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Coastal Christmas

Coastal Christmas is a growing — and glowing — collection of existing and new holiday events designed to showcase our Coastal Baldwin region as the perfect destination for holiday travel and shopping opportunities. Many businesses, local organizations and governmental entities have come together to bring this annual event to the Coast. New this year is […]

Popular CSC fundraiser at Fisher’s includes fashion show Nov 13

Buy Toys For Children event Nov 13 Popular CSC fundraiser at Fisher’s includes fashion show Wildflowers Boutique & Fisher’s Restaurant will sponsor the 2nd Annual Buy Toys for Local Children Locals Night at Fisher’s Restaurant in Orange Beach on November 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds will go to The Christian […]

AL Soccer Fest includes Nov. 8 skills competition & family tailgate at Wharf

In conjunction with the SEC Women’s Soccer Championship, the 4th Annual Alabama Soccer Festival will take place from Nov. 7-9 at the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Foley Sportsplexes. Youth soccer players from around the state and beyond will have the opportunity to interact with SEC players, coaches and alumni throughout the weekend. These rising […]

SEC Women’s Soccer Tourney returns to Orange Beach Nov. 3-9

By Fran Thompson Texas A&M will attempt to defend its tourney title when the Southeastern Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament returns to the Orange Beach Sportsplex Nov. 3-9 for a single-elimination tourney among the top 10 teams in the conference. The competing teams will be seeded based on their winning percentage in conference games regardless of […]

Christian Service Center registering families for Children’s Christmas

Christian Service Center registering families for Children’s Christmas The Christian Service Center has begun registering families for its Children’s Christmas Program. Through this program, the Center will provide presents for children age infant through high school of families in need in the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan area. Parents or guardians may register […]

Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge Open House planned Nov. 1

Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge Open House planned Nov. 1 Locals encouraged to come visit resource in “their own backyard” For the simple reason that local residents may forget what a spectacular nature resource they have in their own backyard, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will host a free Nov. 1 open house at its visitor […]

Baldwin Bike Fest is Nov. 1 in Foley

Baldwin Bike Fest is Nov. 1 in Foley Join fellow bicyclists for a ride through southeastern Baldwin County during the annual Baldwin Bike Fest on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Heritage Park in Foley. The fest includes bicycle rides of three, 10, 28 and 71 miles, with registration fees ranging from $10 to $40. The rides […]

St. Athanasios Yard Sale Nov. 1

St. Athanasios Yard Sale Nov. 1 St. Athanasios Chapel, located at 220 East 20th Ave. in Gulf Shores, will host its annual yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 1 on the church grounds. All proceeds will benefit church ministries. For more info or directions, call 251-967-2020 or visit stathanasios.al.goarch.org.

Harvest – A Festival of Gifts Nov. 1 in Gulf Shores

Harvest – A Festival of Gifts Nov. 1 in Gulf Shores Local artists and crafters will be selling their unique, original creations at ‘The Harvest-A Festival of Gifts’ in Gulf Shores on November 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church South Campus (Winn-Dixie shopping center – behind Zaxby’s). This 6th […]

Beer Collectibles Trade Show Nov. 1 at Gulf Shores Legion

Beer Collectibles Trade Show Nov. 1 at Gulf Shores Legion The Bam Cannas chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of American will present The Breweriana & Beer Can Buy/Sell/Trade Show on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. at Gulf Shores American Legion Post 44, located at 6781 Hwy. 59, north of the Intracoastal […]

New Worship Gathering at the Sports Bar of Perdido Key

New Worship Gathering at the Sports Bar of Perdido Key Tuesday night Worship on the Water replay will dive deeper into message Central Christian Church ‘s Flora-Bama Worship on the Water is joining with the Sports Bar of Perdido Key to offer a weekly replay service on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Founded in partnership […]

Fairhope’s Lighting of the Trees ceremony Nov. 13

Fairhope’s Lighting of the Trees ceremony Nov. 13 Downtown Fairhope will come alive with more than 1 million lights during the annual Fairhope’s Lighting of the Trees event on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Artwork for the event is by Libby McKibbon McCawley. The artwork will be on display at Lyon’s Share. For information contact […]

