10/21/14 Tuesday Live Music Line-up
Strawberry Fields forever. I recently got really excited about Freda Kelly coming to Alabama. Again. I didn’t even know she’d been here before or who she was until about six months ago. Now I can’t wait to meet her.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Firefighters don’t always have the luxury of waiting for an ambulance when they have a patient with a blocked airway. “Having a patent airway on our patients is just very important. This particular piece of equipment almost guarantees that you’ll get the intubation on the first try,” Suzanne Moeller, a trainer with the Orange Beach Fire Department, said.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A former Mobile police officer who was arrested on a manslaughter charge last month wants a judge to lift three conditions of her release on bond because they are creating a hardship for her, according to a court motion. Vicky Johnston, 53, of Satsuma, was indicted in August in the July 5 death of of Linda Rutherford, 65, of Calera. Johnston was driving a Ford Mustang in the 500 block of East Boulevard in Gulf Shores when it hit Rutherford, who was trying to walk across the road, according to an accident report.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — October always brings a buzz for cooler weather, beautiful water and renewal after a long hot Summer. The Commons shopping Center is abuzz with the new expanded location of Wildflowers Boutique and the first Local’s night of the Season.
When Pres. Obama was appointing all the Czars, one of Mike Reynold’s team leaders piped up at a meeting, saying, “With all the czars around, I guess you are going to be the Turtle Czar?” Everyone thought it was funny at the time, but the title stuck, and he is now known throughout the Island as the “Turtle Czar”.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – As a father of four, a Catholic parishioner and public school principal, Joe Roh can see education from many angles. Roh, the new principal at Robertsdale High School, is also a supporter of the new Catholic high school planned for Baldwin County.
On June 11, 2014, Keisha Weeks experienced a nightmare no parent should have to endure. Her son, Caleb Thomas, and his brothers were at their grandparent’s house playing with BB guns. His brother accidentally shot Caleb with his BB gun above his right eye. The BB went through Caleb’s brain and is currently lodged in the left side.
FOLEY, Ala. — Baldwin residents looking to start celebrating Halloween a little early should head to the streets of downtown Foley Thursday this week. That’s because the annual Foley Uptown Halloween Party is slated for 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the city’s historic downtown district.
SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Twenty-three local teachers and school faculty members, including one from Orange Beach Elementary, will be introducing innovative projects in their classrooms thanks to a little help from Operation Round Up. These individuals were recently named the recipients of the Star Light Awards for 2014.
MOBILE, Ala. – If you are heading to the Eastern Shore later this morning, make sure you plan to take the Wallace Tunnel and the I-10 Bayway. The Eastbound lanes of the Causeway will be closed today as crews film “Bus 657″.
Car tags, roughly a quarter of a million of them are bought every year in Baldwin County. While they can be expensive according to Julie Jones, “I pay for mine, $127.” An additional 30 dollar fee could be on her next renewal notice. “I wouldn’t like that.”
via Baldwin County Plan to Fund Road Projects.
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) This week the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will take up a controversial red snapper management measure. Known as Amendment 40, it would allow for charter captains to break away from the recreational sector. This would also divide the amount of fish each can reel in roughly in half.
October 20, 2014 — ORANGE BEACH, AL (OBA) — Sirens of the Sea Mardi Gras Krewe enjoyed a complete sell out of the 12th annual fall fundraiser – The Pirate Island Drawdown.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — Attorney General Luther Strange today announced the winners of the 2014 Alabama Safe Schools Awards of Excellence which included Orange Beach Elementary from District 1.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA)- Every minute someone attempts to take their own life in this country, 38,000 succeed each year. Several hundred people came together in Daphne Sunday to bring awareness to the problem and raise money for an organization that’s trying to make a difference.
via Suicide prevention walk held in Daphne | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.
Santa Rosa County Commission will discuss ways to prevent a non-native fish from taking over a protected reef off Navarre Beach . The reef is about 300 yards off Navarre Beach State Park. The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary, a group that places artificial snorkeling and diving reefs at Navarre Beach, wants County Commissioners approve a new policy that would allow snorkelers to harvest lionfish on the reef.
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater. Search crews did locate his boat with his belongings on board 50-miles south of St. Marks, Florida, Sunday. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Florida, who was reportedly sailing his 27-foot Catalina sailboat from St. Marks to Carrabelle Florida.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) – Campaign workers with Baldwin Co. Catholic High School are in the final phases of fundraising and could break ground as early as March 2015. Officials updated the community on the progress at an event on Sunday, and also handed out red and gray pom-poms of the school’s official colors. The proposed planning has been in progress for nearly three years with organizers stating they needed $9.5 million to make the school a reality.
October 19, 2014 – GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) – Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $10,000 to Camp Beckwith to support their 2014 renovation project. The $10,000 donation will be used to purchase new furniture for the Bayfront Center, Cumings Conference room and two cottages, build a chapel from the Chapel to the Bayfront Center and renovate a handicap bathroom. Beckwith is the Camp and Conference Center of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, located on Weeks Bay off Highway 98, in Fairhope.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — The weather couldn’t have been better for the Scarecrow Fest at the Orange Beach Arts Center on Friday afternoon. More than 100 people came out to design and decorate their own scarecrow on the lawn before the the gallery.
LOXLEY, Ala. – The Town of Loxley will be operating with a surplus of more than $400,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Loxley Town Council voted at its regular monthly meeting Monday night to pass its annual budget with total revenues of more than $5.5 million with expenses of just under $4.5 million with added long-term debt of more than $750,000 for a projected surplus of more than $400,000 for the coming year.
A Red Hills salamander, collected from the wild in Alabama’s Red Hills near Monroeville, Ala., in 1978, just turned 36 years old. He lives alone in a small enclosure in the Cincinnati Zoo, a one-of-a-kind curiosity noteworthy both because the species is so rare in the wild, and because this particular salamander has lived longer than anyone imagined it would. When he was captured, the world had only seen one “Star Wars” movie, Jimmy Carter was president, and Ronald Reagan was considered too conservative to win national office.
Foley Police held an expo Saturday, October 18 in Aaronville Park. The expo served as an event where the department’s police services and equipment crews interacted with citizens.
10/18/14 Saturday Live Music Line-up
The keynote speaker will be Oliver North, a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a No. 1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel. Graduates will receive opening remarks from Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, Alabama Sen. Tripp Pittman and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – It was a great fall afternoon to celebrate scarecrows at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Hundreds showed up to build scarecrows and participate in a variety of activities or enjoy a hotdog supper.
GULF SHORES, AL — The Harvest – A Festival of Gifts sixth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, at the south campus of the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church (Winn-Dixie shopping center behind Zaxby’s).
Now that Mother Nature has graciously blessed us with cooler, drier weather, my mind needs little coaxing to skip back in time to Octobers of yore; complete with those magical orange orbs gleefully carved into haunting faces by my brothers and sister as golden showers of leaves and pine straw rained down on us.
He’s a full-time artist living on a boat — what many would call their dream lifestyle. Dustin Porta, originally from Pennsylvania, came to Fairhope partially due to a friend of his father’s, Sonny Brewer.