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2014-01-27 23:28:32

For most motorists, road closures and icy bridges are an inconvenience; but for police, fire and EMS agencies, they are a major challenge. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 For most motorists, road closures and icy bridges are an inconvenience; but for police, fire and EMS agencies, they are a major challenge. When icy weather was predicted for Acadian Ambulance’s service areas, the company immediately began implementing its emergency plan. Having served Louisiana residents for...

2014-01-23 23:00:41

The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation honored the Acadian Companies at their fourth annual Honoring Upper Lafayette Success Stories luncheon yesterday. The award was accepted by Richard Zuschlag, Acadian CEO and chairman. (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation honored the Acadian Companies at their fourth annual Honoring Upper Lafayette Success Stories luncheon yesterday. The award was accepted by Richard Zuschlag, Acadian CEO and...

2013-07-01 23:01:34

Peter Barrilleaux was able to reunite with the Acadian medics who helped save his life. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Last week, two months after suffering a heart attack at Festival International de Louisiane, Peter Barrilleaux was able to reunite with the members of the Acadian Ambulance team who helped save his life. Barrilleaux didn’t realize he was having a heart attack that night—he attributed the pain to a reaction to the crawfish etouffee he had for supper—but the situation rapidly...

2013-05-24 23:23:11

Acadian honors its best of the best. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Former United States Vice President Dick Cheney served as the keynote speaker for Acadian's annual Paramedic Luncheon. In front of 1,500 guests yesterday at the Lafayette Convention Center, Cheney praised Acadian's medics, saying, "I am delighted to be here to have the opportunity to participate in awarding the Paramedic of the Year Award. I think it's a tremendous recognition; I know there is a lot of competition within a company...

2013-02-09 23:01:46

Acadian Ambulance´s Baton Rouge operations moved from Florida Boulevard to their new home on Interline Avenue last week. (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Acadian Ambulance´s Baton Rouge, La., operations moved from Florida Boulevard to their new home on Interline Avenue last week. Called “Baton Rouge Central,” the new facility will serve as the main location for their ground ambulance operations and crews in the Capital area. It will also be home to their Baton Rouge...

2012-04-27 23:03:13

Naturalist Journeys, an adventure travel company based in Portal, Arizona, announces an August 18-26, 2012 tour to Nova Scotia, highlighting the tour's innovative combination of culture and nature. With whales, land and sea birds, colorful Acadian history, signature lighthouses, world-record tides, delicious seafood and great opportunities for travel photography, the maritime province of Nova Scotia has much to offer. Portal, Arizona (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 Naturalist Journeys, an adventure...

2008-10-07 15:00:25

RANGELEY - New England Celtic Arts will host Maine's popular Acadian band Boreal Tordu at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Lakeside Theater. This will be the 10th concert in the Lakeside/Skye Theatre collaboration this summer. Boreal Tordu began when fiddler Steve Muise and singer Robert Sylvain discovered a mutual interest in the music of their shared Acadian heritage. Their music represents a continuation of musical traditions passed down from the Acadians, the Quebecois and the unique...

2008-09-03 15:00:26

LEWISTON - "Quebec meets Acadia" is the theme of a concert at the Franco-American Heritage Center Sunday, Sept. 14, which showcases several of Canada's most esteemed folk musicians and dancers. Scheduled for 2 p.m., the program will feature famed Montreal dance master and multi-instrumentalist Benoit Bourque, formerly of the band Le Vent du Nord, as well as musicians/dancers Helene Bergeron and Louise Arsenault, who formed the female half of the popular Prince Edward Island quartet...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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