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The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm: Friends Express Their Appreciation

October 04, 2016

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm has grown into something quite magical, now in its sixth and wonderful year. It provides proof that dreams can come true.

Music enthusiast Cathe Steele had a vision to open a place on her farm where musicians and fans could come together in an inviting environment free from the restraints common to this crazy old world. Regardless of economic means, amount of education, political views and religion, two or three hundred folks convene each Sunday at Steele’s picturesque farm in Silverhill, AL for what has been commonly called “The Frog Pond Sunday Social”.

via The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm: Friends Express Their Appreciation.

Winston Groom returns to fiction with epic ‘El Paso’ | AL.com

October 01, 2016

t took a long time for Winston Groom to come back to fiction, but give him credit: He didn’t come back in a small way. “El Paso,” due out next week, turns an epic cast loose in a panoramic landscape and gives them plenty of time to lose or find their ways.

“Forrest Gump,” thanks in no small part to the wildly successful film adaptation, made Groom a household name. He did release the sequel “Gump & Co” in 1995 and the novel “Such a Pretty, Pretty Girl” in 1999, but then moved over to historical nonfiction, with a series of books on conflicts from the 1842 Battle of New Orleans to World War II.

via Winston Groom returns to fiction with epic ‘El Paso’ | AL.com.

Alabama Coastal Cleanup Today

September 17, 2016

he following is a release from the Alabama Coastal Foundation with details on Alabama’s 29th Coastal Cleanup today.

Alabama Coastal Cleanup aims to get our shores clean

Pick up the papers and the trash! On Sept. 17, coastal residents and visitors are invited to take part in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup, part of a worldwide effort to make our shores a safer, cleaner place.

via Alabama Coastal Cleanup Today.

Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 12, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Local dynamic duo Tim Langston and his son Alex made the United States Martial Arts Team and are set to compete for Team USA in the 2016 World Martial Arts Games in Johannesburg, South Africa sanctioned by the Olympics. Alex (11) made the team in April and Tim (44) in June. They are the only Father-son pair on the USA team and two of only three competitors from Alabama.

via Gulf Shores dad and son qualify for World Martial Arts Games | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Watch Tim Cook belt out ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ at Apple event | AL.com

September 08, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off today’s much-anticipated product unveiling with a Southern rock nod to his home state.

Joined by The Late Late Show’s James Corden and artist Pharrell, Cook, a native of Robertsdale, Alabama belted out the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Sweet Home Alabama” in a pre-event edition of Carpool Karaoke. The song, an anthem for the University of Alabama, has to sting a little to Cook, a graduate of Auburn University.

via Watch Tim Cook belt out ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ at Apple event | AL.com.

 

Rep. Bradley Byrne in National Address: “There is a better way” | WPMI

September 04, 2016

In this week’s Republican address to the nation, Congressman Bradley Bryne (R-AL) discusses a better way to fight poverty and help those who need it most.

As part of his tour through his district to learn how the federal government can better help local efforts, Rep. Bryne’s address takes place at Feeding the Gulf Coast, an organization that provides nutritious food to the hungry.

via Rep. Bradley Byrne in National Address: “There is a better way” | WPMI.

Loxley community mourns loss of beloved pastor – FOX10 News | WALA

September 04, 2016

The Loxley community mourning the loss of one of their beloved pastors.

Loxley Church of God lead pastor, Herman Knapp, died in an ATV accident Friday while at a hunting camp in Monroe County.

Several people showed up at the church Friday night and on Saturday to express their condolences.

Knapp leaves behind a wife and two children. Friends describe him as a man of faith who loved the Crimson Tide, turkey hunting, and volunteering in the community. They say he was loved by many and will be missed.

via Loxley community mourns loss of beloved pastor – FOX10 News | WALA.

“Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire

August 30, 2016

The beaches in Gulf Shores are arguably some of the prettiest in the world. In an effort to keep them that way, last year, the city passed a “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance.

“It means don’t leave trash and leave only your footprints,” says beachgoer Linda Pearson.

