Party at the Point — with a splash

Point Cadet has the first of two big weekends Saturday, with the official dedication of Point Cadet Plaza, with a 4-to-7 p.m. gathering that will feature free hot dogs, chips and soft drinks, while a DJ spins music and children play on playground equipment and frollick on the park’s splash pad.

Then next weekend, it’s the grand opening of the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum.

“No doubt, the spotlight is shining on Point Cadet,” says Sherry Bell, the city’s Parks & Recreation director. “The plaza area was a popular place before Katrina, and now, like so many things, it’s better than ever.”

The park was built with $4.5 million in federal funds, which also included some site work for the nearby Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, which opens for VIPs on Friday night and makes its general public debut next Saturday.

Also this weekend, you’ll find the Fifth Annual Gulf Coast Black Pro Rodeo at the Coast Coliseum, Air Supply at the Hard Rock, “Saltoriya” at the Beau Rivage, “How to Succeed Without Really Trying” at Center Stage, Tonic and Vertical Horizon at the Golden Nugget, and Whiskey Kiss and other shows at IP.
Read the entire weekend lineup


Webcasting: A rollercoaster week in Biloxi

Monday saw the closure announcement from Margaritaville, Tuesday was another baseball day and a report of an impressive gaming revenue figure, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were about the huge infrastructure work in east Biloxi.
Hear about all of it in this week’s City Desk webcast


Camille: Get your tickets now

If you want to avoid the lines on the day of show, now is the time to get your tickets for “Camille: The 45th Anniversary Remembrance,” which takes place on the actual 45th anniversary of the storm, Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Saenger Theater.

The big-screen presentation, sponsored by the city and Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, will feature the ’70s documentary “A Lady Called Camille,” a video introduction by Mayor A.J. Holloway filmed in August 2005 (days before Katrina leveled Biloxi and the Gulf Coast), and a never-before-seen reminisce with Daniel D. “Danny” Guice, mayor of Biloxi when Camille struck.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Biloxi Visitors Center or Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.
Weather Channel: Camille’s historic proportions


News and notes

No development report: The weekly Economic Development Report was not submitted this week. If one becomes available, it will be published online. To see previous reports, click here.

Photos: To see images from last night’s east Biloxi infrastructure meeting and to see photos from the groundbreaking ceremony this morning, click here.

DRC agenda: To see next week’s Development Review Committee agenda, click here.

Online report: To see  a copy of a report on various economic development visions for Biloxi, presented to the City Council Tuesday and gleaned from previous reports, click here.

Hurricane Hunters: The weather staff from WLOX will be the guests for the next Hurricane Hunters briefing at the Biloxi Visitors Center. To see a video preview, along with an archive of videos on the city’s YouTube page,¬†click here.