Almost everyone in Lafayette has had a Judice Inn burger at least once, and for many of us a trip to the quaint hamburger stand is a weekly event. Nearly every Saturday afternoon Party Girl goes there to get her favorite — a cheeseburger with grilled onions and extra “sauce.” But tantalizing our palates for the last 63 years isn’t all that the Judice family is known for. It has also contributed an abundance of time and money to the community, especially to UL Lafayette. At UL’s annual Spring Gala, the family got the recognition it deserves by being honored by the fundraising event. Held at the beautiful Alumni Center, the gala was a blowout success with lots of money raised for UL and for the upkeep of the center. Robert Harris did an amazing job as auctioneer for the live auction, where attendees fought over the likes of pearl necklaces and Saints tickets in a suite on the 50-yard line.
The theme was “Retro Groove” as Lafayette Education Foundation presented ReProm 2010 at River Oaks to raise funds in support of excellence in education in Lafayette Parish schools. ReProm allows guests the opportunity to relive or re-create their high school prom while raising funds to help students achieve academic goals. While some guests sported afros and go-go boots, others opted for the classic tux or modern gown. ReProm’s court has a much more important purpose than the traditional high school crowning: It’s a group of community-minded residents diverse in age, occupation and interests. The community participated by donating dollars for the LEF ReProm 2010 king and queen. Each dollar equaled one vote, and this year the winners were King Kim Veillon and Queen Ruth Moncus. The court raised more than $84,000 in voting proceeds.
|Anne and David Calhoun||Amanda Gary, Aaron Judice, Chris Orillion and Nick Judice|
|Melissa and Jimmy White,
and Pat and Ray Simon
|Dr. Joseph Savoie, and Sylvia and Steve Oats|
|Nathan Krenbiel, Brannon Topey
and Nick Judice
|Elisabeth Arnold, and Jennifer and Nick LeMeunier|
|Kathy David, Dave and JoAnn
Judice George, and Lynda Judice
|Michael and Maureen Judice|
|Jackie Hill and Claiborne Self||Tina and Jude Broussard|
|Greg Guidry and Nanette Heggie||Queen Ruth Moncus and King Kim Veillon|
|2009 ReProm King Floyd Degueyter||Tom Leblanc, Anna Motty, Thomas and Garnette LeMaire,
Bart and Elizabeth Bernard, and Peggy and Gene Fortier
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.
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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.
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.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.