Mirams Eighth Annual Taste of the Islands is Dec. 5

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Mystical Order of Mirams are proud to announce the 8th Annual “Taste of the Islands” to be Friday, Dec. 5. This year our culinary extravaganza will host more than 35 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas. The Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf will be the location for this holiday gala, which will consist of food sampling, all inclusive cocktails and musical entertainment.

via Mirams Eighth Annual Taste of the Islands is Dec. 5.

Craft favors larger projects with RESTORE Act money – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — With the possibility of RESTORE Act money becoming a reality, Mayor Robert Craft of Gulf Shores says members of a committee who will vote on spending that money are faced with two choices. “One school of thought is to do some projects in each community for that community,” Craft said. “And the other school of thought is we do two or three really big, important things that would never get done otherwise.”

via Craft favors larger projects with RESTORE Act money – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores strategic plan includes East Beach bypass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

GULF SHORES — On Monday the City Council will likely vote to adopt a strategic plan that includes, among other things, development of an East Beach Bypass aimed at getting traffic off of East Beach Boulevard. The goal is to reroute Alabama 182 traffic likely down either East First Street or East Second Street to a new major intersection with Alabama 59 with the intent of making East Beach Boulevard a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly area.

via Gulf Shores strategic plan includes East Beach bypass – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Zip line may be ‘big idea’ at Beauvoir in Biloxi | Infoboxes | The Sun Herald

October 29, 2014

The zip line at Orange Beach, Ala., brings in $1.5 million a year, he said, and the same company would do the one he proposes at Beauvoir near the back of the property. He said it’s just as fitting on the historic site as the cell tower, and the presidential library that doesn’t match the architecture of Jefferson Davis’ house.

via Zip line may be ‘big idea’ at Beauvoir in Biloxi | Infoboxes | The Sun Herald.

Bayside Academy celebrates Unity Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 29, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. – Bayside Academy’s students, faculty, and staff wore orange accessories today in support of National Unity Day, sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Additionally, peer counselors created orange “Unite Against Bullying” banners for each building for students to sign, and a huge paper chain was created to show Bayside’s unity against bullying.

via Bayside Academy celebrates Unity Day – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Eastern Shore traffic light study will look at improving synchronization of signals | AL.com

October 29, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama — A study in Baldwin County will look at how to improve the synchronization of 17 traffic lights from County Road 44 to U.S. 31. The Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization, Baldwin County, Fairhope, Spanish Fort and Daphne are teaming to fund the $35,822 study. The study will look at what is the best system to use to ensure that the traffic lights are in sync and are adjusting to the amount of traffic on the roads, said Matthew Brown, coordinator of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

via Eastern Shore traffic light study will look at improving synchronization of signals | AL.com.

Last Gulf Shores Art Market of the year is Nov. 1

October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The last Art Market of this year will be Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores. The Art Market is hosted by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores. Approximately 40 artists will be exhibiting their original work for the culmination of this festive event. Visitors will also enjoy live musical entertainment, children’s art activities and concessions.

via Last Gulf Shores Art Market of the year is Nov. 1.

Sex-with-student, harassment charges lead to arrest and suspension of Baldwin teacher – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 28, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. — A 22-year-old Baldwin County (AL) school teacher was booked and shortly thereafter released on bond Monday morning on seven separate misdemeanor charges apparently involving sex with a student or students. Isaac Willis Evans of Daphne was booked into Baldwin County jail at 9:40 am October 27th, according to BCSO corrections records.

via Sex-with-student, harassment charges lead to arrest and suspension of Baldwin teacher – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

OBFD trains for possible Ebola cases | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

October 28, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – While there are no cases of Ebola in Baldwin County or Alabama, the fire fighters down in Orange Beach said it’s important for them to be ready if that changes. We’re just trying to be prepared as much as we can to protect our people and to provide the highest level of patient care we can in a safe manner,” Lt. Bruce Nelson said.


via OBFD trains for possible Ebola cases | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Just in time for Drunksgiving: ‘Party Down South’ celeb launches online store | AL.com

October 28, 2014

The beer-bong market has its first celebrity: Ryan “Daddy” Richards, the hard-partying Orange Beach resident who has gained fame as a cast member of the CMT show ”Party Down South,” has opened an official online store. Meanwhile, CMT has revealed a few more details on two holiday specials it’ll be airing this holiday season, the upcoming “Party Down South: Drunksgiving” and “Party Down South: Christmas Hangover.” And because excess is a running theme here, “Party Down South 2″ is also ready to launch.

via Just in time for Drunksgiving: ‘Party Down South’ celeb launches online store | AL.com.

