Ida Callaway is turning 105 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 09, 2016

FOLEY — Ms. Ida Callaway will celebrate her 105th birthday on Feb. 27 at Wolf Bay Lodge in Foley. The celebration is open to the community from 2 to 4 p.m. Wolf Bay is providing cake, light refreshments and an opportunity for the public to give their well wishes to Callaway. A proclamation will be presented to Callaway on behalf of Mayor John Koniar and the City of Foley Council, as well as an accommodation from the State of Alabama Department of Education. Tim Russell, Probate Judge of Baldwin County will also be in attendance.

via Ida Callaway is turning 105 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach’s 42nd art festival set for March 12-13 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 09, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – While any day is a good day to go to the beach, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is offering a great excuse to visit Pleasure Island in March — the 42nd Orange Beach Festival of Art is set for March 12 and 13.

The festival will feature 100 booths of local and regional fine arts, plus stunning displays on the Performing Arts and Music stages. Festival goers may also enjoy live, visual arts demonstrations including hot glass and clay, delight in tasty offerings from the Culinary Arts area and dive into hands-on experiences in Kids Art Alley.

via Orange Beach’s 42nd art festival set for March 12-13 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

With Primary race heating up, Byrne, Young sound off on LCS cont – FOX10 News | WALA

February 09, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - With the Republican Primary less than a month away, the race is heating up for two candidates hoping to represent Alabama’s Fist District in Congress.

FOX10 News spoke with both of those candidates about they’re plans to protect the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program supported by the Navy, that has been under fire in recent months.

via With Primary race heating up, Byrne, Young sound off on LCS cont – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin County Mardi Gras Parade Traffic Modifications

February 09, 2016

Gulf Shores, Ala – February 5, 2016 – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following traffic flow modifications related to the parade.

Please note: the east lane of Highway 59 North from Highway 182 to Waterville is under construction. We encourage spectators not to gather for the parade in the construction area.

via Baldwin County Mardi Gras Parade Traffic Modifications.

Uber Driver From Daphne Wants to Unseat Sen. Shelby

February 09, 2016

The next time you call for an Uber ride in Mobile or on the Eastern Shore, you could run into a driver who wants another job.

Marcus Bowman of Daphne wants to be the next U.S. Senator from Alabama.  He’s got his name on the March 1str primary ballot.  Bowman says he’s running because he thinks he’s the right person at the right time to take advantage of a sentiment for change among voters.  Bowman says voters are frustrated with politics, as reflected in the 15 percent Congressional approval rating.  And he says voters are also economically frustrated.

via Uber Driver From Daphne Wants to Unseat Sen. Shelby.

Saunders Recognized for Best Accomplishment in Refit Excellence – ALL AT SEA

February 09, 2016

Saunders Yachtworks was presented with the Best Accomplishment in Refit Excellence Award at an awards ceremony held Thursday, January 28, at the first Refit International Exhibition & Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The company was recognized for completing a refit on the Quiteña, a 62-foot 2014 Viking Convertible.

via Saunders Recognized for Best Accomplishment in Refit Excellence – ALL AT SEA.

Unique Spring Break Destinations | POPSUGAR Smart Living

February 08, 2016

If you are over epic Spring break beach bashes, it’s time to find a new destination for kicking back and relaxing. When searching for a new spot, take into consideration what you really want when getting away from it all. We have seven destinations that are refreshingly unique, checking all your vacation boxes. Pack everything you need — it’s time for Spring break.

1. Orange Beach, AL: If soaking up the sun is still at the top of your list, Orange Beach is where you need to go. The area has pristine white beaches waiting for you to kick back with a good read. There are local spas for indulging plus shopping and fine-dining restaurants galore. Take advantage of the biking and hiking trails for a really lovely trip.

via Unique Spring Break Destinations | POPSUGAR Smart Living.

Orange Beach’s 42nd art festival set for March 12-13 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 08, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – While any day is a good day to go to the beach, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is offering a great excuse to visit Pleasure Island in March — the 42nd Orange Beach Festival of Art is set for March 12 and 13.

