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Hangout Fest 2017 lineup: Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper | AL.com

November 30, 2016

Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper top the lineup for the 2017 Hangout Music Festival, organizers announced Tuesday

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Central time Thursday for the annual event, which takes place May 19-21 in Gulf Shores. The initial ticket price is $249, which will increase to $269 and $289 as allotments are sold. VIP tickets are $1,099 and Super VIP passes are $1,599. For full ticket, lineup and travel information, visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

via Hangout Fest 2017 lineup: Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper | AL.com.

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.

Spanish Fort officials urge parents to talk to kids about online – FOX10 News | WALA

November 29, 2016

Parents, do your kids use social media? Do you know all of the apps they have? These are questions you should ask yourself and your child to keep them safe.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. tonight, Spanish Fort officials are hosting an event for parents to talk about internet safety, social media and how to keep tabs on tech savvy kids.

via Spanish Fort officials urge parents to talk to kids about online – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Gulf Shores to spring breakers: No booze allowed on our beaches | AL.com

November 29, 2016

When Panama City Beach officials decided to prohibit booze from its beaches and implement a curfew on its bars, spring breakers fled to Gulf Shores for a party.

Crime and chaos followed. “We had kids binge drinking, doing drugs and trashing the beach,” Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore recalled Monday. “We decided, as a city, we needed to take action.”

via Gulf Shores to spring breakers: No booze allowed on our beaches | AL.com.

Holiday Fun at the Flora-Bama

November 27, 2016

The Flora-Bama might be the place you think about for fun in the sun — swimming in the salty Gulf, basking in warm rays, feeling the sand slip between your toes and sipping on their famous Bushwackers, but the Southern landmark offers plenty of cold-weather events to keep your calendar, and your Christmas season filled with joy.

via Holiday Fun at the Flora-Bama.

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.

Grab a Sneak Peak of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s New Location | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 26, 2016

Gulf Shores, AL – The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo announced plans to move the zoo to higher and safer ground. The new zoo location is soon to change into a full-time construction zone. Now is your chance to see the new zoo grounds before the construction begins.

Join employees and friends of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for this special Sneak Peak occasion on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-5 p.m. The new location is at 20499 Oak Road E., or County Road 6, in Gulf Shores.

via Grab a Sneak Peak of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s New Location | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Gulf Shores Is A Big Holiday Sports Tournament Destination

November 26, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – You won’t find in Black Friday door busters or deals at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. For hundreds of people, it’s all about youth football!

The city is hosting the 4th annual Gulf Coast Youth Championship. Youth football teams from as far away as Missouri are competing in the tournament.

via Gulf Shores Is A Big Holiday Sports Tournament Destination.

Oil and gas companies in Gulf of Mexico could flourish under Trump presidency | AL.com

November 26, 2016

Oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico could be set for bigger profits under the President-elect Donald Trump’s industry-friendly administration, claims a leading energy industry consulting firm.

While any oil and gas boom is unlikely to come from Trump’s promise to open up federal waters to exploration and drilling in the future, which would take years to yield significant results, there are several ways in which the incoming administration could make things easier for companies to turn profit in an era of lowly priced oil, says Imran Khan, senior manager at Scottish-based consultancy firm Wood MacKenzie.

via Oil and gas companies in Gulf of Mexico could flourish under Trump presidency | AL.com.

Army Veteran Hiking 13,000 Miles for PTSD and Suicide Awareness

November 25, 2016

We’ve heard of cross-country hiking trips before, but army veteran Eli Smith is taking it a step further, several thousand steps further.

“I’m hiking to the four corners of the continental US. It’s about 13,000 miles. I’m raising awareness of PTSD and the suicide rate in the veteran community,” Smith said.

via Army Veteran Hiking 13,000 Miles for PTSD and Suicide Awareness.

Thanksgiving Day tradition feeds hundreds of hungry mouths across Northwest Florida | WEAR

November 24, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — This Thanksgiving, people who don’t have a means to prepare a meal are welcome to stop by Waterfront Rescue Mission for their 68th annual Thanksgiving Day Banquet.

Volunteers, staff and Waterfront Mission Rescue’s recovery program members are preparing more than 1,000 meals.

via Thanksgiving Day tradition feeds hundreds of hungry mouths across Northwest Florida | WEAR.

Marine Resources Works to Boost Oyster Production | Outdoor Alabama

November 24, 2016

Oyster Production

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

If oyster dressing was on the Thanksgiving menu, the likelihood is the cook had to look for oysters at other than traditional outlets.

Since the oyster season opened on November 1 in Alabama coastal waters, production has been unusually low. Thank goodness, the oyster aquaculture industry in the state has been able to take up some of the shortfall but certainly not all.

via Marine Resources Works to Boost Oyster Production | Outdoor Alabama.

Wreaths Across America returns to Barrancas National Cemetery | WEAR

November 24, 2016

Pensacola, FLA — Each December, at Barrancas National Cemetery aboard NAS Pensacola and across the country, volunteers place wreaths on the graves of veterans. They read the names aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service.

This is how Wreaths Across America honors service members and keeps their memory alive.

via Wreaths Across America returns to Barrancas National Cemetery | WEAR.

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