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Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast

September 24, 2016

When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.

via Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast.

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant selling Ono Island beach house | AL.com

September 23, 2016

Just a couple of years ago, Matt Bryant, the kicker for the Atlanta Falcons, and his wife, Melissa, built a home large enough to accommodate their family of seven children at Ono Island in Orange Beach, Ala. The Bryants called it “Kicking Back” – which is what they did when they visited the 7,975-square-foot beach house from their primary home in Atlanta.

This summer, they decided to sell “Kicking Back,” which is listed with Kathy Trice of Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.35 million. They plan to build another beach house – Kicking Back 2 – in the area and eventually, Trice said, they want to relocate to the Orange Beach area.

via Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant selling Ono Island beach house | AL.com.

Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life

September 22, 2016

Orange Beach Fishing

Midmorning under a cloudless sky, and Denise, who politely declined to give her last name, was 1,000 feet out and 20 feet above the Gulf of Mexico cleaning a saltwater catfish. Her boyfriend, Monte, thin as a Popsicle stick, was reeling up a bare hook.

via Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life.

Veterans Enjoy Free Sunset Dolphin Tour

September 21, 2016

A chance to escape every day with family, friends, and fellow soldiers.  Veterans are visiting Perdido Key this week, staying in donated condos with their loved ones for free.  Part of the week’s activities included a sunset dolphin tour with Wild Hearts in Orange Beach. The families and soldiers told us sometimes changing your views can help change your life.

via Veterans Enjoy Free Sunset Dolphin Tour.

‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI

September 16, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — There’s nothing like good food and good wine, on top of a three day weekend. And an event in Orange Beach brings those together.

The Wharf Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival is Thursday through Sunday. The event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.

via ‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI.

Beam of light causes wreck with school bus in Orange Beach | AL.com

September 16, 2016

The Orange Beach Police Department is investigating an early morning crash, where a driver was blinded by the sun and caused an accident with a Baldwin County School bus.

OBPD Public Information Officer, Steve Brown said the accident took place just after 7:a.m. in the 2400 block of Canal Road.

via Beam of light causes wreck with school bus in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Four arrested in Orange Beach robbery | The Islander

September 14, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Four people were arrested in Orange Beach on Sept. 13 and charged in the robbery of a restaurant employee.

“We had four total for the robbery of an individual at Shipp’s Harbor Grill,” Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said. “The robbery occurred in the parking lot where an employee on the parking lot was approached and a purse was taken at gun point.”

The group fled on Canal Road but were stopped at William Silvers Parkway or the entrance to the city’s Sportsplex.

Arrested were Alison Brook Bower, 19, and Jacob Tad Hensley, 18, both from Gulf Shores, and Sierra Nicole Carter, 21, and Nicholas Cole DeShazo, both of Magnolia Springs.

via Four arrested in Orange Beach robbery | The Islander.

‘Fame and fortune’ for Columbia cook? You be the judge | The State

September 10, 2016

Columbia resident Mary Leverette is a finalist in the 2016 Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” recipe contest. Her recipe for Greek Chicken & Wild Rice Tabbouleh is one of eight chosen for a chance to win the People’s Choice Award and receive $250 and is in the running for the judges’ Grand Prize of $500. You can vote for Leverette’s recipe at www.mnwildrice.org.

The Grand Prize winner is an automatic qualifier for the 2016 World Recipe Championship to be held in Orange Beach, AL, competing for a total purse of $300,000 in cash and prizes.

via ‘Fame and fortune’ for Columbia cook? You be the judge | The State.

Gulf Coast Production Company Launches Nationwide Songwriter Competition

September 08, 2016

Sandy Roots Music Productions presents the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout.   Sandy Roots Music Productions is a local, small business owned and operated by Nick Biebricher (pronounced “Brib-erie”). Nick and event co-founder Melissa Joiner are bringing back the popular event that benefits locals businesses, entertains visitors and supports grass roots singer-songwriters looking to seize both their listener’s hearts and the Grand Prize valued at over $10,000!

via Gulf Coast Production Company Launches Nationwide Songwriter Competition.

7 Reasons to Visit The Wharf at Orange Beach – Traveling Mom

September 08, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, not all beach vacations are taken during the summer months. My favorite time to go to the beach is during the Fall. The tourists are gone, the temperatures are lower and the sunsets are to-die-for. Some beach destinations “close up shop” after Labor Day without any activities scheduled until Spring. Sa hello to your new favorite beach vacation: The Wharf at Orange Beach.

