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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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Watts Urges Common Sense, Cooperation

Watts Urges Common Sense, Cooperation

There’s good news again from The Jackson Police Department about crime statistics in Fondren. Commander Wendall Watts at last night’s Community Oriented Policing Services’ monthly meeting said numbers are down for the twelve month period. Watts said the actual number is around a 10% decrease and double last year’s same time period figures. The commander […]

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Service With a Smile! Meet Eleanor Baxter

Service With a Smile! Meet Eleanor Baxter

Her favorite color is yellow. We only mention it because it paints the perfect picture of her sunny personality. She is Eleanor Baxter, the bright, bubbly presence beaming at you from behind the breakfast counter at Brent’s Soda Fountain in Fondren. The 21 year old Belhaven student lights up a room with her “what can […]

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C.O.P.S. Gives Neighborhood a Voice

C.O.P.S. Gives Neighborhood a Voice

COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) will meet tonight in Fondren in their regularly monthly meeting. The group meets at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 5:30pm. Representatives from the Jackson Police and Fire Department will be on hand along with City officials to discuss recent projects and upcoming plans. The meetings are generally around an hour but […]

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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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St. James Hosting Labyrinth Walks

St. James Hosting Labyrinth Walks

St. James Church invites you to celebrate the Lenten season with their Labyrinth walks, now through April 22. During these sessions, a canvas labyrinth walk will be available in Oakridge Hall on the St. James campus for quiet, meditative walks. If desired, participants may choose prayer prompts and reflective questions related to the Lenten Book […]

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Responsible Decisions: Why Fondren Matters

Responsible Decisions: Why Fondren Matters

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the great content you’ll see in the Find It In Fondren™ Spring/Summer Visitor’s and Newcomer’s Guide, coming out next week! Thanks, Terry! If I had to define responsible living, I would say it is living in a way where your decisions have character and integrity. It is understanding that […]

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New ‘Guide’ Print Version Coming Soon!

New ‘Guide’ Print Version Coming Soon!

After many late nights, large coffees from Cups and Sneaky Beans, and an ‘all-nighter,’ the Find It In Fondren™ Spring and Summer Visitor’s and Newcomer’s Guide has gone to print! Growing from 32 to 40 pages this edition, the publication highlights the people, businesses, arts, music, and events that happen in Jackson’s Hippest Neighborhood™. Independently […]

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Niemi Says Faith Inspires Work

Niemi Says Faith Inspires Work

Find It In Fondren™ had the honor of meeting with Bruce Niemi yesterday. The internationally acclaimed sculptor is in town for an artist’s reception tonight at circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING in Fondren.  We sat down with the Kenosha, Wisconsin man to learn about his work and inspiration. So a Northerner, huh? Yes, Northern Illinois born […]

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