2015 Orange Beach Festival of Art – YouTube

March 03, 2015

Join us at the 2015 Orange Beach Festival of Art on March 14 and 15 from 10am -5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Enjoy 90+ fine art vendors, culinary art, performing art, and live music from the best our area has to offer. Live glass blowing and clay demonstrations at the Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach. Free event for the whole family. Make your own crafts in the kids art alley (fee to participate) or just grab a bite to eat and sit by the bay and enjoy your day. Be sure to park at the Wharf and ride one of our convenient BRATS shuttles for just $2 each way. Or you can arrive by bicycle and park in our free bike parking area.

via 2015 Orange Beach Festival of Art – YouTube.

Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA

March 03, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) – A group in Baldwin County is battling to keep a tunnel of trees alive on Archie Road in Elberta. They were told the trees would have to come down to make way for pavement.Dozens of trees line the side of the red dirt road, their branches winding together to form a canopy. If you stand there long enough you can hear the sound of birds flitting from branch to branch.

“That’s one of the reasons why we bought out here because it’s so beautiful,” said Maggie Caver.

FOX10 News | WALA
via Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA.

New Location for the Humane Society

March 03, 2015

FAIRHOPE, Alabama - The Humane Society officially now has a formal Baldwin County location. They held their grand opening Saturday on U.S. Highway 98 in Fairhope.

Inside the facility, folks got acquainted with the many cats and dogs they have. The building features a “meet and greet” room where cats or dogs get to know their new owners and any existing family pets.

via New Location for the Humane Society.

Thanks to a ‘Save the Tree Tunnel’ Facebook campaign, rural Baldwin County couple effects change | AL.com

March 03, 2015

Ryan and Maggie Caver didn’t want to sit back and see the row of oak trees demolished like they were along nearby Hagendorfer Road in southeastern Baldwin County.

The couple, who operate a photography business together, shot a few quirky pictures with cardboard signs on the trees asking them to be saved. One black and white picture had Maggie Caver holding up a sign that said, “250 years to Grow!!! One day to bulldoze down!”

via Thanks to a ‘Save the Tree Tunnel’ Facebook campaign, rural Baldwin County couple effects change | AL.com.

Alabama’s blockbuster beach tourism year sees record number of sporting events fuel $30M in visitor spending | AL.com

March 03, 2015

With retail sales and lodging revenue reaching new heights for the fourth consecutive year on Baldwin County’s coast in 2014, it’s no coincidence that the sports tourism industry is seeing similar gains.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have been investing in sports facilities for years with both cities having sports complexes and each helping to fund a sports commission to keep the momentum going.

via Alabama’s blockbuster beach tourism year sees record number of sporting events fuel $30M in visitor spending | AL.com.

Favorite Gulf Coast duo Sugarcane Jane to release studio album in April – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 03, 2015

NASHVILLE – Sugarcane Jane, the popular Alabama Gulf Coast based husband-wife duo, will release their new studio album, Dirt Road’s End – an album they conceived and co-produced with legendary Americana/Roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason.

The album will be released via Cason’s ArenA Recordings / eOne Entertainment on April 28.

Favorite Gulf Coast duo Sugarcane Jane to release studio album in April - GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

via Favorite Gulf Coast duo Sugarcane Jane to release studio album in April – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley celebrates Arbor Day with Saturday tree giveaway – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News

March 03, 2015

FOLEY, Ala. – The City of Foley invited the public to attend a special 34th Annual Arbor Day celebration Saturday at the Foley Civic Center.

The two-hour event began at 10 a.m. with a Presentation of Colors from the Foley High School Air Force Junior ROTC, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

via Foley celebrates Arbor Day with Saturday tree giveaway – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Local News.

Zydeco and Crawfish Festival coming to Gulf Shores on April 18 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 03, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL -  The Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (Cajun for a lot) of fun on Saturday, April 18.

Sink your teeth into some hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South.

via Zydeco and Crawfish Festival coming to Gulf Shores on April 18 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elberta Community Saves Oak Trees – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

March 03, 2015

ELBERTA, Ala. (WPMI) Live oak trees in Elberta that were set to be cut down by the county have been saved. The oaks form a ‘tree tunnel’ on Archie Road and were set to be cut down so the road could be paved.

