Christmas is a time when we gather ‘round with our families to celebrate and rejoice. Part of the beauty of the holiday is decorating your space to reflect you and your family’s traditions and personalities. Every home you step into is decorated a little differently, but each has such amazin…

 On October 15 in Washington D.C., members of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission held a ceremony to formally swear in their new Chief Administrative Law Judge (CALJ). This distinguished honor is significant to us in the Bayou Region, as the judge who acquired that position …

Along a quiet stretch of bayou, just off old Bayou Black Drive, stand rows of live oak trees. The trees stand at attention, covered in evergreen foliage, a solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the sons of Terrebonne Parish in World War II. 

It all started with an idea, as most great things do, many years ago in Colonel Country. What if Nicholls had its own beer? Something the University, its students, faculty, and fans could enjoy while also giving back to the school they all know & love... it’s brilliant! But where to star…

This is what I remember.  I was born.  I was in the air upside-down.  Someone slapped me on the backside.  I felt the sting on my skin.  My eyes opened.  Through a slant of light between curtains, I could see images beyond a window.  The ground outside was covered with white shells.  I relax…

On a numbered street just off the highway in Cut Off, sits a home of orange-yellow brick. I park my car next to the mailbox and approach the back door. As I raise my hand to knock, any question I might have had as to “Am I in the right place?” was erased. Laughter rang out loud and clear fro…

Talk a walk with me for a moment… You are 18 years old and have decided to dedicate yourself to a life of service to your country by joining the Armed Forces. You enlist and head off to basic training just two weeks after high school graduation. You become an adult overnight, as you learn ho…

It’s a few hours before the start of a big weekend softball series in Thibodaux and members of the Nicholls State University softball team are together. But they’re not on the field and their uniforms are put away. Instead, they’re at the campus’s church — a growing tradition for the team.

How fortunate we are. We’re in the middle of crawfish season which is in the middle of Lent. For us mudbug-loving Cajuns of PoV country and all our out-of-town converts, it’s admittedly not much of a sacrifice to abstain from meat on Fridays and Holy Days when you have crawfish available and…

In the 2014 season, the Nicholls State University football team hit rock-bottom. The Colonels played and lost all 12 of their games in that season and the results mostly weren’t even close. Of the dozen defeats, every, single one was by 10 or more points. Five of the games were decided by 40…

What started as a competition for bragging rights between friends quickly became one of the biggest fundraisers for the prevention of cancer deaths for our area. Now with just over $70,000 raised for Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center and its Early Bird Mobile Medical Clinic—the mobile uni…

I love beans. I really do. I’m not a big meat eater, so beans fill the space of the main protein in my life. I love that I can make a big ‘ol pot of beans and eat on it for a few days and freeze the rest. It’s one of the best “busy person” foods that exist. And let’s face it. If you were rai…

The first thing that your children run for on Christmas morning is likely presents under the tree. The first thing parents run for is the coffee pot. With all the chaos that Christmas morning often brings, why not think ahead with this make-ahead breakfast casserole!

Contrary to how many might feel, good disc jockeys do more than just plug in a playlist and press play. They have to know songs' details such as beats per minute (BPM) or pitch to output seamless transitions. They must understand their audience and always be alert to the energy on the dance …

If we’re not talking football in the south in the fall, we must be discussing my other favorite F word…Festivals! Every weekend in the Houma-Thibodaux area brings another festival or two, filled to the brim with food, music, carnival rides, art and fun! Every festival is unique in its own wa…

Endurance training, team building, late night workouts, weekend practices, conditioning, performing under pressure, countless injuries, passionate drive to win, no off-season...

