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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.
April 22, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – On May 3 Live Bait Too will again be the venue for this exciting event and as always, the food will be terrific, the Hat Contest will be crazy fun, our Silent Auction will keep the bidders busy.
Super exciting new feature this year is the $1,000 drawdown jackpot. Doors open at 1 p. m. King Danny Vogelgesang and Queen Laura Elliott will be welcoming everyone along with our new board members, President Cheryl Lanning, Vice President, Corbin Smith, Secretary Milton Essig, Treasurer, Randy Oliver, and Parliamentarian, Bayne Bridges.
April 19, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Wharf is hosting the 2014 L.A. Gumbo Festival that will take place on Main Street at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. on Mother's Day weekend.
Kicking off the weekend will be the Gumbo on the Gulf VIP Reception at Heron Pointe at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9 with celebrity Chefs cooking up their best gumbo recipes. You don’t want to miss this event offering a one stop opportunity to taste the best gumbo in LA. This is an opportunity of a lifetime.
April 19, 2014 – Gulf Shores AL (GSA) – The City of Gulf Shores will host its third Annual Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center.
“Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful youth camps our area has to offer,” said Brigette Reynolds, Programs and Events Manager. “The great thing about this event is that it's a free, one-stop-shop for summer camp fun.”
April 18, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Bama Coast Cruise, a car show produced by MotorSports Productions, Inc. and sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and The Wharf, is returning to Orange Beach April 25-26.
Bama Coast Cruise is an “open show” which means it welcomes all makes and models of vehicles, custom cars, classic cars, any specialty vehicle, plus antique and original vehicles.
April 17, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL — Thrivent Financial, a faith-based not for profit financial service and Grace Lutheran Church in Gulf Shores recently joined together to make contributions totaling $8,207 to the Christian Service Center in Gulf Shores.
Also a check for $5,000 from Thrident to CSC was presented by Rev. Jim Korzun, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, to CSC President Linda Chappelle. Also on hand was Mark Dave Buckhaults, a financial associate with the Central Gulf Coast Team of Thrivent in Mobile.
April 16, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Orange Beach Golf Center is starting their PGA JR League for Boys & Girls - Ages 8-13 at the Center.
Players of all levels are welcome and each child will play in every competition. All competitions will be played at the Orange Beach Golf Center. Registration fee is $125.00. PGA Jr. League players will receive: team jersey, golf balls, PGA JLG Bag Tag, 4 competitions, weekly team practice, instruction from PGA Professional, Orange Beach Golf Center Membership and use of clubs (if needed).
First team practice will be Tuesday, May 27th, 5pm. Teams will be drafted Thursday, May 29th at 5pm. Competitions will be held on Thursday evenings at 5pm - June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th.
To learn more about the PGA Jr League.
Click here for more information abut the Orange Beach Golf Center or call 251-981-GOLF (4653).
April 16, 2014 - West Pensacola, FL (WPF) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.
Starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day will provide recreational red snapper fishing through an important holiday weekend, helping attract more visitors and bringing economic benefits to our coastal communities.
April 16, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - If you want to see what a busy schedule looks like, go to www.alapark.com and check out what’s happening at Alabama State Parks this spring.
“We just had the ShrimpFest at Gulf State Park, and it was a huge success,” said State Parks Director Greg Lein. “There were more than 2,000 people who came out and participated.”