Dear Smiley: I run in my subdivision and have done so for the 47 years we have lived here.
The Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church in Fordoche recognized pioneers who have served the church and community in an Aug. 11 program called "This is Your Life."
Designing a garden can be intimidating. It’s enough of a challenge to learn how to successfully select, plant and care for landscape plants, but design is more than learning how to plant and water.
Tony Falterman, of Napoleonville, says, "My fondest memory of Kathleen Blanco was the night I met with her husband 'Coach' Raymond and a pollster who had run a poll prior to my election as district attorney.
BOUCTOUCHE, New Brunswick — It started at the Cyr/Vincent family reunion Saturday when Lafayette native Michael Vincent met an Acadian cousin, Evelyne Beaudry of Moncton, New Brunswick.
Chip Jackson was born in the Bronx, New York. His wife, Jennifer, was born and bred in Lafayette. Both come together perfectly in the home at the edge of a cul-de-sac in Oakbourne Estates.
When Andrew Lee Vincent took his own life last year, a darkness loomed over Lafayette's once vibrant community theater scene.
SAINT-ANTOINE, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA — They may have odd names, but pets de soeurs — translated to farts of sisters or nun's farts — and poutine rapee or grated poutine, are staples in the diets of Acadians in Canada.
Carly Viator has two jobs that she loves equally. She is the camera woman and owner of Electric Magnolia Studio and she is marketing director for Festival International. Electric Magnolia Studio is a creative photo, video and design studio based i…
Growing up, Edward Benoit III knew about his dad’s footlocker in the attic but didn’t dare open it. After his father’s death in 2011, Benoit found it contained letters and photos from his father’s Air Force career.
Ernie Gremillion, of Baton Rouge, says, "My mother made a donation to the church 'poor box' whenever she had something to be thankful for, and taught us to do the same. So I did that when my wife or I had good medical news.
Acadiana cooks will add boudin to reinvent just about any dish in the same way the rest of the country uses bacon to add interest to old favorites.
PORT HILL, Prince Edward island, Canada — When Claude Henry Arsenault returned to his hometown of Port Hill after a more than a 30-year absence, he didn't know what to do with himself.
Golf, Winston Churchill allegedly said, is a game whose aim is to hit a small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose. But what if it weren’t quite so hard?
My time in the Navy and my job afforded opportunities to do things and visit places that I would not otherwise have been able to enjoy. Whether with family, friends or alone, each carries a special memory.
Tickets are on sale for Red Magnolia Theatre Co.'s annual fundraiser, "Steel MALEnolias: A Night with Ouiser and Clairee" at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Tracy Center Ballroom, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Tickets are $30-$50. redmagnoliatc.orgTickets are on…
The Hindu celebration of Krishna’s birth will be celebrated Aug. 23-24. Krishna is the eighth avatar, or incarnation, of Lord Vishnu, a Hindu god.
Not many couples stick with a house for the long haul, but when Craig and Staci Duhé built their home in 1990, they knew it would be their forever home.
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA — In case the British didn't already know it, the descendants of the Acadians they drove out of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island from 1755-1764 reminded them Wednesday they're back, they survived a…
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA — A day of meeting Broussards from the United States, Canada and France ended with a somber, touching tribute to two men who fought England's expulsion of the Acadians and who brought a group of settlers to Louisiana…
Editor's note: Columnist Holly Clegg, who has been battling stomach cancer, has entered hospice care. However, she plans to continue her column at this time.
Evan Daniels is the marketing director at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. He’s one of those people who understands people, how they work and the stories they keep. He is driven by the events in his life, and is well on his way to doing really gr…
From a re-imagined former utility plant to a home that defies traditional spaces, architects in the area stretched their creative muscles in the annual Rose Awards competition of the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
A couple of weeks ago, I jumped on a bike left behind by my friend Rick Krumwiede, who grew tired of hauling his (and Becky’s, too) to Lafayette at another friend’s home before they returned to Wisconsin for the summer after six weeks winterizing …
Cane River Pecan Company has long been a go-to source for corporate holiday gifts, but the 50-year-old New Iberia operation is often overlooked by Acadiana residents outside of the business world.
Dr. Derrick Spell knew he had gained weight over the years, but one memorable week in 2013 finally made him take steps to do something about it.
Remnants of Vermilion Parish's once-robust cattle industry can still be found in an overgrown, wooded area along the bayou in Abbeville.
Thousands of people, many of them from Acadiana, are flocking to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Canada, over the next two weeks to renew friendships, meet distant cousins who share the same last name and visit places their Acadian ancesto…
Melissa Stevenson is the owner and a teacher at The Music Garden, a delightful musical place, mostly for kids. They learn to love music and have fun around it. There are classes, lessons, parties, summer camps and chances for everyone to be creati…