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CHEF SPOTLIGHT-Chef Colin Nunez Villa Harlequin

CHEF SPOTLIGHT-Chef Colin Nunez Villa Harlequin

admin February 8, 2024 Comments Off on CHEF SPOTLIGHT-Chef Colin Nunez Villa Harlequin

Villa Harlequin executive chef Colin Nunez says he remembers his mother dressing him up as a chef for career day at his elementary school when he was 8. But it wasn’t until he was

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“I’ve Been Blessed” Hathaway Resident Peter LeBlanc Talks About his 50 Years As A School Bus Driver

“I’ve Been Blessed” Hathaway Resident Peter LeBlanc Talks About his 50 Years As A School Bus Driver

admin December 7, 2023 Comments Off on “I’ve Been Blessed” Hathaway Resident Peter LeBlanc Talks About his 50 Years As A School Bus Driver

Peter LeBlanc recently celebrated 50 years of driving a school bus for Hathaway High School.  The Jeff Davis School Board honored him at a meeting and presented him with a certificate. Since 1974, LeBlanc’s

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The Local Market (A Lagniappe Roundtable Discussion With Area Realtors)

The Local Market (A Lagniappe Roundtable Discussion With Area Realtors)

admin November 16, 2023 Comments Off on The Local Market (A Lagniappe Roundtable Discussion With Area Realtors)

The real estate market in Southwest Louisiana has been difficult for many citizens to navigate. Lagniappe Magazine’s Diana Vallette sat down with four local realtors to discuss the market in our area, booming areas

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HONEY

HONEY

admin November 16, 2023 Comments Off on HONEY

September was National Honey Month, and I should have highlighted recipes using honey in the last issue. However, when I was writing September’s column it was so unbearably hot that I couldn’t think about

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Colt Mire Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

Colt Mire Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

admin October 5, 2023 Comments Off on Colt Mire Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

Though he’s an experienced chef, Colt Mire isn’t “the” chef at Tia Juanita’s. He’s there in a consultant capacity.  And he’s largely, if not totally, responsible for bringing Tia Juanita’s back after its closure

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ALLIGATOR MAN

ALLIGATOR MAN

Karla Wall February 11, 2022 Comments Off on ALLIGATOR MAN

McNeese’s Dr. Mark Merchant  Story by Karla Wall • Photos by Jody McFarlain When McNeese State University chemistry professor Dr. Mark Merchant was about 12, he was fishing with his grandfather in the bayou when

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STOMPIN’ A MUDHOLE

STOMPIN’ A MUDHOLE

Karla Wall May 7, 2021 Comments Off on STOMPIN’ A MUDHOLE

Megan Rion of Moss Bluff is a Mud Buggy Racing Phenom By Karla Wall   Local photographer and Moss Bluff resident Megan Rion is making a name for herself in a competitive arena that

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Getting The Joy Back

Getting The Joy Back

Karla Wall May 7, 2021 Comments Off on Getting The Joy Back

Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance VP Eric Cormier Talks About Food, His Creole Heritage And Getting His Writing Groove Back By Karla Wall For former American Press reporter and columnist Eric Cormier, now a

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Every Tree Has A Story To Tell

Every Tree Has A Story To Tell

Karla Wall March 4, 2021 Comments Off on Every Tree Has A Story To Tell

Local Artist Creates Beautiful, Functional Furniture From Damaged Wood By Karla Wall I didn’t realize I was an artist until someone told me I was,” says Sandra Walkin.  But she is an artist, one who’s

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Breaking The Stereotype

Breaking The Stereotype

Karla Wall March 4, 2021 Comments Off on Breaking The Stereotype

Artist Della Meredith Doesn’t Use Brushes. She Uses Chainsaws. By Karla Wall Artist Della Meredith of La Porte, Texas, has been an artist most of her life, and she says she “loves all types of

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