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Five Ways To Reduce Back to School Costs

Five Ways To Reduce Back to School Costs

Back to School is looking a lot different this year due to COVID-19!  Many public schools in Acadiana have pushed back the start date of school until after Labor Day.  Some parents have opted for homeschooling or virtual learning. Deloitte’s 2020 back-to-school survey found that parents expect to spend $529 per student this year on…More

AMC Re-Opening Theaters with 15-Cent Ticket Prices

AMC Re-Opening Theaters with 15-Cent Ticket Prices

AMC will finally reopen more than 100 of its theaters on August 20 with a special ticket price of 15 cents. Why 15 cents? The ticket prices reflect how much movies cost in 1920 when the AMC chain first opened.  AMC said it has implemented new health and safety measures to keep audiences safe and…More

NASH-FM 99.1 & Vitalant Team Up for Annual Tour de Life Blood Drive

NASH-FM 99.1 & Vitalant Team Up for Annual Tour de Life Blood Drive

Vitalant and Cumulus Radio are touring Acadiana to make donating blood easier ACADIANA, LA – Join Vitalant and NASH FM 99.1, 94.5 KSMB, Q95.5, and Magic 104.7 for the annual Tour de Life blood drive event! We are touring Acadiana August 17-22, giving everyone the chance to transform lives. The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the vital…More

Cajundome and Social Entertainment Bringing Drive-In Entertainment To Acadiana

Cajundome and Social Entertainment Bringing Drive-In Entertainment To Acadiana

Cajundome and Social Entertainment announced today a joint collaboration to bring back 50’s style drive-in entertainment to Acadiana. The ‘Acadiana Drive-In’ outdoor events will take place at the CAJUNDOME this Fall.  By joining forces and adapting their usual approaches to organizing events, the Cajundome and Social Entertainment want to bring entertainment back to the community,…More

2020 Scott Boudin Festival Canceled

2020 Scott Boudin Festival Canceled

The Scott Boudin Festival Board of Directors has announced the 2020 Festival is canceled. The annual event happens in April but was moved to September because of COVID. This is the official statement from the board: We have been humbled by the overwhelming and continued support we have received from our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and…More

All Lafayette Parks & Rec Centers Will Remain Open

All Lafayette Parks & Rec Centers Will Remain Open

LAFAYETTE, La. – Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory reiterates that Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Parks and Recreation facilities will remain open with normal operating hours and services. This includes the J. Carlton James Activity Center, George Bowles Activity Center, Heymann Park Recreation Center, and Domingue Recreation Center. Recreation Center hours of operation are 1:00 PM to…More

GoFundMe Set Up For Cajuns Coach D.J. Looney

GoFundMe Set Up For Cajuns Coach D.J. Looney

A memorial fund has been set up for Ragin Cajuns Assistant Coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. Coach Looney was entering his third season with the Cajuns. The money raised through the GoFundMe account will cover funeral expenses, and any remaining funds will go…More

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

Federal COVID-19, Drive-Through Testing Sites Continue in Acadiana LDH and LANG has partnered with parish governments in Region 4 to offer COVID-19 drive through testing. Acadia Parish: Monday August 3rdand Wednesday August 5th  – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Acadia Rice Arena. 159 Cherokee Drive. Crowley. 70526 Tuesday August 4th   – 8:00 AM – 4:00…More

Summer Reading Challenge Extended to August 15

Summer Reading Challenge Extended to August 15

Two down, one to go! Library patrons have logged more than 2 million minutes for the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. The Lafayette Public Library encourages everyone to keep reading to reach a community goal of 3 million minutes read. The end date for the reading challenge has been extended to Saturday, August 15. Readers of…More

$250 One-Time Payments To Louisiana Front-Line Workers Will Begin This Week

$250 One-Time Payments To Louisiana Front-Line Workers Will Begin This Week

One time $250 payments will start going out this week to Louisiana front-line workers.  Front-line workers are those who worked at grocery store checkouts, health care facilities, and on bus routes in the first months of the COVID outbreak. This one-time payment will be offered to as many as 200,000 people who meet the state…More

Things You Should Never Clean With Disinfecting Wipes

Things You Should Never Clean With Disinfecting Wipes

Are you still having problems finding disinfecting wipes?  When all this corona stuff started, it was one of the hardest items to find next to toilet paper! If you do have disinfectant wipes, you may be tempted to use them on everything to make sure surfaces are clean and safe.  Remember those wipes could cause…More

Shelter In Need Of Volunteers To Foster And Adopt

Shelter In Need Of Volunteers To Foster And Adopt

Kitten Foster Volunteers Needed The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) needs foster volunteers to care for orphaned kittens that require specialized care. During kitten season, from April to October, it’s common for shelters to receive an influx of orphaned kittens which puts a strain on the kittens as well as the staff. Shelter…More

SchoolMint Relocates Corporate HQ to Lafayette; Will Create 178 New Jobs

SchoolMint Relocates Corporate HQ to Lafayette; Will Create 178 New Jobs

San Francisco-based education software firm, SchoolMint, announced plans to relocate it’s entire operation to Lafayette. The move will create 178 new jobs with an average median salary of over $70K. SchoolMint is an online enrollment and communication platform, working with public, charters and private schools, to make the enrollment process for parents easier, and faster.…More

Blood Drive Scheduled to Help Meet Current Blood Needs

Blood Drive Scheduled to Help Meet Current Blood Needs

Because of You, Life Doesn’t Stop – Donate Blood LAFAYETTE, LA – The summer months always bring about a decline in blood donations by over 20%. Combine that with the decline in blood donations since COVID-19 precautions have been enacted and the blood supply has seen an added strain. A blood drive will be held…More

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Billboard Music Awards to Air Live on NBC on Oct. 14

Billboard Music Awards to Air Live on NBC on Oct. 14

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC on Oct. 14. Kelly Clarkson will return to host the event for the third consecutive year. Originally slated to take place on April 29, the show was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on key fan…More

Trace Adkins to Release New EP, “Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy,” on Oct. 16

Trace Adkins to Release New EP, “Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy,” on Oct. 16

Trace Adkins will release a new EP, Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy, on Oct. 16. The six-song set, which was produced by Bart Butler, includes recently released songs “Just the Way We Do It,” “Mind on Fishin’,” and “Better Off.” Songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Corey Crowder, Josh Osborne, Jeffery Steele and more penned tracks on the…More

Jon Pardi Releases Surprise Cover Album, “Rancho Fiesta Sessions” [Listen]

Jon Pardi Releases Surprise Cover Album, “Rancho Fiesta Sessions” [Listen]

Jon Pardi fans have reason to rejoice—the California native released a surprise cover album, Rancho Fiesta Sessions, on Aug. 14. The eight-song offering was recorded live in one night with Jon’s touring band at his home base in Nashville. “I nicknamed my place out here [in Nashville] Rancho Fiesta because it was fun and sounded…More

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