About 100 people attended the grand opening of the $4 million Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

More than two years after it sank 4.5 feet into the swamp, the $4 million Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center held its grand opening Wednesday.

The Atchafalaya chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation held its banquet Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. In addition to a meal, the event also featured a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event are sent to the foundation, which then returns 25 percent to local chapters. In recent years, the Atchafalaya chapter has allowed the national foundation to keep their funds. Above, an item is displayed to the crowd during the live auction. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Atchafalaya chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation held its banquet Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The event, which has grown through the years, is used as a fundraiser for both local initiatives and national work to keep the duck population thriving.
Franklin’s Historic District Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Planning Commission said farewell to Chief Building Official & Planning and Zoning Director Blake Steiner at Tuesday’s meeting of the city council. Steiner accepted a position with the Rapides Area Planning Commission.

About 100 people attended the grand opening of the $4 million Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Atchafalaya chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation held its banquet Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. In addition to a meal, the event also featured a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event are sent to the foundation, which then returns 25 percent to local chapters. In recent years, the Atchafalaya chapter has allowed the national foundation to keep their funds. Above, an item is displayed to the crowd during the live auction. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Black Bear Festival kicks off tonight

The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted a Bayou Teche Bear Festival Kick-Off Party Thursday at the Teche Theatre in Franklin. Participants were served food from several local eateries and listened to music provided by Rick Lorenzo and Mark Robicheaux. Bayou Teche Bear Festival board members Catherine Siracusa, Edgar Dugas, Michelle Frederick and Delores Stewart, pictured above from left, display the 2014 festival poster and T-shirt. Below, Bayou Teche Bear Festival Queen X Nikki Nicole Pennison is pictured with Mayor Raymond Harris and board member Delores Stewart.

Bears, bands and booths take center stage today on the banks of Bayou Teche in downtown Franklin.
The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival kicks off at 6 p.m.

50 years of art celebrated

Diane Martin, president of the Artists’ Guild Unlimited, is with a sculpture of Robert “Bob” Greenwood at the entrance of the show celebrating 50 years of art and artists in St. Mary Parish. The Greenwood sculpture is by Jerry Businelle of Patterson. “Reminiscing: 50 Years of Art” will be on display through April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, at the Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

“Reminiscing: 50 Years of Art opened Tuesday at the Everett Street Gallery.” The Artists’ Guild Unlimited is celebrating 50 years of bringing art and artists to St. Mary Parish.

$36K in scholarships awarded

Five high school seniors were awarded $36,000 in scholarships at the American Petroleum Institute Atchafalaya Chapter Scholarship Banquet. Scholarship winners, from left, are Drew Landry of Berwick High School, Olivia Gilbert of Berwick High School, Thuy Nguyen of Morgan City High School, Angelique Oncale of Morgan City High School and Emily Lipari of Berwick High School.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Five area high school seniors received $36,000 in college scholarships at Wednesday’s 58th annual American Petroleum Institute Atchafalaya Chapter Scholarship Banquet at the Petroleum Club of Morga

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Sports

The Morgan City High School volleyball team hosted Central Catholic and E.D. White in both varsity and junior varsity round robin play Wednesday, while Morgan City and E.D. White also squared off in freshmen action. Above is action from Central Catholic and Morgan City’s varsity contest. At left, Morgan City’s Jaiveianna Jones hits a ball. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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