Holiday Meal for Military Members – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

December 26, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) Dozens of men and women in uniform celebrated Christmas Day at the Florida-Alabama state line. ”This is actually amazing that they do this here, because to come here and get a home cooked meal and get some food from great people here that we got to talk to, it’s amazing it really is, it reminds you a little bit of home,” said Grant Bergman, who is in the Navy.

via Holiday Meal for Military Members – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Orange Beach Area News, Weather and Information Directory

December 26, 2014

December 26, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Things are already forming up for the Indiana Snowbird Club for 2015. The first official breakfast planned for the Indiana Snowbird Club will be Jan. 8, at Lulu’s. Lulu’s doors open for breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast being served at 8 or 8:15. Our very first program will be one that is almost a tradition for us — Herb Malone of the Convention and visitor’s Bureau will welcome the snowbird season back again and tell us of what’s been happening in the area since his last report a year ago.

via Orange Beach Area News, Weather and Information Directory.

My 2014 in Pictures: Frozen beach, flooded beach, frolicking at the beach | AL.com

December 26, 2014

My year of photographing and reporting from the beach began on Jan. 1 with the annual Polar Bear Dip on the Alabama-Florida line, which brought out hundreds to the not-so-chilly waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The bitter cold would come later in the same month on Jan. 29 when record low temperatures brought ice to the beach and surrounding roads.

via My 2014 in Pictures: Frozen beach, flooded beach, frolicking at the beach | AL.com.

Cool Spaces: Orange Beach condo renovation creates unique Gulf-front retreat | AL.com

December 25, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – There was really nothing wrong with Craig and Carol Roberts’ fourth-floor unit in the Dolphin Key condominium building in Orange Beach when they purchased it earlier this year. But there was nothing special about it either, aside from the always-spectacular Gulf-front views.

via Cool Spaces: Orange Beach condo renovation creates unique Gulf-front retreat | AL.com.

All I want for Christmas is two red snapper

December 25, 2014

December 24, 2014 – Montgomery, AL – 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 All I want for Christmas is two red snapper.

Rich Willows teaches class on watercolors starting on Jan. 8

December 25, 2014

December 25, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Watercolor artist, Rich Willows, will offer a six-week course of classes at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery, 225 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores. His classes will be on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon beginning Jan. 8. The cost for this complete course is $130. A list of supplies is available at the GCAA Art Gallery or online at Gulf Coast Arts Alliance.

via Rich Willows teaches class on watercolors starting on Jan. 8.

Foley swinging for fences with $4 million expansion of ballfields, doubling size of 5-plex | AL.com

December 25, 2014

FOLEY, Alabama – The City Council is moving forward with plans to spend $4 million to double the size of the city’s baseball/softball complex off U.S. 98 to 10 fields. The budgeted plan calls for the construction of a new five-field complex next to the current Foley 5-plex, north of U.S. 98 between Baldwin County 65 and Hickory Street.

via Foley swinging for fences with $4 million expansion of ballfields, doubling size of 5-plex | AL.com.

New High-Rise Condominiums in Works in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores – Press Release – Digital Journal

December 25, 2014

Fairhope, AL — (ReleaseWire) — 12/24/2014 — Prior to the end-of 2014, construction might start on two new condo projects on Baldwin Region’s shorelines — a 97-unit, 23-story building in Orange beach along with a 80-unit, 22-story building construction on Gulf Shores’ west seaside.

via New High-Rise Condominiums in Works in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores – Press Release – Digital Journal.

Bill Menas takes seat on Spanish Fort City Council – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 24, 2014

SPANISH FORT, Ala. – The Spanish Fort City Council replaced one member last week as William Anthony Menas was sworn in to fill the vacancy left by the departure of former councilman Dennis Dismuke. The newest member of the council is a graduate of Robertsdale High School and has lived in the Spanish Fort area for more than 20 years.

via Bill Menas takes seat on Spanish Fort City Council – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Fairhope wins Coastal Clean-up Award – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 24, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – The City of Fairhope was awarded the Coastal Clean-up Award at the 2014 Alabama PALS Governor’s Award Program in Montgomery. The Governor’s Awards Program sponsored by the Alabama PALS (People Against a Littering State), are held to recognize those groups, individuals, and municipalities which make Alabama a cleaner state.

via Fairhope wins Coastal Clean-up Award – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Christmas Tragedy

December 24, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama - A Pine Grove man lost everything he owned in a fire Monday. Ray Pugh was working out in his front yard when he smelled smoke and then saw flames. His home was destroyed in a matter of minutes.


via Christmas Tragedy.

Mobile River Bridge: Will it accelerate growth?

December 24, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The Alabama Department of Transportation is expected to release a summary of public comments on plans for the new Mobile River Bridge later this month. Those include comments made at the two public hearings in Mobile County and Baldwin Counties. Planners and civic leaders have looked toward a bridge in Charleston, South Carolina as a possible model for our bridge. It’s called the Ravenel, or Cooper River, Bridge. But, how did the Ravenel Bridge spur local development?


via Mobile River Bridge: Will it accelerate growth?.

Bears in woods near Terry Cove? Not likely, but city investigates – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 23, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Wade Stevens has been in the Orange Beach area working for the fire department for 20 years or so and enjoys the variety of wildlife the island offers. “They call it Bear Point for a reason,” Stevens said. “From talking to the folks who have lived here for many, many decades there used to be bears seen here and bears struck out on the road.”

via Bears in woods near Terry Cove? Not likely, but city investigates – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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