Category Archives: Gulf Shores

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.

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.

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.

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.

Craft: Lodge is important to building shoulder season at the beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 05, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The shoulder season is not a new concept in the resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, but one that of late has been gathering momentum.

But one of original drivers of a shoulder season was the old Gulf State Park Lodge and Convention Center.

via Craft: Lodge is important to building shoulder season at the beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Mardi Gras Parade traffic modifications and detours – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 05, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – 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 Mardi Gras Parade traffic modifications and detours – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Alabama beaches prepare for more college spring breakers – FOX10 News | WALA

February 04, 2016

In a little more than a month, Alabama beaches will begin to fill up again with spring breakers.  Orange Beach and Gulf Shores could see a larger college spring break crowd than in years past.  That’s because of tighter restrictions on Panama City beaches after episodes of violence there in 2015.

via Alabama beaches prepare for more college spring breakers – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Inaugural Ballyhoo arts celebration coming to Gulf Shores on March 5 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 04, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores is gearing up for the inaugural Ballyhoo, a celebration of art and culture.

This juried fine art and fine crafts festival will be March 5, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the beautiful Waterway Village district of Gulf Shores. This event is unique in its focus on fine art combined with cultural charm and the fun-loving spirit of the residents of Coastal Alabama.

via Inaugural Ballyhoo arts celebration coming to Gulf Shores on March 5 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Men who died in Mobile plane crash had Baldwin ties – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 03, 2016

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, AL – Two members of Civil Air Patrol’s Alabama Wing died Monday, Feb. 1, when their single-engine plane crashed near Mobile while they were returning from a 170-mile compassion flight to southern Louisiana.

The pilot, Maj. David R. Mauritson, 67, of Fairhope, joined CAP in September 1991. Second Lt. Phil J. Dryden, 66, of Gulf Shores, a CAP member since November, served as mission scanner for the flight. The two were members of the Mobile Composite Squadron.

via Men who died in Mobile plane crash had Baldwin ties – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Uber background checks don’t meet Orange Beach standards – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 30, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – A major concern about Uber for officials on Pleasure Island concerns background checks used by the ridesharing company.

Both the cities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores listed other concerns such as a business license, vehicle inspections and insurance. Items required of and received by 13 taxi franchises in Gulf Shores and 32 in Orange Beach.

via Uber background checks don’t meet Orange Beach standards – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin cities racing for recreation upgrades – LagniappeLagniappe

January 30, 2016

Sports tourism is big business. Just ask the people at the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission.

Last year, the commission generated more than 77,000 hotel room nights with its tournaments and sports events at South Baldwin County’s existing sports complexes. The previous year the commission hosted 102 athletic events, generating 76,024 room nights and $30.8 million in visitor spending.

via Baldwin cities racing for recreation upgrades – LagniappeLagniappe.

Uber cries ‘uncle’ in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Officials from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have voiced several concerns about the ridesharing service Uber operating in the coastal towns.

On Jan. 22 Uber cried “uncle” and emailed past customers telling them the service would no longer be available in the two towns. Both towns are looking for ways to have Uber drivers and the company adhere to the same rules for current taxi companies.

via Uber cries ‘uncle’ in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

“Big Beach Marathon” supporting Operation Reconnect January 31! – FOX10 News | WALA

January 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Runners will take over the sand in Gulf Shores! The Big Beach Marathon is Sunday, January 31 at The Hangout. Even if you are not running you can be a part of this race to support Operation Reconnect, a charity for veterans and their families.

Here’s more on Operation Reconnect and how you can join in the effort:

via “Big Beach Marathon” supporting Operation Reconnect January 31! – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Gulf Shores vs. Mountain Brook is one of several intriguing 2016 Coastal Alabama season openers – al.com

January 30, 2016

Second-year Gulf Shores coach Jamie Williams wanted to create some excitement around his team’s 2016 season opener.

Enter perennial Class 7A playoff contender Mountain Brook.

The Dolphins and Spartans have agreed to play in the next two season openers. Gulf Shores will host Mountain Brook on Aug. 19 this season and then will travel to open the schedule in 2017.

via Gulf Shores vs. Mountain Brook is one of several intriguing 2016 Coastal Alabama season openers – al.com.

Sidewalk projects start in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 29, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL — A new sidewalk project started the week of Jan. 18 in Gulf Shores even as the city is eying another grant to further improve and expand walkways in the city.

The project just funded partly by Gulf Shores and an Alabama Department of Transportation grant will make the improvements from the beach to Fort Morgan Road.

via Sidewalk projects start in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Environmentalists, state spar over beachfront hotel and conference center | AL.com

January 26, 2016

The process for awarding $58 million of BP oil spill fines for a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park was flawed and failed to consider alternative projects, an attorney with an environmental advocacy group argued before a federal judge Tuesday.

But attorneys representing the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Alabama, along with a representative of the Gulf Shores-based project, said they were in the legal right to do what they did in 2014, when the project was initially approved.

via Environmentalists, state spar over beachfront hotel and conference center | AL.com.

FOX10 Investigation: Uber pulls out of Gulf Shores and Orange Be – FOX10 News | WALA

January 25, 2016

FOX10 is looking closer into Uber’s decision to pull its drivers out of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

As we’ve reported, Uber drivers will no longer operate in South Baldwin County after city leaders asked the ride sharing company to suspend its services.

This is a follow up to a special investigation we brought you in November called “Who’s Watching Uber.”

During the investigation, we discovered drivers were operating in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach illegally and at least one vehicle was operating without a safety inspection.

“Not too long after your first story, we reached out to Uber to try and get them to get the proper licensing, which they have not done,” said Gulf Shores Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Grant Brown. “So we sent them a cease and desist letter to stop operating.”

via FOX10 Investigation: Uber pulls out of Gulf Shores and Orange Be – FOX10 News | WALA.

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