ORANGE BEACH, AL – Veteran Gulf Coast entertainer Elaine Petty has been visiting Belgium for the past few months and doing shows over there. She’s back stateside for a short visit before returning and on Aug. 27 teamed up with old bandmates Rhonda Hart and Doug Habbena to bring the Smokin’ Elvises back to life.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Rough surf and red flag conditions greeted vacationers who came to Alabama’s beaches on Friday, extending the three-day Labor Day weekend to four for many.
Weather may play a role in this weekend festivities but for folks that are on their way down here or already here, it really doesn’t matter. Let the games begin. The Labor Day weekend is officially underway. ”It’s nice to be out of town on vacation,” says Karen Lively from Columbus, GA., “and off of work.”
via Labor Day Underway at Baldwin Beaches.
LOXLEY, Ala. (WPMI) Gulf Coast beaches are expected to be packed with tourists this Labor Day weekend and this is the second big event for the Baldwin Beach Express. The hope was that it would make travel quicker and easier to get to the coast. The only problem is a lot of vacationers don’t even know it’s there.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has two seven week old Bengal tigers that they have recently started allowing the public to play with in what they call “encounters.” The white tiger is Leonardo, and the orange one is Raphael. The Bengal is one of five species of tigers, all of which are critically endangered.
via Gulf Coast Zoo gets young Bengal tigers | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – Looking to add some character to a mixed-use neighborhood tucked just off the state highway, a local dentist’s effort to open a new brewery gained momentum this week with an approval by the Planning Commission.
PERDIDO KEY — As the blues legend Muddy Waters once sang, “Yeah, deep down in Florida, Well, Well that’s the place I long to be.” We have a feeling he was singing about Perdido Key. The second annual Kayak, BBQ and Blues Festival will feature kayak and paddleboard races, a barbeque cook-off, live blues music, fireworks and an all-day flyboarding demonstration.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama – Three of five properties included in The National Auction Group Inc.’s recent three-day Baldwin County event found buyers, including the 123-acre Melvin Plash Lane farm in Gulf Shores. The farm, which was being offered either in its entirety or in three separate tracts, fetched $2 million after bidding closed Aug. 25. The property includes a four-bedroom, three-bath home, lake, barns, swimming pool and fencing.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — People wanting to attend this year’s Alabama Coastal BirdFest Oct. 2-4 must have been waiting at their computers, ready to sign up when registration opened early in August. “Within the first two hours that registration was open this year, we had more than 50 registrations with people from nine different states,” said BirdFest Chairman John Borom.
SILVERHILL, Ala. – It’s been more than three years since the Little Bohemian Hall in Silverhill was damaged when a tornado ripped through the area and those who have been working over the last several months to restore the more than 90-year-old structure are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
DAPHNE, Alabama – After 9 years, a large subdivision that was abandoned by its original developer is back on track in the Belforest community. The Reserve at Daphne is expected to encompass over 380 acres with more than 460 lots off of Baldwin County 64, a few miles east of Ala. 181.
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Baldwin County Engineer Cal Markert isn’t sure the Labor Day holiday weekend will mean lots of traffic for the Baldwin Beach Express. Markert said the new four-lane highway is showing up on Google maps, but other companies have been slow to put the road on their mapping systems.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – While it’s too early to call the 2014 tourism season another record-breaker, all revenue arrows are pointing that way as Labor Day weekend brings the summer to a close. A new high for sales and lodging tax collections would mark the fourth straight for Alabama’s coast.
August 29, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Trident Aircraft located at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores has donated a “flightseeing” tour to the silent auction at the Gulf Shores Woman’s Club Charity Style Show and Luncheon. This is just one of many beguiling items to bid on. For example, two nights at the Caribe, golf at Craft Farms, a class with the brewmaster at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Pensacola and rides in the Christmas and Mardi Gras parades with the fire and police departments.
DAPHNE, Ala. — Bayside Academy will host an “Admissions Matters” College Admissions Forum for parents and students (grades 7-12) in Mobile and Baldwin County on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. on its Daphne campus, located at 303 Dryer Ave.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — A 26-year-old Foley woman was booked back into Baldwin County jail Wednesday evening, facing a host of previous charges including felony burglary, property theft and credit card fraud. The latest arrest and booking was on a bond forfeiture, according to Baldwin Sheriff’s Office sources.
People who attended the Kenny Chesney concert noticed something odd in the sky. That includes Kenny Chesney himself, who couldn’t help but smile at the flying robot hovering towards his face.
via Drones Taking Off on Gulf Coast.
SUMMERDALE, Alabama - The fastest way to the beach this holiday weekend could cost you if you’re not careful. Police officers in Loxley, Robertsdale and Summerdale will be patrolling the Baldwin Beach Express. Officers will enforce the posted 55 mph speed limit and all other traffic laws.
via Holiday Police Patrols On Baldwin Beach Express.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – After weeks of discussions and concessions from county departments, the Baldwin County Commission said Thursday, August 28 they have a balanced budget for next year. Commissioners said it’s meant sacrifices in some areas but good news for county workers. “It looks like today we are where we need to be to have a balanced budget,” said Baldwin County Commission Budget Chairman Chris Elliott.
via Baldwin County Commission close to passing budget | FOX10 News – Mobile.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – Families are flocking to the beaches for yet another big holiday weekend. This summer may reach record breaking numbers of travelers in coastal Alabama. The Magees came from Texas to enjoy Labor Day weekend. The whole family packed up their bags to see Ruth Schenaenberger and her husband in Gulf Shores.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) It’s been six months since the kick off for the capital campaign for a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County. Visualize a $9.5 million high school with an enrollment of 600, and already more than half the money needed is promised. ”The end of October we really need to have the pledges in because in November we will go to the finance council,” said Mobile Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) Residents gathered to discuss and come up with a strategic five year plan for Fairhope. ”The more I have involvement from our citizens, the better we know how to grow our city, and make sure we are doing the things our community would like us to do,” said Fairhope Mayor Timothy Kant.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – With an aim of defusing rumors, defending itself and updating the public on the latest information regarding the push for an independent school system, the city hosted a community meeting Tuesday that attracted a mix of residents for and against the proposed split. About 350 people turned out for the meeting at Orange Beach Event Center. Despite a few brief but heated moments between Mayor Tony Kennon and some opposition group members, the tone of the meeting was calm.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (AMRD) today announced preliminary results of the Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Program. The program was implemented in May 2014 to better ascertain the number of recreationally caught red snapper landed in Alabama. Findings were presented to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council earlier today during its meeting in Biloxi, Miss.
For the last five years, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has offered the After School Arts Program (ASAP) to area students for a chance to learn an art skill in a fun way after the school day. With new classes, new age groups, fewer days and a chance to be in a play in the spring, the program has a lot to offer to those interested in a variety of art types this year.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The bulls are coming back for a second go-round at the legendary Flora-Bama as Bulls on the Beach returns Sept. 11-13. “We are very blessed to be returning to this great venue,” said Robertsdale native Cody Harris, event creator and one its organizers. “Not everybody can host and event like this and I think it’s a big deal that during their 50th anniversary celebration, the Flora-Bama will be part of giving away a gold buckle to the winner.”
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — More than 400 cyclists are expected to ride Sept. 20-21 in the 29th Annual Tour de Beach, a cycling event benefiting the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day, fully supported ride takes cyclists along scenic beach roads and through communities that dot Mobile Bay with 25, 45, or 75-mile route options each day.