LOVING LOUISIANA BLOG ARCHIVES
CHRISTMAS at the Governor’s Mansion CHRISTMAS at the Governor’s Mansion Each year, a theme is chosen to decorate the Governor’s Mansion. The first year, Louisiana’s French heritage was celebrated. The second year, Louisiana’s Spanish heritage was showcased. Last year New Orleans’ 300th anniversary was honored. This year, the theme is “All Things Louisiana”. The color […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGDecember 2019 Words from Kimiyo Harris Williams, M.D., FAAP “Self-Love is Healthy Living-Women Walking in Mental Health Wellness” As I reflect on this year of 2019, it’s been one of great victories and amazing opportunities. The wonderful stories of accomplishment are not only evident in my own personal experiences but they are […]
ALICIA GUIDRY WINDSTEIN Owner Southern Lights Candles Alicia Guidry WindsteinOwner, Southern Lights Candles Alicia Guidry Windstein, is a life-long resident of St. Charles Parish and a graduate of Destrehan High School. Her creative flair, discipline and commitment to high quality contributed to provide the opportunity to fulfill her dream of opening her own […]
Master SergeantTANYA BARNETT WHITNEY Veteran, Army & Army National Guard Master Sergeant Tanya Barnett WhitneyArmy & Army National Guard Master Sergeant Tanya Barnett Whitney retired from the military in July 2010 after nearly 28 years of service with the Army and Army National Guard. She served as an aircraft mechanic with her last […]
TASHA JOLIVETTE-JONES Louisiana 2019 Elementary State Teacher of the Year Tasha Jolivette-JonesLouisiana’s 2019 Elementary State Teacher of the Year Tasha Jolivette-Jones, kindergarten teacher in Iberia Parish, is Louisiana’s 2019 Elementary State Teacher of the Year, as well as the Louisiana’s 2019 Public Interest Fellowship winner. Launched by the Department of Education in 2018, the […]
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING Free NOLA Free Nola, Inc. Free Nola, Inc. exists to bring hope, love, compassion and restoration to the sexually trafficked and sexually abused who perhaps, in the eyes of society, don’t deserve it. For most of the trafficking survivors, sexual abuse and victimization begins in childhood. One of the most important […]
Louisiana Fosters Louisiana DCFS Receives National Award for Work in Adoption Louisiana DCFS Receives National Award for Work in Adoption The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Child Welfare Division recently received an Adoption Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its work to increase the number […]
Teach MAM Teach MAM: An Exciting Partnership to Strengthen Arts Education Across Louisiana Teach MAM and the Lafayette, LA Public School System The public school system in Lafayette, LA is fortunate to have a rich culture of arts. Educators in the public school system have long believed in the power of the arts to […]
Click to Explore DECEMBER 2019Volume 2, Edition 2 December2019 Volume 2, Edition 2 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana December Vlog – Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion Come take a tour with the First Lady of Louisiana Donna Edwards and view the Christmas decorations at the Governor’s Mansion. VISIT THE MANSION STORE Christmas […]
Chef Alison Vega-Knoll’s 6 Seafood Salad Chef Alison Vega-Knoll’s6 Seafood Salad Shrimp Boil: 2 pounds of cleaned shrimp1/8 cup crab boil seasoning¼ cup salt4 lemons, squeezed2 Bay leaves1/8 cup Creole spices½ gallon water Combine crab boil, salt, lemons, bay leaves, Creole spices and water in a large pot. Bring to a rapid boil and […]
Alice Foster The Evolution of the Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation When I was contacted to post an article on Donna’s blog, I was happy to have that opportunity. I’m equally excited about the subject because it’s a story I’ve always loved telling. It’s been quite a while since I have thought about how the Louisiana […]
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING LACAC The Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers The Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers For over 38 years Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) have been caring for victims of child abuse in Louisiana. By providing a safe and child-friendly environment, CACs have helped to empower and restore the lives of thousands of kids. […]
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Delery has lived there all of her life except during undergraduate school and a brief stint in Seattle, WA. She is a mother to four boys, ranging in ages from 21 to 16, and they are the heart and soul of her life.
Delery earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. She is currently a fellow at Loyola University New Orleans, Institute of Politics. Her volunteer work has mostly evolved from issues that have affected her personally. Actively engaged in disability rights advocacy, Delery has testified numerous times in the Louisiana Legislature regarding issues that affect persons with developmental disabilities. She served as the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council, worked for seven years directing regional advocacy efforts and is a graduate of Louisiana’s Partners In Policymaking.