December 2, 2019152
Momma, Wife, Believer, Ductal Carcinoma Survivor
By Amanda Elliott
“There’s not a world in which it’s possible you have cancer,” my husband said.
I wanted it to be true. At 28 weeks pregnant, I wanted it to be true. Holding his hand through lymphoma treatment, nowhere close to done, I wanted it to be true. Days later I...
November 6, 2019229
Preserving Lives and Legacies
By Lisa Hanchey
A 94-year-old man proudly holds up a beautiful book that contains the story of his life. An Acadiana-native 70 years his junior helped him to document his memories just as she has done for many other beloved grandparents.
Olivia Savoie always knew that she wanted to be a writer. Her...
July 2, 2019304Founded in 1720, near Bayou Courtableau, the Town of Washington became the third-oldest settlement in Louisiana. For much of the nineteenth century, it served as the busiest inland steamboat port between St. Louis and New Orleans because of its proximity to bayous and rivers. The port brought cattle, sugar, cotton and other crops from...
July 2, 2019352Connected to Lafayette by Hwy 167 or New Iberia by Hwy 14, Abbeville is a center point for Vermilion Parish. Holding the Parish Seat the Abbeville Courthouse is one of the iconic buildings in town. Not far from the Courthouse is Magdalen Square where some of the best events happen!
April 29, 2019541
Cost effective seasonal home décor
By Annette Vidrine, Owner of Nest Home Interiors
Is it because of our climate here in South Louisiana that we love seasonal decorating? With every season change, our door wreaths change welcoming both upcoming holidays and our friends and family.
For most of...
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Celebrates 50th Anniversary
By René Sonnier, Education Coordinator
In 1969, the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium opened in a strikingly modern building on Girard Park Drive. The dark charcoal A-frame structure was tiled in golden-hued mirror-like window panels. The futuristic design by Lafayette architect Neil...
February 11, 2019450
By Sevie Zeller
Photos by Meauxtography
1st Stop: CoffeeYour first stop in Downtown Scott should be The Coffee Depot. The casual comfort food served in a train depot (complete with train whistle when the orders are ready!) really sets the tone of the town. The coffee is fresh, kids love to climb on the train, and owners Jeff and...
February 11, 2019832
By Cheryl Robichaux
Photos by Meauxtography
Courir de Mardi GrasA minimum of 30,000 people descend upon Church Point for a rowdy, rural experience during the Courir de Mardi Gras. Held the Sunday before Mardi Gras, participants traditionally wear tall pointed hats called capuchins and costumes with bright colors and fringes....