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Three and a half consecutive decades of just about anything is a rarity these days. In a culture characterized by immediate gratification and short attention spans, starting something and sticking with it has become increasingly less common. However, Rickey Huval and his team of confirmation…

On November 3, a crowd of community members, dignitaries, scholars and artists gathered in Bouligny Plaza in New Iberia to celebrate the unveiling of the historical marker commemorating the legacy of Emma Wakefield-Paillet, M.D. On this day, a painting inspired by her life was revealed, a po…

With the all the technology to make our jobs faster and easier, there are still so many that must be done by hand.  Aristotle said it best when he said, “the hand is the tool of tools.”   For those who like to work with their hands it seems to satisfy a primal need.  Turning disorder into or…

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…

Inspiration comes from the strangest places sometimes; you just have to be open to the possibilities. When Mary Chevalier was a young woman, her uncle owned a nightclub called The Blue Angel Club where she helped out by cooking and booking the bands. Families experiencing financial struggles…

The Cajun Calorie Burner

Understanding Influenza And How To Fight It

n January of 1988 a 40 year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest while playing a pick-up basketball game with friends. He collapsed without any chest pain. This is commonly referred to as sudden cardiac death...

Local Orthodontist Examine ADHD & Pediatric Breathing Link

The day that I started, I knew I was at home. Wonderful people, even though they’re very hard working and dedicated. All of these women with me are so good, and it’s a whole team effort. That’s the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana.”