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  • Grand Opening of New Outdoor Attractions in St. Martin Parish Set for April 27th - April 21, 2022
    Grand opening of new outdoor attractions in St. Martin Parish set for Apr. 27 Writer: Jessica Randazzo, LSU AgCenter, jrandazzo@agcenter.lsu.edu SAINT MARTINVILLE, La. – The Healthy St. Martin Coalition used grant funding from the LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities program to install StoryWalks® and walking trail fitness signs in St. Martin Parish. The Healthy St. Martin Coalition aims to encourage healthier lifestyle choices and support positive change in the parish through these community enhancements. " StoryWalks® visitors who scan the QR code at the end of the route and answer a short survey can collect a free children's book from the library," said Jessica Stroope, LSU AgCenter physical activity specialist. "The survey will help us improve future StoryWalks® and choose new books to feature." The walking trail fitness signs features distance markers, simple exercise prompts, and health messages. In partnership with St. Martin Parish Government and St. Martin Parish Library, the coalition has installed the fitness signs and StoryWalks® at several public parks across the parish. You can find StoryWalks® or walking trail signs at Henry Guidry Park in Henderson, Cecil Poche Park in Parks, Clayton Boudreaux Park in Catahoula, Paul Angelle Park in Cecilia, Stephensville Park in Stephensville, Cade Park in Cade, Magnolia Park in St. Martinville, Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville, and Adam Carlson Park in St. Martinville. “St. Martin Parish Government is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this endeavor which is designed to add very unique features to our parks,” said St. Martin Parish President Chester Cedars. “This project is yet another step in making the parks in St. Martin Parish more attractive to our residents. “ The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on April 27 at 10:30am at Paul Angelle Park (2458 Cecilia High School Road Breaux Bridge, LA 70517). The Healthy St. Martin Coalition invites all community members to come out and celebrate the new park features. For more information, contact Jessica Randazzo at jrandazzo@agcenter.lsu.edu or (337) 332-2181.
    By Jessica Randazzo
  • Most Beautiful Lakes in Louisiana, January 2019 - January 01, 2019
  • Storytime: Childhood in 1920s Cajun country - July 11, 2018
    Beautiful article about Cecilia's own Mrs. Annie Calais
  • Luisiana, con el auténtico sabor de la cultura cajun - July 09, 2018
    Great article from Pierre Dumas in Argentina.
    By Pierre Dumas
  • The Sweetest Small Towns in the U.S. to Visit This Summer - July 03, 2018
    Veer off the beaten path to small-town U.S.A. for the ultimate in summer fun.
    By Ashlea Halpern
  • An illustrated guide to crawfish - June 15, 2018
    ...The crawfish, which resembles a tiny lobster, is such an important part of Louisiana cuisine that lawmakers designated it the official state crustacean in 1983. Although there are no official statistics about how much of the shellfish is consumed in Louisiana, state producers say crawfish harvesting brings in roughly $120 million each year...
    By Tafi Mukunyadzi
  • Most Beautiful Places in America You Should See Before You Die - June 06, 2018
    When you think of your bucket list, you probably envision yourself hopping on an international flight or circumnavigating the globe. But if you live in the United States, you don’t even need to dust off your passport to see some of the most beautiful places that we’d recommend everybody puts on their bucket list.
    By Jess Bolluyt
  • An Arnaudville family extends their nature reserve to the community - May 22, 2018
    Brandon and Aurore Ballengee created"Atelier de la Nature, which is their little nature reserve, a nature center in Cecilia. This is a project started about a year and a half ago, with their main goal aiming to create a natural habitat for wildlife. But emphasis will also introduce educational events that involve food, science, music and real experimental for families.
    By Justice Henderson
  • The South’s Best Food Towns 2018 - May 15, 2018
    Breaux Bridge placed 5th in the top Best Food Towns in the South as declared by Southern Living's South’s Best reader survey. The Best Food Town winners proved confirmation of their editors’ favorites. By Hannah Hayes