One of the most popular places in Orange Beach has been off-limits to the public for five years. Now, a 250 thousand dollar project is underway that could re-open at least part of Alabama Point this summer.
“We’ve all spent a lot of time down here one time or another and it’s really great spot. The only place like it in Alabama really,” says Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager Phillip West. “It’s a shame it’s been unavailable for so long but we’re going to fix that.”
via Construction Begins To Re-Open Alabama Point.
ORANGE BEACH, AL- The Alabama Dept. of Transportation will spend 20 million dollars on a median improvements and beautification project in Orange Beach.When Phase 1 is finished, the project will transform Perdido Beach Boulevard from five lanes of asphalt to a landscaped, highway with a median.
via Major Changes To Main Highway In Orange Beach.
An elegant twin home, a beachfront condo and a new home with historic style, each offered for around the same price. Here’s what you can get for between $749,300 and $795,000 in Mountain Brook, Orange Beach and Tuscaloosa:
via What you get for $800,000 in Mountain Brook, Orange Beach and Tuscaloosa | AL.com.
Athens-based jam band Widespread Panic’s concert in Orange Beach, Ala., last Friday turned out not to be quite as disruptive to Memorial Day weekend as city officials feared.
Still, though, city officials, along with amphitheater owners where the band played and the promoters for the venue, are likely to be focused on Orange Beach’s commitment to family friendliness in booking future acts for The Amphitheater at The Wharf, City Administrator Ken Grimes said Wednesday.
via Widespread Panic show not as disruptive as Gulf Coast town officials feared | Online Athens.
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.
January 27, 2015 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) Join us at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. for a talk on the culture of Alabama. Alabama is perceived by the outside world as being monocultural and isolated. People are surprised to find a diverse state.
via Alabama culture discussion set for Orange Beach on Jan. 29.
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.
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.
December 23, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) -The Dec. 9, 2014 story time at Orange Beach Public Library had a special visitor. Children that gathered for the program were surprised and pleased when bells begin to ring and the jolly old elf entered the room.
via Santa visits story time at Orange Beach Library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Tis the holiday season for the Alabama State Parks system as its 75th anniversary celebration continues. From the Tennessee Valley to the Alabama Gulf Coast, plenty of holiday festivities are planned or already underway.
via State Parks Celebrate Holiday Season | Outdoor Alabama.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — According to Nathan Cox of Bellator Real Estate and Development, plans for new Ascension and Grace condo towers have two different purposes.
via Towers, if built, would have different purposes – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
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.
Sites along the Gulf Coast where researchers collected shrimp for testing included Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, FL; Mobile and Orange Beach, AL; Biloxi and Ocean Springs, MS; New Orleans and Lafayette, LA, and Houston and Galveston, TX.
via Study finds something fishy with shrimp labeling.
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.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama– Photographer Kim Box has been saving an arsenal of photos since AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb wed back in the summer, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to release them on her blog.
via Never-before-seen wedding photos of AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb released in honor of Iron Bowl day | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Shopper and revelers alike were out in force at The Wharf on Friday, some taking advantage of deals, some ice scating and some taking pictures among the Christmas decorations.
via Black Friday at The Wharf in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
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.
The Christian Service Center is the recipient of toys collected in the Santa’s Helper Toy Drive effort co-sponsored by “Sunny 105.7-FM in cooperation with collection locations.
via Island businesses serve as Sunny 105 toy drops for CSC.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.