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By DAVID RAINER - Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
April 21, 2017 - Gulf State Park (GSP) - The frenetic activity on the tip of the Gulf State Park Pier last weekend is more proof the northern Gulf of Mexico’s premium fishing and education pier is reeling with action.
Fishing on the Octagon at the end of the 1,542-foot pier that reaches into some prime Gulf fishing waters is not for the faint of heart.
When one of the anglers hooks up, Octagon rules kick in. Those along the rail quickly make room for the engaged angler as the fish runs in one direction and then back.
David Thornton, who regularly travels to Gulf Shores from his home in Mobile to feed his pier-fishing addiction, calls that dance the Gulf Shores Shuffle. Pier anglers gladly yield right-of-way to keep from tangling lines, which results only in a lost fish.
“As a Baldwin County Commissioner, I have built coalitions to substantially increase the efficiency of your county government saving taxpayers 10’s of millions of dollars each year and reducing substantially the overall county employee headcount all while increasing spending on road and drainage projects to address our critical infrastructure needs. We have brought new high paying jobs to Baldwin County with even more prospects in the future so that we may diversify our economy. We have enacted new planning, zoning and subdivision regulations that help to protect our quality of life and our environment while being respectful of private property rights. I have rekindled positive working relationships with our school officials, mayors and city councils that allow us to address our growth challenges together. It is time to take these proven principles of government efficiency and a cooperative spirit that have been so successful in Baldwin County to the State Senate.”
The show’s infectious combination of gospel and bluegrass music will launch the audience into a harmonious sing-along spirit. Ring of Fire and The Marvelous Wonderettes director Stacy Alley returns this summer to direct the production, which will feature students and faculty. Alley says, “We've thought about doing this show for a while now and I'm thrilled we are finally bringing it down to the beach. It provides an evening full of songs that will make you clap and sing along as well as a cast of characters that will touch your heart and lift your spirits. The show is heartwarming, family-friendly, and hilarious.”
Beginning this week and running through November, the Blue Angels opens the gate at NAS Pensacola tarmac to invite the public to watch the Blue Angels practice their shows.
On March 30, CBDB takes the stage to kick off Music at Meyer Park. Formed in Tuscaloosa, CBDB is known for their unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed joyfunk. Fresh off the release of their third album, titled "The FAME EP," CBDB combines impressive musicianship with solid songwriting and a spectacular live performance. The group is comprised of Cy Simonton - guitar and vocals, Kris Gottlieb - guitar and vocals, Glenn Dillard - sax/keys and vocals, Paul Oliver - drums, and Mike Sinopole - bass and vocals.
March 9, 2017 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Fitness and health fanatics have plenty to do this spring and summer when vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach including yoga retreats, paddleboard competitions and more.
March 9th, 2017 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to The Wharf Amphitheater for one night only, Tuesday, June 6th at 8 pm, as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don't Know'” Tour 2017.
Local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.