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Blue Night is an event honoring the construction of the George Rodrigue Park in New Iberia. The event was held on Oct. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bayou Teche Trading Company. Music was performed by Major Handy & the Louisiana Soul Revue. There was a decorated blue suede shoe contest, live m…

You don’t have to be from South Louisiana to know that the Cajun culinary tradition is one without rival. Yielded from a distinct cultural heritage handed down from generation to generation, signature spices, blends and food products have become recognized worldwide, indelibly linked to Caju…





Blue Night is an event honoring the construction of the George Rodrigue Park in New Iberia. The event was held on Oct. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bayou Teche Trading Company. Music was performed by Major Handy & the Louisiana Soul Revue. There was a decorated blue suede shoe contest, live m…

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Christmas traditions are powerful things. Baking cookies. Decorating the tree with keepsake ornaments. Watching “Miracle on 34th Street.” We carry them with us from our childhood and as adults we create our own memories through events like the much-loved Christmas in New Iberia. Here’s a lis…

You might recognize Scott’s name and face because of the wonderful work he does as an anchor and reporter for KATC-TV, but you might know his name from his regular place on our list of contributing writers.

One Friday afternoon this past August after a workout of weeding and mowing in the steam bath of my yard, I retreated to my bathroom oasis, drew the water for a bath and then slid into the warm, sudsy tub. The minute my body was covered by the water, I let out an audible “ahhhh and then… the…

The craft beer scene may have once been perceived as a niche or a novelty, but today it has more than established itself as a cultural phenomenon. The terms IPAs, stouts, sours and pilsners are woven into everyday conversations. While once the only descriptor required for beer was “cold,” no…

Whatcha’ Got Cookin’, Good Lookin’?! is a Facebook group started by New Iberia native Gabrielle Heitman, who thought there was a possibility that others would want to share their love of food, favorite dishes and recipes with one another. And, with an audience that is now close to 12,000 mem…



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“I’m hungry,” says seven-year old Lorenzo, one of a dozen kids participating in the Junior League of Lafayette’s Kids in the Kitchen program. But, first things first: Lorenzo and the other children have to finish 30-minutes of light exercise before they head to the kitchen at the Boys & …

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…