A Tribute to Timothy Burke

Written by Lauren McElwain     About a year ago, I was working with a group to clean up and beautify downtown Tupelo at Ten for Tupelo.  It’s a vivid memory for me because it was pouring down rain that day. But nevertheless, we all decided to do the job we had come to do….

Tupelo Smiles Gives Back

For Drs. Richard Caron and John Kenney, community matters. Tupelo Smiles has been a mainstay in the Tupelo community for over 20 years, providing dental care for kids, teens, adults, seniors and families. Tupelo Smiles prides itself on making their patients feel welcome and comfortable all while receiving quality dental care. But in 2017, the…

The Beauty in Bravery

Written by Bethany Ramsey   What makes someone brave? Wouldn’t it be fair to say that it’s someone who posesses or exhibits courage? I believe that there is outrageous beauty in bravery. Often what causes us to be brave is anything but beautiful. An illness or disease, a frightening new season of life, obstacles we…

Angel with a Flashing Blue Halo

Written by Timothy Burke Thanksgiving is a time for being thankful for everything. Even the little things. Being thankful for even the bad times. My experience for giving thanks this holiday was for a very special man in blue! These brave and dedicated souls do not receive the credit they deserve. It is my hope…

Invitation Magazine and Tupelo Bloggers: A Partnership

Written by Lauren McElwain and Emily Welly The Glossies! That’s what my husband and I call the beautiful, local magazine publications that are available to showcase all that is unique, fun and appealing in North Mississippi. Invitation Tupelo and Invitation Oxford are highly respected glossies around here. I always get excited when I see a…

Alissa LaVergne (Radio City Music Hall Rockette)

Written by Lauren McElwain “Sorry I missed your call.  I was on the phone with a Rockette.”  …what I said to my friend who beeped in during my phone interview with Alissa LaVergne.  Ha!  I don’t believe I have ever said that before!  LaVergne, a native of Groves, TX is living in NYC working as…

Larry Kemp, COO of KEMP & SONS General Services

Written by Lauren McElwain On Saturday, June 24, the Pernell McPhee & Friends Football Camp will host more than 100 kids at Tupelo Christian Prep.   It will be an opportunity for young football players to learn about succeeding on and off the field. This year’s keynote speaker is Larry Kemp, COO of KEMP &…

See Ya Later, Mississippi

Written by Kourtney Roe Foreword by Bethany Ramsey The Roe family isn’t from Mississippi. Their roots go back to Kentucky, yet they found a home here among the magnolia trees, sweet tea, and hospitable people. We are so sad to see a great family leave our community, but listen to what she has to say…

Nicole Marquez

Written by Nicole Marquez I’ve always believed that everyone has something very special about them. I’ve always believed that I had a little something special about me. The thing is, I’ve never really known what my “special” was and I haven’t bothered to try figuring it out…but I know it’s there. From an early age,…