Guests gathered at the Wine Loft in River Ranch to welcome Oncologics Inc.’s newest radiation oncologist, Dr. Angela H. Wortham. A New Orleans native, Wortham just arrived in Lafayette after completing her residency at the State University of New York in Brooklyn. Her escort was Rameses Sroufe of Washington, D.C. During the reception, guests noshed on the superb appetizers created by Wine Loft’s General Manager Russ Romero, including Beef Wellington over brie in puff pastry and scallops en brochette. Greeting the new doc were members of the Cajun Invasion dragon boat racing team Delores Blair and Nancy Duhon, along with M. Maitland DeLand, Mark Ackal, Jeanette Alcon, Carol McManus, and Drs. Alan Appley, Reatha Williams and Kelly Cahill.
Daynese and Randy Haynie’s antebellum home was the site for the welcoming party honoring AT&T Louisiana’s new president, Sonia Perez. Hosting the event were Linda and Clay Allen, Donna Byrne, Greg and Donna Davis, Bill and Ann Fenstermaker, Manny and Lucinda Gonzales, Gregg and Alisa Gothreaux, Ryan Haynie and Richard and Elaine Zuschlag. Perez looked stunning in an elegant gold-flecked suit as she visited with Lafayette’s movers and shakers. While guests flocked to meet the former Texan and share some Cajun hospitality, servers from Imonelli passed around Kir Royals, champagne, wine and delicious appetizers, including phyllo dough-wrapped asparagus, meat pies and fried catfish bites. Following Perez’s gracious welcome speech, the crowd enjoyed beautifully presented mini éclairs, cannoli and fruit tarts. Attending the first-rate reception were City-Parish President Joey Durel, Sen. Mike and Monique Michot, Jan and John Swift, Mark Mouton and Councilman Sam Doré.
|Delores Blair, Evelyn Goodrow and Nancy Duhon||Linda Hammons and John Duhon|
|Dr. Angela Wortham and Rameses Sroufe||Jeanette Alcon, Joan McCarthy and Carol McManus|
|Joi Cangelosi, Bonnie Hardey and Dr. Reatha Williams||Dr. M. Maitland DeLand and Mark Ackal|
|Randy and Daynese Haynie, Sonia Perez,
Sen. Mike Michot and AT&T Louisiana
Regional Director Donna Byrne
|Linda Allen, Julie Calzone and Mary Veron|
|Kenny and Missy Hicks||Blaise Zuschlag, Ryan Haynie, Josh Borel
and Jean Paul Coussan
|Ryan Haynie and Danny Nugier||Frank Slavich, Jeremy and Sandra Morrow,
and Mark Mouton
|Sam Doré, Glenn Weber, Bill Fenstermaker
and Gerd Wuestemann
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.
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.