Pink shirts now available from fire museum

You can show your support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a new pink Biloxi Fire Department shirt being offered by Biloxi’s fire museum.

West End Hose Company No. 3, the fire museum and educational center, is sponsoring the sale of the pink shirts, which sell for $15 each and are available in sizes from adult extra-large to child’s small.

Five dollars from the sale of each shirt is donated to breast cancer research.

Only 86 shirts are available, and those interested should contact Daliance Kirkland-Ross, either at or through the Training Division of the Biloxi Fire Department, (228) 435-6142.

See shirt: To see a rendering of the front and back of the T-shirts, click here.

Weekend preview: Concerts, comedy and a taste of Germany

Those visiting the Beau Rivage’s 2011 Craft Beer Festival this evening will find an evening of authentic German food and live music, and more than 120 of the best artisan beers available. The soiree runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on the second floor pool deck and has a fee of $65, with discounts available.

Elsewhere this weekend, you’ll find Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” and Clay Walker in separate shows at the Hard Rock, Jeffrey Osbourne at the IP, and Bill Cosby at the Beau.

For details on these and other events, courtesy of online listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, click here.

Holloway laments death of Biloxi icon Charles T. Harrison Sr.

Mayor A.J. Holloway issued a statement this morning acknowledging the death of longtime Biloxi realtor and civic leader Charles T. Harrison Sr.:

“I’ve known Charles a long time, and over the years we had several land deals together. In fact, we still own an office building together.

“What you saw is what you got with Charles. He loved his beer and cigarettes, and he held court each afternoon with friends who dropped by his office at the end of the day. He liked talking about the issues of the day and the old days.

“He had a great sense of humor, and he loved Biloxi and its history. He could tell you the location of every landmark, building and home in the city – ones that are still there and ones that are not there anymore.

“Macklyn and I offer our condolences and prayers to the Harrison family.”

Charles T.: To see a photo of car enthusiast Charles T. Harrison Sr. with two of his vehicles at the 2009 Cruisin’ the Coast Downtown Biloxi Block Party, click here.

News and notes

A night for Clare: To see more than a hundred photos from the Biloxi First roast of Clare Sekul Hornsby, click here.

Council meeting: An issue that the City Council tabled last week — the proposed family entertainment complex on west beach that drew the ire of nearby residents — tops the agenda for the council’s meeting on Tuesday. To see the agenda and available resolutions, click here.

Webcasting redux: This week’s City Desk webcast was not posted online at this writing; however, a show from Oct. 6 featuring Director of Administration David Staehling on HMA’s plans for a second hospital in Biloxi, remains online. To visit the City Desk archive, click here.