by Pat Saik
A firecracker has moved into a house on Sycamore Street. Mary-Miles Coe Higgins Walker is her name. Full of life and full of stories, she shines as she recounts tales of her long life. She celebrated her ninety-second birthday this summer and gives no hint of slowing down.
“There are so many projects I want to finish before I leave this world,” she announces.
A newcomer, Mary-Miles moved to Bay Saint Louis from Baton Rouge about two years ago, at the encouragement of her son, Skip Higgins, who also calls Bay Saint Louis home.
Beat the heat and help the Hancock Animal Shelter at the same time during Dog Days of Summer, a very special Second Saturday Artwalk. On Saturday, August 10th, Old Town Bay St. Louis heats up with lots of special events - in addition to the regular Artwalk family festivities and live music taking place from 4 - 8pm.
If you don't know someone who is a member of Friends of the Animal Shelter, Hancock County, you may not be aware of what an incredible job these folks do to save animal lives and ease the suffering of our fellow furry creatures.
Now, local realtors have teamed up with Friends to benefit the group while showcasing some fantastic local homes. The Dog Days of Summer home tour is the brainchild of Steve Haas (Gardner Realtors) and during this first time event, taking place between 4 - 6pm on August 10th during Second Saturday, for every single person who visits each open house, the realtors will donate one pound of food to Friends.
It can add up FAST: for instance, if six people go to all six houses on the tour, that's a hefty forty pound bag of food! Click here for all the details, a map and pics/info of the houses on the tour! Then spread the word!
Lisa Monti’s Notebook is a new blog in Bay St. Louis/Waveland that covers local news, people, restaurants, shops and whatever else everybody’s curious about.
Find out what a New Orleans developer plans to do with Second Street Elementary School and what’s being done to fix the new seawall. Read what’s flying off the shelf at Social Chair, the newly named “best gift shop in Mississippi.”
Those are just a few of the stories already in the Notebook that you won’t find anyplace else. Expect to read about new businesses, get inside information on Coast restaurants and meet people you thought you knew or that you’d like to get to know better.
A USM grad, Lisa has written for too-many-to count publications and has held more than her share of editorships. She’s hosted a radio show and co-wrote a travel book about Mississippi.
Recently her work for Success Magazine was recognized in min’s Editorial and Design Awards for "excellence in content and design among consumer and b-to-b media brands."
She’s a regular contributor to Mississippi Business Journal and South Mississippi Living magazine, among others.
A Bay St. Louis native, she appreciates the people, history and traditions of this unique community, which has plenty of stories to tell.
Lisa also is a big fan of local festivals, restaurants and shops, the live music at 100 Men Hall and meeting up with friends at Second Saturday.
She starts off every morning with a beach walk accompanied by Boudreaux, a Humane Society alum with a diverse background. The dog then sleeps all day while she works.
Bookmark lisamonti.net. Now you know.