Lafayette’s legal community and guests gathered for the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association Installation of Officers and New Attorney Reception at La Fonda. At the always well-attended event, Steven Ramos of the Onebane Law Firm was installed as LYLA president for 2011-12. Attorneys welcomed new colleagues into the legal fold with lots of margaritas, sangria, half-and-halfs and a great spread of Mexican food. Onebane, IberiaBank Private Banking and Jamie A. Roy Certified Stenotype Reporters sponsored the festive event. Spotted in the crowd were Judge Marilyn and Jack Castle, Lafayette Bar President Andre Douget and wife Nora Stelly and LBA past president Miles Matt and wife Glenda.
Maisie and Jacob Hargett
Kenny Habetz and Keith Saltzman
Nora Stelly, Maggie Simar, Nicole Reynolds and Andre Douget
Kyle and Amy Bacon
Crawfish Town USA executive chef Colt Patin was one of five chefs statewide chosen this year as a Chef to Watch by Louisiana Cookin’ magazine. The five chefs were honored at a dinner Aug. 22 at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. Crawfish Town USA owners Wendy and Johnny Hebert also attended the even, as did Charlie and Del Goodson. Charlie, owner of Charley G’s, was presented with the humanitarian award. The magazine recognizes community leaders from throughout Louisiana for their pilanthropic endeavors and who have “contributed to the betterment of communities where they have a business presence.”
Donna Degatur Richard, Johnny Hebert and Paula Finley
Johnny Hebert, Randy Patin, Rachelle Patin and Heidi Patin
Charley and Del Goodson
Chef Colt Patin, center, with Wendy and Johnny Hebert
Angie Hebert, Wendy Hebert, Tina McNeil and Paula Finley
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.