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Perdido Key to Host 8th Annual Wine & Art Festival

February 21, 2017

The 8th annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival will be held at Villagio Town Center (13700 Perdido Key Drive) April 21-23, 2017. The festival is being co-produced by Perdido Key Events and its original host the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored in part by The Meridian & Vista Del Mar. Guests will have the chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions while enjoying local cuisine, music and arts.

via Perdido Key to Host 8th Annual Wine & Art Festival.

Katherine Webb posts sizzling bikini selfies | Daily Mail Online

February 21, 2017

Katherine Webb gave birth less than a year ago, but the mother-of-one proudly showed off her toned post-baby body in a bikini during a beach getaway with her baby boy.

The 27-year-old former beauty queen celebrated President’s Day weekend by taking her nine-month-old son Tripp on a day trip to Orange Beach, Alabama. Though it appears that her husband, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron, had missed out on the family fun.

via Katherine Webb posts sizzling bikini selfies | Daily Mail Online.

Pedestrian bridge in Gulf Shores nearing completion – FOX10 News | WALA

February 21, 2017

Phase one of a $960,000 pedestrian bridge project in Gulf Shores is on schedule to be open by summer.  The eight foot wide bridge will create much better access for pedestrians and bicyclists from the beach area to the north end of town.  It will also make it much safer.

If you’ve been to Gulf Shores in the last few months, you may have noticed the new, eight foot wide sidewalks that stretch from the Intracoastal Waterway to the beach.  That is, all the way except for the bridge at Bayou Village.  Work on phase one of that project started in October.  The east side of the bridge was cut off and new pilings set to build the sidewalk.

via Pedestrian bridge in Gulf Shores nearing completion – FOX10 News | WALA.

Advisory Board Updated on Game Check, Snapper Check | WPMI

February 21, 2017

Combining the reporting of Alabama’s charter fleet and private recreational anglers for both the federal and state seasons, the Alabama Snapper Check data estimated that a little more than 1.5 million pounds of snapper were landed in 2016.

The federal estimate through NOAA Fisheries’ survey program indicated that more than 2.7 million pounds were landed in Alabama.

via Advisory Board Updated on Game Check, Snapper Check | WPMI.

Waterfront Homes Targeted By Thieves

February 21, 2017

“You can see where they tried to kick in this door, shoe prints on that.” It was not the welcome home, Katherine Dubose anticipated. “This is where they came in first we believe,” thieves breaking into and rummaging through her bayside home. “Took guns, fishing tackle, my dad was in law enforcement and they took some of his badges that I had mounted on a plaque.”

via Waterfront Homes Targeted By Thieves.

Flu still widespread in Alabama, but season may be peaking | AL.com

February 21, 2017

High levels of flu-like illness are still present in dozens of states, including Alabama, but Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers said the rate of illness doesn’t appear to be increasing.

Typically, flu season begins to taper off in March, and Landers said she hopes to see a decrease in cases soon.

“Unfortunately, we won’t really know when it ends until it’s over,” Landers said.

via Flu still widespread in Alabama, but season may be peaking | AL.com.

Luxury condominium vacation rentals in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores | AL.com

February 21, 2017

It’s almost the high season here along the Alabama Gulf Coast and tourists will be flocking to Pleasure Island hoping for summer deals. But some folks enjoy staying in super comfort. Looking to vacation like a king or queen this summer season? Here are 16 luxury condo units for rent in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to start saving for. Brian Kelly/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

via Luxury condominium vacation rentals in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Get outside and explore Perdido-area state parks

February 20, 2017

With the development you find in most areas of Florida, it’s hard to imagine what it would’ve looked like before the condos and the high-rises. Lucky for us, we can experience the old, natural Florida at one of three beautifully-maintained parks right here in Pensacola! Each offers its own unique brand of beauty but they all have one thing in common – pure, pristine paradise.

via Get outside and explore Perdido-area state parks.

Mark Zuckerberg visits Mobile; posts about trip on Facebook – FOX10 News | WALA

February 20, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, and wife Priscilla made a stop in Mobile Sunday.

It was all apart of his challenge to visit every state in the U.S.

The multi-billionaire posted about his experience visiting the Port City on Facebook saying, “We spent the day in Mobile and Bayou La Batre — the seafood capital of the state.

via Mark Zuckerberg visits Mobile; posts about trip on Facebook – FOX10 News | WALA.

Facebook co-founder, CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes Alabama first stop on nationwide tour | AL.com

February 20, 2017

Alabama was the first stop on a nationwide tour for Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, visited Mobile and Bayou La Batre on Saturday. They attended church services, watched a Mardi Gras parade, and stopped in The Haberdasher for a drink, Zuckerberg said on Facebook.

via Facebook co-founder, CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes Alabama first stop on nationwide tour | AL.com.

