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
Business organizations opposed the proposal, saying it would lead to job losses and higher prices for goods and services.
An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.
New York Times poll shows Obama, Jindal have identical approval and disapproval ratings in the state.
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OK, so they’re bentgrass, the type used on golf course greens. But grass is grass.
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The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill Wednesday, despite opponents who argued it would shut down the storefront lenders.
A measure to allow the state to implement its own, less stringent plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions unanimously passed the Senate.
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A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.
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It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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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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.