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BIG EASY IN THE BAY- a benefit for Habitat Bay-Waveland rocks the Depot District during Cruisin the Coast. It's only one of the many events, civic meetings and hep happenings you'll find on our community calendar - READ MORE
2nd Saturday Artwalk
Join the fun at Old Town's monthly Second Saturday Artwalk. The October Hot Spots are The Blind Tiger and The Market Connection. Art openings, live music and shop specials all over. Things are lively all day, but festivities start at 4pm. READ MORE
Meet some of the area's most interesting residents here! This month, The Cleaver Good Neighbor is PRIMA LUKE, who has saved hundreds, if not thousands of dogs from an untimely end. Prima grew up here in Bay St. Louis... READ MORE
The Town Green
"Spring cleaning" goes on year-round here in the Bay. BSL Beautification leader Katharine Truett Ohmann keeps us in the loop about what we can do to make BSL green and clean! READ MORE
The "R" months are back and traditionally, that meant oysters, oysters, oysters! Follow us as we check out the top Oyster spots in the Bay-Waveland area, and share a recipe of our own! READ MORE
Local antiques expert Martha Whitney Butler shares her knowledge of all things old, collectible and bizzare in this monthly column. This month, she looks at vintage Christmas ornaments and has some great ideas for decking your own halls with them! READ MORE
Residents of Bay/Waveland get their 15 minutes of fame here in the Cleaver. This month's Snapshot Gallery caught local artists and supporters of the Arts in high spirits at the Tarts and Tramps Ball to benefit The Arts, Hancock County! Click here for full-sized gallery.
At Home in the Bay
Who's the winner of this month's Cleaver Cool House Award? Get the scoop on why these new Bay residents found their dream house in the Historic District READ MORE
SAMPLE LEAD: Meet the owner of this 45' vintage Chris Craft Classic which hails all the way from Bar Harbor, Maine - and get a tour of the boat, which recently made the new Bay St. Louis harbor its home port! You'll also find news from the Harbor master! READ MORE
Fall kicks off the season for the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre and the list of shows runs the gamut from high comedy to drama that will have you holding on to your seats! Interview with Cheryl Grace! READ MORE
The Shoofly built around the Old City Hall Oak is the perfect place to share stories and ideas. This month, the guest Shoofly columnist is Marcie Baria, who shares some of her summer adventures hiking solo on the Appalachian Trail! READ MORE
Puppy Dog Tales
Daisy Mae Delray is a seizure alert dog and author of Puppy Dog Tales. Since 2004, she has been writing about the human pet companion bond as a journalist for a number of newspapers including the Alexandria Times and the Sea Coast Echo. READ MORE
This month, get the inside scoop on one of the Cleaver's Prime Sponsors as we visit 220 Main Street, where a co-op gallery (Gallery 220) and a working ceramics studio (Clay Creations) share the cool Art Deco building. Owners Jenise and Mark .... READ MORE
What's Up, Waveland?
The Waveland Cleaver Correspondent LILI STAHLER MURPHY keeps readers up to date with going's on in Waveland. This month, she's announcing the launch of the Ground Zero Museum website! READ MORE
Bay St. Louis has become one of the hottest destination spots for weddings on the Gulf Coast. Here, you'll find those luscious old-fashioned wedding spreads that newspapers don't have room for anymore, with extravagant detail and great picture albums. READ MORE
Beach to Bayou
Cooler weather calls, so throw the kayak on top of the car and head out for the Jordan River Blueway trail. An easy access point is the McLeod Water Park, just a few miles from town. Follow us down the Jourdan! READ MORE
Who says civic participation has to be boring? After all, this is Bay St. Louis! In this section, read council actions from the past month's meetings. Not as much fun as attending the actual meetings, but they'll help keep you in the loop! READ MORE
This column will explore some our Shared History. Each month we'll take a look at historic buildings and some of the interesting people (and quite a few characters) from our past. This picture was taken around 1908, at Josie Welch's Novelty store. READ MORE