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NASH-FM 99.1 & Vitalant Team Up for Annual Tour de Life Blood Drive

NASH-FM 99.1 & Vitalant Team Up for Annual Tour de Life Blood Drive

Vitalant and Cumulus Radio are touring Acadiana to make donating blood easier ACADIANA, LA – Join Vitalant and NASH FM 99.1, 94.5 KSMB, Q95.5, and Magic 104.7 for the annual Tour de Life blood drive event! We are touring Acadiana August 17-22, giving everyone the chance to transform lives. The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the vital…MORE

SchoolMint Relocates Corporate HQ to Lafayette; Will Create 178 New Jobs

SchoolMint Relocates Corporate HQ to Lafayette; Will Create 178 New Jobs

San Francisco-based education software firm, SchoolMint, announced plans to relocate it’s entire operation to Lafayette. The move will create 178 new jobs with an average median salary of over $70K. SchoolMint is an online enrollment and communication platform, working with public, charters and private schools, to make the enrollment process for parents easier, and faster.…MORE

Blood Drive Scheduled to Help Meet Current Blood Needs

Blood Drive Scheduled to Help Meet Current Blood Needs

Because of You, Life Doesn’t Stop – Donate Blood LAFAYETTE, LA – The summer months always bring about a decline in blood donations by over 20%. Combine that with the decline in blood donations since COVID-19 precautions have been enacted and the blood supply has seen an added strain. A blood drive will be held…MORE

Acadiana Schools Prepare for a Very Different 2020-2021 School Year

Acadiana Schools Prepare for a Very Different 2020-2021 School Year

As students and teachers prepare to get the 2020-2021 school year underway, many changes will welcome everyone into their prospective schools – in-person and virtually. Below are the reopening plans for Acadiana area schools. ACADIA PARISH START DATE: AUGUST 17th See reopening information here. IBERIA PARISH START DATE: AUGUST 17th See reopening information here. LAFAYETTE…MORE

Gov. Edwards Signs Orders Extending Phase Two and the Statewide Mask Mandate as Louisiana Surpasses 100,000 Known COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Edwards Signs Orders Extending Phase Two and the Statewide Mask Mandate as Louisiana Surpasses 100,000 Known COVID-19 Cases

Today, as Louisiana surpassed 100,000 known COVID-19 cases, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a renewal of the current proclamation extending Phase Two in the state, which includes the statewide mask mandate and additional restrictions, until August 7. Click here to read the renewal proclamation extending Phase Two. Click here to read the renewal proclamation pertaining to legal suspensions.  MORE

Main Street Recovery Program Helps Small Businesses

Main Street Recovery Program Helps Small Businesses

BATON ROUGE, LA – Small businesses can start applying by July 28 for grants to help cover COVID 19-related expenses, State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced today at the State Capitol. Through the Main Street Recovery Program, businesses can apply for up to $15,000 to cover eligible expenses. In the first 21 days of the program, grants will…MORE

Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Dual Benefit: Donors Learn Their Antibody Status and Patients Receive Critically Needed Blood LAFAYETTE, LA– Monday, June 1, 2020 – Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood collector—serving hospital patients in South Louisiana—is providing the test results…MORE

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Announces Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Reopening Date

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Announces Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Reopening Date

Charenton, LA – The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana and Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is excited to announce the safe and strategic reopening of the casino hotel to the public on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. The casino hotel will observe a phased reopening as restrictions and social distancing protocols are eased. To that end,…MORE

Lafayette Native Serves Aboard USS Normandy

Lafayette Native Serves Aboard USS Normandy

Lafayette native, Joshua Gaudin, US Navy, is currently serving on the USS Normandy. We thank him and all of our military for their service!  200504-N-PC620-0014 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2020) Chief Fire Controlman Joshua Gaudin, from Lafayette, Louisiana, shines the brass covering of a terminal box aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) May 4,…MORE

Danita’s Cinco de Mayo Memories

Danita’s Cinco de Mayo Memories

Today is Cinco de Mayo. It’s actually a fairly minor Mexican holiday that’s become a commercial holiday in the US. But this date, means so much more to me. I’m a 5th generation American, Mexican by descent. We celebrated everything American – 4th of July, Memorial Day, etc. My dad and little brother are US…MORE

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