Fall is Culinary Festival Season on the Gulf Coast

September 29, 2014

I might be new to the Alabama Gulf Coast, but I’ve already discovered a few things in my first full year living here; like how each season brings a different visitor: Summer is the traditional high season, when tourists flock to our sugar-white sand beaches to soak up the sun. Winter is snowbird season, and the spring break crowd hits town in March. Fall is arguably the best season here—if not for almost zero humidity and close-to-perfect temperature, then for the food.

via Fall is Culinary Festival Season on the Gulf Coast.

Mosher kicks off book review series at Fairhope Public Library – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 29, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — On Oct. 7 Dean Mosher will kick off the 2014–2015 season of the Tuesday Book Review & Lecture series of the Fairhope Public Library with a review of The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

via Mosher kicks off book review series at Fairhope Public Library – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Wine lovers converge for debut of Uncorked at The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com

September 29, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — The rain held off just long enough for The Wharf’s inaugural Uncorked, a wine and food tasting event along Main Street on Saturday night. A few hundred people came out for the culinary event including Katrina and Leon Frazier of Mobile, Ala. Katrina was enjoying a glass of red wine around 7 p.m.

via Wine lovers converge for debut of Uncorked at The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Garden Club donates to Graham Creek nature preserve – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 28, 2014

GULF SHORES — The membership of the Gulf Shores Garden Club presented a monetary donation to Ms. Leslie Gahagan, to support the Outdoor Classroom at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve. The Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom offers various creative and imaginative areas for children to play surrounded by the natural environment.

via Garden Club donates to Graham Creek nature preserve – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Elbertans state case for high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Announcements

September 28, 2014

ELBERTA, Ala. —Just about all 260 seats in Elberta Town Hall were filled Thursday night as Elberta dignitaries and residents lobbied the Baldwin County Board of education to build an Elberta high school. According to Elberta Town Councilman Jim Hamby, who facilitated the evening’s program, the town hall meeting had three purposes.

via Elbertans state case for high school – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Announcements.

Fairhope Christian Church establishes GED scholarship fund for Faulkner State students | AL.com

September 28, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Faulkner State Community College announced that the Fairhope Christian Church donated $3,500 to Faulkner State’s Adult Education Program. The funds will be used to establish the Fairhope Christian Church GED Scholarship Fund and will be used to offset the $120 fee currently charged to take the GED test.

via Fairhope Christian Church establishes GED scholarship fund for Faulkner State students | AL.com.

Investors pay $6.16M for ‘golden triangle’; Gulf State Park convention center project moving forward | AL.com

September 28, 2014

State officials may call it a lodge and meeting space, but locals know it as the much-talked-about convention center and hotel to be built on 2 miles of beachfront at Gulf State Park. Gov. Robert Bentley has contracted with the University of Alabama to help get the project rolling. The university has asked for a request for proposals (RFP) to be submitted by Oct. 6 for a master plan for the project. RFPs for the lodge and meeting space are due Oct. 17. Along with an environmentally friendly designed hotel and conference center, the RFPs should include plans for a research and education center.

via Investors pay $6.16M for ‘golden triangle’; Gulf State Park convention center project moving forward | AL.com.

Multiple Drug Arrests in Gulf Shores

September 27, 2014

Gulf Shores police rifle through an SUV looking in every possible place for drugs. At least one person is arrested. The search a direct result of drug checkpoint advertised just before crossing the intracoastal bridge. ”I don’t understand what that was all about and there was nothing visible,” says Gary Chaison after passing the digital sign.


via Multiple Drug Arrests in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Detectives honored for work on armed robberies – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 27, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL – Two Gulf Shores Police detectives were honored for work on two crimes rare to the city, armed robberies at two businesses roughly a month apart. On July 22 the Courtyard Marriot was hit by an armed robber at 1 a.m. and on Aug. 19 Island Drugs and Gifts was also robbed by a gunman at 11:36 a.m.

via Gulf Shores Detectives honored for work on armed robberies – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

University of South Alabama to Offer Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses in Gulf Shores

September 27, 2014

September 26, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The University of South Alabama and the City of Gulf Shores have announced an agreement to offer USA courses at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center, paving the way for south Baldwin County students to earn an undergraduate degree from USA in Hospitality and Tourism Management. USA will begin offering the classes in January, when the University begins its 2015 spring semester.

via University of South Alabama to Offer Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses in Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Garden Club donates to Gram Creek Nature Preserve

September 27, 2014

September 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The membership of the Gulf Shores Garden Club presented a monetary donation to Ms. Leslie Gahagan, to support the Outdoor Classroom at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve. The Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom offers various creative and imaginative areas for children to play surrounded by the natural environment.

via Gulf Shores Garden Club donates to Gram Creek Nature Preserve.

