|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.
Congratulations to Stella Theriot and seven friends who will enjoy a private dinner hosted by INDEats and EatLafayette
The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will be asked to sign off on an agreement between UL Lafayette and Lafayette Consolidated Government that would expand mass transit opportunities for UL students by adding five additional buses to its shuttle run between Cajun Field and campus.
Four bedroom traditional or three bedroom French home
Louisiana's high school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams.
The hip little River Ranch shop will open in the Acadiana Center for the Arts in time for the September ArtWalk.
Hot prints and cool wolves
The Alabama game is sold out but tickets for all other homes games can be purchased online at www.LSUtix.net.
Among the one-percenters nationally, Louisiana's fattest cat is a relative pauper.
The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in Louisiana could have "potential negative ramifications."
Many laws are minor, though some impact health care options, change educational programs and reach into people's everyday activities.
Responding to Tuesday’s federal appeals court decision to save Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, Esquire magazine profiles the unique story behind one of the doctors working at the clinic in Jackson.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette’s first-ever Whole Foods Market will open its doors in September.
In reacting to the recently resurrected allegations of sexual abuse among local clergy, is the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette maintaining its old stance of protecting their own?
Louisiana's annual state sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday.
Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
Breakfast favorites served on a bubbly crust pair with a crisp salad
NJ lady beats Donald Trump; Israel calls up more troops; border hearings accelerated and more national and international news for Thursday, July 31, 2014.
State Rep. Lenar Whitney — one of a handful of Republican candidates vying for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional district — has been described by Cook Political Report analyst David Wasserman as one of the most “frightening or fact-averse candidate[s]” he’s ever met following her reaction to an interview last week.
West coast casual
Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase.
Four bedroom traditional Youngsville home or three bedroom traditional Broussard home
On Tuesday, a three judge panel (voting two to one) of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Mississippi’s controversial law requiring that physicians who perform abortions maintain admitting privileges in a nearby hospital.
Safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday for the first time since his signing in March.
Sentencing has been delayed for a businessman who provided key testimony in the corruption case that resulted in the conviction of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
The spectre of priest sex abuse has returned to haunt the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette following the recent release of an investigative report by Minnesota Public Radio, revealing new allegations of another child predator hiding behind the clerical collar.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
A ballpark snack topped with BBQ meat can be found cruising town on a food truck
"Although the administration is moving forward with climate change regulations at home, we don't consider how policy decisions in the United States impact greenhouse gas emissions in other parts of the world," says Roger Martella, the former general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush.