Teacher, teacher: First Friday to focus on you

Main Street’s Finally First Friday for September will have a back-to-school flavor, with hand-dipped apples for teachers attending the Downtown Biloxi affair.

The event, which takes place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., will feature The Blue Start Orchestra in Margaret Tremmel Peresich Park, while Gallery 782 hosts an exhibition by artist LeLinda Bourge and entertainment by MariAnne Wasilewski.

The hand-dipped apples will be available at Lavish Salon, where a guest will have a chance to win free haircuts for the year.

Prima Donna has an Artist opening featuring Ashley Zapata and a 20 percent discount for teachers. Louis James Salon will have author Lynetta Halat signing her book “Every Rose” and “Everything I’ve Never Had” and will offer 25 percent off all services reserved that night.

Grants for Him and Her also will have discounts for all teachers and entertainment provided by Ian Taylor.

Details: 228-435-6339 or kmiller@biloxi.ms.us

One month at a time: To see the city’s Community Calendar for September,
click here.

One weekend at a time: To see the preview of this coming weekend, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Council meeting begins at 6 this evening

City Coouncilmembers, whose next meeting begins in less than a half hour at City Hall, will decide whether to allow an RV park to be constructed on 14.5 acres off Wells Drive and a host of other issues in their first regular nighttime meeting.

The 6 p.m. meeting marks a return to the council’s pre-Katrina routine of having the first-of-the-month meeting at night.

To see the agendas and supporting documents for the meeting, click here.

News and notes

New site, No. 1: Ward 5 Councilman Paul Tisdale has launched a website to keep his west Biloxi constituents — and others — updated on relevant city issues. To see the website, which launched today, click here.

New site, No. 2: Biloxi Public Schools announced today that its new district site — and sites for all seven schools in the district — will be going live this week. For a look at the new look — the sites are being populated now and not up and running at this writing — click here.

New site, No. 3: Not to be outdone, the City of Biloxi will be upgrading its web presence in six to eight weeks. Design is nearly complete. For a quick peek at a proof, click here.