The entertainment lineup offers a diverse array of options this weekend: offshore powerboat racing off the Biloxi beach, a chili festival Saturday on the Town Green, a three-day antiques and collectibles show at Tullis-Toledano, Liza Minnelli and Don Williams on casino stages, and Monsters Inc. on the Coliseum ice.
For info on the Tullis craft show, click here.
For info on a host of other events taking place this weekend, courtesy of Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau listings, click here.
City Council to discuss condo issues
Five measures involving two proposed condominium developments – Sanddollar Condominiums and Venezia Resort Condominiums, both in west Biloxi – are among the 22 issues on the agenda for the City Council’s 1:30 meeting Tuesday afternoon at City Hall.
During the meeting, Mayor A.J. Holloway also will ask the council for approval to supplement the budget of the Port Division, and approve restoration of the brick archways at the Fire Museum.
Earlier in the day on Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m., the council will hear an update from the City of Biloxi Housing Authority on progress with the Hope VI housing initiative.
To see the complete agenda and available resolutions for both public meetings, click here.
Paving underway on Caillavet
Motorists trying to maneuver the construction zone known as the Caillavet Street Revitalization Project noticed blacktop being applied to northern sections of what will be a new four-lane roadway by July ’06.
“We’re putting down the base from Bayview Avenue to Division Street right now,” project manager J.W. Ford said from the site this afternoon. “In about four weeks, we’re hoping to have it from Shaughnessy Printing to Bayview, and we ought to be ready to shift the lanes of traffic over to the newly paved sections then.”
Ford said workers are continuing to install storm drains in the area between Division and the CSX railway, and work on constructing the two westernmost lanes of Caillavet would begin shortly after traffic is shifted in four weeks, weather permitting.
To find out how road work is impacting traffic citywide, click here.
Saenger to host premiere next week
The Saenger Theater, which has seen a premiere or two since it opened its doors in 1929, will host the premiere of another sort next week.
The Harrison County Tourism Commission, aka the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, will unveil its new advertising campaign – “Take your life out for a spin” – Wednesday at 8 a.m.
To RSVP (name and number in party), click here.
News and notes
Webcasting: Host Gary Michiels leads a discussion about the recent Special Olympics golf tournament, memories of the late Ray Washer, and other issues on this week’s “City Desk” webcast. To listen, click here.
Employee longevity: Capt. Rick Kirk, a 25-year veteran of the Biloxi Police Department, was one of several city employees Mayor A.J. Holloway recognized this week for service milestones. To read the list, click here.
Last call: Summer camp registration takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Biloxi Community Center on Howard Avenue. For info on fees and sites, click here.
A blessed event: Mayor A.J. Holloway will be unveiling a new commemorative poster next week that pays tribute to the Biloxi seafood industry, the Golden Fisherman and the Blessing of the Fleet, which takes place next weekend. You can read more about the blessing events by clicking here, and to see an online version of the new 24-by-36-inch poster, which will go on sale next weekend at Blessing events and the Biloxi Visitors Center, click here.