Cheech & Chong high-light weekend; other news and notes

Classic comedy, country music and a home show are among the highlights of this weekend’s entertainment lineup.

Cheech & Chong will be lighting up the joint, metaphorically speaking, at the Beau Rivage, country crooner Josh Martin will be next door at the Hard Rock, and you’ll find the 25th annual homebuilders Home Show at the Coast Coliseum.

To see details on these events and more, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Parents: Summer camp is just around the corner

Parks and Recreation Department leaders are putting the word out: The city’s popular summer camp — eight weeks of hands-on fun, arts and crafts, field trips and camaradarie — is coming up.

Read more about this summer’s plans by click here.

Infrastucture work: A look at the big picture

When Biloxi cranks up its latest Restore Biloxi phase off Old Bay Road later this month, the city will have about $6 million in road construction underway, just an inkling of the $160 million to $200 million that Mayor A.J. Holloway said residents will be seeing by the end of this year.

But Marvin G. Dalla Rosa, the project manager with HTNB, the firm overseeing the $355 million infrastructure program, says more phases will be picking up as months go by, and residents need to remember that the focus of this project is infrastructure, not roads.

Dalla Rosa explains his comments and speaks about the challenges of the work in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the program, click here.

More info: On Tuesday, the city announced it was hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss the latest phase of Restore Biloxi, and since that time more background has been posted about the project. To read the expanded announcement, click here.

Can you recommend any good volunteers?

The city is looking for a few good volunteers — those worthy of recognition at the upcoming Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Now is the time to nominate a deserving individual, group or business.

Find out more by
clicking here.

Golden Nugget bullish on Biloxi

OK, so you saw Mayor A.J. Holloway’s comments in the Bmail Monday about the cache the Golden Nugget promises to bring to Biloxi. Let’s close out the week by hearing from the Golden Nugget leaders themselves.

To read the official Biloxi announcement from Landry’s, the parent firm of the Nugget casinos and several high-end and casual dining restaurants, click here.