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February 10, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Orange Beach IT Director Rauf Bolden issued the following statement Monday regarding upgrades to the osprey camera on a nest at the recreation center:
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, we will be working to upgrade the Osprey Camera with better optics, night vision and sound. The timeline is to go live on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the URL below and wait for our couple to show up, lay eggs and raise their family.
February 10, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Baldwin Pops Band, conducted by Dr. Roger Jones, will present “Salute to the Greats” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf.
The band will play Air and Gavotte from Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, Noble Men by Henry Fillmore, Mambo Greats arranged by Stephen Bulla, Finale from New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak, two movements from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Moussorgsky, and Salute to the Cinema arranged by Carl Strommen.
February 9, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Second Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Baldwin County Heritage Museum (BCHM) in Elberta will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Glen Lakes Golf Club beginning at 9 a.m.
Glen Lakes is located east of the Foley-Beach Expressway on CR 20. For just $50 golfers play 18 holes of golf, get a cart and lunch, and chances to win many raffle gifts, including a $10,000 hole-in-one prize.
BCHM, a free museum, is located just a little east of Elberta on US 98, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Wednesdays through Saturday. Visit us to learn about the cultural and rural heritage of Baldwin County. Perhaps the camellias will finally be in bloom.
February 8, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Mardi Gras means parades and on Pleasure Island four will roll on the pavement and one will float on the water this season.
“It’s only natural that our family-oriented beach destination would showcase equally family-friendly Mardi Gras parades,” Joanie Flynn, vice president of marketing at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism said.
“Everyone from little children to our winter visitors takes part in the fun of our five island parades and experiences a whole different state of revelry.”
February 7, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Lovers of Bluegrass gospel music can indulge their passion at the eighth annual Stained Glass Bluegrass festival beginning Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 23 at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway.
Tickets at $15 are available at Thee Coffee Shop located in Building B on the south campus of the church (Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. All concerts will be held in the GSUMC sanctuary. Thursday through Saturday concerts are at 7 p.m.; the Sunday concert is at 2:30 p.m. All concert proceeds support the music ministry of the church.
February 6, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – A new attraction will be available for families at The Wharf in Sharky’s Family Adventure Park, opening March 1.
The new venue will feature two Sky Trail ropes courses; two Sky Rails connecting the courses; a Sky Tykes rope course, and 18 holes of mini-golf. Sharky’s is designed to entertain guests ages 2 and up with a little something for everyone.
February 6, 2014, Orange Beach AL (OBA) — Members of the Orange Beach Garden Club Ways and Means Committee are putting the final touches on details for their Wednesday, February 19, 2014 fundraising event, Game Day and Salad Luncheon.
The club is celebrating their 27th year with the theme “Mardi Gras, Let the Good Times Roll!” Proceeds benefit their Gulf Shores High School Scholarship Fund, Yard of the Month Awards, Orange Beach Elementary Junior Gardeners Program, Light Up Orange Beach Christmas Awards, Community Arbor Day events and local school and city funding efforts.
February 5, 2014 – Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Visitors to Alabama’s beaches in 2013 arrived in record numbers and left behind more money as they returned to their Southeast and Midwest homes refreshed and rejuvenated.
Economically, the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area closed 2013 at $343 million in lodging revenue and at $683 million in retail sales. The 5.9 percent and 6.5 percent increases, respectively, officially establish the area’s third consecutive record year for tourism, further proving the industry’s recovery.
“These numbers show that more and more guests are choosing our beach destination and are spending more money as they enjoy all of the area’s amenities,” Herb Malone said. Malone is president and CEO of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the area’s official destination marketing organization.
February 5, 2014, Perdido Key, FL (PK) – A boat parade, spectacular fireworks and rollicking live music are just a few of the highlights for the Perdido Key Mardi Gras Festival and Cajun Cook-off March 1.
Expect plenty of good food, too. This year’s Mardi Gras Festival will feature separate cook-offs among restaurants and back-yard chefs, with top prizes of up to $200 apiece.
The event, from noon to 8 p.m., will be at Hub Stacy’s at the Point, Galvez Landing. The boat parade starts at Hub’s at noon and travels to the Oyster Bar and Sunset Grille and the Flora-Bama Yacht Club before returning to Hub’s.
February 4, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – According to a release from the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and Orange Beach City Councilman Jerry Johnson, the city will have several public meetings regarding the possibility of an independent school system in Orange Beach. The schedule is:
The first public meeting is tonight - Tuesday, Feb. 4th at 6 pm.
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. - after the OB City Council meeting at City Council Chambers
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. - City Council Chambers
These meetings will not last longer than one hour. There will be a quick presentation and then time for questions and answers. Meetings will take place every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks.
February 4, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25, The Wharf will be the site of the “Soundtrack of Summer Tour” featuring Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder formerly of the Eagles.
Combined, they’ve sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. They’ve had 36 No. 1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on Classic Rock radio more than 500,000 times every year.
They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide to countless crowds. Now it’s time for three of the most legendary names in rock to come together for a massive U.S. Summer tour.
The three-month tour kicks off May 16 in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the Zoo Amphitheatre. In Orange Beach, Don Felder will open the show followed by Styx and then Foreigner, according to the tour schedule.
Tickets for various cities go on sale starting Feb. 7. Fans can check out the tour’s official website, Soundtrack of Summer for info about all three acts, ticket on-sale dates, and more shows that will be announced in the coming weeks.
February 4, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The National Shrimp Festival Committee is now accepting vendor applications for the upcoming 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival. The vendor areas include, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity Village, Fine Arts, Food, Retail Marketplace, and Outdoor Village.
All applications must come through the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber. Applications are posted online. To apply please visit our website at www.myshrimpfest.com to download an application.
The deadline for Arts & Crafts and Fine Art vendor applications is April 15. The deadline for Children's Activity Village, Food, Outdoor Village, and Retail Marketplace vendor applications is May 15.
February 4, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Get ready for a great night of fun, food and dancing as Michele’s Hope presents “Music for the Heart” on Feb. 20 in Our Lady of the Gulf Parish Hall, Gulf Shores.
Tickets are $15 per person and include Italian cuisine, wine and beer, great music for dancing and fabulous raffle prizes, including a basket of certificates from some of the top Gulf Coast restaurants.(Pictured: Seated from left are Treasurer Tommy Cain, Vice President Joe Roszkowski and President Fr. Pat Madden. Standing are Special Events Coordinator Jeanne Franz and Secretary Sally McKinney.)
February 3, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The 17th annual snowbird production at South Baldwin Community Theatre will open Feb. 12in Gulf Shores.
This year’s production, titled “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s,” written by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, will be directed by Marcia Forrester, assisted by Tina Swain. The cast will all be snowbirds this year.
All is fair in love? Even murder? That's the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. A three-scene love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband, but just exactly who's the killer and who's the victim?
February 3, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Grammy Award winner Jackie Davidson and folk song composer Gary Brandt will be the featured artists on Feb. 13 and 14 at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway.
Both evening performances will be at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Tickets at $10 each are available from Thee Coffee Shop in the South Campus (Winn Dixie Plaza) from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Admission is free for 2014 season concert series pass holders. All concert proceeds are used to support the music ministry of the church.