The Orange Beach Area Community
Overview of the Alabama Gulf Coast including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley & Perdido Key.
March 28, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The City of Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning Center will be hosting several kayaking classes this spring led by American Canoe Association certified instructor, Ron Smith.
This class is an American Canoe Association Skills Course entitled: Quickstart Your Kayak.
March 27, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has now finished a complete grounds renovation project including construction of a state-of-the-art Clay Studio.
The lusciously landscaped grounds featuring new bay-side amenities provide a unique special event venue for Pleasure Island. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. April 4. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a sunset grand-opening reception. The event is free and features live music by the Sims Family Music; refreshments will be provided by Compleat Angler Seafood Grille and Bar.
March 27, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — Five high school students from Gulf Shores High School pitched their business ideas before a panel of investors to compete for fundi.)ng at the First Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel Presentation Event.
The students presented before representatives from the local business community as well as an audience filled with family, friends and members of the high school staff, for the opportunity to gain funding for their original ideas that could be the next big thing! About 80 people attended the event at the Erie Meyer Civic Center. (At right is Joan-Manuel Pouparina maker of Havana Red barbecue sauce.)
March 26, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The seniors at Day Break Senior Daycare were thrilled to be visited by The Reveliers recently. The multi-talented a cappella quartet performed a variety tunes from several genres for over an hour and often the seniors sang along. Everyone had a great time! The Reveliers are regular seasonal visitors from the mid-west. Those interested in learning more about this popular group can visit their web site at Reveliers.
March 25, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF) - The Flora‐Bama, Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, will salute the Gulf Coast's finest musicians at the 2nd Annual "Shindig on the Sand", June 6-8th. Last of the "Great American Roadhouses", the Flora-Bama partnered, last year and this year, with American Family Care to provide the Gulf musicians access to affordable healthcare and other social services.
This year, the famous 5-Star Honky-Tonk will reach out to other cultural icons and artists for a memorable "Shindig" to further enhance meaningful programs to insure the survival and well being of those tradition bearers and musicians along the Gulf.
March 25, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, will be April 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meyer Park, 400 E. 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores.
The GCAA Art Market will feature original art by local and regional artists and has grown to include art projects for children, local musicians and concessions. This event has become a favorite day-long activity for locals and tourists.
One of the exhibiting artists is Marlene Johnt who received an Art Education degree from the University of Alabama and a Masters in Art Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.
March 24, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Alabama State Parks System is hosting the second event as part of its Baumhower’s ShrimpFest and BBQ series on Saturday, March 29 at the Gulf State Park Pavilion in Gulf Shores.
Joining the State Parks Director, Greg Lein, will be former NFL and Alabama football great, Bob Baumhower; Alabama First Lady, Dianne Bentley; among others. (Pictured are Restaurateur Bob Baumhower, center, State Parks Director Greg Lein, right, and Kevin Anson of the Alabama Marine Resources Division.)
March 23, 2014, Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show not only has The Best Dealers with the Top Brands, but those dealers also bring the hottest new releases and the most exclusive offers.
Check out just a few of the exciting new vessels and great deals that will be featured at the Show, March 27-30.
March 22, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Beautification Board Award presented by the Beautification Board of the City of Gulf Shores is presented to Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf.
The Beautification Award recognizes a commercial business in Gulf Shores that provides colorful and well-maintained plant materials thus enhancing the business and our City. (Pictured from left are Steve Burrow, Evelyn Sanders, Harm Strickland, Doug Jones, Kaleb Scott.)
GULF SHORES, AL — The Gulf Shores Police Department is taking you on a virtual ride-along. The department will host its first Tweet from the Beat event on April 16, 2014 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Throughout the evening, GSPD will share what they see and do through texts and photos tweeted from the beat. People following @GulfShoresPD will be able to ask questions and interact with our officers.
March 20, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF) - Now you can sleep in and still easily see the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, theBlue Angels, as they practice their amazing aerial maneuvers over the Perdido Key area.
The practice times have been moved to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Sherman Field at Pensacola Naval Air Station. The practices are free and open to the public.
The Blues used to start practices much earlier, but the time has been moved to 11:30 a.m. because it more closely matches the time of many air shows they perform each year.
March 19, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Satisfy your passion for Fashion!
Now celebrating it's sixth year at The Wharf, Lucca is a women's fashion boutique and proud sponsor of the Lucca Fashion Show.
The worlds of High Fashion mingle with High End Yachts in this must-see event. Driven by a passion for all things luxurious, owner and buyer Lisa Kimbrough offers a uniquely stunning collection from the most coveted designers.
New to Lucca this year is the addition of swimwear collections from Vitamin A, La Blanca, Trina Turk and more.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see the hottest and most wearable trends for Spring/Summer 2014. Shop Lucca online or visit their store at 4776 Main Street at The Wharf.
March 18, 2014 — Watsonville, Calif. — West Marine the largest waterlife outfitter exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear, announced that the grand opening celebration of its new, expansive store in Orange Beach will be April 4-6.
Located at 24369 Canal Road, one mile east of The Wharf resort, the festivities begin each day at 8 a.m. with special in-store events, a boat show with Gulf Shores Power Sports, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles.
March 17, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The City of Orange Beach Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for another successful Summer Sail Camp program. Registration begins March 24.
This will be the 11th year the city has offered youth sailing camps and the second at the new Wind and Water Learning Center on Wolf Bay. The center is located behind the Orange Beach Library.
March 16, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) — The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce had a joint ribbon cutting ceremony for the Haven.
The Haven is a newly constructed eight-bed assisted living facility and 32-bed memory care facility located at 6848 Gulf Shores Parkway in beautiful Gulf Shores five miles from the white sandy beaches.
Birmingham-based businessman and contractor, Richard Benson has dedicated the past two years of his life to construction of this beautiful and solidly built facility. Benson, along with his brother, Melvin Benson, has a passion for caring for seniors and the elderly, after caring for a Mother who died from complications with Alzheimer’s disease.