Chairs, tents and beach toys have to be removed every day or the city will throw them away for you.

via “Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire.

Foley legend Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler honored during gametime festivities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 22, 2016

FOLEY, Alabama — A pair of ceremonies were held during Friday night’s season-opening contest on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley to honor Foley native Kenny Stabler.

A 1964 graduate of Foley High School, Stabler was named first team All-State in Class 3A in 1963, was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All Southern Team in 1963 and participated in the 1964 Alabama High School All-Star game.

via Foley legend Ken ‘Snake’ Stabler honored during gametime festivities | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com

August 20, 2016

Foley’s football game against Robertsdale on Friday night was the Lions’ season-opener, not their homecoming contest. But a homecoming of sorts took place at Ivan Jones Stadium during Foley’s 41-14 victory over the Golden Bears.

For the first time in its football history, Foley retired a former player’s jersey number – the No. 12 worn by Ken Stabler as the Lions’ quarterback from 1961 through 1963. After Foley’s current No. 12, Garrett Mayo, completes his prep career, no Lion will wear the jersey again.

via ‘A special place’ retires Ken Stabler’s high school football number | AL.com.

Mom wants answers after son is killed in highway crash | WPMI

August 19, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — It’s been a month since Fort Morgan volunteer firefighter John Bryan lost control of his motorcycle and was killed on Highway 181 near mile marker five. The grieving mother wants to know what lead up to the accident.

“We were two peas in the pod,” said Bryan’s mother Johnnie Bryan. “When you seen one, you seen the other.”

via Mom wants answers after son is killed in highway crash | WPMI.

Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 16, 2016

FOLEY, Alabama — Foley High School will retire Kenny Stabler’s 12 jersey number in a special halftime ceremony during the Lions home opener versus Robertsdale on Friday on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley. Game time is 7 p.m.“

This is something that has never been done before at Foley High School,” FHS Principal Russ Moore said. “It’s just something nice that we can do for the family and for the community. We want to do something to focus on the positives and there are plenty of positive things to focus on.”

via Aug. 19 halftime ceremony to honor Foley legend Kenny Stabler | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA

August 15, 2016

A Baldwin County man is trying to help flood victims in Louisiana.

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaleski has been collecting donations. He originally started to help his family.

“My parents, they had to evacuate their house and my sister had to evacuate her house,” said Michaleski. “I knew they wouldn’t have anything. They had to grab what they could and go and my sister, they lost everything.”

via Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores man killed in traffic accident – FOX10 News | WALA

August 06, 2016

A 56 year-old man died after his 1998 BMW crashed into a utility pole, according to Alabama State Troopers.

Troopers say Douglas Edward Haviland of Gulf Shores died at a local hospital.

They say the accident happened on Alabama 181 just north of Baldwin County 44, four miles east of Fairhope at 4:46 p.m. Friday.

via Gulf Shores man killed in traffic accident – FOX10 News | WALA.

Wesley Ludloff has been appointed General Manager at Island House Hotel in Orange Beach – AL, USA

August 04, 2016

Atlanta-based Hotel Equities announced Wesley Ludloff as the General Manager of the Island House Hotel, a 161-room beach front, full service property in Orange Beach, Alabama. The hotel begins a comprehensive renovation following the summer season converting to a DoubleTree by Hilton.

via Wesley Ludloff has been appointed General Manager at Island House Hotel in Orange Beach – AL, USA.

Orange Beach City Manager Ken Grimes Receives Vocational Excellence Award

August 03, 2016

Ken Grimes, Jr. serves as the City Administrator for the City of Orange Beach located in Baldwin County, Alabama beginning in June of 2008. His career with the City of Orange Beach began as Special Projects Coordinator in 2002. Grimes is described as a resilient leader who has led his municipality and region through many challenging disasters and times of crisis while continuing to rebound and focus on the future of the coastal resort destination.

via Orange Beach City Manager Ken Grimes Receives Vocational Excellence Award.

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