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f you ask Cole Smith, who owns Creative Gifts, how to find his storefront, he’ll probably tell you, “Popeyes, Popeyes, Popeyes.” And for those who love to wrap gifts (or need affordable cellophane bags for a silent auction), you’ve probably heard of it through word of mouth. It’s a few streets down from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Luby’s Cafeteria, nestled in an L-shaped building on Office Park Plaza. On the sidewalk below several wind chimes lay bottle caps, large nuts and other round items, which Smith calls his “round thing collection.” “It’s my art project on the sidewalk because I just keep adding to it,” he says. “I’ll walk and find a squished bottle cap, and I’ll pick it up and throw it over here.” A small sign reads “Creative Gifts.” If you’ve ever wondered where some local stores and organizations get their giftwrap, this is probably the place. Upon entering the door, customers will see rows of tulle, columns of hanging gift bags, stacks of tissue paper, rolls of large and small bubble wrap, spools of the store’s bestseller, ribbon wraphia, and a whole other assortment of gift-wrapping supplies. Smith, along with his employee, Becky Story, who mans the front counter, Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

greets customers as they filter in throughout the day, asking each one what they need. The shop looks small, but you quickly discover that it meanders through several packed rooms filled with colorful solid and patterned gift boxes, bags, ribbons and tissue. Near the back of the building, employee Wendy Henderson, who often wears a fumigation mask, mixes different colors of crinkle-cut shred (the thin strips of crinkle-cut paper that often go in gift bags and boxes). Smith, a Grenada native who came to Jackson in 1978, bought the business from Ben and Lucy Crosby on April 1, 2006. He says he was uncomfortable in his previous job in “corporate America,” and he wanted to be his own boss. “Being your own boss is fabulous,” he says. “… I had heard about the business being successful, so I just saw an opportunity. I knew it was a good, healthy business to buy, and it worked out wonderfully.” Initially, he didn’t know anything about gift wrapping, but he says he watched as many YouTube videos as he could and tried to do his homework on the products he sold. While he does have a physical storefront for the general public, his biggest business comes

from retailers and organizations. The store’s clients include boutiques such as High Cotton and Red Square Clothing Co., St. Dominic’s Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and many other organizations and businesses. He keeps bags with imprinted business logos on display to market that revenue stream, though the minimum for the business sales is 500 units. For people who just want to purchase giftwrapping supplies, Smith has many options. He buys bulk packaging, and then does everything from hand-rolling wrapping paper to packaging gift bags. Because he repackages the supplies, people can buy smaller amounts. Recently, students from Canton Academy came in to purchase gray and green tissue paper to make a Yoda for their homecoming float. One of his busiest seasons is the holidays, although he says a decent chunk of his sales comes from members of bridal parties and people who are buying baby-gift supplies. During the holiday season, Smith keeps Creative Gifts (210 Office Park Plaza, 601.362.7775) open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. He accepts cash or checks only. For more information, find Creative Gifts on Facebook. 11


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n Sept. 1, 120 Belhaven University students, clad in Jackson Zoo T-shirts, moved throughout the zoo using devices to measure heat to make a temperature map of the park. The groups took readings on everything from sidewalks and enclosures to bodies of water around the zoo grounds. That day started a year-long collaboration between Belhaven and the zoo, designed to increase the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservation and sustainability efforts and prepare for a future expansion. Belhaven is sending 300 students to conduct studies on resource conservation, water quality, waste management, wildlife surveying and a detailed mapping of the grounds. Lucy Barton, the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of education; Philip Carlson, assistant professor of chemistry and physics at Belhaven; and Dr. Reid Bishop, Belhavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairman of the chemistry department and natural sciences division, are directing

students from the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s science and cultural classes in collecting â&#x20AC;&#x153;crowd-sourced dataâ&#x20AC;? that would be difficult for individuals to map alone. Student groups will regularly visit the zoo and work with zoo personell to gather GPS in-

In September, Belhaven University and the Jackson Zoo began a year-long project to help the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservation efforts. formation on its various walkways and positions of buildings and exhibits, as well as analyzing water samples to test the contents and studying the movement of water into and out of the zoo. If the project proves especially useful, the zoo

plans to look into ways to get visitors involved in future data-gathering efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea of this collaboration is to do practical science that will connect students with a real-world project that will benefit them and the zoo at the same time,â&#x20AC;? Carlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an educational experience thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something you can just talk about in the classroom.â&#x20AC;? The data that students provide will go toward creating an interactive map to look into the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustainability in preparation for the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master plan, which involves doubling the size. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have (an almost) 100-year-old infrastructure, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of things going on underground that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see,â&#x20AC;? Barton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master plan is a plan for how the zoo will look in five to 10 years, including what types of species and habitats we should get, how people will move through the zoo and the overall visitor experience. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be renovating old exhibits and bringing in new ones for our expansion.â&#x20AC;? Overall, Belhaven hopes the experience will help make students into leaders in community, business and scientific endeavors. Visit belhaven.edu or jacksonzoo.org.

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f you’re looking for holiday gifts, or to just celebrate the season, check out these festivals in November and December.

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+DQGZRUNV+ROLGD\0DUNHW The Handworks Holiday Market at the Mississippi Trade Mart will present holiday shoppers another opportunity to find handmade gifts. The event takes place at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $8,

&KLPQH\YLOOH&UDIWV)HVWLYDO The 39th annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) Dec. 4 and 5 will feature handcrafted works from about 150 juried craftsmen in the Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi. Shoppers can purchase crafts made from materials such as wood, pottery, glass, fiber COURTESY CRAFTSMEN GUILD OF MISSISSIPPI

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wares, with proceeds benefiting the Junior League of Jackson. The event takes place from Wednesday, Nov. 4, to Saturday, Nov. 7. Tickets for the preview gala on Nov. 4 are $100. Admission for the market is $12 at the door and $10 online. Tickets for seniors age 60 and over and children ages 6-12 are $5. Children under 6 get in free, but no strollers or rolling carts are allowed. General shopping hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Accessibility shopping is available Friday, Nov. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., though handicapped people can come throughout the event. For more information, visit mistletoemarketplace.com or find it on Facebook. 14

and group packages for at least 12 people are $6 per person. Groups must make reservations and can do so by calling 205.937.4834. Children under 12 get in free. For more information, call 601.973.7057. &KULVWPDVLQ&DQWRQ Canton, the “City of Lights,” comes alive from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 for Christmas in Canton, which features attractions and events for attendees young and old such as a Victorian Christmas Festival and old-fashioned carousel rides. The festivities all take place around the historic Courthouse Square. Notable events include the Merchant’s Open House, a carousel, a trolley ride around the square, Santa’s Procession and a nighttime Christmas parade. For more information, visit cantontourism.com.

and metal, and also items such as basketry and jewelry. On Thursday, Dec. 3, the craftsmen guild will host a festival preview party from 7 to 10 p.m. Mangia Bene will provide hors d’oeuvres for the party, and festivalgoers can enjoy wine, beer and specialty cocktails.. The Raphael Semmes Jazz Ensemble will perform. The festival continues Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $60 per person (or $50 in advance), which also pays for admission to both days of the festival. Tickets for the festival are $10 per person (or $8 in advance) on both days. For more information, find the event on Facebook.

