Vintage rock band Prop Studio played for a soft re-opening of the all-new Oasis Sports Bar on Verot School Road, which is under new ownership and has undergone extensive improvements. Oasis has a full menu and is also now serving plate lunches Monday-Friday. Photos by Blane Faul
(1) Robert Guercio, middle, and Oasis staff (2) Billy Pruitt, Brian Frederick, and Nicole and Jamie Setze (3) Party-goers dance the night away (4) Sam Terancino, Liz Richard and Harold Parker (5) Donna Frederick, Tess Prados, Roxanne Derouen and Raylee Berard
Martinis were flowing and patrons glowing at the Martinis 2011 event benefitting the Healing House. For the second year in a row, the Judge’s choice for best martini was Pamplona, which created the “Wild Thing” especially for the event. The People’s Choice was newcomer Walk-Ons’ delicious chocolate martini.
(6) Barbara Olinde, Jim Higginbotham and Billy Higginbotham (7) Holly Garrison and Anson Trahan of Pamplona (8) Annie Caillouet (9) Courtney Vincent of Charley G’s
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.