The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
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May 26, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — June 7 is the date for the next Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, which is presented in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
May 25, 2014 - Montgomery, AL — Setting the red snapper season off the Alabama Gulf Coast has had more twists and turns than the Barber Motorsports race course.
May 23, 2014 - Dauphin Island, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has established a new data program designed to more accurately count red snapper harvested among Alabama’s anglers. The new system requires only one report per vessel trip, which can be filled out via smartphone app, online, by telephone, or by paper form.
May 22, 2014 - Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA)– Recognizing the service and dedication of its volunteers, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) held its annual Ambassador Appreciation Luncheon at Craft Farms on May 8, where the group paid tribute to the program’s 25-year history.(Pictured from left are Betty Wood, Mary Ann Fuglestad, Chloe Misch and Linda Flack.)
May 21, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the service of Alabama State Parks, Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama will host an authentic “Beach Luau” on Saturday,at the Gulf State Park Beach Saltwater Pavilion.
The park is sold out of VIP section tickets but tickets remain for general seating. Memorial Day weekend has long been a preferred time for families and vacationers to visit the beach. This Memorial Day weekend, be sure to put on your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts and join the park with performances by Aloha Islanders live Hula and Fire Knife Dancers.
May 20, 2014 – Fairhope, AL – U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, (R-Ala.) will host U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, (R-La.) in Orange Beach on Friday, May 23, for a boat tour viewing Red Snapper stocks in the Gulf of Mexico.
May 18, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Campfires, live music and s’mores will be the scene as the City of Gulf Shores hosts its annual S’mores on the Shore event on Thursday, May 22. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach.
May 17, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Area youth are encouraged to participate in “Fizz Boom Read” and “Spark a Reaction,” the Thomas B. Norton Public Library and Gulf Shores Museum’s youth summer reading programs beginning June 4.(Pictured: Getting ready for summer programs, from left, are Vern Cresap, Amy Maliska, Melody Solstad, Deanne Fincher and Christie Shannon.)
May 15, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Digital Renaissance and collaborative learning are on fire in Gulf Shores! Mrs. Victoria Roberson, second grade teacher at Gulf Shores Elementary, and Ms. Brittney Reeves, eighth grade teacher at Gulf Shores Middle, have recently collaborated across schools.(Pictured from left are Catherine Layfield, Autumn Warnock, Lexus Beth Helton, Breeze Warnock, Ireland Gray and Dalton Chance.)
May 14, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Gulf Shores High School hosted the third annual Baldwin County Driving Challenge on April 22 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
This event was sponsored by State Farm agent, Frances Holk-Jones, and consisted of driver education students representing Baldwin County High School, Daphne High School, Fairhope High School, Foley High School, and Gulf Shores High School.
May 14, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF)– Tourists, local residents and swashbucklers alike will find the ultimate treasure in the new, pirate-themed aquarium built for Perdido Key by Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s hit show, “Tanked.”(Pictured: Wayde King, left, and Brett Raymer of 'Tanked.')
May 13, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Dylan Scott can write your life in a song…and deliver it in a baritone so deep it’ll rattle your bones.
Then there’s his stage presence, so commanding as to win two major music competitions--the final for the Colgate Country Music Showdown in his native Louisiana, and in 2009, the Neal McCoy East Texas Angel Network Talent contest.
May 12, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures, beach closures and traffic flow modifications related to the Hangout Music Festival.
May 12, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Congratulations to Zachary Russell from Holiday Inn Express Orange Beach, our May recipient of the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's Island Spirit Award.
In presenting the award to Zachary, Island Spirit Chairman Nora Mandoki stated "Zachary loves the hotel and the guests. He is passionate about his job and his guests. He is the model when it comes to service delivery."
May 11, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - In this time of Instagram and selfies, many young people have their own phones with digital cameras and have the chance to fall in love with photography at an early age.
Now area middle and high school students have a unique opportunity awaiting them at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. July 14 to 18 from 9 a.m. till noon, students can delve into the world of digital photography, learning the intricacies of camera function, composition and editing during this week-long workshop.(Pictured is instructor Nikki Paschen.)