Gulf Shores Cultural Center to house South Alabama classes – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 23, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — Mayor Robert Craft says a new partnership with the University of South Alabama is a step toward the Vision 2025 high school and college facility he and Baldwin County school officials hope to build on the Foley Beach Express. “All of you are aware of how hard we’ve working to try and create an education campus in Gulf Shores of significance and something really outside of the norm,” Craft said during a council work session Monday, Sept. 22.

via Gulf Shores Cultural Center to house South Alabama classes – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

New Hangout Fest ordinance would give Gulf Shores 3 percent franchise fee from popular festival | AL.com

September 23, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama – In each of its five years, the Hangout Music Festival has helped draw big crowds to Gulf Shores during what used to be a slow time of year and promote the city as a vacation destination. Now a proposed city ordinance would allow the city to profit directly from the festival’s use of the public beach.

via New Hangout Fest ordinance would give Gulf Shores 3 percent franchise fee from popular festival | AL.com.

New sewer line tied to traffic – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 23, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — All the dust in the air and roaring of machines near the corner of Orange Beach Boulevard and Terry Cove Drive was partly spurred by traffic woes in the city. City Utilities Director Jeff Hartley is overseeing the beginnings of a redundant sewer line that will run from the east side of Orange Beach Boulevard just south of Terry Cove Drive, under city property, state park property to connect to the city’s treatment plant.

via New sewer line tied to traffic – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Sand from Little Lagoon Pass helping fix beach erosion – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 23, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — New dredging in Little Lagoon Pass will help with a beach erosion problem nearby. “This is the most severe problem we have right now on the beach,” Public Works Director Mark Acreman said. “They will be discharging that material approximately 1,500 yards west of the pass. That will also help address a beach erosion we’ve had as a result of winter storms.”

via Sand from Little Lagoon Pass helping fix beach erosion – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Original Oyster House to sell 2015 calendar to raise money and awareness for environmental causes | AL.com

September 23, 2014

GULF SHORES, Alabama – The Original Oyster House will sell 2015 calendars to raise money for environmental causes. According to a press release from the Original Oyster House, the Oyster Trailblazer Calendar, which was illustrated by local artist Alex VanArsdale, will feature images of regional landscape and culture as well as the sculptures along the Oyster Trail.

via Original Oyster House to sell 2015 calendar to raise money and awareness for environmental causes | AL.com.

Baldwin County school district planning to demolish old school buildings, hoping county will waive disposal fees | AL.com

September 23, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Baldwin County’s school district is planning to demolish some old school buildings that are in disrepair. The Baldwin County Board of Education has signed off on demolition projects at the old Baldwin County High School campus in Bay Minette and at an old intermediate school campus in Douglasville. Cost estimates were not available Monday.

via Baldwin County school district planning to demolish old school buildings, hoping county will waive disposal fees | AL.com.

Veterans repaid with free vacation

September 23, 2014

Fast forward to this past weekend, when 25 veterans and their families checked into Eden for a week of no-cost relaxation. Fifteen of the families come from a group called Wounded War Heroes, with another 10 coming from the Wounded Warriors Project. Wounded War Heroes vice-chairman Grant Pittman said the chance for these veterans to bring their families to the beach for a week was greatly appreciated.

via Veterans repaid with free vacation.

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.

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