Journey has set a concert in Orange Beach at the The Wharf Amphitheater on July 6th, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 27th at 10am CST.
Homebuilder D.R. Horton paid $1.404 million for 22 lots in Harbor Ridge subdivision off St. Lucia Drive near Terry Cove Drive in Orange Beach, according to developer Nathan Cox of Bellator Real Estate & Development. The home prices will start in the high $200s.
Former Orange Beach City Council member Dr. James Haywood Baker, 75, of Mentone, Alabama, died Dec. 18, 2016 after a brief illness.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s on-the-Mountain Episcopal Church in Mentone on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 11 a.m., followed immediately by a luncheon for friends and family in the fellowship hall.
Christina Christian along with her producer, Justin Sable Fobes are proud to present Christina’s Single Release “Quirky Little Thing” campaign party on Friday, February 10th from 8:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. The “Silent Sea” Pre-Order Campaign Party takes place at The Hot Spot Music and Grub located at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL at 4780 Wharf Parkway.
The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber is pleased to announce our annual free electronic recycling event to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:00 am – Noon in the Alabama State Park Pavilion parking lot. The Conservation & Natural Resources Council, the City of Gulf Shores, and the City of Orange Beach work together each year to accept electronics and documents for paper shredding.
The off-season in Gulf Shores. Hardly a soul on the beaches and a perfect time to get things in order for the tourists season that’s just a couple of months away.
“Our season is March through October,” says Jason Holt with Suncoast Beach Services.
A Chevron gas station across from Romar Beach in Orange Beach is the last place you’d expect to find authentic cuisine from South of the Border.
But folks have discovered the Mexican food at The Authentic Taco in the last few months — and some customers are calling it the best Mexican food at the beach.
An investor from north Alabama paid $2.09 million cash for one acre of gulf-front property on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach just west of Broadmoor condominiums, according to Realtors. Buddy McDaniel of Bellator Real Estate & Development represented the buyer and Bob Shallow of REMAX Paradise represented the sellers. The land is zoned multi-family and has 166 front feet on the Gulf and more than 145 front feet on the boulevard.
One person was injured in gulf shores when a strong wind storm moved through a section of the city. City spokesman Grant Brown says the individual suffered a broken leg.
No other injuries or deaths were reported, although the storm did some major damage to property.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Two big events are becoming New Year’s eve staples in Baldwin County.
In Fairhope “The Ball Drop” has been a tradition since 2000 and in Orange Beach at the Wharf “The Marlin Drop ” has been around since 2012.
ORANGE BEACH, AL- The Wharf in Orange Beach will host another New Year’s Eve street party.
It’s called “Reelin’ in the New Year.” The street party starts at 5pm with lots of kids activities. There will also be a DJ and two bands and of course the highlights of the night will be the marlin drop and fireworks at midnight.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — A plan to line 22 new homes on the east side of Washington Boulevard in East Orange Beach received an overwhelming unfavorable recommendation from the city planning commission.
“It was called Port Washington planned unit development,” Engineering and Community Development Director Kit Alexander said. “It was a subdivision of 22 50-foot lots on Washington Boulevard. It a was unanimous negative recommendation to council so it was pulled. They won’t be pursuing approval from the council.”
When it came to the weather, it didn’t exactly feel like Christmas as temperatures reached the mid 70s on Saturday.
That unseasonable weather may have been the reason hundreds of people attended the Christmas Eve Service at the Orange Beach United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. on December 24, 2016.
The Gulf State Park project is beginning to peek over the fences along Perdido Beach Highway and from the elevation of the state park pier, a better sense of the footprint of the project.
Expected to open in 2018, it is just one of the major projects currently changing the view along the coastline.
Troy capped off its most-successful season as an FBS school with a thrilling bowl victory in its home state on Friday night.
The Trojans forced five Ohio turnovers – converting three of them into touchdowns – to claim a 28-23 win before a crowd of 32,377 in the Dollar General Bowl at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Troy ends the season at 10-3, its first double-digit victory season since 2000, when it was a member of the Division I-AA Southland Conference.
In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade begins at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina.
Depending on who you ask, Bayes Southern Bar and Grill, the newest upscale restaurant and bar in Orange Beach, opened at a bad time of year — in the quiet of the off season when the only folks in town are college students home for the holidays or snowbirds who are just starting roll in until their exodus near St. Patrick’s Day.
