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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.

 Kindergarten (mandatory)

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

French Immersion:

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

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SIGNPOST TO FREEDOM FILM VIEWING

The Jeanerette Museum is hosting a public film viewing of the one hour documentary, Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The film, produced by  Louisiana Public Broadcasting, recounts the circumstances and events that led to the nation’s first large-scale boycott protesting segregation and then examines its impact on the evolution of grassroots civil rights activism across the country during the early years of America's Civil Rights Movement. For more information on this free film viewing, contact the museum Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 337-276-4408, visit their webpage at www.jeanerettemuseum.com; email the museum at jeanerettemuseum@yahoo.com or like the museum on Facebook.

 

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 ashields@franklin-la.com.  All entries are due Friday, February 6, 2015, at noon. For more information, contact the Office of Community Development (337-828-6345 or ashields@franklin-la.com).

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Vendors Are Needed for Mardi Gras on the Bayou

FRANKLIN, La.— “Mardi Gras on the Bayou” will take place after the Mardi Gras parade along the Bayou Teche Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Vendors are still needed for the event.  There are spaces available for 18 food vendors, and 10 spaces are available for games. For more information or to complete a game host application or a vendor application, contact the Office of Community Development at 337-828-6345 or at ashields@franklin-la.com.

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Office of Motor Vehicles Now Accepting Multiple Forms of Payment

 BATON ROUGE – Motor Vehicle Offices across the state of Louisiana have implemented and installed devices that allow citizens to pay their fees utilizing debit cards, credit cards and e-checks.  This enhancement provides convenience and is currently functional in all Motor Vehicle Offices across the state. Presently, there is a convenience fee of $1.25 plus 1% of total charge on all debit and credit card transactions and a flat $1.00 convenience fee on all e-checks. **REMINDER:  Many OMV services are available via www.expresslane.org.  Save time and renew online!!!

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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. 

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Bunk Johnson Day: A Celebration of Heroes

WHO: NAACP, Iberia Parish Library, Bunk Johnson
Heritage Festival Inc.
WHAT: Bunk Johnson celebration, presentations on
history of local heroes, retrospective on the West End
in New Iberia
WHERE: Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New
Iberia, LA 70560
WHEN: Saturday, February 7th
DETAILS: Join us at the Main Library on
Saturday, February 7th for a celebration of
local music legend Bunk Johnson. There will be
guest speakers to teach attendee's about
Bunk’s legacy, other musicians such as Clifton
Chenier, and a retrospective on what the West
End of New Iberia used to be like. Vintage
photographs from the West End area will also
be on display. Bunk Johnson Band may also be
playing as well. Don’t miss out on this event or
you’ll be the one singin’ the blues.

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.

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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.

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 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

                  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 ipal@cox.net or by visiting IPAL’S website www.ipaltheater.com .

 

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Construction on Lewis Street, between Dale Street and Twenty Arpent Road, will begin Tuesday, November 25, 2014 and continue for approximately four weeks, depending on weather.  There will be a lane closure during this portion of the work, but only during working hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. on weekdays.  Access to business will be maintained.  Please follow the posted construction signs. E.B. Feucht & Sons apologizes in advance for any inconvenience or any disruptions this closure may cause.

 

Recycling pick-up 2015 schedule

Bulky Waste pick-up 2015 schedule

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.

 

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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 Parish.
“The completion of I-49 South is a priority for the state,” said Secretary LeBas. “We’re able to pursue innovative ways, such as the design-build method, to move us one step closer to achieving our goal of upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards."
Earlier today, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) seeking a design-build firm to construct the next section of I-49 South, the U.S. 90/La. 318 interchange in St. Mary Parish. The NOI can be viewed on DOTD’s website.
The proposed project includes upgrading the existing U.S. 90 and La. 318 signalized intersection to a full control of access, grade-separated interchange including the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 frontage roads to provide local access to La. 318. As part of the plan, the project would improve connectivity for industrial and freight transport to the sugar mill and port-related industries, as well as increase capacity and improve overall mobility.
The estimated project cost is $55M - $65M and will be funded by a combination of federal and state funds. The contract is expected to be executed in June, 2015 and completed in three years.
Additionally, in December 2013, DOTD announced the winning bid for another I-49 South design-build project in Lafayette Parish. The $57.1 million project will widen U.S. 90 along the U.S. 90/I-49 South corridor from north of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Albertson’s Parkway in Lafayette Parish. The contract was executed in February 2014. The project is estimated to begin construction by the end of this month and completed in three years.
Since 2008, the state has invested $6.4 billion in more than 7,000 miles of Louisiana’s roadways. This total includes $638 million towards transportation along the U.S. 90 corridor and approximately $14 million in St. Mary Parish.

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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!

