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Boozalicious Bakers Party on the Bay Nov. 15

The 3rd Annual Boozalicious Bakers Party on the Bay will be held on Saturday, Nov 15 from 3-7 p.m. at Perdido Bay Farm, located at 6000 Pale Moon Dr. in Perdido Bay Country Club. The party is a fundraiser for Vets Helping Heroes, a group that helps veterans and active duty military receive rescued dogs […]

CSC still registering families for Children’s Christmas

CSC still registering families for Children’s Christmas The Christian Service Center has begun registering families for its Children’s Christmas Program to provide presents for children age infant through high school of families in need in the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan area. Parents or guardians may register at the Christian Service Center at […]

Free health screening Nov. 24 on Gulf Beach Hwy.

Free health screening Nov. 24 on Gulf Beach Hwy. Sacred Heart Health System will provide free a heart-health screening on Nov. 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, locaated at 10650 Gulf Beach Hwy. in Pensacola. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. […]

2nd Toys For Children fundraiser Nov. 13 at Fisher’s

2nd Toys For Children fundraiser Nov. 13 at Fisher’s Wildflowers Boutique & Fisher’s Restaurant will sponsor the 2nd Annual Buy Toys for Local Children Locals Night at Fisher’s Restaurant in Orange Beach on November 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds will go to The Christian Service Center for local children. The […]

Coastal Chorale Christmas Dec. 6-7 at Foley Civic Center

Coastal Chorale Christmas Dec. 6-7 at Foley Civic Center The Coastal Chorale, under the direction of Laura A. Mixon and accompanied by Jonathan Wallace, will present its Joyful Jingles Christmas Show three times in two days, Dec. 6-7, at The Foley Civic Center in Foley. The Dec. 6 Saturday shows are at 3 p.m. and […]

Scott Rowe GSMS Teacher of Year

Scott Rowe GSMS Teacher of Year Congratulations to Gulf Shores Middle School’s 2014 – 2015 Teacher of the Year Scott Rowe (pictured), 8th grade science teacher, FCCLA sponsor, and soccer coach. This is Coach Rowe’s third year at GSMS. He is a football coach, the head coach for the boys’ soccer team, and the huddle […]

Republican women meet Nov. 18

Republican women meet Nov. 18 The South Baldwin Republican Women will meet Tuesday, November 18, at the Gift Horse Restaurant in Foley at 11:30 a.m. No reservations are needed and the public is always invited to the meetings. There is a $10 luncheon buffet before the speaker, Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott, who will discuss […]

Glenlakes women golfers host fundraiser

Glenlakes women golfers host fundraiser The Ladies Golf Association of GlenLakes Golf Club is hosting Santa’s Follies, their annual tourney to provide Christmas joy and cheer to those in need, on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event is a 4-Person Scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $30 to […]

Free Day of Thanks Breakfast on Nov. 25

Free Day of Thanks Breakfast on Nov. 25 The 10th Annual Baldwin County Day of Thanks Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at John F. Rhodes Civic Center in Bay Minette. The breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and is free to all Baldwin County citizens. Guest speaker will be South Alabama Honor Flight […]

Christmas With The Nelsons Dec. 9 at Erie Meyer Civic Center

Christmas With The Nelsons Dec. 9 at Erie Meyer Civic Center Christmas with Aaron Neville, scheduled Dec. 3 at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, is just the first of two Pleasure Island holiday concerts featuring national touring acts. On Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m., multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar Nelson […]

David Jones to open Neville’s Dec. 3 Christmas Show

David Jones to open Neville’s Dec. 3 Christmas Show Local jazz musician David Jones (pictured above) and his band have been pegged to open for Aaron Neville during the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s Coastal Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 3 at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Jones, a teacher at Gulf Shores […]

Nov. 15 benefit helps Repton pay No Dump legal funds

Nov. 15 benefit helps Repton pay No Dump legal funds The Beauty & The Trash benefit has been organized to raise legal funds incurred by Repton, Orange Beach’s sister city, while fighting plans to put a landfill near Repton. The fundraiser will be held on Nov. 15 at Woerner’s Flippers Restaurant at Bear Point Marina […]

