All I want for Christmas is two red snapper

December 21, 2014

To borrow from an old song from the holidays that I was forced to endure for six years as a snaggle-toothed youngster, “All I want for Christmas are my two red snapper.” It’s obviously not going to happen in a couple of weeks, but there is hope the situation will look much better in the near future.

via Outdoor Alabama Weekly | Outdoor Alabama.

Rotarians raise money for Honduran schoolchildren’s lunches

December 21, 2014

December 20, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The active Rotarian program called “Lunches for Learning” is raising money for school lunches for the children of Honduras. The proceeds along with requested donations are to be totaled and an anonymous donor agreed to contribute a like amount for the funding of the children of the rural Honduras schools.

via Rotarians raise money for Honduran schoolchildren’s lunches.

Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on the Island?” (Meet Steve Martin) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

December 21, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. — “We sat across from each other at Hardees and talked. After hearing the first of many of his stories, I waited for the punch line. After all, he is Steve Martin. Instead, I heard a very educated, dedicated and philosophical individual tell me about his life and all he’d accomplished to date.

via Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on the Island?” (Meet Steve Martin) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

A kindness to remember for Brunicks – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 20, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — This is likely going to be a Christmas Kristi Brunick will never forget. Not because her husband, John, died just days before on Dec. 14 at age 64. It will be the kindness her neighbors and friends showed in John’s last hours. It’s been a year of illness for John from being on dialysis since the spring to a massive stroke that ultimately claimed his life.

via A kindness to remember for Brunicks – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Friends are working to put item honoring John Brunick in Poseidon’s Playground – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 20, 2014

ORANGE BEACH — Chris Sherrill, executive chef at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and long time friend of John Brunick, is leading an effort to have a reef in the Gulf dedicated to his friend. The first four structures in Poseidon’s Playground, a new dive attraction about three miles off Orange Beach, were deployed on Dec. 17.

via Friends are working to put item honoring John Brunick in Poseidon’s Playground – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Friends celebrate the life of Gulf Coast musician Brock Barackman – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 20, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Fellow musicians, family and friends gathered at the Flora-Bama on Thursday night, Dec. 18, to celebrate the life of Brock Barackman. “When you leave this world and the words written about you by many people are ‘sweet’ and ‘kind,’ then you’ve lived a pretty good life,” performer Jason Justice told the crowd of 200 or so.

via Friends celebrate the life of Gulf Coast musician Brock Barackman – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Police: Foley man shot to death by friend in burglary, arson where body and home torched with gas   | AL.com

December 20, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama — A Foley couple faces capital murder charges following a brazen home burglary and arson, and shooting death of a 70-year-old man who police say was a friend of one of the assailants. Brandon Michael Bledsoe, 33, and Heather Elizabeth Raftery, 21, both of Foley, were arrested by Foley police on Thursday and charged with capital murder-arson and capital murder-burglary following the death of 70-year-old Tommy Burdette on Sunday night.

via Police: Foley man shot to death by friend in burglary, arson where body and home torched with gas   | AL.com.

Gulf Shores PD Tweet From The Beat – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

December 20, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) With a goal of educating and engaging, Gulf Shores Police Department hosted their third ‘Tweet From The Beat’. Consider it a virtual ride along, with an ability to give us an inside look into the average day on the job of a police officer. This time, we rode along with Officer Josh Gulledge.

via Gulf Shores PD Tweet From The Beat – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

South Baldwin Education Foundation seeks aid – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 20, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — The state of South Baldwin Education Foundation’s 2015 scholarship program is in question. During last week’s Foley City Council work session, Mayor John Koniar announced that the organization is requesting $6,900 from the city in order to fund its mission of awarding scholarships in the coming year.

via South Baldwin Education Foundation seeks aid – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

DayBreak seniors decorate for Christmas

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The seniors at Day Break Senior Daycare have begun preparations for their big Christmas party. Participants and volunteers set up the tree and decorated it. Everyone had a great time. Day Break Senior Daycare provides a secure, loving environment where individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are encouraged to participate in playing games, craft projects, singing, exercising and social interaction

via DayBreak seniors decorate for Christmas.

Foley man arrested for murder in fire aftermath – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Police have announced an arrest for Capital Murder in connection with an elderly man’s death discovered in the aftermath of a fire at his Foley home Sunday. Foley Police Chief David Wilson announced an arrest in the Murder/Arson case that occurred at 105 Monteith Circle in Foley on the evening of December 14, 2014.

via Foley man arrested for murder in fire aftermath – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Spanish Fort welcomes new council member – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. – The Spanish Fort City Council met briefly Monday evening to welcome a new member and pass a pair of resolutions. Before starting on new business, the council welcomed William “Bill” Anthony Menas to the board following his swearing in by Baldwin County Probate Judge and former mayor of Foley Tim Russell. Menas was selected by the council to step in to the vacancy left by former councilman Dennis Dismukes, whose job forced him to relocate.

via Spanish Fort welcomes new council member – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Bayside Academy announces new head of school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 19, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. – Bayside Academy announced Wednesday that it has found its next headmaster, Michael Papa, who will take the position on July 1 of 2015.Papa will replace outgoing head of school Peter Huestis, who left to take a similar position at Augusta Ga. Preparatory Day School. Ed Costello has served as the interim head of school in Huestis’ absence.

via Bayside Academy announces new head of school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley finalizing $2.5 million purchase of 89 acres for Sports Tourism Complex | AL.com

December 19, 2014

Of the nearly $2.6 million, $2.07 million will go to the Sports Cooperative District to purchase 62 acres for the sports fields, and $527,000 will go to the Entertainment Cooperative District to purchase 17 acres for the events center, Thompson said. Blue Collar Destinations LLC is the seller. The city’s projects are expected to be built alongside two hotels constructed by Blue Collar.

via Foley finalizing $2.5 million purchase of 89 acres for Sports Tourism Complex | AL.com.

Reward grows to almost $25K for info on dolphin killer

December 18, 2014

After a private donation Tuesday, the reward is now at almost $25,000 for the person who shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin with a metal-tipped arrow in Orange Beach, Ala. The almost $25,000 reward is the most ever offered for a dolphin death in the southeast region of the United States, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials, and underscores the public’s outrage over what many are calling a brutal act on a protected and beloved species.

via Reward grows to almost $25K for info on dolphin killer.

Recovery Council Talks RESTORE Act Projects – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

December 18, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council released a draft outline of the process it will use to select projects that will receive funds from The RESTORE Act Fund. ”I’m hoping that we will look at some more local programs especially for the folks that were impacted the most by the oil spill,” said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.

 

via Recovery Council Talks RESTORE Act Projects – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Elberta Council members at odds over public works projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 18, 2014

The discussion began with Councilman Jim Hamby saying that earlier this year the equipment, which is designed to address large areas lawn mowers cannot reach, was purchased with the intention of it being used in September, after the mowing season, to clear debris along the southern portion of County Road 83. However, he said, that still has not come about.

via Elberta Council members at odds over public works projects – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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