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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Human Interest

  • Alzina’s Kitchen – Our very own “Bayou Mama” to be featured on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

    A hidden treasure awaits those traveling down a quiet residential street on Bayou Lafourche. However, from the main road, many locals and most tourists would never know it.

    The metal building’s unassuming nature would not draw your attention. At one time, a sign proudly hung announcing Alzina's Kitchen.

  • Melanie Boulet named 2017 Louisiana History Teacher of the Year

    Larose-native, Melanie Boulet, a teacher at the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (Sci High), has been named the 2017 Louisiana History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.

  • Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building … an interesting part of our history right in our own back yard

    Center offers classes and museum toursLouisiana and boating, it’s hard to think of one without the other. The words woven and intermingle into the very fabric of life in Lafourche.

    Used for travel, work, and leisure these vessels have remained a staple in modern time and throughout history. Especially here, given the industry of oil and gas, tugboats, commercial fishing and shrimp trawling.The Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building (CTLBB) could not agree more.

  • New Anytime Fitness location in Raceland celebrating grand opening

    Free fitness classes, prizes and healthy treats among the highlights

    Anytime Fitness, the world largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise, is pleased to announce it’s open for fitness in Raceland. A grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, July 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at 4882 Hwy. 1, (near the Mathews Post Office and Lafourche Government Complex).

  • Raceland man provides comfort with stuffed animals

    RACELAND, La. (AP) — Whenever he visits a store or restaurant with a claw machine, Evans Adams will take his chance. He calls it an addiction, but he figures there are worse habits. 

    The dashboard and back seat of his car are filled with brightly colored stuffed animals, from monkeys to bears to dogs. It started as just a fun game, but Adams has found a way to bring that joy to local kids.

  • Final results from the 69th Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo

    FOURCHON -- Final results from the 69th Annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo held at Port Fourchon Marina. Weights are listed in pounds and ounces.BIG GAME DIVISIONTag and Release: No entriesDolphin: 1, Lonnie Bell, Galliano, 12-3; 2, Savanah Fremin, Thibodaux, 10 pounds, seven ounces; 3, Jamie Gisclair, Galliano, 7-8Blackfin Tuna: 1, Mike Melancon, Cut Off, 25-3; 2, Lex Boucvalt, Austin, Texas, 25-0; 3, Britton Comeaux, Larose, 24-9; 3,Yellowfin Tuna: 1, Jamie Pitre, Galliano, 126-8; 2, H...

  • US rig count jumps 12 this week to 952

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 952.A year ago, just 440 rigs were active.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 763 rigs sought oil and 189 explored for natural gas this week.Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma and Alaska each gained four rigs. Louisiana and Texas were up two apiece.New Mexico and Utah each declined by one.Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Dako...

  • National Night Out Against Crime set for Tuesday, August 1

     Register your block party before July 21The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will once again be participating in the National Night Out Against Crime scheduled for Tuesday, August 1. This is the 34th annual nationwide event.Citizens will host block parties throughout the parish, and Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be attending to meet community members to discuss crime prevention and any other concerns.Explorers from POST 323 will also be conducting fingerprint...

  • For a few Louisiana lifers, a new chance at parole

     ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Theortric Givens, 66, has already stripped the sheets from his prison bed. He's packed up his prized carpentry tools, personal property that he used for decades to make furniture at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

  • Bayou Lafourche – Our heritage, culture and history

    Riding along Bayou Lafourche, there are countless areas of interest which hold the secrets of years past. Many know the story behind a certain structure or place of 10, 20 or possibly 30 years ago but what of years before that?Generation after generation of families has called this quaint area home for decades. A virtual melting pot of tradition, heritage and of course, the ever cherished Cajun Bayou Culture.The census of 1769 reports a population of only 267 residents in Lafourche.

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