Tuesday, January 17, 2017

They certainly were. Krewe of Xanadu Ball Captain Tina DeRouen threw her ‘80s-themed Captain’s Party at the Petroleum Club, and the court came as the band Kiss, including Queen Amy Hebert and King Gerald Gerami. With makeup this good, we had a har…

Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thanks to Dudley Lehew, of Marrero, for introducing me to the legendary Dave "Booga Bottom" Harris, a great Mississippi character, partly truth and partly fiction.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017

Schoeffler Built Homes are known for quality, elegance and being a head above other new construction. Schoeffler did it again!! Driving up you will be welcomed by an inviting entryway, gas lantern, and soffeit down lighting for great curb appeal a…

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

From our "Read It and Weep" department, Ronnie Stutes presents a statement that is absolutely true but somewhat heartbreaking for folks down here:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Neil Glasgow, of Covington, says, "Now that I am older, I realize I was surrounded by wisdom from my parents and siblings, who live by their own set of rules.

Monday, January 09, 2017
Sunday, January 08, 2017

While I was hunkered down, awaiting the end of the recent cold snap, I was reminded of the very few times I remember snow falling, and sticking, in the Baton Rouge area.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Once, when I was very small, a woman called on my mother and brought a chocolate cake. The top was decorated with nuts, and I made the mistake of saying out loud that I didn’t care for them.

Friday, January 06, 2017
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The Louisiana Young Lawyers Association made Christmas bright for nine area families affected by the recent flood. Assisted by nonprofit Love Acadiana, who identified those in need, LYLA privately contributed to the tune of $14,000 and then went s…

Dudley Lehew, of Marrero, says, "This past Christmas season, with its traditional focus on small children, stirred a memory of witnessing what I'll call 'A Child's Magical Moment.'

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ST. LOUIS — At age 96, Cyrus Porter is a devoted Taylor Swift fan. He's traveled from his rural Missouri home to St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, to see her in concert.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Members of the Galvez Chapter of the Louisiana Society of Daughters of the American Revolution laid wreaths to honor local veterans as volunteers for Wreaths Across America. What started as 5,000 wreaths at Arlington 25 years ago has this year gro…

LAFAYETTE — Beneath an American flag that flew over Camp Baghdad on the Fourth of July, the Galvez Chapter of the Louisiana Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is busy. Lisa Heath and her committee work an assembly line of items destin…

Saturday, December 24, 2016

One of the unfortunate casualties of the digital age is the Christmas card. Once a mainstay of the holiday season, despite Hallmark’s best efforts, getting one now is almost an anachronism.

Friday, December 23, 2016

We seem to be shooting our best movie stars into outer space with alarming frequency. George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon and now Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have all been rocketed out of the stratosphere. Perhaps…

Thursday, December 22, 2016