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FRF Welcomes 2011 Board of Directors

FRF Welcomes 2011 Board of Directors

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation has announced their newly elected board of directors. This group will guide the work of FRF during the coming year. Kathy Clem will serve as president, Derek Alley as vice president, Bill Scruggs as secretary, and Joe Wise as treasurer. Board members at large are Meredith Aldridge, Tom Fortner, Allison Fisackerly, […]

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Education Key to A+ Cups Coffee Experience

Education Key to A+ Cups Coffee Experience

Meet Shawn Rogers, master roaster for Cups, An Espresso Cafe. Now, ask him anything you want to know about coffee. He’s not scrambling for an answer. Something tells us this guy roasts in his sleep. From the growing process to the final cup, Rogers has it down, but says he’s still learning. The 14 year […]

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Babalu Donates to Stewpot

Babalu Donates to Stewpot

A brand new restaurant in Fondren opened its doors last month to rave reviews – and opened its wallet to charity. Babalu Tacos & Tapas recently donated their first day’s net profits to two local charities, Stewpot Ministries and Friends of Children’s Hospital. Co-owner Bill Latham said the company has done this with restaurant openings […]

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Found Here: More Ways to Say Fondren

Found Here: More Ways to Say Fondren

We continue to show you ways to do business in Fondren and thank our Find It in Fondren advertisers. These are the folks who make Fondren Jackson’s hippest neighborhood! At Rainbow Co-op & Fair Trade Green, the rule is shop fair, shop conscious, shop local, and shop green. Rainbow is Jackson’s answer to Whole Foods […]

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Still Finding Fondren!

Still Finding Fondren!

When we think of Fondren, we think of these great Find It In Fondren sponsors, the ones who make this Jackson’s hippest neighborhood! Whether for one of the area’s best burgers, blue plates, salads or red beans and rice, Rooster’s is a popular spot to dine and enjoy the atmosphere of Fondren. With house made […]

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More Ways to Find Fondren!

More Ways to Find Fondren!

In our five part post-Christmas series, we take time to reintroduce you to the folks who make Fondren fabulous! These are our advertisers, and the folks we hope you will think of doing business with  when you are in the neighborhood. Custom Optical is located in the Woodland Hills Shopping Center near Brent’s. Trish Hammons, […]

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Fondren People to Know: Yosef Ali

Fondren People to Know: Yosef Ali

Is it wise to open a restaurant on little to no experience in a town you barely know? If you ask restaurateur Yosef Ali, the short answer is yes. Leaving Ethiopia in 1994 to play soccer at college, ali says his venture into the food industry was almost by accident. Coming to the United States […]

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Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Congratulations and an early Christmas gift are in order for Charles Gomer, a Fondren resident who “found Fonzy” and won the Fondren Renaissance Foundation’s holiday giveaway! FRF Consultant Jim Wilkirson said the winning entrant spotted Fonzy at Kolb’s Cleaners and logged on to Fondren.org. When he reported the reindeer’s location, he was registered to win […]

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Staying Power Keeps Bookseller in Fondren

Staying Power Keeps Bookseller in Fondren

In film and literature, Lemuria is a lost continent. In Fondren, Lemuria is found, and indeed a “find” – a unique 35 year old treasure. The once “counter culture” bookseller is now facing an uprising again, this time stemming the tide against technology. Sixty year old John Evans is the Jackson revolutionary at the helm, […]

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