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  1. Jean Lafitte Tourism CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    The gardens outside of the Jean Lafitte Tourism Center are an attraction on their own and are maintained by the Better Swamp and Garden Club.


  2. Town of Jean Lafitte honored with historical markerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2014 | WWL-TV New Orleans

    ... who have lived here for centuries." The historical marker reads as follows: "Named for legendary privateer Jean Lafitte, who helped the United States win the Battle of New Orleans and used area bayous for his smuggling operations. Home to a thriving ...


  3. Safeguarding future requires vision as Wilderness Act, Civil Rights Act show: LetterRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    Louisiana wild iris bloom in April 2011 in the Jean Lafitte Nature Study Park. Re: "Wilderness areas are ours to enjoy forever," , June 13. Councilwoman Stacy Head's letter about the WilA derness Act inspired me to encourage everyone to think about the important 50-year anniversaries we are celeA brating: the Wilderness Act , the Civil ... (more)


  4. What's your opinion of new, triple-sized garbage bins in Jefferson Parish?Read the original story

    Jun 25, 2014 |

    ... Through September, the contractor responsible for garbage collection in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and Jean Lafitte is distributing new, 95-gallon carts to residents and small businesses. The wheeled bins, delivered by Progressive Waste ...


  5. Jefferson Parish cancels garbage pickup on July 4Read the original story

    Jun 24, 2014 |

    ... parish will be canceled. (SUSAN POAG / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE) For residents of Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte whose garbage is scheduled for pick up on Friday, pick-up will be cancelled on Friday July 4 in observance of Independence Day. ...


  6. Fisher High School student is Westbank Quarterback Club's athlete of the yearRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 |

    ... driving force behind her," he said. The annual Camp 2 Bear will be held July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jean Lafitte Multipurpose Center. The camp is currently registering for children ages four and up. The cost is $40 per child which ...


  7. Jean Lafitte to get historical markerRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The Jefferson Parish Historical Commission and Jefferson Historical Society will unveil a marker June 28 to commemorate the historical significance of the town of Jean Lafitte.


  8. Liberty Theater to host the Battle of the AccordiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2014 | Daily World

    ... the Liberty Theater you can visit the Eunice Depot Museum, and the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center," Moody said. All are free and the Jean Lafitte Center this Saturday will feature is own ...


  9. Fisher Middle High School in Lafitte presents evening of art and theaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    ... the players a standing ovation. The annual Camp 2 Bear will be held July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jean Lafitte Multipurpose Center. The camp is currently registering for children ages four and up. The cost is $40 per child which includes ...


  10. Swamp tour operators react to video of alligator-wrangling guideRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    ... lot of alligators in Louisiana, and there's a reason nobody gets eaten by them." Jason Beasley, the manager of Jean LaFitte Swamp Tour, took a more skeptical view. In 2009, Jean Lafitte National Park purchased the Aux Carpes waterway where his swamp ...


  11. Guide Lance Lacrosse says swimming with gators is following in family footstepsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2014 |

    ... called stupid and reckless. Lacrosse says don't be so quick to judge him. After all, he grew up on the bayou in Jean Lafitte and has been swimming with gators for 20 years. "I don't disrespect them, I don't try to drag them out the water, hold them ...


  12. La. gator-feeding video draws controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2014 | NBC12

    ... Facebook page states the video comes from Airboat Adventures, a company specializing in airboat swamp tours in Jean Lafitte, La. The video is quite controversial, drawing both praise and criticism. Many question the legality of the guide's antics. ...


  13. Video of Jean Lafitte guide feeding gators sparks JPSO crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2014 | WWL-TV New Orleans

    A hair-raising video capturing a Jean Lafitte swamp tour guide swimming with and feeding alligators isn't just catching the attention of social media viewers.


  14. JPSO Responds To Gator-Feeding Viral VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2014 |

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has opened an investigation after a viral video showed an employee of a local airboat tour company feeding alligators marshmallows from his mouth in waters near the Jean Lafitte National Park.


  15. JPSO investigating West Bank tour guide's alligator frolicking videoRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    ... an overnight media sensation for the video shot by Stacy Hicks of Oregon during an Airboat Adventures tour in Jean Lafitte in May. Lacrosse's antics have appeared on "Good Morning America'' and "The Today Show.'' In the video, Lacrosse wrestles with ...


  16. Tourist's video shows terrifying moment a Louisiana swamp boat tour ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Tourist's video shows terrifying moment a Louisiana swamp boat tour guide jumped in alligator-infested water to feed reptiles Stacy Hicks, from Oregon, recorded a three-minute video last month showing Lance, a guide with Airboat Adventures, feeding two gators in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana There is no state law that prohibits people from feeding ... (more)


  17. Alligator wrestler in Jean Lafitte becomes social media starRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2014 |

    A video featuring an Airboat Adventures tour guide from Jean Lafitte frolicking with two alligators is making the rounds on Facebook and You Tube.


  18. The Catholic soul of Cajun CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2010 | Catholic Digest

    ... and their livelihoods. He entertains us, too, with the legend of the locally celebrated pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte, who is said to have hidden his treasure nearby. Nods to the famed French buccaneer along Louisiana's coast are almost as ...


  19. The Haunting of Chretien PointRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2014 |

    ... banks of the Bayou Bourbeaux. He ran a 3,000-acre cotton plantation and became quite wealthy. The French pirate Jean Lafitte was a friend of the Chretien family as Chretien had saved Lafitte's life during the War of 1812. A Spanish family, the ...


  20. St. Bernard Law Enforcement Torch Run held May 23Read the original story

    May 28, 2014 | The Times-Picayune

    St. Bernard Highway and Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette came alive with spirit on Friday, May 23, during the St. Bernard leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Louisiana.


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