Blue Angels will fly home at NAS Nov. 8-9

Blue Angels will fly home at NAS Nov. 8-9 The Blue Angels will fly on Nov. 8-9 at 2 p.m. during the Naval Air Station based flight demonstration team’s Homecoming Weekend at Sherman Field onboard NAS Pensacola. This is the first time the show has stretched to three days, as a pyro show is scheduled […]

Final 2014 G.C. Art Alliance Art Market is Nov. 1 at Meyer

Final 2014 G.C. Art Alliance Art Market is Nov. 1 at Meyer Metal artist Hank Bufkin among many talented artists who will display The final Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market for 2014 is scheduled Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Meyer Park, located at 400 East 22th Ave. in Gulf Shores. […]

Hangout Oyster Fest adds Craft Beer Kick-Off party

Hangout Oyster Fest adds Craft Beer Kick-Off party 50 invited chefs will be here Nov. 7-9 for 7th annual event The opportunity to sample oysters prepared three different ways at a very reasonable price should be a good enough reason to take in the Nov. 7-9 Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout. […]

Christmas with Aaron Neville Dec. 3 at O.B. Event Center

Christmas with Aaron Neville Dec. 3 at O.B. Event Center Christmas with Aaron Neville, scheduled Dec. 3 at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, will kick-off the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s Coastal Christmas initiative, which began in 2012 as a means of promoting and advancing Gulf Shores and Orange Beach as a world-class […]

Optimist Thanksgiving Service Nov. 16 at Lillian Methodist

Optimist Thanksgiving Service Nov. 16 at Lillian Methodist The Optimist Club of Perdido Bay invites the community to the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Lillian United Methodist Church (LUMC). The annual event will feature Scripture readings, music, prayer and a Thanksgiving message. Refreshments will be served […]

Proud of Island’s hospitality professionals & friendly locals

Proud of Island’s hospitality professionals & friendly locals My husband and I recently hosted a reunion for his West Point Class of 1958. From the friendly, accommodating staff of the Island House Hotel to the “bend over backwards” to take care of our transportation needs by Coastal Express, this “Little Slice of Paradise” has made […]

Sirens thank Pirate Island Drawdown sponsors & guests

Sirens thank Pirate Island Drawdown sponsors & guests The Sirens of the Sea would like to thank all of the sponsors and guests who so generously donated and supported our “Pirate Island Drawdown” fundraiser September 26. With the success of this endeavor we will be able to give back to the community with educational scholarships, […]

Local Rotary Club funds food at Honduras School

Local Rotary Club funds food at Honduras School The Gulf Shores-Orange Beach Rotary Club recently signed on to fund a Honduras school to make it possible to feed the children for a year one meal a day. Other experiences with the schools whose buildings and a teacher are provided by their government have shown that […]

Friends of SWB Library Movie Series starts Nov. 6

Friends of SWB Library Movie Series starts Nov. 6 The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library Snowbird Movie Series will be held on the first Thursday of the month (except January) at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola. Free popcorn and bottled water will be provided compliments of The […]

Kaily Werthem 1st G. S. athlete honored by Mobile Optimists

Kaily Werthem 1st G. S. athlete honored by Mobile Optimists By Fran Thompson Kaily Werthem recently became the first Gulf Shores student honored by The Mobile Optimist Club as the Female High School Runner of the Week, an honor she earned by placing ninth overall in the Baldwin County Cross Country Championship Meet. Kaily (pictured) […]

Oyster Run 5K Nov. 8 in Foley

Oyster Run 5K Nov. 8 in Foley The 22nd Annual Foley Rotary Club Oyster Run 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run & Baldwin Bike Fest will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m. at Orange Blossom Square in Foley. The out and back 3.1 mile (5K) course begins and finishes at Orange […]

Foley’s Coast Guard Flotilla named Best in the U.S.

