One nation under GOD!
Benefit to help defray the medical expenses of Lawrence Sherville
Pork and Sausage Jambalaya, Yams and Green Beans
Sunday September 7, 2014--Pick-up 11am-1pm at the 8th Ward recreation Center in Jeanerette -- Donation $7.00. Tickets are available at:
Purchase of tickets or any donation is welcome.
Lung cancer, it's a powerful force, but so are you. You have the power to save a life. JOIN us for the LAFAYETTE Free to Breathe RUN/WALK on September 27th at RIVER RANCH TOWN SQUARE. One day of action can make a lifetime of IMPACT. Together we have the power to make lung cancer survival the expectation, not the exception. Register and start fundraising today at freetobreathe.org
Iberia Preservation Alliance Presents: An Entertaining Evening of Louisiana Politics
The Iberia Preservation Alliance will offer another segment in its annual political presentations entitled “An Entertaining Evening Of Louisiana Politics” featuring guests Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne , State Senator Fred Mills, and State Representative Taylor Barras. The event, a fundraiser for “New Iberia Beneath the Balconies,” will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Sugar Cane Festival Building in New Iberia. A 5:30 PM wine and hors d’oeuvres Reception welcoming the three noted politicos will start off the event followed by the actual performance at 7 P.M. Tickets for the reception and the preformance are $50.00 per person and can be purchased at Blue Butterfly, Shadows-on-the-Teche, and Mills Cashway Pharmacy in Breaux Bridge. For information on tickets, call 658-9746. The program will open with Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne’s humorous presentation of some of Louisiana’s most interesting politicians. Dardenne will then join State Senator Fred Mills and State Representative Taylor Barras for an amusing and informative Round Table Discussion. Cathy Indest, one of the Alliance organization members, commented that “If you enjoy delicious food and wine in an elegant, but fun setting as well as great political humor , then ‘An Entertaining Evening Of Louisiana Politics’ is a perfect event for you!” “An Entertaining Evening Of Louisiana Politics” is the primary Fundraiser for “New Iberia Beneath The Balconies”, Proceeds from the September 10 event will help to defray the costs of “New Iberia Beneath The Balconies” so that this unique and free festival can continue to be available to all. The Iberia Preservation Alliance, a coalition of the Bayou Teche Museum, Iberia Cultural Resources Association, and the Shadows-on-the-Teche , was formed in 2010 and continues to produce informative, amusing, and highly entertaining events for both area citizens and visitors alike.
Iberia Parish officials are updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. They had a public meeting on Wednesday, August 13th but would like to invite all citizens interested in learning about and discussing the updated hazard mitigation plan to submit there thoughts. More info here
CAJUN MUSIC HISTORY
The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum will present A Journey Through the History of Cajun Music at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Using archival recordings contained in the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies’ Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, as well as a live performance, Chris Segura and Michael Martin will discuss the history of Cajun music from the earliest examples to the most recent innovations. This event is being held free of charge at the museum located at 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, La. For more information visit the museum online at www.jeanerettemuseum.com; email email@example.com, visit the museum on Facebook or call the museum 337-276-4408 Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cajun Comedy Night to benefit the Veterans September 6th
Volunteers Needed for Tour du Teche
FRANKLIN, La.—The City of Franklin will host its portion of Tour du Teche on Saturday, October 4, 2014, along the Bayou Teche. Franklin’s portion of Tour du Teche is called the “Sugar Race.” Paddlers will begin the Sugar Race in St. Martinville and continue their journey to Franklin; this part of Tour du Teche is 59 miles. These athletes will need assistance once they reach Franklin. Volunteers are needed to write down the finishing times of the paddlers, see that the paddlers sign next to their times, assist the paddlers out to their watercraft and help them to pull their watercraft onshore. Last year the first paddlers reached Franklin at approximately 5:00 p.m. Therefore, volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts, which would begin in the late afternoon and go through the evening and night as paddlers arrive in Franklin. The organizers are looking for volunteers from all walks of life--parents, students, athletes, members of fraternal organizations, active-duty military and veterans just to name a few. For more information and to sign up to volunteer, contact the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jeanerette Community Development Corporation is hosting Jeanerette Live from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 on Main Street in Jeanerette.
Mayor Aprill Foulcard brought together representatives from fourteen different nonprofit groups in Jeanerette to organize this event.
