April Courville

Lafayette through the eyes of Lake Charles

Some who fled Hurricane Laura are planting roots in Lafayette for the long haul. Some are building new businesses. They all have something to say about the traffic.

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Here’s how to help out with Hurricane Laura from Lafayette

If you want to pitch in but have limited time or resources, here’s a list of local organizations where you can donate supplies, money or volunteer to help our friends who were impacted by the devastating storm.

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One creative solution for Lafayette’s pandemic school year: learning pods with art teachers

Even with the school year pushing the start date back to Sept. 8, parents are backed into a difficult corner: Send your child back to school and risk getting sick or keep them at home for online learning and face an entirely different host of challenges. Local performing arts organization Wonderland Performing Arts has developed a potential solution: learning pods. 

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Mask up to pass a good time at the Hideaway Kitchen

The scene may have changed at the Hideaway, but the food and the vibe haven’t.

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‘Take them all down’ — Lafayette artist uses the Mouton statue as a canvas for a message of change

Artist Lessie LeBlanc-Melancon is using the nearly 100-year-old statue itself to project her views on the statue and what it stands for — literally

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For virtual Festival International, restaurants say it’s not about the money

From official food vendors sprinkled around the Festival footprint to Downtown bars and restaurants, the people who make up the Festival food economy are figuring out ways to serve the community and keep the spirit alive.

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Lafayette’s food economy turns to hustles old and new to stay afloat during the pandemic

Coronavirus has caused a major gap in the food economy that some local farmers and restaurateurs are hustling to fill.

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Hey Lafayette, you can buy local hand sanitizer and cleaning products

Here’s one way to keep money in the local economy and stay safe: buy local cleaning products.

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Dark Roux chef isn’t making a fuss with new restaurant

Vestal will be a far cry from Ryan Trahan’s previous restaurant, with a more casual atmosphere and approachable menu.

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FIL’s Lisa Stafford, others honored for helping Haitian band facing political crisis

Stafford and the other volunteers who came to RAM’s rescue realized that to keep a foreign group of musicians in the country legally, you had to keep them working, as in performing and gigging.

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Take a wine from the wild side, Lafayette

Wild Child Wines is on the hunt for unique, uncompromising grapes. This isn’t your grocery store’s wine section.

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It’s a Downtown Christmas miracle!

Pamplona Tapas Bar is importing a cocktail popup series — literally called Miracle — to toast the holidays.

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