What's Up, Waveland? May 2023
This month we take a driving tour around town to review the latest news, review upcoming events, and plans for the future.
- by Bruce Northridge
Rudy Letellier reports that the state is updating some rules about who is eligible for medicinal marijuana, so dropping by the Pfarmacy is a great way to get the latest information on this.
Across Waveland Avenue, upgrades to the Oak Park apartment complex are underway. Good news!
Down Waveland Avenue to Central, we have a Waveland jewel known as Bourgeois Park. It’s already a place for little kids’ baseball, girls’ softball, a dog park, a picnic area, tennis and basketball courts, and a splash pad. Just added – a pickleball court! There is more to come – go check it out.
Head east on Central until you get to Coleman Avenue and the Waveland Library. There are lots of opportunities to get exercise here: Zumba classes (Tuesdays at 9), Pound classes (Wednesdays at 5:30), Tai Chi classes (Thursdays at 10), line dancing fun (Fridays at 11:30), and other exercise classes (Mondays at 9, Tuesdays at 2, and Wednesdays at 10). Thank you, Waveland Library, for encouraging us to stay in shape! For a more relaxing time at the library, there’s the Monday Mahjong group. Check out their activities calendar here.
Just a short ride down Coleman is the Katrina Museum (aka the Ground Zero Museum). Notice that it has expanded hours and is now open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4. Congrats to Cheryl Thompson for curating such a successful historical exhibit on Waveland’s own Gulfside Assembly, which is celebrating 100 years in Waveland. The exhibit that helps tell their story is up until Saturday, May 6. If you’re looking for activities with the kiddos this summer, check out their new Discovery Alley Kids Zone.
Why do our parks, especially on Coleman, look so good? Congrats to Willie Moody for receiving an award from the Keep Mississippi Beautiful organization!
City Hall will be hosting its regular meetings this month on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 17, both at 6:30 pm.
Food Truck Friday is scheduled for Friday, May 12 at 5 pm.
At the foot of Coleman at the beach is our Veterans Memorial Park. There is discussion ongoing about a Memorial Day event there at the end of the month. Keep your eyes open for announcements about that.
Jog just to the east and you’re at the Garfield Ladner Fishing Pier. Yes, it’s been the subject of a lot of talk and gnashing of teeth. The process to fix it up begins this month – meaning the awarding of a contract to an engineering firm to come up with a design. The work that can be seen by us citizens driving down Beach Boulevard probably won’t begin until the fall, but hey, let’s celebrate that the process is beginning!
Stay tuned for more updates next month.
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