Foley’s Coast Guard Flotilla named Best in the U.S. At the recent US Coast Guard Auxiliary National Conference in Orlando, Foley based Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 was named the best Flotilla in the United States. The award was accepted by the Commandant of the Coast Guard and in turn was presented to the National […]

PBR hosts United Way Gulf Gala on Dec. 13

PBR hosts United Way Gulf Gala on Dec. 13 Great food. Great wine. Great cause. That is the threefold theme for the United Way of Baldwin County’s Gulf Gala scheduled on Saturday, December 13 at Perdido Beach Resort from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are a minimum donation of $50 per person, and PRR is offering special […]

AL. Coastal Foundation hosts Nov. 6 Cocktails for Coast

AL. Coastal Foundation hosts Nov. 6 Cocktails for Coast The Alabama Coastal Foundation’s 4th Annual Cocktails for the Coast at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Mobile Causeway will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $50 per person. Dishes will include locally caught seafood and other sumptuous delights. […]

Kayak instructor workshop Nov. 21-22 in Orange Beach

Kayak instructor workshop Nov. 21-22 in Orange Beach The City of Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning Center will host the American Canoe Association Coastal Kayaking Level 1-3 Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) November 21-22. Participants will learn how to develop and manage kayaking instructional programs, discuss various teaching methodologies, barriers to learning and issues related […]

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Fest will now be held in May

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Fest will now be held in May Expect crawfish boil & Zydeco music when event returns May 1-2 The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, revived by a major financial commitment from the City of Foley in September, will now be held right in the middle of crawfish season. And […]

Chocolate Affair Dec. 4 in Foley

Chocolate Affair Dec. 4 in Foley Family Promise of Baldwin County will host its 7th Annual A Chocolate Affair on Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center. Tickets are $25 per person and available for purchase online at familypromisebc.org or by calling 251-947-5641. Sponsorship packages are also available. Money raised will benefit […]

Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 8 in Spanish Cove

Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 8 in Spanish Cove The community of Spanish Cove will host its annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Cove Clubhouse on Clubhouse Drive. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choose from art work to Christmas tree ornaments, jewelry and home decor. […]

Boating Safety course Nov. 8 at Coleman Outlet

Boating Safety course Nov. 8 at Coleman Outlet Perdido Bay Power Squadron will present a Boating Safety Course on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Coleman Factory Outlet in Foley. Cost is $50 for student materials and lunch. Instruction is provided at no cost by the Perdido Bay Power Squadron. The […]

GCAA Holiday Open House Nov. 8 in Waterway Village

GCAA Holiday Open House Nov. 8 in Waterway Village The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, located in the beautiful Waterway Village of Gulf Shores, will celebrate a Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public is invited to come by, enjoy holiday refreshments and browse the original creations of […]

Nov. 15 The Beauty & The Trash Benefit will help Repton with legal fees

Nov. 15 The Beauty & The Trash Benefit will help Repton with legal fees Repton Mayor Terri Carter and the Repton Restoration Society will join Eddie Boy Woerner to jointly host The Beauty & The Trash benefit to raise legal funds incurred by Orange Beach’s sister city while fighting plans to put a landfill near […]

New Kaleidoscope After School Art programs start Nov. 3

New Kaleidoscope After School Art programs start Nov. 3 The new Kaleidoscope Afternoon Arts, offered through a partnership between the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance and the First Presbyterian Church of Gulf Shores, is providing Pleasure Island children a perfect after-school outlet for getting those creative juices flowing. The second quarter will begin during the week […]

$500 awards offered for up to 10 Turtle Tracks designs

$500 awards offered for up to 10 Turtle Tracks designs Local and regional artists are invited to participate in the Gulf Shores Turtle Tracks program by submitting original designs for the first bale of turtles to be released in 2015. Up to 10 designs will be selected and applied to the first bale of turtles, […]

Veteran’s Day BBQ Nov. 11 at Fairhope Legion

Veteran’s Day BBQ Nov. 11 at Fairhope Legion A Veterans Day BBQ is schedled from 11 a.m. ‘til 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. The $10 meals will include half chicken or pulled pork plates with sides, bread and iced tea. Post 199 overlooks Mobile Bay from the […]

Baldwin Heritage Museum program is Nov. 9

Baldwin Heritage Museum program is Nov. 9 A Veteran’s Day program titled “WWI-WWII Baldwin County Memories’’ will be held from 2 -4 p.m. at The Baldwin County Heritage Museum, located at 25521 Highway 98 in Elberta on Sunday, November 9. The museum staff invites all veterans and the public to attend the program. A Presentation […]

Foley parade includes ceremony at Max Griffin

Foley parade includes ceremony at Max Griffin The 2014 Foley Veteran’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 11 at Max Griffin Park in Foley. Units will form up beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will commence at 10:00 a.m. The parade will follow its standard route and will end at Max Griffin Park […]

Fairhope Veteran’s Day Parade November 8

Fairhope Veteran’s Day Parade November 8 The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 8. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and will begin and end at the Fairhope Civic Center.

