Southern Miss graduate Lindsey Pellittieri sits in her tiny corner of the world in Gulu,Uganda. There have been many life changes since she moved from the Hub City to this rural village halfway across the globe, about 8,000 miles, give or take, and eight hours ahead of local time.
It’s been a long time since she’s connected with the Hattiesburg area.
But in this Northern Region village she’s learned not only about her own strengths, but the strength of Ugandan women and others around the world.
The seed was planted some time ago, but has started to blossom.
Antoine Anthony is originally from New Orleans, La., where he began his career in the food industry at age 16. After gaining experience at the “garde manger” section at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas, Anthony went on to work as a chef’s assistant at “The Grape.” After moving to Hattiesburg in 2000, Anthony has served as executive chef at Canebrake Golf Club and Cotton Blues. Now serving as executive chef at the Hattiesburg Country Club, he creates a personalized dining experience for members and their guests.
On a chilly spring day, three of the regular “Food with Friends” friends missed our fourth friend, brought along another friend, and met up with an old friend for a fabulous dining extravaganza at Hattiesburg Country Club.
Have I lost you yet?
When I arrived at the Front Street studio of Hattiesburg Ballroom and Beyond on a Thursday evening, donning my dancing shoes and a case of the new student jitters, there wasn’t a single corner for this Baby to hide in.
She’s a single woman and a local attorney. He’s a blonde-haired, 17-month-old little boy who likes to climb on the furniture and loves a good book about tractors.
Their story is an unlikely one, but one that was written in the stars.
Two years ago, Hattiesburg attorney Elizabeth Porter was focused on her growing private practice and her work as a public defender for Forrest County.
She had already spent two years working as an assistant district attorney and despite having achieved much in her young career, Porter still longed for something more.
Rock ’n’ Roll has grown into an intergenerational entity. Since its birth from the hybrid strains of Country & Western and Rhythm & Blues, it grows the most when rebelling against the previous mixture of alleles. However, now Rock ’n’ Roll is entering another phase of singer/ songwriters to push it along the genetic line.
Study: The more time you spend with mom, the longer she’ll live.
Like many of you, I don’t talk to my mother as often as I should.
However, a recent study circulating on the Internet says we all better step up our game.
According to the study, “loneliness is a significant factor in the decline of quality of life in older adults, including risk of depression, cognitive impairment and health problems like coronary artery disease, and may even lead to an earlier death.”
Cody Morse, 28, hails from Perry County, but headed to the Hub City once his persona grew larger than life. Morse is a bartender at The Porter Pub in downtown by trade, a trendsetter by nature. He enjoys guest-hosting Tuesday night trivia at The Porter, dressed to the nines. A member of Hattiesburlesque and a friend to all, Morse enjoys promoting Hattiesburg and hopes to make it a lil more glittery. Morse says he has a beautiful family of friends and enjoys dancing, sewing, and just being out in the Pine Belt.
What is your idea of happiness?
There are many faces and facets to Rachelle Fortenberry Steinhauer of Hattiesburg. She’s an actress, director, crafter, crocheter, attorney, wife, mother, daughter – and the list goes on.
And on any given day, there’s a chance she wears several of those hats.
While Valerie Cagle’s vocation was once hospital administration (she spent 12 years working at the cancer center), her love of the unique has become an avocation and vocation all neatly packaged together.
That has resulted in her newest venture, The Longleaf Market, located on Hwy. 589 south of Sumrall, not quite six miles from Hwy. 98 in West Hattiesburg.
Cagle said she enjoys the business set up in what she describes as “the rural hills at the edge of a pasture.”
“Some have described it as an escape and very peaceful,” she said.