Red Roots at Gulf Shores church on Sept. 13

August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Red Roots, acclaimed Christian country/gospel/bluegrass singers will be in performance on Saturday, September 13th, at 7:00 pm at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church sanctuary, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway. Tickets at $10 per person will be available for sale at the church office Monday thru Friday (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and at the door on Sept. 13. All concert proceeds go to support the music ministry of GSUMC.

via Red Roots at Gulf Shores church on Sept. 13.

Friends of Orange Beach Library wine and cheese event is Sept. 8 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 31, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL – On Monday the Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library will host an Author Wine and Cheese event at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature talks from authors Cindy Bates Muir, Charles R. McInnis and Sylvia Williams Dodgen. It is free and open to the public.

via Friends of Orange Beach Library wine and cheese event is Sept. 8 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Beach time then football makes a successful Labor Day Saturday in Gulf Shores | AL.com

August 31, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama – Just three hours before the Auburn football team kicked off the 2014 season against Arkansas, Tiger fan Barry Stuart of Evergreen sat in a large Auburn flag flapping in the breeze, sipping a cold beverage in a coozie and watching the unusually large waves crash in the Gulf of Mexico with his wife Amanda and another couple.

via Beach time then football makes a successful Labor Day Saturday in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

USS Alabama Living history crew brings World War II history to life | FOX10 News – Mobile

August 31, 2014

The USS Alabama Living History Crew took to the deck of the USS Alabama Saturday afternoon to recreate a World War II-like aerial attack as onlookers watched onboard the ship.The bi-monthly drill held by the volunteer group brought an audience of all ages, and the group said it is always looking for volunteers, even if they don’t have experience in the military. The kids in the crowd said they had a great time and they thought the flyover “was really cool.”

via USS Alabama Living history crew brings World War II history to life | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Labor Day Underway at Baldwin Beaches

August 30, 2014

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.

Kayak, BBQ, Blues Festival to shake up Perdido Key – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 30, 2014

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.

via Kayak, BBQ, Blues Festival to shake up Perdido Key – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Find out how much a 123-acre Baldwin County farm fetched at auction | AL.com

August 30, 2014

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.

via Find out how much a 123-acre Baldwin County farm fetched at auction | AL.com.

Coastal BirdFest coming to Fairhope in October – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 30, 2014

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.

via Coastal BirdFest coming to Fairhope in October – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Fundraising contines as renovation of Little Hall nears completion – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 30, 2014

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.

via Fundraising contines as renovation of Little Hall nears completion – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County Employees Get Pay Raises

August 30, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - It’s not much, but Baldwin County employees are getting pay raises.  County commissioners have approved a 1% across-the-board cost of living adjustment for all 630 employees in its 2015 fiscal year budget. Sheriff’s office employees will also get the 1% pay hike.

Another record summer season? Labor Day weekend bookings strong along Alabama Gulf Coast | AL.com

August 29, 2014

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.

via Another record summer season? Labor Day weekend bookings strong along Alabama Gulf Coast | AL.com.

Woman’s club adds plane flight to fundraiser auction

August 29, 2014

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.

via Woman’s club adds plane flight to fundraiser auction.

Baldwin County Commission close to passing budget | FOX10 News – Mobile

August 29, 2014

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.

Tourists in town for Labor Day weekend | FOX10 News – Mobile

August 29, 2014

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.

Tourists in town for Labor Day weekend | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Campaign for New Catholic HS On Track – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

August 29, 2014

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.

via Campaign for New Catholic HS On Track – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

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