Deadline Nov. 26 for $500 Turtle Tracks design submissions

Deadline Nov. 26 for $500 Turtle Tracks design submissions Local and regional artists are invited to participate in the Gulf Shores Turtle Tracks program by submitting original designs for the first bale of turtles to be released in 2015. Up to 10 designs will be selected and applied to the first bale of turtles, with […]

Foley Library looking for patron pictures with its new statue

Foley Library looking for patron pictures with its new statue By Melanie J. Schnieders The Foley Public Library will be hosting Project Give Thanks throughout November to thank the City of Foley and the Friends of the Foley Library for their efforts in supplying the library with a beautiful library statue. This library statue (pictured) […]

Pirates of Lost Treasure Dice Run Nov. 22

Pirates of Lost Treasure Dice Run Nov. 22 Perdido Key event raises funds for Secret Santa Drive The Perdido Key based Pirates of Lost Treasure will host a Dice Run and Toy Drive on November 22 at The Reef. The run is open to motorcycles, automobiles, trucks and “anything that rolls.” Early registration is from […]

Join local Lions at Nov. 15 Tailgate Event

Join local Lions at Nov. 15 Tailgate Event Baldwin County’s Lions Clubs invite the community to join them at a “Tail Gate Event’’ on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center. Doors open at 10 a.m., and the fun continues ‘til the final flag of the day. Come by and visit Lions […]

Christmas in Fairhope includes movie, holiday stroll, parade & (of course) Santa

Downtown Fairhope’s activity filled holiday season officially kicks off with a Lighting of the Trees ceremony on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. and continues through New Year’s Eve with the annual street party on Fairhope Ave. Tree Lighting, Nov. 13 The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and more than one million lights […]

23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO Feb. 5 at Caribe

23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO Feb. 5 at Caribe Seniors can learn more about Alabama’s varied communities and attractions as well as things to do here in South Baldwin County at the 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caribe The Resort, which overlooks Perdido […]

Coins for Critters

Coins for Critters Recently, at GSMS, the Student Government Association collected coins for the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The students brought any amount of coins to their homeroom class to donate in order to help raise money for the zoo. In the entire week about $600 was donated. The students were very excited to be […]

St. Mark’s Lutheran Bazaar & Bake Sale Nov. 14-16

St. Mark’s Lutheran Bazaar & Bake Sale Nov. 14-16 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Elberta will host its 9th Annual Bazaar, Lunch, and Bake Sale Friday through Sunday, November 14-16. Times are Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Sunday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. On Friday and Saturday, a […]

Pat Dye speaks to GCAC on Nov. 17

Pat Dye speaks to GCAC on Nov. 17 Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye (pictured) will speak during the Gulf Coast Athletic Club’s Nov. 17 meeting in the Palmer Dining Room at Craft Farms Golf Course in Gulf Shores. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. For info, call Taylor Means at 256-490-4985 or visit […]

Snook Foundation awards GSES $25K Leader In Me Grant

Snook Foundation awards GSES $25K Leader In Me Grant The South Baldwin County based Snook Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Gulf Shores Elementary School to fund The Leader In Me Program at the school. GSES Assistant Principal Alicia Reeves wrote the application for the grant. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation […]

Columbia Southern hosts Jan. 31 Glow Run at Wharf

Columbia Southern hosts Jan. 31 Glow Run at Wharf Non-competitive evening run will raise funds for Relay For Life Orange Beach based Columbia Southern University will host a Glow In The Park Fun on Saturday, January 31 as part of the school’s Relay for Life fundrasiing campaign. The non-competitive run will be held at The […]

Kaiser Realty by Windham 1/2 Marathon, 5K, Fun Run Nov. 29

Kaiser Realty by Windham 1/2 Marathon, 5K, Fun Run Nov. 29 Headlining the sports part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on Pleasure Island is the Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half-Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run taking place Saturday, Nov. 29. Winding along the paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Orange Beach, […]

Chris Kelly brings Hangout Oyster Fest overall crown back across the bridge to Perdido’s Jellyfish

Chris Kelly brings Hangout Oyster Fest overall crown back across the bridge to Perdido’s Jellyfish By Fran Thompson Competing against James Beard finalists, Food Network stars and renowned chefs from all over the Southeast, Chef Chris Kelly, despite intense prep work and his own fine credentials, was not sure his team would be in the […]

Kenny Chesney: Live From The Flora-Bama debuts Nov. 14 on CMT

Kenny Chesney: Live From The Flora-Bama debuts Nov. 14 on CMT Viewing party scheduled to remember one of Flora-Bama’s best days ever By Fran Thompson The Flora-Bama Nation will again join the No Shoes Nation to celebrate one of the best days in the history of the storied road house when Kenny Chesney: Live from […]

Day of Caring

Day of Caring Employees from the Orange Beach Publix Supermarket recently volunteered at Orange Beach Elmentary School as part of their participation in United Way’s Day of Caring program.