 

Jan. 1 - 31, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check IberiaTravel.com  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Jan. 27, 31, 2015 - 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, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket

Jan. 28, 2015 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, GlcRanch.com/Glc-Meat-Market,Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle

Jan. 26 - March 6, 2015  The World Will Move Exhibit - The Jeanerette Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, The World Will Move: Civil Rights and Public Transportation in Louisiana 1860s-1950s. The exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum uses vintage photographs, prints, newspaper articles and artifacts to tell the story of African Americans who challenged discrimination on streetcars, steamboats, trains and buses. The museum will also present photographs of local transportation. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-276-4408, JeaneretteMuseum.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Jeanerette-Museum

Jan. 29, 2015  Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market- BestLife Iberia farmers market selling fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts on the last Thursday of each month. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838, Facebook.com/AGAFarmersMarket. For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check Facebook.com/BestLifeFlashMarket

Jan. 31, 2015 - Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 7 - 11 p.m.,Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

Feb. 1, 2015 - Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade, with marching bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras Royalty and lots of throws. Martin Luther King, Canal and Main Streets, Jeanerette, Sun. 1 - 3 p.m., 337-276-4933.

Feb. 1 - 28, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check IberiaTravel.com  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Feb. 1 - April 15, 2015 - George Rodrigue Comes Home: Under Iberia's Oak Trees - A fine art exhibit by New Iberia native the late George Rodrigue. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 W. Main St., New Iberia, Wed. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-606-5977,BayouTecheMuseum.org, Facebook.com/Pages/Bayou-Teche-Museum

Feb. 1 - March 6, 2015  The World Will Move Exhibit - The Jeanerette Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, The World Will Move: Civil Rights and Public Transportation in Louisiana 1860s-1950s. The exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum uses vintage photographs, prints, newspaper articles and artifacts to tell the story of African Americans who challenged discrimination on streetcars, steamboats, trains and buses. The museum will also present photographs of local transportation. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-276-4408, JeaneretteMuseum.com, Facebook.com/Pages/Jeanerette-Museum

Feb. 2,  2015 Cajun Ground Hog Day - Pierre C. Shadeaux, Iberia's Cajun Groundhog, emerges to predict weather...short summer or long spring. Student essay contest winners presented, childrens choirs, proclamations read, and more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. 7:30 - 8 a.m., 337-365-6773, IberiaNet.com

Feb. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 2015 - 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, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, GlcRanch.com/Glc-Meat-Market,Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle

Feb. 6, 2015 - Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty and lots of throws. Parade route: from Bank St. to Jefferson, down Fullton to Burke, to Duperier, right on Marie. Disbands at New Iberia City Park. Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, New Iberia, Fri. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 337-367-6466, Facebook.com/KreweofAndalusia
 

Feb. 7, 2015 A Prelude to Spring Iberia Cultural Association presents this free candlelight chamber orchestra concert performed by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. St. Peters Church, 108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Sat. 2 - 3:30 p.m., 337-364-1603, IberiaCultural.com

Feb. 8, 2015 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Children's Dance - Dance and costume contest. Judging at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced and will ride in the parade. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, 3 - 6 p.m, 337-365-8185, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais

Feb. 13 - 16, 2015 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances - Costume judging at 11 p.m. Fri-Sat. and at 10 p.m. Sun-Mon. Admission fee. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sun. 7 p.m. - midnight, Mon. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., 337-365-8185,Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais

Feb. 14, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,JeaneretteChamber.org, Facebook.com/JeaneretteChamberofCommerce

Feb. 14, 2015 - Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Mardi Gras Parade Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville, 2 p.m., 888-677-7200, Crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks,Facebook.com/pages/Lake-Fausse-Pointe-State-Park

Feb. 17, 2015 - Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Annual Mardi Gras parade with lots of floats, bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty, Grand Marshal and tons of throws. Elaborate and colorful costumes. Highway 90 and College Road, Jeanerette, 11 a.m., 337-365-8185, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais 

Feb. 17, 2015 - Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Francis Romero Memorial Park and LA 88, Coteau, 1 p.m., 337-577-5099.

Feb. 17, 2015 - Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups, music. Main Street, Loreauville, 2 p.m., 337-229-6001. 

Feb. 19, 2015 - An Informance by Musician David Greely - David Greely, a traditional French Louisiana musician and founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys, will present what he calls "an informance," a free program of musical excerpts and stories reflecting his personal musical perspective of Shadows-on-the-Teche's history. Shadows Visitor Center, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., 337-369-6446,ShadowsOnTheTeche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche

Feb. 21 - 22, 2015 - TABASCO® Shootout Soccer Tournament - Competitive soccer tournament offered to all Louisiana D1 teams, concessions. Louisiana Pepperplex, 611 Sucrose Dr., New Iberia,  Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-9336, IberiaSoccer.net

Feb. 26, 2015  Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market- BestLife Iberia farmers market selling fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts on the last Thursday of each month. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838, Facebook.com/AGAFarmersMarket. For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, checkFacebook.com/BestLifeFlashMarket

Feb. 28, 2015 - Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 7 - 11 p.m.,Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry

For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com  

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Upcoming Events Around the Cajun Coast! - St. Mary Tourist Commission
We are now open to the public at our new location! Come by and visit us!
900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380
 
800.256.2931 | 985.380.8224 

 

 

 

 

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