Hot location brings big bucks | AL.com

February 19, 2017

Seaside Liquor Store #2 plans to relocate from 316 E. Beach Blvd., in Gulf Shores, to 500 W. Beach Blvd., in Gulf Shores, which was formerly occupied by Carney Realty, according to city records.  Carney Realty has relocated to an office space at The Wharf off Canal Road in Orange Beach. Carney’s new office is on the second floor above Bungalows at The Wharf.

via Hot location brings big bucks | AL.com.

How to go boating without the hassle of owning

February 19, 2017

Imagine having yachts, speed boats, wave runners and fishing boats at your fingertips.

Because many people can’t afford to own such a fleet of expensive boats, and because boat owning just isn’t for everyone, companies have sprung up in recent years to fill a gap in the market and provide affordable boat-owning experiences to skippers.

Legacy Boating Club, which has locations on the Destin harbor, Baytowne Marina, Panama City Beach and Orange Beach, Alabama, is an option for those with a little more disposable income. Legacy has a unique boat club model where members pay an annual and monthly fee in order to access a whole fleet of high-end boats.

via How to go boating without the hassle of owning.

Pensacola veterans finding healing through song | WFTV

February 18, 2017

Chandler said the songwriting process helped him sort through many complicated emotions related to his war experience and his failed marriage.

He collaborated with the professional songwriters and came up with Fight For Me during the annual Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival in 2015. The large festival, which is more than 30 years old, has venues stretching from Gulf Shores, Alabama, through the Pensacola area. Last year, Chandler and fellow Pensacola veteran Janet Keiser worked with festival songwriters on another song, 22 A Day.

The new song tackles the high suicide rate among military veterans, estimated by experts to be 22 a day.

“He’d won his battle on the field. Lost the one back home. With guilt, pills and pain, lonely in his bones,” is one verse of the gritty song.

via Pensacola veterans finding healing through song | WFTV.

Nation’s top archers compete in Foley this weekend – FOX10 News | WALA

February 18, 2017

FOLEY, AL (WALA) - What do you get when you bring together the best professional and amateur archers in the country in Foley, Alabama?  It’s the Hoyt Archery Alabama Pro Am.  Nearly 2,000 archers are competing for cash and prizes this weekend at Foley’s Graham Creek Nature Preserve.  Only in its second year, it’s already a favorite stop for the pros and amateurs alike.

via Nation’s top archers compete in Foley this weekend – FOX10 News | WALA.

Drones Banned At Mardi Gras Parades

February 18, 2017

FAIRHOPE, AL- The Fairhope Police Dept. is reminding Mardi Gras parade-goers to leave their drones at home.

“There are a lot of rules that the FAA has passed such as not flying over crowds, no flying over public events,” says Fairhope Police Sgt. Craig Sawyer. “Flying a drone, especially if you’re an inexperienced flyer can easily lead to property damage or injury.”

via Drones Banned At Mardi Gras Parades.

Fairhope couple starts record label dedicated to forging a new Alabama sound | AL.com

February 18, 2017

In an unsuspecting, unmarked flat, tucked away in Fairhope, movie producing couple, Scott and Kate Lumpkin, handle their business surrounded by the things that inspire them most. From the ground up the place is staged with a hodgepodge of memorabilia, trinkets pulled from former production sets and gifts from friends in the entertainment industry.

via Fairhope couple starts record label dedicated to forging a new Alabama sound | AL.com.

Foley teens tied to pole, thrown in trunk in setup robbery | WPMI

February 17, 2017

Baldwin County Sheriff deputies are investigating an armed robbery and abduction that happened in Foley this past weekend.

Officials are calling this a set-up and said over the weekend a 15-year-old girl lured two teenage boys to a park to be robbed. Authorities said the girl went with the two boys to a community pool on Adams Circle for a “party”. When they arrived, she told them she was calling up a female friend. But, instead, deputies said three armed men showed up.

via Foley teens tied to pole, thrown in trunk in setup robbery | WPMI.

Baldwin Schools Superintendent up for 2nd evaluation – FOX10 News | WALA

February 17, 2017

On the job for nearly two years, Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler is set to be graded on his performance over the last year.

“I would not feel comfortable doing the superintendent evaluation ourselves. I think we need to seek an independent third party,” said Shannon Cauley, Baldwin County School Board President.

via Baldwin Schools Superintendent up for 2nd evaluation – FOX10 News | WALA.

Developers apply for pre-zoning and annexation for proposed PUD – FOX10 News | WALA

February 17, 2017

If some Baldwin County developers have it their way, a new project could be coming to Daphne that calls for both retail and residential space. According to city leaders there’s no timeline or even renderings available for the proposed project, and as any new development coming to a community, there’s a lot of opinions.

Traffic and infrastructure are two of the main concerns that are stemming from the idea of developers bringing in a new project at the northwest corner of State Highway 181 and County Road 64.

via Developers apply for pre-zoning and annexation for proposed PUD – FOX10 News | WALA.

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