Month: June 2014

June 2014 – Letter from our Editor

060114.gtpHello Everyone!

Welcome back to GTP as we kick off the summer season. It’s time to hang out with friends and family, fire up the grill and enjoy fun in the sun. The kids are out of school and families are planning vacations and taking trips for some much needed R & R. There are also some really special summer camps on the Coast that offer some extraordinary experiences for your youngsters. Our #1 picks are being offered at the Mary C and the Marine Education Center in beautiful Ocean Springs. These programs are so innovative and so much fun, you will want to sign up your kids for everything!

Guest journalist, Melody Worsham, gets you up to speed on the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi (MHASM). June is a very busy month for this dynamic organization, featuring some great events that you won’t want to miss. The “Don’t Worry Be Happy Mon” Batchelor and Batchelorette auction will be a night to remember at the IP Casino Resort Spa, followed by the 2014 Community Wellness Conference at the Biloxi Civic Center the next week.

Check out our ten commandments for personal finance to help you get on track this summer and don’t miss how you can keep your kids safe and well during outside play as the temperatures soar.

Congratulations to the LSU Tigers baseball team who won the 2014 SEC Championship! Geaux Tigers!

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor

EXCITING SUMMER FUN AT THE MARY C & The Marine Education Center in ocean springs

466842_348835168500825_425267033_oClassCatalogrev (1)_Page_01There is a world of outstanding summer camp experiences on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this season. Everything from exploring the oceans, studying sharks and learning how to catch prize fish to working side by side with a gourmet chef and preparing delectable meals to share with your family. Leave it to the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education, and the Marine Education Center, in beautiful downtown Ocean Springs, to develop an extraordinary array of stimulating and fun, “never ever boring,” activities to fill up the summer! Each one promises to provide big adventure and memories that will last a lifetime. (more…)

Start the Summer Happy and Well!

dwbhm_banner_2013In last month’s edition of Go To Places, you heard about Mississippi’s journey toward more mental health and wellness for its citizens. Good news! June is the perfect time to get started on your own plan to stay happy and well! What better time than the beginning of summer to not only learn some new ways to reduce stress and help your family stay strong, but also have an evening of good-hearted fun. (more…)