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7RWDOO\/RFDOO\&KULVWPDV0DUNHW Richland’s third annual Totally Locally Christmas Market will bring in many local business owners and retail stores from in and around the town to one convenient spot at the Richland Community Center (410 E. Harper St., Richland). The market will be open Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. Vendors will be set up in booths selling woodwork, picture frames, clothing, Christmas yard art and more. Local craftsmen made some of the items. Retailers such as Bella Couture, Two Cute Boutique and Willow Blue will also have booths open. The Richland Community Center will provide concessions for the event, and some restaurants may participate as well. For more information, call Terri Wood at 601.420.3401. 3ULFHGWR0RYH This year, Priced to Move is Dec. 11 and 12 at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. The annual event features local artists selling their work for under $100. This year, 25 to 30 artists will have pieces, with everything from jewelry to home décor to paintings for people to choose from. On Friday night, Physics for Poets will perform, and on Saturday, Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town will host its third anniversary party inside the planetarium dome with performances from artists such as Passing Parade, 5th Child and The Vibe Doctors. Priced to Move is at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St., 601.960.1550), Friday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 10 p.m. For more information on Priced to Move, find the event on Facebook.

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Henderson says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is in the name, but we are not looking for people to have a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience. This story could be told with any kind of music. We are hoping that all in attendance will have a true cultural experience that will be â&#x20AC;Ś memorable. We know that Jackson is a culturally diverse city, and we plan on celebrating that in this production.â&#x20AC;? Henderson says the celebration of the birth of Christ as a backdrop for this production has given him the opportunity to touch on current issues, such as how churches can serve as a refuge for people that have overcome tragedies such as the Charleston, S.C., shooting this summer, when Dylann Roof is believed to have shot nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church. This year, JSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Nativityâ&#x20AC;? will focus on the concept of love. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to really show people what Jackson State has done for the community,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the same time, we want to show what the community has done for Jackson State. With this production, we really have the opportunity to do that.â&#x20AC;? Tickets for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Nativityâ&#x20AC;? are now on sale through the university box office and on jsums.edu. JSU will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Nativityâ&#x20AC;? Dec. 3-6 at the Rose McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University (1400 J.R. Lynch St., 601.979.2626). For more information, visit jsums.edu.

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number of development projects in the capital city and throughout the state are in limbo as they wait for a critical source of funding. Plans are on the table to redevelop the former Edison Walthall hotel and James O. Eastland federal courthouse and to convert buildings across the street from the King Edward Hotel into arts lofts, all using the state historic tax credit program. However, the program is almost out of money. In 2006, the state Legislature set aside $60 million for the redevelopment of historic buildings. Under the program, developers receive a 25-percent tax credit upon completing projects with investment of at least $200 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important for Jackson, but it is important to a lot of projects all over the state,â&#x20AC;? state Sen. David Blount said of the program. Blount said a bipartisan effort to raise the cap on the tax-credits program stalled during the recent legislative session; however, he expects the issue to come up in the new term. Many of the on-hold projects promise to increase downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inventory of residential rental units. Capitol & West is a 50-unit apartment and restaurant in the former federal courthouse announced in 2013. In January, Houston-based Evercore Companies LLC announced its purchase of the Edison Walthall Hotel and plans to convert it into apartments. A 31-loft development near the King Edward Hotel cleared a funding hurdle in March after securing low-income housing tax credits. (Artists and health-care workers will receive leasing preference), but developers still plan to use historic tax credits. Joshua Collen, a vice president at HRI Properties, which

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:OOLANDERS The Jackson Zoo isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t monkeying around when it comes to its future expansion plans. This summer, Livingston Park reopened to the public. It had been closed for many years, but was available for events and other gatherings. Future plans call for commercial development on the site, possibly including a restaurant and a splash pad. The park could also host events such as a fishing rodeo. In September, Belhaven University and the zoo began a year-long collaborative project designed to help the zoo further conservation efforts and prepare a master plan for a future expansion (see page 12). $EMOLITION $ERBY Before developers could move ahead with the construction of a $60-million, 205-room Westin hotel in downtown Jackson, the former Mississippi Valley Title Insurance building and a bail bonds building had to come down. Over the course of weeks, following the Aug. 4 groundbreaking, crews dismantled the building until, one night in mid-September, crews took down the rest of the structure. Debra Nelson, a spokeswoman for Brasfield & Gorrie, the Birmingham-based general contractors, said now that the site work is complete, deep foundations have been laid and construction workers are working on the concrete frame, expected to be complete in May 2016. 9-#! 3TARTS 2ENOVATIONS A local YMCA is making moves to compete with Big Fitness. In October, the downtown Jackson YMCA was scheduled to break ground on a Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

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top floors of a four-story Marriott Residence Inn is under way and is expected to be completed in April 2016, developers say. Breck Hines, a developer and partner on The District with Duckworth Realty, said construction started in September on a 260-unit upscale loft development located between the office building and the hotel. The lofts include 1.5 floors of parking and first-floor retail; they are expected to be finished by the end of 2016. A new website is under development that will help take reservations from potential tenants for the lofts. The second phase of The District involves the development of amenities, including four to six restaurants, and will begin in late 2015. A nine-screen boutique movie theater is also part of the plan, but Hines said construction will not commence on that until spring 2016 and will take nine to 10 months, adding that dry weather has helped keep the project on schedule.

