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March 7, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) —South Baldwin Christian Academy (SBCA) recently hosted a T-Shirt design contest.
“Our students in preschool through high school each created a piece of art work that they felt best depicted Spring,” art teacher, Robin Schlauder said. “The students were excited and motivated because the winning design will be featured on a Spring Festival T-Shirt.” (Pictured: South Baldwin Christian Academy T-shirt winners, from left, with art teacher Robin Schlauder, third place winner Bella Cranston, first place winner Michaela Spence, second place winner Madison McPhillips and Headmaster Dawn Cranston.)
March 6, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - On Thursday, March 13 the Gulf Shores Police Department will host a “Coffee with a Cop” event at McDonalds which is located at 2000 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores.
There will be no Power Point presentation, no agenda – just coffee and conversation.
This will be your opportunity to meet Gulf Shores Police in a relaxed setting. Anyone can attend the event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Members of the department will be on hand to answer questions and concerns from community members.
For questions you can contact Community Resource Officer Josh Coleman at 251-968-3557.
March 5, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA)— Rhonda Mosley was honored for being named the teacher of the year at Orange Beach Elementary at the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s annual banquet Feb. 21 at Perdido Beach Resort.
“It is an honor for me to represent Orange Beach Elementary as the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year,” Mosley said. “The first time I ever saw the TV commercial stating Troy University’s motto, ‘educate the mind to think, the heart to feel, the body to act,’ I realized that is the exact motto I strive to live by as an educator.”
Mosley is a sixth-grade teacher at Orange Beach Elementary. She moved to the Baldwin County system in 2012 after teaching in the Covington County System for 20 years.
March 4, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The National Shrimp Festival was recently presented a Bronze award for "Best Overall Festival" and an additional Bronze for "Best Digital Media" at the Southeast Festivals & Events Kaleidoscope Awards, sponsored by RCS Productions. The awards were given out during the 11th Annual Southeast Festivals & Events (SFEA) Conference in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 18.
The Best Overall Festival was based on two categories; a budget over $75,000 and a budget under $75,000.
March 3, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation is hosting a Glow Zumbathon on March 8 from 5-6 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Middle School Gymnasium to raise money for local kids with cancer. The event is open to participants of all ages and experience levels.
“This Glow Zumbathon will be a great mix of exercise, music and fun,’’ said Jody Marsh, one of the event’s organizers. Zumba is an upbeat fitness class inspired by Latin American dance.
March 3, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Association’s Fat Tuesday Parade is set to roll as scheduled at 10 a.m. While rain remains a possibility for Fat Tuesday, officials say only severe weather will cause the cancellation of the parade.
The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following traffic flow modifications related to the parade.
March 3, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Unstoppable country music duo Florida Georgia Line will be rolling into town with one of the biggest live touring acts in the nation, Jason Aldean, for his 2014 Night Train Tour.
The duo cruises into OrangeBeach for three concerts on March 13-15 at The Amphitheater at The Wharf. The venue was just recognized as the Academy of Country Music for “Venue of the Year - Medium Capacity.” For concert details, visit The Amphitheater Box Office.
February 28, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of public hearings around the Gulf of Mexico beginning Monday, March 10 at the Fairfield Inn in Orange Beach.
The meetings will continue through March 24. The purpose of the meetings is to solicit public comment on Reef Fish Amendment 28 - Red Snapper Allocation. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. local time and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. Note, the call-in session will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
March 2, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Wisconsin Sno-bird Club met at Orange Beach Community Center (OBCC) on Thursday, Feb. 20, with WKRG (TV Channel 5) Meteorologist, Alan Sealls, as our speaker.
The New York native worked at WMTJ-Milwaukee (cheers), WGN-Chicago (boos) and Atlanta before coming to Mobile in 1999. We enjoyed being able to ask "the weatherman" questions about himself and the behind-the-scenes work to make the weather understandable.
