In a culture war attracting the national spotlight, activists have collided in an unlikely arena. Meanwhile, the library system’s once sterling financial health falters.
A string of next generation immigrant restaurateurs are defying the pandemic and taking a leap of faith to more established addresses in the Lafayette dining scene.
Either divine guidance or cosmic providence sent Luna Bar & Grill and Mama Reta’s to set up shop in Lafayette after one natural disaster and in the middle of another.
Custom build outs for visionary concepts like Grocery Tavern & Delicatessen, Tchoup’s MidCity Smokehouse and Vestal take time. In a pandemic, they take even longer.
After a historically chaotic year, two trailblazing women are stepping in to help make headway with Vermilionville and its parent organization, Bayou Vermilion District.
Call it a Christmas miracle. Just when it appeared that opposing factions of the eight-member Bayou Vermilion District Board of Commissioners had dug into an icy stalemate over its finances and electing officers, this week’s meeting had board members warming up to a new spirit of cooperation. The board unanimously approved CEO David Cheramie’s final 2020 budget amendments, as well […]
A new member will be appointed to fill the final vacancy on the board. Judging by recent four-to-four splits, the ideological tilt of the commission hangs in the balance of that appointment.
In a year of disruption, a new Christmas record in Louisiana French provided creative sanctuary for some local music all-stars.
Despite recent devastation to the regional dining scene, two emerging new bakeries are bringing fresh alternatives to where Lake Charles gets its bread.
Louisiana production crews, left gigless by the pandemic, are rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Lake Charles
Stage hands have been among the obscured economic casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local crews are now finding a home in helping with the logistics of rebuilding disaster-stricken Lake Charles.
Vermilionville has made strides in presenting a more comprehensive portrayal of the Acadiana’s history. Change at the museum, however, is a work in progress.
A message of unity ran into procedural roadblocks put up by the now-departed commissioners, culminating with a contentious June meeting marked with irate outbursts.