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Community Agenda 2019

Seen and Heard

A symposium celebrates the creative work of women and “unpacks” how Cajun and Creole culture have traditionally approached gender.

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This 29-year-old is building a thriving kale chip enterprise in Acadiana From the horse farm farmers' market to 17 Whole Foods Market locations and counting

Taylor Stokes is expanding her product reach to 10 Whole Foods stores in Houston, with the hopes of eventually distributing her products regionally.

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In Thanksgiving: chicken pies for the soul

As Thanksgiving approaches, my aunts and cousins have lovingly resurrected my grandmother’s recipes as best they can, creating a meal that represents gratitude and honors her legacy.

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Somewhere over the reading rainbow A new generation of librarians is challenging stereotypes, daring to dream up innovative ways to serve the ever-evolving community of Lafayette — and they can help you find a good book, too.

A new generation of librarians is challenging stereotypes, daring to dream up innovative ways to serve the ever-evolving community of Lafayette — and they can help you find a good book, too.

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Community service The Islamic Center of Lafayette helps pave the way for bus stop shelters.

It took one group text and less than 30 minutes for the Islamic Center of Lafayette to raise the $6,000 needed to build a covered bus shelter in front of the police station on Pinhook Road.

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Fashion strong: Morgan Pete The model, author and activist spreads the gospel of self love to Acadiana.

Last week, the semi-annual sartorial showcase known as New York Fashion Week, or #nyfw to those more digitally inclined, left a splattering of headlines in its wake. Beyond the predictable celebrity drama and season’s must-haves (hold on to your prairie dresses), the biggest cultural moments stemmed from who walked the runway — not just what they wore.

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New book pays homage to contemporary Creole trail riders

Eighty-eight, black-and-white photographs reveal an intimate glimpse into South Louisiana’s vibrant trail riding associations.

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Savannah Vinsant Thompson Soars To New Heights After winning the U.S. National Trampoline Championship last month in a major comeback, the Olympian and local business owner reveals she’s charting a new path for her future.

At age 19 in London, the Lafayette-area native became the first U.S. woman to reach an Olympic trampoline final. Now she’s charting a new course.

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Coming up roses

Lauren Bercier of Something Borrowed Blossoms says Lafayette is a great place to launch tech-based businesses that can reach a national market.

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How A. Hays Town continues to shape Lafayette’s vision of home

This ideal of a family home is at the core of Town’s designs, whether it was a vision he gave us or something he tapped into that was there all along.

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Cast Iron Chef: Jolie Meaux

Jolie Meaux of the Cajun food blog Porch, Wine & Gravy has proven she can take the heat — and she’ll never get out of the kitchen.

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A customer at the Popeye's buffet line

We’ll never let go: our obsession with the last Popeyes buffet

It’s the last of its kind. A local love turned national legend. More importantly, Lafayette’s Popeyes buffet is the fabric of our lives.

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