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.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — If you’re ready to embrace that touch of fall in the air, you might spend some time on the beautiful grounds of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. The annual Scarecrow Festival will be Oct. 17 from 3-6:30 p.m. with a movie on the lawn starting at 7 p.m.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – The sixth annual Harvest – A Festival of Gifts event will showcase original works by local artists. The event is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church.
GULF SHORES, Alabama - We are in the heart of love bug season here on the Gulf Coast- it’s just a nuisance we have to deal with twice a year.
via Tourists “Fear” Love Bugs.
MOBILE, Ala. – Two Florida men have been sentenced in federal court this week following arrests last year after they were caught with materials for producing counterfeit money at a hotel in the Foley area.
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.
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.
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.
MOBILE, Alabama – Huntsville City Schools officials have been reviewing students’ social media accounts as a security measure, but Mobile and Baldwin county officials say their monitoring efforts are confined to what happens on the school networks.
GULFPORT, Mississippi — Members of U.S. Coast Guard Station Gulfport and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies transported rehabilitated sea turtles to a safe location in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.
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.
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.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) It’s a morning Elisha Brewer would like to forget. “I’m on the way to the hospital. Everything’s probably fine,” she said. She describes a phone conversation between she and her husband, Glenn.
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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.
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.
GULF SHORES — South Baldwin Community Theater in Gulf Shores, is proud to present their first Young Artist Series production of the 2014-2015 season with “Rapunzel.” Rene Schwartzbuckle is cuckoo for a turnip-type vegetable called rapunzel.
GULF SHORES, AL – On Monday, Sept. 29 at 3:25 p.m., the Gulf Shores Police Department responded to the 800 block of Waterway West Boulevard regarding a traffic collision involving two vehicles.
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.
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.
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — Goodwill Easter Seals announced its new 26,420 square foot facility in Spanish Fort in the Eastern Shore Center across from Publix Super Market. The new facility, located at 10718 Eastern Shore Blvd., will house a donation center, retail store and community center.
DAPHNE, Alabama – “Let’s Paint the Town Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Those were the words made by Meredith McCampbell, administrative assistant to Daphne Fire Chief James White, to Dorothy Morrison, president of the Daphne Beautification Committee earlier this month.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – Although it may be said that some people are nervous or even dread visiting the dentist, this statement does not hold true with Northcutt Dental Practice when it holds its seasonal community outreach, Dentistry with a Heart Program.
Santa Rosa Island Authority staff wants to ban spear guns and spear poles at a popular snorkeling reef in the Gulf of Mexico at Park East as a safety precaution. ”It’s for families to go out and snorkel and enjoy the site,” W. A. “Buck” Lee, Island Authority executive director said of the reef that is highly publicized to tourists.
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.
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.
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.
Ships at the Port of Pensacola mean big business for the area. Just last weekend, more than 200 crew members spent the weekend in town while their ship was docked for maintenance. Each day a ship is docked, it’s charged $6.24 a foot. The City of Pensacola says ships are usually between 500 and 599 feet.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) It may seem like it’s over because we haven’t had any major storms, but hurricane season is still in effect through November 30. If you’ve lived along the Gulf Coast long enough and follow these storms you’ll remember late season hurricanes like Opal and Sandy.
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.