Events


Hall of Fame

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School inducted four new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming week. This year’s inductees are (from left) Dave Wood, St. Andrew’s head of school from 1996-2005; Lauren Cohen, 2003; Corky Elliott, 1978; and Chandler Anthony, 2008.



Reaches top

Northsider Alan Weill, a 2010 Jackson Prep graduate and son of Tracy and Jeff Weill, summited Mt. Katahdin in Maine to cap a five month, 2,191-mile hiking adventure from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail. Weill (top left) is shown with fellow hikers.


Hosted seminar

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) recently hosted with contributing community sponsors nationally recognized president and CEO of BASIC Diversity, Inc., Al Vivian, to lead his Diversity and Bias Seminar. Staff, board members, and clients of HFHMCA and 31 other nonprofits and businesses attended.



Telemarketers

The Rotary Club of Jackson was welcomed Cecil Brown, public service commissioner, as guest speaker for a recent meeting. Brown opened his discussion with a description of the work of the commission which regulates telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. He highlighted the difficulties with robocalls and telemarketers.


MUW luncheon

Metro Jackson alumni of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) gathered recently to learn more about the Eudora Welty Symposium held annually on campus.



Chi Omega Board

The Metro Jackson Chi Omega Alumnae Association Board met recently at the home of Amanda Puckett to finalize plans for its upcoming Annual Fall Wine and Cheese. The event will take place  Thursday, October 24 in the Ridgeland home of Mary Tison Brown. All Chi Omega Alumnae are welcome.


Performing at unwrapped

Northsider David “Dafe” Womack, who received his second Parents’ Choice Award for his latest CD, “I’ve Got A Bo Bo on my Toe Toe,”  will be preforming songs and signing CDs from both CDs November 14 at Interior Markets between 5 and 8 p.m. as part of Fondren Unwrapped.



Pruning pro

The Garden Club of Madison’s first meeting of their new year was held recently at the Denson Building in Madison. The program was “Pruning like a Pro”, featuring Jeff McManus, director of landscape services at the University of Mississippi.


Fondren Unwrapped

Fondren merchants are decking their walls for Fondren Unwrapped, the annual holiday open house, Thursday, November 14, 5 - 8 p.m. The Mississippi Symphony String Ensemble will be playing in a shop window on Duling. There will be sidewalk hot chocolate stands, complete with marshmallows and peppermint canes.  Kids will enjoy face-painting.


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St. Andrew’s Upper School Theatre Department’s fall play will be the mystery A Murder is Announced based on the novel by Agatha Christie and adapted by playwright Leslie Darbon.