GULF SHORES, AL — The Saturday Art Market, presented by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, promises to be one of the best events of the fall season.
In addition to dozens of local and regional artists who will be displaying their original works of art for sale, children’s art projects and delicious concessions, the Art Market will feature an impressive line-up of entertainers.
via Sept. 5 art market to have musical focus and art for sale – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL - Vanuel had the desire to draw since he was old enough to hold a pencil. At the age of four, using colored pencils, he drew mallards on a lake along with foliage. At the age of six, he asked his parents for the John Nagee Learn to Draw set which they reluctantly bought for him.
via Painting with Acrylic with Vanuel Robertson – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute. After working for several years as a registered nurse, she eventually realized that her true passion in life was art. Nicolai went back to college, studied watercolor, drawing and airbrush. She earned her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.
via Adventure in Watercolor with Mary Lou Nicolai – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL – Instructor Heather Mitchell will introduce oil-based colored pencils, and techniques that take this fast-rising medium to a new level. Blending and layering techniques will be used to achieve dimensional, painterly effects. Pencils and paper will be provided.
via Learning the basics of oil-based colored pencils with Heather Mitchell – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FOLEY, Ala.—New coaches, new energy. The Lions held off a determined Dolphin team Thursday for a 17-14 Foley win at Ivan Jones Stadium Thursday night. As early-season games go, the play wasn’t always polished and a lot of penalty flags were flying but the intensity of the effort made up for that.
via Foley 17, Gulf Shores 14 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL – Dorie Parsons received her bachelor of fine arts and master of art education degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
She has taught art, photography and humanities to students in grades kindergarten through graduate school. After teaching in Virginia, Dorie joined the U. S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools and taught on U. S. overseas military bases for 30 years.
via Dorie Parsons to lead several photography classes this fall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
More than just airplanes are taking off at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores.
A multi-million dollar development is just on the horizon.
“Between the aprons and the new facilities we’ve just recently approved, close to ten million,” says Airport Authority Manager Scott Fuller. “First we have a new apron, aircraft parking apron, it’s about a 5 million dollar project. It’s scheduled to start October 1st and be completed by March 1st. At that facility we will have a new fixed base operator service company which will build a new office, terminal and hangars.”
via New Construction to Take-Off at Gulf Shores Airport.
GULF SHORES, AL – Turtle Tracks will unveil the first completed turtle for the program on Thursday, Aug. 20 during Business After Hours at Jacky Jacks in Gulf Shores.
Tacky Jacks sponsored the turtle which features a beautiful mosaic installation by local artist Carolyn Wagner of Backbay Design Studio. The turtle will be on display at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores for a week before moving to its parade location at Gulf Place on Monday, Aug. 31.
via Turtle Tracks unveils first sponsored turtle at Tacky Jacks – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORE, AL - On Aug. 19 around 7:16 p.m., a Gulf Shores Police Department patrol officer responded to a radio call for a suspicious person in the 200 block of East Beach Boulevard.
When the officer arrived, he began to conduct a foot patrol of the surrounding area. He encountered the subject, later identified as Kevin R. Campbell, nearby.
via Escapee’s run ends after capture in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL — It’s like deja vu all over again.
Back in the post-Ivan years when building and rebuilding was big business in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, several new subdivisions were staked, planned and approved.
In the post-boom bust, however, many of those subdivision plans were put aside as interest and the economy waned.
Now they are making a comeback, City Planner Andy Bauer says.
While Gulf Shores isn’t seeing the same level of interest and activity in the hotel or condo markets as neighbor Orange Beach, the single-family housing market is very active.
via Building busy in Gulf Shores, but not booming – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
They can blink, they can cry and they can simulate a seizure.
Three new health mannequins, a man, a pregnant woman and a baby, are now a staple in Gulf Shores High School’s Health Science Career Academy, which is supported by South Baldwin Regional Medical Center.
via GSHS boosts career academy with new high tech mannequins – FOX10 News | WALA.
The celebrity chef line up for the 2015 Hangout Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend has been announced and it includes a stellar array of some of the nation’s most innovative culinary professionals.
The list includes a huge drawing from the Food Network:
Anne Burrell, finalist for Food Networks Next Iron Chef and host of Worst Cooks in America.
via Celebrity chef line-up announced for the 8th annual Hangout Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend | AL.com.
GULF SHORES, Ala.—The Gulf Shores Swim Team completed a successful summer 2015 swim season in the Gulf Coast Area Aquatics League Championship Meet. The meet was held at the Fairhope City Pool on July 24-25. The Dolphins, 1,816 points, finished in second place in their division behind Fairhope, 4,650 points, and ahead of third place Eastern Shore Piranhas, 1,684 points.
via Gulf Shores Swim Team completes successful summer season – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Gulf Shores residents got quite a surprise Sunday morning when, not one, but two water spouts were sighted in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there are generally two types of water spouts: fair weather and tornadic. Sunday’s water spout appears to be in the ‘fair weather’ category.
via Water Spouts Spotted in Gulf Shores – WPMI – LOCAL 15.
GULF SHORES, AL — The City of Gulf Shores will be offering Men’s and Coed Adult Softball Leagues this fall.
Team registration will be at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center from through Sept. 4.
via Play men’s and coed softball this fall in Gulf Shores – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.
