The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
Septembert 6, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - From the City of Orange Beach:
We would like to take this opportunity to address a handful of concerns raised by the Baldwin County Board of Education regarding Dr. Ira Harvey's report on the feasibility of an Orange Beach City School System. As you know, Dr. Harvey's report confirmed that Orange Beach can fund and sustain a superior school system and provided the path to achieve a much higher level of education for our children at a minimal cost. Let us be clear: we stand behind Dr. Harvey's study 100 percent. Dr. Harvey is the recognized expert in this field and has performed numerous similar studies for other municipalities seeking to form their own city school systems. His feasibility studies are accurate, detailed, and extremely reliable for each city system that have engaged him. Orange Beach is no exception.
September 5, 2014, Orange Beach, AL (OBA)- On the heels of a 35,000-plus beach concert by Kenny Chesney, the 50-year-old "Honky Tonk", brings its Fifth Annual "Bulls on the Beach" to the area featuring pro rider, Cody Harris, "Dukes of Cattle" star, among others in this sanctioned event.
Festivities begin, Thursday, Sept. 11, in a sit-down dinner with "the Cowboys" on Ole' River at the 'Bama's "Yacht Club" at 6 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds of the $100 plate dinner to go to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Tickets available now: $100 per person.
September 4, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores. Original art by local and regional artists will be on display and for sale.The day will be packed with family fun including hands-on art activities for children, concessions and more.
Featured Artist Tommy Vogel
Tommy Vogel will be one of the artists exhibiting his work on September 6. The white sands and the beauty of the Gulf Coast brought Tommy and his wife Judy to Perdido Key after retirement. He is a self-taught artist and works in realist form using pastel. His subject matter covers a wide range, from tropical to still life.
September 3, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA)- The City of Orange Beach is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to "talk traffic and quality of life" on Tuesday, September 9th beginning at 6pm in the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf.
Citizens, business owners and property owners are encouraged to attend this public meeting to hear from John Cooper, Director of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) who will be the special guest.
"Nobody likes sitting in traffic, but our traffic congestion comes at predictable peak times and is manageable with various planned improvements that are on the drawing board at the state level," notes Mayor Tony Kennon.
September 3, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The next Town Hall Meeting will be Thursday evening, Sept. 11 at 5:30 at the Gulf Shores Activity Center.
The Town Hall Meeting will focus on issues that are important to the citizens of Gulf Shores. This is an opportunity to learn what is happening in our city.
Our special guest presenter will be the Chairman of the Beautification Board, Mrs. Evelyn Sanders.
September 2, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - On Monday, Sept. 8, the Friends of the Orange Beach Public Library will host an Author Wine and Cheese event at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature talks from authors Cindy Bates Muir, Charles R. McInnis and Sylvia Williams Dodgen. It is free and open to the public.
Ms. Muir, pictured right, is the author of “Schooled for Murder’, a story about an amateur sleuth who also dreams of being a Trop Rock singer. She is a former elementary music teacher and directed church children’s choirs for 32 years. Ms. Muir lives in Dallas, and is a member of the San Antonio Parrothead Club and an enthusiast of Trop Rock music. She is also the caretaker for the Jimmy Buffett Museum of Port Aransas, Texas. “Schooled for Murder” is her first book.
August 31, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Red Roots, acclaimed Christian country/gospel/bluegrass singers will be in performance on Saturday, September 13th, at 7:00 pm at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church sanctuary, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway. Tickets at $10 per person will be available for sale at the church office Monday thru Friday (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and at the door on Sept. 13. All concert proceeds go to support the music ministry of GSUMC.
Red Roots engages their audience through real life lyrics backed by rolling banjos and ripping guitars. The award-winning group regularly appears on top-of-the-chart lists of country gospel singers. Their latest album The Middle of Nowhere includes the song Christian Country Girl expressing not only where they come from, but their deep faith and love of music. And yes – they are red-haired triplets.
