Category Archives: Hancock County

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in South Mississippi

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Do you like to travel with your pet?  Or enjoy your pet’s company at mealtime?  But then hate to leave the little (or large) fellow at home or in your room when you go out to enjoy the restaurants on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi?  Well, you don’t have to look into those sorrowful, soulful eyes and tell him/her to “Stay!” any longer!  Here is a short list of pet-friendly restaurants locally!

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint
7501 HWY 57
Ocean Springs, MS, US 39565
228-875-9590

Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach
1763 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS, US 39530
(228) 432-5005

The Grind Coffee & Nosh
934 Cedar Lake road
Biloxi, MS, US
(228) 392-3305

The Blind Tiger
119 N. Beach Boulevard
Bay St. Louis, MS

Sonic Drive-In
112 Jeff Davis Ave
Long Beach, MS 39560
228.864.1817

Mary Mahoney’s
110 Rue Magnolia
Biloxi, MS
228.374.0163
Recommended that you call in advance to confirm outdoor seating.

For additional pet-friendly restaurants in South Mississippi, please follow these links:

Biloxi
Ocean Springs

Always remember your Pet Etiquette when dining out with Fido:

  1. Keep Fido on a leash at all times;
  2. Fido doesn’t belong on the table, chairs, or stools;
  3. It is impolite to feed Fido from the table;
  4. Fido should always observe his/her inside voice and not bark to disturb other diners.

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The Grand Hotels of the Gulf Coast

From the Pine Hills Hotel in Pass Christian to the Great Southern Hotel in Gulfport and the White House Hotel in Biloxi, many grand and stately hotels once graced the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  Time and progress, with the help of natural disasters, have taken their toll on these grand and historic buildings so that most are only picture-postcard memories, relegated to faded photos in long-lost picture albums.

A brief but thorough article on these Grand Dames of the Gulf Coast can be found on Wikipedia through the following link:

Historic Grand Hotels on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 

Individually, you will find the following articles on these all-but-forgotten treasures and again bring them to life in your imagination, seeing in your mind’s eye their grandeur and splendor, that has, like so much in the South, “Gone With the Wind”.

Great Southern Hotel (Gulfport)

White House Hotel (Biloxi)

Buena Vista Hotel (Biloxi)

Edgewater Gulf Hotel (Biloxi)

Pine Hills Hotel (Pass Christian)

Markham Hotel (Gulfport)

Tivoli Hotel (Biloxi)

Broadwater Beach Hotel (Biloxi)

Hancock County History and Pirates!!!

 

The Hancock County Historical Society in Bay St. Louis, founded in 1977,  is a very active organization, researching and preserving the long and storied history of Hancock County.  The Society has amassed thousands of documents and photographs to be gathered into a computerized database with wide availability.  These documents and photographs have been collected from churches, schools, magazines, newspapers,  local authors,  city archives, the county and many other sources.

To begin your foray into the fascinating and sometimes colorful history of Hancock County, please check out the Historical Society’s website, http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/, visit their offices at 108 Cue Street, Bay St. Louis, or call 228.467.4090.

The following link to a brief outline of Hancock County’s history will certainly whet your appetite and motivate you to learn more about what has happened here, when it happened, and who was involved.  http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/history/hancockcounty.htm

Add to this article the following articles about the famous “Pirate House” and Jean Lafitte and you will be hooked on this organization and the history of Hancock County!  The Pirate House was located at 649 North Beach Boulevard, Waveland MS.

 

The Pirate House and Jean Lafitte http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/history/lafittepirate.htm

The Pirate House Revisited http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/history/lafittepirate-part2.htm

Enjoy your Journey!!!

Annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour, 2015

The Hancock County Historical Societty will hold its annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour on Saturday, October 31.   The 22nd annual tour features  members in period dress portraying local citizens buried at Cedar Rest and will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Hot dogs, chili dogs, homemade cookies, and punch will be served at Lobrano House just around the corner from the cemetery, 108 Cue St. after the tour.  Admission is free , but donations are accepted and appreciated.

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Cedar Rest Cemetery is located at 200 S. Second Street, Bay St. Louis, MS.

CASA Press Release – April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

casa_h_redblue_R_altSTAND UP FOR AN ABUSED CHILD.”