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new parking lot, a step toward a complete overhaul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You may love the Y, but if you can go work out around the corner for $20 a week instead of $45, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably going to do it,â&#x20AC;? David Reeves, president of the Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi, told Jackson Free Press in October. This competitive environment is why Reeves said he and the board are set on reinvesting in the downtown Y, focusing on those familyfriendly and community enriching â&#x20AC;&#x153;extrasâ&#x20AC;? that make the YMCA more than just a gym. To that end, the Y also commenced converting its basketball courts into a functional fitness area. In addition, the organization also launched a fundraising campaign for several Y programs. 6ENYU 5--# 4ELEHEATH %UBANKS #REEK City officials and Venyu Solutions LCC, a tech and data company based in Baton Rouge, La., have joined forces to address Fondrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding problem with flooding, overflow and drainage from Eubanks Creek. Venyu began demolition inside the 67,000square-foot former McRaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building at the corner of Meadowbrook Road and State Street during the last week of September. The company is transforming the old mall into its fourth state-ofthe-art data center, part of which involves a contract with UMMC to help construct and power the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Telehealth in a new building adjacent to Venyu. Venyu Vice President Tommy Curb told BOOM Jackson that they are still in phase

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ven as a 6-year-old growing up in Brandon, Lando Shepherd Jr. despised his clip-on tie. He longed for a more authentic look. His father, Lando Shepherd Sr., who has called him â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peteâ&#x20AC;? since childhood for a reason not even Lando knows, bought his only son his first real bow tie at age 11. Shepherd instantly grew enamored with the small piece of cloth that could make such a bold statement. So years later, when college debts propelled him to look for a moonlighting enterprise to complement his 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. duties as an engineer for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, he turned toward bow ties. He launched Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowtie Co. in May 2015. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came out of nowhere,â&#x20AC;? Shepherd says. He did not have any sewing experience. In his time at Mississippi State University, where he graduated with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in civil engineering in 2013, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take any courses in fashion. However, he did always have a fondness for bow ties. Shepherd learned the craft by seeking sewing advice from anyone who was willing to help, even employees at local fabric stores. The name of the company is an ode to his father, whose principles of generosity and love have become part of Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission for Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowtie Co. The first tie that he made was solid purple, and the designs have grown in number and intricacy since. The online catalog currently offers 12 different patterns, including the damask-printed Double Black and college-themed ties such as a maroon and gray â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Junctionâ&#x20AC;? model for Mississippi State and a red, white and blue â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Groveâ&#x20AC;? version for the University of Mississippi. Shepherd operates Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowtie Co. out of the north Jackson home he shares with his wife, Alisha, a middle-school social-studies teacher with Jackson Public Schools. He creates all his bow ties with a 30-yearold off-white Singer sewing machine, which Alishaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Carmen Dulaney, donated. He often gains ideas for future designs while watching his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite show, Bravoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runway,â&#x20AC;? so he always keeps a journal within reach to write down pattern inspirations. Music is a muse for him as well. Listening to artists like Journey, Run DMC and David Bowie regularly stirs potential designs in his mind. Sonic associations to Lenny Kravitz songs led Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind to Jimi Hendrix. The byproduct is a bow tie titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Retro Woodstock,â&#x20AC;? a late-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s inspired floral medley. The tie is one of Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorites. Shepherd prefers bow ties to be classy and understated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more about the vibe you give off while wearing a bow tie,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wearing one is like getting a haircut. You feel invincible.â&#x20AC;? For more information or to shop for bow ties, visit petesbowtieco.com.  7KH 3DSHU 3ODFH LV ORFDWHGDW2OG&DQWRQ 5RDG )RU PRUH LQIRUPD WLRQ FDOO  RU Ă&#x20AC;QGLWRQ)DFHERRN

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Podastery owner Beau York (right) created the podcast-player startup Satchel with business partner Briar Bowser (left).

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eau York, founder of podcasting network Podastery, has been passionate about the digital-media platform for the roughly 10 years it has been around. First getting in on the phenomenon as a listener of podcasts about TV shows such as “Smallville” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” York realized the format allowed fans and digital-content creators to connect on a social level. In July 2013, he started Podastery to achieve just that. A podcast is essentially an episodic audio series that listeners can subscribe to and download or stream online with their computers or mobile devices. The word is a combination of “pod” and “broadcast.” Podastery also uses a portmanteau for a name, blending the words “podcast” and “monastery.” The network’s website says the name “speaks to our philosophy that Podastery is a place to get in touch with a higher quality of content,” and that the content it hosts “ranges from the religious to the ridiculous.” “Podcasting is basically like a talk-show radio broadcast involving very niche subject matter,” York says. “A podcast isn’t like a radio broadcast about sports, which has to cover a wide range of subjects and thus be large scope, yet somewhat shallow at the same time.” In comparison, podcasts delve deeper into specific subjects, which requires both the listen26

ers and hosts to be passionate about that topic. “I started Podastery with the idea of testing new ideas in podcasting,” York says. “The podcast had been stagnant as a medium once because of difficulties with distribution, revenue and discoverability. A lot of people find new podcasts on iTunes, for example, but that’s limited to iOS devices, and popular revenue generators like crowd funding don’t quit fit the podcast format. I hope to help address those issues that have been holding podcasting back so it can grow.” York has a home studio where he works in addition to a mobile studio he uses for projects such as the “Let’s Talk Jackson” podcast, which records during most Fondren First Thursdays. “Let’s Talk Jackson” serves as a platform for Jackson movers and shakers, such as Dan Blumenthal and Phillip “DJ Young Venom” Rollins, to connect with locals in a live and personal manner. The Fondren Renaissance Foundation lets York use its glass-walled lobby as a studio during FFT so listeners can watch as he speaks with guests like Jackson comedian Jimmy Quinn, who joined York for an interview in October. “He told the story of how he got into comedy, his experiences and just how he jumped from microbiology to being a comedian, which I told him sounded like quite a funny joke it-

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self. One night years back, he was working at Fenian’s, and he and his coworkers got up for open-mic night just having fun, and it started something he’s still doing now, performing over at Duling Hall and all over the city.” One of York’s first guests on Podastery was Jon David Cole, manager of The Country Squire Pipe and Cigar Shop. Cole hosts Country Squire Radio, a pipe-centric podcast featuring discussions of the culture around pipes, including hand crafters, history and different blends. Through Country Squire Radio, York met Briar Bowser, a developer, who became his business partner for Satchel, a mobile podcast player that launched as an open beta on Android July 21. At press time, the iOS version was not yet available. Other than offering podcasts for stream or download, Satchel lets listeners support their favorite creators via donations from within the player itself. Currently, Satchel receives 20-percent of revenue generated in this fashion, but York plans to lower that amount in the future. “I also want Satchel to stay in Jackson and to get the right people behind it,” York says. “That can be challenging because Jackson’s tech scene still needs to (surface), but I hope to be the one to help bring that change.” Podastery shows are available on Satchel, Windows Phone 8 or from podasterynetwork.com. boomjackson.com


