Category Archives: Orange Beach

Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - You and your family are invited to participate in the The Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament. It’s the first year for the tournament that benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Here’s more from organizers:

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina. Hosted by Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the event benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.

via Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

You and your family are invited to participate in the The Reel Hope Classic Fishing Tournament. It’s the first year for the tournament that benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Here’s more from organizers:

The inaugural Reel Hope Classic fishing tournament is set for August 28-29 at the Orange Beach Marina. Hosted by Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the event benefits patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.

via Children’s of Alabama Reel Hope Classic this weekend! – FOX10 News | WALA.

Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers rally fans in Orange Beach | AL.com

August 23, 2015

Say what you want about Lower Alabama. It might be a place where tens of thousands turn out for a free appearance by Donald Trump. But it’s also a place where thousands will show up for The Drive-By Truckers and The Alabama Shakes at full ticket price plus fees.

The two home-grown bands drew fans out to The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Saturday evening for a performance that was long on grit and short on politics. But The Donald’s name did come up, the night after his stand in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. All in all, at least to judge from this crowd’s reaction, he wouldn’t stand a chance in a campaign against this ticket.

via Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers rally fans in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Building busy in Gulf Shores, but not booming – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 21, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL — It’s like deja vu all over again.

Back in the post-Ivan years when building and rebuilding was big business in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, several new subdivisions were staked, planned and approved.

In the post-boom bust, however, many of those subdivision plans were put aside as interest and the economy waned.

Now they are making a comeback, City Planner Andy Bauer says.

While Gulf Shores isn’t seeing the same level of interest and activity in the hotel or condo markets as neighbor Orange Beach, the single-family housing market is very active.

via Building busy in Gulf Shores, but not booming – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Take in the view of Alabama’s Ono Island, bask in luxury at Bella Luna’s Penthouse 12 | AL.com

August 19, 2015

What do you get for a condo unit north of a million bucks in Orange Beach? Well, you get walking distance of the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package in Perdido Key, Fla. You also get one of the best vistas on the island. The Penthouse at Bella Luna in Orange Beach, Ala. just yards from the Alabama-Florida state line is currently up for sale for $1, 250,000. Bella Luna’s Penthouse 12 state of the art environment is one that is contemporary, elegant, warm and relaxed.

via Take in the view of Alabama’s Ono Island, bask in luxury at Bella Luna’s Penthouse 12 | AL.com.

Orange Beach eyeing more soccer fields – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 19, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The island tourist season can’t grow much more with records smashed each year for all the economic markers.

“We don’t necessarily need to add any more business in the summertime right now,” City Administrator Ken Grimes said. “Not in these locations. We feel like it’s most conducive for what we need with soccer fields.”

via Orange Beach eyeing more soccer fields – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Booming Orange Beach longs for traffic relief | AL.com

August 15, 2015

Being a tourism magnet has proved a blessing and a curse for Orange Beach.

Development is roaring ahead. Revenues are breaking records. Condos and hotels lining the beach highway offer 9,000 rooms, and their numbers are growing.

Yet more visitors and relentless growth mean more traffic for a very small area that in essence became a man-made island, along with Gulf Shores, when the government built the Intracoastal Waterway in the 1930s.

via Booming Orange Beach longs for traffic relief | AL.com.

Orange Beach Methodist hosting ‘Anchored’ event at Gulf State Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 14, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Anchored Beach Fest is an outreach of Orange Beach United Methodist Church.

Anchored is a Christian event focused on youth and young adults, but enjoyable for all ages.

Anchored takes place Saturday at Gulf State Park Pavilion. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the park and end their day at the beach with us.

via Orange Beach Methodist hosting ‘Anchored’ event at Gulf State Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Capt. Shirley Brown is latest addition to Alabama reef program – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 14, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — For years the Capt. Shirley Brown was a fixture in the waters around Pensacola.

Now it’s a fixture off of Orange Beach sitting in 85 feet of water about 14 miles off the coast, courtesy of the Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation.

via Capt. Shirley Brown is latest addition to Alabama reef program – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Record Fish Indicate Great Saltwater Fishing

August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 – Orange Beach, AL OBA – Judging by the number of record fish caught in the past year and a half, it appears Alabama’s saltwater fishing is doing just fine.

Ten records were established in 2014, and five more have been established in 2015 with several months left to fish.

One of the most impressive fish that made the record book was a snowy grouper caught by Tyler Kennedy of Mobile in 2014. That fish weighed 68 pounds, 9 ounces. The world record is 70 pounds, 7 ounces.

via Record Fish Indicate Great Saltwater Fishing.

Top of the Hops Beer Fest returns to The Wharf Aug. 15 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 10, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — The Top of the Hops Beer Fest returns for the fourth year at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Aug. 15.

There will be three types of tickets available for the event, VIP, general admission and designated driver admission. It runs from 4-8 p.m.

via Top of the Hops Beer Fest returns to The Wharf Aug. 15 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach, two other Baldwin towns, in ‘charming’ top 10 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 09, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Three towns in Baldwin, including Orange Beach, were named in the top 10 “Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In Alabama” by the website onlyinyourstate.com.Orange Beach was the number 10 selection on the list Fairhope was listed as number four and Magnolia Springs was the eight selection.

via Orange Beach, two other Baldwin towns, in ‘charming’ top 10 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Our Cigar Bar’s piano man Ed Lee belting out classics, gaining following in Orange Beach | AL.com

August 08, 2015

So, you’ve just arrived at your swanky condo for a nice long weekend at Alabama’s Gulf Coast. You got maw maw to babysit for Friday night and you and your partner are just itching to see what the Orange Beach, Ala. nightlife holds. Well, you could head east to the Flora-Bama (always a good option) or find a little beach bar watering hole and down some raw oysters and a draft beer or two while listening to a bar band.

via Our Cigar Bar’s piano man Ed Lee belting out classics, gaining following in Orange Beach | AL.com.