Once residents realized what was about to happen, they started a Facebook page calling attention to the issue. More than 3,400 people have liked the page.

via Elberta Community Saves Oak Trees – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Escambia County looking to boost sports tourism

March 03, 2015

A new sports venue is just one thing that could come out of a proposed study to determine how to attract fans and recreational enthusiasts to Escambia County.

Pensacola Sports Association wants the county to spend up to $350,000 to hire a consultant and study the feasibility of building a new sports venue in an effort to boost sports and recreational tourism.

via Escambia County looking to boost sports tourism.

Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA

March 02, 2015

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) – A group in Baldwin County is battling to keep a tunnel of trees alive on Archie Road in Elberta. They were told the trees would have to come down to make way for pavement.Dozens of trees line the side of the red dirt road, their branches winding together to form a canopy. If you stand there long enough you can hear the sound of birds flitting from branch to branch.

via Facebook group battling to save Elberta “tree tunnel” – FOX10 News | WALA.

Ralph & Kacoo’s owner purchases Lap’s Grocery & Grill on the Causeway | AL.com

March 02, 2015

The developer of the hotel/retail center Amber Isle at 22753 Perdido Beach Blvd., in Orange Beach, has asked city officials to modify the plans to include a second hotel with 36 rooms and a small restaurant on the first level, according to city records. Construction is under way on a 63-room Hotel Indigo, a Ron Jon Surf Shop and Wing Shack restaurant on the 10-acre site across from the beach and adjacent to Gulf State Park.

via Ralph & Kacoo’s owner purchases Lap’s Grocery & Grill on the Causeway | AL.com.

Southern muscle cars steal show at seafood event at The Wharf | AL.com

March 02, 2015

The Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. drew thousands of people on Saturday afternoon, many of whom didn’t seem to mind there wasn’t a whole lot of seafood to be had.

Rather, folks were drawn to the dozens of souped up Southern muscle machines for the car show portion of the one-day festival in the shadow of the Foley Beach Expressway. This year’s venue at The Wharf is a change from the old Orange Beach Sportsplex.

via Southern muscle cars steal show at seafood event at The Wharf | AL.com.

Alabama Budget Crisis, Baldwin Co. Schools: Too Many Taxes? – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

March 02, 2015

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) – Could a proposed state-wide tax increase hurt Baldwin County’s efforts to raise property taxes for schools? Supporters of the tax aren’t sure.

Voters will head to the polls this month to vote on a proposed 8-mil property tax increase in Baldwin County on March 31. “Build Baldwin Now” is campaigning to get voters to pass the referendum to fund $350 million in capital improvements for Baldwin County schools. Terry Burkle, the executive director of Baldwin County Education Coalition, said the increase will be minimal for the average family and the tax is an investment in local education.

via Alabama Budget Crisis, Baldwin Co. Schools: Too Many Taxes? – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Holy Spirit donates $3,000 to Family Promise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 01, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL — Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $3,000 to support Family Promise of Baldwin County.

Family Promise provides temporary shelter and case management services to help homeless families with children become self sufficient. One hundred percent of donations are used for families South Baldwin County communities.

via Holy Spirit donates $3,000 to Family Promise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Firefighters, cops and civies race to Orange Beach roof condo for Special Olympics | AL.com

March 01, 2015

Firefighters, cops and civilians came out for the annual Race to the top of the Tower Race at Turquoise Place in Orange Beach, Ala. on Friday night. The event draws first responders from Pensacola, Fla. to Gulf Shores, Ala. and beyond to raise money for the Special Olympics.

But not all in attendance were first responders. Charles Baranovich, 12, of Gulf Shores didn’t have a strategy to win but was ready in the lobby around 6 p.m. as he stretched. “Well, I don’t know what I’m going to do but I do know I’m just going to sprint as fast as I can.”

via Firefighters, cops and civies race to Orange Beach roof condo for Special Olympics | AL.com.

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