Month: August 2010


As the summer draws to a close, vacations are winding down and the kids are heading back to school.  Sadly, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is in the cross hairs of  another huge crisis, even more insidious than hurricane Katrina. The BP oil spill has made it’s way to our shores. Once again we will be tested, and once again, we will be called upon to stand beside one another and remain strong and vigilant as we fight this new foe. The Gulf Coast is known for it’s strength of character and now we must come to the aid of our seafood industry and support the restaurants that are struggling. They are taking a tremendous hit and need our help in order to continue to thrive and prosper. Please make it a point to dine out as often as possible. Feel free to order to your heart’s content all the fish, crab, shrimp or oysters at the restaurant of your choice. There is no need to fear! Local restaurants need your business. They are going to extreme measures to insure that only the finest seafood remains on the menu, but in order to continue to provide it for their customers…faith must be restored and sales must increase. Please support these local businesses that are so important to the Coast. The survival of our seafood restaurants depend on us all. Thank you
This issue of GTP introduces you to the WLOX Weather Team, and takes you inside the world of meteorology. The IMMS checks in and reports on the many animals they are trying to save in the Gulf. We will give you a sneak peek at the brand new Orr-O’Keefe museum of Art which will open in the Fall, and I visit with Grammy award winner, Donna Summer who will grace the stage at the IP this month.
All this…and so much more
Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor

This Month in History: Aug

August 1
Whiskey Rebellion Begins
In 1792 the Whiskey Rebellion began. The federal government had earlier passed a tax on whiskey stills. This tax angered western farmers, many of whom produced small amounts of whiskey. These farmers asserted that the tax, as structured, unfairly benefited large producers. When violence erupted on the frontiers, President George Washington used militiamen to suppress it.  The tax remained controversial until it was repealed in 1800. (more…)

Today’s Best New Beauty Find, Moroccanoil

Moroccanoil is a miracle serum that transforms hair. It is the new beauty buzz word that is on everyone’s lips. It is the # l beauty product that is written about in every high fashion magazine, and has been the topic of conversation on many morning television programs. If you haven’t tried it yet…now’s the time.
Moroccanoil is available only at salons and spas. There are many imitations on the market, but only genuine Moroccanoil assures you of purity and the very best product. (more…)

Healthy Sack Lunch Tips

Good nutrition is essential for your child to have a great day at school. Packing a sack lunch is one way to ensure that your child will have a nutritious mid-day meal, and even a healthy snack or two. The right lunch bag and accessories will allow you to pack a variety of healthy foods that are still tasty enough to please even the pickiest eaters. (more…)

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Remind your child that she is not the only student who is a bit uneasy about the first day of school.
  • Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun. She’ll see old friends and meet new ones.
  • If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk with her) to school and pick her up on the first day. (more…)

Stalla – A New Casual Dining Restaurant at the Beau Rivage

By: Nancy Baker Faul
The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino recently opened a new casual dining restaurant that rivals all dining on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Stalla is  beautifully designed to replicate an Italian Farm Winery.  Heavy wooden beams and columns, salvaged from a 100 year old barn in upstate New York, give the restaurant a very cozy ambiance. The barn wood covers much of the room and brings an old-world charm to the dining atmosphere. (more…)

Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: JAY LENO to Preform Benefit for Oil Spill Victims – Tickets on Sale Now

Released By: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Jay Leno, America’s late night leader for nearly two decades as host of the #1 rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” has announced he will perform a benefit for Mississippians impacted by the Gulf oil spill.

Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay Leno to Benefit the Gulf Coast Community Foundation will take place Saturday, August 21 at 8 p.m. in the Beau Rivage Theatre. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Mississippi Oil Spill Recovery Fund, established to benefit and support nonprofit organizations working to help Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, individuals and wildlife impacted by the oil spill. (more…)