Shrimp Bowl, dances, music headline weekend events

It’s back-to-school time, which brings football, dances and plenty of evening activities.

The Shrimp Bowl kicks off the 2016 Biloxi High School football season tonight with a doubleheader at the Biloxi campus. Play begins at 5 when the Long Beach Bearcats take on the Gulfport Admirals. The Biloxi Indians face the St. Stanislaus Rockachaws at 8 p.m.

Over at the Donal Snyder Community Center on Pass Road, children and adults with special needs can show their football spirit by wearing their favorite sports team jersey and relish in an evening of dancing from 6 to 9 at the Back to School Hoorah Dance.  The free event is open to all physically and mentally challenged children and adults and food and security will be provided. See the flyer.

Elsewhere, it’s Gospel music and more: Cedar Lake United Methodist Church has The Hoppers, billed as “America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music.” The Hoppers will perform Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Road church. The multi-award winning group has been performing around the world for more than 55 years. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Admission: $10. Meantime, the IP Casino Resort hosts a weekend lineup with performances by Billy Currington and Michael Grimm, and the Hard Rock presents the wild comedic performance of Ralphie May.
See the weekend lineup


City Desk: Paul Tisdale, in the center of things

He’s been in the news a good bit lately, and now Paul Tisdale gives his thoughts on being Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s choice to be the city’s next chief administrative officer, provided four members of the City Council agree with the mayor’s selection. The west Biloxi councilman also gives insight into the budget process. It’s all in this week’s “City Desk” podcast, which has been appended for easier listening.
City Desk excerpt: Tisdale on being nominated as CAO
Hear the full City Desk podcast


Huge yacht drops by Point Cadet Marina

The arrival of the 130-foot-yacht “Days Like This” earlier this week at Point Cadet Marina is providing a glimpse of what the Biloxi waterfront could look like if the city’s waterfront master plan – expanded marinas, restaurants, boardwalks, etc. – continues to move forward.

The “Days Like This,” based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the summertime play toy of a New England family making their first excursion into the Gulf after years of hopscotching the East Coast.

Said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich: “This is the kind of growth interest we’d like to see, and we believe by providing the amenities that people expect we will indeed grow the market to include this caliber of vessels. All we need to do is get ‘em here once.”
See photos of the vessel at Point Cadet Marina


News and notes

I-110 lane closures: Sections of the northbound and southbound lanes at the I-110 draw bridge will be closed for inspections beginning Monday.  Work is expected to run through Sept. 1.  To see more about road closures and traffic advisories, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council has called a special meeting for Monday morning at 10:30 at Biloxi City Hall to continue discussion of the municipal budget, and there’s a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.   To see the agendas for the two meetings, click here.

Trash talk: Household garbage, recycling and trash is picked up countywide by Waste Pro. See information such as schedules, what to do if a pick up is missed, and what should be placed curbside detailed on page 11 in the Storm and Flood Preparedness Newsletter by clicking here.