Party Girl had to hurry and change out of her little black dress into her teeny bikini, because right after the Heart Ball there was a moonlit swimming party at City Club in River Ranch that I just had to attend. I love late night pool parties during our hot summers! “An Evening in Paradise” was the theme of this friendly gathering, hosted by Grace Leleux and Amber Shulaw. The pool and bar were transformed into a tropical vision; adding to the ambiance were lights in the palm trees, multi color leis and fruity cocktails complete with umbrellas. There was also some nice eye candy for Party Girl to look at, as shirtless guys dressed up as Chippendale dancers helped keep the party lively. There was lots of drinking, some dancing, and a little bit of swimming, but everyone had a ton of fun! Needless to say, after a couple of pina coladas (not to mention the wine from the Heart Ball) and such an eventful night, Party Girl was partied out for the evening and finally headed home. Until the next party that is!
|Curtis Roy and Sharon Moss||Blake and Jenny Bourque|
|Dr. Mitchell and Barbara Lirtzman||Auctioneer Al Lopez accepts a bid for a hunting trip|
|Bud and Loretta Barrow||Kit and Bob Davis|
|Butch and Karen Wyble||Hostesses Grace Leleux and Amber Shulaw surrounded by their “Chippendales”|
|Peyton Enlow, Liz Guidry and Dennis Duhon||Matt Mejer, Alaina Favaloro, Sarah Breaux and Brooke Garber|
|Robert DeBlois, Toby Blanchard, Katrina Broussard and Ben Dixon||Dusti Carpenter, Edgar Judice and Lindsey Hebert|
|Charlie Hunter and Rachel Capritto|
On a sparkling Saturday night during the beginning of June, the American Heart Association hosted the 2009 Lafayette Heart Ball at the Crowne Plaza. This year’s festivities, named “Cuisine du Coeur,” hosted Chef John Folse as he provided the attendees with a cooking demonstration of yummy southern cuisine that is still good for your heart. Dr. Mitchell and Barbara Lirtzman were the chairs of the event, and it kicked off with a VIP cocktail party graciously sponsored by MidSouth Bank that included a cookbook signing by Chef Folse and wine tasting from Philippe’s Wine Cellar. Party Girl had to try some of the delicious wine, but only for the cardiovascular benefits, of course. There was also a live auction that included trips, jewelry and artwork. Al Lopez served as auctioneer, keeping the crowd entertained. The night was an extremely successful one, and all the monies raised will go to national and local funding efforts of the American Heart Association, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
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:
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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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.
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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.