The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
June 4, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - June 7 is the date for the next Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market conducted in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
The event continues to grow as dozens of local and regional artists display their original works of art, which includes watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, pottery, jewelry, textile and carved wood. The Art Market features hands-on art activities for children as well as live musical entertainment and concessions. (Pictured: Artist Rick Hurst.)
June 2, 2014 - Dauphin Island, AL - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has begun to review data received from recreational anglers reporting red snapper landings as part of a new mandatory state reporting program. Although the nine-day federal season will not open until June 1, properly licensed Alabama anglers have begun to submit red snapper landings reports for fish caught from Florida’s state waters that opened May 24. Through Thursday, May 29, the landings database contains 68 trip records representing 268 anglers and 459 red snapper harvested. Anglers in possession of both Alabama and Florida licenses can keep red snapper caught in Florida waters and meeting Florida’s size and bag limits as long as the vessel stays in state waters and returns directly to the dock. ADCNR staff has validated trips with red snapper and collected lengths and weights.
June 1, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Orange Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be conducting their annual Beach Barbecue Raffle from now until Saturday, June 14.(Pictured are Jeff Silvers, left, winner of the 2013 Beach Barbeque Basket raffle, and Linda Pacatte, Ways and Means Chair for the OBFDLA.)
The winning ticket for this bountiful basket will be drawn Saturday afternoon, June 14, at the Annual Orange Beach Fire and Rescue “Cookout on the Coast."
Proceeds from the Beach Barbeque Basket go to Christmas for Girls and Boys and other local charities sponsored by the OBFD Ladies Auxiliary.
Tickets may be purchased from any member of the auxiliary and by calling Connie Baker at 251-981-7604 or Linda Pacatte at 251-981-7346.
June 1, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. This free event will offer the public an opportunity to educate themselves on hurricane preparedness and about the many products and services available for before, during and after a storm.
According to Gulf Shores Emergency Management Coordinator, Brandan Franklin, the event will feature federal, state and local agencies, as well as, many local businesses that specialize in storm products and services.
“A vital part of being prepared is having an understanding of what resources are available to you,” said Franklin. “This event is setup to provide a one-stop-shop to learn helpful tips and to be introduced to the many products and services that are out there to help protect families and their property.”
May 31, 2014 - Montgomery, AL - With all the fishing friends I have, it’s not surprising my Facebook page is awash with red right now, as in red snapper.
But red snapper season isn’t open yet, you say. Oh, but that’s the red snapper season in federal waters that opens on June 1 and ends at 12:01 a.m. on June 10, the shortest red snapper season ever at only nine days.
May 30, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) applauded passage of the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act out of the House Natural Resources Committee. This act reauthorizes the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, last reauthorized in 2006, which has jurisdiction over all federal fisheries, including authorizations for setting Red Snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico each year.
May 30, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Hangout is bringing the spectacular Hangout Hounds to Gulf Shores this summer. Beach-goers and locals alike are invited to come in for lunch and enjoy the biggest and best dog show in the Gulf Coast.
This top entertainment with special meet and greet opportunities with the pups is free to the public and will take place twice a day all summer long at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Hangout Courtyard.
May 28, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 7:35 p.m., Gulf Shores Police responded to South Baldwin Urgent Care located at 101 E.15th Ave in reference to a man being brought in suffering from a gunshot wound. When the officers arrived they were able to determine that the incident occurred at a residence in the 1300 block of Yupon Drive.(Pictured: George Sutton
May 27, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL - The Gulf Shores Police Department is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for its Second Annual GSPD Youth Academy.
The Academy is for boys and girls in the seventh to ninth grades or ages 12 to 15.
May 28, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF) - Anglers will have their choice of two great fishing tournaments if they come to Perdido Key for the Father's Day weekend June 13-15.
Both the Hargreaves Fishing Tournament and the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo offer plenty of prizes, low entry fees and free admission for children 12 and under.
May 27, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - Seventy years after the Battle of the Bulge, Andrew J. Cooper, 94, of Gulf Shores, received a Bronze Star for his actions in World War II.(Pictured: Col. Phillip Cassady pinning bronze star on Andrew Cooper.)
May 26, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — June 7 is the date for the next Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, which is presented in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
May 25, 2014 - Montgomery, AL — Setting the red snapper season off the Alabama Gulf Coast has had more twists and turns than the Barber Motorsports race course.
May 23, 2014 - Dauphin Island, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has established a new data program designed to more accurately count red snapper harvested among Alabama’s anglers. The new system requires only one report per vessel trip, which can be filled out via smartphone app, online, by telephone, or by paper form.
May 22, 2014 - Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA)– Recognizing the service and dedication of its volunteers, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) held its annual Ambassador Appreciation Luncheon at Craft Farms on May 8, where the group paid tribute to the program’s 25-year history.(Pictured from left are Betty Wood, Mary Ann Fuglestad, Chloe Misch and Linda Flack.)