11/24/14 Monday Live Music Line-up
November 24, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – It’s that time of the season and the Perdido Beach Resort is sponsoring a popular holiday program that gives brand new toys to children in need. From now until Dec. 13 Perdido Beach Resort will be accepting donations of toys and cash for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
GULF SHORES, AL — As Thanksgiving approaches, shopaholics everywhere grow anxious for the infamous Black Friday deals. Many stores open Thanksgiving afternoon, and in the wee hours of Friday morning to offer dedicated shoppers discounts on popular Christmas gift items. From electronics to must-have toys, retailers and buyers, alike, are amping up for this event.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Dozens of the area’s best skimboarders gathered at Perdido Pass on Saturday for the annual Bama Jama, a skimboarding competition organized by Blonde John’s Surf and Skate in Gulf Shores. The weather held up long enough for competitors to barrel through some good waves pushing through the inlet.
November 23, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Gulf Shores restaurant Bill’s By the Beach (BBTB) formally welcomes Alabama native Executive Chef Jon Gibson to the BBTB team. The addition of Chef Jon also marks a new menu for the local eatery, in a style Chef Jon describes as “coastal comfort cuisine.”
A Pensacola-based optometrist paid $202,500 for a 5,000-square-foot building at 309 N. McKenzie St., in Foley, and is renovating the building for an optometry business, according to Bradford Ladd of Roberts Brothers Commercial Property Management. Ladd represented the buyer and Bobby Hill of Century 21 Meyer Real Estate worked for the seller.
A nationwide phone scam involving a caller demanding money from residents for missing jury duty has reached Santa Rosa County, according to Clerk of Court Don Spencer. Spencer warns residents to not comply with the caller’s requests and to hang up immediately.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Rain didn’t dampen the holiday spirit in Fairhope today. Shoppers got a head start on Christmas gifts during the 55th annual Christmas open house. The rain tapered off before noon and the sun peaked through the clouds just in time for the annual event. Businesses throughout Fairhope opened their doors this Sunday for a special holiday treat.
11/23/14 Sunday Live Music Line-up
UPDATE: 83-year-old Preston White was found safe Saturday night in Andalusia, Alabama. White went missing around 1:00 a.m. Saturday as he was following an ambulance carrying his wife to the hospital. Although he was found unharmed, police transported him to a medical facility to get checked out.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WALA) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved $9.6 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for Alabama conservation projects including $3.6 million to be spent on a feasibility study on restoring Dauphin Island. The Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund is made up of plea money from BP and Transocean after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
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November 22, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — HRH, a Gulf Shores gift and accessory store will host “Jingle & Mingle, a Christmas Open House on Dec. 4, from 4-8 p.m. with a portion of the sales to benefit the Christian Service Center.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – From large firms to small, the council this week heard pitches from four companies jockeying for position to guide the construction of a long-sought soccer complex.
FOLEY, Ala. — Area residents may be familiar with the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store in Foley, which raises funds for the organization’s programs. But now those programs can be easily accessed in the Forward City in the organization’s new Foley office, known as “The Outpouring: God’s Love for All People to All People.”
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Robertsdale City Council approved several changes to the city’s personnel policy, many of which were regarding termination proceedings, during its meeting held Monday morning at Robertsdale City Hall.
BAY MINETTE, Alabama – A special election to increase the school’s property tax rate is a rarity in Baldwin County, and county officials are opting to treat their role in the matter as a formality.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) President Obama has unveiled his plan for the nearly five million undocumented immigrants in this country. Some people hope the move is a step closer to becoming American citizens. Parents who may have come here illegally but have American born children now may have a chance to become U.S. Citizens themselves. “Its just as common. Its very common is what it is,” said Father Paul Zoghby of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Foley.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) Fairhope Police believe a fire at a popular florist shop was sparked on purpose. Fire crews responded to the fire at Southern Veranda Florist Wednesday. Police say an employee, Michelle Basco, and accomplice, Timothy Gaines, started the fire to conceal a burglary.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Orange Beach fire crews were on the scene of an “actively evolving event” involving something in the road on Canal Road near the Brick and Spoon restaurants on Nov. 21, officials said. ”What we have is approximately three gallons of muriatic acid spilled in the road,” Beach Safety Director Melvin Shepard said.
November 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Jingle all the way to the Alabama Gulf Coast as the area gears up for Coastal Christmas, an event series designed to encourage travel during the holiday season. From concerts and carriage rides to a lighted boat parade, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will offer a variety of events for the whole family to explore. Stuff the stockings during Small Business Saturdays from Nov. 29 (National Small Business Saturday) through Christmas.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The City Council cleared a long-sought hurdle this week with the approval of a contract to demolish the old wastewater treatment plant off Canal Road, near the sportsplex entrance. The benefits to the project are two-fold, according to Mayor Tony Kennon.
GULF SHORES, AL — If you want to know what’s happening in Gulf Shores, officials said on Monday, take a look at the proposed 2015 budget. Mayor Robert Craft urged all citizens to read over the proposed 2015 budget which is available on the city’s website.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The family of a young cancer patient is looking to make the lives of her fellow patients a little brighter this Christmas season. Now nearly a year old, Kena Spivey was diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell carcinoma in July when doctors discovered a mass about the size of a large cookie surrounding Kena’s uterus and cervix.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Interim Baldwin County schools Superintendent Robbie Owen was unanimously approved as the district’s permanent replacement in that position at a Thursday night meeting of the Board of Education.
When Hurricane Ivan came, evacuation was the only option. There is not a zoo in the country, or the world, that has a transport cage for every single one of their animals because they never think they will have to take them all off site at one time. They may have a half dozen transport cages but never enough to cage, and keep caged, about 400 animals.
GULF SHORES, Alabama – The Gulf Shores City Council is still considering whether to approve plans for a microbrewery in Gulf Shores, but some residents are voicing their opposition to the proposal.
ELBERTA, Ala. — During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Elberta Town Council members shared positive comments about the Baldwin County School Board’s recent announcement of plans to add an Elberta high school. “This was a historic thing for Elberta,” Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Hamby said.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama – Hoping to make one of Alabama’s barrier islands a bit more of a barrier to winds, tides and major storms, Dauphin Island officials are hoping to secure oil spill restoration funding for a major beach rejuvenation project on the west end of the island.
11/21/14 Friday Live Music Line-up
Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use because of predicted winds and high surf his weekend, effective at 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. All day use visitors and campers at Fort Pickens will be asked to leave by 4 p.m. Friday.