Sponsors included Lafayette General Medical Center, AT&T, UBS, Carolyn French, Our Lady of Lourdes, United Health Care, Acadian Ambulance, Flex Med Inc., 2000 Health Foundation, and Heart Hospital of Lafayette. Beautiful women wore their finest red clothing as they were informed about the importance of cardiovascular health and even given a scrumptious heart friendly lunch. Making the event even happier was the fact that 10 women took the Go Red for Women Personally Fit Challenge over the previous three months (the program was tracked monthly by The Independent Weekly) and emerged victorious. Losing a total of 121.5 pounds and 163 inches, these fantastic femmes gave hope to other women that they too can lower their risks of heart disease.
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.
The must have pieces this season
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.