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Grilled Chicken Steak & Chicken Grilled Steak Grilled Shrimp Pollo Fiesta

BURRITOS Grilled Stea Fried Chicken Mojave Pork Veggie Grilled Chicken Alamo Beef Surf and Turf

ENCHILADAS Spinach Cheese Grilled Veggie Roasted Chicken Ranchero Chicken Mojave Pork Alamo Spicy Beef Grilled Steak Grilled Shrimp

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Sunday 11am-2pm

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We sell BBQ Pork, Beef, Ribs, Chicken, Ham & Turkey by the pound! Sandwiches Extra Fixinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ Chicken (chopped w/ slaw relish) Garlic Bread ............................. .95 ..................................................... 6.35 Brunswick Stew w/ homemade BBQ Pork (chopped w/ slaw relish) cornbread: 1/2 pint - 5.45, pint - 9.10, ..................................................... 5.45 1/2 gallon - 29.05, gallon - 54.45 BBQ Beef (chopped w/ slaw relish) .................................................... 5.80

Assorted Potato Chips .......... 1.10

Special Sandwich Platter ...... 9.45 (BBQ Chicken, Pork, Beef, Ham, Hamburger, or Turkey Sandwiches. &KRLFHRIWZRÂż[LQVJDUGHQVDODGVODZ tater salad, home fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or baked beans)

Homemade Pies

Lemon or Pecan ..................... 4.80 Hershey Bar ............................ 5.45 Carrot Cake ............................. 5.45 Coconut Cake .......................... 5.45

BBQ Plates

We also sell Whole Pies and Coconut Cake!

Onion Rings ........................... 3.90 Smoked Ham (lettuce, tomato & mayo) ..................................................... 6.35 Home Fries (fresh cut taters) ... 3.60 with cheese ................................ 7.95 Regular or Sweet Potato Smoked Turkey (lettuce, tomato & mayo) Small Garden Salad .............. 4.70 ..................................................... 6.35 (Come Back, Ranch, or Raspberry with cheese ................................ 7.95 Vinaigrette) Hamburger ............................. 4.75 Chef Salad ............................. 12.55 (lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, pickles & onion) with cheese ....... 5.99 (topped with cheddar and swiss cheese, boiled egg, smoked chicken or Double Hamburger ............... 5.99 smoked ham & turkey, with a choice with cheese ................................. 7.99 of Come Back, Ranch or Raspberry Po-Boys your choice of Pork, Chicken, Vinaigrette) Beef, Ham or Turkey (lettuce, tomato, PD\R 5XIĂ&#x20AC;HV) .......................... 10.45 Tater Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked with cheese ............................... 11.99 Beans, BBQ Sauce: single - 2.45, 1/2 pint - 3.25, pint - 5.45, Grilled Cheese ........................ 4.15 1/2 gallon - 18.50, gallon - 32.95 extra cheese ................................ 1.40

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Party Packs Serves 10 Adults .................. 49.85 (2lb. pork or beef or 2 whole chickens; 2 pints beans, 2 pints slaw & 6 slices of Texas toast or 10 buns) 1/2 Party Pack ....................... 26.15 Rib Party Pack (serves 4) ....... 57.35 (2 slabs ribs, 1 pint beans, 1 pint slaw, 1 pint potato salad, 4 slices of Texas toast)

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Breakfast

Grilled Cheese  s B.L.T. 3.99 Breakfast Biscuit 1.99 Choose Bacon, Patty Sausage, Smoked Sausage or Turkey Bacon Add cheese .50 Add egg .75

Bodega-Eatery

Good Food-Good Vibes-Good People Mon-Thur 7A.M -10P.M Fri & Sat 7A.M-12A.M Sunday 11A.M-7P.M

Sandwiches

Bag of Zappâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and a pickle on the side 1.5 Roach Street Roast 7 Pearl Street Pollo 7 Notorious P.I.G 7 Twizted Tuna 7

Early Birds Only

Breakfast served 7:30 - 10:30 A.M

The Mom & Pop 4.5 Deluxe Mom & Pop 6 Seeing Double 8 Potato Hash 4 as entrĂŠe 2 as side Add jalapeĂąos .50 Add hoop cheese .50

Specials

Nacho Forest 8 Bayou Banger 9

Drinks

Sweet Tea 2 Mamas Punch 3 Sodas .99

We also serve beer!

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Texas Toast Breakfast Sandwich 4.19 Choose Bacon, Patty Sausage, Smoked Sausage or Turkey Bacon Full Breakfast 4.99 2 Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Choice of Meat, Biscuit or Toast Add .50 each for cheese grits or cheese eggs Choose Bacon, Patty Sausage, Smoked Sausage or Turkey Bacon

Chicken & Waffle 8.99

A la carte

Biscuit or Toast  s 2 Eggs 1.75 Side Grits  s Extra Breakfast Meat 1.50 Juices  s Coffee s Bottled Water 1.25 20 oz Soda 2.19

Daily Lunch Specials $9.00 Includes entree , 2 sides, bread

Monday 2ED "EANS  2ICE s Tuesday Smothered Pork Chop Wednesday Baked Chicken Thursday #HOPPED 3TEAK  GRAVY s Friday Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Fresh Vegetable Sides Collard Greens, Green Beans, Black-eyed Peas, Yams, French Fries, Fried Okra, Green Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw Additional sides 1.99  VEGGIE PLATE WCORNBREAD  s  VEGGIE PLATE W CORNBREAD 

Catfish, Chicken Tenders, Wings

CATFISH 1 side  s 2 sides 9.89 CHICKEN TENDERS 1 side  s 2 sides 7.99 FRIED WINGS 1 side  s 2 Sides 8:49

Burgers & Po-Boys with Fries

1/3 lb. Hamburger (5.3 oz.) 7.99 2/3 lb. Double Hamburger  OZ  "URGER ADD ONS #HEESE  s "ACON  'RILLED ONIONS 