Caribe Resort Voted Best Meeting Site in Alabama – PR.com

October 28, 2014

Orange Beach, AL, October 28, 2014 –(PR.com)– It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented Caribe Resort with a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Caribe Resort has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor.

via Caribe Resort Voted Best Meeting Site in Alabama – PR.com.

Foley Police seek suspect in Dollar General robbery – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

October 28, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the weekend armed robbery of Dollar General in Foley. According to Foley Police Lt. David White, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Saturday, a man walked into the Dollar General store located at 1704 S. Mckenzie St. wielding a handgun and wearing a black ski mask.

via Foley Police seek suspect in Dollar General robbery – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Angel Ride returns to ‘sweet home’ at Oak Hollow Farm – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

October 28, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. —  For four seasons, the CMT show “Sweet Home Alabama” has been filmed in part at Oak Hollow. Farm in Fairhope. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the legendary band that created the Southern so-named rock anthem will be performing there, when Lynyrd Skynyrd takes to the stage as the featured performer at the 13th annual Angel Ride and Concert.

via Angel Ride returns to ‘sweet home’ at Oak Hollow Farm – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Fairhope High inducts Athletic HOF Class of 2014 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports

October 28, 2014

FAIRHOPE—The 31st annual Fairhope High School Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration and Induction Ceremony was held Friday at Fairhope Municipal Stadium on W. C. Majors Field. Four new members and two associate members were introduced during halftime. Fairhope High Principal Jon Cardwell presented the awards to each new member.

via Fairhope High inducts Athletic HOF Class of 2014 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Foley named Flotilla of the Year 2013 | AL.com

October 28, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama – At the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Conference in Orlando in August, Chris Edmonston, president of the Boat US Foundation presented an award to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2, Foley, Alabama, 8th Coast Guard District, for being named the best Flotilla in the United States in 2013.

via U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Foley named Flotilla of the Year 2013 | AL.com.

Korean War veteran, 4th generation Eastern Shore resident named 2014 Fairhope Veteran of the Year   | AL.com

October 28, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama – Clarence Bishop, a Korean War veteran with deep roots on the Eastern Shore, earned the distinction of being named Fairhope’s 2014 Veteran of the Year. The fourth generation Baldwin County resident, former county commissioner and owner of B&B Pecans was honored during Monday’s City Council meeting. Bishop was chosen by past award winners after the city gathered nominations from the community.

via Korean War veteran, 4th generation Eastern Shore resident named 2014 Fairhope Veteran of the Year   | AL.com.

BP Spill Left Big Oily ‘Bathtub Ring’ on Seafloor – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. Valentine said the spill left other splotches containing even more oil.

via BP Spill Left Big Oily ‘Bathtub Ring’ on Seafloor – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Wind and Water center to host kayak instructor class

October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The City of Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning Center will host the American Canoe Association Coastal Kayaking Level 1-3 Instructor Development Workshop Nov. 21-22. Participants in the IDW will learn how to develop and manage kayaking instructional programs, discuss various teaching methodologies, barriers to learning and issues related to paddler safety and risk management.

via Wind and Water center to host kayak instructor class.

Malbis Office Park plans revealed; C-Spire to join Whole Foods at Pinebrook Shopping Center | AL.com

October 27, 2014

It took 10 days for Realtors David and Angie Swiger to sell their four-bedroom, four-bath home on West Beach in Gulf Shores for $597,000. The 3,300-square-foot, three-story house sits on 75 front feet on Little Lagoon and includes a pier and covered boat dock. The Swigers own Swiger & Co. Realtors and she serves as a member of the Baldwin County School Board.

via Malbis Office Park plans revealed; C-Spire to join Whole Foods at Pinebrook Shopping Center | AL.com.

Time is short but you still have a chance to vote for Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe | AL.com

October 27, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama – There is still time to make your vote count in an election of huge consequence. While the rest of the nation turns its attention to the midterm elections and the balance of power in Congress, we are more important. We are asking you to cast your vote on an issue that carries with it much longer effects on our daily lives. We are talking, of course, about our contest to find Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe.

via Time is short but you still have a chance to vote for Alabama’s Best Oyster Recipe | AL.com.

Aaron Neville to open Coastal Christmas on Dec. 3

October 26, 2014

October 26, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — With one of the most distinctive voices in American music and a career spanning more than 50 years, Grammy Award winning singer Aaron Neville brings New Orleans to Orange Beach for the holidays. The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber presents “Christmas with Aaron Neville” on Dec. 3. The concert will be at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf as a kick-off to the 2014 Coastal Christmas season.

via Aaron Neville to open Coastal Christmas on Dec. 3.

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