Songwriter Session at the Link Center

Written by Bob Swanson All songwriters start somewhere. In my case, I started writing children’s songs about weather in my early 30s. While I have yet to have a Top 40 hit, I’ve managed to entertain thousands of kids during my “Singing Weatherman” performances (www.storminswanson.com). On Saturday, August 11, aspiring songwriters from Northeast Mississippi will…

5 Things to know about Down on Main

Written by Reagan Pepper   Whether you’re a first-timer or you’ve attended all nine years (that’s right, we’re celebrating 10 years this summer!), the Tupelo Main Street office invites you to come out and party with us at this year’s Down on Main. Down on Main is one of Downtown Tupelo’s favorite events, because who…

ElvisFest Fashion!

Tupelo friends and Elvis fans who are going to the Elvis Festival events…we have one question for you!  What are you wearing?? Tupelo bloggers, Lauren and Anne have some ideas for you.  Check out some of their festival friendly ensembles and feel inspired to create your own fashion-forward look for a rocking good time at…

Written by Susannah Pace “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” These are the words that greet you as you enter the Joyner Discovery Garden.  Many thanks to Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Mary Thomas for their efforts in the origination of Joyner’s Discovery Garden…

Oh, the places we’ll go…

Tupelo family tours the state one summer reading program at a time. This summer, the Swansons of Tupelo are setting off across Mississippi on a tour of local libraries and science museums. Bob, the dad (sometimes known as “The Singing Weathermanî) has designed a show packed with music, meteorology, astronomy and geography. They have 24…

What’s new at Midnite Pottery??

Midnite pottery has added a fun new area to the studio space. They are now offering creative workshops! These are booked monthly and will offer lots of different avenues of art. It is a great venue to book private parties, team building, girls night out. The possibilities are endless! The space is decorated in a…

Downtown Tupelo welcomes ARCY!

What do a National Park, a Major League Baseball Team’s bus, The Smithsonian Institute and SOON TUPELO have in common? They all have one-of-a-kind pieces painted by the talented muralist ARCY. Help us welcome ARCY to Downtown Tupelo on Saturday, June 9, as he puts on a live demonstration by painting a stunning mural on…

Lettuce Get Excited About Kids Harvesting Their Own School Produce!!

Written by Donna Loden On a beautiful spring-turning-into-summer day, Joyner Elementary second graders waited expectantly, and a bit impatiently, in the Discovery Garden. For weeks they had watched the lettuce they had planted, slowly and then quickly, shoot up through the damp, dark earth… green-purply leaves unfurling to reach toward the sun. Like firefighters on…

Dance Like the Stars: A letter from Albine Bennett

Dear friends of North Mississippi, When asked to dance and fundraise for the Boys and Girls Club at the annual “Dance Like The Stars” event, I was immediately honored. Not only because of the proven reputation and leadership of the Boys and Club, but also because of my personal desire to help secure a hopeful…