After decades of making some of Acadiana’s finest pralines and most delicious granola, Mary Usner of Miss Mary’s Pralines ‘N Things is ready to retire. She’s looking to sell her business, and the deal comes with everything — all her kitchen equipment (including a 30-quart copper pot and burner), preparation tables, a customer list of almost 1,000 names and addresses, a retail distribution network, a Web site and, of course, the recipes.
It’s turn-key and the perfect business opportunity for an enterprising person or couple. Miss Mary and her husband Larry have worked together on this brand for over 20 years and built a great little cottage industry with potential to grow. If you’re interested, contact her at
. Her products are a local staple, and we need to keep the brand alive. Lache pas la pacane!
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.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.