Olivia Savoie of Raconteur Story Writing Services – Preserving Memories and Honoring Lives Well Lived

Olivia Savoie, co-founder of Raconteur Story Writing Services, has built a successful enterprise preserving lives and legacies through the written word. In this Discover Lafayette podcast with host Jan Swift, Olivia shared her lifelong love of writing and the joy she has always felt when in the company of older people. She has incorporated these […]

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History of Lafayette Parish Courthouse

In January of 1823, the Louisiana Legislature carved Lafayette Parish out of the western portion of Saint Martin Parish.  At that time, there was already a jail building close to the Pinhook outpost settlement of Vermilionville. John and William Reeves owned land adjacent to the outpost and donated property for the purpose of building the […]

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15th JDC Chief Judge Marilyn Castle on Impact of COVID-19 on Courthouse Operations

Marilyn Castle, Chief Judge of the 15th Judicial District Court covering Lafayette, Acadia, and Vermilion Parishes, joined Jan Swift on Discover Lafayette to discuss how the operations of the courthouse have been impacted due to the pandemic shutdown. Judge Castle received her Juris Doctorate from LSU in 1976 and then served early in her career as […]

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Gerald Gerami – Rug Gallery by Gerami’s

Meet Gerald Gerami, owner of Rug Gallery by Gerami’s, who has followed in the entrepreneurial footsteps of his late grandfather, Joseph Patrick Gerami, who opened his first retail establishment in Lafayette in 1920. Gerald Gerami sat down with Jan Swift, host of Discover Lafayette, to share his experience as a successful vendor who has survived […]

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