My choice

I’m not answering the telephone or watching TV until Tuesday night. I already know who I’m voting for. And my choice isn’t based on recorded messages or misleading commercials.

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2014 Harbor Fest facts

The Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor’s ribbon cutting will be Saturday, July 26, and Bay Harbor Fest will offer three days of music, art, food and beachfront activities to mark the milestone. The weekend will kick off Friday night when Michael Grimm will perform at a special benefit concert to raise funds for Hope Haven…

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This week’s festival

It’s already Thursday in this shortened work week, time to look ahead to the weekend. By a happy coincidence, there’s a festival.Imagine. Enjoy.

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Al Fresco reopening Thursday as Picasso’s Courtyard

The not-so-secret transformation of Al Fresco Italian Bistro at 708 Washington Ave. in Ocean Springs into Picasso’s Courtyard appears to be almost complete. A recorded phone message today said the new restaurant is opening Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m. The restaurant’s Facebook page reveals details about the new chef. Felix Picasso is described as…

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Forecast: Dog days

There is a 100% chance that this dog will be under my feet for the next 48 hours.

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Trend: snowballing

Here’s the latest in a string of snowball stand openings with the standard menu. It’s from the state Health Department: Sno Palms at 14159 West Wortham Road up in Saucier is now open. The owner is Jimmy Bullock. The menu includes nachos and hot dogs along with the snowballs.

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Hibiscus comeback

This hibiscus may not look like much but it’s my all-time sentimental favorite. It survived Katrina and thrived until this winter, when it seemed doomed by the cold. But recently leaves started appearing and now it’s on its way back to full bloom, like the two new plants I added alongside it this weekend. By…

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Sunday morning: post-party

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Oyster shells, etc.

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Councilman Falgout lists recommendations for Bay finances

Note: Councilman Joey Boudin’s comments were posted here yesterday. Even though I agree with Councilman Boudin’s overall assessment in his email yesterday, I would like to give a oversight of my thinking and research thus far. My recommendations are not complete for various reasons, but listed below are some I would like to share. 1.”…

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