Oyster Cook-off returns to the Hangout for seventh year

September 22, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Hangout, in partnership with Alabama Gulf Seafood, will host the Seventh Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend Nov. 7-9. The Oyster Cook-Off competition takes place on Saturday afternoon Nov. 8 when 50-plus chefs will compete in three categories for the best oyster, and patrons will have the chance to taste them all. The festivities begin on Friday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. with the debut of the Oyster Cook-Off Craft Beer Festival presented by AL.com. Advance tickets (just $25 at hangoutcookoff.com) include beer from all participating breweries and great live music. More than 60-plus beers from more than 25 breweries will be featured.

via Oyster Cook-off returns to the Hangout for seventh year.

Restaurant Furniture Supply Helps Paradise Fruit Wines to a Successful Grand Opening – Press Release – Digital Journal

September 22, 2014

Located in the Wharf Complex on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Paradise Fruit Wine makes premium specialty tropical, berry and citrus wines. Their store is an independent retailer associated with the Florida Orange Groves Winery. All of their premium specialty tropical, berry and citrus wines are made 100% from the juice indicated on the label.

via Restaurant Furniture Supply Helps Paradise Fruit Wines to a Successful Grand Opening – Press Release – Digital Journal.

Old freighter sunk to give Gulf marine life a new hangout – Your Houston News: News

September 21, 2014

The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off shore from Mustang Island, but the nearly 40-year-old freighter will foster new marine life for years to come. Scuttled in 75 feet of water eight miles out into the Gulf as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s artificial reef program, the Kinta S is the largest ship to be reefed since the 473-foot Texas Clipper was sunk 17 miles off South Padre Island in 2006.

via Old freighter sunk to give Gulf marine life a new hangout – Your Houston News: News.

Greg Cartmell workshop coming to Gulf Shores art gallery

September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Greg Cartmell will be conducting a two-day workshop at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery on Oct. 13-14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cartmell will allow students to work in the medium of their choice; oil, acrylic or watercolor. The first day of the workshop will focus on landscapes and the second day, Cartmell will teach portraits. The two-day workshop is $200 and each student will complete four paintings.

via Greg Cartmell workshop coming to Gulf Shores art gallery.

Campaigns make final push for votes in Orange Beach | FOX10 News

September 20, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – With just four days between now and voting day in Orange Beach, more and more signs seem to pop up in yards in an effort to drive voters to the polls. Those in favor of creating an Orange Beach School System said they filed a formal complaint with the Baldwin County Probate Office, pointing out a specific piece of information missing on some of the opposing side’s signs: an address.

via Campaigns make final push for votes in Orange Beach | FOX10 News.

Gulf Shores police sponsoring prescription drug disposal

September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Gulf Shores Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Walgreens at 1421 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

via Gulf Shores police sponsoring prescription drug disposal.

Gallery offering pastel classes in Gulf shores

September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014 — GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) — Tommy Vogel will be offering art lessons in pastel on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the GCAA Art Gallery indefinitely. Classes are $35 for adults, $25 for students or children and $25 apiece for groups of three or more. Each participant will complete a painting during the two-hour class. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.

via Gallery offering pastel classes in Gulf shores.

Satsuma woman indicted on manslaughter, DUI charges | AL.com

September 20, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama —  A Satsuma woman who was involved in a July 5 fatal accident in Gulf Shores has been indicted on manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol charges. Vicky Johnston, 53, of the 5400 block of Ryan Street, is charged in the death of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center on Thursday and released the same day on a $50,000 bond.

via Satsuma woman indicted on manslaughter, DUI charges | AL.com.

St. Patrick’s Church in Robertsdale to host fish fry fundraiser for new Catholic high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 20, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — St. Patrick’s Church in Robertsdale will hold a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday with proceeds going toward the building of a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County. “The Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick’s Church made a pledge to raise $25,000 over the next five years and this is part of that pledge,” said Tim Mullek, co-chairman of the steering committee for the new school’s capital campaign.

via St. Patrick’s Church in Robertsdale to host fish fry fundraiser for new Catholic high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Robertsdale council approves bid for CDBG sewer system project – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 20, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Officials in Robertsdale hope a major project to alleviate issues with the city’s sewer system will begin sometime in the next month to month and a half. The Robertsdale City Council voted Monday night to contract with Insituform Technologies LLC in the amount of $453,261 as part of a Community Development Block Grant through ADECA.

via Robertsdale council approves bid for CDBG sewer system project – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Person who fell from condo Monday identified as Vance man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 20, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL – Jeremy Daniel Rogers, 33, of Vance was identified as the victim of a fall from a Gulf Shores condo on Monday. Gulf Shores Fire Chief Hartley Brokenshaw said his units were called out about 10:30 on Sept. 15 to the Colonnade condos on the beach in response to an apparent suicide.

via Person who fell from condo Monday identified as Vance man – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Rabid Raccoon in Foley

September 20, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama – Rabies in wildlife continues to be a public health threat locally and throughout much of Alabama.  Raccoons and bats are the primary reservoir species for rabies, but the virus can infect other animals such as dogs, cats, foxes, coyotes and skunks.  A rabid raccoon in the Foley area in Baldwin County has prompted public health officials to issue precautions about rabies prevention in humans and animals.

via Rabid Raccoon in Foley.

Gulf Shores adds overlock to Alabama 59 sidewalk project – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 19, 2014

GULF SHORES — Dan Bond, recently hired by the City of Gulf Shores as an environmental grants coordinator, has been busy getting a new amenity for the city’s Alabama 59 sidewalk project. Gulf Shores has received numerous matching grants from the state and other agencies in the past few years to upgrade sidewalks and walking paths around town. One of those includes improvements and additions to those along Alabama 59 from the beach to County Road 4.

via Gulf Shores adds overlock to Alabama 59 sidewalk project – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Building Stronger, Other Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary

September 19, 2014

It has been 10 years since Hurricane Ivan roared ashore in Baldwin County, Alabama, changing the lives of Alabamians and causing devastation throughout the state and the Gulf Coast region. Ivan was the worst storm to hit Alabama in 25 years and is in the record books as the seventh most costly hurricane ever to affect the United States.

via Building Stronger, Other Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary.

Former Oyster Bar to be demolished, rebuilt

September 19, 2014

The Shrimp Basket on Navy Boulevard, previously the site of the long-standing Oyster Bar, will serve its last plate of seafood Sunday. Then, restaurant officials will shut it down, strip it, bulldoze it and rebuild it from scratch. The Shrimp Basket, which opened on Navy Boulevard in 2007 after the closure of the Oyster Bar, will reopen, tentatively, in December.

via Former Oyster Bar to be demolished, rebuilt.

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