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.

Orange Beach continues to argue its case for independent school system as hundreds turn out for meeting | AL.com

August 28, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – With an aim of defusing rumors, defending itself and updating the public on the latest information regarding the push for an independent school system, the city hosted a community meeting Tuesday that attracted a mix of residents for and against the proposed split. About 350 people turned out for the meeting at Orange Beach Event Center. Despite a few brief but heated moments between Mayor Tony Kennon and some opposition group members, the tone of the meeting was calm.

via Orange Beach continues to argue its case for independent school system as hundreds turn out for meeting | AL.com.

Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Results Released | Outdoor Alabama

August 28, 2014

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (AMRD) today announced preliminary results of the Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Program. The program was implemented in May 2014 to better ascertain the number of recreationally caught red snapper landed in Alabama. Findings were presented to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council earlier today during its meeting in Biloxi, Miss.

via Alabama Red Snapper Reporting Results Released | Outdoor Alabama.

Participate in art in nature, visual arts, theater at the Coastal Arts Center after school program | AL.com

August 28, 2014

For the last five years, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has offered the After School Arts Program (ASAP) to area students for a chance to learn an art skill in a fun way after the school day. With new classes, new age groups, fewer days and a chance to be in a play in the spring, the program has a lot to offer to those interested in a variety of art types this year.

via Participate in art in nature, visual arts, theater at the Coastal Arts Center after school program | AL.com.

Bulls on the Beach returning to Flora-Bama Sept. 11-13 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 28, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The bulls are coming back for a second go-round at the legendary Flora-Bama as Bulls on the Beach returns Sept. 11-13. “We are very blessed to be returning to this great venue,” said Robertsdale native Cody Harris, event creator and one its organizers. “Not everybody can host and event like this and I think it’s a big deal that during their 50th anniversary celebration, the Flora-Bama will be part of giving away a gold buckle to the winner.”

via Bulls on the Beach returning to Flora-Bama Sept. 11-13 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Tour de Beach: Cyclists bike the beach to create world free of MS – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide

August 28, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — More than 400 cyclists are expected to ride Sept. 20-21 in the 29th Annual Tour de Beach, a cycling event benefiting the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This two-day, fully supported ride takes cyclists along scenic beach roads and through communities that dot Mobile Bay with 25, 45, or 75-mile route options each day.

via Tour de Beach: Cyclists bike the beach to create world free of MS – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide.

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