Sirens plan Mardi Gras Ball

Sirens plan Mardi Gras Ball The Sirens of the Sea are planning their 2015 Mardi Gras Ball to be held at the Perdido Beach Resort on February 7. A beautiful and magical theme of “Beneath the Sea” will transform the ballroom into a sea of aqua, gold, silver, and turquoise. Guests will wine, dine, and […]

Dollar General donates $40,000 for literacy programs at Orange Beach Elementary

Dollar General donates $40,000 for literacy programs at Orange Beach Elementary A surprise visit and gift from Dollar General Corporation of $40,000 for reading and literacy enhancement for Orange Beach Elementary School occurred on November 6 at was presented the most generous and wonderful gift by Dollar General in order to enhance and expand reading […]

Red Ribbon Parade

Red Ribbon Parade Fran Drake, OBES School Counselor, led the way for the Red RibbonParade at Orange Beach Elementary School. The theme was

Skating, Santa, carriage rides &  SPECTRA at The Wharf

Skating, Santa, carriage rides &  SPECTRA at The Wharf Full season of holiday events & activities at shopping & dining complex Real ice is back at The Wharf and better than ever! Located in Palm Plaza, the larger rink is the center of all Winter Wonderland activities this season at The Wharf. Enjoy real ice skating […]

Orange Beach Garden Club Yards of the Month

Orange Beach Garden Club Yards of the Month The Orange Beach Garden Club has awarded its commercial Yard of the Month honors to Marlin Key condominiums on Perdido Beach Boulevard and its Residential Yard of the Month award to Barbara Moseley and R. L. Morris of 26159 Wolf Bay Circle. Marlin Key makes extensive use […]

Moe’s BBQ hosting Backyard Band Series

Moe’s BBQ hosting Backyard Band Series Moe’s BBQ in Orange Beach is hosting a Backyard Band Series in November, with Edward David Anderson scheduled on Nov. 13 and Ryan Balthrop & friends Jon Cook, Marc Hendrix and Greg Deluca taking the stage on Nov. 22. First set is at 7 p.m. and the Moe’s kitchen […]

JJ Mack back at Sanroc Courtyard Nov. 28-29

JJ Mack back at Sanroc Courtyard Nov. 28-29 By Fran Thompson JJ Mack will be back where he obviously belongs when the Louisiana native returns Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-29 beginning at 5:30 p.m.) for gigs at Sanroc Cay Courtyard. A self described classic rock ‘n roller, Mack played 24 consecutive weekends at Sanroc Cay during […]

NAIA Women’s Soccer Championship in Orange Beach Dec. 1-6

NAIA Women’s Soccer Championship in Orange Beach Dec. 1-6 By Fran Thompson Fifteen first round winners and host Mobile College will be in Orange Beach Dec. 1-6 to compete for the title at The 31st annual NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, which returns to the Orange Beach Sportsplex for the third consecutive year. Admission to […]

Coastal Photography Club seeks additional members

By Fran Thompson President Mary Whitworth wants to make sure that potential members know the Coastal Photography Club does not discriminate. “We love beginners and experts alike,’’ Whitworth said. “We even have a few beginners who think they are experts. “I’ve been taking pictures of everything that moves or doesn’t move for three years, but […]

Sonora Masonic Lodge sponsors Child ID Program

Sonora Masonic Lodge sponsors Child ID Program Members of Sonora Masonic Lodge No. 635 in Summerdale recently sponsored a Child Identification Program (CHIP) Event at Summerdale Elementary School’s Fall Festival. Lodge members also partnered with members of Foley Lodge No. 766 by sponsoring the event at Swift Elementary School’s Fall Festival in Bon Secour recently. […]

Jellyfish Martini & Beer Fest Nov. 15 at Villagio

Jellyfish Martini & Beer Fest Nov. 15 at Villagio By Fran Thompson Perdido Key’s Jellyfish Restaurant will host its 4th Annual Martini & Beer Fest on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Villagio Shopping Center (13700 Perdido Key Dr.). Festivities include unlimited martini & beer tastings, live music all day, a […]

PBR hosts United Way Gulf Gala on Dec. 13

PBR hosts United Way Gulf Gala on Dec. 13 Great food. Great wine. Great cause. That is the threefold theme for the United Way of Baldwin County’s Gulf Gala scheduled on Saturday, December 13 at Perdido Beach Resort from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are a minimum donation of $50 per person, and PRR is offering special […]

Christmas Open House at Swift-Coles Home slated Dec. 6

Christmas Open House at Swift-Coles Home slated Dec. 6 The community is invited to share in the holiday season at the Dec. 6 Christmas Open House at the Swift-Coles Historic Home in Bon Secour. The beautiful 16 room historic tidewater mansion and grounds that overlooks the Bon Secour River will be historically decorated in a […]

Stephanie Leavins concert Nov. 16 at Rosinton Methodist

Stephanie Leavins concert Nov. 16 at Rosinton Methodist Rosinton United Methodist Church in Robersdale will host Stephanie Leavins (pictured) in concert on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Come enjoy fellowship, music and experience Stephanie’s uniquely distinctive and versatile style of entertainment. Stephanie was born with Muscular Dystrophy, and has spent her entire life in a […]

Scarred, decorated Vietnam vet Roever speaks in O.B. Nov. 30

Scarred, decorated Vietnam vet Roever speaks in O.B. Nov. 30 From the jungle waterways of Vietnam where he was injured, to the forward operating bases of the current war zones, Dave Roever shares his inspiring story of triumph over tragedy. Roever will speak on Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Christian Life […]

GSWC supports Sheriff’s Boys Ranch

GSWC supports Sheriff’s Boys Ranch Hardworking staff at the Alabama Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Summerdale were assisted by a group from the Gulf Shores Woman’s Club (GSWC) on October 14 in getting ready for a warm holiday celebration at the Ranch. Four GSWC members, Gilda Green, Carol Ann Owen, Charlotte Little, and Kathleen Donaldson, brought […]

Mirams’ 7th Annual Taste of Islands December 5 at Wharf Event Center

Mirams’ 7th Annual Taste of Islands December 5 at Wharf Event Center The Mystical Order of Mirams will host its 7th Annual Taste of the Islands on Friday, December 5 at The Orange Beach Event Center in Orange Beach beginning at 6 p.m. The event will benefit Toys For Tots and Gulf Coast Cancer Centers. […]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary offers applications for cancer research grant

Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary offers applications for cancer research grant The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars has applications available to anyone wishing to apply for a postdoctoral grant for cancer research. The grants are available to US citizens and nominated by someone who will be supervising the lab in which […]

Graham Creek Nature Preserve certified as Explore Classroom

Graham Creek Nature Preserve certified as Explore Classroom Foley’s Graham Creek Nature Preserve has earned national certification as a Nature Explore Classroom from Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation. With the certification, Graham Creek Preserve (pictured) joins a growing network of organizations and institutions that have created effective nature-based outdoor learning environments […]

Jellyfish Bar Martini & Beer Fest Nov. 15

Jellyfish Bar Martini & Beer Fest Nov. 15 By Fran Thompson Perdido Key’s Jellyfish Restaurant will host its 4th Annual Martini & Beer Fest on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Villagio Shopping Center (13700 Perdido Key Dr.). Festivities include unlimited martini & beer tastings, live music all day, a bartender […]

Coastal Christmas

Coastal Christmas is a growing — and glowing — collection of existing and new holiday events designed to showcase our Coastal Baldwin region as the perfect destination for holiday travel and shopping opportunities. Many businesses, local organizations and governmental entities have come together to bring this annual event to the Coast. New this year is […]

Popular CSC fundraiser at Fisher’s includes fashion show Nov 13

Buy Toys For Children event Nov 13 Popular CSC fundraiser at Fisher’s includes fashion show Wildflowers Boutique & Fisher’s Restaurant will sponsor the 2nd Annual Buy Toys for Local Children Locals Night at Fisher’s Restaurant in Orange Beach on November 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds will go to The Christian […]

