In the middle of a stormy summer afternoon, artist Gretchen Armbruster stood in her brightly lit studio on Covington's N. Columbia Street, showing one of her students a technique for a beach scene he was painting.
Hugs and Hogs
We're all familiar with the old adage, borrowed from an ancient African proverb, that says it takes a village to raise a child. Typically, that refers to relatives, teachers, coaches, youth organization leaders and anyone else in the community who positively contributes to a child's development. But what about kids who need more than enrichment? What about kids who have suffered unspeakable abuse?
Worth A Drive: Ocean Springs
When friend and local hotel owner Lisa Condrey Ward told me about her nephew's hotels in Ocean Springs, I welcomed the chance for a weekend getaway to the coast during the shutdown.
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