First of all,  Orange Beach, Alabama is a great place to visit year round with the never-ending activities at The Wharf. Located just 5 miles from the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, this entertainment district has something for everyone. Read on for 7 reasons to visit The Wharf at Orange Beach.

via 7 Reasons to Visit The Wharf at Orange Beach – Traveling Mom.

$1 million condos: Roll Tide penthouse in Tuscaloosa, incredible views in Orange Beach, modern sophistication in Birmingham | AL.com

September 07, 2016

An elegant condo with a million-dollar view of the Gulf of Mexico, an ultra-modern condo overlooking The Magic City and a penthouse made for the ultimate Bama fans – three condos in three Alabama cities, offered at around the same price, just under $1 million. Here’s what you get for between $950,000 and $979,000 in Orange Beach, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

via $1 million condos: Roll Tide penthouse in Tuscaloosa, incredible views in Orange Beach, modern sophistication in Birmingham | AL.com.

Private investors in new bridge should be welcomed, not threatened | AL.com

September 07, 2016

Alabama is facing large shortfalls for both Medicaid and its General Fund. Politicians are fighting about whether to cut programs or raise taxes in response, when they should be focusing on increasing economic growth. It is also odd that they are so intent on using millions of scarce taxpayer dollars to build a new bridge for the state’s wealthiest citizens when better options are available.

via Private investors in new bridge should be welcomed, not threatened | AL.com.

SEC Announces ‘It Just Means More’ Campaign – LSUsports.net – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

September 02, 2016

The new 60-second spot is the culmination of an 11-day road trip spent gathering shots throughout SEC Country, featuring old barns, old cemeteries and even older libraries. From a small town square in Savannah, GA, to a chartered fishing boat in Orange Beach, AL, the campaign highlights what it truly means to be part of the SEC.

via SEC Announces ‘It Just Means More’ Campaign – LSUsports.net – The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics.

Songwriters Shootout starts starts Sept. 12 at Hot Spot – Mullet Wrapper

September 02, 2016

The third annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout will return to The Hot Spot Music & Grub at The Wharf every Monday from Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 for its six-week musical talent contest.Created by Sandy Roots Productions,

The Shootout will feature 50 singer-songwriters weened from 120 submissions from across the region as they compete for the ultimate prize valued at $10,000 including cash prizes, a new guitar and a fully produced demo CD. The event is free to attend, and all are welcome at the family-friendly venue.

via Songwriters Shootout starts starts Sept. 12 at Hot Spot – Mullet Wrapper.

Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI

September 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. WPMI — With tropical storm Hermine now in the Gulf waves are making a big splash at Gulf Shores beach.Some plan to brave the waves while others play it safe and soak up sun.

via Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI.

Hermine Churning Up Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches

September 01, 2016

This may not have been the best day for your first trip to the beach this summer.

With the danger of a direct hit by “Hermine” out of the equation, “Before it comes we try to go to the beach,” Rennie Flores and his family headed to Orange Beach.

“Every time I go to the beach it’s always calm, it’s always low tide,” says 11-year-old Kim Flores. “I’ve never seen it like this.”

via Hermine Churning Up Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches.

Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com

September 01, 2016

Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

via Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com.

‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Dean Young, known for his Republican political campaigns and conservative stances, has joined forces with former Alabama Attorney General Troy King to challenge what he calls an assault on property owners’ rights in Gulf Shores.

via ‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com.

“Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire

August 30, 2016

The beaches in Gulf Shores are arguably some of the prettiest in the world. In an effort to keep them that way, last year, the city passed a “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance.

“It means don’t leave trash and leave only your footprints,” says beachgoer Linda Pearson.

Chairs, tents and beach toys have to be removed every day or the city will throw them away for you.

via “Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire.

Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander

August 28, 2016

GULF SHORES – It was a LuLu of a good time on May 26, 2013 when hundreds of boats gathered to watch Walter Marine send a retired 271-foot freighter to the bottom of the Gulf some 18 miles off of Orange Beach.

Thanks to BP money in the form of a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the state of Alabama wants to do that three more times, says Director of the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chris Blankenship.

via Alabama seeking 3 ships to sink in the Gulf | The Islander.

2nd annual Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament | WPMI

August 24, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — If you love to fish and love to give back, an upcoming fishing tournament will land you in the winners circle!

The Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is August 26 and 27 at the Orange Beach Marina. The annual inshore/offshore fishing tournament benefits the Pediatric Cancer Clinic at Children’s of Alabama.

via 2nd annual Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament | WPMI.

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