Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St.) has teamed up with electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors to provide Tesla Destination Charging, a service that provides free connectors that charge Tesla Model S electric cars in minutes instead of hours. Photo courtesy Fairview Inn
Stylist Patty Watson is resurrecting the spirit of Tangle Boutique and Salon in Fondren and following late owner Brian Brower's vision with the recently opened D'Tangled.
Watson moved to Jackson from Miami about a year ago to help with Tangle after Brower passed away in summer 2013, having known Brower and his business partner, Mark Pang, for more than 25 years. When Pang decided to close down the business a month ago, Watson asked to take it over in order to keep Brower's dream alive.
"Brian was an amazing stylist and friend," Watson said. "Everyone loved him, and I wanted to do what I could to keep his memory alive in this salon. I want to keep this place artsy and fun, and have it be an eclectic type of salon."
Watson opened the newly christened D'Tangled two weeks ago with the help of retailer Patricia Morrison, Watson's business partner and co-owner of the renamed salon and boutique. The salon remains in the same location (607 Duling Ave.).
D'Tangled is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The shop is closed on Sundays. D'Tangled works by appointment, though walk-ins are welcome. For information or to make an appointment, call 601-927-8920.
SAVE Receives Grant from Allstate Foundation
Students Against Violence Everywhere, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing and preventing violence in schools and communities, recently received a $75,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation to sponsor a teen safe-driving and youth safety campaign, which 20 of its chapters across Mississippi lead.
As part of the grant, each of the Mississippi chapters received free SAVE affiliation and $1,000 mini grants for teen safe-driving activities, educational materials, ongoing support and technical assistance for SAVE's youth safety efforts, as well as opportunities to partner with local Allstate agents to further the cause.
Seventeen schools across Mississippi received grants, and SAVE is still accepting applications for four remaining grants in the state. Interested schools and community groups can submit an application at www.nationalsave.org.
Local Dillard's Donate to Ronald McDonald House
On Thursday, March 26, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi received a check for $16,000 from four Mississippi Dillard's locations. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a place to stay for families with hospitalized children who are receiving treatment at local hospitals.
Dillard's raised funds from the sale of the "Southern Living Holiday Cookbook" during the 2014 holiday season at the Ridgeland, Meridian, Hattiesburg and Vicksburg stores. Each year, all proceeds from the sale of the popular annual cookbook, which retails for $10 at Dillard's and $29.95 elsewhere, go to Ronald McDonald House. Dillard's has raised $6 million for Ronald McDonald House over the years.
Dillard's manager George Tanner presented the check to Ronald McDonald House Charities Executive Director Ruth Ann Allen in a ceremony at the Dillard's location in Northpark Mall in Ridgeland. Other Dillard's, Ronald McDonald House and Northpark Mall executives were in attendance.
"We've worked closely with Ruth Allen for the fundraiser for years," Tanner said. "I'm glad that we're able to keep the money from the sale of the cookbooks and the donations here in Mississippi to help those in the state who need it most: the children and families and the local hospitals. We tour the Jackson Ronald McDonald House ever year and see what a benefit it is to the community and how it touches the lives of the families who stay there."
Fairview Installs Electric Car Charge Stations
Fairview Inn (734 Fairview St.) has teamed up with electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors to provide Tesla Destination Charging, a service that provides free connectors that charge Tesla Model S electric cars in minutes instead of hours.
Tesla places Supercharger stations at strategic locations to minimize stops during long distance travel. Locations include local restaurants, shopping centers and WiFi hot spots. Each station contains multiple Superchargers.
Fairview Inn has installed two 80A Tesla wall connectors. Guests can use the charge stations for free and non-guests can charge for $15. For more information, call Fairview Inn at 888-948-1908.