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Christmas is known as the greatest time of the year for many reasons: the chilly weather (hopefully), the colorful presents, the time-and-a-half pay. In Acadiana, however, Christmas is renowned for the food, the parades and the quality time spent with family.

Ten years from now, we’re going to look back and laugh at all the driving we did to make our purchases. Given that convenience has become such a motivator for consumers, mobile units are becoming increasingly popular. These businesses are among the many that have come to realize if they want…



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…