Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Monday may have just been another day at work for Jean Gros, but it also marked an anniversary of a trade he has done for more than six decades.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Eyes on the sky

Berwick town workers lay the foundation for an extension of the boardwalk near the Everett S. Berry Memorial Lighthouse Park this morning. Construction began Jan. 13 and is expected to be completed three weeks from today. With freezing temperatures and precipitation forecasted, there is a possibility of icing on the bridges.
(The Daily Review Photo by Courtney Darce)

Preparations are ongoing for winter weather due to visit St. Mary Parish tonight and into Friday that has the potential to bring rain and a “wintery mix” of sleet or snow.

Top ticket sellers

St. Mary Arc/Center of Hope held its annual Vocational Training Building Fund raffle from October to December. There were two top sellers who put every effort into selling these tickets.

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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