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Women Making a Difference Luncheon

We will celebrate the 2022 Women Making A Difference honorees on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Event Center in New Iberia.

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The Acadiana Lifestyle 2022 Women Making a Difference grace the pages of this month's exciting issue. Get to know these eight impressive women who are impacting their communities and causes in a big way -- and be sure to check out the rest of the issue, where you'll find a host of stories for our readers who love to travel!

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On November 8, the Optimist Club of New Iberia held their biggest fundraiser of the year. Nearly 1,000 people purchased tickets for the shrimp boil. The club boasts 73 members and aims to improve the lives of local youths.

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The Iberia Film Festival was held this year while maintaining complete COVID19 protocol. There were 40 people in attendance who were able to enjoy short films of various genres created by local film makers. Head to their Facebook page for a complete list of winners.

The Berry Queen Ball is the annual benefit for Iberia Habitat for Humanity. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Show in the Berry.” The event was held on September 14 at Cypress Bayou Casino. Jenny Toups was crowned Her Royal Hi-Ness, Queen of the Berry.

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The Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival’s 2019 Stars of Style Gala showcased 19 honorees. The premier fundraising event was geld at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The 2019 Stars of Style featured Nannette Boureois, Mark Boyance, Mary Claire Burns, David D’Aquin, Colby Delahoussaye, Bridget…

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On November 8, the Optimist Club of New Iberia held their biggest fundraiser of the year. Nearly 1,000 people purchased tickets for the shrimp boil. The club boasts 73 members and aims to improve the lives of local youths.

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The Iberia Film Festival was held this year while maintaining complete COVID19 protocol. There were 40 people in attendance who were able to enjoy short films of various genres created by local film makers. Head to their Facebook page for a complete list of winners.

The Berry Queen Ball is the annual benefit for Iberia Habitat for Humanity. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Show in the Berry.” The event was held on September 14 at Cypress Bayou Casino. Jenny Toups was crowned Her Royal Hi-Ness, Queen of the Berry.

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The Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival’s 2019 Stars of Style Gala showcased 19 honorees. The premier fundraising event was geld at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The 2019 Stars of Style featured Nannette Boureois, Mark Boyance, Mary Claire Burns, David D’Aquin, Colby Delahoussaye, Bridget…

Carnival. It’s the festive season that comes to a simmer at Twelfth Night and builds until it boils over with Mardi Gras, the world’s biggest free party. For a few weeks, we stand united, wrapped in a tapestry of purple, green and gold. But like many other institutions, such as church and ba…

It was a scene spanning past and future. Two couples sat in a local coffee shop, laughing and chatting easily. Effron and Patsy Savoy, their granddaughter Alise Champagne Dugas, and her new groom Dylan Dugas. (Full disclosure: Dylan wasn’t actually, physically, IN the coffee shop; he was Fac…



You finally set the date for your big day, and now all you have to do is plan and execute. You made a list...well, it’s a few notes you scribbled on a hamburger wrapper on your lunch break. You set the menu... wait, is Aunt Linda allergic to seafood? Okay, at least you know with absolute cer…

Flowers come to us at some of the most memorable times in our lives, congratulating us, declaring love to us, and consoling us. A growing desire to eternalize those very special bouquets has revived an art form dating back to ancient Egypt. Pressing flowers (flattening their petals and leave…

Enchanting. Tranquil. Heaven. Those were the words swirling around throughout the day of our spring bridal photoshoot at Maison Madeleine Bed & Breakfast in Breaux Bridge. It was a universal sentiment among those of us visiting – and, still, among the owners and staff.

On many levels, mental health is everyone’s business. Investing in better mental health reduces the risks of suicide, social exclusion and public violence. But it also generates savings in other sectors, particularly

The internet is becoming a mis-information highway lately, so it’s up to you to make sure your facts are actually...well...facts. We’ve come a long way as a society, particularly in the last decade, demystifying breast cancer and talking about it openly, but there are still some tenacious my…

Dining out is more than a pastime for Louisiana residents – it’s a lifestyle! And, while Acadiana has no shortage of stellar restaurants, many of the menu items make staying on a healthy track very challenging.

With as much progress that has been made in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, there is less information about the strategies that women use to cope with the disease. In these three interviews, you’ll see that breast cancer wasn’t the only thing Michelle and Roxanne dis…

For Rhyan Shea Wheeler, job satisfaction has everything to do with the happiness and promising futures of children. A good day for the newly appointed CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is one filled with smiling faces on the students who come through the Clubs’ doors from 3-7 p.m.

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In one of the most successful fundraising initiatives facilitated by Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), millions of dollars have been raised in three Acadiana parishes – generating discretionary dollars that will be invested directly into communities – all thanks to a group of generous …