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Laughing With Kinfolks

Laughing With Kinfolks

Brad Goins May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Laughing With Kinfolks

Have you ever seen Kinfolks — the quarterly magazine published by the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society? To get a subscription, you’ll need to become a member of the Genealogical Society. Annuals membership fees are

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What’s The Song In That Commercial?

What’s The Song In That Commercial?

Brad Goins April 20, 2018 Comments Off on What’s The Song In That Commercial?

I guess if one were looking for a single symbol of Southwest Louisiana, Community Coffee would do as well as any. Even people who don’t drink it routinely see the logo and coffee dispensers.

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The Great Big Eye

The Great Big Eye

Brad Goins April 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Great Big Eye

It’s been a while since the Up Fronter wrote about Southwest Louisiana’s premier surrealist painter: Lafayette’s Amy Guidry. Guidry’s work has appeared in many national magazines. But there’s nothing wrong with making a mention

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What Denial Is All About

What Denial Is All About

Brad Goins March 15, 2018 Comments Off on What Denial Is All About

Just what happens during Lent? For 40 days, you deny yourself a particular pleasure. Ideally, it’s a pleasure that’s holding back your spirituality or quality of life. For instance, if I eat too much

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It’s That’s Time Again

It’s That’s Time Again

Brad Goins March 1, 2018 Comments Off on It’s That’s Time Again

Habitual readers of Up Front may have been wondering when the Up Fronter would inform the world of the big annual new and used book sale at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Well,

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Spotty Coverage

Spotty Coverage

Brad Goins February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Spotty Coverage

Tuesday, Jan. 16, was a little frustrating for me. Every Louisiana journalist was Tweeting about his or her immense grief about the Saints loss that had taken place more than 24 hours earlier. I

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Culture And Eagles

Culture And Eagles

Brad Goins February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Culture And Eagles

New Iberia is one of the places folks around here go when they want to experience Louisiana coastal culture without going too far afield. Tailor-made for these folks is the upcoming Preserve Louisiana Tour:

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What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

Brad Goins January 18, 2018 Comments Off on What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

The most innovative event to hit the Lake Area in many a long day will take place on February 3. Its objective is to markedly improve the quality of life on one Sulphur street

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Research Turtles Reunion

Research Turtles Reunion

Brad Goins January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Research Turtles Reunion

Folks used to talk a lot about the local band the Research Turtles, which was widely considered one of the most innovative ensembles in town. Although the members of the Research Turtles broke rank

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What Kind Of Shorts?

What Kind Of Shorts?

Brad Goins December 21, 2017 Comments Off on What Kind Of Shorts?

Sometimes I have to dig pretty deep into my Twitter feed to find some Up Front-worthy Louisiana news. But it’s there. One morning, just as I was about to go Twitter-free, I came across

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