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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, […]

Vietnam vet Roever in O.B. Nov. 30

Vietnam vet Roever 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 (pictured) 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 the Island […]

Brett-Robinson charity rummage and bake sale Dec. 6-7

Brett-Robinson charity rummage and bake sale Dec. 6-7 Employees of Brett/Robinson are excited to announce that plans are underway for the 7th Annual Charity Rummage Sale Dec. 6-7 at the Brett/Robinson Laundry at 25050 Canal Road in Orange Beach. Hours are 7 a.m. ‘til 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7 a.m. until on Dec. […]

Lifestyles EXPO Early Bird exhibitor discount ends on Dec.15

Lifestyles EXPO Early Bird exhibitor discount ends on Dec.15 The early bird discount for exhibitors planning to participate in The 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO ends on December 15. For exhibitor info, call Bill Meadows at 205-222-2862, email info@AlabamaAdvantage.com or visit AlabamaAdvantage.com. The EXPO is scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 […]

Lady Golf Assn. Tourney Dec. 6

Lady Golf Assn. Tourney Dec. 6 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 […]

“Cinderella’’ opens Dec. 5 at SBCT

“Cinderella’’ opens Dec. 5 at SBCT South Baldwin Community Theater in Gulf Shores will present “Cinderella (Enchanted Version)” Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14. Friday and Saturday showtimes are at 7:30 p.m,, and the curtain rises for the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $18, students tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased by […]

Brunch & Tea With Santa Dec. 13 at Villagio Grill

Brunch & Tea With Santa Dec. 13 at Villagio Grill Villagio Grill, located at The Wharf in Orange Beach, is now accepting reservations for its popular Tea with Santa on Dec. 13 beginning at 10:30 am. For more info, call 251-224-6510. Cost is $20 per person.

Fairhope Christmas Parade is Dec. 5

Fairhope Christmas Parade is Dec. 5 Christmas activities in Fairhope continue with the Magical Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 5 beginning at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street. The parade continues down Section and Oak Streets. Fairhope will also host Santa Saturdays on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Santa will be […]

Mirams Taste of Islands Dec. 5 at Wharf

Mirams Taste of Islands Dec. 5 at Wharf 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. More than 35 restaurants […]

CSC registering families in need for Christmas

CSC registering families in need for 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 […]

Pet Santa photos will raise money for BARC

Pet Santa photos will raise money for BARC Magnolia By The Gulf Animal Clinic, located at 19930 County Road 6 in Gulf Shores, will host its annual fundraiser for BARC (Baldwin Animal Rescue) on December 6 from 10 a.m. til noon. Come out and have pictures with your pet or pets. Cost is $20 for […]

Coastal Chorale Christmas Shows Dec. 6-7

Coastal Chorale Christmas Shows Dec. 6-7 Local group has 3 shows in 2 days 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 […]

Coastal Chorale Director Mixon a Troy grad & Foley resident

Coastal Chorale Director Mixon a Troy grad & Foley resident Coastal Chorale Director Laura Aaron Mixon, soprano and pianist, joined the Troy State Music Dept. faculty in 2010 as lecturer in choral music. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she accompanied the Troy University Opera Workshop ensemble. In the fall of 2006 she accepted a […]

Music, lights, parade snowballs in Foley Dec. 5-6

Music, lights, parade snowballs in Foley Dec. 5-6 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Foley’s Heritage Park, as the park transforms into a winter wonderland for Foley’s annual holiday celebrations. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 with Christmas in the Park, which includes the lighting of Foley’s official tree, […]

Festival of Nativities Dec. 12-14 in Daphne

Festival of Nativities Dec. 12-14 in Daphne St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Daphne will host its Sixth Annual Festival of Nativities, featuring over 200 nativity displays, Dec. 12-14. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 8:30 am – 3 pm. Displays in a variety of mediums, represent religions and traditions from […]

G.S. Dec. 5 Christmas Parade includes beach celebration

G.S. Dec. 5 Christmas Parade includes beach celebration Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 5 with the Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration. The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature dozens of festive lighted floats, celebrity judges, appearances from holiday characters and marching bands from around […]

O.B. Tree Lighting Dec. 2 at The Wharf

O.B. Tree Lighting Dec. 2 at The Wharf The City of Orange Beach hosts its official tree lighting on December 2 at Marlin Circle at The Wharf from 5:30 – 7 p.m. This free event is open to all ages. Community groups will serve hot chocolate, and there will also be arts and crafts tables […]

St. Andrew by the Sea Choir presents Light of the World

St. Andrew by the Sea Choir presents Light of the World The St. Andrew by the Sea Chancel Choir, Branyon Bell Choir, Children’s Choir, and a string ensemble will present The Light of the World, a service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 7 at 4 p.m. Interspersed with the music will be readings […]

Gulf State Park hosts Celebration on Dec. 7

Gulf State Park hosts Celebration on Dec. 7 Coastal Christmas at the State Park Pavilion will be celebrated on Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy a Christmas music and food with the Gulf State Park family and community. The event will support the Foster Child System in Baldwin […]

Lillian Christmas Parade December 13

Lillian Christmas Parade December 13 The annual Christmas Parade in Lillian will be December 13 at 1 p.m. The Grand Marshals will be Lillian’s own Sally McKinney and State Rep. Steve McMillan. Highway US 98 will be blocked for the parade. Spectators can watch along neighborhood streets north of the highway, particularly Sixth, Barclay, and […]

Breakfast with Santa December 20 in Lillian

Breakfast with Santa December 20 in Lillian The Optimist Club of Perdido Bay will host their famous Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 20. Santa Claus will greet boys and girls and their families at the Lillian Community Club. The free family breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Afterwards Santa will distribute gifts to children from […]

Mobile Youth Symphony & Baldwin Pops in Foley

Mobile Youth Symphony & Baldwin Pops in Foley Foley Civic Center is Christmas Concert Central in early Dec. In addition to the Coastal Chorale’s Dec. 6-7 shows (see page 6 story), the Foley Civic Center will be the host site for Christmas concerts by The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Baldwin Pops during the […]

Bon Secour Christmas Dec. 6 at Swift-Coles Home

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

Breakfast With Santa Dec. 20 at Erie Meyer

Breakfast With Santa Dec. 20 at Erie Meyer Youngsters will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 20 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes […]

Santa to “drop in” at Flora-Bama on Dec. 13

Santa to “drop in” at Flora-Bama on Dec. 13 Santa Claus has made time in his busy schedule to “drop in” and visit local girls and boys on Saturday, December 13 at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar on Perdido Key. Weather permitting, Santa will parachute in at approximately 1 p.m. with a bag of […]

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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 […]