Anyone who frequented Philip Todaro's shoe repair shop on James Comeaux Road back in the 1990's knew of his daughter's dreams to be a performer. A single dad, Philip had transformed the ample space behind his small workshop into a practice room for Sarah, complete with drum set, guitars, amps and microphones. She had big dreams and eventually the two headed to Las Vegas to find them. After several fits and starts, Sarah's career as a vocalist has finally taken root out West and Philip's path has brought him back to Lafayette, where he's once again enjoying the serenity and peace of his chosen trade. Old customers and new friends can find him at 1007 Kaliste Saloom Rd .
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.