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Submissions are open for the 2020 Frank Brown Songwriters’ Poster Contest

February 22, 2020
February 22, 2020 - Perdido Key, FL - (OBA®) - The 36th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival is scheduled for November 5th-15th on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast. Festival organizers have opened up submissions for artists to submit their artwork for the 2020 festival. Submissions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2020 to be in the running for this year's contest.
Source: Submissions are open for the 2020 Frank Brown Songwriters' Poster Contest
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Moe’s brings a variety of tastes and sounds to Orange Beach

February 20, 2020
(OBA®) – This spring and summer Moe’s Original BBQ in Orange Beach will be bringing lots of variety to your taste buds and your ears. Moe's Bar-B-Q The folksy barbecue joint on the beach brings variety to your taste buds every day with its ever-changing list of soul sides offered along with the daily specials.
Source: Moe's brings a variety of tastes and sounds to Orange Beach
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Meet Ford Handley: City Finance Director enjoys work and family in Orange Beach | Orange Beach

February 15, 2020
Ford Handley, Finance Director for the City of Orange Beach, has Orange Beach in his blood -- he’s been visiting the area since he was three years old. His family moved here from Houston, Texas, in 2000, when he graduated high school. He moved here permanently after college and is carrying on the family tradition in the Finance Department. Handley is the stepson of former Orange Beach Councilman Al Bradley. In addition to chairing the City's Finance and Telecommunications Committees, Bradley served on the Orange Beach Planning Commission, the City's Board of Adjustments and Appeals, and the Bear Point Neighborhood Action Plan Steering Committee.
Source: Meet Ford Handley: City Finance Director enjoys work and family in Orange Beach | Orange Beach
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States given control of recreational snapper season

February 15, 2020
(OBA®) – For two years, NOAA let the states have a hand in managing the recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico. With that experience under their collective belts, NOAA recently announced it is officially handing off management of the season to five Gulf states including Alabama. “Under an exempted fishing permit (EFP), the five Gulf Coast states managed the private recreational red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico for the 2018 and 2019 fishing seasons and saw remarkable success,” a release from the Coastal Conservation Association of Alabama states. “The EFP was the result of a multi-year effort to give the states control after the status quo federal management approach reduced the Gulf red snapper season to an astounding three days for private anglers in federal waters.”
Source: States given control of recreational snapper season
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Resident physicians partner with Orange Beach first responders to improve emergency care | USA Health

February 13, 2020
Patient care doesn’t start when a patient is offloaded from a gurney in the hospital’s emergency department. “It starts in the field,” said Paul Henning, M.D., associate program director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at USA Health and medical director of Orange Beach Fire/Rescue. “The expertise that a patient gets in the field can determine outcomes.”
Source: Resident physicians partner with Orange Beach first responders to improve emergency care | USA Health
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Orange Beach Mardi Gras 2020 PSA – YouTube

February 12, 2020

Mardi Gras 2020 parades in Orange Beach will begin to roll with The Mystics of Pleasure’s parade on Saturday, February 22, followed by “Moon Pies on Main” at The Wharf on Monday, February 24 and then the finale on Fat Tuesday, February 25 with the city’s parade starting at 2. On February 22, the Mystics will be joined by the Mystical Order of Mirams as there will be no Friday night parade. The Saturday Night Mega Mardi Gras Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Perdido Beach Boulevard at the traffic signal just east of Phoenix West, near Fin & Fork. The parade will end at the intersection of Highway 161 and Perdido Beach Boulevard, just passed the Publix shopping center. Please note where the new medians begin, near the Romar Beach Access, the floats will stay in the eastbound lanes (south side of the beach highway).The Wharf’s “Moon Pies on Main” event on Monday, February 24 includes a Kid and Pet Parade at 4 p.m., followed by activities, and an evening float parade rolls at 6 p.m. For details, go to alwharf.com.The city will hold its 2020 Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, February 25. The parade follows the same Perdido Beach Boulevard route as Saturday’s parade. Road closure advisoryDuring the night parade on Saturday, February 22 the city will close Perdido Beach Boulevard – between Phoenix West II and State Highway 161 – to vehicular traffic from as early as 4 p.m. until as late as 7:30 p.m. Exact lane closure times will vary leading up to the start of each parade. On Tuesday, February 25 the same 2-mile stretch of beach highway will be closed again from as early as 1 p.m. to as late as 4 p.m.SHOW MORE

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Race World Offshore 2020 Schedule In Flux

February 10, 2020

The problem with the Orange Beach venue, Bleil explained, was one of logistics. A sponsor generously stepped up to support the event, but reportedly wanted the dry pits to be located on a site some 15 miles from the wet pits, a move neither racers nor fans would have embraced.“

Orange Beach Offshore Powerboat RacingI said, ‘We really can’t do that—it’s just too far away for everyone,’” said Bleil, who recently returned from the annual American Powerboat Association meeting in Seattle where he spent time with fellow APBA Offshore category board members Ed “Smitty” Smith of the Offshore Powerboat Association, Azam Rangoonwala of Powerboat P1 and new APBA Offshore commission chairman Rich Luhrs. “We wanted the dry pits to be in the state park on Orange Beach and so did the organizers. So we are shooting for an Orange Beach event in 2021.”


Source: Race World Offshore 2020 Schedule In Flux

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Orange Beach Arbor Day tree giveaway set for Feb. 22

February 08, 2020
(OBA®) - The City of Orange Beach will observe Arbor Day with a tree giveaway from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 22nd. The city will give away potted saplings in front of the Orange Beach Community Development building at 4101 Orange Beach Blvd. The 1- to 3-gallon containers will consist of a variety of hardwood trees for citizens to plant in their yards.
Source: Orange Beach Arbor Day tree giveaway set for Feb. 22
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Youth Sports | Orange Beach

February 07, 2020
The City of Orange Beach offers soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, sand volleyball, and flag football to our local youth. Please see the sport timeline below regarding registration dates for upcoming sports. Basketball: October 7-October 31, 2019 Registration has ended.Flag Football: October 7-October 31, 2019 Registration has ended.
Source: Youth Sports | Orange Beach

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