Get ready, fans of history, your passport to yesteryear is launching this week, on Thursday, in fact.
"Thursdays in May," a free month-long series that has garnered Biloxi statewide acclaim for preservation efforts, begins this weekend with a program at the Biloxi Public Library, and continues each Thursday in May with entertaining and educational programs at sites throughout the city.
And again this year, the program will close the month with commemorative gifts for those who attend at least three Thursday gatherings.
"This program, along with our cemetery tours, is one of the most popular and engaging things that we do in the way of preservation," Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway said. "We have formed a great partnership with several civic groups and other agencies, and we have get togethers at historic venues to acquaint our residents and visitors with the city's colorful 300-year history. I'm hoping we'll have another great turnout this year."
To read about the series and to
see how you can nominate someone for a preservation award,
Red beans and rice reminder: The Biloxi Police Department's campaign to help Indiana State Police who lost homes and belongings in the summer's deadly tornadoes continues Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with another red beans and rice dinner in the grassy noll across from City Hall. The plates are $5 each, and police promise an ample supply. To print a poster about the event, click here.
Council preview: The Biloxi City Council will consider an agenda of a dozen issues when it meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Among the measures: repairs at the Kuhn Street pier and boat launch; a contract to hire Page, Mannino and Peresich to provide legal services for the city's federal programs; and Katrina-blight cases for properties on Beach Boulevard, Division Street and Roselle Street. To see the complete agenda, click here.