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8th Annual Holiday Care Package Drive

8th Annual Holiday Care Package Drive

8th Annual Holiday Care Package Drive will be held Sunday, December 13, 2020 beginning at 12 noon on the grounds of the Northgate Mall Parking Lot (in front of the external entrance of the former Transcom Building facing Moss St.). The care packages will be given out prior to Christmas Day. Priority will be given…More

Drive Thru COVID- 19 Testing Sites This Week

Drive Thru COVID- 19 Testing Sites This Week

DATE PARISH LOCATION ADDRESS 11/30/20 12/01/20 12/02/20 12/03/20 12/04/20 – Lafayette Parish Health Unit 220 W Willow St, Lafayette Friday, December 4th Flu Vaccine available 11/30/20 St Martin St Martinville Health Unit 303 W. Port St, St Martinville 12/01/20 Iberia Iberia Parish Health Unit 715 Weldon St, New Iberia LA 12/01/20 Iberia Iberia Parish Ward…More

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Household Hazardous Waste Day Postponed

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Household Hazardous Waste Day Postponed

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Household Hazardous Waste Day at Cajun Field, scheduled for Saturday, November 21, has been tentatively rescheduled for the spring of 2021. Unfortunately, postponement is necessary because of issues beyond LCG’s control with the COVID-19 pandemic and a scheduling conflict with Cajun Field. A large venue, such as Cajun Field, is needed to…More

Thanksgiving Closure For Lafayette Transit System

Thanksgiving Closure For Lafayette Transit System

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Department of Public Works Transit Division will not provide Daytime and Night Owl bus service on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. Paratransit service also will not run, however, approved riders are welcome to schedule rides. Bus and paratransit services will resume regular schedules on Friday, November 27. The Lafayette Transit System office will…More

Covid 19 Testing Sites This Week

Covid 19 Testing Sites This Week

Drive Thru COVID- 19 Testing DATE PARISH LOCATION ADDRESS 11/23/20         11/24/20 *11/25/20   Lafayette Lafayette Parish Health Unit 220 W Willow St, Lafayette   11/23/20 St Martin St Martinville Health Unit 303 W. Port St, St Martinville    11/24/20   Acadia Acadia Parish Rice Arena 159 Cherokee Dr, Crowley *11/25/20   Iberia West End Park 1200…More

Louisiana’s Home Finale Against Central Arkansas Canceled Due To Covid

Louisiana’s Home Finale Against Central Arkansas Canceled Due To Covid

The final home game for Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns has been canceled due to Covid 19.  The SBC Western division champs were scheduled to face Central Arkansas on Saturday. In a story from KLFY, “We appreciate our tremendous medical staff and athletic trainers working closely with our football program in order to best navigate the situation,”…More

Hearts of Hope Is Saying “No More”

Hearts of Hope Is Saying “No More”

Hearts of Hope is saying “No More”.  No More is an education, awareness and fundraising campaign aimed at ending the pervasiveness of sexual violence in Acadiana YOU can make a difference by saying NO MORE and donating today : www.theheartsofhope.org/donate Every service at Hearts of Hope is FREE to every client, every time. Your gift matters.…More

Get Out And Fish! Derby

Get Out And Fish! Derby

Get ready to fish! The Girard Park Pond in Lafayette is stocked with tagged, adult channel catfish for the Get Out and Fish! Derby scheduled during Thanksgiving week. All levels and ages are eligible to participate but must follow guidelines to receive a prize. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has stocked 16 ponds…More

Kaliste Saloom Lane Closure Due To Widening Project

Kaliste Saloom Lane Closure Due To Widening Project

Starting Wednesday, November 18, at 9 a.m., drivers on Kaliste Saloom Road heading in the direction of Ambassador Caffery Parkway can expect the left, inside lane to be closed as they approach Ambassador Caffery. The lane closure will continue on Kaliste Saloom heading in the direction of E. Broussard Road. Kaliste Saloom will continue to…More

No Parades Allowed In New Orleans For Mardi Gras 2021

No Parades Allowed In New Orleans For Mardi Gras 2021

Looks like no Mardi Gras parades are happening in New Orleans… A Frequently Asked Questions section of Mayor Cantrell’s page on the city’s website asks the ”Question: Will there be parades in the City of New Orleans this year? “Answer: Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven…More

