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LeFleur East is home to some of Jackson’s best shopping and dining hotspots—with more on the horizon. It’s also the perfect place to call home with some of the Jackson Area’s most sought after neighborhoods and properties. Whether you live or work in LE, nearby—or are looking for a place to call home—get to know LeFleur East and help the LeFleur East Foundation make the most of our wonderful supercommunity.

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LE Newsletter July 2016

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

July 29-30 All Day
Mississippi Tax-Free Weekend Sale
Shop our stores for big end-of-summer sales, plus pay no sales tax on select items!
Highland Village

July 29-30  All Day
Clay Creations
Create your child’s hand print and footprint in clay while shopping our tax-free weekend sale!
Nursery Rhymes

 July 31 5:15pm
In-Store Boot Camp with Sean Cupit
lululemon athletica

 July 30 All Day
Bi-Annual Tent Sale
Save big on all your favorite gear for back-to-school!
Buffalo Peak outfitters

 Happening Now
What To Wear Now
Shop our ‘What To Wear Now’ Collection with fabrics and colors for right now and a little later.
And, don’t miss our up to 70% off Annual Summer Sale!
J.McLaughlin

Going on now!
Semi-Annual Handbag Clearance Sale
Save on a large selection of handbags 50% off!
Turkoyz

August 5 5pm-8pm
Yappy Hour
Join us for half-price Pints, pizza specials and doggie treats benefiting CARA!
Whole Foods Market

August 11 12pm-6pm
Mississippi Blood Services Blood Drive
Whole Foods Market

 Register now for Event September 5
The Salvation Army Kettle Bell Run
Join our partner, The Salvation Army, for the annual 5K & 10K run
benefiting the Emergency Assistance Program for women and children!
salvationarmyjackson.org

Buffalo Peak Featured in July 7th issue of Clarion Ledger

Buffalo Peak Outfitters in Highland Village recently announced the opening of its Chaco store-within-a-store and distinction as the first US retailer selected to house the new retail display.

Check out the story with photos on clarionledger.com: http://on.thec-l.com/29kDJWj


MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME

BancorpSouth Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Scheduled for July 29-30th
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the 54th induction class with a special weekend July 29th-30th. The inductees will be formally enshrined Saturday, July 30th at the Jackson Convention Center at 105. E. Pascagoula. The reception begins at 5:30pm with the program starting at 7:00pm.

Members of the Class of 2016 are Sean Brewer, a recent inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame and a Millsaps standout; Kay James, long-time winningest women’s basketball coach in USM history; Willie Heidelburg, the first African-American to play football at a Division 1 University and went on to be a successful coach; Jackie Sherrill, successful Head Coach at several universities including Pittsburgh, Texas A&M and Mississippi State; Larry Smith, considered by many to be the greatest basketball player in Alcorn State’s proud hoop history and successful 13 year NBA career and Wesley Walls, another member of the College Football Hall of Fame who was an outstanding tight end and defensive end for Ole Miss and 5 times selected All-Pro in his 15 year career.

Additional activities for the Weekend include the Drawdown Of Champions event ($50 per person) on Friday, July 29th beginning at 6:30pm and a Meet The Inductees event (normal Museum ticket price) on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00-11:30am. Both events will be held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at 1152 Lakeland Drive.

For additional information on the weekend’s activities, visit www.msfame.com. For ticket information, call 601-982-8264 or 800-280-FAME (3263) or email generalinfo@msfame.com. All purchases are tax deductible and 100% of your ticket cost supports our facility, which has never received any taxpayer funds to operate since opening on July 4, 1996

 


EYE PROTECTION TIPS

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EyeCare Professionals Offers Tips for Summertime Eye Protection
We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but the experts at EyeCare Professionals believe it’s just as important to protect your eyes – particularly during the sunny summer months. According to Dr. Kirk Jeffreys, Dr. Mark Kosko and Dr. Tina Sorey, summertime means more time spent outdoors – and exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. Sunlight reflected off sand and water can cause photokeratitis, the condition responsible for snow blindness, so beach- and pool-goers take note.

It’s important to start wearing proper eye protection at an early age to protect your eyes from years of ultraviolet (UV) exposure. UV radiation can damage the eye’s surface tissues as well as the cornea and lens, but According to a national Sun Safety Survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, many people are unaware of these dangers. In fact, only about half of people who wear sunglasses say they check the UV rating before buying.

The good news is that you can easily protect yourself. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the following:

• Wear sunglasses labeled “100% UV protection”: Use only glasses that block both UV-A and UV-B rays and that are labeled either UV400 or 100% UV protection. Choose wraparound styles so that the sun’s rays can’t enter from the side. If you wear UV-blocking contact lenses, you’ll still need sunglasses.
• Wear a hat along with your sunglasses; broad-brimmed hats are best.
• Remember the kids: It’s best to keep children out of direct sunlight during the middle of the day. Make sure they wear sunglasses and hats whenever they are in the sun.
• Know that clouds don’t block UV light: The sun’s rays can pass through haze and clouds. Sun damage to the eyes can occur any time of year, not just in summer.
• Be extra careful in UV-intense conditions: Sunlight is strongest mid-day to early afternoon, at higher altitudes, and when reflected off of water, ice or snow.

By embracing these simple tips you and your family can enjoy the summer sun safely while protecting your vision. For more information, contact EyeCare Processionals at 601-366-1085 or visit www.eyecare4ms.com.
Now go have fun!


 THE DISTRICT

Construction of the Residence Inn at The District at Eastover nearing completion, with the hotel slated for opening mid-August.

Whatever brings you to Mississippi’s Capital City, the Residence Inn by Marriott located in the heart of The District at Eastover will soon be a comfortable home-away-from-home.

Featuring 95 spacious suites with separate sleeping and living areas, this Residence Inn is the most modern prototype in the country. Each suite features a sitting area, business desk with ergonomic chair, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Other perks include a hot breakfast buffet, complimentary evening socials, swimming pool, exercise facility, outdoor patio with fireplace, comfortable gathering places, meeting rooms, a business center and on-site laundry.

But the best feature is immediate, walking-distance access to dining, shopping and entertainment options next door at The District at Eastover.

The Residence Inn at The District at Eastover is managed by InterMountain Management LLC, one of North America’s largest hotel management and development companies. InterMountain Management, LLC specializes in the select-service and extended-stay hotel segments.


Where is LeFleur East Exactly?

LE is easy to describe to friends and neighbors. Basically, it’s the area along I-55 from LeFleur’s Bluff State Park to Canton Mart Road, all the way back to the Pearl River. If you’re within those borders, chances are you’re in LeFleur East. So spread the word about Fondren’s neighbor to the east! Forward this email to friends & neighbors and encourage them to patronize our many great retailers, restaurants and more!


Join The Conversation on Nextdoor

If you’re not familiar with Nextdoor, now’s the time to check it out. Nextdoor is a social media and sharing platform designed exclusively for neighborhoods where neighbors can…

  • Facilitate neighborhood watch activities
  • Ask & answer neighbors’ questions
  • Post items for sale (or FREE items!)
  • Put the word out about lost or found pets
  • Share interesting information and much more

Interested? Simply visit Nextdoor to enter your address and sign up for your FREE account. You can also download their smartphone app form the Apple App Store or Google Play.

LE’s website features an area map that corresponds with Nextdoor, and the Foundation is now working with Nextdoor to correct and refine its neighborhood designations. So watch this space for more information as we receive it.


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