Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

(Updated) 2017 Cypress Sawmill Festival canceled

Farm Bureau Queen Rebecca Simoneaux and Sugar Festival Queen Mary Claire Simoneaux practice log rolling during the 2013 Cypress Sawmill Festival. The festival committee announced Wednesday that they have canceled the 2017 festival due to declining revenues and uncooperative weather the past few years. Officials are leaving open the possibility of resurrecting the festival another year. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Organizers of the Cypress Sawmill Festival near Patterson have made the decision to not hold the festival, normally held in April, in 2017.

Santa's helpers

The East St. Mary Parish Chapter of Junior Auxiliary recently hosted its Fourth Annual Santa’s Workshop. The event took place Dec. 3 at the Morgan City High School Multi-Purpose Building.

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The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

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