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10 Gloriously Green St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is the one day out of the year when we’re all Irish. And, apparently that translates into wearing anything green and silly we can get our hands on and having as much to drink as we can carry at one time. But, there’s another strange tradition that has developed in celebration of this day. We can’t explain it. Are Irish people really that into unnaturally green food?

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Patty in the Parc is Saturday!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the party of the year at Patty in the Parc on Saturday, March 17 at Parc International! Live performances by Celjun and the Ryan School of Irish Dance, Molly Ringwalds, Nik-L-Beer, Jamie Bergeron, Leroy Stank Blues Review

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – Cookin’ With Marilyn

After attending a St. Patrick's Day parade in New Orleans and being bombed with vegetables, we surely could have come home and opened a produce stand. Instead, we made a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. Hope you like it as much as we did.

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Patty in the Parc in Downtown Lafayette

Join us Saturday, March 17th for the biggest St. Patrick's Day party in Lafayette--Patty in the Parc sponsored by Jameson's Irish Whiskey! 

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Mardi Gras Day in Lafayette – Need to Know Today

No garbage or recycling today in Lafayette. Everybody's service will be pushed back one day.

King's Court Costume Contest is at 9AM.

Family Friendly Mardi Gras is at Parc Putnam, 9AM-4PM. Fun & games for families in an alcohol and tobacco-free environment.

Festival du Mardi Gras at Cajun Field is open 10AM -8PM, Andy Smith Band 11-1, Lee Benoit, 1:30-3:30, Krossfyre 4-6pm.

Parades: Gabriel is at 10AM, Lafayette Mardi Gras Association 1PM, Independent Parade 2PM (Look for Steve Wiley and Krewe!)

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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Mardi Gras Delays Garbage Collection in Lafayette

Some changes to the residential waste collection schedule happen during Mardi Gras week.  Customers who have regular Monday service with Allied Waste and the Recycling Foundation will receive their usual garbage and recycling service

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Where’s the Best Place to Be on Mardi Gras Day in Lafayette? [SURVEY]

Do you get more throws at the beginning of the parade route, the middle or the end? Where's the best food? Is one area better for families, party people, out-of-towners? Everybody has a favorite spot to watch the parades. Tell us your favorite spot:

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Squeal Like A Pig at La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns in St. Martinville, Louisiana [UPDATE]

John Funk Jr., President of La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns, visited us this morning to talk about the entertainment, food and fun that make up the legendary festival, including the 'Squeal Like a Pig' Contest! Don't miss this unique cultural experience, Saturday Feb. 18 in St. Martinville! Click through to hear Jo

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Black History Month

Every February, America recognizes the struggles, achievements and contributions that the African-American community has made to honor its ancestry and recognize the advancements and innovations that have shaped our lives and society. I

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Lafayette Mardi Gras Traffic and Safety Tips – No Flashing Allowed!

The first weekend of parades is history and we are already ready for more! In case you forgot, the barricades are out and will be repositioned back into parade position on the streets on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Lafayette Police will close all streets on and around the parade route one hour before each parade begins.

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Ultimate Valentine’s Day Date [VIDEO]

This guy gives his girl the ultimate Valentine's Day date and she doesn't even watch!

 

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