One nation under GOD!
In conjunction with Bayou Teche Museum's George Rodrigue exhibit, and to
celebrate what would have been George Rodrigue's 71st birthday, the
Museum will host a 5K run on Friday, March 13th. The theme is Loup Garou,
or Cajun Werewolf, and it will be a night time run beginning at 7 p.m.
Start and end of the race will be at Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion facing
Bayou Teche on Fulton Street. There will also be a one mile run/stroll
beginning at the same time. Mayor Hilda Curry will
read a proclamation declaring it "George Rodrigue Day" and a birthday
celebration will follow.
Awards will be Overall Male & Female First to Finish Race, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
in each category. Medals will be awarded to 1 - 3 place finishers in
Iberia Parish Parents are requested to register Pre-Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten children at the public school zoned for their address on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten (not mandatory)
v Child must be four (4) on or before September 30, 2015
v Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the program due to federal guidelines which limit the number of eligible participants.
v Child must be five (5) on or before September 30, 2015
Documentation Required For Registration:
v Certified copy of child’s birth certificate
v Social Security Card
v Child’s Immunization Record
v Proof of Residence (utility bill: gas, water, light, telephone)
v ***Pre-Kindergarten Only: Proof of Household Income (check stubs for January & February, 2015)
For further information, contact:
v The public school in the zone where you reside
v Pamela F. Landry, Iberia Parish Educational Center @ 364-7641
v Rebecca Allain, Iberia Parish Educational Center @ 364-7641
v James Russell, III, Iberia Parish School Board @ 365-2341
v Program is housed at North Lewis Elementary
v Available to all Kindergarten Students (point of entry)
v For more information, contact:
o Tim Rosamond, Principal @ 369-6132
o Audrey W. Ausberry, Supervisor of Instruction or Carey Laviolette, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction @ 364-7641
Artists and Authors Wanted for the Sixth Annual Art Walk
FRANKLIN, La.— The Sixth Annual Art Walk will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists and authors can pick up a brochure at City Hall, or one can be e-mailed to them by sending a request to email@example.com. All entries are due Friday, February 6, 2015, at noon. For more information, contact the Office of Community Development (337-828-6345 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Be Creative @ Your Library
WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Easter Wreath WHERE: Jeanerette Branch Library WHEN: Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 -2:00 PM DETAILS: Calling all crafters! Turn fabric into a stylish wreath that makes a perfect decoration for the Easter holiday.
WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Let’s Learn To Crochet WHERE: Jeanerette Branch Library WHEN: Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM DETAILS: On the last Saturday of every month, Jeanerette Branch Library hosts a great event for beginning and experienced crocheters called Let’s Learn to Crochet. Bring your needles and some yarn and crochet with the best of them! TO REGISTER: Go online to www.iberia.evanced.info/signup or just call us! Jeanerette Branch - 276.4014.
WHO: Iberia Parish Library WHAT: Glass Tile Pendants WHERE: Loreauville Branch Library WHEN: Tues, March 24 from 2:00 - 5:00PM DETAILS: Turn everyday household ornaments into a DIY glass pendant. Registration is required. TO REGISTER: Call 229.6348 or go online to www.iberia.evanced.info/signup
Beginners’ Calligraphy Workshop
WHO: Iberia Parish Library, Stephen Tague WHAT: Calligraphy Workshop WHERE: Parkview Branch Library WHEN: Thursday, March 12 DETAILS: We’re having a beginner copperplate calligraphy workshop for all those curious about calligraphy but don’t know where to start. If successful, this workshop could turn into regular classes hosted at the library. When you sign-up please submit a sample of your own handwriting.
For a Healthy Home
WHO: Iberia Parish Library, Charles Carew WHAT: Healthy Home Seminar WHERE: Main Library WHEN: Tuesdays, March 24 & 31@ 6:00 PM DETAILS: Are you concerned of the value of your house decreasing, the longer you have it? Do you have questions about how to make your home more energy efficient? Worried about your home’s indoor air quality? If you’re a first time homebuyer or already own a home, this seminar series is for you! Charles Carew of Charles Carew Home Inspection, LLC will be providing a very important seminar series for two Tuesdays in a row. He’ll help you learn about a home’s attributes and deficiencies, and make recommendations for home improvement, maintenance, and safety. TO REGISTER: Call 364.7024 or go online to www.iberia.evanced.info/signup
A Tale of Two Towers Part Two
WHO: Heirloom Cooperative, Iberia Parish Library, Iberia Community Garden, and BestLife Iberia Farmer’s Markets WHAT: Tower Dedication, Dietary Seminar WHERE: St. Peter Branch Library WHEN: 1:00 PM Saturday, March 21 DETAILS: Join us as we install the second recirculating hydroponic tower garden made possible by a Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation at the second session of the Annual Garden Symposium at St. Peter Branch Library. Mary Himel of Heirloom Produce Cooperative will explain how the tower functions. This session will close with a cooking demo by BestLife Iberia Executive Chef Patrick Mould cooking up one of his healthy BestLife Iberia Kitchen dishes. Learn, experience, and grow with your library.
Melted Crayon Art
Let’s go make a Kite
March to the Clost
Recycled Wall Art
Come. Sit. Knit.
The Parkview Branch Library would like to extend a warm welcome to teens and adults 13 and older to Sit and Knit. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a new knitter or a needle master; you’re invited to join others in a knit-a-thon every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. The fun starts October 7th and will continue for several months. For more information, call the Parkview Branch at (337) 364-7480. New members are encouraged to attend and are always welcome. Supplies are not provided.
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.
Iberia Performing Arts League Presents The Drowsy Chaperone
The Iberia Performing Arts League presents The Drowsy Chaperone, the hilarious award-winning musical comedy, March 6-22 at the Essanee Theater (126 Iberia St., New Iberia). Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 3:00. Tickets are $20 and are available at Delaune’s Pharmacy, Paul’s Flower Shop, Accentrics, or by calling the theater at 364-6114. For additional information you may call the theater or e-mail . Rated PG-13. The Drowsy Chaperone is a new musical that opened on Broadway in 2006, winning the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and many others as well as a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. It begins with a present-day musical theatre fanatic eager to tell the audience about his favorite Broadway musical - a 1920s romp called The Drowsy Chaperone. As he begins listening to the rare cast recording, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life in his apartment, telling the hilarious tale of a pampered Broadway starlet and her debonair fiance, an overzealous producer, a dizzy chorine, the Latin lover, a couple of bumbling gangsters, and of course one rather intoxicated chaperone. Ruses are played. Hi-jinks occur. And the plot spins everyone into musical comedy euphoria. According to director, Travis Guillory, “The Drowsy Chaperone is the funniest musical you will see. Along with the lavish sets, masterful orchestra, and top-notch cast, this show will have your toes tapping and your sides splitting from laughter. If you enjoy big band jazz, huge dance numbers, colorful sets and costumes, and zany comedy, get your tickets now!” This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council, through the Louisiana Divisions of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding has also been provided through the Acadiana Center for the Arts and Iberia Bank.
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
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 .
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
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.
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