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Activists, seafood suppliers, chefs bring lionfish from reefs to dinner plates | AL.com

September 26, 2016

Delicate slices of pale white fish arranged on a plate lay before me, the fish’s edges seasoned and gently seared. The flesh, cooked rare, looks firm and meaty. Two strips of sauce are drawn down the sides of the plate—one a pale green wasabi and teriyaki mix, the other a fiery Sriracha mayo.

via Activists, seafood suppliers, chefs bring lionfish from reefs to dinner plates | AL.com.

Ala. Governor talks budget, prison and Medicaid at Point Clear e – FOX10 News | WALA

September 26, 2016

With the special session finished, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is looking toward the next regular session.

He was in Point Clear Friday talking to Manufacture Alabama, and spoke about some of his goals for the legislature.

The Alabama legislature finished out the special session by using the BP oil spill settlement as a solution for Medicaid – one time money that means Medicaid funding is still on the line for 2018.

via Ala. Governor talks budget, prison and Medicaid at Point Clear e – FOX10 News | WALA.

Cancer survivor: ‘Never give up’ at Relay For Life in Gulf Shores | AL.com

September 26, 2016

“Keep pushing. Never give up.”

That was the message from cancer survivor Tanga Renee Watts. Wearing lots of pink, Watts, of Foley, Ala. was one of dozens of cancer survivors and supporters who came out for the Alabama Gulf Coast Relay For Life event at Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. on Saturday.

via Cancer survivor: ‘Never give up’ at Relay For Life in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

Foley Pedestrian Bridge Opens to the Public

September 24, 2016

The pedestrian bridge in Foley is officially open.

“A great day for Foley. We’ve been waiting a long time for this.” Mayor John Konair joined by city leaders and almost 100 school children made the ceremonial walk across the bridge and what the mayor calls the “great divide” in his city, Highway 59. “This is about safety but it’s also about economic development. This will bridge our city and bring it together and I’m really proud, really proud of it.”

via Foley Pedestrian Bridge Opens to the Public.

Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast

September 24, 2016

When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.

via Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast.

Daphne technology complex gets boost from federal grant | WPMI

September 23, 2016

When Toni Fassbender looks at the lot near Champions Way in Daphne, she sees acres of opportunity.

“It’s a start, this is our first start,” she said.

She’s been working with the Daphne Industrial Development Board for years now working to transform the lot into the Daphne Innovation and Science Complex (DISC). In a news release Thursday afternoon, Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne announced a federal grant will help make the complex a reality.

via Daphne technology complex gets boost from federal grant | WPMI.

Local oystermen voice concerns over state restrictions – FOX10 News | WALA

September 23, 2016

We’re hearing heated complaints from local oystermen, who say restrictions set by the state are preventing them from working.

“It’s terrible. It’s critical,” said Danny Harris.

The group from Bayou La Batre says the state has shut down commercial oystering. They were ready to start harvesting earlier this month but say the state has yet to open the waters.

via Local oystermen voice concerns over state restrictions – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Remembering the 23rd anniversary of the Sunset Limited disaster – FOX10 News | WALA

September 23, 2016

A somber ceremony Thursday morning at the scene of a tragedy that happened 23 years ago.

It was the Amtrak Sunset Limited train disaster.

47 passengers and crew members were killed when the pilot of a tugboat that was pushing a barge, rammed the “Big Bayou Canot” railroad bridge.

A memorial boat tour was held Thursday morning.

via Remembering the 23rd anniversary of the Sunset Limited disaster – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant selling Ono Island beach house | AL.com

September 23, 2016

Just a couple of years ago, Matt Bryant, the kicker for the Atlanta Falcons, and his wife, Melissa, built a home large enough to accommodate their family of seven children at Ono Island in Orange Beach, Ala. The Bryants called it “Kicking Back” – which is what they did when they visited the 7,975-square-foot beach house from their primary home in Atlanta.

This summer, they decided to sell “Kicking Back,” which is listed with Kathy Trice of Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.35 million. They plan to build another beach house – Kicking Back 2 – in the area and eventually, Trice said, they want to relocate to the Orange Beach area.

via Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant selling Ono Island beach house | AL.com.

Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life

September 22, 2016

Orange Beach Fishing

Midmorning under a cloudless sky, and Denise, who politely declined to give her last name, was 1,000 feet out and 20 feet above the Gulf of Mexico cleaning a saltwater catfish. Her boyfriend, Monte, thin as a Popsicle stick, was reeling up a bare hook.

via Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life.

Veterans Enjoy Free Sunset Dolphin Tour

September 21, 2016

A chance to escape every day with family, friends, and fellow soldiers.  Veterans are visiting Perdido Key this week, staying in donated condos with their loved ones for free.  Part of the week’s activities included a sunset dolphin tour with Wild Hearts in Orange Beach. The families and soldiers told us sometimes changing your views can help change your life.

via Veterans Enjoy Free Sunset Dolphin Tour.

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