Grillin’ postponed; Hibernia to roll as scheduled

Organizers of the annual Grillin’ on the Green, the barbecue and crafts fair planned for this weekend on the Town Green, have decided to postpone the event until April 16 because of the threat of inclement weather, but the Hibernia Marching Society says it’s still a green light for the St. Pat’s parade on Saturday.

The National Weather Service forecasts showers and thunderstorms from this afternoon through Saturday, with rainfall amounts of as much as 1 to 2 inches possible on Saturday. Winds of 10 to 15 mph also are forecast.

But the threats are lost on Hibernia Parade Capt. Mary McCusker, who says as many as 60 units are eager to roll Saturday, with Colleen McKenzie Irish and Grand Marshal John Carter leading the way.

Says McCusker: “We are not backing down, not backing up. True Irishmen have handled a drought, so we can handle this. If you are a true Biloxian, and know how to party rain or shine, bring it.”
See the weather forecast and advisories
See Hibernia St. Pat’s parade route

 

Biloxi Cub Scouts unearth a Biloxi ‘Treasure’

When Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich met with the members of Cub Scout Pack 213 Wednesday, he was also meeting with the stars of a new short film, “The Boonies: Hidden Treasure of Biloxi.”

That’s right. The kids from Pack 213 are the ensemble cast of the slickly produced short that gives hi-def screen time to such picture-perfect Biloxi locales as the Back Bay waterfront, the moss-laden oaks of Kensington Drive, the tree-filled campus at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, the stately Biloxi Visitors Center, the Biloxi Lighthouse (of course), and the statue of explorer Pierre LeMoyne D’Iberville, which, come to find out, is actually resting atop an underground hideaway that ‚Äď spoiler alert ‚Äď well, you’ll have to see for yourself.

The five-minute opus was lensed by the creative team of Angela Guice and husband Mikael Tyrsen, with a host of other creative contributors.
See “The Boonies” now on the city’s Facebook page
See photos from the pack’s visit with Mayor Gilich

 

City seeks volunteer nominees

Mayor Andrew ‚ÄúFoFo‚ÄĚ Gilich and the Biloxi City Council are inviting residents to help recognize outstanding volunteers at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave.  Invitations will be sent to all nominators and nominees. Awards will be presented to individuals for outstanding volunteer of the year in these categories: health, community, arts and history, education, military, non-profit organization, youth, sports, and adult and youth volunteer groups, with an overall winner selected as Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Awards will also be presented to organizations and businesses for their community service.

Nomination forms are available at the Downtown Services Office at 932 Howard Ave., or by clicking here. Forms must be completely filled out with a complete narrative and include a picture of the nominee volunteering. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Forms must be returned to the Downtown Services office by Monday, April 11. Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by a committee of Biloxi citizens. All nominees will be recognized with a certificate of achievement.

Details: 228-435-6339 or kmiller@biloxi.ms.us.
See a nomination form

 

Know any good sports? Tell us about them

It’s nomination time for the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame and the City of Biloxi is seeking nominees for the 2016 class.

Nominations will be accepted for individuals who have contributed to the betterment of athletics in the city either through exemplary completed performance as a player or coach or in any supporting role of superior accomplishment.

“The hall of fame was created to identify and honor these individuals,” said Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bell. ¬†“We are asking people to complete these forms and nominate a deserving individual with exceptional achievement, leadership, citizenship, and community service.”

Nomination forms may be obtained and returned to the Parks and Recreation office at 377 Hiller Drive weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by clicking here.  The completed form must be received by June 30.

Nominees for the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame are accepted annually and reviewed by a volunteer selection committee.  Each nominee is chosen by consensus of opinion and is honored during an induction ceremony held in August.
Visit the online Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame
View the nomination form