The festival will feature 100 booths of local and regional fine arts, plus stunning displays on the Performing Arts and Music stages. Festival goers may also enjoy live, visual arts demonstrations including hot glass and clay, delight in tasty offerings from the Culinary Arts area and dive into hands-on experiences in Kids Art Alley.

via Orange Beach’s 42nd art festival set for March 12-13 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

The struggle is real – county resident hooked on drugs lives life of unknowns – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 07, 2016

Editor’s note: this is part one of a four-part series about drugs and the issues surrounding them in Baldwin County.

“I don’t know where my next meal is coming from. I don’t know where I’m going to sleep tonight — but I know I’m going to use again. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”

These words are the sad but actual life of Brandon, a lifelong Baldwin County resident who is currently addicted to several illegal drugs, including heroin, cocaine and meth.

via The struggle is real – county resident hooked on drugs lives life of unknowns – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Memorial Held for Plane Crash Victim – WPMI – LOCAL 15

February 07, 2016

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember one of the pilots killed earlier this week in a plane crash.

A memorial service was held at Fairhope Christian Church for Maj. David Mauritson after he and his passenger, Phil Dryden, died when the Cessna 182 Turbo he was flying crashed Monday night near Mobile Regional Airport.

via Memorial Held for Plane Crash Victim – WPMI – LOCAL 15.

Christian Service Center Spaghetti fundraiser is Feb. 23 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 07, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The annual Christian Service Center volunteer meeting  was on Jan. 18 and volunteers signed up to cook noodles and bring ice tea for the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner on Feb. 23 at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church from 4:30-7 p.m. This event is an annual fundraiser for the Christian Service Center.

via Christian Service Center Spaghetti fundraiser is Feb. 23 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Ken Stabler earns election to Pro Football Hall of Fame | AL.com

February 07, 2016

Thirty-one years after his final football game and seven months after he lost his life to colon cancer, Ken Stabler is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama quarterback was among the players picked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Saturday for the Class of 2016.

via Ken Stabler earns election to Pro Football Hall of Fame | AL.com.

Feb. 13 Art Market at Gulf Shores Presbyterian – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 06, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Weather should not be a problem for the Feb. 13 Art Market, an event of the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.

The Art Market will be inside from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 309 E. 21st Ave. in Gulf Shores.

via Feb. 13 Art Market at Gulf Shores Presbyterian – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

“Clyde” Used “Bonnie” As Shield in Police Shootout, Authorities Say

February 06, 2016

Authorities have revealed a shocking twist to the end of “Bonnie and Clyde” crime-spree across Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

According to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Blake Fitzgerald used his supposed girlfriend Brittany Nicole Harper as a human shield during the shootout with sheriff’s deputies outside a home in Milton.

via “Clyde” Used “Bonnie” As Shield in Police Shootout, Authorities Say.

World Food Championships coming to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com

February 06, 2016

The 5th annual World Food Championships will take place at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Nov. 8-15 according to event officials.

The competition involves $350,000 in prize money for both pros and amateurs and last year, it aired on the TV network FYI in a six-episode series.

The championship takes winners from previous bouts and pits them against each other in a timed culinary competition.

via World Food Championships coming to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Ahead of tax vote, Baldwin County turns to its teachers | AL.com

February 06, 2016

With a crucial vote on renewing taxes weeks away, Baldwin County school officials turned to a familiar ally for support: teachers.

Most of the district’s 2,220 teachers gathered in a field house at Foley High School on Friday afternoon to help galvanize community support ahead of the upcoming ballot measure.

Baldwin County voters will be asked on March 1 to approve tax renewals totaling 4 mills after the renewals were rejected last spring, a decision that could cost schools as much as $16 million a year. A mill amounts to a dollar in tax for every $10,000 of assessed property value.

via Ahead of tax vote, Baldwin County turns to its teachers | AL.com.

Will the Pro Football Hall of Fame finally open its doors to Ken Stabler on Saturday? | AL.com

February 06, 2016

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported quarterback Ken Stabler had chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died. Colon cancer took Stabler’s life on July 8. He had his brain donated to Boston University for its research into CTE, a generative brain disease tied to repeated blows to the head.

On Saturday, Stabler will be in the news again, and the report could be happier – or another disappointment for the family and fans of the former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback.

via Will the Pro Football Hall of Fame finally open its doors to Ken Stabler on Saturday? | AL.com.

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