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October 4, 2016 Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware that construction has begun on the much needed improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59. These improvements include widening Clubhouse Drive to 3 lanes from West 1st Street to 200’ east of Highway 59, new sidewalks and minor drainage improvements.
Construction is expected to take 4-6 weeks and will require temporarily closing Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59 for brief periods of time. “Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated while we complete this project, stated Mark Acreman, City of Gulf Shores Public Works Director.”
October 4, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Ultimate Tailgate Charity Golf Tournament & Tailgate Party "Fore the Kids" returns next month on Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th at the Orange Beach Golf Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Orange Beach Sports Association, which is a “community driven” charity that aids local children in sports with the core belief that “Everyone Plays!” Thursday night kicks off with registration and a tailgate party for all (not just the golfers)! Food, beverages, games, silent auction and live music! Friday morning we have a shotgun start for the golf scramble with complimentary lunch & beverages followed by an awards party.
Since you were a part of our inaugural event last year, we wanted to extend a special invitation to you to sponsor or play for a discounted rate. Please sign up to sponsor or play by Friday, October 7th, to receive 10% off the options below. Price for one golfer to play is $75 and $250 for a four man team which includes the the party, food, beverages, green fees and cart. It is only $25 if interested in attending only the charity tailgate party.
September 30, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will feature over 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast from November 3-13th, 2016. The event is based at the sprawling Flora-Bama Lounge astride the Florida-Alabama line, but numerous venues will be used from quiet listening rooms to raucous honky-tonks. The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. The festival is a perennial favorite for music lovers eager to hear songwriters not only perform but also discuss how and why they wrote some of the world’s greatest hits. The music covers the gamut, with hits written for everyone from George Jones to George Strait, Jimmy Buffett, Miranda Lambert, Whitney Houston, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean. During this exciting 11-day festival, performers will be hosted in over 25 venues from Downtown Pensacola, Perdido Key, FL and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL. Most concerts are free to attend although a few venues may collect a cover charge.
Sept. 27, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The City of Orange Beach invites you to a ‘Free Concert’ featuring the Baldwin Pops Concert Band. The event will be held Sunday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:00 pm on the lawn behind the Orange Beach Senior Center, located at 26251 Canal Road, less than ¼ mile east of Hwy. 161. This will be the “Pops” eigth year to hold a concert in Orange Beach. For this event both the Senior Center & Library will be open, making for easy access to those who may use wheelchairs or walkers. Plenty of restroom facilities are available. The Senior Center & Library are located directly on Wolf Bay and offer a commanding waterfront view with beautiful sunsets this time of year. Parking will be available at Waterfront Park for the ‘Pops’ Concert.
Sept. 21, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The World Food Championship will be at the Wharf in Orange Beach November 11th - 14th, with the finale coinciding with the full moon.
Besides the World Food Championship, visitors to the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast during November will be able to catch the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival between Nov. 3rd and the 13th at area night clubs.
The World Food Championship's News page has everything you will want to know about the 2016 event.
Here's a video from last year's event in Kissimmee, FL. If you don't watch it begenning to end, it's cool to drag the time line for an overview of the event.
We'll post updates are they become available...