The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
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May 14, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF)– Tourists, local residents and swashbucklers alike will find the ultimate treasure in the new, pirate-themed aquarium built for Perdido Key by Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s hit show, “Tanked.”(Pictured: Wayde King, left, and Brett Raymer of 'Tanked.')
May 13, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Dylan Scott can write your life in a song…and deliver it in a baritone so deep it’ll rattle your bones.
Then there’s his stage presence, so commanding as to win two major music competitions--the final for the Colgate Country Music Showdown in his native Louisiana, and in 2009, the Neal McCoy East Texas Angel Network Talent contest.
May 12, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures, beach closures and traffic flow modifications related to the Hangout Music Festival.
May 12, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Congratulations to Zachary Russell from Holiday Inn Express Orange Beach, our May recipient of the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's Island Spirit Award.
In presenting the award to Zachary, Island Spirit Chairman Nora Mandoki stated "Zachary loves the hotel and the guests. He is passionate about his job and his guests. He is the model when it comes to service delivery."
May 11, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - In this time of Instagram and selfies, many young people have their own phones with digital cameras and have the chance to fall in love with photography at an early age.
Now area middle and high school students have a unique opportunity awaiting them at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. July 14 to 18 from 9 a.m. till noon, students can delve into the world of digital photography, learning the intricacies of camera function, composition and editing during this week-long workshop.(Pictured is instructor Nikki Paschen.)
May 10, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Jump into summer at The Wharf during Memorial Day weekend with the biggest street party on Main Street. Join us for a weekend jam packed with fun events and activities for the entire family with the best dining, shopping and entertainment on the coast of Alabama.If you haven’t experienced The Wharf’s Light and Sound Spectacular—SPECTRA, you’ve got to see the all new show—“A Night at the Movies.” This hi-pace show features a trip to Hollywood with many different genres of the silver screen. Focusing on blockbuster hits and the popular soundtracks that made them famous, the show will send you down memory lane as you tap your feet to the beat of familiar songs everyone loves.
May 9, 2014 - Washington – U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Alabama affected by severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that began on April 28:
May 9, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Whether children are ready to cool off with underwater basket weaving, dig elbows deep into clay sculpting, play with poetry or paint a masterpiece, there’s something for everyone at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach’s Summer Art Camp, June 9 through 13. Find Your Flair, the camp’s theme, is meant as an opportunity for budding artists to test out a broad range of art mediums, and fall in love with one or more kinds of creative expression.
May 8, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - SummerTide Drama Camp returns to South Baldwin Community Theatre beginning June 10 for its annual three-week session of summer camp for young people.
The camp is conducted by the University of Alabama's SummerTide Theatre group. Visit SummerTide Theatre Camp for more information.
May 7, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA)— RE/MAX Paradise in Orange Beach has announced they are raffling two VIP Cabana passes to the Hangout Music Festival to support the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail.
The VIP passes are worth more than $1,200 each and provide all the amenities of the Cabana passes, with the exception of VIP parking. Robert and Susan Shallow, owners of RE/MAX Paradise in Orange Beach, coordinated the raffle in support of The Backcountry Trail and have long been supporters of the Trail’s Foundation.
May 6, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - It's already been a busy spring for the organizers of Blue Marlin Grand Championship and we've got some exciting news to pass along to everyone in the tournament billfishing community, both in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.
May 5, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Hangout Music Festival announced May 2 a new initiative to help support education and experiential learning at Gulf Shores High School.
The establishment of the Hangout Education Foundation with a $25,000 donation will provide skills training in a real-world environment.
May 4, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that winners of its 2014 Outdoor Alabama Sweepstakes have been awarded their prizes.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.
BY DAVID RAINER
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
May 3, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - Playing catch-up is a difficult task in almost every endeavor. That’s especially true when the issue at hand is the explosion in the feral hog population.
I heard a story last week from a hog hunter who had trapped and relocated a group of hogs to the Tombigbee River swamp in the 1980s before everyone realized what a destructive force an unchecked wild hog could become.