Catfish Po-boy  s Shrimp Po-boy 8.99 Chicken Poâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; boy  s Philly Cheese Steak 7.99 Downtown Club  s Smoked Ham 4.99 Roasted Turkey 4.99

Salads

Garden  s Chef  s Grilled or Fried Chicken  Grilled Catfish  s Popcorn Shrimp 9.89

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Appetizers

Scotch Egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5 "USBEJUJPOBM$FMUJDTUBQMF "MMPXNJO  Irish Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Chicken & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 Fish & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Fried Cheese Balls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos . . $6 Fried Dill Slices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 Grilled Sausage & Cheese Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Slider Basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Corned Beef Slider Basket . . . . . . . . . . $7 Basket Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Okra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 Basket Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3

Salads

House Salad -BSHF. . . . . . . . . . . $8 "EEBHSJMMFEDIJDLFOCSFBTU . . . . . . . . $3 Chef Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Caesar Salad -BSHF . . . . . . . . . . $7 "EEBHSJMMFEDIJDLFOCSFBTU . . . . . . . . $3

Entrees

Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Corned Beef & Cabbage . . . . . . . . $10 Grilled Tilapia Plate . . . . . . . . . . .$9 Grilled Chicken Plate . . . . . . . . . .$9

Irish Boxties

Reuben Boxty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie Boxty . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Veggie Boxty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Grilled Tilapia Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9

Burgers

Pub Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Mushroom Swiss Burger . . . . . . . . $9 Chilli Cheese Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Bleu Cheese & Bacon Burger . . . . . . . . $9 Fried Egg Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Western Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Scotch Egg Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie Burger . . . . . . . . . .$10 Reuben Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10

Sandwiches

Chicken & Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Buffalo Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Hawaiian Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pub Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Bookmaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Blackened Tilapia Sandwich . . . . . . . . $9 Reuben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Portabella Sandwich. . . . . . . . . . . . . $10

Desserts

Irish Bread Pudding . . . . . . . . . $5 Dirty Ice Cream Sandwich . . . . . . . . $6

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Appetizers HUMMUS TRIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 FALAFEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25 DOLMADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 FETA CHEESE PLATE . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75 MUSHROOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.35 PITADILLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.95 CUCUMBERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.65 ARTICHOKE HEARTS . . . . . . . . . . 6.25 PITA MOZZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45 PITA FETA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45 PITA JACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45

Pita Wraps

GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.45 CHICKEN GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.75 SOUVLAKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 THE BLUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 PEPPERJACK GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75 SMOKED TURKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.45 THE ALMOST FAMOUS . . . . . . . . 8.45 FALAFEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 GRILLED CHICKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75 CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 BLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 MAGIC MUSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 PHILLY CHEESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.85 TUNA MELT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 STEAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.99 VEGGIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 BBQ FETA GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.75

Salads

GREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.95 JR GREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.35 TOSSED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.49 ARTICHOKE HEARTS . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 GRILLED CHICKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 GYRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.95 TUNA SALAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.95

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SMALL PLATES

Appetizers Fried Pickles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Chips and Queso . . . . . . . . . . . .8 ISH Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ISH Crawtails . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Breakfast ISH Breakfast Platter . . . . . . 10

Salads, Wraps, Burgers, & More ISH Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISH Wraps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISH Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beef Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISH Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10 10 12 12 13

EntrĂŠes ISH Tilapia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fish Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shrimp and Grits . . . . . . . . . . Shrimp Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISH Pasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISH Pork Chop . . . . . . . . . . . . ISH Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12 13 13 14 15 16 18

Side Items Broccoli, Braised Spinach, . . . . 6 Green Beans, Yellow Rice, Mini Corn Cobs, Red Potatoes, Side Salad French Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Desserts Lemon Pie, Peach Cobbler, . . .7 Brownie, Pecan Pie Vanilla Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . .5

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HOMEMADE CHEESE BALLS 10 ONION STRINGS 6 CRAB CLAWS MKT PRICE CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOM 14 CHICKEN STRIPS 12 SALMON BALLS 12 WING PLATTER 12 DEVILED EGGS 6 FRIED SHRIMP BASKET 24 CATFISH & GRITS 16 CATFISH PLATTER 15 CRAB CAKE 18 SHRIMP TOAST 14

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ENTREES HOUSE SPECIAL 22 JOHNNY T'S BURGER 12 TURKEY BURGER 10 CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA 15 SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA 16 CAJUN CHICI(EN PASTA 15 SHRIMP 16 GRILLED CHICKEN W/ RICE 16 GRILLED SHRIMP W/ RICE 20 ATLANTIC SEAFOOD PLATTER 33 SHRIMP & GRITS 16

SIDES 4 '3*&4t48&&5105"50'3*&4 4"65²&%41*/"$)t4&"40/&%3*$& )"3*$057&354t45&".&%#30$$0-* VEGETABLE MEDLEY CRAWFISH CREAM SAUCE

BLUE PLATE LUNCH $12 MONDAY - FRIDAY 1 1 AM- 2 PM MONDAY Flash Fried Chicken | Spaghetti TUESDAY New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Turkey Necks WEDNESDAY Flash Fried Chicken Angus Chop Steak w/Gravy THURSDAY Free Range Baked Chicken Pork Loin (grilled or fried) FRIDAY Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish Meatloaf

Plus, get maps, phone numbers, social media feeds and much more!

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t the corner of West and Beatty streets, with tall downtown buildings looming nearby, sits Beatty Street Grocery. Go inside at lunchtime Monday through Saturday, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a line of people ranging from construction workers to state legislators ready to order a legendary Beatty Burger or a fried bologna sandwich. Owner Mary Harden says that former Gov. William Winter is a longtime supporter. And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one of many. For 75 years, Beatty Street has been serving the Jackson area and shows no sign of ever leaving. Hardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family has owned Beatty Street since 1940. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My grandfather (Mack Baldwin), had a handshake agreement when he purchased Beatty Street in 1940,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a corner grocery store here, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure of the history before that. My grandparents started delivering groceries in this area.â&#x20AC;? She says that around the 1960s, they started getting meat from Jackson Packing, where the Pilot Travel Center on Gallatin Street is now, and began serving sandwiches. It evolved from there. Little has changed at Beatty Street except that it is now known more as a restaurant than an actual grocery store. Old-timey lunch counters have replaced

