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County OKs new million middle school for Orange Beach

September 25, 2017

The council voted 4-2 to allow Dollar General to build a new location on land north of the city’s medical building. Concerns about impact on traffic on Alabama 161 and the design of the building delayed the approval for months. Council members Joni Blalock and Annette Mitchell voted against allowing variances so the store could locate there.

via County OKs new million middle school for Orange Beach.

Bayes brings elevated, and fresh, Southern cuisine

September 23, 2017
Bayes Bar & Grill at The Wharf

Bayes Bar & Grill at The Wharf

There’s something folksy about being Southern and Bayes Southern Bar and Grill embraces the reference in the name.

“We put a big emphasis on the word Southern,” General Manager Daniel Unda said. “Southern, in our opinion, comprises kindness, hospitality and good food, some of the best things that you hear whenever the word Southern comes into play. With the term Southern, we want to make sure we provide that to our guests. A good environment, being hospitable to them and put out great food.”

via Bayes brings elevated, and fresh, Southern cuisine.

Baldwin County School Board passes controversial new plan – FOX10 News | WALA

September 22, 2017

Heated discussion Thursday night during the Baldwin County School Board meeting in Bay Minette, sparked an almost four hour long meeting.

That’s because the Baldwin County Public School System is getting criticism from some people in Gulf Shores, including the city’s mayor Robert Craft. The push back comes after Superintendent Eddie Tyler announced changes to a plan involving the Gulf Shores High School feeder pattern.

via Baldwin County School Board passes controversial new plan – FOX10 News | WALA.

Orange Beach, Bay Minette getting new schools while Gulf Shores fumes | AL.com

September 22, 2017

Orange Beach and Bay Minette will get new schools under a program approved Thursday by the Baldwin County School Board.

In a 5-2 vote, the board endorsed a change to its capital budget to add $8.7 million to build a new $14.9 million middle school on Canal Road in Orange Beach and a $13.4 million elementary school in Bay Minette.

“The people of Orange Beach are absolutely thrilled,” said Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon.

via Orange Beach, Bay Minette getting new schools while Gulf Shores fumes | AL.com.

Why was Mike Leach talking about Ken Stabler, the Flora-Bama, crawfish & Gulf Shores beaches? | AL.com

September 21, 2017

Leach name-dropped former Alabama and NFL quarterback (and longtime Coastal Alabama resident) Ken Stabler before imparting a long anecdote about hanging out at the Flora-Bama, the famed bar and grill located on the Florida-Alabama line in Perdido Key. He talked of eating a mound of crawfish while listening to three bands playing at the same time and looking out over the “sugar-white” beaches of nearby Gulf Shores.

via Why was Mike Leach talking about Ken Stabler, the Flora-Bama, crawfish & Gulf Shores beaches? | AL.com.

Controversy Over Proposed Orange Beach Middle School | WKRG

September 21, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG)- Members of the Gulf Shores community are upset with Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler’s decision to open a new Orange Beach Middle School and possibly change the “phase 3” renovation plans to schools in Gulf Shores.

The school district’s board is set to vote on the proposed plans on Thursday at 4:30pm.

via Controversy Over Proposed Orange Beach Middle School | WKRG.

Watch Alabama’s Cultural Renaissance | Discover Alabama’s Cultural Renaissance in the Gulf Coast | Condé Nast Traveler Video | CNE

September 20, 2017

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is known for having some of the best seafood in the world. Johnny Fisher, owner of Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, tells us about some of the people responsible for bringing quality, locally-grown ingredients to restaurants around the area for visitors to enjoy.

via Watch Alabama’s Cultural Renaissance | Discover Alabama’s Cultural Renaissance in the Gulf Coast | Condé Nast Traveler Video | CNE.

 

Troy’s Brandon Silvers Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the

September 20, 2017

TROY, Alabama – Troy senior quarterback Brandon Silvers has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week following a vote by the league’s media, the conference office announced Monday morning.

