There is nothing that Party Girl loves more than everyone getting together for a good cause on a beautiful day. Katie Nicholson, a Lafayette kindergarten teacher, was injured a few weeks ago in a gym accident and suffered major facial trauma as well as the loss of her right eye. So her dear friends immediately formed a posse dubbed “Team Katie,” and quickly put together “Katie’s Wonder Walk” to help out their best buddy. Over 400 people came out to Girard Park to support Katie in her path to recovery. The Saintsations were there to cheer on Katie’s determination, and UFC fighter Tim Credeur was also there signing autographs. After a heartfelt speech to all the people who came out to help, Katie led the way as everyone walked the 1.25 miles behind her, a beautiful visual of the community’s support. After the walk, everyone enjoyed music, food and dancing while celebrating the courageous and inspiring spirit of this true “Wonder Woman!”
|Peggy Kraus, Susan Woollen||Kay Laviolette, Brenda Pontiff, Paula Goodman|
|Flip-flops decorated with “XX” to symbolize Xanadu's 20th anniversary!||Debbie DeGravelle, Aimee Trahan, Kathy Piccione, Brenda Smith|
|Debbie Sonnier, Katie Bergeron, Lisa Boudreaux (Queen Xanadu XX), Cathy Guidry, Barbara Mallette||Julie McNally, Stephanie McDaniel, Michele Landry, and Paulette Blanchet
|Sarah Nicholson and Zoie Nicholson||Susan Langston, Katie Nicholson and Blaise Begnaud|
|The Wonder Woman herself, Katie Nicholson||Team Katie: Kim Hebert, Brittany Breaux, Amanda Johnson Conques, Sarah O’Meara Bergeron, Devaney Diamond, Mamie Fredrick Credeur, Hollie Citron, Erin Stutes Soignier, Michelle Courville, Abby Meaux, Katie Nicholson, Mia Melancon Boudreaux, Lindsay Peltier Vella, and Brooke Cappell|
|Katie Nicholson and the Saintsations||The Team Katie Men: Jared Conques, Jeremy Johnson, Katie Nicholson, Brent Bergeron, Stephen Landry|
The Krewe of Xanadu recently held a fall social in preparation for its 2010 ball, and to get everyone together for some fun. With a “Sangria and Sandals” theme, it was appropriately held at Guamas restaurant downtown. New members were warmly welcomed by the seasoned veterans with colorful sombreros, which they happily sported. Adding to their festive look were personally designed flip-flops in all different colors and designs that the talented Krewe members made themselves! There was lots of pink, of course, as it is Xanadu’s signature color, and double Xs in honor of Xanadu’s 20-year anniversary.
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:
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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.
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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.