Category Archives: Orange Beach

Nigerian art ambassador ends enlightening stay on island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 13, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao just asks, please, don’t kick his donkey.

The U.N. Ambassador for Art from Nigeria delighted locals here on Pleasure Island during a six-plus week stay visiting schools, churches libraries and putting on demonstrations in public forums and private residences.

via Nigerian art ambassador ends enlightening stay on island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Jimmy Buffett Returning to The Wharf in Orange Beach

February 12, 2016

Rejoice Parrotheads: Jimmy Buffett is coming back to perform at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band just announced a performance on Tuesday May 31 at 8:00pm at The Wharf Amphitheater in Baldwin County.  It will be a single-show stop in Orange Beach as part of Buffet’s “I Don’t Know” Tour 2016.

via Jimmy Buffett Returning to The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Managing ‘snapper’ is vital | The Atmore Advance

February 10, 2016

If regional management of the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico is going to be realized any time soon, it’s apparently not going to be through the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

The Gulf Council met recently in Orange Beach, and Amendment 39, which has to do with regional management, was tabled after it lost support from the representatives from the five Gulf states.

via Managing ‘snapper’ is vital | The Atmore Advance.

Orange Beach Seafood Festival celebrates 24th year and new location Feb. 27 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 10, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – The 2016 Orange Beach Seafood Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever.

Last year’s event on the grounds of the Event Center at The Wharf, saw a record crowd of about 13,000 people. Organizers were extremely pleased with the new location but with construction ongoing for the new hotel right next door to the Event Center, a new location needed to be found for 2016.

via Orange Beach Seafood Festival celebrates 24th year and new location Feb. 27 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County Fat Tuesday

February 10, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL- Pleasure Island could be packed on Fat Tuesday!

With sunny skies and no rain, there could be as many as 30,000 people at the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach parades.  The two parades are also known to be “family friendly” and easily accessible because there are no barricades to keep parade-goers back.

via Baldwin County Fat Tuesday.

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade in Orange Beach, thousands line the beach highway | AL.com

February 10, 2016

Thousands of people lined the beach highway in Orange Beach, Ala. for the annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Dozens of floats rolled along the parade route which began just after 2 p.m. in front of Wintzell’s Oyster House and ended at the Rite Aid along beach highway and Highway 161.

via Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade in Orange Beach, thousands line the beach highway | AL.com.

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.

Unique Spring Break Destinations | POPSUGAR Smart Living

February 08, 2016

If you are over epic Spring break beach bashes, it’s time to find a new destination for kicking back and relaxing. When searching for a new spot, take into consideration what you really want when getting away from it all. We have seven destinations that are refreshingly unique, checking all your vacation boxes. Pack everything you need — it’s time for Spring break.

1. Orange Beach, AL: If soaking up the sun is still at the top of your list, Orange Beach is where you need to go. The area has pristine white beaches waiting for you to kick back with a good read. There are local spas for indulging plus shopping and fine-dining restaurants galore. Take advantage of the biking and hiking trails for a really lovely trip.

via Unique Spring Break Destinations | POPSUGAR Smart Living.

World Food Championships coming to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com

February 06, 2016

The 5th annual World Food Championships will take place at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Nov. 8-15 according to event officials.

The competition involves $350,000 in prize money for both pros and amateurs and last year, it aired on the TV network FYI in a six-episode series.

The championship takes winners from previous bouts and pits them against each other in a timed culinary competition.

via World Food Championships coming to The Wharf in Orange Beach | AL.com.

WFC Announces Relocation With A Big Dash of Salt – World Food Championships

February 05, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2016) – The World Food Championships announced today that it is going coastal for the first time and moving the 2016 Ultimate Food Fight to Orange Beach, Alabama.

Now celebrating its 5th Anniversary, WFC will be held Nov. 8-15 at The Wharf, a resort destination with a full-service marina, retail, dining and entertainment options anchored by a multi-use event center and a 10,000-seat amphitheater.

The relocation to Orange Beach is a major milestone, according to World Food Championships’ CEO Mike McCloud.

via WFC Announces Relocation With A Big Dash of Salt – World Food Championships.

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.

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Shelby Brown to be grand marshal of Orange Beach Mardi Gras parade – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 02, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Hometown Star Shelby Brown has been chosen as the 2016 Grand Marshal for the City of Orange Beach Fat Tuesday Parade.

Shelby had an impressive run this past season on the hit TV show “The Voice”, finishing in the semifinals. However, she is No. 1 in her hometowns of Elberta, where she lives now, and Orange Beach, where she is an alumnus of Orange Beach Elementary School and also where proud parents Steve and Osa Brown work.

via Shelby Brown to be grand marshal of Orange Beach Mardi Gras parade – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Shelby Brown to be grand marshal of Orange Beach Mardi Gras parade – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 01, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Hometown Star Shelby Brown has been chosen as the 2016 Grand Marshal for the City of Orange Beach Fat Tuesday Parade.

Shelby had an impressive run this past season on the hit TV show “The Voice”, finishing in the semifinals. However, she is No. 1 in her hometowns of Elberta, where she lives now, and Orange Beach, where she is an alumnus of Orange Beach Elementary School and also where proud parents Steve and Osa Brown work.

via Shelby Brown to be grand marshal of Orange Beach Mardi Gras parade – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Coast Guard rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico | Coast Guard News

January 31, 2016

The Coast Guard rescued nine people over the course of two separate incidents in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified that a 36-foot recreational fishing vessel with five people aboard was taking on water 47 miles south of Dauphin Island at 12:08 p.m. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat –Medium and crew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft crew to assist.

via Coast Guard rescues 9 in Gulf of Mexico | Coast Guard 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.

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