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Investors buying their own holiday gifts | AL.com

December 03, 2017

The owner of Surf Style at 101 West Beach Blvd, in Gulf Shores, next to The Hangout, plans to demolish the older retail store building and develop a three-story mixed use building, according to city planners. The project with feature 14 condominium units and 9,680 square feet of retail space. The city planners have approved 66 off-site parking spaces across the street at 102 Gulf Shores Parkway.

Local builder Greg Kennedy and his development partners have 100 front feet of beachfront land under contract at 23916 Perdido Beach Blvd., in Orange Beach, and are seeking city planning approval to build 10 cottages on the property. The property next to Phoenix West is about 600 feet deep and includes two beach houses which would be renovated and the cottages would be built closer to the road, according to Kennedy.

via Investors buying their own holiday gifts | AL.com.

Gulf Shores Police Search for Domestic Violence Suspect | WKRG

December 02, 2017

The Gulf Shores Police Department released the name of the man, along with a picture, wanted for a domestic violence incident on Old Plash Island Road Thursday night.

39-year-old Kelly Thomas had an argument with a woman he had been dating and police say during the argument he grabbed the woman’s throat and fired a weapon inside the home.

via Gulf Shores Police Search for Domestic Violence Suspect | WKRG.

32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 9th

December 01, 2017

Christmas Boat Parade

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s 32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will take place Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM launching from Lulu’s Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores. The parade will travel east down the Intracoastal Waterway Canal, past The Wharf (public viewing area), around Bear Point, along the south end of Ono Island, west to Perdido Pass, north into Terry Cove Harbor, south to the bridge, and end at the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill.

via 32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 9th.

BREAKING: Large Police Presence In Gulf Shores | WKRG

December 01, 2017

UPDATE: 6:05 a.m. A spokesman for the City of Gulf Shores says officers were dispatched to the neighborhood off Old Plash Island Road for a domestic call in which shots were fired. Officers have been searching for a suspect for almost four hours. At this time it is unclear if anyone was injured.

UPDATE: 5:23 a.m. Gulf Shores police, Orange beach Police, Foley police and Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies are involved.

via BREAKING: Large Police Presence In Gulf Shores | WKRG.

Gulf Shores appoints five to fledgling city school board – Lagniappe Mobile

November 29, 2017

BY JOHN MULLEN

The city continued on its fast track to getting a school system up and running by next year by naming the five citizens who’ll serve on the Gulf Shores school board at Monday’s council meeting.

“We are ecstatic to have this group of extremely qualified residents who will now be empowered to make local education decisions based on the needs and desires of our community,” Mayor Robert Craft said. “It was a difficult process, but we have wonderful people signed up for it.”

via Gulf Shores appoints five to fledgling city school board – Lagniappe Mobile.

Caught on Camera: A Would-Be Thief With A Key, Gets Away With Nothing | WKRG

November 29, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Just before seven o’clock Monday morning, a man walks up to Seaside Liquors on East Beach in Gulf Shores and uses a key to unlock the front door. The problem, according to owner Patrick Manas, that man is not one of his employees and he wasn’t supposed to have a key to the business.

“I could have walked right into it,” says Manas. “I could have walked into someone breaking into the store right at that time.”

via Caught on Camera: A Would-Be Thief With A Key, Gets Away With Nothing | WKRG.

Work on new sidewalk begins in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

November 28, 2017

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Construction Crews blocked off two lanes of Highway 59 in Gulf Shores Monday at Waterway Village to begin work on a new sidewalk.

The lane closures will be in place for at least two months. The bridge crossing over the bayou will be widened on the west side so that a new, eight foot wide sidewalk can be put in.

via Work on new sidewalk begins in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores unveils its first-ever city school board | AL.com

November 28, 2017

School administrators and long-time educators were appointed to the first-ever Gulf Shores city school board Monday.

The Gulf Shores City Council unveiled its selections to the city’s school board, which will be assigned the task of negotiating a split from the Baldwin County School System in the coming months. The board will also be charged with appointing a superintendent and preparing the city as it moves ahead with the first city school system in Baldwin County ahead of the 2018-2019 school year.

via Gulf Shores unveils its first-ever city school board | AL.com.

‘Huge first steps’: Gulf Shores to unveil first city school board on Monday | AL.com

November 27, 2017

History will happen in Gulf Shores on Monday, when the city introduces the five members of its new city school board.

The event, set for 4 p.m. at City Hall, will be a signal moment in the coastal region’s school affairs — Gulf Shores is breaking away from the Baldwin County school system, deciding to go it alone. That’s a first in the booming county.

via ‘Huge first steps’: Gulf Shores to unveil first city school board on Monday | AL.com.