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master’s degree in biology, and she received her doctorate in microbiology from Indiana University’s school of medicine in 2010. She did post doctoral study at Emory University in Atlanta from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, Taylor returned to Mississippi, working as a microbiologist at a catfish farm in Greenville. After losing her job in July of that year, she moved to Jackson that August. While in graduate school at JSU, Taylor began selling her old clothes on eBay in 2004. After she began to have success, she decided to keep selling clothes as a side business. She opened her storefront on Ridgewood Road in December 2013. She says that when she first started, she had about 60 items total, and sold out of half on the first day. Taylor’s store carries contemporary fashion, from brands such as BeBe, and the boutique has sizes 0 to 24. She says she

tries to keep the prices reasonable, and only has a few pieces over $40, though they’re no more than $50. “I saw what the median income was, and I was like, ‘Why would I put these prices at $85 or $90?’” she says. “… You’re getting good quality for a good price. … You have to know your price points and have to know your market.” When Taylor first began research, she says Mississippi’s obesity statistics came up, which is the reason she carries plus sizes. She says she wants plus-sized women to feel good about themselves. “I have pieces where you don’t have to feel insecure,” Taylor says. “You don’t have feel like, ‘Because I’m plus-sized, I can’t look sexy, or I can’t look cute.’” Modacé Boutique (5846 Ridgewood Road, 601.345.1704) is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, find the store on Facebook.

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What do you see as your role in Maroon 5? Well, simply put, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the keyboard playerslash-background singer. I think in the very beginning of Maroon 5, keyboards were a big part. I think of â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Loveâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Morning,â&#x20AC;? so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been a big part. Now, since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in the band (for) five years, keyboards have become a huge part of the sound (again). When you think of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moves Like Jaggerâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Payphone,â&#x20AC;? piano is kind of at the forefront of the band. I think my role is as important as everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. You know, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a band.

How do you balance your solo career and your work with Maroon 5? It helped a lot when Adam got â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Voice.â&#x20AC;? It allows us all to have some side projects going because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time he has to be on set and has to be there. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of perfect because when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m putting out a record, promoting that, Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Voice.â&#x20AC;? Then, when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take a break from promoting a solo thing, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Maroon to put out a record or go on the road. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually sort of a system that works for everybody.

PJ Morton performs for Night of Musical Artistry at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601.292.7121). Tickets are $35. For more information, call the Mississippi Jazz Foundation at 601.594.2314.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the next step for you? I want to make the studio album of my career. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m focused on right now. I think the music industry is in a weird climate where people need something refreshing and original. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much of the same thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening, you know. So I really want to get down and focus the rest of the year â&#x20AC;Ś in the studio. The plan is to be on a bunch of festivals next summer in between Maroon tours. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do South America in February and March, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the spring and summer to get on festivals, put out new songs and hopefully have a new album by next year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the plan. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work out like I have it in my head, but that is the plan!

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Mississippi Food Network CEO Charles Beady said the group delivered 20.4 million pounds of food to Mississippians last year.

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he Mississippi Food Network’s two warehouses, which cover a combined 80,000 square feet on Beatty Street, are in constant motion, akin to a “beehive,” as Charles Beady, MFN’s chief executive officer, describes it. Pallets line the walls, and huge shelves hold the millions of pounds of food the organization gets daily. Last year, MFN delivered 20.4 million pounds of food to Mississippians who lost their jobs, seniors without transportation to the grocery store, employed workers that don’t earn enough money each month for groceries, and many more food-insecure families. Those within a 50- to 100-mile radius are able to pick up food at the MFN warehouse, while those living as far away as Iuka, Miss., can receive food at one of the organization’s drop-off points. “As a nonprofit, we rely heavily on food and monetary donations. Food drives are extremely helpful,” Beady says. “We get assistance from some of the local television stations. Natural disasters and economic downturns present great times of need.” Hunger affects people regardless of demographics. Feeding America reports that Mississippi ranks as one of the lowest states for re56

sources to deal with hunger and food insecurity. A large percentage of its citizens suffer from hunger in some form. Feeding America reports that 600,000 Mississippians suffer from food insecurity. Children account for the largest percentage of that total with 225,000.

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the network relies upon generous companies, individuals and the Feeding America organization for some monetary and food donations. “We struggle to keep up with the demand, but we’re doing the best we can,” Beady says. “Just to give you an example, an organization in Cook County, Illinois, of comparative size has a fleet of trucks and a $30.7-million budget to serve 600,000 people in need of food. Mississippi has 600,000 food-insecure homes, and we have four trucks and a budget of $3.5 million. Given those challenges, I think people would be surprised by what we do, the complexity of our operation. We deliver through 415 agencies each week, so trucks are crisscrossing the state constantly.” Despite those difficulties, Beady, who returned to Mississippi from the Virgin Islands in 2014, says people often ask him and his wife, Helen Glenn-Beady, why they chose to return to Mississippi. “I tell them that we’re prayer warriors,” he says. “We never prayed for a particular job, but we prayed for the one with my name on it. This one has my name on it.” For more information on the Mississippi Food Network (440 Beatty St., 601.353.7286), visit msfoodnet.org. boomjackson.com


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see how they could serve the homeless population there. Those meetings marked the beginning of nonprofit organization Why Not Now? in 2011. In their first week, the Hopkinses brought a car full of backpacks containing personal-hygiene items and 100 sack lunches. They decided to expand their service in the following weeks, holding a potluck for the homeless after church every Sunday. They purchased food, brought leftovers and cooked meals for the homeless who live in Smith Park. Why Not Now? does more than just feed the homeless, though. The organization uses its Facebook page to make donation requests and post about the specific needs of

homeless individuals, whether that means clothes or even employment. Why Not Now? also pays out-of-pocket for many of its supplies, and relies on Jacksonians for donations ranging from things such as hot-dog buns to a size-15 work boot. Occasionally, The Hopkins will simply ask for prayers for a certain homeless person. “If someone needs help on a resume, or you know just whatever they need, they tell us their problem, and we do our best to help them with that problem or guide them to another organization which can help them,” Hopkins says. “The service I do is as rewarding to me as it is to them.” For more information, visit whynotnowms.org or find Why Not Now? on Facebook.

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et’s all admit that one of our favorite places to go in Jackson is N.U.T.S. You aren’t likely to find many better places around town where you can buy cool stuff dirt cheap while still helping families. But what happens when you donate to the organization? HISTORY: The Good Samaritan Center (114 Millsaps Ave., 601.355.6276) began in 1972 under the direction of seven churches in Jackson. It now includes the main office in Jackson and a branch in Laurel. Its mission is to create a network of emergency assistance and referral, and it tries to make long-term differences by responding to short-term emergencies.

