|Amy Werner and Caroline Elmore||Jeff, Caroline and Jan Elmore|
|Melissa Curry and Jan Elmore||Jeff and Jan Elmore|
|Bridgitte Quebedeaux, Melissa Curry, Jan Elmore and Louise Lambert||Jan Elmore and Michele Ezell|
|Her Saints themed cake||Batter up!|
|Becky Morvant and Trish Trahan||(front) Taylor Broussard and John Morvant and Amber Laviolette and Jason Willis|
|Kat and Valerie Varino||Nancy and Kenneth Henke|
|The new turf||Todd Melancon and Shari Dronet|
Jan Elmore was checking into the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans with her mom and sister Super Bowl weekend, preparing for a nice birthday with her family while her husband Jeff went to the big game in Miami. Little did she know, Jeff hadn’t gone to Miami at all and was about to surprise her in the lobby of the hotel with their children. Also, upstairs in a suite were Jan’s close friends ready to surprise her even further with a 40th birthday party! The group had dinner at Domenica, the latest endeavor of internationally acclaimed chef John Besh, before heading out to the party in the French Quarter until the wee hours of the morning. While many of the partygoers moseyed on home the next morning to be back in Lafayette to watch the Super Bowl, Jan and Jeff stayed in New Orleans to partake in the now legendary festivities.
The cold weather could not keep Party Girl away from the first UL baseball game of the season! Besides, I couldn’t wait to get a glimpse of the new artificial turf they installed on the field. Blanket in tow, I joined 2,605 fans as we packed Moore field to watch UL play Nicholls State in the season opener. We did not leave disappointed, as the Cajuns made us proud by playing an amazing game. Jordan Poirrier’s double in the eighth inning was the beginning of five runs that put the Cajuns over the top, leading them to a 6-2 win over Nicholls. The Cajuns won the Saturday and Sunday games as well, giving them a three-game sweep against the Colonels and a great start to the season.
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.