Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The River Ranch home of Katharine Favaloro was the setting Dec. 17 for the annual Bonco Group Christmas Party. Approximately 60 friends and family members attended the extravaganza, and guests were entertained by local guitarist Charlie Rees. Cathy Savant’s famous Lemon Drop Martini was by far Party Girl’s favorite beverage.
Soul Express Brass Band marched from Thomas Park up the driveway of the Coen residence to bring in Chere Coen’s 50th birthday. As a surprised Chere looked on, the band blasted into the Coens’ living room while friends followed in a second-line shaking white handkerchiefs to the soulful beat. Once inside, Soul Express belted out several Mardi Gras tunes infused with a little Earth, Wind & Fire and a soulful rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Chere, who blogged that it was the best birthday party she had ever had. Kudos to husband Bruce for pulling off the surprise and landing such a fantastic brass band from right here in Acadiana.
Absinthe was flowing at Pamplona Tapas Bar for Matt Fontenot’s 30th birthday celebration. The young lawyer toasted with family and friends at the bar while guests noshed on mac-n-cheese gouda with pancetta. Afterwards, the gang went dancing at Trynd Ristorante and Boutique Lounge until the wee hours. Attending the festive gathering were Matt’s parents, Barbara and David Fontenot, Mandy Simon, Barbie Olinde, Monroe Stephenson, Melissa Bonin and the be-dimpled Justin Mueller. Happy Birthday, Matthew!
|Becky Lamm, Katharine Favaloro, Phyllis Cruse, Marlene Thibodeaux, Jennifer Monceaux, Nancy Wild, Gale Jordan, Theresa Watts and Cathy Savant||Marlene Thibodeaux, Jennifer Monceaux, Cathy Savant, guitarist Charlie Rees, Katharine Favaloro, Nancy Wild, Theresa Watts, Becky Lamm and Gale Jordan|
|The Soul Express Brass Band struts its stuff||A second line kicked off Chere Coen’s surprise party|
|Tricia Hunt and daughter Claire Hunt||Barbara Olinde and Justin Mueller|
|Barbara and David Fontenot, and Matt Fontenot||Matt Fontenot and Rob Clark|
|Matt Fontenot and Mandy Simon||Matt Fontenot and Andrew Payne|
|Barbara Olinde and Amanda Newbery|
newsy bits for the fam
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Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
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Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
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Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
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The Cane Fire Film Series presents “The Great Flood” on Monday, April 14, at the AcA.