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n interaction with a homeless man in Fondren changed Matt Hopkins’ life. “My wife (Tara) and I were visiting a Fondren church, and we saw a homeless man on the bench outside of Quiznos,” he says. “… We stopped and talked to him, and we were surprised. He didn’t ask me for anything. He didn’t ask me for money. He just said, ‘Hey man, can I have a glass of water?’ From that moment on, my wife and I knew that there was a need in Jackson for (the) love of people, and that’s basically what we started doing.” On Sundays after church each week, the couple would go to a small, brick pavilion in the center of Smith Park to

When you purchase items like furniture from N.U.T.S. in Jackson, the money helps people in need through the Good Samaritan Center. such as its food pantry, its traveler’s aid program, which is for non-local families who are stranded in the Jackson area, and medicine for those who can’t afford their prescriptions.

WHEN YOU DONATE CLOTHES AND OTHER ITEMS: You help families in need. The clothing program is the center’s only non-emergency program open to anyone who needs help. A family can receive help twice a year. Donated food goes to the food pantry, which helps families who are in the process of applying for food stamps or have a food emergency. It helps clients with however many meals they need. You can also help disadvantaged families by donating school supplies, paint and many other household items. DETAILS: The Good Samaritan Center is open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. N.U.T.S. is open Wednesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit goodsamaritancenter.org. 57


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Ben Minnifield, chief innovation officer for the LeMont Scott Group, also want the IHC to introduce JROTC cadets to careers in the health field, with a focus on inspiring confidence and building character and leadership skills. The collaboration has been going on for two years, but Willis has IMANI KHAYYAM

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known for much longer how much the youth of JPS can benefit from what JROTC has to teach the students. Willis, 58, served in the U.S. Army for 25 years before retiring from service in 2004. He received a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in sociology in 1979 from Alcorn State University and received a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in education from Chicago State University in 1989. Minnifield graduated from Tougaloo Col-

lege in with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in political science and a minor in economics. He founded the LeMont Scott Group in 2009 along with fatherand-daughter team Corbett Scott and Dr. Tanya Scott. He is also a civilian of influence for the U.S. Army, in which he focuses on creating and implementing strategic science, technology, engineering and math initiatives that target underrepresented communities, especially minorities. One major goal of Willis and Minnifieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project is for 100 percent of JPS JROTC students involved in the IHC to be accepted into an institution of higher learning after high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our main focus is on bridging the opportunity gap,â&#x20AC;? Willis says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found that in my years with JROTC that we have no shortage of talent, aspiration or potential among students at JPS, but we do have a shortage of opportunities. The LeMont Scott Group and our other partners are working to create an experience to give students the practical exposure they desperately need.â&#x20AC;? At Jackson State University, IHC students take part in the Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, designed to reinforce academic skill in chemistry to create interest in STEM-focused academic careers. At Mississippi State University, IHC conducts a residential engineering-focused STEM camp during the summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started LeMont Scott to connect communities of color with both academic and career-oriented opportunities, especially in health care and education consulting,â&#x20AC;? Minnifield says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an honor to serve alongside the JPS JROTC to develop these initiatives for Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students.â&#x20AC;?

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bout an hour outside of Jackson, past dishes ranging from a pasta jambalaya to The 1920s has a rooftop shaped like an actual coffee pot. Located on South First Street, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s said to miles and miles factories and farms, Junction, which has comfort food such as lasagna have been one of the first fast-food restaurants sits the city of Brookhaven. While it and spaghetti and meatballs. After lunch, make your way over to Jan- in the South. Now closed, it has become an atseems like a fairly standard city, as you wander further in, you will discover that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got its ieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastry Shop and Bakery (206 S. Whit- traction that not many outside of Brookhaven worth Ave., Brookhaven, 601.833.4321), which know about. own character. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home to the Mississippi Find time to visit the Mississippi School School of the Arts, where many of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up- opened in 1956. It has treats including homeof the Arts (308 W. Cherokee St., Brookhaven, made donuts, pastries and cupcakes. Janieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and-coming young creatives attend high school. 601.823.1300), which is on the campus of the old also serves lunch food such as chicken on a Start your day in Brookhaven with a stop Whitworth Female College. The campus is filled at Dudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hot Biscuits (924 Highway 51 N., stick and hot sandwiches. with a mix of beautiful old buildings from the After leaving Janieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, take a spin around Brookhaven, 601.835.1716). This breakfast original campus and joint has a small sign the new nine-floor on top, so locals may dorms for the School have to point you to of the Arts. its location right off After seeing all the highway. The the manmade beaufood is never disapty in Brookhaven, pointing, with bistake a trip to Lake cuit dishes such as Lincoln State biscuits and gravy, Park (2573 Sunset or the sausage, egg Road NE., Wesson, and cheese biscuit. 601.643.9044), just After break20 minutes east in fast, head south on the small commu51, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pass nity of Wesson. A the local hospitals local fishing desin Brookhaven that tination, Lake Linserve the small comcoln offers a variety munities around of ways to enjoy Lincoln County. As the outdoors, with you drive, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll disc golf, campcome to downtown ing, cabin rentals, Brookhaven, a picplaygrounds and a turesque small-town beach area. area centered around A trip to really the old Union Sta5IFSBJMSPBEĂ&#x17E;STUDBNFUISPVHI#SPPLIBWFOJO XIJDIBMMPXFEUIFDJUZUPHSPXJOTJ[F anywhere in Missistion. The current BOEQPQVMBSJUZ/PX JUnTXIFSFNBOZZPVOH.JTTJTTJQQJDSFBUJWFTHPUPMFBSOUIFJSDSBGU sippi isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t complete train station, Godwithout finding at bold Transportaleast one barbecue tion Center (440 N. Railroad Ave., Brookhaven), is located in the Brookhaven to see the antebellum homes. Most joint. Try dinner at Magnolia Blues BBQ of the old plantation-style houses in the city are Company (505 W. Monticello St., 601.990.2366). townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old power plant and was finished in 2011. Brookhaven gained most of its population around Natchez Avenue and South Jackson Try the barbecue nachos with a choice of pork, after the railroad came through the town in 1858. Street. While most of the buildings have been chicken or beef, and caramelized onions, jalapDowntown has since transformed from an old newly renovated, these were once the homes enos, cheddar, pepperjack cheese and barbecue of business and plantation owners, and farmers sauce; and Magnolia Tacos with pulled pork and railroad town to an area full of small fashion bouslaw. If you want to catch a football game while from Brookhaven. tiques, antique shops and local restaurants. youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there, the restaurant plays all big games One quick yet worthwhile stop on the If you like Italian food with southern flair, drive around town is The Coffee Pot. A hidden on its large-screen TVs, and every Saturday, it try lunch at the Pasta Junction (103 S. Railroad has 75-cent wings. Ave., Brookhaven, 601.990.2229), which has treasure in downtown, this building from the 60

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MJB Live Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). Mary J. Blige, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Queen of R&B,â&#x20AC;? performs in conjunction with Xperience Jxn Entertainment. $48-$81; call 800.745.3000 (tickets) or 678.322.8098 (information); ticketmaster.com.

