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March 14, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF) – Margaret Biggs will be the featured artist at “A Taste of Perdido” April 4-5, when the Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival celebrates spring on the scenic barrier island.
Biggs is known for her unique depictions of coastal areas that communicate the calm and relaxation that come with being on the shore. Her work is on display from Carmel, Calif., to Baton Rouge, La. to Pensacola and Gulf Shores.
March 13, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The American Heart Association's Art for Heart Yacht Bash will be Saturday, April 5 at Fisher's Dockside at Orange Beach Marina.
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is proud to be our Signature Sponsor. Yo and Jerry Johnson will serve as the 2014 chairs of the event. This elegant and upscale gala, which begins at 6 p.m., will generate funds to support education, research, and awareness to prevent our number one killer, heart disease.
March 12, 2014 - Summerdale, AL - Baldwin EMC officials announced the cooperative has completed the payment of more than $2.7 million in taxes. This includes payroll, property, revenue and city license taxes. The city license tax payments were delivered in person by Baldwin EMC board members and employees this month.
Baldwin EMC carries a not-for-profit status, but according to Chief Executive Officer E.A. “Bucky” Jakins, Jr., that doesn’t mean the cooperative is tax-free. “That not-for-profit status for Baldwin EMC means we only take in enough money to run the cooperative. Anything else is refunded to our members. It doesn’t mean we don’t have to pay taxes.”
March 11, 2014 - Pensacola, FL (NAS) – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have announced a change in the Tuesday and Wednesday weekly practice demonstration times onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) for the 2014 airshow season.
The scheduled practice demonstrations will now begin at 11:30 a.m. onboard the air station.
This change more closely matches the time the Blue Angels typically perform at air shows. The later practice time will also help alleviate some of the traffic arriving onboard the base during the busy morning commute.
March 11, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Let your taste buds take flight on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. when The Louisiana Pantry hosts a Boutique Wine Dinner.
The exquisite dinner will showcase five artfully prepared culinary creations featuring fresh Gulf seafood, locally grown produce, and more. Plus enjoy hand selected boutique wines, provided by A&G Distributors, specially paired with each culinary creation to enhance your flavor experience.
The set menu includes an Amuse Bouche of Chicken Rillette with Blueberry- Brandy Cream and Grilled French bread. The first course will be Smoked Crab Salad on Baby Arugula and Onion- Orange Chutney with Caper Crostini, topped with Creamy Citrus- Chive Vinaigrette then paired with Le Morette Chiaretto Rose.
March 10, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Cirrus Aircraft has joined The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show’s exhibitor lineup to bring an exciting new component to the show.
Cirrus will have a full-scale mockup of a 2014 SR22T aircraft on display at the show's center stage: Prospective clients will have the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Cirrus SR22T, including the advanced Perspective by Garmin avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System.
This year’s Boat and Yacht Show also coincides with the Jack Edwards National Airport Annual Aviation Day on March 29, which will feature additional aircraft as well as flight demonstrations and much more.
|March 9, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Orange Beach City Council Regular and COW Meeting Agendas for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:00pm.
March 9, 2014 — Perdido Key, FL (PKF) — Perdido Springfest sponsored by Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday through March 15.
The event benefits participating, Perdido area, Escambia County, 4-H clubs.
This exciting, community, family friendly event is hosted at Liberty Church’s Jim Downey Field, 2221 S. Blue Angel Parkway. There will be five days of carnival rides & games by James Gang Amusements, concessions, live entertainment and a vendor marketplace.
March 8, 2014 - Destin, FL - Legendary Marine, the #1 Ranked Boat Dealer in North America for 2012 and 2013 and the Emerald Coast's largest boat dealership with sales and service locations in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and Gulf Shores has recently initiated two new financial support programs to benefit area youth and its employees' families.
The new Legendary Marine Scholarship Program has been launched in four distinct market areas to benefit graduating seniors in furthering their education. A $1,000 Legendary Marine Scholarship will be presented this spring to up to four deserving students graduating in 2014 from schools in the Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and GulfShores markets. Applications were sent to a total of 27 high schools and trade schools in the markets where Legendary Marine operates boat dealerships.
March 7, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) —South Baldwin Christian Academy (SBCA) recently hosted a T-Shirt design contest.
“Our students in preschool through high school each created a piece of art work that they felt best depicted Spring,” art teacher, Robin Schlauder said. “The students were excited and motivated because the winning design will be featured on a Spring Festival T-Shirt.” (Pictured: South Baldwin Christian Academy T-shirt winners, from left, with art teacher Robin Schlauder, third place winner Bella Cranston, first place winner Michaela Spence, second place winner Madison McPhillips and Headmaster Dawn Cranston.)
March 6, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - On Thursday, March 13 the Gulf Shores Police Department will host a “Coffee with a Cop” event at McDonalds which is located at 2000 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores.
There will be no Power Point presentation, no agenda – just coffee and conversation.
This will be your opportunity to meet Gulf Shores Police in a relaxed setting. Anyone can attend the event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Members of the department will be on hand to answer questions and concerns from community members.
For questions you can contact Community Resource Officer Josh Coleman at 251-968-3557.
March 5, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA)— Rhonda Mosley was honored for being named the teacher of the year at Orange Beach Elementary at the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s annual banquet Feb. 21 at Perdido Beach Resort.
“It is an honor for me to represent Orange Beach Elementary as the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year,” Mosley said. “The first time I ever saw the TV commercial stating Troy University’s motto, ‘educate the mind to think, the heart to feel, the body to act,’ I realized that is the exact motto I strive to live by as an educator.”
Mosley is a sixth-grade teacher at Orange Beach Elementary. She moved to the Baldwin County system in 2012 after teaching in the Covington County System for 20 years.
March 4, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The National Shrimp Festival was recently presented a Bronze award for "Best Overall Festival" and an additional Bronze for "Best Digital Media" at the Southeast Festivals & Events Kaleidoscope Awards, sponsored by RCS Productions. The awards were given out during the 11th Annual Southeast Festivals & Events (SFEA) Conference in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 18.
The Best Overall Festival was based on two categories; a budget over $75,000 and a budget under $75,000.
March 3, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation is hosting a Glow Zumbathon on March 8 from 5-6 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Middle School Gymnasium to raise money for local kids with cancer. The event is open to participants of all ages and experience levels.
“This Glow Zumbathon will be a great mix of exercise, music and fun,’’ said Jody Marsh, one of the event’s organizers. Zumba is an upbeat fitness class inspired by Latin American dance.
March 3, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Association’s Fat Tuesday Parade is set to roll as scheduled at 10 a.m. While rain remains a possibility for Fat Tuesday, officials say only severe weather will cause the cancellation of the parade.
The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following traffic flow modifications related to the parade.