Month: November 2010


This is such a busy season, and at the top of the list is Election Day. Give careful consideration and thought before you mark your ballot, but please vote because every vote is so very important.
The state of Mississippi has produced the finest in entertainers, writers, scientists, and musicians. Biloxi was home to Fred Haise, who grew up to become an Astronaut on the Apollo 13 Space Team! I had the extreme pleasure of talking with Fred recently, and he told me all about his remarkable life.
Veteran’s Day is here again, and what better way to honor our heroes than to attend the Gulf Coast Veterans Parade!  Please join us as we pay homage to the brave men and women who fought so valiantly to keep America free.  Fred Haise will proudly serve as Grand Marshall for the event.
Linda Hornsby of the Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association gets us up to speed on the new Charter Boat and Fishing promotions. You could win a bundle, by simply enjoying a wonderful day of R & R on the Gulf! Find out how –
Meet the lovely Romy Simpson, our Mover and Shaker for November, who is the proprietor of Negrotto’s Gallery in Biloxi.
All This…and so much more
Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor


By: Nancy Marchbanks

On Saturday, November 13th, we will once again have the opportunity to come together to honor our Veterans through the Gulf Coast Veterans Parade. The pageantry begins at 11:00 a.m in downtown Biloxi, with distinguished Grand Marshall presiding over the festivities, Mr. Fred Haise. Haise was born and raised in the beautiful city on the beach, and proceeded to become a NASA Astronaut. He served as the Lunar Module Pilot on the aborted Apollo 13 Space Mission, which celebrates the 40th Anniversary of this historical event this year. In addition, this is the 10th Anniversary of the GC Veterans Parade, which is wholeheartedly dedicated to all the men and women who served in every branch of the American Armed Forces. (more…)

Drying Hair in Winter Time

There is no way out in winter time. So you start using a hair dryer. And hair suffers. What should be done to help?
Hair does not like high temperatures. Do not try out any super hair driers then. Under the influence of hot air the shells of a hair go up and the natural mist goes out of it. As a result, hair becomes dry, loses its gloss and it is unpleasant to touch. If you need to dry your hair quickly, firstly massage a moistening conditioner into it. Very good are so-called thermo-conditioning balms: if you put some onto the wet hair, it should protect hair from the hot air influence. Modern hair driers have “friendly” functions which allow their users to dry hair with warm and even cool stream of air. (more…)

2010 Women of Achievement Awards

By: Melody Worsham
In October 12th, Lighthouse Business & Professional Women (BPW) held its annual Women of Achievement Awards at the IP Casino Resort Spa Ballroom. The formal luncheon and ceremony was attended by nearly 300 movers and shakers from every industry represented on the Coast.
Each year, Lighthouse BPW recognizes an outstanding woman in each of the following categories: Education, Medical, Nonprofit, and Corporate (Government & Military included). An overall winner is selected from these top 4 winners to receive Lighthouse Business & Professional Women’s 2010 Woman of the Year Award. (more…)

November in History

November 1
Sistine Chapel Opens
In 1512, after four years of work, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican, was opened.  Painted by Michelangelo, the ceiling depicts biblical scenes and is one of the greatest examples of renaissance art. In 1535 Michelangelo began work on the altar area, which he completed in six years. (more…)


It’s not every band that’s still staking out new musical territory and embracing fresh challenges more than 23 years into their career, but that’s the case with Blues Traveler.  Having long ago graduated from the jam-band underground to mainstream stardom, the iconoclastic combo has consistently stuck to its guns and played by its own rules. (more…)