AUG. 2014 – Letter from our Editor

080114Hello Everyone!

The summer is drawing to an end, the kiddos are returning to school, but our beautiful Gulf Coast still has all kinds of great things to see and do that are free of charge! Check out our GTP list and get everyone together for a fun filled day of sightseeing and adventure.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Assistant Fire Coordinator for the Harrison County Fire Service, Mr. Steve Moore. We honor his many accomplishments throughout his career which began in 1973.
Travel down the Pascagoula River with Nancy Baker Faul as she investigates the Pascagoula River Audubon Center! The McCoy family are your expert tour guides for this exciting ride.
GTP will help your kids adjust to being back in school again with helpful tips and lots of useful information to start the year off right. And you won’t want to miss going to the Twice as Nice Kids Resale Event in D’Iberville for great bargains from over 600 consignors! One full week of shop till you drop fun.

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor

Steve Moore Assistant Fire Coordinator for Harrison County Fire Service

DSC_4761We see them every day as we live out or lives in relative peace never thinking that a day may come when we will need them in our time of crisis. They are men and women we pass on the street, quietly going about their daily routine as we barely notice. They are the ones we call “hero” when they come to our rescue. They are young, old, often burley and bold. Some are our neighbors and friends and some are strangers whose compassion knows no end.
The firefighters of Harrison County Fire Service fit this description but are quick to be humble when put on a pedestal. The Assistant Fire Chief for Harrison County, Steve Moore is just such a man whose career of service to his community spans nearly 40 years.
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20 THINGS TO DO ON THE GULF COAST

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We searched high and low for the top 20 FREE things to do on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and came up with some interesting places and activities for all ages. When most locals want to do something free of charge they think of fishing, hiking, beach combing, hunting and camping. We thought we’d take it a step further and seek out those things that you may have not considered.

Here is a list (in no particular order) of the Go To Places Monthly top 20 picks for the summer of 2014:

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McCoy’s River, Swamp & Marsh Tours At Pascagoula River Audubon Center

MCCOY_LOGOTake a trip with a family of captains that really know their stuff. Captains Benny, Lynn and Garrett McCoy will be your tour guides through the pristine waters of one of the United States most natural river and marsh systems accessible to humans.
Located at 7001 Frank Griffin Road, the Pascagoula River Audubon Center is a goldmine of nature that is being preserved for all to enjoy. McCoy’s Tours are two hour trips offered year round by reservation. These captains do more than just navigate the waterways. They are certified Master Naturalists! The U.S. Coast Guard certified boats are have comfy, cushioned seats and a covered top for your comfort.
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2014 Katrina Memorial Regatta At the Ocean Spring Yacht Club

1150168_425008187607998_1765857831_nThis year’s Katrina Memorial Regatta at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, on August 30th, promises to be a day of fun, family entertainment that everyone can be involved in. All coast residents and visitors are invited to join in the races with no fee required.
Fleet Captain, Joe Pocreva, says that the winners in each division will receive bragging rights for the year and a championship photo. You can enter your dinghy, laser, sunfish, Hobie waves and the like into races that will be judged throughout the day. The first race will begin around 10:30 a.m. and wrap up by 5 p.m. so all those in attendance can enjoy themselves at the yacht club. The dinner menu is not highly expensive and the food is very good.
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Twice as Nice Kids Resale Event At the D’Iberville Civic Center

10168144_858725684143180_186245430257395724_nIt’s time to clean out your closets and make some money without a lot of hassle. The Twice as Nice Kids Resale Event is gearing up for a fabulous week long party that can net you some hard cash and help you find just what you’ve been looking for in the way of children’s items.
As a consigner, you have the opportunity to sell your gently used children’s, infants, maternity items and clothing receiving 65% of your selling price for those items. Event Coordinators and Directors, Becki Baron and Angie Hamric will also accept new items to sell. That means more opportunities for you to clean out your clutter and make more money! Consignors also get the opportunity to shop at pre-sales before the public shops!
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Letter from our Editor – JULY 2014

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Wow! This is such an exciting time on the Coast! There is so much going on, especially in beautiful downtown Biloxi. We proudly introduce two brand new, one-of-a-kind businesses that are going to change South Mississippi forever. Read all about it in our July issue and get to know the local entrepreneurs who are making a huge difference in the Vieux Marche.

Cono Caranna, III is the new General Manager of the White House Hotel. The stately, elegant property is being lovingly restored to its original grandeur and will soon open under his leadership. Find out why GTP has selected Cono as our July Mover and Shaker!

FEB Distributing could not be more proud of Craft Brand Manager, Aaron LaFrance who just became the first Certified Cicerone in the state of Mississippi! Aaron shared his fascinating journey with GTP. Congratulations Aaron!

Come with us as we go to the Mississippi Charter Boat Captain’s Deep Sea Fishing Challenge! It runs from July 11th through August 17th and it is FREE to all participants. Nancy Baker Faul has all the information.

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor