New airport restaurants delayed

October 02, 2014

The openings of four new planned restaurants at Pensacola International Airport that were scheduled for in October will be delayed until late December or January. ”January is the worst case scenario, we would like to open in December,” said Jason Jarrar, vice president of operations at OHM Group, the St. Louis-based company that won the new 10-year concession contract.

via New airport restaurants delayed.

Santa Rosa reports record-breaking tourism

October 02, 2014

Santa Rosa County is reporting record-breaking bed tax revenues this fiscal year thanks to a booming summer tourism season, according to a news release from the county. Revenue is currently $1.61 million 11 months into this fiscal year compared with a total revenue of $1.33 million for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which was previously the highest recorded.

via Santa Rosa reports record-breaking tourism.

Historic Orange Beach building to be torn down – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 01, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Back in about 2001 Margaret Long says her efforts to save the old Orange Beach Hotel on Canal Road were successful. This time around not even the town historian’s efforts can save the 1923 structure. Long said the city first bought the property in 2001 for $1.2 million to make Waterfront Park. Long said she and others lobbied to keep the old hotel and were successful.

via Historic Orange Beach building to be torn down – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach fishing group, Wolf Bay Lodge to supply food for cancer kids fish fry – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 01, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — This year when the Camp-Rap-A-Hope kids fished with the Orange Beach Fishing Association (OBFA) not one fish could be kept for their annual family day-fish fry. But according to Tom Steber, manager of Zeke’s Marina, the OBFA, Zeke’s, and Wolf Bay Lodge will donate 350 pounds of swai fish so the fish fry will go on.

via Orange Beach fishing group, Wolf Bay Lodge to supply food for cancer kids fish fry – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

See birds up close at the fall bird banding session at Fort Morgan | AL.com

October 01, 2014

Bird banding sessions have been held at Fort Morgan State Historic Site for the past 30 years in the spring and fall to give people a chance to see the birds up close and personal and possibly even hold one to let it go. This year’s fall event held Oct. 4-12 will be the last one with the recent passing of the event’s founder Bob Sargent.

via See birds up close at the fall bird banding session at Fort Morgan | AL.com.

Haven Animal Shelter to hold adoption events during October for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month | AL.com

October 01, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama — To help celebrate October which is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, The Haven will be showcasing man’s best friend at two adoption events during the month. The Haven will be at Pet Supermarket in Daphne from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4. The Haven will also be at the usual second Saturday of the month location of PetSmart in the Eastern Shore Shopping Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11.

via Haven Animal Shelter to hold adoption events during October for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month | AL.com.

Two Rabid Raccoons Found in Foley

October 01, 2014

Seeing a raccoon can be pretty rare, unless you are Brian Trivett. “The wife seen one and I’ve seen one.” He says lately it’s pretty common in his neighborhood. “Basically I didn’t realize they were so big. The wife told me she’s seen a couple of them and the woman on the corner right opposite where I live has now got a a trap out trying to catch em.”


via Two Rabid Raccoons Found in Foley.

Zaxby’s offers Baldwin County residents free food in October

October 01, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – Zaxby’s is jump starting the month of October with all treats and no tricks. The restaurant chain is bringing back, “Repeat Days” Customer Appreciation Day in Baldwin County. Four Zaxby’s locations in Baldwin County will provide customers who make purchases on Wednesday, October 1st with a color coded receipt good for the same order free of charge once between October 6th through the 19th.

via Zaxby’s offers Baldwin County residents free food in October.

Four-year-old tests positive for meth, 4 drug arrests made

October 01, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies said a welfare concern investigation found a 4-year-old child with meth in its system, and put four adults behind bars. Authorities said they were called to 15737 Highway 98 Lot E for the tip, which said there was a possible meth lab at the location. They said the residents, Eric and Amanda Wells, granted consent fo rthe search. Officials said they found a recently active meth lab.

via Four-year-old tests positive for meth, 4 drug arrests made.

Orange Beach art gallery will have to be rebuilt, director says – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 30, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL – According to the September newsletter from the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, the old two-story building that housed a hotel before Canal Road was built will have to come down because of structural issues. ”Plans are being made for a new gallery facility which will honor the history of the old building, but feature a new, highly functional and beautiful art space,” Desiree Blackwell, director of the center wrote in the newsletter.

via Orange Beach art gallery will have to be rebuilt, director says – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

A Southern breakfast: Grits, gravy and guns; Elberta restaurant owner carries 9mm as he serves food | AL.com

September 30, 2014

ELBERTA, Alabama — When Doug Stewart is working, a 9mm handgun is in a holster at his waist. But Stewart, 59, isn’t a law enforcement officer or a security guard. The former Army sergeant spends about five hours a day at the restaurant he owns serving folks coffee, grits, omelets and his cook’s specialty — pecan french toast.

via A Southern breakfast: Grits, gravy and guns; Elberta restaurant owner carries 9mm as he serves food | AL.com.

New State Park Lodge Update

September 30, 2014

Nature has reclaimed a two mile stretch of beach property that once was home to the Gulf State Park Hotel and Convention Center. Ten years after Hurricane Ivan destroyed it there are still signs of what once was.


via New State Park Lodge Update.

Seashore to reveal details on ferry service

September 30, 2014

In preparation for launching a Pensacola Bay ferry service in May 2017, Gulf Islands National Seashore is inviting park users and the public to an open house to review its proposed plans for land-based services at Fort Pickens. The informal open house is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naval Live Oak Seashore headquarters in Gulf Breeze at 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway.

via Seashore to reveal details on ferry service.

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