Weekend preview: Get outdoors and enjoy

The Fall weather seems to have arrived, and it’s perfect timing with a host of outdoor events on tap this weekend.

Happy Halloween in Woolmarket takes place this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Woolmarket School Grounds on John Lee Road.

Fishing for Catfish Kids Day runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hiller Park Pond, and then over at the Popp’s Ferry Recreational area beginning at 10 a.m., you’ll find the Guns & Hoses Charity Pickleball Tournament. The sold-out event pits Biloxi firefighters vs. Biloxi police officers, with a host of special guests. And thank you, Mike Leonard, for putting such a clever name on this event.

Meanwhile, The Pan American Clipper will offer a two-hour sunset history cruise this evening, launching a weekend of entertaining events. The cruise, which begins boarding at 5 p.m. from Margaritaville, will feature food and beverages and a host of re-enactors and historians. Cost: $55 per person.  Call (228) 435-6149.

Among the other events this weekend: Concerts by Travis Tritt, Alice Cooper and Salt-N-Pepa.
See the weekend lineup
See the Woolmarket Halloween flyer
See the Catfish flyer
See the Guns & Hoses flyer


Council agenda includes dozens of measures

Zoning issues, board appointments and a taxing issue that would impact Biloxi residents in Woolmarket and Eagle Point are among the three dozen issues on the agenda when the City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Included in the zoning measures is a request by W.C. Fore for the city to rezone a Pass Road site from residential to Neighborhood business. Rezoning of the site, which adjoins the Edgewater Estates subdivision, was tabled at the Oct. 2 council meeting.

Councilmembers also will consider a measure that opposes an upcoming referendum facing residents of Woolmarket and Eagle Point. Those residents, who live in Biloxi, pay increased taxes because they are in the Harrison County School District, which is asking voters for approval to borrow $55 million to help address overcrowding in the district.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is asking councilmembers to pass a resolution asking Harrison County to delay the bond issue and seek other alternatives, which could also mean a tax reduction for those in Woolmarket and Eagle Point.
See the school bond issue measure
See the overall council agenda


City Desk: CAO Mike Leonard on the issues

Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard drops by this week’s City Desk podcast to discuss an array of issues: Boardwalks, streets and drainage, Cruisin’ the Coast, Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park and more. The 14-minute program was recorded this morning at City Hall.
Listen to the City Desk podcast


Ten former Shuckers on Brewers roster tonight

When the Milwaukee Brewers host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS this evening, the Brewers will have 10 former Biloxi Shuckers players and coaches on their roster.

The list includes six Minor League players, three Major League rehab players and former manager Carlos Subero as members of the NL Central Champions playoff roster for the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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