You can bring your little ones for some Halloween fun with a few animal friends! “Boo At The Zoo” is happening at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores! Studio10 got a surprise visitor to preview the fall fun! Here’s more from organizers:
Have your little ones don their favorite costumes for a fun time at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: Boo at the Zoo. Be wacky and kooky because this celebration is not so spooky.
Alabama’s most visible public beachfront serves as an “iconic” stretch for the city of Gulf Shores. But the hub for shopping, dining, festivals, sightseeing and sand can be difficult to navigate for pedestrians and cyclists.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – George W. Skipper III, managing partner of Tacky Jacks, has been won the Silver Alabama Retailer of the Year Award in the Annual Sales $5 Million to $20 Million Category.
The waterfront dining restaurant chain, with locations in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, was one of 13 businesses honored as Retailers of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association, in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business at the Alabama Retail Day luncheon in Birmingham.
A half mile of beach front is the welcome mat to Gulf Shores. Could it get any better? The city of Gulf Shores thinks so and animation reveals their vision of the new look that replaces asphalt and concrete with boardwalks, green space, walking paths, shade structures, landscaping and a beach safety building.
Changes are coming to Gulf Shores’ public beachfront. Phase one of a $15 million dollar revitalization project will begin the second week in November. City Crews are already clearing the way for contractors at the site.
SILVER AWARD: George W. Skipper III, owner of Tacky Jacksin Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan; nominated by Yolanda Johnson vice chair of retail and business services for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber.
This year’s festival features a legion of Grammy award winning hit songwriters, the legends of American music, and the up and coming stars of tomorrow. Visit the official website at www.fbisf.com for a list of artists, their bios and a complete schedule of performances.
Gulf Shores, AL WKRGSchool officials continue to try and deal with the growth of the school population in Baldwin County. A recent news five investigation shows Baldwin County had the highest student growth in the state. I looked at every school system’s average daily membership or ADM in 2011 to the most recent data posted last year. Baldwin added more 2,000 students. That’s the most for any school system in Alabama.
It’s day two of the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, and thousands of people have flocked to South Alabama. From food, to music and art, there’s something for all ages to sample at the 45th Annual Shrimp Festival.
“I think it’s wonderful,” John Firth from Hampton, Georgia said. “I really think it’s a great thing!”
It’s not John and his wife Judy’s first time at the festival, and they say it won’t be their last.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — If you love shrimp there is an event happening right now just for you. The 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival is this weekend in Gulf Shores.
Several hundred vendors will be in attendance, many of whom offer all kinds of items including fine arts and other arts and crafts. Along with the vendors, there is also a retail marketplace, outdoor village, children’s activities and all the shrimp you could ask for.
Hundreds of thousands of people are flocking to the coast for seafood and good times. We’re told on average, about 250,000 people attend the festival each year. This year’s t-shirts have coined the phrase, “party like a shrimp.” And of course, there was plenty of shrimp – grilled, boiled, blackened, fried, you name it! From seafood, to alligator and even Philly cheese steaks, festival goers had no lack of variety in food choices.
GULF SHORES, AL – A 71-year-old man was arrested by Gulf Shores Police on Oct. 12 on a sexual abuse first degree charge. Tracy Page Blackwell, who has an Oak Road address in Gulf Shores, is in the Baldwin County Correctional Facility being held without bond.
We’ve had some long-standing festivals around here, and have seen more than one check out during the past couple of years. But you’d be hard pressed to find an event that has outlasted the hardcore stamina of the National Shrimp Festival.
Celebrating 45 years of bringing what our Gulf Coast does best — shrimp — to our Gulf Shores beaches, this year’s Shrimp Festival is upon us, rocking the beach Oct. 13-16. We can expect more of the same this year, and then some.