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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Barbecue Bucket List

Try these Southern barbecue joints while you still can

Everyone has a favorite place for barbecue, and we couldn't possibly list all the worthy spots out there. But these fifty joints below the Mason-Dixon line, which serve everything from pork to beef to mutton to mullet, are all worth any serious barbecue lover's time.

D.C. Housing Authority Flipping Houses For Good?

Public housing isn’t what it used to be in the city. While most people associate the D.C. Housing Authority with managing properties for low-income renters, they’ve recently crossed over to the house-flipping business.
With renovations akin to luxury condos like marble countertops, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, the Housing Authority is selling single-family homes at market rate, WAMU reports. A city-owned rowhouse at 14th and Euclid streets NW sold for $920,000 last month—after the Housing Authority put in $281,716 worth of work into it. When all is said and done, 26 houses will have been have been renovated and sold at market rate.

This Week: Cruisers roll in, festival-goers feast | Events | The Sun Herald

This Week: Cruisers roll in, festival-goers feast | Events | The Sun Herald: South Mississippi is anxiously awaiting Cruisin' The Coast's sock hops, car shows and social events to kick off this weekend, but before Cruisin' shifts into high gear, there is still seafood, beer and art to be celebrated along the Coast.

The Cole Bros. Circus is back in Biloxi at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum with acrobats, animals and adventurous stunts sure to delight the entire family. See a performance at 4:30 or 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at 2350 Beach Blvd. Details/tickets: 594-3707.

The 39th annual Holy Family Seafood Festival welcomes the change in season this week with food, arts and crafts, games, music and rides from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 140 E. Beach Drive, Pass Christian. Work off Friday night's festival food and enjoy the weather during the family fun run or, for the more competitive, a 5K on Saturday.

More waters to open to shrimpers

More waters to open to shrimpers: BILOXI, Miss. — The Department of Marine Resources is getting ready to open additional waters to South Mississippi shrimpers.

Department spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says starting Monday at 6 a.m., all waters south and west of a line beginning at Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “18,” running northwest to Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “22,” then northwest to Biloxi Bay Channel Beacon “26,” then west to Beacon “34,” exclusive of the Biloxi Channel, then west to Beacon “30,” in the Biloxi Channel, exclusive of the Biloxi Channel, then due south to a point on Deer Island will be open to shrimpers.

Meet an author and his goats at Algiers Point library | NOLA.com

Meet an author and his goats at Algiers Point library | NOLA.com: Author Michael Patrick Welch will bring goats and his latest books to Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. in Algiers Point, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

He has published eight books, including the novel "The Donkey Show"�and a music book, "New Orleans, The Underground Guide."

Welch's latest books include "Transport Instinct.'' It is described thusly: "New Orleans icon Chauncey Gardner the goat evacuated Katrina shortly after his birth. This is his story of living in the 9th Ward for 10 years after the flood.''

His second book, "Listen 2 This!" is a compilation of 10 years of original lyrics, album and reviews and other writing by Welch's after school students. He teaches at International School Louisiana at the Olivier Street campus.

Greenbox Memphis Provides Packing Solution for Movers - Memphis Daily News

Greenbox Memphis Provides Packing Solution for Movers - Memphis Daily News: Melinda Pigors has had her fill of moving, or so it would seem.

Through the years, the Seattle native has traveled up and down the West Coast for college, jobs and family. After attending the University of San Diego, she took a job with FedEx Corp. where she had a sales territory covering Southern California. She met her husband, whose job at FedEx ultimately brought the couple to Memphis nine years ago.