Parade of Homes marches in through Oct. 5 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business

September 27, 2014

The 25th annual BCHBA Parade of Homes returns for two consecutive weekends, beginning Sept. 27th. Baldwin County Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes is a tour of new homes throughout Baldwin County, featuring local builders and designers. The event takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at featured home locations across the county on Sept. 27 & 28 and Oct. 4 & 5.

via Parade of Homes marches in through Oct. 5 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Business.

F.E.E.F. hosting Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s ‘As You Like It’ Oct. 21 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 27, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF) will host Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of As You Like It, for a one-night performance only. The Shakespeare production will take place on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Fairhope High School’s Black Box Theatre.

via F.E.E.F. hosting Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s ‘As You Like It’ Oct. 21 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

New restaurant coming to Pensacola International Airport – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

September 27, 2014

A new restaurant is coming to Pensacola International Airport. It’s called “The Beach Bar by Mike Isabella” and will feature locally-inspired cuisine. A spokesperson for the restaurant says food from local farms and fisheries will be used, and workers will be recruited from local culinary schools.

via New restaurant coming to Pensacola International Airport – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.

Students Attempt to Make World’s Largest Sundae – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

September 27, 2014

POINT CLEAR, Ala. WPMI Thousands of Fairhope students gathered at the Grand Hotel Friday to create the world’s longest ice cream sundae. Participants used 280 gallons of ice cream, almost 49 pounds of nuts, 3,000 cherries, 360 bottles of chocolate syrup and 400 cans of whipped cream. The total length of the sundae was close to 1,670 feet.

via Students Attempt to Make World’s Largest Sundae – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Carolyn Wallace remembered for kindness, caring – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 26, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Carolyn Wallace, a longtime cafeteria manager and bus driver at Gulf Shores Elementary has passed away after a lengthy illness. Along with her service to the children of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach through the school system, she was active in children and youth ministries in several churches on the island including Orange Beach Baptist (now First Baptist Church of Orange Beach), First Baptist of Gulf Shores and Lagoon Baptist.

via Carolyn Wallace remembered for kindness, caring – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Firm wins award for marketing of Flora-Bama’s Shindig

September 26, 2014

September 25, 2014 – Perdido Key, Fla. (PKF) – Ideawörks has won an award for creatively marketing the first “Shindig on the Sand,” now quickly becoming a popular music festival at the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key. The award was announced this week during the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted in Boca Raton by Visit Florida. Ideaworks was recognized for “Creativity in Public Relations” for its low-budget, high-impact campaign to increase ticket sales for the inaugural “Shindig on the Sand” in 2013 and bring more tourists to Perdido Key.

via Firm wins award for marketing of Flora-Bama’s Shindig.

Scout your route: Capping the work at Little Lagoon Pass Bridge and more roadwork you could run into | AL.com

September 26, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. — Construction on the new Little Lagoon Pass bridge is on schedule according to Ryan Aaron, an ALDOT construction engineer. Aaron said the contractor, working to finish one side of the bridge bearings, set the first of two concrete caps on the pilings this week. The caps play a key role in bridge support.

via Scout your route: Capping the work at Little Lagoon Pass Bridge and more roadwork you could run into | AL.com.

Dogwood Trail Pageant orientations begin Sunday in Fairhope – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 26, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The 55th Annual Dogwood Trail Pageant and Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Eastern Shore Optimist Club, will hold orientation sessions on Sunday and Oct. 5, from 2 – 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall on the Fairhope campus of Faulkner State Community College. Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for all applicants.

via Dogwood Trail Pageant orientations begin Sunday in Fairhope – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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