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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018



Human Interest

  • Twenty-first annual Lockport Food Festival set for this weekend

    Festival to open Thursday with Sneak-A-Peek Night The Lockport Food Festival, also known as La Fete Du Monde, will take downtown Lockport by storm April 19 – 22nd on Church Street. The family-friendly event brings the best of Cajun food fare, nonstop fun, and several music genres to historical Lockport.Inclement weather put a damper on the event in previous years; much to the dismay of festival goers, the Town of Lockport, and many of its nonprofits who count on LFF proceeds to furthe...

  • Buying tires for your car? What to consider

    (StatePoint) - Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires.To help, the experts at Cooper Tires are offering easy ways to identify when you need new tires, as well as tips on what to consider in the tire buying process.The Penny TestTire tread should be more than 2/32 of an inch deep. Check by inserting a U.S. pe...

  • Bayou Lafourche and Lafourche Parish featured in Where to Retire Magazine

    Houston, TX – Bayou Lafourche and Lafourche Parish, have been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Bayou Lafourche and Lafourche Parish are profiled in a feature titled “8 Gulf Coast Beauties” in the May/June 2018 issue, available nationwide on April 10.Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said the five states encircling the Gulf of Mexico have sublime shores, c...

  • Fourchon Oilman’s Association, Bayou Community Foundation award grant to assist LDWF sea turtle research

    The Fourchon Oilman’s Association (FOA), in conjunction with the Bayou Community Foundation (BCF), recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) to assist the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) with research on sea turtles in Lafourche Parish.LDWF began conducting sea turtle research in Lafourche Parish in December 2014 and performs biannual sampling each year. This grant will support spring and fall sampling trips in 2018.The ...

  • Art Works meets fundraising milestone, exhibit planned for contributing artists

    THIBODAUX, La. -- The Nicholls Art Department raised more than $30,000 during its annual spring art exhibit, Art Works, which is the most raised in the event’s 5-year history.Held on March 20, the fundraiser, which highlights the department’s faculty and students through tours, demonstrations, hands-on crafts and an auction, benefits students through scholarships, grants and equipment and technology upgrades.New this year was the ability for patrons who couldn’t make the event ...

  • Danos launches charitable foundation

    Through a combination of corporate giving, employee donations and volunteerism, the Danos Foundation has established its own charitable foundation providing funding to worthy nonprofit organizations and projects in the community.The grant issuing arm of the Foundation, Danos GIVES, has already dispensed nine grants totaling $39,750 to charitable causes in several different locations where the company conducts business.One such cause is the Girls on the Run Bayou Region – the Foundation is ...

  • Austin’s heroes – Blood drive and lunch fundraiser for a child’s fight against cancer

    On March 12 of this year, one bayou family received word no one would ever want to hear, especially a parent concerning their child. After weeks of concern over what the Abadie family believed to be a virus their ten-year-old son, Austin received a diagnosis of T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL, most commonly known as a “childhood” cancer.This type of cancer affects the blood and bone marrow. The disease requires aggressive chemotherapy, which will last upward of three years...

  • American Legion “Mighty” 3rd District Spring Conference set for April 27-29

    HOUMA, La. - The American Legion Mighty 3rd District 2 and Houma’s Lennox-Hotard Post 31 will be hosting their District’s spring conference. This conference will be hosted in Houma and all activities are open to all American Legion members and those Veterans who would like to enjoy great company with other veterans, their families and learn more about the American Legion.The majority of the conference will occur at the Holiday Inn, 1800 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houma.There are block ...

  • Benjamin Bruce - Our own bayou boy following in the footsteps of his grandfather Vin

    Local music legend Vin Bruce, the “King of Cajun Singers”, has seen some proud moments in his life.Mr. Vin, one of the first Cajuns to play at the Grand Ole Opry also holds boasting rights for several other milestones such a recording contract with Columbia Records, his friendship with the iconic Hank Williams, and induction into several Music Halls of fame, most notably The Nashville Music Hall of Fame.There is even a Vin Bruce day in Lafourche Parish, which falls on his birthday, A...

  • Lafourche Parish Library lists April events

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