Louisiana Lagniappe

Art Night for Teachers Sparks Creativity and Hope

LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Teachers from across Acadiana are invited to a virtual teacher night filled with arts, creativity, and hope!. “Arts Create Hope” is a partnership between the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette Parish…

John M. Barry to Receive 21st Louisiana Writer Award

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is proud to announce John M. Barry has been selected as the recipient of the 21st annual Louisiana Writer Award in recognition…

Acadiana Profile, Louisiana Life Win Combined 14 National Awards

  NEW ORLEANS – This month, Acadiana Profile and Louisiana Life magazines won a combined total of 14 awards from the International Regional Magazines Association. The organization’s membership consists of state and regional magazines from across the United States and…

Recipe Pairs Well With Virtual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

  LAFAYETTE, La – Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is going virtual this year, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little something special while celebrating at home. Acadian Slice sent their "Brown Butta Pecan Pie" recipe to Acadiana Profile…

Lt. Governor Proclaims October as Atchafalaya Month

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser proclaimed October 2020 as Atchafalaya Month in Louisiana, welcoming everyone to safely visit and Feed Your Soul with the sites, flavors, and fun of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (ANHA).…

Community Coffee Launches Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – In the wake of Hurricane Laura, Community Coffee Company has committed to donating 10% of proceeds from the sales of Community® coffee and tea products in retail grocery locations in Louisiana and Texas through…

State Library Phase 3 Reopening Plan

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – The State Library of Louisiana entered Phase 3 of its reopening process today, Monday, September 21, under the guidelines issued by the state and the Centers for Disease Control. “The State Library and all…

Million Girls Moonshot Comes to Louisiana

  RUSTON, La (press release) – The STEM Next Opportunity Fund today announced a multi-year grant to the Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning (LACAL) as part of the Million Girls Moonshot. The Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore…

Louisiana's Johnette Downing Featured at National Book Festival

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – Johnette Downing has been chosen to represent Louisiana at the National Book Festival. Downing is an author/illustrator, performing artist, and Louisiana native. She has penned more than 25 books for children that celebrate our…

Scholarship Program Seeking Louisiana's Top Youth Volunteers

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – In this time of disruption due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to celebrate young people making a difference through volunteer service. Today through November 10, Prudential Financial and the National Association of…

Louisiana State Parks Rebound After Hurricane Laura

  BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – Hurricane Laura caused significant damage to large portions of the state, but most Louisiana State Parks will be open in time for Labor Day weekend thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff.…