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Which Acadiana Town Would You Buy?

I'm a resident of  Lafayette, La. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, I was attending a barbecue in an area outside Lafayette.  During the conversation, we briefly discussed the high cost of living in Lafayette, and how much cheaper it is to live in the smaller towns that surround the Hub City.

Property values in Wyoming are obviously quite a bit lower!

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Which Americans Are Most Optimistic About Where They Live?

Although most Americans generally like where they live, a new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index revealed that while residents of some metro areas are highly optimistic about the direction their communities are taking, others are largely discouraged about theirs.

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Atchafalaya Welcome Center
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In Our Own Back Yard: Atchafalaya Welcome Center

One thing that many of us overlook is what we have in our own "back yard".

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KTDY Listeners Reveal Their Hidden Acadiana Gems

KTDY listeners reveal their favorite hidden gems in the Acadiana area.

Toni Hardy "Lake Martin Bird Sanctuary!!! At dusk!!"

 Rhonda Rodriguez "Polyester Power Hour"

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Fence On Bonin Road In Steady Disrepair

I drive Bonin road frequently.  Not once have I had a problem navigating the curves on that road, but, obviously, many people do.

 

I recall seeing this fence in the Walker's Lake subdivision, on Bonin near La Neuvelle, in a fine state of repair only once in my life:  when it was first erected. 

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Trees: Staple of Acadiana’s Beauty [PICTURES]

I know that this is a simple thought, but as I drove around this weekend (not aimlessly, I was on a mission!), I started to think about what makes Acadiana so beautiful.

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New Facebook Group From Your Hometown, Probably

If you have a hometown, there's probably, by now, a Facebook page or group for it.

If you are a member of that page/group, and, if you are like me, your email has probably gotten overloaded with "Notifications" from Facebook about a new post on the Lafayette Memories p

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Maria Placer Inducted As Living Legend At Acadian Museum

 
The Acadian Museum of Erath will induct long-time Lafayette Televison Anchor and Community Volunteer, Maria Placer into its Order of Living Legends. The event will be a fundraiser for the Acadian Museum, a volunteer non-profit organization. We had the pleasure of visiting the Museum when our colleague Camey Doucet was inducted last year. It's a 'don't miss' stop on any tour involving Cajun History. 

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Best Coffee in Acadiana – Our Top Five

Whether it's first thing in the morning and you just need something to kick-start your day, or it's after lunch and you're beginning to feel the 2pm nap monster creeping up behind you, a good cup of coffee is the cure for either situation. Here's some of the best places to grab some coffee in Acadiana:

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It’s Mardi Gras Time!

 

By: Piecework Productions/ Getty ImagesIt's time for the Purple, Green and Gold to shine.  Barricades start lining the streets of New Orleans and Lafayette this week.  King Cakes, Costumes, Royalty & Krewes, Courier de Mardi Gras, Lundi Gras, Fat Tuesday Festivities, Parades and Beads, Beads and More Beads!!!!!

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Wreckin’ Rams State Champs

Congratulations to Acadiana High School, Louisiana 5A State Champs!

Read all about it and see the great photos by Brad Kemp at:

www.theadvertiser.com.

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Fun Things To Do

Check out the huge list of tons of fun things to do!

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