This event will feature booths with handmade or hand crafted items, a kids zone, and food and live music throughout the day. The feature band, Krossfyre, will take the stage at 7 p.m. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Booth space is $50 for vendors wishing to participate. Vendors can apply on the Jeanerette Live! website. For more information visit http://www.jeanerettelive.com/, or contact Phaedra Perkins at 985-714- 6438 or email@example.com
Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that the public is now able to access crash reports from the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office website. A person involved in a crash can now go to www.iberiaso.org and click on the link (CRASH REPORTS ONLINE) then enter either a report number or name of person involved in crash and receive a copy of their crash report. The cost of the report is $13.50 which can be paid online. Sheriff Ackal has implemented this service to better assist the public.
Monday, Funday, Craftday @ Iberia Parish Library
Join us at the location nearest you each Monday starting June 9 for Monday, Funday, Craftday. These simple crafts are appropriate for ages 3 and older (with help from a parent or guardian) and take less than 15 minutes to make. Visit us online at www.iberialibrary.org and click on the SignUp calendar link to find out more dates and times. This event is sponsored by Cox Communications, New Iberia Optimist Club and the Friends of the Library.
You’re just thirty minutes from a healthier you!
The Parkview Library is still promoting its get fit programming, Parkview Aerobics! Classes are every Friday starting at 12 noon and now at 5:00 p.m. for all of the working patrons that are interested. The class will begin with a warm up and end with a cool down. The class lasts about 30 minutes. It is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some exercise on your lunch break or before your busy weekend. Take a step toward physical fitness at your Parkview Library. For more information or questions about this program, please call 337.364.7480.
Iberia Parish Library Introduces Freegal Music Service!
The Iberia Parish Library is proud to announce their newest service through Freegal Music. Freegal gives library patrons access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog by just using their library card. It is absolutely FREE and requires no software downloading. The best part about it is that the song is theirs to keep. The link is on the library’s home page, www.iberia.lib.la.us. It is 100% internet based, and can be accessed from home, the library, or any other place that has an internet connection. For more information on this free service, you can always call the Main Library at 364.7024.
The 2014-2015 IPAL Membership Drive and Season Ticket Drives for the Iberia Peroforming Arts League are now underway. IPAL’s MEMBERSHIP DRIVE helps to ensure financial stability for IPAL independent of ticket sales. An IPAL membeship plays an important role in meeting the many challenges faced by a non-profit theater group. The rising cost of utilities, telephone, insurance, maintenance, royalties, costumes, set expenses, technical upgrades, theater improvements, etc., makes IPAL MEMBERSHIPS CRUCIAL to keeping the Essanee doors open. Membership Levels Range from $25 and up. MEMBERS also receive IPAL’s newsletter, recognition in the program, and listing on the large posters in the lobby. SEASON TICKET purchase is a convenience provided those theater-goers interested in assuring tickets and seats for all show. Season tickets are offered at a price of $60. IPAL will present the 5 productions in its 2014-2015 season including three musical offerings. Season plays include “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Godspell“ (musical), “A USO Christmas Show” (an original IPAL musical production), “The Drowsy Chaperon” (musical) and “The Rainmaker.” To Obtain information on both Membership and Season Tickets, please contact IPAL at it e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 364-6114 and leaving a message with name and return phone number. More information can also be found at www.ipaltheater.com the group’s website.
IPAL Announces 2014-2015 Season
The Iberia Performing Arts League is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 regular Theater Season. This Season will include two dramatic plays and three musical productions of various types sure to please every taste. IPAL performs in the historic Essanee Theater in New Iberia, La. With a large theater seating 200, and a modern light and sound system, IPAL is able to offer the Iberia Community and surrounding areas top notch theater in a pleasant environment. All IPAL plays run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with a Sunday Matinee at 3:00
Opening the 2014-2015 Season will be “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Noah Smith. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella, the play takes us back to Victorian London where Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull "respectable" life. Then arrives Mr. Hyde! The show will be directed by Blythe Bull and will run September 4 thru September 14, 2014.
Following the season opener will be a musical, “Godspell“, by John-Michael Tebelak with music by Stephen Schwartz. Based loosely on the Gospel of Mathew, the show presents a series of parables interspersed with a variety of modern music, some rock-flavored. The show has played since 1971 on and off Broadway and in numerous tours. Directed by Donna Berard, the show will run November 6-16, 2014.
