Entries by Jim Albritton (596)

Friday
May192017

Hawaii | Zipline Through History at Camp Maui

Mix a bit of history with your zipline adventure a Camp Maui. The site, temporary home to 9,000 Marines awaiting deployment in WWII, is now home to the North Shore Zipline Company. Soar through the trees Costa Rican-style at this beautiful site in Haiku, just 25 minutes from the Kahului airport. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Friday
May192017

Driving Zion National Park | From East Gate to Visitor's Center

You don't have to board a tourmobile or hike to Observation Point to see the beauty of Zion National Park. The drive from its east gate to its visitor's center along Utah's Highway 9 is spectacular. Here's the 30 minute journey compressed to just a bit more than four minutes. | Produced by Jim Albritton 

Thursday
May182017

Hawaii | Seeing Molokai by Helicopter 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The best way to see Molokai, Hawaii's largely untouched island is by Maui-based helicopter. Most round-trip flights last about, cost a couple of hundred dollars or more and feature bird's-eye views of the world's tallest sea cliffs, beautiful waterfalls and Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef.  Visit Maui, but make sure to see Molokai. 

Tuesday
Apr252017

'Over the Edge' Reaches New Heights for Friends of Children's Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | In just its second year, Over the Edge with Friends of Children's Hospital, sponsored by Trustmark National Bank, brought in more than $190,000 for the nonprofit that raises money to support Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Those who raised a $1,000 or more for Friends of Children's Hospital earned the opportunity to rappel down the 14-story Trustmark corporate office building in downtown Jackson.

Tuesday
Apr252017

Outdoor Expo | Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

The Ross Barnett Reservoir hosts the Outdoor Expo presented by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, April 29 and 30, at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland. The free two-day event, held along side the BassMaster Elite Series pro bass fishing tournament is kid friendly, featuring an archery range, a casting competition, fishing demonstrations, wildlife exhibits and great entertainment, plus arts, crafts and food. Spend the day by the water and the night shopping and dining in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Saturday
Apr222017

The Southern Institute of Faux Finishing | It's Mississippi Cool

The Southern Institute of Faux Finishing in Brandon brings hassle-free furniture refurbishing to central Mississippi. With stores in Jackson and Ridgeland and a store and training center in Brandon, they exclusively offer Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and how-to courses that teach ways to use it. | Produced by Jim Albritton 

Monday
Apr032017

Fleet Feet's Run Now, Wine Later 5K | It's Mississippi Cool 

Fleet Feet's Run Now, Wine Later 5K draws hundreds of runners and walkers to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The third annual event, a benefit for Alzheimer's Mississippi, kicks off the Sante South Wine Festival. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Monday
Apr032017

Ridgeland OBO Tandem Rally | It's Mississippi Cool

Produced by Jim Albritton | Tandem cyclists from across the country gathered in Mississippi for the third annual Ridgeland OBO Tandem Rally. The multi-day event includes routes along the Natchez Trace and Ross Barnett Reservoir in central Mississippi.

Monday
Apr032017

Sunset Concert Series at Lake Shore Park

The Sunset Concert Series at the Ross Barnett Reservoir's Lake Shore Park in Brandon, Mississippi is a tradition in the making. Jay Herrington and Seth Thomas kicked-off the concert series on March 23, 2017. The concerts continue every other Thursday through June 1. Admission is $5 per vehicle or $1 per walk-in. The Sunset Concert Series is sponsored by Crawfish King.   

Thursday
Mar232017

Make it Like Beckham | Mississippi Jeweler Creates What He Sells

From creating one-of-a-kind originals to redesigning precious heirlooms, Brian Beckham knows jewelry. His Jackson, Mississippi shop--Beckham Custom Jewelry Co.--is both showcase and studio for the jewelry he creates. | http://beckhamjewelry.com

Thursday
Mar232017

Mississippi Miracles Radiothon Raises Record Amount for Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | The 16th Annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon raised a record $504, 360 for Batson Children's Hospital. The radiothon is the nation's largest, bringing together 10 Radio People stations from Vicksburg, Jackson and Meridian.

Monday
Feb202017

LurnyD's Grille | It's Mississippi Cool 

Produced by Jim Albritton | LurnyD's Grille, one of Mississippi's first food trucks, continues to please crowds with gourmet burgers like the Goober, Sunrise, Pimento Cheese and French Onion Dip. | http://mississippi.cool 

Friday
Feb172017

It's Mississippi Cool 

Our new website, Mississippi.Cool, is now online.

Visit often for cool stories about the Magnolia State. 

Sunday
Feb122017

Run 4 Rotary | It's Mississippi Cool

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club's third annual Run 4 Rotary at Renaissance in Ridgeland celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation while benefitting worthy charities.  

Saturday
Jan282017

The Feather Cow Opening Soon at the Reservoir

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Feathered Cow, a Jackson, Mississippi chicken and burger restaurant is set to open a second location on the Rankin County side of the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon.