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FDA calls Mobile-area processor’s seafood ‘adulterated;’ company blames paperwork | AL.com

April 25, 2017

The FDA has aimed some stern words at a Mobile-area seafood processor in a warning about possible contamination, but the president of the company said the problem boils down to paperwork.

“That’s all it was,” said James Shutt, president of Safe Harbour Seafood in Bon Secour, near Gulf Shores. “I’ve already addressed the problem.”

via FDA calls Mobile-area processor’s seafood ‘adulterated;’ company blames paperwork | AL.com.

East Gulf Place Shooting Suspect Arrested

April 21, 2017

GSPD Detectives are reporting the arrest of a suspect in the April 1st shots fired incident on East Gulf Place at the public beach.

On April 1, 2017, at 11:28 p.m., Gulf Shores Police patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of the board walk at the public beach and East Gulf Place. When the officers arrived, they discovered that an argument had taken place between members of a crowd gathered there. During the course of this argument several gunshots rang out. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

via East Gulf Place Shooting Suspect Arrested.

Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals

April 20, 2017

The annual Family Fun Day event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Waterville USA with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Waterville USA is located on Ala. Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores.

Stacy Odom and Frances Warne, both of Meyer Vacation Rentals’ Guest Relations team, serve as chairpersons for this important fundraiser, which raised more than $12,000 in 2016.

via Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals.

Could food trucks soon be allowed in Gulf Shores? | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

April 16, 2017

Gulf Shores’ city leaders and residents discussed a possible ordinance change during last week’s council work session that could see food trucks and mobile vendor courts soon become a part of the city’s business landscape.

Planning Director Andy Bauer told the council the amendment to the ordinance contained two possibilities council members could approve: one governing mobile vendor courts for food trucks and then one just allowing food trucks at specific locations.

“What the proposed regulations will do is provide for minimum standards and an application review process for both food trucks and the mobile vendor court, both of which would only be allowed by conditional use permit approval,” Bauer said. “Conditional use permit approval must be processed in front of the planning commission and the city council in public hearings, and also conditional use permitting gives the planning commission and city council the authority to approve with conditions or deny the permit based on the individual specifics of each application.”

Bauer said the changes were proposed after hearing from members of the community.

via Could food trucks soon be allowed in Gulf Shores? | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Experts weigh in on Gulf Coast viral shark photos

April 14, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WIAT) – Photos of a shark swimming uncomfortably close to Gulf Shores vacationers went viral earlier this week.

The man behind the images, Kenneth Clark of Georgia, described what he saw from his condominium balcony.

“He was just staying along the water’s edge,” Clark told our sister station, WKRG.  “Right in about three to four foot of water.”

via Experts weigh in on Gulf Coast viral shark photos.

Gulf Shores council passes Uber, Lyft ordinance – FOX10 News | WALA

April 13, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Uber has been given the green light to come to a city on the gulf coast. This, after an ordinance was approved in Gulf Shores Monday that allows the company, and others alike to operate.

Although it’s what a lot of locals and visitors have been asking for, others aren’t so sure about the ride-sharing company.

via Gulf Shores council passes Uber, Lyft ordinance – FOX10 News | WALA.

MUST SEE: Large Shark Spotted by Spring Breakers in Gulf Shores

April 13, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WKRG) — Some local spring breaker saw something they surely didn’t expect this week — a large shark lurking mere yards away off the beach at Gulf Shores.

Kenneth Clark of Forsyth, Georgia shot these pictures of the close encounter with the shark and posted them to his Facebook page. He says the shark spotting happened near the Seacrest Condos in Gulf Shores.

via MUST SEE: Large Shark Spotted by Spring Breakers in Gulf Shores.

Auburn University reveals details of veterinary satellite hospital at Gulf Shores – Alabama NewsCenter

April 12, 2017

Auburn University officials have decided to make the rapidly growing Gulf Shores area the location for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s first satellite teaching hospital. Meanwhile, Gulf Shores officials hope AU’s new facility there will be an important part of the city’s efforts to diversify as the 21st century unfolds.

“Baldwin County is the No. 1 growth area in the state,” said Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at AU. “We have a very strong partner in education with the city of Gulf Shores.”

The 24,000-square foot facility that will house other AU programs in addition to the veterinary hospital will cost an estimated $10.5 million. It will be at the corner of Baldwin County Road 8 and the Beach Express in the city’s high-growth area north of the Intracoastal Waterway.

via Auburn University reveals details of veterinary satellite hospital at Gulf Shores – Alabama NewsCenter.

20 must-experience festivals in the US | Expedia Viewfinder

April 10, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to listen to crazy good music from the likes of Frank Ocean, Sigur Ros, Charli XCX, and Major Lazer, all while barefoot on a white sand beach? This festival packs fun into every moment, featuring beach volleyball, rides, art, food, a hammock beach, and “the Big Tap,” pouring local and craft beers. If that’s not enough for you entertainment seekers, Gulf Shores is full of festivities. Head to Waterville USA, and spend the day sloshing down waterslides, and toast to a day well spent at Pink Pony Pub, a Gulf Shores institution for five decades. When you’re finally ready to crash, Beachside Resort Hotel is the perfect place to catch you.

via 20 must-experience festivals in the US | Expedia Viewfinder.

Beach scenes: Frolicking in the sun and sand at Gulf Shores | AL.com

April 10, 2017

A cold front following this week’s line of storms kept Gulf Shores Public Beach a little slower than usual with spring breakers, while a popular stretch of beach in Perdido Key, Fla. was teeming with locals.

By noon on Saturday, April 8, Alabama’s largest beach behind The Pink Pony and The Hangout saw considerably less beach goers, this as spring break heads into its final week. Most tourists kept out of the calm but chilly surf, opting for the warmth of the sun as temperatures rose to about the mid 70s on Saturday.

via Beach scenes: Frolicking in the sun and sand at Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Enterprise native selected to state Hall of Fame | News | dothaneagle.com

April 08, 2017

GULF SHORES – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame announced on 4-2-17 that Enterprise native and Gulf Shores’ facial plastic surgeon, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough, will be inducted by the state’s Hall of Fame as its 2017 Distinguished Alabama Sportsmen at the 49th annual State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Saturday, May 13.

The Distinguished Sportsmen awards were established in 1987 to recognize leadership and ingenuity in the world of sport—within, and beyond, arenas of sport competition.

via Enterprise native selected to state Hall of Fame | News | dothaneagle.com.

Hangout Music Festival 2017 Releases their Daily Lineup

April 07, 2017

The Hangout Music Festival announced their daily lineup yesterday. This year the festival will host over 90 live acts over 4 days in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Hangout Fest will first host their Thursday Pre-party with Migos, Cherub, Tchami, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. This pre-party lineup is more condensed in comparison to pervious years. Last year, we went to check out Lil’ Dicky, Matt & Kim and a few others. Overall, for an evening event, a condensed lineup on Thursday will keep people fresh going into three full days of music.

via Hangout Music Festival 2017 Releases their Daily Lineup.

Lifeguards in Gulf Shores rescue five swimmers in last four days – FOX10 News | WALA

April 07, 2017

Stormy weather kept Gulf Shores beaches clear this morning.  After the rain cleared, folks headed to the water despite red flags warnings.  Lifeguards have done several water rescues in the last few days including two at the main beach Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

via Lifeguards in Gulf Shores rescue five swimmers in last four days – FOX10 News | WALA.

Uber on the mind in Gulf Shores | WPMI

April 05, 2017

Gulf Shores, Ala. (WPMI) — Ride services like “Uber” and “Lift” could soon be available at our local beaches in Baldwin County. City officials in Gulf Shores say demand from tourists and locals is no higher than ever.

It’s as easy as tapping your phone and your ride is on the way. Only here in this resort town it’s not happening yet. “Especially in a resort town where there’s a lot of night life people want to go out to dinner and have a few glasses of wine a couple of drinks and end your night at the Flora Bama. Anywhere else you wouldn’t think of getting in a car,” said business owner Jim Cox.

via Uber on the mind in Gulf Shores | WPMI.

Will Uber return to Alabama’s beaches? Coastal cities reconsidering service | AL.com

April 04, 2017

In early 2016, as the ride-sharing behemoth Uber began showing up along Alabama’s beaches, the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach had questions and basic demands.Among the inquires was whether the California-based company would obtain business licenses and strike franchise arrangements with the cities.

Also, would it agree to have its drivers submit to annual background checks?

Uber wasn’t interested in having the cities looking over its shoulder, and pulled out once Gulf Shores sent a cease-and-desist order.

via Will Uber return to Alabama’s beaches? Coastal cities reconsidering service | AL.com.

Gulf Shores police say a fight led to gunshots at public beach – FOX10 News | WALA

April 03, 2017

A fight that led to several shots being fired on the beach in Gulf Shores Saturday night has police looking for one or possibly two people they say is responsible.

“It happened a little over there. In between the Pink Pony and the Hangout,” Hunter Lowery said as he pointed.

Lowery and his friends came to Gulf Shores from Birmingham for a week of fun on the beach. Little did they know, their final days on the Gulf Coast would be interrupted by chaos.

via Gulf Shores police say a fight led to gunshots at public beach – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores Police Continue Investigating Shots Fired at Public Beach

April 02, 2017

Gulf Shores Police are still looking for suspects after a fight leads to gunfire at a popular tourist spot in Gulf Shores.  No one was hurt Saturday night.  Incidents like this are extremely rare for tourists.  This was the scene Saturday night.  Gulf Shores police and others were responding to a report of shots fired at the public beach somewhere between the Hangout and Pink Pony.  Gulf Shores Police say a group got into a fight at 11:30 and one or more of them fired a number of shots into the air.  Things were back to normal and everyone I talked to was surprised it even happened.

via Gulf Shores Police Continue Investigating Shots Fired at Public Beach.

Zydeco, Crawfish Festival comes to Gulf Shores April 15 | Travel | theadvocate.com

April 02, 2017

GULF SHORES, Alabama — Boiled crawfish along with the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South will fill the day during the Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival on April 15.

The festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival 5K benefitting Furrever Homes. The good times will roll along East 24th Avenue in Gulf Shores as the crawfish pots begin boiling at 10 a.m. and the Zydeco sounds go until 6 p.m. There also will be arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities.

via Zydeco, Crawfish Festival comes to Gulf Shores April 15 | Travel | theadvocate.com.

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