AL Soccer Fest includes Nov. 8 skills competition & family tailgate at Wharf

In conjunction with the SEC Women’s Soccer Championship, the 4th Annual Alabama Soccer Festival will take place from Nov. 7-9 at the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Foley Sportsplexes. Youth soccer players from around the state and beyond will have the opportunity to interact with SEC players, coaches and alumni throughout the weekend. These rising […]

SEC Women’s Soccer Tourney returns to Orange Beach Nov. 3-9

By Fran Thompson Texas A&M will attempt to defend its tourney title when the Southeastern Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament returns to the Orange Beach Sportsplex Nov. 3-9 for a single-elimination tourney among the top 10 teams in the conference. The competing teams will be seeded based on their winning percentage in conference games regardless of […]

Christian Service Center registering families for Children’s Christmas

Christian Service Center registering families for Children’s Christmas The Christian Service Center has begun registering families for its Children’s Christmas Program. Through this program, the Center will provide presents for children age infant through high school of families in need in the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan area. Parents or guardians may register […]

Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge Open House planned Nov. 1

Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge Open House planned Nov. 1 Locals encouraged to come visit resource in “their own backyard” For the simple reason that local residents may forget what a spectacular nature resource they have in their own backyard, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will host a free Nov. 1 open house at its visitor […]

Baldwin Bike Fest is Nov. 1 in Foley

Baldwin Bike Fest is Nov. 1 in Foley Join fellow bicyclists for a ride through southeastern Baldwin County during the annual Baldwin Bike Fest on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Heritage Park in Foley. The fest includes bicycle rides of three, 10, 28 and 71 miles, with registration fees ranging from $10 to $40. The rides […]

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Fairhope’s Grill & Bar now open

Fairhope’s Grill & Bar now open The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for Fairhope’s Grill & Bar, located at 210 Eastern Shore Center, Hwy. 98 in Fairhope.  The family friendly establishment, is open 11am until, 7 days a week. The menu includes burgers, wings, wraps, seafood, salads, and sandwiches and […]

Local Young Entrepreneurs Learn about SBA

Local Young Entrepreneurs Learn about SBA tudents in the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy at Gulf Shores High School recently learned how the Small Business Administration can help start, build and grow businesses.  Brent McMahan, SBA manager, visited the class to explain resources available through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private […]

Vicki Griffin joins Wolf Bay staff

Vicki Griffin joins wolf bay staff Wolf Bay Lodge welcomes their new Director of Events & Catering, Vicki Griffin, to its team of dedicated professionals.  “Vicki’s entrepreneurial & sales skills along with her vast experience with event coordination will assist Wolf Bay Lodge as they debut their catering services to the community.  Wolf Bay has […]

Diane Lynn Siefert is ambassador of month

Diane Lynn Siefert is ambassador of month Diane Lynn Siefert was named Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month. Diane participated in numerous Chamber events and activities throughout the month, earning her the most points. A native of Staten Island, New York, moved to Baldwin County in 1989 from Louisiana.  She and her […]

Operation Round Up Names Star Light Award Recipients

Operation Round Up Names Star Light Award Recipients Twenty-three local teachers and school faculty members will be introducing innovative projects in their classrooms thanks to a little help from Operation Round Up. These individuals were recently named the recipients of the Star Light Awards for 2014. The Star Light Award is a grant program that […]

New additions to Wharf Management Team

New additions to Wharf Management Team The Wharf has welcomed three new hires to its management team. These individuals bring unique skill sets to complete the group of 10 on the team. The Wharf is poised for optimal growth this coming year with more entertainment and increased retail and dining options. Dale Carter will be […]

Original Oyster House named One of the Best Oyster Bars in America

Original Oyster House named One of the Best Oyster Bars in America For more than 30 years, this family-friendly restaurant on raised pillars over Mobile Bay has served seafood with a southern accent. Gulf oysters arrive at your table on the half shell, either raw or chargrilled. And there’s plenty of the fried goodness you’d […]

Blue Hound Promotions open for business

Blue Hound Promotions open for business Owners Mike Cotton and Dennis Hudson have opened Blue Hound Promotions to multiple products and services in the areas of Music Production, Record Distribution, Video, Film, Live Events, Commercial Art, Official Merchandise, Marketing and Public Relations. Cotton has over a 50 year track record in most areas of the […]