Friends and fans of Aileen Bennett joined her in celebration of the launch of her second book, Using People, at Tsunami’s Lounge Gallery. The event was hosted by Dexcomm, the Message Experts. Guests were treated to free food and drinks including the signature drink 8300 created especially for the event, also courtesy of Dexcomm. Bennett was on hand to sign copies of the book and mingled with guests who came out to show their support. The release party also honored the more than 20 Acadiana residents who participated in the book’s creation. For more information on Using People, visit UsingPeople.com or Facebook.com/UsingPeople.
Patrons buzzed with anticipation as they walked across the red-carpeted entrance to LITE for the world premier screening of the documentary Lafayette: The Lost Hero, hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, La Fondation Louisiane, the Marquis de Lafayette 250th Anniversary Committee and Lafayette Consolidated Government. Prior to the sneak peek, guests got into the mood for the viewing with a beautiful vocal rendition of “Le Marseilles.” And what a fascinating story it was about Lafayette’s courageous namesake, who helped fight the battle for our country’s freedom. After the film, viewers attended a champagne reception on the deck and lobby exquisitely decorated by Event Rental. Café
Vermilionville provided the fabulous fare, Mello Joy served the freshly brewed coffee and Chantal Dowty donated the delicious champagne. Proceeds support programming for LPB and sending an Acadiana-area student to study in France through La Fondation Louisiane. Attending the festive fête were Julie Calzone, Christian M. Goudeau, Virginia Stuller and LPB President Beth Courtney.
|Jeremy Broussard and Aileen Bennett||Dexcomm President Jamey Hopper with
his wife, Janine, and Aileen Bennett
|Jamey Hopper and Aileen Bennett||Dexcomm Logo Sushi Rolls|
|Andrea and Ken Veron||Antoine Filippi, chef de cuisine Michael Collins
and Micah Collins
|Michael Collins, Ken Veron and Jan Skinner||Dan Hare, Jessica LeJeune and Antoine Filippi|
|Debbie Michael and Jeanne Smith||Lynne and Joey Durel and Mazie Movassaghi|
|George and Roxanne Graham and Jan Skinner||Sharon Moss, Dr. Curtis Roy and Julie Calzone|
Seriously, dude, we do. And since you’re ailing we thought we’d throw you a get-better-soon party.
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The feds converge on your office, seizing records on several employees as part of a pay-for-plea investigation. WWYD? If you’re Mike Harson, you give yourself a $12k raise.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he won't approve a Cameron Parish Police Jury resolution to hire outside attorneys for such a lawsuit until the resolution is amended. Caldwell's Sept. 15 letter says the resolution must make clear that those attorneys will represent the parish alone — not the state.
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It’s football season and after back-to-back winless weekends for the Saints and the Cajuns many citizens are finding it difficult to be civil much less happy. Well, chew on this.
Considering his repeated stays in the local penal system, David Narcisse Jr. should have known that having a semiautomatic shotgun, even one given to him by a friend, wasn’t the brightest of ideas.
A state district judge on Tuesday threw out a last-minute retirement hike lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent, ending a political firestorm over a pension boost passed without public scrutiny on the last day of the legislative session.
The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.
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Michelle D. Lavergne, who worked for the Lafayette law office of L. Clayton Burgess for 13 years, faces up to 10 years in prison.
Sonnier, former media buyer and account exec at Sides, joins Acadian companies as marketing specialist; Maggard, who most recently worked for Potenza, joins Russo as director of media and PR.
New recreation/fitness trend taking over old Crazy Charlie’s on Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
An obvious follow-up question for any Republican politician who accuses Democrats of being science deniers is one about science, to which Jindal bobbed and weaved like a welterweight champ.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected to decide tonight (Tuesday) whether to go along with a proposal City-Parish President Joey Durel made in February’s State of the Parish Address and consolidate taxes for mosquito control and the parish health units into a broader tax program that would also cover animal control.
Jeff Gremillion delivers a touching eulogy, capturing the essence of his longtime friend.
U.S. District Judge Richard Haik has dismissed Greg Davis’ lawsuit against the LPSB, yet in his ruling, the federal judge doesn’t bite his tongue in pointing out the "threat" being posed by certain board members.
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Of all the political offices being contested throughout Lafayette Parish, the race for Broussard’s top police post has literally become one of the most heated.
A state district judge is deciding whether to issue an injunction against the enforcement of a last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent.
A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October.
That fact that New Orleans led both games in the final 10 seconds of regulation, and lost each by a field goal or less, is of little solace.
The superintendent will make another go at getting a budget passed for the already commenced fiscal year as the LPSB is slated to meet tonight on the eve of the state’s budget adoption deadline.
A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has a broken hand.
It seeks an investigation into a $100,000 fund transfer from Vitter's federal campaign account to an independent PAC supporting Vitter's 2015 candidacy for governor.
Landrieu has acknowledged that she improperly billed her Senate office for nearly $43,000 in charter costs that should have been paid from her campaign account.