March 1, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Ohio Snowbirds had their second to last meeting at LuLu’s Homeport Marina on Feb. 19 with 85 members in attendance, including two new people. Our current membership is 161. President Bob Hofacker led the Pledge of Allegiance and Don Thrash gave the blessing followed by some of his famous jokes.
Our interesting speaker on Mardi Gras in Gulf Shores was Evelyn Sanders, who was one of the founders and also the Grand Marshal in the 13th Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade. Mardi Gras in G. S. began 1979.
February 28, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL, (OBA) — The Amphitheater at The Wharf has been recognized by the Academy of Country Music for “Venue of the Year - Medium Capacity.”
This venue remains the biggest entertainment provider on the coast with some of the hottest acts in the music industry. Since opening in 2006, The Amphitheater has hosted sellout crowds for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum and Casting Crowns.
This is the first year The Amphitheater has been nominated for an ACM Industry Award. The Academy’s professional members determine this award's nominees and winners.
February 27, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — While the Orange Beach Festival of Art brings the 40th year of fine arts, culinary delights and expert demonstrations to the grounds of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, a draw for many festival goers is quality performances by local and regional bands, songwriters, dancers and performing artists.
Some familiar names gracing stages at this year’s event include Rollin’ in the Hay, Roman Street, and Rio Barlow’s Coastal Ballet Academy.
During the Orange Beach Festival of Art on March 8 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 9 10 a.m.-4 p.m., expect an appearance by popular Birmingham band Rollin’ in the Hay — a group with a modern, high-energy bluegrass sound — also known as renegade bluegrass.
Rick Carter, Stan Foster and John Kulinich provide plenty of opportunities for foot stomping, hand clapping, and feel-good, Southern beats with every show. Rollin’ in the Hay will perform March 8 from 2-3:15 p.m.
February 26, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Breakfast at Tiffany’s was the theme for the seventh annual TOI ball Feb. 1 which honored this year’s King, John Hicks and Queen, Jane Woolwine.
Upon entering The Orange Beach Event Center, guests were swept back in time to an era reminiscent of elegant New York in the 1960s as they were greeted by a life size cutout of Audrey Hepburn aka, Holly Golightly.
More than 270 people dinned and danced beneath twinkling chandeliers, and strolled by “Central Park” complete with park bench and multi-tier fountain. Trees sparkled with dangling crystals that shimmered from the glow of soft street lamps which provided an old New York ambiance, that included the famous skyline which served as a backdrop for one of several buffet tables provided by caterer, Georgia Roussos Catering.
February 25, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Hangout Music Fest announced new additions to its 2014 lineup including Gary Clark Jr, Matt and Kim, Dawes, Ozomatli, Tommy Trash, The Tontons, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Caked Up, Empires, Black Cadillacs, and The Electric Sons. The festival will take place May 16- 18 just miles from the Florida border in Gulf Shores.
The 2014 lineup is presented by Chevrolet, which will once again be sponsoring a stage on the beach at the Hangout. Artists previously announced to perform Hangout Music Festival include: The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights,
February 25, 2014 - Perdido Key, Fla. (PKA) – Seven popular restaurants are signed up for a Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off that will offer plenty of dining delights March 1.
The professional chefs dueling for bragging rights and $500 in prizes will represent Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Happy Harbor, Joe Patti Seafood, The Crab Trap, Triggers, Las Brisa and Fisherman’s Corner.
In addition there will be a “backyard cook-off” for amateur chefs who will compete for a separate pot of $500 in prize money.
The food is part of a day of fun at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, Galvez Landing, off Innerarity Point Road.
A colorful boat parade starts at Hub Stacy’s at noon and travels to the Oyster Bar, Sunset Grille and the Flora-Bama Yacht Club before returning. Boaters will throw beads and moon pies to spectators on the shore. Live music begins with the Foxy Iguanas at 2 p.m., followed by T’Monde Cajun Band at 4 p.m. and Acadien Cajun Band at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Elaborate fireworks by Pyrotecnico, one of the nation’s most innovative fireworks companies, will cap the event at 8 p.m.