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HIS Fire & Safety Co. is having a donation drive for the victims of the recent tornados in Moore, OK. They are accepting any non perishable items, bottled water, baby needs, toiletries items, clothes (wearable), cleaning supplies, and of course any cash donations. Items and money can be dropped off at their office located at 5306 Bob Acres Road in Delcambre, LA. (Off hwy. 14 next to the Delcambre bridge). Any questions or concerns please call 337-685-8400. Trucks will leave first thing on Monday morning to deliver supplies.
(LAFAYETTE, OPELOUSAS, NEW IBERIA,
ABBEVILLE, LA)-Are you looking for a summer program where your children
can have fun and learn at the same time in a safe environment? Boys &
Girls Clubs of Acadiana's 7 week summer programs are about to kick off.
This is a very busy time for the Clubs. The summer programs will run
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning, Monday, June 3,
2013. Due to Independence Day, the Clubs will be closed July 1st
-5th. The Boys & Girls Clubs are educational and fun. They include
programs such as reading, computer time, spelling and trivia
competitions. Members will get to have a little summer vacation
time. Some of the outside fun activities are field trips, bowling,
skating, swimming, museums, parks, and movies.
If you are interested in signing your child up, please contact your
local Club. You will find the phone numbers and each address below.
INTRODUCING THE NEW DELCAMBRE SEAFOOD AND FARMERS MARKET
Debuting this spring, the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market will feature wild-caught Delcambre Direct seafood and farm fresh, locally grown produce. With food, music and special events, visitors will enjoy a fun – and HEALTHY – shopping experience at the Shrimp Festival grounds. SAVE THE DATES for the market: June 1, 2013. Find out more here. Special Mini-Market scheduled for May 30th.
The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, IBERIABANK and the Small Business Association have partnered to provide the community with a an 11-month series of business seminars. Seminars are the third Monday of the month. Click on the pic below for info on the April 15th class.
Shred-it at Your Iberia Parish Library
Iberia Parish Library will be partnering with Shred-it New Orleans during the month of April to participate in National Money Smart Week. During this month, the public is welcome to discard any legal, financial, or private information using the FREE secure shred boxes that are being generously donated by Shred-it New Orleans. You can find one of these boxes at the following libraries: Main Library, Parkview, St. Peter. All Shred-it locations in the United States and Canada have received NAID AAA Certification by adhering to the stringent security practices and procedures established by the National Association for Information Destruction. For more information, please call the Main Library at 364.7024.
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.
Books, Bytes & Brew at The Iberia Parish Library!
Kicking the New Year off with a bang, the Iberia Parish Library will be opening the first ever Cyber Café! On Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. patrons are invited to enjoy the large meeting room at the Main Library in a "café" type setting. Patrons will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, hot tea, water, or their own (non-alcoholic) beverage while using their electronic device, reading a magazine, or digging into their favorite library book. During this time, a library staff member will be available to help with any questions regarding Overdrive, eReader devices, connecting your electronic device to the library’s FREE wifi, or any questions that patrons may have about Facebook and social media in general. We encourage everyone to stop by and enjoy their favorite library activity accompanied by a hot cup of coffee or tea! It’s free, and it’s happening at YOUR library. This program is Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Iberia Parish Library. For questions, please call the Main Library at 364.7024.
Sit and Knit returns to the Parkview Library!
The Parkview Branch Library would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone in the community 12 and older that likes to, or would enjoy learning how to knit. They will be offering a Sit & Knit every Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. starting on October 9. This is a great opportunity to share techniques, patterns, and just visit with people who enjoy the same hobby. For more information, please call the Parkview Library at 364.7480. New members are encouraged to attend and are always welcome. Supplies are not provided.
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 has announced that they have agreed to twice per month recycling beginning in December. Recycling will be picked up on the same day of the week, but now during the 2nd and 4th full week of each month. In December the recycling weeks will be the week of December 10th and 24th. More information is at the link: alliedrecycle2x.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.
Effective 10/16/12, Pellerin Road is closed between East Admiral Doyle Drive and Martin Luther King Drive at the bridge that crosses the Delahoussaye Canal. It will remain closed until further notice.
Effective 10/15/12, Railroad Road is closed between Leleux Road and Longside Road at the bridge that crosses the Jefferson Canal. It will remain closed until further notice.
FRANKLIN, La.—The City of Franklin will no longer host a Farmers’ Market at 300 Willow Street. “We had hoped that our efforts would encourage residents to be a part of the Farmers’ Market,” said Mayor Raymond Harris. “Sadly, all good things must come to an end.” However, the Ole City Market will be available to rent for events. Please come to City Hall for a copy of the “Rental Use and Guidelines.” There is a “Rental Agreement” that must be completed and signed, and fees for rent and use of electricity must be paid in order for the agreement to be fulfilled. Furthermore, foods that must remain at a certain temperature before they can be consumed are not permitted to be sold as a part of the rental agreement. The Ole City Market must be cleaned after the event, and the keys must be returned to City Hall the next business day following the event. Please contact the Director of Administration Karen LeBlanc at 337-828-6310 for more information about renting the Ole City Market for events.
Fourth Annual Promenade d’art de Franklin
FRANKLIN, La.—The City of Franklin Main Street Program will host the Fourth Annual Promenade d’art de Franklin (Franklin Art Walk) on Franklin’s historic Main Street on September 28, 2013, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. This family-friendly event is open to local and regional visual artists. Only original art will be accepted into and can be displayed at the Art Walk. Entry forms are due by 12 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013. There is no fee to enter the Art Walk. For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact Arlana Shields in the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who are at least 13 years old are invited to participate in the Fourth Annual Franklin Art Walk with their parents’ permission.
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!
May 25, 28, 2013 - Teche Area Farmers' Market - Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tuesdays 2:30 - 6 p.m., Saturdays 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330 or 337-380-0672.
May 25, 2013 - Splash Bash - Swimming, arts and crafts, games, fun jumps, food, refreshments. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-339-5903.
May 25 - 26, 2013 - SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition, concessions. SugArena, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, www.sugarena.com
May 26, 2013 - Bunk Fest Gospel Jazz and Second Line - Gospel jazz at St. Edwards Catholic Church followed by procession at 1 p.m. and second line from St. Edwards Church Cemetery. St. Edwards Catholic Church, 175 Ambassador W. LeMelle Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 337-560-5595, www.bunkjohnson.com
May 28, 2013 - Memorial Day Ceremony - A celebration commemorating all of our fallen soldiers with flag ceremony, 21 gun salute and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.
May 30 - 31, 2013 - Iberia Performing Arts League presents "See How They Run" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., 337-364-6114, http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com