Happy 2012 and welcome back to Go To Places Monthly!
To kick off our Jan. issue, we have the pleasure of visiting with our old friend, Mr. Glenn Mattina, owner of Atlas Fights. He has a very big year planned for Atlas and GTP has an exclusive, inside line to everything!
Our first Mover and Shaker honoree for the new year is Ms.Kearn Cherry, Operation Manager and Owner of PRN Home Care. Get to know this dynamic and saavy business woman who has dedicated her life to the health and welfare of the elderly.
The restaurant biz is booming on the Coast! Dining out is extremely popular nowadays and the selection of fine eateries keeps growing. Be sure to catch our Taste Buds feature each month to find the best places to go. This month we feature Sweet Water, a wonderful New Orleans style bistro located in Hardy Court in Gulfport.
The Mississippi Surge weighs in on their 2010 – 2012 season and gives us a look into their busy schedule.
All This…And So Much More
At 767 Watkins Avenue you will find more than just a dry cleaning shop. Owners Pat and Denise Noonan came from Long Island, New York in 1985 and continued a family tradition of keeping their clients looking downright spiffy. Pat’s family has been in the cleaning and tailoring business for 4 generations. His grandmother and mother were both seamstresses and tailors and now his daughter and son are both in the business.
“The most important thing in any business is honesty and trustworthiness. I remember back in New York when a wealthy client left fifteen $1,000 bills in his pocket along with a solid gold and diamond money clip. He was so rich that he didn’t even know he’d lost it. He was shocked when I called him and told him that we found it in his pants and he could come pick it up when he got his clothes back,” Pat said. There have been similar instances here on the Gulf Coast in the last 20 years that Handsboro Cleaners has been in business. The workers and management are adamant that all things left in the pockets or attached to the clothes will be returned with a smile. (more…)
An Introduction to Non-Invasive Tissue Tightening:
Of the new choices of skin tightening procedures, the two that are best known are the proprietary procedures are Thermage and Titan. While these two treatments utilize different proprietary technology, the idea is essentially the same, in that they both aim to heat the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) in order to effect a “healing response”. This healing response encourages increased collagen production and remodeling of existing collagen. Supportive underlying tissues of the skin contract, resulting in a tighter, more uplifted appearance to the skin. (more…)
The Mississippi Surge is heading into the meat of its season with 17 of its 28 home games this season in the 2012 portion of the schedule. But there have already been some tremendous accomplishments in the first thrid of the season.
After opening the season with three straight road games, the Surge came home and posted consecutive 3-0 shutouts over the Huntsville Havoc, and the newest team in the Southern Professional Hockey League, the Mississippi RiverKings (based in Southaven, in north Mississippi). Nick Eno was the goaltender who recorded the back-to-back shutouts.
On December 17th, the Surge held its annual Teddy Bear toss, presented by Teddy Bear Carpet and Restoration. The Surge fans didn’t disappoint the area children who will benefit from the bears that got tossed on the ice. Shawn Skelly of the Surge scored before the game was even five minutes old, starting the fur flying as teddy bears rained down onto the ice from all parts of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The Surge collected an estimated 14 hundred teddy bears that have been distributed to various agencies helping area children. (more…)
Recently the end of the Mayan Long Calendar has received a lot of attention because of
the belief that the date is closely linked in with the end of the world as we know it today. These 2012 predictions range from those on a celestial level to those on a much more earthly realm. One of the reasons why researchers of Mayan culture and mythology are so certain that this calendar means something is because of the exacting relevance and research that was put into studying the solar system and the corresponding important dates.
For example, the end of the calendar takes place at the end of the thirteenth baktun. The number thirteen was considered by the Mayan to be a very important and spiritual number. Not to mention the fact that December 21st, 2012, is not only the winter solstice, but is actually the date that a rare alignment will take place of the entire Milky Way. This is something that only occurs once every twenty five thousand years. The fact that the Mayans knew this date was going to be an important one for the alignment of the planets is not a coincidence. In fact, the Mayan culture has several components that are closely linked in with the study of astronomy. (more…)