Last year, Nicholls State University got a taste of success. This year, they’re hungry for more! The Colonels made the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs last year — a thrilling ride which saw the team win eight games, including an unblemished regular season record at John L. Guidry …

As an art form as long-standing as South Louisiana culture itself, it’s not easy to come across fresh ways to deliver Zydeco music. But the modern Cajun band known as “Nonc Nu & Da Wild Matous” has done just that. This lively group of bayou area natives has developed an innovative sound …

August seems all too familiar. The days are hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoons and humming mosquito trucks in the evenings. The grass is tall, the price of gas is high, and there’s a low pressure system in the Gulf. The impending doom of going back school permeates …

Mais, il fait chaud! With August temperatures still sitting in the high 90s, who really feels like cooking a full meal in the hot kitchen? And with school starting, we all just want something fast and easy, but still healthy! Make things a little easier by utilizing a quick, one pot meal. 

During basketball games at South Lafourche High School, the cheerleaders on the sideline perform a routine every time their home team makes a free throw. The odd-numbered squad can’t be made whole until they are joined by their key member, detail officer, local hero, and inspiration, Deputy …

Blackberry vines are full and plentiful as the summer drags on. Although they are considered fruit, they are much closer to peaches and almonds in nutritional value than other berries in comparison. An antioxidant rich fruit, blackberries contain vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Look for …

It’s summer time and families are on the go! Smoothies are a healthy choice and a great way to make sure your family is getting their fruits and vegetables! These nutrient dense smoothies are quick and easy to throw together with fresh ingredients from local famers’ markets or grocery stores…

While the origin of the phrase “blood, sweat and tears” is attributed to Winston Churchill, I’m pretty sure it still exists to describe a triathlete and their journey to an IRONMAN. As the story goes, John Collins, who was a Naval Officer stationed in Hawaii, started a debate with other athl…

Think back with me for a moment to when you were a child. What things did you look forward to doing each summer? I’d be willing to bet not many of them involved being inside in front of a TV or computer screen! 

Chris Gergeni, a not-for-profit lover, has been doing association management for a little over 20 years and has worked with four different not-for-profit groups. Chris was searching for a new position nationally at the end of his contract, and came across the Bayou Country Children’s Museum …

Did you know that avocados are a fruit? Avocados are a versatile superfood that provide your body with not only healthy fats, but fiber, vitamins and minerals too. Avocados have heart-healthy benefits and can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. They can also help manage your blood sugar a…

As a young girl, she picks up a ball and throws it. Sure, she throws like a girl, but merely because she is one. In her case, she throws the ball with perfect form, strength and grace. She plays in the park with the boys because they are the only ones who are there. Her parents place her in …

Amidst the glitter and glow of costumes and stage lights, students at Tina Chauvin’s School of Dance in Houma are learning to discover self-confidence, self-love and even a little magic within the walls of a studio that serves to uplift and inspire its dancers.

Dr. Seuss famously wrote, “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” This very well-known quote brings us to question: What is it about the color of green food and vegetables that makes us cringe? The answers to this question may remain unknown, but the health benefits…

The finishing touch to any home design is the decorating. Your décor and the art you select are a reflection of your family’s style and lifestyle. These personal touches placed in your house make it a home. 

There’s a possibility that you’ve heard of legumes, and an even bigger chance that you’ve eaten these more times than you can count. Legumes are part of the vegetable family that includes beans, lentils, peas and peanuts. The most popular beans are kidney beans, navy beans, garbanzo beans an…

This February, with Valentine’s Day approaching, love is on people’s minds. With love comes passion, which is not just regulated to relationships. Somebody can have passion for his or her work, favorite sports team, or even a hobby. Many years ago, a grandfather shared something he was passi…

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”   –Steve Jobs

For a couple that is no stranger to the restaurant business, a chance to open a small café became an opportunity to inspire members of the Houma-Thibodaux community.

While to some children, Christmas is all about what gifts Santa is bringing them, to Annabelle Thomas, it’s about what she can give to others. With the help of her parents, Annabelle is hosting a toy drive to bring toys and other necessities to the patients of Ochsner Hospital for Children. 

Nothing brings family and friends together like the holidays! But who wants to be in the kitchen all day? Impress your guests this year with these easy-to-make savory appetizers, sweet desserts and spirited punch. All of these recipes can be made ahead of time to save you time on the big day…