With resources from the business he created, Matt McKay has been on the forefront of education causes, including an automotive training center that lets Louisiana students remain in state to learn a trade.Read More
Evangeline Area Boy Scouts of America want to expand its Swamp Base project. A planned multi-million dollar center with education buildings and living areas could draw thousands of tourists to the Atchafalaya each year.Read More
Old warehouses are a temptation to maverick architects and developers, who have started converting abandoned buildings into destination businesses in Mid City.Read More
Mid City Studio focuses less on public policy and more on curriculum development, design initiatives and all-welcome events to impact the area.Read More
New Orleans writer Ladee Hubbard’s novel, “The Talented Ribkins,” has been named winner of the 2017 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.
Now in its 11th year, the Gaines Award is a nationally acclaimed $10,000 prize given annually by Baton Rouge Area Foundation donors to recognize outstanding work from rising African-American fiction writers, while honoring Louisiana native Ernest Gaines’ extraordinary contribution to the literary world.Read More
ustin Ehrenwerth was named president and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf early this year. Founded in 2011, the nonprofit Institute researches coastal, deltaic, river and water resource systems to help governments, businesses and residents prepare for an uncertain future. Currents, our quarterly magazine, had a conversation with Enrenwerth.Read More
Visitors arriving at Maison Chenal might be left a little disoriented. The 18th century Creole cottage is quite unlike the houses we’re accustomed to these days. So are the surroundings; the gardens outside, the furniture and fixtures inside. All of the French Louisiana material culture was gathered over 50 years by Jack and Pat Holden, who have brought it together on their property in Pointe Coupee Parish.Read More
Baton Rouge’s library system will tag its entire collection with RFID chips. At a cost of more than $1.5 million, the tiny chips and readers will be good for patrons and library workers, who won’t have to wander the stacks to hunt and file misplaced books.Read More
Q&A with Dyke Nelson, who has partnered with David Weinstein to redevelop in downtown and now in Mid CIty. There firm is reinventing the former Entergy warehouses on Government Street.Read More
Dr. William Hansel worked well into his late 90s at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. A drug he created with other LSU researchers is showing promise in clinical trials.Read More
Louis D. Curet retired nine years ago after 55 years as an estate attorney in Baton Rouge, but you wouldn’t know it from the pace he keeps in his 87th year on this planet.
Driven by a no-nonsense conviction that the world must get better each day, he raises funds for nonprofits and is a champion of causes.
Since 1952, he’s been in charge of selling tickets to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has acquired millions of dollars in life-saving medical equipment with his help. And Curet has assisted in raising millions for the French program at LSU, where he graduated in 1947.Read More