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Jan Risher

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Jan Risher grew up in the middle of Mississippi with a family full of storytellers. She eventually made her way to Louisiana—taking the long route to get there with stops in between in the mountains of Slovakia, a tribal village in Burkina Faso, the hills of central Mexico, Reno, Nevada, Washington, D.C., El Paso, Texas, and more. She's been a regular columnist for three newspapers and continues to write a Sunday column for Lafayette's Daily Advertiser. She is the former managing editor of The Times of Acadiana and has been a full-time teacher and owner of a public relations firm. She continues a freelance writing career, focusing primarily on business writing. She is co-author of Team Renaissance: The Art, Science and Politics of Great Teams. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and makes her home in Lafayette with her husband and two daughters.

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The new iteration of Acadian Superette serves up homemade plate lunches with a side of nostalgia. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Restaurants

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Anya Schoenegge Burgess is a musical therapist, repairing violins … and relationships more

Dec 23, 2016 10:08 AM Visual & Performing Arts

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Deer urine that delivers more

Oct 24, 2016 12:15 PM People & Places

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At this red-hot Lafayette restaurant, success is all in the details more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Restaurants

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Slowing the pace between St. Martinville and Catahoula more

Jan 26, 2016 12:00 AM Getaways

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With an extra helping of Louisiana flavor more

Jan 25, 2016 12:00 AM Restaurants

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A “Chopped” champion helms Grand Coteau’s newest restaurant more

Sep 22, 2015 12:00 AM Foodways

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No stove for this resourceful Small Town Chef more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Foodways

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Art, immortality, and selling creativity for $2 per square foot more

Apr 27, 2015 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

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Lafayette’s River Ranch eatery uses a formula that works more

Feb 23, 2015 12:00 AM Restaurants

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Sausage and grits served with a side of diversity more

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM Restaurants

ULL professor Jerry Malinowski was part of the team that designed the Ford Mustang more

Jul 22, 2014 12:00 AM History

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The COURhouse is the third house designed and built by ULL architecture students to help improve the prospects of flagging neighborhoods more

Apr 25, 2014 12:00 AM House & Home

History and healing growing in a medicinal garden plot. Such is the story of Vermilionville’s Medicinal Garden, or Jardin des Traiteurs in Cajun French.  In August 2010, Dr. Ray Brassieur presented a program to the Lafayette’s Master Garden... more

Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM House & Home

December 2012. If you love them, send them away: A personal reflection on an old adage more

Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM People & Places

Farm to Table in Lafayette. Mary Tutwiler and Nathan Stubbs, owners of Lafayette’s latest farm-to-table sensation — the Saint Street Inn, have years of experience in the food world. more

Apr 24, 2012 12:00 AM Restaurants