“Reel Hope” fishing tournament benefiting pediatric cancer pati – FOX10 News | WALA

August 07, 2015

Make plans to join the inaugural “Reel Hope Classic” Fishing Tournament coming up at the end of August. The event benefits young cancer patients at Children’s Of Alabama. Here’s details on the event:

Fishing Tournament raises ‘ Reel Hope’ for pediatric cancer patients

Inaugural fishing tournament at Orange Beach Marina will benefit Children’s of Alabama

via “Reel Hope” fishing tournament benefiting pediatric cancer pati – FOX10 News | WALA.

Orange Beach mayor calls on citizens to take action on traffic – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 07, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL — If Orange Beach residents are really concerned about the traffic woes the tourist season brings, Mayor Tony Kennon says there is something they can do about it.

“I’m at my frustration point with people demanding action and no one willing to take action,” Kennon said. “It’s time for folks in Orange Beach, if they are so tired of traffic, for them to stand up and start fighting alongside of us and stop waving at us as we charge up the hill leading the battle. It’s time for somebody to come with us.”

via Orange Beach mayor calls on citizens to take action on traffic – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach Growing Pains and Solutions?

August 05, 2015

Looking around Orange Beach, the signs of growth are almost everywhere. From the latest hotel going up on the beach, to the number of people enjoying the sand and surf, to the amount of cars on local roadways.

“The genie is out of the bottle and it’s very hard to put em back in. So we’ve got to figure out something,” says Orange Beach mayor Tony Kennon.

via Orange Beach Growing Pains and Solutions?.

Jellyfish, smell of dead pogies put damper on summer fun – FOX10 News | WALA

August 04, 2015

An odor wafted off Cotton Bayou as hundreds of dead Gulf Menhaden bobbed in the water on Monday.

It’s a smell that Orange Beach resident Dale Carter has adjusted to. Carter has owned his house on the Cotton Bayou shoreline since the late 90’s. He said thankfully, he hasn’t had to deal with this before.

“I don’t really notice it in the morning. Midday it’s bad. One friend said it smells like cat food and that’s a very good description,” Carter said.

via Jellyfish, smell of dead pogies put damper on summer fun – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Lawmakers to take up BP settlement, tax hikes in special session – FOX10 News | WALA

August 04, 2015

The special session of the Alabama Legislature begins Monday, talking about tax hikes.

But FOX10 News is keeping a close eye on one special session issue of great importance to our area: What will happen to the more than $1 billion in economic damage payments from BP?

Governor Robert Bentley and lawmakers from Mobile and Baldwin County have very different ideas on where the money should go, but is there room for compromise?

via Lawmakers to take up BP settlement, tax hikes in special session – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Culinary Camp with the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 01, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Campers spent the week of July 27-31 learning culinary arts in a program offered by the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. The group had a visit from the Meat Mart owners and made jerky, went on field trips to Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, a garden, a beekeeper and planned and prepared food for a party for parents to end the week on July 31.

via Culinary Camp with the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf states awarded $4.2 million in BP tourism grants; 28 Alabama agencies, cities share $900,000 | AL.com

August 01, 2015

In the middle of BP rolling out large oil spill settlement offers across the Gulf of Mexico this month, some smaller groups in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida received some of their own monetary relief.

via Gulf states awarded $4.2 million in BP tourism grants; 28 Alabama agencies, cities share $900,000 | AL.com.

Reel Report: Fish biting despite the heat | AL.com

July 31, 2015

The biggest issue fishermen continue to deal with is excessive heat.

Despite heat indices of 100 degrees and above, fishermen continue to report good catches inshore and nearshore.

Relentless west winds have been keeping the water pretty stained out of Orange Beach, said Chris Vecsey at Sam’s, but the fishing has been pretty consistent inshore and nearshore.

via Reel Report: Fish biting despite the heat | AL.com.

Beach ‘junk’ pushes Alabama officials to limit; ‘Leave No Trace’ policy on horizon | AL.com

July 31, 2015

Officials on Alabama’s coast say they are ready to reclaim the sugar-white beaches that have been overrun with abandoned tents, umbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards, and other beachy belongings.While Baldwin County’s coastal communities have enjoyed record-breaking tourism numbers for four straight years, that same growth has led to the degradation of their star attraction.

via Beach ‘junk’ pushes Alabama officials to limit; ‘Leave No Trace’ policy on horizon | AL.com.

Former Orange Beach councilman Ed Carroll passes away – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 30, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Former Orange Beach City Councilman Ed Carroll has passed away city officials said on July 29.

Carroll was an active member of the Orange Beach before and during his terms in office.

In a ceremony in September of 2013 the city renamed the kids park on Canal Road as the Edward H. Carroll Sr. Kids Park. A supportive crowd gathered and listened and posed for pictures to honor the former councilman who played an instrumental role in making the park a reality.

via Former Orange Beach councilman Ed Carroll passes away – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Gulf Shores police call Uber service ‘highly dangerous’; public pushes back | AL.com

July 29, 2015

The growing discussion in Baldwin County about the ridesharing service Uber has reached the beach in Gulf Shores.

On Tuesday morning the police department posted the following statement on Facebook and Twitter and it is receiving a lot of push back:

“UBER is NOT licensed to operate in Gulf Shores,” the post reads. “‪#‎GSPD‬ will take appropriate police action towards anyone found in violation! UBER will be treated as an unlicensed taxi service. This type of ‘service’ is highly dangerous and getting into a vehicle with someone you do not know can result in a serious crime against you!”

via Gulf Shores police call Uber service ‘highly dangerous’; public pushes back | AL.com.

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