By LiLi Stahler Murphy This month - The Waveland Elections, a Christmas Bazaar, Pier Repairs, the Mosaic Project and Festival of Lights!
Your Waveland Cleaver Correspondent - LiLi Stahler Murphy
For those who don’t know me, I am just completing my second term on Waveland’s Board as Alderman of Ward 1. Since I was elected in 2006, I have been writing a monthly newsletter for my constituents and other interested residents, trying to keep them up to date on Waveland “happenings”. I was thrilled when Ellis asked me to do a Waveland column in the Cleaver. This way, even though I've chosen not to seek re-election, I can continue letting people know – “What’s Up in Waveland”
Waveland Voters - Please Vote on November 4th!
The Waveland Mayor-Alderman primary will be held on November 4th at the 307 Coleman Avenue Fire Station next to City Hall. All Waveland voters are eligible to vote in this primary. As all Republicans are running unopposed in the general election (except for Alderman position in Ward 4), the Democratic Primary is where your vote will count. It will name the candidate to run on the Democratic ticket in the General Election. Please vote in this primary as it is so important to have viable candidates running in the General Election on December 2. If there is a run-off in this primary, it will be on November 18th.
The Hancock County primary will also be held on November 4. Your new polling places are: Waveland East (formerly held at the Waveland Civic Center) will be at the Coleman Avenue Fire Station; Waveland West (formerly held at the Waveland Elementary School) will be held at the Hwy 90 Waveland Fire Station, and if Arlington, voting will be on Dicks Street as before.
The County Election is November 4, and if there is a run off it will be November 25th. Voting for Judges and School Board are part of the County Election. Anything you vote for Countywide, Statewide or Federal is conducted by the County and you vote at the County precinct (see above) for that election.
All voters must show a photo ID to vote. Any questions? Call me at 228 243-3235
Museum Christmas Bazaar
There will be a Christmas Bazaar at the Ground Zero Museum, 335 Coleman Avenue on Friday, November 21 from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday November 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. There is something for everyone on your Christmas List. We have local vendors and locally made products. The Museum will have a booth featuring Carousel coloring books and ornaments. West End will be serving Lunch and Dinner on Friday and Lunch on Saturday. Free to attend.
Garfield Ladner Pier Repairs
After a little over two years of negotiating with FEMA, the City has finally gotten the go ahead and a contract has been signed, materials have been ordered and work should begin mid to late November.
The work is scheduled for 120 days. Allowing for bad weather, I would think 150 days maximum. That means that we will have a pier this spring. I know that this is an eagerly awaited return to a more normal life. Our pier means so much to our residents and visitors to our area.
City Hall Mosaic Project
After 5 weeks of workshops open to the public, the mosaic is taking shape. Elizabeth Veglia, the artist heading the project (and also the artist on the original mosaic), will be putting together all the pieces. We have houses, floats, trees, people fish, shrimp, and much more. The Waveland Elementary School Children will assist Veglia in some of the background work. Please be on the lookout for the finished mosaic to be placed on the wall in front of City Hall. It should be sometime around Thanksgiving.
Festival of Lights
With snowflakes in the Oaks, Waveland will be gearing up for our Christmas festivities. Mark your calendar for Friday December 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm and join us for Christmas at the Carousel – an event for the children with cocoa, cookies, Santa, Christmas Caroling and, of course, Carousel Rides.
On Sunday, December 7 at dusk, join Santa, the Staff and friends as Waveland’s new mayor lights the City Hall Tree. There will be caroling, photos with Santa and snacks provided. Both events are hosted by the City of Waveland and are free to attend.