“Feet On The Street” Campaign Aims To Improve Recycling

“Feet On The Street” Campaign Aims To Improve Recycling

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and The Recycling Partnership are working together to reduce waste and improve curbside recycling in the city of Lafayette. The “Feet on the Street” campaign will educate residents on the importance of recycling correctly and what should and should not be placed in recycling carts. Starting Monday, November…More

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Much Different This Year

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Much Different This Year

The coronavirus pandemic is vastly changing the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  One big change, there will be no in-person audience.  Normally, there are 3.5 million people along the 2 ½ mile route. Broadway performances will be pre-recorded; the giant balloons will only float down one block and be pulled by utility vehicles instead of…More

Celebrity News

Lifetime Announces January Premiere Date for Salt-N-Pepa Biopic

Lifetime Announces January Premiere Date for Salt-N-Pepa Biopic

Lifetime’s biopic on Salt-N-Pepa is set to air at the top of the new year. On Jan. 23, 2021, the TV movie will air at 8 p.m. with an after show interview special to follow at 11 p.m. As previously reported by TheWrap, the 3-hour miniseries follows the story of nursing students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they…More

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Goes On Sale

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Goes On Sale

A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also raises concern about the accuracy and impact of such life-altering news. Independent experts are leery because key test results have…More

Little Known Black History Fact: The Woman Behind the Sew-in Weave

Little Known Black History Fact: The Woman Behind the Sew-in Weave

Many hear about Madame C.J. Walker for her impact on the hair industry. But have you heard of Christina M. Jenkins? She is one of those great minds who is largely credited for creating the hair weaving process. Christina Mae Thomas was born Christmas Day in 1920, although there are conflicting dates regarding her day…More

Mother of Slain Florida Teen Shot During Burial Service

Mother of Slain Florida Teen Shot During Burial Service

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An unknown gunman fired into a crowd gathered at a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s deputy earlier this month, officials said. The deceased teen’s mother was wounded by the bullet, Florida Today reported. The shooting happened as guests gathered at Riverview Memorial…More

Entertainment News

George Clooney cuts his own hair with a device attached to a vacuum cleaner

George Clooney cuts his own hair with a device attached to a vacuum cleaner

The coronavirus pandemic forced celebrities to adapt to a brave new world away from their adorning fans, and they responded in myriad ways. Some went to work at their kitchen tables, others soothed the world’s anxieties with a cringe-inducing John Lennon cover, and one reflected on the unity of humankind from her bathtub. But George…More

Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm loses barn in fire

Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm loses barn in fire

Part of Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm in Kentucky, which also operates a summer camp, was destroyed by a fire over the weekend, according to a statement from the camp. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire. We are deeply…More

Disney honors Chadwick Boseman’s birthday with tribute

Disney honors Chadwick Boseman’s birthday with tribute

Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 on November 29 and Disney honored him in a way that was fit for a Marvel king. Boseman, who died in August after a private battle with colon cancer, starred as T’Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel superhero franchise. On Saturday, Disney chairman Bob Iger tweeted to alert that something…More

Nicole Kidman sees your ‘The Undoing’ theories

Nicole Kidman sees your ‘The Undoing’ theories

Let’s try and do this with no spoilers shall we? “The Undoing” is the latest “hurry up and binge it so we can talk about it” limited series and theories abound. Nicole Kidman stars in the HBO thriller (HBO is owned by CNN’s parent company) as Grace Fraser, a successful therapist married to oncologist Jonathan…More

Actress Rebel Wilson just hit her 2020 health goal a month early

After vowing to get healthy in 2020, actress Rebel Wilson announced that she has reached her weight goal one month early. The “Pitch Perfect” star took to her Instagram account in January to declare that 2020 would be “The Year of Health” for her. Since then, she has been steadily shedding weight during the pandemic…More

David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies aged 85

David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies aged 85

British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died aged 85, his management company announced Sunday. Prowse died after a short illness, according to his agent Thomas Bowington. CNN reported in 2018 that Prowse was being treated for prostate cancer. “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for…More

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