Songwriters’ Festival returns for 30th year

October 02, 2014

October 2, 2014 – Perdido Key, FL (PKF) – The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival will celebrate its 30th birthday in style, presenting a memorable lineup of Grammy-winning performers and up-and-coming hit-makers Nov. 6-16 at venues in Perdido Key, Pensacola and along the Gulf Coast. The festival is a perennial favorite for music-lovers eager to hear songwriters not only perform but also discuss how and why they wrote some of the world’s greatest hits. The music covers the gamut, with hits written for everyone from George Jones to George Strait, Jimmy Buffet, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.

via Songwriters’ Festival returns for 30th year.

Winner, winner, oyster dinner! It’s time to crown Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe | AL.com

October 02, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama - What is the best way to eat an oyster? We want you to tell us as we search for Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe in honor of the 7th Annual Hangout Oyster Cook-off on Nov. 7-9 – and we want to give you a fantastic prize for your culinary prowess. Purists claim that simpler is better. Break it open, coax the tasty oysters from their home and eat it straight from the shell without any added distractions or adornments.

via Winner, winner, oyster dinner! It’s time to crown Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe | AL.com.

National Night Out returns to Gulf Shores on Oct. 7

October 02, 2014

September 30, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Gulf Shores Police Department would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back.

via National Night Out returns to Gulf Shores on Oct. 7.

Daphne passes operating budget for new fiscal year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 02, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne City Council approved its operating budget for the fiscal year that begins today at a special called meeting last week. The city projects more than an $25 million in general fund revenues and more than an $29 million in all funds, which includes general fund revenues, fees, civic center rentals and other city funds.

via Daphne passes operating budget for new fiscal year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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.

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