Next up in IPAL’s season will be an original IPAL production, “A USO Christmas Show”. The setting will be somewhere overseas sometimes in the 40’s or 50’s! It’s a sure fire bet that those Christmas Classics will be included, along with special guests and specialty acts. Bob Hope television season took America to USO shows many years ago …and now IPAL does it again. The show will run only one weekend, December 11-14, 2014, and will be directed by Kim Monroe.
IPAL’s grand spring musical will be “The Drowsy Chaperone” by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music by Lisa Lambert. This musical comedy is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, it actually comes to life in his apartment. The musical score is jazzy, the humor is constant, the IPAL orchestra will be in the pit and IPAL will do its “magic” again. The show was nominated for every major Tony Award in 2006 and won the Tony award for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. “The Drowsy Chaperone” also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as many other awards. It runs three weeks March 6-22, 2015 and will be directed by Travis Guillory.
Rounding off IPAL’s 2014-2015 Season will be “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash. Set in dust bowl Oklahoma, the play has been described as insightful, comedic and romantic. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for $100. His arrival changes many-a-life. The 1956 movie of the drama starred Burt Lancaster as Starbuck and Katherine Hepburn as Lizzie Curry. The play will be directed by Dianne Moss and runs May 28-June 7, 2015
Both individual and Season Tickets are available for all IPAL productions. Tickets are $10 for regular plays and for the Christmas show, $15 for “Godspell” (student discounts with ID), and $20 for “The Drowsy Chaperone.” A block of Season Tickets can be purchased for $60 which saves patrons $5 on individual prices and provides advance assigned seating for The Drowsy Chaperone. For ticket information contact IPAL at 337-364-6114 and leave name and return phone number. Season tickets can also be obtained at email@example.com or by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com .
DOTD determined that a MULTI-WAY STOP is no longer warranted at the intersection of LA 677 (Landry Dr.) and Fulton St. The stop signs are no longer posted on LA 677 (Landry Dr.). Take extra precautions in this area due to these changes.
The City of New Iberia will not host the Hazardous Waste Day this year. The following information should be valuable to those residents wishing to dispose of items in an environmentally friendly manner. The following items can be dropped off at these vendors: recyclelocations.pdf
Allied Waste announced that beginning the week of January 6th, recycling will be picked up every other week on the same day of the week as your garbage,
Gordon Disposal announced a change in the yard waste, furniture and light construction debris collection schedule for its customers in the City of New Iberia. As part of a new contract with the City, curbside collection of yard waste and debris will be twice per month instead of weekly, effective December 3, 2012. Service for residents north of the railroad tracks will be on the 1st and 3rd week of the month. Residents south of the railroad tracks will be serviced on the 2nd and 4th week of the month. There will not be a set day per household. Residents are asked to place items at the curb on Sunday night. Gordon’s will begin picking up on Monday and continue through the week until collection is complete. For questions or concerns please call the Mayor’s office at (337) 369-2300.
Iberia Parish government announces the closure of South Grand Prairie Road, between South Highway 90 Frontage Road and Highway 14, beginning Thursday, July 17, 2014. This closure is necessary for work crews to perform road improvements and drainage work. No thru traffic will be allowed until the completion of the project, which is expected to last approximately 100 days, weather permitting. Emergency access will be available from South Highway 90 Frontage Road only. Iberia Parish Government apologizes for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.
BROUSSARD, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development announces that the southbound left lane of U.S. 90, between
Celebrity Drive and Albertson Parkway, will be closed for construction
work beginning Monday, August 18.
Beginning Monday, August 18, until Sunday, November 9, La. 330 at the
Bayou Tigre Bridge will be closed to motorists to allow crews to perform
repairs. The closure will take place along La. 330 from La. 14 to La.
DOTD announces plans to pursue design-build construction for I-49 South project in St. Mary Parish
Monday, July 07, 2014 9:13 AM
JEANERETTE, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas announced plans to move forward
with the construction of I-49 South by pursuing a design-build contract
for the construction of the U.S.90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary
NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to experience our famous attractions, world renowned cuisine, contagious music, sizzling events and people who never meet a stranger. Join us and savor the difference in Iberia Parish!
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com