Successful Generations // The Rouse Family

by Ashlyn Verda, staff writer There are lots of things one might see when driving through the Bayou Region — gators, bayous, bait shops and airboats. But there is one thing everyone will see while in southeast Louisiana — Rouses Markets, a locally owned, regional grocery store chain since 1960 that’s still in the family. […]

Bayou Structures // Notable Architecture

As you travel through the Bayou Region you will likely see a lot of unique architecture you may have not seen anywhere else. These are several characteristics that you will notice all across the region at plantations, hotels and local businesses. French doors are one of the most common architectural features in the Bayou Region. […]

History Tour // The Water Life Museum

The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum is a museum with exhibits on The museum is also home to the non-profit organization the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, which is dedicated to preserving and protecting Louisiana’s coast and wildlife. Traffic passes by the museum sign on West Park Avenue. An assortment of fishing lures on display. A […]

Locally Sweet // Mon Cher Honey

by Ashlyn Verda, staff writer & videographer Cassidy Smith, a 23-year-old Nicholls alumnus, created Mon Cher Honey— mon cher being French for “my dear”— in 2018. What began as an assignment for a college course and a favor for a friend, became a passion project for Smith as the sole owner and operator of the […]