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Snakes: Are you fascinated or repelled by them?

By Patricia Drackett Director of the Crosby Arboretum It’s a frequent question whether I’m leading a tour, or just showing a single person around the ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Mini-Market brings blueberry growers

The sun was shining as locals wandered the mini blueberry market held on June 13, the date the annual Blueberry Jubilee was originally scheduled. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Things are heating up in the south pitcher plant bog

By Patricia Drackett Director of the Crosby Arboretum A few days ago, grounds manager Terry Johnson announced that the seedpods on the longleaf milkweed were ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Fruit and book giveaway brings smiles to faces

Kids were happy to receive bottles of bubbles and Dr. Seuss books at the Picayune Early Head Start on Rosa Street Thursday afternoon. Early Head ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Giving animals a second life

A stuffed bobcat hangs from the ceiling of Bunny Lane Taxidermy’s studio, waiting for its wings. Tina the stuffed bunny is silhouetted in the window, ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

The Crosby Arboretum: Now open for business

By Patricia Drackett Director of the Crosby Arboretum The Arboretum’s long-awaited day has finally arrived! As of Wednesday, June 3, our public garden is again ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Returning to the Pulpit

With Governor Tate Reeves’ guidance to churches on offering in-person services, some local houses of worship are beginning to hold in-person services again, but for ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Now is the time to prepare for monarch butterflies next spring

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture The Crosby Arboretum’s pollinator garden has been developing ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Seven women sew and give away 1,000 masks

A team of seven women in Pearl River County have sewn and given away 1,000 facemasks to anyone who needs one. The Velveteen Rabbits, a ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

For the love of art and acting

Walkers don’t phase her, neither does having 366,000 Instagram followers, speaking in front of thousands at Comic-Con or being scanned so her likeness can be ... Read more

3 months ago by Cathy Cook.

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