For more information feel free to call GSUMC at 251-968-2411 or visit Gulf Shores United Methodist online. Sanctuary doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Join with your family, friends and neighbors for a wonderful evening of inspiring Christian song by a trio of fascinating red-haired sisters.
August 29, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Trident Aircraft located at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores has donated a “flightseeing” tour to the silent auction at the Gulf Shores Woman's Club Charity Style Show and Luncheon.
This is just one of many beguiling items to bid on. For example, two nights at the Caribe, golf at Craft Farms, a class with the brewmaster at McGuire's Irish Pub in Pensacola and rides in the Christmas and Mardi Gras parades with the fire and police departments.
August 28, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL – Beach-goers and locals alike are invited to spend the last unofficial weekend of summer at The Hangout to participate in fun activities, win great prizes and listen to music.
Activities and games to take place all weekend long include, whiffle ball tournament, watermelon eating contest, hula hoop contest, frozen t-shirt contest, water balloon toss, whipped cream pie contest, limbo and more! (Pictured: This weekend will be the last performances of the Hangout Hounds Lunches for the season.)
August 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Mary Lou Nicolai will begin a six-week course in watercolor at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery beginning Sept. 25 and ending Oct. 30.
Her classes will be on Thursday nights from 5:30 until 8:30.
Nicolai began taking art lessons at age 11 at the Adelee Wendel School of Art in Indianapolis. She later attended the John Herron Art Institute.
August 26, 2014- Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Caribe Resort and the Crimson Tide Sports Network are teaming up for the 2014 football season.
Starting with the University of Alabama’s game against West Virginia University, there will be multiple remote broadcasts of the “Around the SEC” pregame show and post-game show from Caribe Resort throughout the season. These broadcasts will all take place at Caribe Resort.
Be sure to tune in weekly to hear Tyler Watts and Todd Robbins with pregame analysis. Saturday, August 30, they will be broadcasting from Cobalt Restaurant at Caribe Resort starting at 11:30 am. If you are in the Orange Beach area, stop by Cobalt Restaurant and cheer on the Crimson Tide while enjoying the show. Tyler and Todd will be interviewing guests and local sports stars throughout the broadcast.
Award-winning Caribe Resort boasts over 40,000 square feet of pools, slides and a lazy river which provides a great location for a weekend getaway. With spacious units, a fantastic on-site restaurant and access to all the amenities, Caribe Resort is the perfect place to relax and cheer on your favorite team.
August 25, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — This cleverly written play starts with 10 strangers trapped on an island and opens Sept. 12 at the South Baldwin Community Theater.
One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger.
A nursery rhyme tells how each of the 10 “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned.
August 23, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Saturday, Sept. 6 is the date for the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market which will be in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
The Art Market will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. under the shady oaks of Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave., GulfShores. Live musical entertainment and concessions will add to the festive atmosphere.
The original works of more than 30 artists will be on display and for sale. Visitors can expect to see paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. Other works of art will be metal, wood, textile, jewelry, pottery and sculpture.
Among the artists exhibiting their works will be Glenda Lee of Orange Beach. Glenda started painting in the second grade with temper paint on white roll paper hung over the chalkboard. Each year, her next teacher would have her complete another painting and they would all be featured at Thanksgiving.
August 22, 2014 - Perdido Key, Fla (PKF) – As the blues legend Muddy Waters once sang, “Yeah, deep down in Florida, Well, Well that’s the place I long to be.” We have a feeling he was singing about Perdido Key. The second annual Kayak, BBQ and Blues Festival will feature kayak and paddleboard races, a barbeque cook-off, live blues music, fireworks and an all-day flyboarding demonstration.
August 21, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery will begin a series of dance lessons in the South Gallery beginning in September.
Classes will be every Tuesday night beginning Sept. 2. Dances being taught are East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Merengue, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Shag, Hustle, Waltz and Tango.
Singles are welcome as are beginners, intermediate and advanced students. The cost is $12 per person for this family friendly event.