Beauvoir goes Scottish this weekend

You’ll find plenty of pipe bands, Irish dancing, sheep herding and jousting this weekend as Beauvoir hosts the two-day Scottish Highland Games, one of this weekend’s top events.

The festival features traditional foods, such as meat pies, sausage rolls and pastries, and other fair fare. A host of vendors will offer unique Scottish and Irish gifts for Christmas shoppers and families will be able to trace their family roots in a genealogy area.

A single ticket — $15 with discounts for seniors, military and students — allows visitors to enjoy a day of all things Celtic and to also tour the home of Jefferson Davis, the Presidential Library and the memorial cemetery. Children under 5 will be admitted for free.

Elsewhere this weekend, you’ll find a doggie festival —¬†complete with talent, agility, fashion and appearance contests and an outdoor movie for the occasion, “Hotel for Dogs” — Saturday afternoon at Hiller Park, the Mayor’s Cup Run is Saturday morning in downtown Biloxi, and there’s a flag football competition at Hiller Park.
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Marlin on trees and more

Marlin Miller, the artist who sculptured the majority of the Katrina Sculpture Train along U.S. 90, guests on this week’s City Desk webcast. Miller discusses his pop-up gallery at the Biloxi Visitors Center, which opened Thursday, looks back on his work on the front beach sculptures, and discusses upcoming projects.
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DRC see plans for South Beach East, apartments 

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director
This week in economic development, the Development Review Committee reviewed a site plan for South Beach East. South Beach East will add an additional 60 units to the existing South Beach Condotel, located on the south side of Beach Boulevard next to Sharkheads. The DRC also reviewed a proposal for the expansion of the Water Street Apartments. The proposed expansion will add an additional 32 apartment units to the existing complex. Also, building plans were submitted this week for 2 new single family homes.


News and notes

City Council: The Biloxi City Council has two meetings on Tuesday afternoon: The regularly scheduled 1:30 meeting, and immediately afterward, another special-called meeting to discuss the city’s tree-protection ordinance. To see the agenda for the 1:30 p.m. meeting, click here.

Road work: To see the lineup of the massive amount of work underway on the streets and infrastructure of Biloxi, click here.

Development: The city’s Development Review Committee, a multi-departmental city body that reviews new construction, has two items on its agenda next week. See for yourself by clicking here.

Feed the Needy: Know someone who needs a meal for Thanksgiving, or can you donate your time to help feed the needy? To get involved, click here.