Covington-based artist Marcia Holmes came to Breaux Bridge’s Rue du Pont Galerie to celebrate her award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. Holmes was bestowed with the Master Circle Award for her painting, “Shady Day Water Lilies.” A native of Laurel, Miss., the Southern belle oozed charm and grace as she showed off her stunning 24-karat gold-dipped medallion to awestruck gallery patrons. A few lucky collectors even managed to score some of Holmes’ gorgeous paintings to take home. Rue du Pont owner and artist Lue Svendson prepared a delicious spread for the special show.
Artist Marcia Holmes (wearing her medallion)
Dave Henry, Lue and Jeffery Svendson, and Lisa and Leon Ferguson
Eric Svendson, Jeffery Svendson, Marcia Holmes and David Waldheim
Eric Svendson and Julie Breaux
Lue Svenson and Marcia Holmes
Patrons “poured” in for the soft opening of POUR wine bistro located in River Ranch’s Town Square. Guests were giddy as they dispensed tastes, half or full glasses from a diverse selection of 48 wines. Chef Jude Tauzin of Village Café created the exquisite menu of fabulous cheeses, tasty paninis and unique salads to accompany the vino (there are also fantastic beers for non-wine drinkers). Party Girl absolutely loved the “Lust” red, Sanford Chardonnay and goat cheese with walnuts and honey. Divine! You simply have got to try this hot spot for oenophiles and novices alike.
Babette Werner, Ande and Bill Hakeman
Kay Dischler, Guy Cannata and Rhonda Butler
Kiki Frayard, Leslie Turk and Rick Frayard
Lee Anne and Robert Daigle Newly engaged couple Katie Frayard
and Denny Culbert
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular McKinley Street bar, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue -- the second in the last four months.
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:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
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.
The must have pieces this season
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.