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Like many Southwest Louisianans, Mike Richard, Jr. and his wife, Yao, love coffee. In fact, the Richards like it so much that they decided to create their own brand – Orange Island Coffee – a throwback to Jefferson Island’s former name. In the 19th century, extensive citrus groves were plant…

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Like many Southwest Louisianans, Mike Richard, Jr. and his wife, Yao, love coffee. In fact, the Richards like it so much that they decided to create their own brand – Orange Island Coffee – a throwback to Jefferson Island’s former name. In the 19th century, extensive citrus groves were plant…

The Iberia Film Festival was held August 1-3. The opening night reception showcased the film “PAVY.” The following evening presented a screening of a film about the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff. Some 15 winners took home awards for their films. 

The Story: Dana and Kelli Romero are no strangers to tea. Before opening up A Spot for Tea, an Acadian Tea Room the two owned a lovely five-seat tearoom in Downtown Lafayette some eight years ago. As time grew on, so did the Romero family. Down the road, when Kelli got pregnant with their se…

Not every bride dreams of donning a new wedding dress – some dream of wearing something vintage and sentimental. These brides both chose to wear their mothers’ gowns on their wedding days. Here are there experiences of wearing family heirloom gowns.





A community can mean a lot of things to many different people. It can mean those who share your town. It can mean neighbors who share your culture. It can even mean the people who share the world around you. But for those who attend classes at their local recreation centers, they stand as a …

Staying fit is all about making sure your workout works for you. It’s about making time whenever and wherever you can. Sabra Crappell with Dynamic Health Club created The Anywhere, Total Body Workout for Acadiana Lifestyle. Follow along with this simple routine that you can do wherever you are!

There are actually scientific studies behind rooting for the home team. One Yale psychologist says that favoritism of a home team is a behavior triggered by a sense of belonging. Another psychologist reports that when we’re cheering for our team with family and friends, the feel-good chemica…

Raising Cane's was founded on the premise of serving communities in five key areas: education, feeding the hungry, pet welfare, active lifestyles and business development and entrepreneurship. At the New Iberia Admiral Doyle location—nicknamed “Da Berrie”—this means partnering with local sch…