Welcome to summer

Solstice and full moon both fall on June 20 for the first time since 1967, aka the Summer of Love. Source: Cayenne peppers. Source: My window box.

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Who wants cake?

Cake lovers, prepare to celebrate. Starting next month, the YellowBird will be selling gorgeous cakes made by a small Louisiana bakery and delivered fresh to the new Bay cakery. You may have gotten a taste of the delicious cakes at the recent Hancock Chamber Business After Hours. Samples were served by Hairworks, which used to…

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Heat advisory today & Friday

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a heat advisory for Hancock County from 11 a.m. today until 7 p.m. Friday. Heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees are forecast for both days. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS… IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE… RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR…

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Public hearing: beach condo parking variance

  The Bay St. Louis Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bay St. Louis Conference Center to consider Chet LeBlanc’s application for a variance to the zoning ordinance. He plans to build a four-story building at 118 North Beach Blvd. with commercial space on…

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Daylight Donuts grand opening

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Pulling the plug on endless showers

County crews just installed this polite little sign underneath the $600,000 bathroom in hopes that, um, tourists will stop leaving the water run and run and run. Happens all the time. Honestly, I have nothing to add. Except, has anybody heard of a beach shower with a pull chain?

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Bay Council recap: unabridged public forum

Last night’s meeting began with a public hearing on the city’s proposed recreation and leisure district ordinance, AKA the go cup bill that goes into effect July 1. The council heard pro and con comments from residents and others, including a neighbor’s complaints about the Depot area bars and, as he described, their accompanying litter, frequent…

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Bay Council agenda: public hearing, P&Z, fireworks & tents

AGENDA BAY ST. LOUIS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016 5:30 P.M. Public Hearing – Recreation and Leisure Ordinance Guests Proclamation for Police Week Ron Thorpe – 102 Leopold Street propane permit Jay Fountain – Fireworks Kathleen Johnson- Tent Ordinance Ken Murphy – Temporary Easement on City property Comptroller’s Report Budget Amendments Docket of…

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Public hearing Tuesday on leisure & recreation districts

Bay St. Louis will hold a public hearing Tuesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. on the city’s intent to create leisure and recreation districts in two areas. Everyone’s invited to participate. You can also send written comments to City of Bay St. Louis, P.O. Box 2550, 688 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis 39520 or call…

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Mississippi Delta road trip: Blues & Beatles

Here are some photos from a recent midweek road trip to Cleveland and Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta. The goal was to 1) go to the Grammy Museum for the Beatles exhibit 2) eat tamales & other local food and 3) enjoy the Blues. Check, check and check. The museum, on the campus of Delta State in…

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