34th Annual NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship | Bill’s Blog

November 25, 2017

Bill’s By The Beach welcomes the 2017 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship to Orange Beach. Women’s college soccer excitement with 16 teams from across the country competing for the championship title! The event is from November 27 – December 2, 2017 at the Orange Beach SportsPlex.

via 34th Annual NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship | Bill’s Blog.

Gary Ellis is an Alabama Bright Light delivering a blow to Parkinson’s disease – Alabama NewsCenter

November 24, 2017

Two years ago, Gary Ellis woke up for what seemed like any other day. Except by the afternoon, he learned Parkinson’s disease had invaded his body. Never imagining a disease like Parkinson’s coming into his house and claiming residency, Ellis was jolted.

“When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I was in shock and trying to figure out what it all meant. I was unfamiliar with it and one of the things that got on my radar was the need to reduce stress and have a specific exercise program to help slow the progression,” Ellis said.

via Gary Ellis is an Alabama Bright Light delivering a blow to Parkinson’s disease – Alabama NewsCenter.

Marsh Landing Vendor Court On Hwy. 59 – Mullet Wrapper

November 24, 2017

Marsh Landing Mobile Vendor Court

Marsh Landing Vendor Court On Hwy. 59: Pictured is the proposed Marsh Landing Mobile Vendor Court on Alabama 59 just north of Windmill Ridge on the east side of the road in Gulf Shores. The court would straddle a canal there and have 10 mobile food trucks on the north side and parking on the south side. A pedestrian bridge over the canal from the parking area is also part of the proposal.

via Marsh Landing Vendor Court On Hwy. 59 – Mullet Wrapper.

Gulf Shores concerned with image new reality show portrays | WPMI

November 23, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Gulf Shores leaders are standing by Flora-Bama’s request for MTV to rename its new show called “FloriBama.” A new trailer released shows cast members partying at the beach and bars in Panama City, Florida. Gulf Coast leaders say it’s not the image they want people to have of the coastal beach towns.

via Gulf Shores concerned with image new reality show portrays | WPMI.

5+ Essential Gulf Shores’ Restaurants Every Beach-Goer Should Visit

November 22, 2017

The Ruby Slipper. (Orange Beach) The Ruby Slipper is known for their amazing breakfasts and brunches. This restaurant hails from NOLA and you can tell that in the menu…there’s a bit of creole in almost every selection.

There are plenty of things to grab from this breakfast menu…The Costa Rican (black beans & rice over a tomato salsa, two eggs and spicy chorizo sausage) or the Bananas Foster…maybe the Louisiana omelette or a Creole Reuben…but for me, the pista la resistance were the Benedicts.

via 5+ Essential Gulf Shores’ Restaurants Every Beach-Goer Should Visit.

Award-winning songwriters’ ideas come from life, playing Jacoby Arts Center – The Telegraph

November 22, 2017

This is the duo’s fourth year playing Jacoby Arts Center. Along with some Christmas songs, there will be tunes from their latest CD, “Crazy Beautiful,” as well as a few from their new CD with the working title “Masterpiece.”

McGraff and Parham recently traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama, where they attended the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival for the 10th year.

via Award-winning songwriters’ ideas come from life, playing Jacoby Arts Center – The Telegraph.

New route for Dec. 1 Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade & Beach Celebration – Mullet Wrapper

November 22, 2017

Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 1st with the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration on a reversed route from the Public Beach to Johnnie Sims Park.

The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive lighted floats, as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands. Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from the Gulf Shores Public Beach to Johnnie Sims Park near the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

via New route for Dec. 1 Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade & Beach Celebration – Mullet Wrapper.

‘Tis the season…for showcasing musical talent! | WEAR

November 21, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — The American Music Awards are underway, bringing in crowds of big-time singers and songwriters.

And speaking of songwriters, hundreds traveled across the country to our neck of the woods at Flora-Bama for the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival which wrapped up on Sunday.

via ‘Tis the season…for showcasing musical talent! | WEAR.

Gulf Shores considers alcohol ban for third year | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

November 18, 2017

Banning alcohol on the beach during spring break weeks has caused some controversy among tourists, but has been a successful program according to Gulf Shores police.

In a memo to the city council at its most recent work session, Chief of Police Edward Delmore wrote that during the first several days of spring break 2016 GSPD encountered numerous issues with large groups of spring breakers. The force saw binge drinking and use of illegal narcotics which was creating a dangerous atmosphere for themselves and other visitors.

via Gulf Shores considers alcohol ban for third year | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Kennon: ‘I’m at a loss for words as to why this is a question’ – Lagniappe Mobile

November 15, 2017

By John Mullen

ORANGE BEACH — Recusal or not, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon believes Angie Swiger should resign from her position on the Baldwin County School Board.

