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Sugar cane is known for its durability. It’s a relatively tough product that can stand a fair amount of abuse from the elements (much like the people of Acadiana), and that’s one of the reasons it thrives so well in South Louisiana’s tumultuous climate. However, a few things do have to be ju…

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The term often used to describe Phyllis Arceneaux is “serial entrepreneur.”  Growing up, if Arceneaux wanted to be involved in something, and she wanted to be involved in everything, from Girl Scouts to sports, it was her responsibility to fund it. That coupled with the task of helping care …

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While artistic talent can be found in multiple branches of Jerome Weber’s family tree, growing up, Weber’s interest in art started and ceased with absent minded doodling (albeit very impressive doodling), and helping create a few stage props. He viewed art as simply a way to pass the time.





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Sugar cane is known for its durability. It’s a relatively tough product that can stand a fair amount of abuse from the elements (much like the people of Acadiana), and that’s one of the reasons it thrives so well in South Louisiana’s tumultuous climate. However, a few things do have to be ju…

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The January issue takes a look at the 2019 Most Interesting People of the year! There is also a wellness section with everything from CBD oils to massage therapy. And so much more! 

The 9th annual New Iberia Beneath the Balconies was held on November 4, 2018. Inclement weather forced the event to be held in the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival building. The performances were presented by the Iberia Preservation and the New Iberia Main Street Program.

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It’s often been said that a life well lived is one spent serving the Lord and serving others. Rather than spending time on life’s futile pursuits, choosing to serve another by putting their needs before your own can make an impact that extends far beyond yourself.  If such service is the mea…

The 2019 group of Most Interesting People are no doubt a talented bunch. We asked them what advice they would give someone looking to break into their individual areas of expertise!

On October 13, Fred Werner smiled as he saw four of his homing pigeons coming in to land in their two-story loft in his back yard. Werner is a pigeon fancier (one who races pigeons), and while his flock, which consists of upwards of 100 birds, has flown in several races, they had never flown…

Staying busy has been a way of life for Jennifer Beslin since she was young. In high school she ran track, was the New Iberia Senior High mascot and took part in truly every club the school offered. She didn’t speak French, but that didn’t stop her from joining the French club. Today she has…



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Emily was taken aback early December when her pharmacist told her he would no longer be selling her coveted CBD oil products that she’d grown loyal to help her insomnia and a nagging pain in her back.

Daniel’s sparse plate at the Christmas table had everyone staring:  turkey, no skin and some steamed broccoli - passing on the potatoes, yams, carrots and dressing.  His explanation was routine at this point, “I’m on the Keto diet and can’t have any of that other stuff.”   Consuming one serv…

In the formerly vacant building at 254 West Main Street, the beep of forklifts echo across a 14,000-square-foot warehouse. People, a few of them in T-shirts emblazoned with “Pecans Are Cool,” busy themselves, leaning over computers, carrying boxes and checking blueprints. The skeletal system…