Silvers completed 25-of-40 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown in addition to rushing for 28 yards and the game-winning touchdown in Troy’s 27-24 victory at New Mexico State in the Trojans’ Sun Belt opener.

via Troy’s Brandon Silvers Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the.

Authorities believe speed a factor in boating crash; Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

September 20, 2017

A deadly boat crash Sunday night, September 18, 2017 east of Ono Island is now being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA).  Fifty six year-old Larry Dean Griffin of Gulf Shores, who was operating the boat was killed in the crash.  Barbara A. Bellante and Daniel W. Murphy, Jr., both from New York were taken to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.

via Authorities believe speed a factor in boating crash; Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

Lodging Tax Increase Approved in Orange Beach | WKRG

September 20, 2017

Orange Beach, AL (WKRG) – Starting next summer, you could pay more for a vacation in Orange Beach.

The city council approved a 2% lodging tax increase at its meeting tonight. The increase will go into effect on May 1. The lodging tax will go up from 11% to 13%.

City officials say the increase will generate between $4 and $6 million dollars a year. That money will go towards improving traffic and infrastructure.

Gulf Shores plans to mirror the Orange Beach increase. They will vote on the proposal Monday night.

via Lodging Tax Increase Approved in Orange Beach | WKRG.

Boating accident kills well-known boat captain | WPMI

September 19, 2017

The boat’s canopy and center console were crushed on impact.

Authorities say speed and miscalculating the location of a wide sand bar caused the boat to flip over.

The passengers were rescued by first responders in Florida. The accident, however, happened in Alabama waters near Ono Island.

via Boating accident kills well-known boat captain | WPMI.

11-year-old steers help from Alabama – Beaumont Enterprise

September 17, 2017

When 11-year-old Emma Steed saw a picture of a senior citizens in chest-deep floodwaters, she knew she had to help Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts.

So the Orange Beach, Alabama, child and her dad, Richard, drove to Southeast Texas with a trailer carrying more than 12,000 school supplies for Beaumont and Port Arthur students.

via 11-year-old steers help from Alabama – Beaumont Enterprise.

Your team is playing at the Intracoastal, Daiquiri Bar

September 15, 2017

Do you want to watch your favorite team play in a sports bar atmosphere, but also want a full menu featuring fresh Gulf seafood?

Or maybe you want an icy daiquiri when your team takes the field? You can have the best of both worlds and they are right across the street from each other on the east end of The Wharf entertainment complex.

The Intracoastal has more than 50 TVs on the north side of the street and Island Time Daiquiri Bar offers about a dozen more on the south side. Owner Bobby Graves says he has the largest sports restaurant/bar on the island.

via Your team is playing at the Intracoastal, Daiquiri Bar.

Sirens 10,000 football drawdown party set for Sept. 15

September 15, 2017

Football Season is upon us, so mark your calendar for the Sirens of the Sea “Football Tailgate Party” Drawdown. The Band “STORMY’ from Louisiana will provide the musical entertainment for the evening.

Stormy’s song list is as versatile as their musical abilities. They are composed of a solid rhythm section, horns, and keyboard with male and female vocalists, all of which offer a great variety of music for the entire crowd.

via Sirens 10,000 football drawdown party set for Sept. 15.

Businesses say Orange Beach U-turn system costs them money – Lagniappe Mobile

September 14, 2017

By John Mullen

Chris Ybarra is happy the state listened when he asked for a change in a roadway plan in front of his business, Cotton’s Restaurant in Orange Beach.

The initial configuration in the U-turn project at his front entrance would have drastically hurt his bottom line, Ybarra said.

“My projections were it would have cut my business probably somewhere between 50 to 75 percent,” he said. “It would have choked my business off.”

via Businesses say Orange Beach U-turn system costs them money – Lagniappe Mobile.

