Category Archives: Bay St. Louis

Annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour, 2015

The Hancock County Historical Societty will hold its annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour on Saturday, October 31.   The 22nd annual tour features  members in period dress portraying local citizens buried at Cedar Rest and will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Hot dogs, chili dogs, homemade cookies, and punch will be served at Lobrano House just around the corner from the cemetery, 108 Cue St. after the tour.  Admission is free , but donations are accepted and appreciated.


Cedar Rest Cemetery is located at 200 S. Second Street, Bay St. Louis, MS.

Bella Mar Boutique

Bella Mar Boutique

Opened in February 2015, Bella Mar Boutique, home of swanky styles in South Mississippi,  strives to be the most unique dress shop on the Gulf Coast and is on Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  We are pleased to carry clothing lines such as Karlie, Others Follow, Dear John Denim, Black Swan, Z Supply, Freeway, Niki Biki, White Crow, and Hanky Panky.  We specialize in casual and career dressing for the on-the-way-up young executive,  young mothers, and the modern woman.  Our jewelry lines include Ellie Vail and Liz Henry in addition to OTBT shoes.  New to the shop are the popular S’well Bottles in 9 oz. and 17 oz sizes.

julie holmes photography
julie holmes photography
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julie holmes photography

Stop by the shop and check out the under $30 Sale Rack!

We offer Complimentary In-Store Personal Styling and Private Shopping by Appointment!!!

Or, better yet, schedule us to host a Shopping Party for your next Birthday Celebration, Bridal Shower, or Ladies Luncheon!!!  Concessions are available in addition to complimentary hor d’oeuvres.


Bella Mar Boutique
736C Hwy 90
Bay St Louis, MS


CASA Press Release – April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

casa_h_redblue_R_altSTAND UP FOR AN ABUSED CHILD.”

Board President: Casey Favre

Executive Director: Cynthia Chauvin

P.O. Box 4112, Bay St. Louis, MS 39521

Office: 228-344-0419



For Immediate Release

CASA Paints the Town Blue to Kick Off Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month

(BAY ST. LOUIS, MS, March 28, 2014)-CASA of Hancock County will host several activities during the month of April in conjunction with National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month. In 1983, the United States Senate and House of Representatives proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year.

During all of April CASA will participate in a Blue Ribbon Campaign in an effort to educate our community about child abuse and neglect. The Blue Ribbon Campaign began in Virginia in 1989 when a grandmother, Bonnie W. Finney, tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van “to make people wonder”. The story she told to inquisitive community members was a tragic story about the abuse of her grandchildren, which ultimately led to the brutal death of her grandson. “My grandchildren had suffered and battled so much throughout their young lives that it sickened me. My life was turned into physical and mental chaos. My efforts to understand became a plea to stop abusing children. I tied a blue ribbon on my van antenna to make people wonder. Why blue? I intend never to forget the battered, bruised bodies of my grandchildren. Blue serves as a constant reminder to me to fight for protection for our children.” As part of the Blue Ribbon campaign here in Hancock County, several local businesses have also collaborated with CASA to collect donations from their customers during the month of April.

Furthermore, CASA will also hold its 1st Annual Light of Hope Event on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:30pm on the steps of City Hall in Bay St. Louis. The event is free of charge and open to the public. CASA will urge community members to take a stand against child abuse. The keynote speaker for the ceremony is National CASA Southern Regional Program Officer, Dodd White. Additionally, CASA will present three awards to Hancock County community members who have gone above and beyond to protect our most valuable resource….our children. CASA will present awards to the Outstanding Community Professional, the DHS Case Worker of the Year and the CASA Advocate of the Year.

“It’s my hope that through CASA’s efforts this April that we can bring light to this subject. Children’s lives depend on it”, states CASA of Hancock County, Executive Director, Cynthia Chauvin. It starts with making a report if you suspect abuse and for those who are interested in volunteering to help children in need, CASA definitely has a need.

CASA of Hancock County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that utilizes trained community members to advocate for children who through no fault of their own are involved in the complex and overburdened child welfare and youth court systems. The organization relies on the communities support to continue this work.

For more information on becoming a CASA advocate or making a tax-deductible contribution please visit our website or call us at 228-344-0419.


Mississippi Coast is Growing | Now Hiring

We always love to feature great things happening on the Coast of Mississippi. This includes sharing job and career opportunities. Well we have just gotten word of two new openings. Thornhill Construction, a Mississippi Gulf Coast high-end home builder, is looking for a couple great associates. Thornhill Construction is looking for dependable people who are sales oriented. They’re hiring a project foreman who can take over job sites and be very dependable to get jobs done. They also need a sales associate to manage potential customers, cold call and work directly with clients. Thornhill is one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier home builders and is located in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Jason Thornhill, the owner of Thornhill Construction, has been building beautiful coastal homes for years now, and his dedication to his clients and employees is outstanding. If someone wants to get into a job that is innovative and top of the line, Thornhill Construction should be your choice. Thornhill offers competitive pay and stellar incentives. Let Jason and his team know if you’re interested today! Their business is growing exponentially as the market moves, so be sure to be ready to work and serious about sales. Thornhill’s business is set to improve in 2014, and Coastal 90 is so glad to hear of this growth for the Mississippi Coast and its residents. Their team of project managers and salespeople are excited about investing and building for the future of the Mississippi Coast. Check out some of Thornhill’s beautiful homes at


Thornhill’s standards are a cut above the rest, and that’s why they’re looking for the best possible people to get the job done! Check out their bath and kitchen renovations and see what they can do for clients. They’re hiring serious leaders in their field of work and only looking for the best! Check out the work it takes to make a Thornhill Home! Coastal 90 can’t wait to take pictures of some more beautiful homes and happy people on their way to living the coastal dream. If you want to be apart of building that experience, contact Thornhill Construction today!

 We have included a form to apply directly to Thornhill Construction.

Norman the Pig Appears in Bay St Louis Mississippi

Norman the Pig made an official appearance today with his owner, Ted Rozier, over in Old Town Bay St Louis. Norman is a young Micro-Pig who loves pork rinds, but don’t tell anybody! He also enjoys long walks with his owner and pal, Ted, (evenings by the fire, snuggling, and rainy days, too, maybe?!). Norman is a special breed of piggy hailing from up north, but like most snowbirds, he loves the Coast of Mississippi. He is a beautiful gray and white color, making him very noticeable from afar. The locals down in Old Town love seeing him and visit for while as he stops by the shops. Norman has made it his mission to befriend as many people as possible. So, no wonder Coastal90 writer, Joshua Holmes, loves hanging out with the beloved friend.  As far as we can tell he’s the sweetest guy we’ve encountered in awhile. He loves to root in the Mississippi grass and to hang out in the sunshine.



Norman is a Micro-Pig and loves to have fun in the sun!



We love spending time with Norman when he’s on the Coast, so we hope you get to see him sometime too!