Category Archives: Orange Beach

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.

Orange Beach to spend $500,000 on Perdido Pass parking lot – FOX10 News | WALA

January 29, 2016

The parking and fishing area of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach may soon be getting a makeover.  A large section has been closed off since 2012 because of damage to the sea wall and undermining of the parking area.

The fish are biting at the pass, but getting to them is tough for shore anglers in Orange Beach.  A chain link fence surrounds more than 1,000 feet of the seawall, keeping people out.  City officials describe the pass as a jewel of the area, but for the last three years it’s been a hazard and an eyesore.

via Orange Beach to spend $500,000 on Perdido Pass parking lot – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Chris Young coming to The Wharf on April 16 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 26, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Chris Young is the latest addition to The Wharf Amphitheater and tickets go on sale Jan. 29 for his April 16 show.

Tickets will be available at The Wharf ticket office or through Ticketmaster and are $55 for general admission or reserved seating at $55, $39.50 or $20, plus other fees and service charges. Special guest will be Cassadee Pope.

via Chris Young coming to The Wharf on April 16 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Macaluso: Beware of wolf in sheep’s clothing | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 25, 2016

The wrangling over red snapper continues, and, for the umpteenth consecutive time, red snapper will dominate the Monday-through-Thursday Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama.

It remains difficult to believe that a species beyond its recovered goals in the western Gulf of Mexico continues to be such a contentious issue.

Red snapper, really?

via Macaluso: Beware of wolf in sheep’s clothing | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Pair arrested on drug charges in Bear Point neighborhood of Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 25, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – A Bear Point woman and a man with a Fairhope address were arrested on Jan. 22 at home on North Bayshore Avenue and jailed on drug charges.

Tonya Thompson McGuff, 49, listed the home as her address in jail records while Robby Todd McGuff, also 49, is listed as having a Fairhope address.

via Pair arrested on drug charges in Bear Point neighborhood of Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

FOX10 Investigation: Uber pulls out of Gulf Shores and Orange Be – FOX10 News | WALA

January 25, 2016

FOX10 is looking closer into Uber’s decision to pull its drivers out of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

As we’ve reported, Uber drivers will no longer operate in South Baldwin County after city leaders asked the ride sharing company to suspend its services.

This is a follow up to a special investigation we brought you in November called “Who’s Watching Uber.”

During the investigation, we discovered drivers were operating in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach illegally and at least one vehicle was operating without a safety inspection.

“Not too long after your first story, we reached out to Uber to try and get them to get the proper licensing, which they have not done,” said Gulf Shores Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Grant Brown. “So we sent them a cease and desist letter to stop operating.”

via FOX10 Investigation: Uber pulls out of Gulf Shores and Orange Be – FOX10 News | WALA.

Snowbird Fest 2016 at the Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Snowbirds lined up for food samples – even bushwackers – on Jan. 23 at the Orange Beach Events Center. There were also door prizes and a houseful of vendors offering a variety services for winter visitors. (JOHN MULLEN/Islander Photos)

via Snowbird Fest 2016 at the Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Motorcyclist dies after crash on beach road in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

January 23, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Nicholas Martin Davis , 19, of Orange Beach died after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on beach road in Orange Beach on Jan. 22.

Paramedics were called out the scene in front of Walmart in Orange Beach about 2:46 on Jan. 22 where it appeared Davis slammed into the side of an white SUV.

via Motorcyclist dies after crash on beach road in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

“Snowbird Fest” set for January 23! – FOX10 News | WALA

January 23, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - There are plenty of snowbirds in our area this time of year … people escaping the cold and heading down to our white sandy beaches for the winter. Now, there’s a festival coming up in Orange Beach that’s all about snowbirds with vendors, entertainment, local restaurants, and more. Here’s more on the upcoming event:

FREE – Snowbird Fest, Gulf Coast – Orange Beach

January 23 from 9am-1pm

The Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf

via “Snowbird Fest” set for January 23! – FOX10 News | WALA.

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