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Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on The Island?” (Meet Mr. Jim Trelford) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide

March 18, 2014

Gulf Shores, Ala. – The other day I went over to one of the condos to do a photo shoot of the interior of a unit, for purposes of listing it as a rental on a web page. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I was given the wrong address, and when I knocked on the door, Mr. Jim Trelford and his Border collie, Jody, greeted me.

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Capt. Mark asks: “Who’s on the Island?” (meet Dr. Clifton Jones) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com

February 19, 2014

Gulf Shores, Ala. – Several years ago, during one of my coastal voyages where we were loading cargo prior to going overseas, I happened one night into a drinking establishment along the waterfront on my way back to my ship. A band was playing that kind of music that holds your attention. The air was smoky, and the noise in the crowded bar competed with the music. One of the musicians was on the saxophone, and he was as good as I’d ever heard.

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Capt. Mark asks, “WHO’S ON THE ISLAND?” (Meet world traveler, Mr. Tom Gardner) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide

November 21, 2013

Born July 14 1959 in Milwaukee, Tom Gardner was the only boy in a home where he had 6 sisters. Tom is close to and very proud of his dad, and has been all Tom’s life. His strong work ethic and determination was inherited from his father.

Tom’s artistic side, as well as his appreciation of the beauty of things around him, he attributes to his mom. She was an artist, and taught art.

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Phil Dembowski pursues passions, gives back to community – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

November 19, 2013

Philip Dembowski likes to stay busy.
Dr. Phil, as he’s known to most of his clients and friends, owns A.L.A.M.O. Chiropractic in Loxley, and when he’s not adjusting patients, he’s coaching rugby, serving as chairman of Loxley’s variance board, spending time with family, exercising, cooking for Knights of Columbus fundraisers or singing in the Mobile Opera’s chorus.

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Life Stories: A sense of purpose drove ‘Brother Chris’ through life of service to churches, communities (photos) | al.com

October 14, 2013

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Over his 94 years, the Rev. Daniel Keener Christenberry wore many hats: He was a United Methodist minister, a United Nations worker, a college teacher and chaplain, and a sheriff’s deputy in his 60s.

“The glue that held his different ‘personalities’ together was a sense of purpose,” said his son, Stephen Christenberry, the youngest of the family’s nine children. “He really had a discipleship to the church and to Christ. His behavior was subordinate to that purpose.”

via Life Stories: A sense of purpose drove ‘Brother Chris’ through life of service to churches, communities (photos) | al.com.

Loxley woman starts greenhouse business in her 50s – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

July 20, 2013

Anita Craine has always been passionate about providing safe, nutritious food for her family. Long before the local and natural food movement, she spent her time searching for local farmers who would give her food she believed was more healthful for her family. She grew the foods she couldn’t buy herself.

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Rod Peevy reflects on the island’s small town roots – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

July 19, 2013

Rod Peevy might know everyone on the Island.

“Everybody always asks me how I know so many people,” says Rod, who works as marketing director for the Caribe in addition to being involved in development, technology and politics. “Well, I ran the airport (in Gulf Shores) at night after I got out of school, starting when I was 16.”

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A man, his boat and a dream – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

June 18, 2013

Twenty-nine-year-old Bo Cordle quit his dream job in 2011 to pursue his life’s dream. He wants to sail around the world. He’s been talking about it for years now — he’s got a blog, raised some money and had been living on a friend’s boat in Orange Beach for the past couple of years. But in October, he took a giant step toward making the dream a reality. He bought the boat.

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Sailing into the Ever-Ever: Remembering Terry Cline – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 28, 2013

FAIRHOPE, Alabama—He was a permanent fixture in Fairhope’s funky world of artists, a gentle literary giant, authoring nine novels and a children’s play before communing with a long gone spiritualist, who guided his final turn at the craft. The result of that collaboration was The Return of Edgar Cayce. C. Terry Cline, Jr., though, would not take credit. “I didn’t write it,” he laughed. “Edgar Cayce did.”

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Love for music, friendship found at Moonshine Maggie’s hair ‘saloon’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

May 07, 2013

Tucked away behind the car wash on Canal Road in Orange Beach, there’s a tiny room where one woman cuts hair, one client at a time. The walls of her single-chair salon are lined with framed, autographed pictures of singers and songwriters along with antique signs. A guitar sits on a chair, waiting to be played by a musician who might trade a haircut for a couple of songs.

via Love for music, friendship found at Moonshine Maggie’s hair ‘saloon’ – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

‘Someplace Better’ branches out across mediums: Book signing to feature author and artist – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

April 30, 2013

How long will this last? Can it get any worse? How much longer can we hold out? Where is the next mortgage payment, utility bill or car note coming from? These have become all too familiar questions during economically uncertain times…questions that few people thought about prior to 2008.

via ‘Someplace Better’ branches out across mediums: Book signing to feature author and artist – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

Without state backing, Blakeley’s future looks bleak – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

April 24, 2013

Every year for her birthday, 7-year-old Blakeley Robbins and her family go camping at her favorite place in the world, Blakeley State Park.

But this year, when Blakeley, her parents and her brothers woke up on April 2 in the park, they wondered if their 2,000-acre getaway would always be there for them to enjoy.

via Without state backing, Blakeley’s future looks bleak – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

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