Swiger has applied for one of the five spots on the new Gulf Shores School Board as the city prepares to form a school system independent of the county.

“The minute she applied for the Gulf Shores position she should have resigned from the Baldwin County Board,” Kennon said. “Again, I’m at a loss for words as to why this would even be a question.” Elberta Mayor Jim Hamby is also calling on Swiger to resign.

via Kennon: ‘I’m at a loss for words as to why this is a question’ – Lagniappe Mobile.

34 citizens apply for positions on Gulf Shores School Board – Mullet Wrapper

November 09, 2017

Interviews of the 34 applicants for the new Gulf Shores School Board will begin soon and Mayor Robert Craft said he and the city council face a tough task ahead.

“It’s going to be phenomenally difficult to boil that down to five, but we have to start that process,” Craft said at Monday’s council work session.

via 34 citizens apply for positions on Gulf Shores School Board – Mullet Wrapper.

Baldwin County official to recuse herself from Gulf Shores talks, as clamoring continues for resignation | AL.com

November 09, 2017

Angie Swiger will continue to serve on the Baldwin County School Board, but she will recuse herself from legal discussions involving the pending Gulf Shores split from the school system.

Swiger, in an email to AL.com Wednesday, said that her tenure on the board has “always been based on honesty and transparency” and that she would “never allow my participation to be legally or ethically questioned by creating conflict of interest.”

Swiger is a resident Gulf Shores who recently applied to be a member of the Gulf Shores city school board, raising doubts about whether she can continue as a member of the Baldwin County school board.

The mayors of Elberta and Orange Beach want Swiger to resign.

via Baldwin County official to recuse herself from Gulf Shores talks, as clamoring continues for resignation | AL.com.

Two Baldwin County residents seriously injured in head-on collision in Pensacola | AL.com

November 08, 2017

Two Baldwin County residents have been hospitalized following a head-on collision in Pensacola, the Pensacola News Journal reports.

31-year-old Katie Colvin, of Loxely, and 19-year-old John Paul White, of Gulf Shores, were identified in a Florida Highway Patrol news release as the two individuals injured in the crash. The collision took place just after 2 a.m. near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and West Shore Drive.

via Two Baldwin County residents seriously injured in head-on collision in Pensacola | AL.com.

Gulf Shores Art Teacher Speaks Out About Presidential Portrait | WKRG

November 08, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Everything about Austin Boyd’s classroom, screams art.

For the last nine years, it has been his passion. “Their success inspires me to come back every day and enjoy my work.”

That work has been tested lately, specifically his portrait of President Donald Trump draped in an American flag.

via Gulf Shores Art Teacher Speaks Out About Presidential Portrait | WKRG.

Pensacola crash: Two Alabama residents seriously injured in collision

November 07, 2017

Two Alabama residents were seriously injured in a head-on collision in Pensacola early Tuesday morning, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and West Shore Drive.

Katie Colvin, 31, of Loxley, Alabama, was driving a Dodge truck eastbound on Michigan Avenue near Shore Drive. At the same time, John Paul White, 19, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, was driving his Volkswagen Jetta westbound on Michigan Avenue.

via Pensacola crash: Two Alabama residents seriously injured in collision.

Alabama teacher’s Trump portrait gets White House praise, social media backlash | AL.com

November 07, 2017

Each school year, Austin Boyd leads instruction sessions for his Gulf Shores High School arts students on the painting/style technique called “Spontaneous Realism.”

As part of the lesson, he paints a portrait that serves as a demonstration. The students select the celebrity subject, and, if all goes well, Boyd will send it to the subject on behalf of the class.

via Alabama teacher’s Trump portrait gets White House praise, social media backlash | AL.com.

City Releases List of Gulf Shores School Board Applicants | WKRG

November 07, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — The City of Gulf Shores has released the list of name of the citizens who have applied to serve on the Gulf Shores City Board of Education.

According to the City of Gulf Shores, each of these applicants offers unique qualifications and their selfless willingness to serve the community is admired.

via City Releases List of Gulf Shores School Board Applicants | WKRG.

Windmill Ridge Road Bridge Closure Notice

November 06, 2017

Windmill Ridge Road will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, November 6 at 6 a.m. through Wednesday November 15 at 5 p.m., for replacement and repair of the bridge deck. Portions of Windmill Ridge Road will be open to local traffic only during construction.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this process. Motorist are encouraged to exercise caution while in the area.

via Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website.

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