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Bay Featured on WGNO's "News With a Twist"
Carts4Kids Project by S&L Office and CASA
S&L Office Supplies collects used toner cartridges from businesses and individuals in the community. If a business agrees to donate used cartridges he will have one of his employees pick up the materials. Cochran also uses his business as a drop off location for individuals and smaller businesses. Once bundled, these used products are shipped off and either refilled and/or repurposed back into the community.
Cochran created Carts4kids as a way to encourage recycling within his business and to give back to community organizations who do amazing work. “CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children," CASA’s ED Cynthia Chauvin said. "As a local nonprofit, we are always looking for ways to get the community involved in our cause. Carts4kids allows people to learn more about CASA and to help raise funds by recycling." In addition to the $1032 check that was presented to CASA, S&L Office Supplies also donated a black and white copier/scanner to the organization.
If you are interested donating used toner cartridges please visit the carts4kids.com website or contact S&L Office Supplies at 228.467.0002. If you would like to know more about CASA please call 228.344.0419.
George's Girls Expands
“Purveyors of Fine Linens” is the shop’s tag-line, yet co-owner Laura Lucore points out that they carry all types of products to “make your home luxurious and to pamper yourself.”
Library Launches Digital Project
- Anthony J. Scafidi Photography Exhibit: Identify people, places, and events in historical photos from the Hancock County Historical Society’s Anthony J. Scafidi collection. Dozens of mid-century portrait, group, home and business photos from the Bay St. Louis photographer on display in the library and on Facebook online. Tag anyone you recognize!
- Transcribe vintage postcards: Get to know pen pals of the 1940s, 50s and 60s by transcribing the messages on historic postcards. We’re digitizing these postcards and posting them in the Mississippi Digital Library so everyone can enjoy.
- Scanner demos: Bring a family photo or document and see a demo of our fast new scanner. Maybe it’s time to preserve your past, safe from storms and other hazards.
Be a citizen scientist or archivist: Make amazing discoveries with these online projects. You can do a lot of things computers can’t!
- Zooniverse: Contribute to real research by studying images, historical records, or diaries.
- Old Weather: Help develop climate projections by transcribing weather observations from ships’ logs.
- National Archives: Tag, transcribe, add subtitles to videos, or upload your own
- Smithsonian Transcription Center: Unlock the past by transcribing historical letters and documents.
- Distributed Proofreaders: Ease the conversion of Public Domain books into eBooks by proofreading scanned texts.
Historic Tour Goes Digital
The Bay St. Louis Walking and Biking Tour is proof in print that history doesn’t have to be boring.
Often called Hancock Tourism’s most popular handout, the free twelve-page brochure leads visitors – and locals – along an easy one and a half mile route through Old Town, with 24 special points of interest. A new digital version even lets people take the tour with smart phones in hand. To find out more about the latest edition and how you can share it with friends, read the story here!
Click on the tour icon here to open up the digital version now!
The event will feature a Dolly Parton look-alike contest and organizers hope to have a host of other happenings like hay rides, clogging and square dancing, country food, live music and a Dolly-themed art show. The theory is that Dolly will hear about it and want to come check out the Bay in person!
Stay tuned for more details by checking out the Old Town Merchants website or checking out the Dolly Should page on Facebook!