Category Archives: Family

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.

Haunted Houses and Events in Gulfport!

Just a little research on the Internet will find you several Haunted Houses, real and staged, and related events in Gulfport.  Here are just a few that you might want to check out!

Terror on the Coast, 3450 Giles Road, just off U.S. 49 and 34th Street,

Gregory House,

Catacombs of Terror, Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park

Into the Woods / Haunted Trail, 27460  Road 310, Gulfport

Ice Skating Returns to The Coliseum!!!

Ice Skating will again be available at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi from November 13, 2015 until January 10, 2016.  This is the only regular ice rink between Baton Rouge and Pensacola and is the most fun you can have in 90 minutes!!!!

What You Need To Know:

  • 90 Minute Sessions
  • $12 Admission include skates
  • Discount of $2 per skater for groups of 20 or more (must purchase with a single transaction)
  • Limit of 200 skaters per session

For More Information Call:  228.594.3738



New Waveland Cinema Set to Open Soon!

UPDATE!!!  The Waveland Center is still undergoing final restoration and will be opening soon!  Stay posted for the latest news!!!


The Waveland Cinema that was damaged in Katrina is getting an overdue makeover and was set to open the summer of 2014. Unexpected issues popped up to delay the opening but we hear it is just around the corner!  The Watzke brothers, who have renovated theaters in Florida, purchased the theater in 2013. Their dedication to the old timeless art of drive in’s and family theaters is paramount.


The Watzke brothers have spent their lives in the movie theater business. Their grandfather worked as a movie projectionist starting in 1913 and their father followed. John and Charles did stints working in the projection booth before taking a break from the industry. After moving from Bay St. Louis to Ocala, Florida, after Katrina, John Watzke along with his brother took over a deserted drive-in and renovated it. It’s one of the very few drive-ins in the country today, he said. They went on to buy and renovate a few more movie theaters for themselves and other owners. Currently, the brothers are buying seats and supplies from a Florida multiplex.

‘It’s great stuff’, says Watzke. The four renovated auditoriums each will have a different theme, including one featuring Mardi Gras. Three will have the high back seats and one will be a dine-in setting with tables that will offer pizza, burgers and sandwiches. Watzke promises “a family complex,” complete with video games for the kids.

The theater will cost approximately $200,000 to renovate plus $50,000 for each projection system. Expect to pay only about $6 per movie and $2.50 per beverage at the concession, much less than the average theater. The owners keep cost down by providing in house maintenance and bookkeeping.

“We will give them the best theater they can have there and the best movies at the lowest prices with the most reasonable concession prices in the state of Mississippi,” he said. Waveland plans to support this wonderful endeavor, desperately needing something fun for our families and kids to enjoy.

Gulf Coast Camper Rentals Bay St Louis, Mississippi

Gulf Coast Camper Rentals is located in Bay St Louis, Mississippi about an hour east of New Orleans. They specialize in renting out campers and RVs. A few years ago, the owners decided to help others enjoy the great outdoors by renting campers and helping people learn how to use them. Their motto is, “We set it up. You enjoy it!” That’s why Coastal 90 proudly endorses their great company and their goal of helping people Get Outside!


“At Gulf Coast Camper Rentals, you’ll find great weekend packages that even an experienced camper would swoon over.”


Their 31′ Flagstaff Classic Super Lite Travel Trailer can sleep 6 adults comfortably.  Only $75.00 per night for local delivery.  They can supply the linens for the three queen sized beds and the one twin bunk for a fee of $30.00 per rental.  Pots and pans are supplied along with kitchen cooking utensils, a coffee pot and toilet paper (special toilet paper is needed ue to the fragility of the septic system in RV’s).  The RV is equipped with a gas grill that mounts to the side of the camper.


Plus, they work hard to ensure the environment is protected during camping adventures, so you’ll have peace of mind knowing that their company contributes to our environment’s sustainability.

How much fun would the kids have running around the park and enjoying nature? Get unplugged and get some sun! Don’t forget, Mississippi’s Beaches are white sandy gems. So, get your camping gear ready, find your camp fire wood and schedule your time away from it all with Gulf Coast Camper Rentals today!


Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520


The Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter

Winters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast can be some of the most confusing months of the year. The weather can go from an amazing spring day to an arctic storm causing ice to threaten the roads. When weather permits, the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the winter months is a quaint and peaceful place to be. During the winter months, one can find countless activities to stay busy and, more importantly, stay warm. The winter months are a perfect time to explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast because there is always something to get into at anytime. It is a perfect time to try something new from cooking to camping.


There is no better time to plan a camping trip along the Mississippi Gulf Coast than during the winter months. The warmth of the fire is reason enough to pack your tent and light out for parts unknown–or at least into the back yard and a campfire and somores!!!. The view of the night sky is a most rewarding aspect of camping anywhere but especially on the Coast. Going out into the wilderness with your tent is a great way to enjoy the winter months along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Looking up into the cosmos while lying next to a fire that you built is rewarding form of relaxation. Taking a detox from technology and everyday responsibilities by camping during the winter months on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is highly recommended.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has an almost unlimited number of events to enjoy during the winter months. The Wavefest celebration, having their 14th annual event, is a great way to spend the day listening to music and if you are feeling energized participating in the 5k they host. My favorite part of this festival is the pirate costume contest. Another great way to spend the day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is by attending the 14th annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade; it is a great way to have a fun and exciting afternoon with your family. Also the Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade gives us all a great opportunity to celebrate, appreciate, and show our respect for the women and men who dedicate their lives to serve our country. The men and women who serve in the United States armed forces are to be celebrated, especially our veterans living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; military is a large part of our culture and what better way to show respect than attending the Gulf Coast Veterans day parade.


All and all the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a wonderful place with tons of amazing atmosphere and cultural experiences. The winter season can be viewed as a time to hide away in your house making soup or it can be used as an opportunity to go out and have an all around great time. With so many events going on along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, how can one logically stay indoors? This is why the Mississippi Gulf Coast is thriving during the winter months.