The Krewe of Bonaparte held its last party of the 2010-2011 Mardi Gras Season — the members-only annual Krewefish Boil (along with a large selection for those poor things who can’t eat shell fish) at Acadian Village. The fun-filled event also included lots of alcoholic beverages and a great DJ.
|Mike and Kelli Becnel||Marshall Montgomery, Jell Raggio, Garrett
O’Connor and Keith Menard
|Dave Comeaux, and Marianne and Clif Lane||Rachel Comeaux, and Janie
nd Michael Campbell
A sea of ladies in red swept through the Lafayette Hilton for the Go Red for Women Luncheon 2011. This year’s attendees were truly hot, hot, hot in their crimson attire to support the American Heart Association’s movement to prevent heart disease in women. At a special table were the Go Red Personally Fit challengers, looking sizzlingly svelte after completing the grueling 12-week program. Guests noshed on a healthy and delicious Mediterranean Chicken Spinach Salad and Margarita Cake from the recipes of keynote speaker Holly Clegg’s new cookbook Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age. Tables were topped with slender vases adorned with red beading, black and white feathers and red silk flowers from Dunn’s Designs. Marcelle Fontenot of KATC-TV 3 emceed the well-attended luncheon. A surprised Rose Cormier, decked out in a fabulous feathered chapeau, was awarded the first INDspirational award — a stunning rhinestone-studded Vivian Alexander ladybug cardholder — as the woman who most inspired the participants during the Personally Fit challenge. Sharon Moss presented Moss Motors’ first “Lady in Red” banner to Jan Swift, who wowed the crowd in a body-hugging red dress and red feather boa.
|INDspirational winner Rose
Cormier with presenter Lisa
|Lana Holden, Connie Gardiner and Sarah Citron|
|Sonia Vice, Bonnie Robert Will and
|Rose Cormier, Anna Nugent, Debbie Mercke,
Dawn Foreman, Toni Heinen and Jessica Keltner
|Gwen Cook and Karmen Blanco|
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It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
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Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of a House committee.
Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
Once again, Lafayette Parish School Board President Hunter Beasley is focused on an issue that has nothing to do with the educational well-being of our public school children.
Fashion and music make great bedfellows
Producers, manufacturers, restaurants and chefs host roundtable and tasting
After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
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Comfy feet for long days
Newsy bits for the whole fam
Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.