Category Archives: Orange Beach Library

Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 28, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, speaks in Gulf Shores on Monday, there’ll be some from the OrangeBeach contingent there to give him an appreciative thank you.

According to Orange Beach city officials, Shelby added a rider to a bill in the Senate authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with dredging work in Perdido Pass. The pass is the lifeblood of the area’s charter fishing fleet.

via Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Friends of Orange Beach Library sale is Jan. 8-10

January 02, 2015

January 3, 2015 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library will be hosting their annual Book and Bake Sale on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10 in the Orange Beach Community Center at 27235 Canal Road. A Member’s Only Preview will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Memberships can be paid at the door.

via Friends of Orange Beach Library sale is Jan. 8-10.

Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library to host annual Book and Bake Sale | AL.com

December 31, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — The Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library will host the annual Book and Bake Sale. The event will be held Jan. 9 and 10 at the Orange Beach Community Center at 27235 Canal Rd. A Member’s Only Preview will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 8. Memberships can be paid at the door.

via Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library to host annual Book and Bake Sale | AL.com.

City adds to reward for Alabama case of dolphin killed with hunting arrow – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 17, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. —  The City of Orange Beach Tuesday night approved a resolution authorizing a $3,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a bottlenose dolphin found on Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach on December 6th. According to state law, $3,000 is the maximum reward that a municipality can offer.

via City adds to reward for Alabama case of dolphin killed with hunting arrow – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Condo in Turquoise Place sells for $1.69 million

December 15, 2014

A Tennessee couple paid $1.69 million for a four-bedroom condominium unit in Turquoise Place on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, according to Chad Mitchell of SeaMitchell Realty in Orange Beach, who represented the buyer. The upscale Gulf-front complex includes five pools, a lazy river, two fitness centers, a spa, and each condo unit has a private Jacuzzi hot tub on the balcony.

via Southern Light fiber-optics to fill 7 floors of RSA Trustmark; investors pay $1.1M for downtown Mobile Commerce Building | AL.com.

Reward offered for information on slain dolphin in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 10, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The City of Orange Beach and the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber are considering offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the killing of a dolphin with a hunting arrow. A dead bottlenose dolphin was found in Terry Cove in Orange Beach during the weekend.

via Reward offered for information on slain dolphin in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Mystical Order of Mirams’ toy drive means food and fun – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

December 06, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Seventh Annual Taste of the Island by the all-girl Mystical Order of Mirams Mardi Gras krewe happened on Dec. 5 at the Orange Beach Events Center. There was lots of food, good music, holiday spirits and a sleighful of toys collected for Toys for Tots for area children.

via Mystical Order of Mirams’ toy drive means food and fun – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Oil Still In Sand Four Years Later

December 02, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. –  A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama’s beaches four years later. The report was released recently by Auburn University researchers who’ve been studying the BP oil spill since shortly after it occurred. A team from Auburn collected oil on Alabama’s coast as recently as August. The research found that oil is still trapped in the sand, mostly as tar balls.

via Oil Still In Sand Four Years Later.

11 Coastal Alabama Leaders You Should Know: Shaul Zislin | AL.com

November 30, 2014

What began as doing business with a few friends has turned into a variety of venues and a foundation initiated by Shaul Zislin. And although his businesses are growing, Zislin said it’s about much more than the profit. ”At the end of the day it’s not just about the dollar, it’s about creating something that is bigger,” he said.

via 11 Coastal Alabama Leaders You Should Know: Shaul Zislin | AL.com.

Winter attractions prepare to open in Baldwin County

November 28, 2014

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – With Thanksgiving Day winding down, but that doesn’t mean the holiday fun has to be over. There are plenty of Christmas and winter themed events coming up in December, with some kicking off on Friday. One option this weekend is the ice skating rink at The Wharf. “We feel like this year is going to be a huge success and we invite everyone to come out and skate,” Jim Bibby, director of security and operations at The Wharf, said.


via Winter attractions prepare to open in Baldwin County.

Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 24, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — As Thanksgiving approaches, shopaholics everywhere grow anxious for the infamous Black Friday deals. Many stores open Thanksgiving afternoon, and in the wee hours of Friday morning to offer dedicated shoppers discounts on popular Christmas gift items. From electronics to must-have toys, retailers and buyers, alike, are amping up for this event.

via Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Dash to the snow-white sands of Alabama’s beaches this holiday season

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Jingle all the way to the Alabama Gulf Coast as the area gears up for Coastal Christmas, an event series designed to encourage travel during the holiday season. From concerts and carriage rides to a lighted boat parade, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will offer a variety of events for the whole family to explore. Stuff the stockings during Small Business Saturdays from Nov. 29 (National Small Business Saturday) through Christmas.

via Dash to the snow-white sands of Alabama’s beaches this holiday season.

Orange Beach sewer plant demolition to aid planned Canal Road widening at sportsplex | AL.com

November 21, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The City Council cleared a long-sought hurdle this week with the approval of a contract to demolish the old wastewater treatment plant off Canal Road, near the sportsplex entrance. The benefits to the project are two-fold, according to Mayor Tony Kennon.

via Orange Beach sewer plant demolition to aid planned Canal Road widening at sportsplex | AL.com.

Good Ol’ Freda Kelly’s signature is now the one fans seek – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 17, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The irony was not lost on Freda Kelly. Moments after a documentary played detailing her life running the fan club for the most popular band in the world, she was off to the side of the stage in the Flora-Bama’s main room signing posters, DVD cases of the movie and anything else fans offered up to her.

via Good Ol’ Freda Kelly’s signature is now the one fans seek – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

The Interview: Melvin Shepard | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 07, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Lifeguards keep an eye on thousands of beach goers for nearly seven months every year on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Melvin Shepard is the man in charge of the Orange Beach lifeguards. He’s responsible for them and the nearly 10 miles of beach they patrol. He recently shared about the 2014 beach season and how “very seriously” lifeguards take their jobs.

via The Interview: Melvin Shepard | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

‘Courageous’ fight that stopped mega-landfill left Repton on hook for $639,000; fundraiser Nov. 15 in Orange Beach | AL.com

November 01, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Terri Carter, the mayor of Repton, Ala., stood in front of the council this week sharing words of appreciation for the city’s support of a lawsuit that stopped the development of a mega-landfill near the small town. It took seven years but on Aug. 6, 2013, an Alabama judge ruled in favor of Repton, Citizens for a Clean Southwest Alabama and others that joined in the suit that challenged the Conecuh County Commission’s approval of Conecuh Woods LLC’s 5,100-acre landfill.

via ‘Courageous’ fight that stopped mega-landfill left Repton on hook for $639,000; fundraiser Nov. 15 in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Orange Beach library gets grant to convert VHS tapes

June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Orange Beach Public Library was awarded a $8,750 Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) grant by the Alabama Public Library Service.

This Collection Development Grant allowed the Library to replace the library’s outdated VHS movies with the equivalents in DVD format. More than 635 DVDs were purchased for replacement.

via Orange Beach library gets grant to convert VHS tapes.

Busy beach weekend on tap with Shindig, Top of the Hops, a pirate festival and more | AL.com

June 06, 2014

It looks like the stars (including the sun) have aligned for an event-filled weekend along the beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida. From the second Shindig on the Sand at the Flora-Bama, to Alys Beach’s swanky Digital Graffiti and Fort Walton Beach’s Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, there’s something going on for just about everyone this weekend.

via Busy beach weekend on tap with Shindig, Top of the Hops, a pirate festival and more | AL.com.

Orange Beach PTO helps library celebrate 20th birthday in style | The Mullet Wrapper

January 09, 2013

On December 16, Orange Beach Public Library partnered with Orange Beach Elementary School’s PTO to celebrate the 20th birthday of the library. The first Library Director was hired in June of 1992, library cards were first given to the community in October and then, in December of 1992, the Orange Beach Public Library began circulating books.

via Orange Beach PTO helps library celebrate 20th birthday in style | The Mullet Wrapper.

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