Foley Beach Express an example for meeting America’s infrastructure needs | AL.com

September 14, 2017

President Trump has consistently indicated that infrastructure is one of his top priorities, and wants $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending. Thankfully, the administration is not insisting on using only taxpayer dollars, but is instead open to leveraging the private sector to help fund America’s infrastructure needs. Alabama is showing how this can be done.

via Foley Beach Express an example for meeting America’s infrastructure needs | AL.com.

Kenny Chesney Partners with Flora-Bama to Help U.S. Virgin Islands After Irma | WKRG

September 13, 2017

Country superstar Kenny Chesney, who has a home in St. John, is teaming up with the Flora-Bama to assist the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Chesney is encouraging donations be made to the Flora-Bama, who has found a charter plane that will be carrying donated food, water, and other supplies to the Virgin Islands.

via Kenny Chesney Partners with Flora-Bama to Help U.S. Virgin Islands After Irma | WKRG.

Participate in the 30th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup! – FOX10 News | WALA

September 13, 2017

You’re asked to come out this weekend and help keep our coastlines beautiful. The Alabama Coastal Cleanup happens in September every year. Volunteers will come together in 30 cleanup zones throughout Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Here’s how you can take part:

via Participate in the 30th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup! – FOX10 News | WALA.

Sand Dollar Lifestyle Summer Experience Presents Terry Brock & Friends

September 12, 2017

Accomplished rock and roll recording artist Terry Brock, with Anna Portalupi, will headline the Sand Dollar Lifestyles Summer Experience Event at the Wharf in Orange Beach during The Wharf Uncorked Food and Wine Festival on September 16. The show, Terry Brock and Friends, is the grand finale Summer Experience event in a series of 4. The Terry Brock and Friends show will also feature performances by local bands MidLife Crisis and LSD.

via Sand Dollar Lifestyle Summer Experience Presents Terry Brock & Friends.

New Venture Prepped as Alabama’s Next Dive Destination | Outdoor Alabama

September 11, 2017

The contract has been signed, sealed and delivered. That means sometime this fall or early winter, Alabama will have a new diving destination about 20 miles south of Orange Beach.

New Venture, a 250-foot surveying vessel, is currently being prepped for deployment and will be towed to a predetermined spot and sunk as soon as the prep work is completed and the weather allows, according to Craig Newton, Alabama Marine Resources Division’s (MRD) Artificial Reefs Coordinator.

via New Venture Prepped as Alabama’s Next Dive Destination | Outdoor Alabama.

Things to do in Mobile, Sept. 10-16 | AL.com

September 10, 2017

During the 30th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup, several thousand volunteers will help clean up the 600 miles of shoreline in 30 cleanup zones in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Join friends, co-workers and other community members for a statewide effort to clean up the coastline. At the same time, the City of Mobile’s Public Works Department is hosting a tire recycling event at parks in each district (Lake Drive Tricentennial Park, Spring Hill Recreation Center, Baumhauer-Randall Park, Dog River Park, Public Safety Memorial Park, Medal of Honor Park and Langan Park.

via Things to do in Mobile, Sept. 10-16 | AL.com.

City of Orange Beach encourages condo associations and rental properties to allow pets

September 10, 2017

Due to the large numbers of evacuees associated with Hurricane Irma from across the State of Florida, we are encouraging and requesting that all condo associations and rental properties temporarily modify their policies allowing evacuees with pets to find accommodations here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. In conjunction with the City of Gulf Shores, we make this request due to the magnitude and forecast affecting the entire State of Florida as we anticipate many evacuees during this time.

via City of Orange Beach encourages condo associations and rental properties to allow pets.

Doing what it takes at Live Bait

September 08, 2017

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“Consistently good food, fresh food,” Chef Fresh said. “Every time. We want them to have a good time and enjoy the best food on the island where there are so many choices. And leaving with a good experience. There’s so much to do here with the tiki bar, riding the bull shark in the back. Just an overall family experience.”

via Doing what it takes at Live Bait.

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