GULF SHORES, AL – The City of Gulf Shores continues to strive to bring new programs and events to the community.
We are excited to sponsor Go Kickball and bring the league to Gulf Shores. Go Kickball combines the relaxed sport of kickball with social networking to create a fun and active way for adults to network, meet new people, enjoy friends, and play kickball in a comfortable, non-intimidating, social atmosphere.
via Gulf Shores starting up Go Kickball league – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.
While you were just getting up this morning, others were pulling fire trucks, and picking up very heavy things. That means the Alabama’s Strongest Man Contest is back in Gulf Shores. FOX10 News was there as athletes of all ages, men and women, lifted their spirits by lifting weights. So what does it take to be the strongest man?
via Alabama’s Strongest Man and Teen Nationals in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.
Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama With more than 250 vendors, musical entertainment, an outdoor village, and plenty of shrimp, it’s no surprise that more than 250,000 people attend this free beach festival held in October every year. The national celebration started in 1971 as a way to draw visitors to the beaches of Gulf Shores after Labor Day and has now established itself as an Alabama mainstay. And there’s plenty of shrimp-themed fun to be had: chefs compete to win the annual restaurant challenge with their best shrimp dishes and more than 200 pounds of shrimp are prepared every day for samples.
via America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals | Fodor’s.
Turning left onto Highway 59 in Gulf Shores without a light can be tricky, especially if traffic is heavy.
And by next year, there will be a number of places along the road to the beach where that will no longer be possible.
via Gulf Shores prepares for renovation to sidewalks, roadways – FOX10 News | WALA.
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The hot days of August are fading and so are the summer beach crowds. We were in Gulf Shores today and found less traffic and smaller crowds on the beach than just a few Friday’s ago. Many people are saying summer doesn’t last until Labor Day any more.
via Gulf Shores Beach Crowds Fade.
Montreal, Canada – The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber was selected as 2015 Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The award was presented last night at the ACCE Annual Convention in Montreal. Chamber Chairman Vince Lucido, President Ed Rodriguez, and Membership Director Vicki Stillings were in attendance representing the Chamber at the ACCE Awards Ceremony at Montreal’s Palais des Congres.
via Coastal Alabama Business Chamber Ranked #1 in North America.
GULF SHORES, AL — Some people call it mailbox money, a happy surprise that shows up from time to time via the U.S. Postal Service.
Ed Rodriguez hasn’t heard that term before. But he has heard of found money.
“I was quite shocked actually,” Rodriguez, President and CEO of the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, said. “We just didn’t expect it. They were very happy with us. I met some of the BP folks and they were just real pleased. It’s kind of like found money.”
via Groups welcome ‘found money’ from BP grant program – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Battling to ease beach traffic congestion, Gulf Shores and the state highway department will team up again this fall and next year for projects on Alabama 59, between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.
via Bumper to bumper at the beach: Gulf Shores pushing to improve traffic flow | AL.com.
Gulf Shores Police are reporting that a 16-year-old first reported missing in January has been safe and sound.
The report was issued over the departments Facebook and Twitter accounts about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
via Gulf Shores police say teen missing since January found safe and sound – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL — It’s a rare occasion when you don’t find Ernie Rosado excited about Gulf Shores High School and on the cusp of a new year with some new programs starting up, he’s the same ol’ Ernie.
He loves to tout his school’s slogan borrowed from Gen. Colin Powell, “one team, one fight.” And he ends every text, email or voice mail with a hearty “Go Dolphins.”
via Gulf Shores High gearing up for 2015-16 school year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
The special session of the Alabama Legislature begins Monday, talking about tax hikes.
But FOX10 News is keeping a close eye on one special session issue of great importance to our area: What will happen to the more than $1 billion in economic damage payments from BP?
Governor Robert Bentley and lawmakers from Mobile and Baldwin County have very different ideas on where the money should go, but is there room for compromise?
via Lawmakers to take up BP settlement, tax hikes in special session – FOX10 News | WALA.
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GULF SHORES, AL — Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $5,000 to Camp Happy Sands.
Camp Happy Sands is a free summer day camp supporting children of low income and disadvantaged families within the greater Pensacola area. Last year the camp served over 264 campers ranging from 6 to 11 years of age.
via Holy Spirit donates to Camp Happy Sands – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL — The whirlwind trip to New York was almost over as soon as it started for three lifeguards from Gulf Shores.
The trio was selected to compete in Good Morning America’s Surf and Turf Lifeguard Challenge live on the show on Thursday and Friday. Out of the gate there was a trip on the trip.
via Gulf Shores lifeguard team brings home $10,000 prize – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Just like folks who appreciate beachfront property — sharks also like to call Gulf Shores home. But it is rare to see a large number of them. Friday however more than 100 were spotted.
The images are similar to the ones captured last year near Orange Beach. That’s when it was closed off to swimmers. That time the sharks hung around for 3 days.
via Sharks Still Hanging Around Near Gulf Shores.
After riding the community’s support to the finals of Good Morning America’s “Lifeguard Surf & Turf Showdown” this week, Gulf Shores lifeguards swept the competition to win the $10,000 grand prize on Friday.
via Gulf Shores lifeguards win $10,000 Good Morning America ‘showdown’; money to help fire academy | AL.com.