The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. and Mississippi travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals unite to celebrate the value travel holds. This year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry. Visit Mississippi and the travel and tourism community is … Continue reading “The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi”

Mississippi micro livestock farmer reduces food waste with worms.

Imagine recycling food waste into something useful, like an all-natural fertilizer for your plants, lawns, and gardens. The Mississippi based company, Wurmworks, is doing just that. Vermicompost is an all-natural soil amendment that will never burn your plants or poison your kids or pets. Matt Castell is the founder of Wurmworks and considers himself a … Continue reading “Mississippi micro livestock farmer reduces food waste with worms.”

What’s for dinner: Salsa Verde Chicken

Most dinner tables have become stale with the same ole’ dishes week-in and week-out. After serving canned green beans several times in a row, Lindsey Bell set out to crowdsource social media for dinner ideas. That is when The Dinner Darling Facebook Group was born. Now six thousand home-cooks share their family’s favorite recipes, helping … Continue reading “What’s for dinner: Salsa Verde Chicken”

Memory’s Magical Dresses and Formal Wear provides dresses and tuxedoes free of charge to those in need

Memory’s Magical Dresses and Formal Wear provides dresses, tuxedoes, jewelry, and shoes to junior high and high students free of charge for proms and dances. Memory Carouthers started the organization after becoming inspired by young girls in single-parent homes that couldn’t afford prom. The Tupelo, Mississippi community has rallied around Memory’s mission, opened their business … Continue reading “Memory’s Magical Dresses and Formal Wear provides dresses and tuxedoes free of charge to those in need”

An Air Rifle Athlete’s Journey from Ole Miss to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Ole Miss Rifle alum Ali Weisz qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, making her dream of being a member of Team USA a reality. At the age of nine, Ali was introduced to the sport of shooting, starting with a BB gun. Ali opened up to Rebecca Turner of Good Things and shared her … Continue reading “An Air Rifle Athlete’s Journey from Ole Miss to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics”

Stennis Space Center STEM Engagement

The John C. Stennis Space Center, located in Hancock County, MS, is America’s largest rocket engine test complex. In addition to testing engines for NASA, they deliver tools for students and educators to learn and succeed in STEM: education in science, technology, engineering, and math. NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA … Continue reading “Stennis Space Center STEM Engagement”

4th Annual Kids Fishing 101

Every year, Ronnie Daniels, host Kids Fishing 101 at the Biloxi Boat show. Children age fifteen and under, get to experience a hands-on interactive event geared towards creating an interest in fishing while learning things such as knot tying, boat safety, casting, and more. Four hundred rods and reels tackle boxes, tackle, frisbees, and more … Continue reading “4th Annual Kids Fishing 101”

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, MS

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary strives to be a true sanctuary in every sense of the word. They provide a safe, secure and forever home to over 250 animals that have been abused, neglected and abandoned. Everyday they are deeply committed to the rescue of animals in need, domestic and exotic. For the well-being, safety and security … Continue reading “Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, MS”

Gravel bike racing gaining popularity in Mississippi

Gravel riding, also know as adventure riding, is an increasingly popular form of cycling in Mississippi that combines elements of the road- and mountain-biking. Rides and races take place on unpaved back roads lending to a scenic adventure you can’t with any other form of cycling. It takes cycling to the next level and provides … Continue reading “Gravel bike racing gaining popularity in Mississippi”

Finding passion in helping Mississippi’s Boys and Girls

Ron Thornton had set out to attend law school at Ole Miss, but life had other plans for his professional career. In December, Ron Thornton accepted the position as the new director for the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle. There he will live out his passion for helping the youth of Mississippi. … Continue reading “Finding passion in helping Mississippi’s Boys and Girls”

Alumni of Harrison Co. School District Help Clear Lunch Debts

The Harrison County School District received nearly $3,000 to help out the child nutrition program to clear debts at eleven schools. The nonprofit School of Athens, which includes alumni of Harrison County schools, was behind the generous donation. Additional local donations during the same week cleared debts at North Gulfport Middles School and Harrison Central Elementary. Food … Continue reading “Alumni of Harrison Co. School District Help Clear Lunch Debts”