Galactic Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The New Orleans funk bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album is entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into the Deep.â&#x20AC;? Yo Mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Fat Booty Band also performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $3 surcharge for patrons under 21; call 601.292.7121; email arden@ ardenland.net; ardenland.net.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMAâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 11, 5 p.m., at Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). Roberta Kaplan signs books. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $27.95 book; call 601.366.7619; email info@ lemuriabooks.com; lemuriabooks.com.

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Mistletoe Marketplace Preview Gala: A Carnival Ball Nov. 4, 7-11 p.m., at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). In the Mistletoe Special Events Pavilion. Includes food from Fresh Cut Catering and Floral, live and silent auctions, music from The Krackerjacks and a preview of products for sale at Mistletoe Marketplace. Black tie optional. $100 (includes admission to Mistletoe Marketplace Nov. 5-7); call 601.948.2357; mistletoemarketplace.com.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shrek the Musicalâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7, 2 p.m., Nov. 11-13, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, 2 p.m., at Belhaven University Center for the Arts (835 Riverside Drive). In Blackbox Theatre. The musical is based on the popular Dreamworks animation series about an ogreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship with a princess. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. $10, $5 seniors and students, free for Belhaven students, employees and their immediate family members; call 601.965.7026; belhaven.edu.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wine in the Wildernessâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 10 a.m., Nov. 13-14, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, 3 p.m., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). At McCoy Auditorium. MADDRAMA presents the drama set during the 1964 New York riots. $10, $5 seniors and students, $7 per person in groups of 20 or more; call 601.979.5956; jsums.edu/speechcomm.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Nov. 15, 3 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The symphonic pop band from Omaha, Neb. has been performing since 1974. Enjoy holiday music along with multimedia effects. $25 and up; call 888.502.2929; jacksonbroadway.com.

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35th Annual Squat & Gobble Nov. 19, 6 p.m., at Old Capitol Inn (226 N. State St.). Friends for a Cause hosts the annual party to raise funds for domestic violence BOETFYUSBGĂ&#x17E;DLJOHQSFWFOUJPO Includes turkey calling and dance contests, a silent auction and music from Dr. Zarrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amazing Funk Monster. Admission TBA; call 601.955.1677; friendsforacause.com.

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Metro Jackson Heart Walk Nov. 7, 8-11 a.m., at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). Events begin at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Includes a three-mile walk and a one-mile survivor route. Fundraising encouraged; call 601.359.3114; metrojacksonheartwalk.org.

Riverview Book Expo Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). In UIFSFIFBSTBMIBMM Ă&#x17E;STUĂ&#x;PPS(FU access to new titles and upcoming books, and meet seasoned and up-and-coming authors. $5 general admission, $7 early bird (entry at 9 a.m.), $12 special edition (entry at 9 a.m. and tote bag), free for ages 10 and under with a paid adult (limit of two children free per adult) ; call 601.260.9322; riverviewbookexpo.com.

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Opening Reception for Keep Building Jackson Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The exhibit formerly known as LEGO Jackson is in the main galleries. Meet artist Scott Crawford, enjoy holiday cookies from Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery and see the latest LEGO creations honoring the city of Jackson. Free; call 601.960.1557.

Millsaps Arts & Lecture Seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Looking In: My Journey to the Kitchen Dec. 8, 7 p.m., at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Chef Tom Ramsey shares how his love of food led him from the corporate world to the culinary arts. $10, $5 students; call 601.974.1130; millsaps.edu/conted.

8 Shape Note Singing Workshop Dec. 2, 6:308:30 p.m., at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). At the Museum Lodge in Small Town Mississippi. Learn to sing American folk hymns in four-part harmony. Free; call 601.953.1094; email derstinetodd@ yahoo.com; christianharmony.org.

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Chimneyville Crafts Festival Dec. 3, 7-10 p.m., Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Shop for holiday gifts from more than 150 juried members. The preview party is Dec. 3 and the festival is Dec. 4-5. $60 Dec. 3, $10 Dec. 4-5; call 601.856.7546; craftsmensguildofms.org.

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Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour Dec. 4, 4:30-8:30 p.m., at downtown Jackson. Enjoy holiday decorations, music, refreshments and exhibits at the Eudora Welty House, Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, the Manship House Museum and the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Free; call 601.576.6800; mdah.state.ms.us.

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Historic Christmas at The Oaks Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Oaks House Museum (823 N. Jefferson St.). Enjoy traditional Christmas carols from St. Brigidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and light refreshments. Free; call 601.353.9339; email oakshousemuseum@comcast.net; theoakshousemuseum.org.

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Soulabration 2015 Dec. 26, 7 p.m., at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). Performers include Willie Clayton, T.K. Soul, Shirley Brown, Calvin Richardson, Big Pokey Bear and a special guest. Doors open at 6 p.m. $25, $45 reserved tables; call 678.322.8098; ticketmaster.com.

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The Pig & Pint (3139 N. State St., 601.326.6070, pigandpint.com) This is my new favorite barbecue spot.

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Surin of Thailand (3000 Old Canton Road, 601.981, 3205, surinofthailand.com) I love its Thai noodle dishes for lunch.

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Deep South Pops (1800 N. State St., 601.398.2174, deepsouthpops.com) It has good pops and decent hours.

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Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave., 601.376.9404, offbeat jxn.com) I get inspiration from music and vinyl cover art.

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Walker’s Drive-In (3016 N. State St., 601.982.2633, walkersdrivein.com) The sweet potato fries are to die for.

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