The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
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May 5, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Hangout Music Festival announced May 2 a new initiative to help support education and experiential learning at Gulf Shores High School.
The establishment of the Hangout Education Foundation with a $25,000 donation will provide skills training in a real-world environment.
May 4, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that winners of its 2014 Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes have been awarded their prizes.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.
BY DAVID RAINER
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
May 3, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - Playing catch-up is a difficult task in almost every endeavor. That’s especially true when the issue at hand is the explosion in the feral hog population.
I heard a story last week from a hog hunter who had trapped and relocated a group of hogs to the Tombigbee River swamp in the 1980s before everyone realized what a destructive force an unchecked wild hog could become.
May 2, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - On April 29th the Gulf Coast was hit with a flood that will go down in history. There are so many people who are left without belongings and some that are even left without their homes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragedy. This fund is being created because 3 Orange Beach Police Officers and their families are in need of our help. The families have severe damage to their homes and they are left without some(if not all) of their belongings. The OBPD officers work hard to serve the community and to help protect the citizens of Orange Beach every day and every night. Now I am asking for you to help them.
Myself, along with other wives/significant others of fellow officers, and Orange Beach Court personnel, are doing everything we can to support our family. That's what Orange Beach Police Department is to all of us...family. When someone is in need we all do what we can to support one another.
The money we help raise will go towards buying supplies for these families and their children such as, clothes, diapers, furniture, etc. We also want to help them repair any damages done to their homes.
This is a situation where every penny counts. No matter how small or large the donation, you will be making a difference in the lives of all 3 officers. The amount that we raise will be split 3 ways so that each family can be helped equally.
Again, whatever you can do to help will be appreciated so much! Please let me know if you have any questions.
May 2, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - On April 29, the City of Gulf Shores announced that it will be hosting a public discussion opportunity where residents and the business community are invited to hear the preliminary plans being developed as part of an ongoing strategic planning initiative.
May 1, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF) - A ceremony honoring the life of Rosamond Johnson Jr., fallen hero and the first Korean War casualty of Escambia County, will be held on May 3 at 10 a.m. in Perdido Key at Johnson Beach in Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Hosted by Gulf Islands National Seashore, Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce and VisitorsCenter and Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, the annual ceremony is a tribute to Pvt. Johnson, a 17-year-old African American who, under enemy fire, pulled two comrades to safety and was killed while trying to rescue a third.
April 30, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Gulf Shores Police Department is proud to announce that three officers graduated from the Alabama Police Academy on April 16, 2014 and distinguished themselves during the course of instruction at the Alabama Police Academy.
April 29, 2014 - Dauphin Island, AL - As warm weather arrives, so have our northern Gulf’s seasonal visitors - West Indian manatees. Researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Manatee Sighting Network (DISL/MSN) kicked off this year’s sighting season with multiple manatees sighted on Easter Sunday.
Since then, manatees have been sighted in Dog River in Mobile Bay, in Gulf Shores, and in the Gulf of Mexico near Destin.
April 27, 2014 — Montgomery, AL — The Alabama State Parks Pocket Ranger smartphone app for iPhone and Android is now available in the iTunes and Android Markets and at pocketranger.com.
The app is being released in conjunction with the park system’s 75th Anniversary celebration. This free interactive guide gives users detailed information on all 22 of Alabama’s state parks including general policies, contact information, activities, trails, park maps and much more.
“This app should help improve the user’s visit to any of the parks,” Greg Lein, Alabama State Parks Director, said. “With this app, visitors can tailor their experience based upon their individual interests. It also alerts visitors to various accommodation specials and events.”
April 25, 2014 -Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Flora-Bama Lounge & Package wants you to come and bend the fish and throw the fish at the 30th Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party.
The weekend draws in thousands of tourists, spectators and contestants alike to what has become one of the busiest weekends of the year for the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Perdido Key resort area.
April 25 , 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Hangout Music Festival is officially sold out. Fans grabbed their Three-Day Passes in a record-breaking sell-out year. The 2014 festival will bring 40,000 fans-a-day, over three days to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL on May 16-18.
April 24, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Sea, Sand and Stars Nature Center has announced its summer program, “Gulf Coast Adventure,” in the second week of June.
This is the third year for summer programs at the center. There will be speakers in the museum as well as movies in the planetarium.
April 23, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, aligned in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will be May 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. under the beautiful oaks of Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores.
Approximately 50 local and regional artists will be displaying for sale their original works of art. Visitors will enjoy viewing oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, pottery, jewelry and carved wood.