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JSU Taking Ownership of Stadium July 1

JSU Taking Ownership of Stadium July 1

The Jackson State University Tigers will officially call Fondren home soon, at least on Saturdays during football season. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour signed a bill into law last week giving JSU ownership of the 61 year old facility off State Street. The bill takes effect July 1. Mississippi’s only urban university, located in West Jackson, […]

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Jazz Night Hits All the Right Notes

Jazz Night Hits All the Right Notes

There are many reasons why I love Fondren. An unexpected good time definitely tops the list. After a crazy work week, my husband and I both found our calendars free on Friday night. And although we got a late start, we eventually made our way to circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING for Jazz Night. To say […]

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Holman Wins 2011 Doo Dah Blue Car Giveaway!

Holman Wins 2011 Doo Dah Blue Car Giveaway!

Blair E. Batson congratulates Phillip Holman of Jackson! He’s the lucky winner of the 2011 Patty Peck Honda Doo Dah Day Blue Car Gveaway. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great fundraiser for our children at Batson! As you may have heard, tickets were available for $25 each to raise money for Blair […]

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McKey Art Chosen for Zippity Doo Dah

McKey Art Chosen for Zippity Doo Dah

Artist Richard McKey has been chosen as the commemorative artist for this year’s Zippity Doo Dah event, this weekend in Fondren. McKey’s piece was created for the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, the recipients of fundraising efforts from the weekend. The artwork is described as a “moving piece that reflects the spirit of Fondren while […]

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Spring/Summer Guide Hot Off Presses!

Spring/Summer Guide Hot Off Presses!

There’s a new kid in town: the Find It In Fondren™ Spring/Summer Visitor’s and Newcomer’s Guide! The 40 page publication is the essential Fondren information source for the people, places, food, recreation, shopping and arts of Jackson’s Hippest Neighborhood™. Published semi-annually, Find It In Fondren™ was born out of the need for a “tourism publication” […]

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South African Educators Tour Jackson

South African Educators Tour Jackson

A group from South Africa got the “Fondren treatment” this weekend as they explored Jackson aboard the Fondren Express for a historical tour. Selena Swartfager of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education said the dozen participants were here as part of an exchange program of sorts, learning how the U.S. offers economic education to teachers […]

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Of Modems, Majorettes, and Music

Of Modems, Majorettes, and Music

Pianist George Winston is a different sort of soul. His friend Janet Schriver says he’s from another planet. If that planet is where musical genius is born, book yourself a flight. Better yet, come out to circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING tonight or tomorrow night. The Grammy winning pianist plays two shows in Fondren this weekend […]

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Park Getting Closer and Closer…

Park Getting Closer and Closer…

This is a  message from Wes Harp, architect and west Fondren resident, regarding Fondren Park: This has been an exciting couple of weeks at the park. We are getting very close to the finish and wanted to pass along some good news and ask for little more help. First, thanks to everyone who volunteered with the playground […]

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Take a Peek Inside: Swell & Soma Revamp!

Take a Peek Inside: Swell & Soma Revamp!

[smooth=id:20;] Congratulations to Ron Chane and his staff at Swell and Soma! After receiving an $8,000 grant from Jackson’s Office of Economic Development, the store has a new screen print shop, and overall, a new look. The addition will be used to print Chane’s ever popular Jackson and Oxford tees, moving them from the downstairs […]

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Queen Announces Zippity Doo Dah Event

Queen Announces Zippity Doo Dah Event

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation is proud to announce the first annual Zippity Doo Dah® Parade Weekend in Fondren for the benefit of Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Fondren.

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