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July 13, 2016 - (OBA) - Large Jack Crevalle caught by Courtney Summers in Fort Morgan on Monday.
July 11, 2016 - (OBA) - The “About Boating Safely” Class is being presented by Flotilla 3-10 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 from 7:45 A. M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Orange Beach Community Center.
Upon completion of this 8 hour boat safety course you will receive a boating safety education certificate that satisfies the Alabama requirements for a boating license.
The course provides instruction in types of boats, boating law, boat safety equipment, boat handling, and navigation.
The course is open to ages 12 and above at a cost of $35.00 per student or $45.00 for two family members sharing a book. The cost includes a textbook, instructional materials, and lunch. Registration is required.
July 7, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA) - Sandy Roots Music Productions will be producing the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout. Melissa Joiner (co-founder of GCSS) stated that she anticipates this year to be the best thus far. “ Building this event with Nick over the last 2 years has been such a phenomenal experience. The buzz is out about the shootout along the Gulf Coast and writers who want to be apart of what we are doing are already contacting us. I am excited to see the caliber of musicians that enter this year, said Joiner.
Nick Biebricher owner of Sandy Roots Music productions stated that the competition could not have found a better home than the Hotspot Music and Grub. “The relationship we forged with Bobby Graves, Hotspot owner, last year is one that is sure to be long lasting. He was more than accommodating and its very transparent he cares as much as we do about the success of the event. Bobby will once again provide the entire cash prize package for the 2016 event”, said Biebricher.
The Shootout is slated to start on September 12th and will continue every Monday night for six weeks until the finale on October 24th. The official dates for this years Shootout are as followed - September 12th, 19st and 26th, October 3rd, 10th and 24th every night at the Hot Spot Music & Grub. We are happy to have local singer songwriter Destiny Brown returning to host the 2016 Songwriter Shootout.
July 1, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA) - The Second Annual Flora Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championships is the fastest growing WPA Sanctioned event in Florida. The event will be held from July 22nd-24th at the Flor-Bama compound.
There will be a 9 mile Elite Race, with surf start from the beach and finish at the Old River Oyster Bar. There will also be a four mile race on Old River, as well as a one-mile fun race. Prizes for the Elite race and awards for all races.
Sunday Funday will be Sprints, Relays and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Tug. Register at Paddle Guru.
More details to follow...
June 30, 2016 - (OBA) - Alabama Extreme Watersports (AEW) is the newest business to offer Orange Beach jet ski rentals and tours. Founded by TripShock CEO Greg Fisher, AEW officially opened its Bear Point Marina location in May of 2016. After one month of operation, the brand new jet ski company is serving large number of tourists for both its jet ski rentals, and guided waverunner dolphin tours.
It was in late 2015 that Fisher set out to establish a watersports company on the Alabama Gulf Coast. As CEO of travel booking engine TripShock.com, Fisher had seen dozens of activity providers come and go. "With a well-trained staff, high-end equipment, and competitive pricing, I knew that I could compete in the Orange Beach jet ski rental market," Fisher was quoted as saying at a recent visit to Bear Point Marina. Since May 2016, Alabama Extreme Watersports has provided services to hundreds of thrill-seeking customers, and boasts a collection of perfect 5 star reviews across several social media platforms.
June 28, 2016 - (OBA) - If you can, please help these children in need.
June 28, 2016 - (FA) - World War II Veteran Welton Hance is in his mid-90s and still going strong, working at Lowe's Home Improvement in Foley Alabama.
June 28, 2016 - (GSA) - Al captured a colorful sunrise sky this morning in Gulf Shores.
June 25, 2016 - (OBA) - From Brian Hearn, founder of Airshow News... There are only 1,000 coins being made and over 500 have been claimed. The coins are officially licensed by the United States Navy and authorized by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as well as the Kuss family, we've teamed up with Coinforce to offer this memorial challenge coin in honor of Captain Jeff "Kooch" Kuss. It's not-for-profit with proceeds going to benefit the Kuss family.
Coin Specs: 2-1/4' diameter; 3.5mm thick; Antique gold metal; Die-struck
June 27, 2016 - (GSA) - We have a little rain back in the forecast this week. Clouds over the Gulf State Park Pier at sunrise this morning as captured by Michael Thomas with www.Micdesigns.com.
June 26, 2016 - (OBA) - Kalyn Wolfe captured a beautiful sunset as the storm clouds moved in from the north.