Board President: Casey Favre

Executive Director: Cynthia Chauvin

P.O. Box 4112, Bay St. Louis, MS 39521

Office: 228-344-0419

Email: Cynthia@casahancockcounty.org

 

For Immediate Release

CASA Paints the Town Blue to Kick Off Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month

(BAY ST. LOUIS, MS, March 28, 2014)-CASA of Hancock County will host several activities during the month of April in conjunction with National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month. In 1983, the United States Senate and House of Representatives proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year.

During all of April CASA will participate in a Blue Ribbon Campaign in an effort to educate our community about child abuse and neglect. The Blue Ribbon Campaign began in Virginia in 1989 when a grandmother, Bonnie W. Finney, tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van “to make people wonder”. The story she told to inquisitive community members was a tragic story about the abuse of her grandchildren, which ultimately led to the brutal death of her grandson. “My grandchildren had suffered and battled so much throughout their young lives that it sickened me. My life was turned into physical and mental chaos. My efforts to understand became a plea to stop abusing children. I tied a blue ribbon on my van antenna to make people wonder. Why blue? I intend never to forget the battered, bruised bodies of my grandchildren. Blue serves as a constant reminder to me to fight for protection for our children.” As part of the Blue Ribbon campaign here in Hancock County, several local businesses have also collaborated with CASA to collect donations from their customers during the month of April.

Furthermore, CASA will also hold its 1st Annual Light of Hope Event on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:30pm on the steps of City Hall in Bay St. Louis. The event is free of charge and open to the public. CASA will urge community members to take a stand against child abuse. The keynote speaker for the ceremony is National CASA Southern Regional Program Officer, Dodd White. Additionally, CASA will present three awards to Hancock County community members who have gone above and beyond to protect our most valuable resource….our children. CASA will present awards to the Outstanding Community Professional, the DHS Case Worker of the Year and the CASA Advocate of the Year.

“It’s my hope that through CASA’s efforts this April that we can bring light to this subject. Children’s lives depend on it”, states CASA of Hancock County, Executive Director, Cynthia Chauvin. It starts with making a report if you suspect abuse and for those who are interested in volunteering to help children in need, CASA definitely has a need.

CASA of Hancock County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that utilizes trained community members to advocate for children who through no fault of their own are involved in the complex and overburdened child welfare and youth court systems. The organization relies on the communities support to continue this work.

For more information on becoming a CASA advocate or making a tax-deductible contribution please visit our website www.casahancockcounty.org or call us at 228-344-0419.

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Mississippi Coast is Growing | Now Hiring

We always love to feature great things happening on the Coast of Mississippi. This includes sharing job and career opportunities. Well we have just gotten word of two new openings. Thornhill Construction, a Mississippi Gulf Coast high-end home builder, is looking for a couple great associates. Thornhill Construction is looking for dependable people who are sales oriented. They’re hiring a project foreman who can take over job sites and be very dependable to get jobs done. They also need a sales associate to manage potential customers, cold call and work directly with clients. Thornhill is one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier home builders and is located in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Jason Thornhill, the owner of Thornhill Construction, has been building beautiful coastal homes for years now, and his dedication to his clients and employees is outstanding. If someone wants to get into a job that is innovative and top of the line, Thornhill Construction should be your choice. Thornhill offers competitive pay and stellar incentives. Let Jason and his team know if you’re interested today! Their business is growing exponentially as the market moves, so be sure to be ready to work and serious about sales. Thornhill’s business is set to improve in 2014, and Coastal 90 is so glad to hear of this growth for the Mississippi Coast and its residents. Their team of project managers and salespeople are excited about investing and building for the future of the Mississippi Coast. Check out some of Thornhill’s beautiful homes at www.thornhill-construction.com.

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Thornhill’s standards are a cut above the rest, and that’s why they’re looking for the best possible people to get the job done! Check out their bath and kitchen renovations and see what they can do for clients. They’re hiring serious leaders in their field of work and only looking for the best! Check out the work it takes to make a Thornhill Home! Coastal 90 can’t wait to take pictures of some more beautiful homes and happy people on their way to living the coastal dream. If you want to be apart of building that experience, contact Thornhill Construction today!

 We have included a form to apply directly to Thornhill Construction.