One year, each Sunday my friends and I would try a new restaurant for lunch. Jackson has a special charm and so many restaurants and businesses to support, with new ones popping up every time I blink, it seems!
Even in the face of a global pandemic and transitioning to working from home, the Jackson Free Press has continually sought to provide responsible, vital reporting online and in print and to showcase the people who make Jackson and Mississippi a wonderful home.
I hope you are able to spread your wings into the crisp looming fall breeze and take time to enjoy your weekend. Here’s my top picks to get you started!
Please take time to rest this weekend. I’m elated to start you off on your quest to relax with my event picks for this upcoming week!
"A big passion of mine is making short films, which encompasses writing, directing and editing—and I love every step."
"What are you toiling, tilling, replanting or uprooting during this season? I care ask you, can you stand the rain? (shoutout to New Edition)"
There are many events happening in the Capitol City that we can enjoy with one another despite these uncertain times. Please get some sun and breathe in some fresh air. Take some time to gaze at the heavens and laugh until your sides hurt.
Working as a transcript evaluator for Mississippi College since 1998, Denise Mummert has had plenty of opportunities to sample some of the many locally owned restaurants the Jackson metro has to offer.
Unpack your bell-bottoms and halter-tops and disco your way through this list of six fun, old-school things to do with your kids in these final days of summer vacation.
We made it to the weekend, and I know you’re looking for ways to enjoy summer with family and friends while remaining safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Good news: You’re right where you should be!
Rain or shine, there are many safe virtual and outside events happening in the city, so take some time to fill up on sunshine and love. Please stay safe and hydrated.
I have been lucky enough to live in several areas in central Mississippi, and I have found some of the coolest places to hang out in your off time to be right here in the Jackson metro.
"I hope you can share an event from this list and maybe use it to spark a conversation, learn more about one another or maybe even set the foundation for new ideas and new platforms with new voices to emerge."
"Although I was a natural storyteller, I never knew I wanted to write until I applied for Southern Miss' student-run newspaper, The Student Printz. Since then, I've wanted my life to contain some form of writing, whether that be fiction or some type of journalistic pursuit."
I pray that we all take time to remember our collective history and learn more from it and each other despite our background, race, religion, or creed. This is how we truly manifest power to the people!