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Karen Bonin is the Principal of St. Edward School - she is also a member of our advisory board. The New Iberia native enjoys being on the board as much as we enjoy having her, because as she says, it’s reminiscent of her days in journalism school. Her hobbies are all things cookies, ice crea…

Celebrate a Southern Christmas in New Iberia this holiday season with Cajun snow and sleigh rides, scavenger hunts and a crafts market. Eat delicious foods from area restaurants, hear live Christmas music and shop without the traffic. If you’re looking to get caught in the Christmas spirit, …

Most hunters go their whole lives without planning to hunt a brown bear, but Shane Romero is no normal hunter. As a former chairman and longtime committee member of the New Iberia Ducks Unlimited Chapter, Romero began planning this once-in-a-lifetime big game hunting trip over three years ag…

Bourbon Street on the Bayou is a fundraiser for the Bayou Mardi Gras Association’s Mardi Gras parade. The event was held on August 24, 2019 at the Bayou Trading Company. Guests enjoyed food prepared by local restaurants and the musical talents of Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos.

As you probably know by now...we've moved! We are finally settled in to our new home on Main Street, and we want you to stop by! Join us for our open house, presented by the Daily Iberian and Acadiana Lifestyle, on Thursday Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. 

Beneath the Balconies will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3 along New Iberia’s historic Main Street. Live theater will be performed from the balconies - celebrating Acadiana’s unique musical culture and architecture. You can visit their Facebook page for more information!

Iberia Performing Arts League presented Encore at the Essanee, a tribute to the musicals performed by IPAL. The show was at the Essanee Theater in New Iberia. It was a fundraiser for New Iberia Beneath the Balconies, which will take place on Sunday, Nov.9 2019 under Main Street balconies in …

If you spook easily, be warned. We spoke to people who were previously skeptics to find out what made them true believers in the things that go bump in the night. There is no explanations for these occurrences, many of which are still happening today. Happy haunting!

The Berry Queen Ball is the annual benefit for Iberia Habitat for Humanity. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Show in the Berry.” The event was held on September 14 at Cypress Bayou Casino. Jenny Toups was crowned Her Royal Hi-Ness, Queen of the Berry.

We consider Angela Cestia a part of the Acadiana Lifestyle family, but...her actual family is her husband Burt Cestia III and their three children Lauren, Meredith and Sam. Her hobbies are spending time with her family and friends, especially while doing outdoor activities or traveling. Ange…

The CCA Louisiana Sugar Chapter Banquet was held on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Cade Community Center. There were silent and live auctions and raffles. Tickets included one-year CCA membership, admission, dinner and an open bar.

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. 

After nearly 21 years coaching the New Iberia Senior High Yellow Jackets, Rick Hutson retired from the public-school system at the end of last season to begin a new career as head coach and athletic director at Highland Baptist Christian School.

The temperatures were in the low 90’s with heat indexes often at or above 100 degrees when actors were in winter attire for the making of a new movie that finished filming in downtown New Iberia in late August. The Christmas-themed film produced by Active Entertainment for the Lifetime chann…

The New Iberia’s high school football landscape is seeing a change this season in two head coach positions. Each coach brings with them a good record, seasoned experience, and similarities where it counts: mentoring young men. We offer a rare insight into their coaching philosophies and comm…

On August 8, days before her passing Former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco was inducted into the Louisiana’s Retired State Employees Association Hall of Fame. The award was in recognition to her 2004-2008 tenure as Governor. The ceremony was held at the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Devel…

Kim Monroe is talking on her cell phone, sitting in a car, from a remote area in Arkansas where she and her husband are having a cabin built. The thermostat in the car is registering 93 degrees, she reports only after we’re finished with the interview.



When Sandra Fontenot’s father’s health was declining in 2013, she called on hospice for help. “Hospice was very important to me through my father’s illness,” she recalls. “Had it not been for hospice, I would not have been able to handle it nearly so well. It was such a blessing in my life.”

At the Old School is a 40,000 square-foot facility that is now divided into four adjoining areas: the banquet hall (capable of accommodating 200 wedding or party guests), the courtyard (great for family reunion outdoor activities), the living room (perfect for a Saints or Super Bowl get-toge…

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…