On the other hand, opening in the off season allows locals to try it first — and around Orange Beach and Gulf Shores word of mouth amongst the locals can make all the difference when it comes to a restaurant’s success. It’s a tricky time to open a restaurant in a region where some restaurants close their doors until spring. But the idea for Bayes is to use this slow time to draw the finicky locals.
Gulf Shores High grad Brandon Silvers will have major support from the stands when he leads the 9-3 Troy State Trojans against Ohio Universitsy (8-5) in the Dollar General Bowl on Dec. 23 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 7 p.m. It will be the second time this season that the redshirt junior has played in Mobile, just an hour’s drive from his hometown. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Ohio coach Frank Solich said it’s not only Troy’s offensive line that has accounted for the nation’s lowest sack total – quarterback Brandon Silvers has something to do with it, too.
“Their quarterback is a very smart quarterback, excellent thrower, gets rid of the ball very quickly, identifies open guys quickly, gets the ball to them, is able to move around in the pocket, scramble, make some runs with his legs,” Solich said of the former Gulf Shores High School standout. “It’ll certainly be a situation where we’ll have to work for everything we get.”
When Toledo running back Kareem Hunt plays in the Reese’s Senior Bowl next month, he won’t be playing at Ladd-Peebles Stadium for the first time. On Jan. 4, 2015, Hunt ran for 271 yards and five touchdowns in the Rockets’ 63-44 victory over Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile.
Rite Aid will sell 865 stores to Fred’s Inc., the drug store chain announced Tuesday. The move comes after the Federal Trade Commission expressed antitrust concerns about Walgreens Boost Alliance Inc., which operates the Walgreens chain, acquiring Rite Aid. Tennessee-based Fred’s will pay $950 million in cash for the stores.
NEW YORK – During the past 10 years, Consulting Magazine has set out to measure the impact of women on the consulting profession. While it’s impossible to quantify, it’s significant and growing every year.
Women continue to make a profound difference to both their clients and their firms. To recognize their achievements, we brought the profession together last month at the St. Regis New York to honor this year’s recipients.
Jenny McCaskey of Orange Beach was one of 13 women to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Gala in Manhattan. Jenny is a Vice President with Impact Advisors. As a consultant, she supports her firm’s mission to “create a positive impact” for her clients.
Two people are behind bars in Baldwin County after driving a stolen car through the security gate on Ono Island and breaking into a home.
Michael Kendall, a 31-year-old from Lillian, Ala., was arrested early Sunday morning after police were called to a home where a burglary was in progress. A homeowner woke up to find Kendall in their home. The homeowner confronted Kendall and a fight ensued. The homeowner and Kendall were sent to the hospital for injuries sustained in the fight.
Orange Beach Police say 31 year-old Michael Bradford Kendall is facing several charges of burglary, assault and drugs after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle through the Ono Island security gate and then, breaking into a home where police say he assaulted the homeowner.
Orange Beach, AL- Orange Beach Police located a stolen vehicle on Ono Island that was reported stolen in Summerdale a few days ago.
31-year-old Michael Bradford Kendall of Lillian, Alabama is facing charges related to the stolen vehicle. There are also charges of burglary and assault as well as misdemeanor drug charges.
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ORANGE BEACH, AL – A judge revoked the bond on a woman charged with murder who was staying in Orange Beach with her grandparents.
Vegas Contorno was arrested in August for driving under the influence after an incident at the Undertow on Canal Road. Police were called to the scene and Contorno reportedly tried to drive away but ran her car into an Orange Beach police car.
Orange Beach Elementary School in Alabama holds dear to Kelly Kemmerlin Cleere, a University of West Georgia College of Education alumna and current teacher. For 25 years, Kelly has been awarded Teacher of the Year in each of the three schools she’s taught while continuously making an impact for students and her community.
ORANGE BEACH — As the city contemplates expanding its work on the state-owned fishing wall under the Perdido Pass Bridge, a citizen asked if perhaps the state could contribute some financial help.
“It took us three years to get permission to spend our own money,” Mayor Tony Kennon said with chuckle. “But I’m used to it. It’s out of sight, out of mind to them.”