Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi speaks during Thursday’s Urban Land Institute study forum at the Cajun Coast welcome center in Morgan City. The study explored ways that Morgan City and Berwick can grow their economies. Ruby Maize, left, and Monica Mancuso, both of St. Mary Excel, a community group that commissioned the study, hold a rendering of Morgan City’s 2012 master plan of possible development along Lake Palourde. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Waterways lifeblood of potential business, tourism growth

Community leaders are diving head first into the results of an economic study centering on plans for business and tourism growth around the region’s waterways.

Superintendent Leonard Armato, left, calls the roll for Thursday's special school board meeting with President Michael Taylor and Vice President Pearl Rack looking on.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

School board picks Feb. 28 for superintendent selection

CENTERVILLE -- If plans approved Thursday by the St. Mary School Board hold true, parish public schools will have a new superintendent by the end of the month.

John Stokes, co-director of Wings to Soar, holds a one-winged bald eagle during a Wednesday presentation at Patterson Area Civic Center. The eagle lost its left wing 36 years ago after being shot. Wings to Soar is a nonprofit birds of prey environmental education organization based in Trenton, Georgia, and cares for raptors that cannot live in the wild. Wings to Soar will have free presentations at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the former M.D. Shannon Elementary School gym in Morgan City at the Water & Nature Expo as part of the Eagle Expo & More, which is Friday and Saturday at locations in the area. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A vulture flies over the crowd Wednesday at Patterson Area Civic Center during the Wings to Soar presentation.

Wings to Soar Co-Director Dale Kernahan waves to the crowd while hold a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation.

Wings to Soar

Wings to Soar, a nonprofit birds of prey environmental organization, will have free presentations at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the former M.D.



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