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Orange Beach hosts NAIA women’s soccer national championship – Lagniappe Mobile

November 30, 2016

Some of the top women’s soccer teams in the United States have descended on the Alabama Gulf Coast. For the fifth year, the city of Orange Beach and the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission are welcoming the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) championship.

via Orange Beach hosts NAIA women’s soccer national championship – Lagniappe Mobile.

Local Firefighters Sending Prayers To Gatlinburg

November 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL- The Smoky Mountain wildfire hits close to home. Gatlinburg is a popular resort destination for many folks on the Gulf Coast. Images of the destruction are heartbreaking.

Firefighters in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach know exactly what Gatlinburg fire crews are going through. In 2011, more than 100 local firefighters battled a massive wildfire in Gulf State Park for 10 days.

via Local Firefighters Sending Prayers To Gatlinburg.

Coastal Alabama zipline course relocating to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com

November 29, 2016

A coastal Alabama zip line course operator, embroiled in a standoff with state officials over the closure of his thrill-seeking course on state property, announced Monday he’s relocating the business to The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Gulf Adventure Center, in a news release, announced that it has reached an agreement to relocate the zipline course to the entertainment and shopping complex – about 6 miles northeast from the venue’s current location at Lake Shelby.

via Coastal Alabama zipline course relocating to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center

November 27, 2016

A benefit concert and live auction will be held in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, Orange Beach on Feb. 16, 2017.  All proceeds go towards completing construction of Melissa’s Place, an orphanage being built in Haiti for girls 5 to 16 years old.  In addition to the music of The Coachmen, and Wojamm travelling here for this event, Gulf Coast locals Lisa Christian, Mac Walter and Shelby Brown (recently seen on The Voice) will perform for the event.

via Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center.

Thousands of Dollars in GPS Devices Targeted by Thieves in Orange Beach

November 22, 2016

If you look closely, something is missing in the console of this Grady White. Two holes in the console used to contain Garmin GPS monitors. “They spent their time unbolting everything, unscrewing it where they can resale it because it takes a lot of time to pull a unit out so it’s not completely destroyed so they can sell it,” says the mechanic replacing the missing high-tech devices Chad Daniel.

via Thousands of Dollars in GPS Devices Targeted by Thieves in Orange Beach.

Zipline looks to reopen at The Wharf in Orange Beach | The Islander

November 21, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – One of the Alabama Gulf Coast’s most popular attractions has found a new home.

Gulf Adventure Center (GAC) has reached an agreement to relocate their popular zipline course to The Wharf in Orange Beach, subject to final approvals and permitting.

“Our planning with management at The Wharf is going very well,” GAC Managing Partner Tom Schlinkert said. “They’ve got a fantastic property, great infrastructure, established traffic and a sharp business development team.”

via Zipline looks to reopen at The Wharf in Orange Beach | The Islander.

Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center

November 21, 2016

A benefit concert and live auction will be held in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, Orange Beach on Feb. 16, 2017.  All proceeds go towards completing construction of Melissa’s Place, an orphanage being built in Haiti for girls 5 to 16 years old.  In addition to the music of The Coachmen, and Wojamm travelling here for this event, Gulf Coast locals Lisa Christian, Mac Walter and Shelby Brown (recently seen on The Voice) will perform for the event.

via Benefit Concert and Live Auction at the Orange Beach Event Center.

Bentley should be celebrated for preserving coast line | AL.com

November 20, 2016

Alabama’s Gulf Coast has always been a source of pride for the state. The white sandy beaches are among the finest in the world and are a destination for fishermen, families, ecologists and biologists.

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill threatened much of the shoreline but, six years later, Gov. Robert Bentley is demonstrating a willingness to turn that near-disaster into an environmental triumph.

via Bentley should be celebrated for preserving coast line | AL.com.

More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | The Islander

November 15, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) announced another strong year for tourism, the return of several national sporting events and the success of the Leave Only Footprints initiative during the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores.

via More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | The Islander.

Church of God group donates to Christian Service Center | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 15, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL — For the third year in a row, the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, met at the Orange Beach Events Center.The group desires to bless the communities where they meet and again chose the Christian Service Center as the recipient of their outreach. Each day of their meeting, the group collected food, household supplies, personal hygiene items, baby supplies and cash donations for the CSC.

via Church of God group donates to Christian Service Center | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Hundreds Attend USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage Premiere In Mobile

November 13, 2016

It was an exciting night for folks in Mobile. They lined up by the hundreds to pack into Saenger theater to watch a movie about the human spirit.

“We tried to make the best movie possible and honor these men because they are heroes and everyone aboard that ship was doing a job,” says Executive Producer Tim Cavanaugh.

via Hundreds Attend USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage Premiere In Mobile.

Gulf Shores Alabama Travel Guide: Hotels, Restaurants, and More | Architectural Digest

November 13, 2016

Sugar-white sand beaches, a culinary scene rivaling New Orleans, a vibrant shopping district—Gulf Shores, Alabama, is one of America’s greatest under-the-radar beach towns. Wander your way through the Wharf, an entertainment district that’s a hybrid of Rodeo Drive chic and old-school Charleston charm, or enjoy fresh oysters and cocktails at one of the city’s many waterfront locales. And, of course, there’s always the beach. Below, we’ve selected the best ways to spend your time.

via Gulf Shores Alabama Travel Guide: Hotels, Restaurants, and More | Architectural Digest.

My Final Day at the World Food Championship – Clarksville, TN Online

November 12, 2016

Orange Beach, AL – The week I had planned to travel to Texas to see some friends, turned into a chance to cover a world class event. Weather prevented me from heading west, so I went south, to an area I frequent on vacation every year, Orange Beach Alabama. It was here that the World Food Championships were being held, and I had to check it out.

via My Final Day at the World Food Championship – Clarksville, TN Online.

Baldwin Mayor Raising Money for Celebrities to Leave the Country

November 11, 2016

Now making the rounds on social media, a post by Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon on his personal Facebook page. “It was sort of tongue in cheek but in reality, it’s serious business. Words have meaning.” He wants everyone who vowed to leave the country if Donald Trump became president to keep their promise and he has set up a Go Fund Me account to help them out.

via Baldwin Mayor Raising Money for Celebrities to Leave the Country.

Orange Beach keeps health plan | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 05, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The Orange Beach City Council on Nov. 1 voted down a change in health insurance that would have caused significant increases for its nearly 300 employees.

An emotional discussion ended with city agreeing to once again take a loss in the city’s self-insurance program to keep the current coverage, premiums and co-pay costs. Employees agreed to give up half of a yearly one-time payment for services – essentially but not legally a Christmas bonus – to help ease the city’s burden.

via Orange Beach keeps health plan | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

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