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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Roughly half of the top 10 worst bridges, according to the FHWA, are in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday evening around 9pm many people on social media reported seeing a fireball coming from the Daphne, Loxley area on the Eastern Shore.
People are saying they saw streaks of fire across the sky, not only on the Eastern Shore but but other local locations.
Ten years ago to this day, Trip Pittman closed his eyes, tucked his head and prepared to die.
He was the passenger inside a single-prop 1970 Bellanca Super Viking that had experienced engine problems about 4,000 feet above the swamps of northwest Florida.
The Baldwin County mystic society Apollo’s Mystic Ladies rolled Friday evening in Daphne, giving the Eastern Shore its first major parade of the Carnival season. To enjoy a selection of colorful images from the event, page through the accompanying galley.
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.
Sports tourism is ramping up in Baldwin County in 2017 and attracting thousands of people to sports complexes, hotels and restaurants.
Events related to sports tourism were meant to bridge the gap between the busy summers and the off-season.
Superheroes and comic book characters are taking over downtown Pensacola.
The 2017 Pensacon convention is today through Sunday. The three-day event is for fans of comic books, science fiction, movies and pop culture.
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.
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.”
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.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has recently produced a poster that highlights 30 of the state’s 97 species of crayfish. The poster is available to the public for free at any Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) Fisheries Section district office.
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.
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.
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.