Sold! French Settlement has new owners

  The French Settlement retail building at 108 South Beach Blvd. in Old Town Bay St. Louis has new owners – New Orleans developers Jim and Catherine MacPhaille. 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…

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Open house today

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P&Z recap: Short-term rentals = long meeting

Almost a full house at the June 28 Planning and Zoning meeting. Here are the votes and a few observations. All applications will go before the City Council on July 5 for approval. MARC KARL – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking to construct an 8’ in height wood fence to…

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P&Z agenda: variances, subdivision plat, softshells & condos

AGENDA PLANNING & ZONING MEETING June 28, 2016 5:30 P.M. APPLICATIONS: MARC KARL – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking to construct an 8’ in height wood fence to the rear yard of the property. If granted, the applicant will need a total variance to the fence height to the…

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Pirate Day in the Bay is here

Although swords were drawn last night, the official start of pirate activities is today at 4 p.m. Things run through Saturday night. For complete details, go to the only calendar you’ll ever need:  http://www.bslfourthward.com/uploads/1/6/4/4/1644860/2016-schedule-of-events.pdf Enjoy the weekend. 

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Bay Council recessed meeting agenda: salaries, city attorney contract & OSA report

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Bay Council recap: wait until July 5

The first item on the June 21 agenda was the public hearing on the Recreation and Leisure ordinance. It lasted an hour. More citizens spoke for an ordinance than against, including one opponent from the ward where they’re partial to grass cutting, not tourism. Council members still have questions/reservations and some are in no particular…

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Bay Council agenda: go-cup districts, audit status, vacation rentals, marina & more

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Welcome to summer

Solstice and full moon both fall on June 20 for the first time since 1967, aka the Summer of Love. Source: earthsky.org. 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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