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.
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.
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.
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.
The World Food Championship will be at the Wharf in Orange Beach November 11th – 14th, with the finale coinciding with the full moon.
As if on cue, the rain came at almost exactly 4 p.m., the official start of Uncorked Wine Festival at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. on Saturday. Despite the weekend’s persistent rain, hundreds of wine lovers came out for the festival, now in its third year.
Tacky Jacks is an Alabama Retailer of the Year Winner!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Alabama Senate voted to slash all of the $191 million that was originally allocated to the Gulf Coast for road projects in Senator Steve Clouse’s BP Settlement Bill.
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.
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.
An Orange Beach man was killed Saturday in an off-road dirt bike crash in Brookside, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office reports.
Labor Day 2016 on the Alabama gulf coast was a washout for many beach-goers from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores. While dark skies loomed to the west, folks in Orange Beach were spared any rain for most of the day.
ORANGE BEACH, AL- South Baldwin County business owners and managers we talked to say sales are up 5 to 20% this summer which will probably be enough to carry many of these seasonal businesses through the off-season.
A little anxiety over the last few days about this Labor Day weekend but not anymore.
The surf is still higher than usual. “The waves are really strong,” says Andrea Bell from Tennessee. “We’re just staying right here in the surf.”
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.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — The Local 15 News weather team is keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Hermine. As of 10 a.m. September 1, most forecast models take the storm toward Apalachicola with a landfall around Port St. Joe/Apalachicola early Friday morning.
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.
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.
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.”
Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.