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Many thanks to our Being Belhaven 100, Being Belhaven Gold and Being Belhaven contributors. Being Belhaven 100 members give $1000, Being Belhaven Gold members give $500 and Being Belhaven members give $300 to the Foundation annually. Click here to see a list of our generous supporters.
Mississippi Community Symphonic Band concert May 26 at 6:00 pm. The concert will include performances by ‘dem Trombones, the Gazebo Band and the Jazz Band. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy this free concert in the park.
State Street Barbeque will be selling barbeque at the event. They will be selling a pulled pork sandwich, chips and coleslaw for $8 for the adults and a pulled pork slider with chips for $5 for kids. Soft drinks and bottled water will be available for $1.
This event is generously sponsored by Jane Anna and Bryan Barksdale.
The Being Belhaven Arts Series at Belhaven Park features programs of music, theatre and art in the restored Belhaven Park on Poplar Boulevard. All events are free because of the generous support of our sponsors. The Being Belhaven Arts Series is funded in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Jones, Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson Law Firm, Jerry Johnson and Louisa Dixon, Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings Law Firm, Beverly and Bill Painter, Jane Anna and Bryan Barksdale, Carol Taff Keifer's Restaurant and Fenian’s Pub.
The City of Jackson is expediting the process required by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) for repairing damage to historic homes due to the recent hail storms. Contractors can obtain a permit without going through the HPC if property owners complete and have notorized the compliance agreement form. Click HERE to download the form. This form requires no fee. The contractor may then present the notorized form to the City Building Permit Department. Questions? Contact Akili Kelly, HPC officer, at 601-960-1900.
Keep in mind, too, that more than $5,000 in repairs MAY result in eligibility for historic tax credits since Belhaven and Belhaven Heights are on the National Register.
Art for the Park was Thursday, May 16, at the Fairview Inn. Thanks to all who came to this event to support Laurel Street Park. Click here for more information.
Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2013 is August 10! Click here for forms and more information about the festival.
The Historic Belhaven neighborhood has joined the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you missed the recent workshop concerning the National Register of Historic Places, click here to get the basic information provided by Todd Sanders of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Fortification Street Project:
As you are making plans to eat out or to shop, please remember to support businesses in Greater Belhaven as much as possible during the construction project. Click here to read about the Groundbreaking Ceremony in June 2012.
New Stage Theatre presents: Hairspray. Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan.
May 28-June 9, 2013. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 601-948-3531 or online at www.newstagetheatre.com.
Greater Belhaven – A Different Perspective: Karen Bryant, of Your City Prints, worked with the Greater Belhaven Foundation office to develop this colorful, cool map of words that is the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood. Go to www.yourcityprints.com to check it out and order a print.
The Landmark/Baptist Construction Project: Construction is Underway!
The $45 million, mixed use development will include retail space, medical offices, townhomes and a parking garage. It is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete. Click here to see renderings of the Project. Click here to see the development under construction.
For more information about Baptist's Events and Seminars, go to www.mbhs.org.
Have you read The Help? This New York Times Bestseller has put a spotlight on Jackson and Greater Belhaven and Book Club members from across the nation are traveling here to tour the sights mentioned in Kathryn Stockett’s book, which is being made into a movie. We are taking this opportunity to promote our City and neighborhood in a positive way by offering a tour brochure that discusses Greater Belhaven locations in a present day context. Our neighborhood is the home of some of the main characters and points all around Greater Belhaven are mentioned throughout the book. Take a tour of our lovely neighborhood and see the locations where events unfold within its pages. Click here to download the tour brochure. There is a driving map that accompanies the points of interest.
The Market is open for business! The Mississippi Farmers Market and The Greater Belhaven Market have come together to combine the dynamics of Jackson’s two largest inner city Farmers Markets at one location where they offer customers a one stop shop for the freshest, high quality Mississippi produced products. The MS Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Market is open on Saturdays.
Click here to find out more about the Farmers Market.
Belhaven Park is a Winner - Again!
The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation and the City of Jackson recently received the Mississippi Main Street Association award for Best Public/Private Project for the Renovation of Belhaven Park on Poplar Boulevard. Accepting the award were Ward 7 Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon and Virgi Lindsay, Foundation Executive Director. The Foundation raise nearly $300,000 for improvements to the Park, with the City providing additional fencing, a water fountain, considerable site work and ongoing maintenance to the park. The park has become a neighborhood gathering place and is the site of regular outdoor movies and will be the venue of the Greater Belhaven Performing Arts Series to be announced this fall.
The Eudora Welty Education and Vistors Center is now open to the public. The Visitors Center is located next door to the Welty House, at 1109 Pinehurst Street. For ticket information call 601-353-7762 or email email@example.com.
Greater Belhaven Land Use Plan - please click on the "Our Future" circle above to see this exciting plan!
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