Acadiana Profile - June-July 2014

Summer in Style

It’s hot out, but you’ll look cool in these flirty summer fashions. These chic shades by Wildfox are available in a variety of colors to match your mood – and your outfit, adding an element of playfulness while shielding your…

Painting Paradise

The unofficial queen of Juniper Island, Lafayette artist Ramsey Ayers brings real texture to this fictitious utopia in her long-standing series

Keeping Cool with Frozen Desserts

Certain foods evoke fond memories of summer as a child. Gelato and snow cones fall into that category. For those who grew up getting a snow cone as a reward on a hot summer day, there are few foods out…

Sleek Southern Comfort

The modern allure of a new Lafayette residence strikes a balance between rustic and elegant.

New Cajun & Zydeco Sounds

Today’s young Cajun and zydeco musicians face a choice: adhere strictly to the traditions and represent the cultures, or expand upon Acadiana music and hope listeners embrace it instead of being offended. The website of the otherwise provincial Cajun band…

Of Oak Trees and Dogs

The death of George Rodrigue has attracted much praise from around the globe to honor the talent and generosity of a master of his art and of his little dog, Tiffany. Rodrigue used the pet as a model to illustrate…

Genes & Strings

The late Hadley Castille’s granddaughter, Sarah Jayde Williams, continues his legacy after inheriting his fiddles, backing band and musical talent.

Top Dentists

127 Dentists in 7 Specialties Across Acadiana’s 22 Parishes

Planning Ahead and Building Trust

Melanie Andrews Destrehan Specialty: General Dentistry with emphasis on Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry •    Louisiana Tech University 1979 •    LSU School of Dentistry 1983 Native of Trout     When Dr. Melanie Andrews picked dentistry as a profession fresh out…

Creating Afforfable Plans

Whybra Joseph Duay Jr. Morgan City Specialty: Orthodontics • Louisiana State University, 1962 • Loyola University New Orleans, 1966 • West Virginia University, 1975     Dr. Whybra Duay Jr. says his most difficult case was roughly 20 years ago.…

Treating Birth Defects

Claudia Cavallino Houma Specialty: Pediatric Specialist • Fairfield University, 1991 • Louisiana State University, 2002, 2004     Dr. Claudia Cavallino learned what would be her most important career lesson while attending dental school at Louisiana State University and continuing…

Hugh Thompson’s Broad Shoulders

One of the high points of my career in journalism has been the privilege of writing the life story of Vietnam War hero Hugh Thompson of Broussard. He was the United States Army helicopter pilot credited with stopping the My…

Nouvelles Des Villes

        International Events Slated First, it’s time to start making plans for attending the fifth Congres Mondial Acadien (cma2014.org), August 8-24 in the Acadia of the Lands and Forests, mainly in the Edmundston and Madawaska County area…

Bayou in a Bottle

Cousins John Peterson and Collin Cormier of Lafayette further satisfy their entrepreneurial thirst with Swamp Pop, a locally manufactured soda loaded with the flavors of home.