Orange Beach art gallery will have to be rebuilt, director says – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 30, 2014

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.

via Orange Beach art gallery will have to be rebuilt, director says – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

A Southern breakfast: Grits, gravy and guns; Elberta restaurant owner carries 9mm as he serves food | AL.com

September 30, 2014

ELBERTA, Alabama — When Doug Stewart is working, a 9mm handgun is in a holster at his waist. But Stewart, 59, isn’t a law enforcement officer or a security guard. The former Army sergeant spends about five hours a day at the restaurant he owns serving folks coffee, grits, omelets and his cook’s specialty — pecan french toast.

via A Southern breakfast: Grits, gravy and guns; Elberta restaurant owner carries 9mm as he serves food | AL.com.

New State Park Lodge Update

September 30, 2014

Nature has reclaimed a two mile stretch of beach property that once was home to the Gulf State Park Hotel and Convention Center. Ten years after Hurricane Ivan destroyed it there are still signs of what once was.


via New State Park Lodge Update.

Seashore to reveal details on ferry service

September 30, 2014

In preparation for launching a Pensacola Bay ferry service in May 2017, Gulf Islands National Seashore is inviting park users and the public to an open house to review its proposed plans for land-based services at Fort Pickens. The informal open house is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Naval Live Oak Seashore headquarters in Gulf Breeze at 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway.

via Seashore to reveal details on ferry service.

Second Meeting on Proposed I-10 Bridge – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

September 30, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) The second of two public hearings on the proposed I-10 bridge was held Monday night at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. The meeting started with several elected officials and project manager talking about the proposed bridge. Resident were also allowed to give their input on every aspect of the project.

via Second Meeting on Proposed I-10 Bridge – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Fall is Culinary Festival Season on the Gulf Coast

September 29, 2014

I might be new to the Alabama Gulf Coast, but I’ve already discovered a few things in my first full year living here; like how each season brings a different visitor: Summer is the traditional high season, when tourists flock to our sugar-white sand beaches to soak up the sun. Winter is snowbird season, and the spring break crowd hits town in March. Fall is arguably the best season here—if not for almost zero humidity and close-to-perfect temperature, then for the food.

via Fall is Culinary Festival Season on the Gulf Coast.

Mosher kicks off book review series at Fairhope Public Library – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 29, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — On Oct. 7 Dean Mosher will kick off the 2014–2015 season of the Tuesday Book Review & Lecture series of the Fairhope Public Library with a review of The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

via Mosher kicks off book review series at Fairhope Public Library – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Wine lovers converge for debut of Uncorked at The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com

September 29, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — The rain held off just long enough for The Wharf’s inaugural Uncorked, a wine and food tasting event along Main Street on Saturday night. A few hundred people came out for the culinary event including Katrina and Leon Frazier of Mobile, Ala. Katrina was enjoying a glass of red wine around 7 p.m.

via Wine lovers converge for debut of Uncorked at The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Garden Club donates to Graham Creek nature preserve – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 28, 2014

GULF SHORES — The membership of the Gulf Shores Garden Club presented a monetary donation to Ms. Leslie Gahagan, to support the Outdoor Classroom at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve. The Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom offers various creative and imaginative areas for children to play surrounded by the natural environment.

via Garden Club donates to Graham Creek nature preserve – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elbertans state case for high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Announcements

September 28, 2014

ELBERTA, Ala. —Just about all 260 seats in Elberta Town Hall were filled Thursday night as Elberta dignitaries and residents lobbied the Baldwin County Board of education to build an Elberta high school. According to Elberta Town Councilman Jim Hamby, who facilitated the evening’s program, the town hall meeting had three purposes.

via Elbertans state case for high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Announcements.

Fairhope Christian Church establishes GED scholarship fund for Faulkner State students | AL.com

September 28, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Faulkner State Community College announced that the Fairhope Christian Church donated $3,500 to Faulkner State’s Adult Education Program. The funds will be used to establish the Fairhope Christian Church GED Scholarship Fund and will be used to offset the $120 fee currently charged to take the GED test.

via Fairhope Christian Church establishes GED scholarship fund for Faulkner State students | AL.com.

Investors pay $6.16M for ‘golden triangle’; Gulf State Park convention center project moving forward | AL.com

September 28, 2014

State officials may call it a lodge and meeting space, but locals know it as the much-talked-about convention center and hotel to be built on 2 miles of beachfront at Gulf State Park. Gov. Robert Bentley has contracted with the University of Alabama to help get the project rolling. The university has asked for a request for proposals (RFP) to be submitted by Oct. 6 for a master plan for the project. RFPs for the lodge and meeting space are due Oct. 17. Along with an environmentally friendly designed hotel and conference center, the RFPs should include plans for a research and education center.

via Investors pay $6.16M for ‘golden triangle’; Gulf State Park convention center project moving forward | AL.com.

Multiple Drug Arrests in Gulf Shores

September 27, 2014

Gulf Shores police rifle through an SUV looking in every possible place for drugs. At least one person is arrested. The search a direct result of drug checkpoint advertised just before crossing the intracoastal bridge. ”I don’t understand what that was all about and there was nothing visible,” says Gary Chaison after passing the digital sign.


via Multiple Drug Arrests in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Detectives honored for work on armed robberies – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 27, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL – Two Gulf Shores Police detectives were honored for work on two crimes rare to the city, armed robberies at two businesses roughly a month apart. On July 22 the Courtyard Marriot was hit by an armed robber at 1 a.m. and on Aug. 19 Island Drugs and Gifts was also robbed by a gunman at 11:36 a.m.

via Gulf Shores Detectives honored for work on armed robberies – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

University of South Alabama to Offer Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses in Gulf Shores

September 27, 2014

September 26, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The University of South Alabama and the City of Gulf Shores have announced an agreement to offer USA courses at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center, paving the way for south Baldwin County students to earn an undergraduate degree from USA in Hospitality and Tourism Management. USA will begin offering the classes in January, when the University begins its 2015 spring semester.

via University of South Alabama to Offer Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Garden Club donates to Gram Creek Nature Preserve

September 27, 2014

September 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The membership of the Gulf Shores Garden Club presented a monetary donation to Ms. Leslie Gahagan, to support the Outdoor Classroom at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve. The Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom offers various creative and imaginative areas for children to play surrounded by the natural environment.

via Gulf Shores Garden Club donates to Gram Creek Nature Preserve.

Parade of Homes marches in through Oct. 5 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business

September 27, 2014

The 25th annual BCHBA Parade of Homes returns for two consecutive weekends, beginning Sept. 27th. Baldwin County Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes is a tour of new homes throughout Baldwin County, featuring local builders and designers. The event takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at featured home locations across the county on Sept. 27 & 28 and Oct. 4 & 5.

via Parade of Homes marches in through Oct. 5 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business.

F.E.E.F. hosting Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s ‘As You Like It’ Oct. 21 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 27, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF) will host Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of As You Like It, for a one-night performance only. The Shakespeare production will take place on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Fairhope High School’s Black Box Theatre.

via F.E.E.F. hosting Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s ‘As You Like It’ Oct. 21 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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