On August 1st, two separate events will honor the professionals who serve Hancock County. "Blue, Red and First Responders Day" is the result of a grass-roots effort spearheaded by local citizens and officials. Meanwhile, 300 area educators are expected to attend the annual Hancock Chamber Education Committee Appreciation Dinner.
On Monday, August 1st, a grass-roots effort to build community and show appreciation for first responders coincides with the annual Teachers Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Hancock Chamber.
"Blue, Red and First Responders Day" offers free breakfast and lunch to all police, fire, emergency management and ambulance professionals working in Hancock County. The event will be held at the Bay St. Louis Community Center on Blaize Avenue.
Deadlines loom for two very cool creative competitions. August 15th is the last day to submit artwork for the Shoofly Awareness Campaign art competition, while September 10th is the deadline for a one-act play competition sponsored by the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre.
Here at the Shoofly Magazine, we're sponsoring a cool art contest to help publicize our name change from the Fourth Ward Cleaver (which started as a neighborhood online newsletter) to the Shoofly, after the Bay St. Louis landmark.
Today, business blogger (and Shoofly correspondent) Lisa Monti reported the sale of the French Settlement building on Beach Blvd, in the heart of Old Town Bay St. Louis.
According to Monti, the new owners, New Orleans developers Jim and Catherine MacPhaille, closed on the sale Wednesday, June 29th.
"Sale of the 6,395-square-foot building and land closed Wednesday, according to Regan Kane of John McDonald Realty who represented the MacPhailles in the purchase.The previous owner was Bay St. Louis Building LLC. of Colorado. The property had been on the market since September 2015."
Read more details on Lisa Monti's Notebook.