Major Arnold to speak at Daphne Vet’s Day program

Major Arnold to speak at Daphne Vet’s Day program The City of Daphne’s Patriot’s Point will serve as the backdrop for Daphne’s Veteran’s Day Program on November 11th at 10:00 AM. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Mordecia ‘Mawk’ Arnold will be the speaker. Maj. Arnold is a veteran of World War II, the Korea War […]

Lillian Optimists promoting streets of Red, White & Blue

Lillian Optimists promoting streets of Red, White & Blue With the installation of flags for Veteran’s Day, the “Streets of Red, White and Blue” program sponsored by the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay ends for the year. Five times during the year the club members install the American Flag on properties whose owners have subscribed […]

“Very pleasant things happen when you are a USO volunteer”

By Sally McKinney USO Volunteer and Lillian resident Bill Brennan had a special experience as he was performing his duties one Saturday at Pensacola International Airport. A well-dressed young man approached him and asked him to do a favor. Favors are Bill’s business as he serves the military personnel and their families when they arrive […]

“I thought, why don’t we have a hunt for some of these wounded warriors?”

“I thought, why don’t we have a hunt for some of these wounded warriors?” By David Rainer Al. Dept. of Nat. Resources As is often the case, Charles Jones of Asheville was behind the wheel of his 18-wheeler when he was passed by a vehicle with a special tag that really got his attention. It […]

Nov. 6-9 Fairhope Film Fest includes 44 features, 20 shorts

Nov. 6-9 Fairhope Film Fest includes 44 features, 20 shorts The Fairhope Film Festival returns to the Eastern Shore Nov. 6-9, with a full slate of 44 feature films and 20 short films shown at four Fairhope venues over the four days of the festival. In addition, there are other events planned, including moderated panels […]

Big Lagoon Kiwanis host pancake breakfast on Nov. 1

Big Lagoon Kiwanis host pancake breakfast on Nov. 1 The Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov 1 at the Holy Spirit Family Life Center, located on the campus of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 10650 Gulf Beach Highway in Pensacola. The church is located 1.5 […]

Bill Curry speaks in G.S. on Nov. 3

Bill Curry speaks in G.S. on Nov. 3 College & pro player and coach Bill Curry will speak during the Gulf Coast Athletic Club’s Nov. 3 meeting in the Palmer Dining Room at Craft Farms Golf Course in Gulf Shores. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. For info, call Taylor Means at 256-490-4985 or […]

Kiwanis Best of Bay Gumbo Contest Oct. 25 in Fairhope

Kiwanis Best of Bay Gumbo Contest Oct. 25 in Fairhope The Kiwanis Club of Fairhope Eastern Shore will host its annual Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship on Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. at The Fairhope Pier. Put a team together, cook gumbo, have fun and help the kids. Applications are […]

Lillian Methodist Women Trash/Treasure sale Oct. 23-25

Lillian Methodist Women Trash/Treasure sale Oct. 23-25 The Lillian United Methodist Women will host its Fall Trash & Treasure Sale Oct. 23-25 from 8 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall, located at 2770 S. Perdido St. in Lillian. Good and used clothing as well as household items, electronics, furniture, shoes, books, dvd’s, […]

Tea Party’s Becky Gerritson speaks at Oct. 28 in Foley

Tea Party’s Becky Gerritson speaks at Oct. 28 in Foley The South Baldwin Republican Women will meet Tuesday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gift Horse Restaurant in Foley. The public is invited, and a buffet luncheon is $10. Featured speaker is Becky Gerritson, Founder and President of the Wetumpka Tea Party. She was […]

Wacky Women Yard Sale Oct. 18 at Perdido Sports Bar

Wacky Women Yard Sale Oct. 18 at Perdido Sports Bar The Perdido Key chapter of Wonderful Wacky Women will host its annual “Reduce, Reuse Community Donated Yard Sale’’ on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. ‘til 1 p.m. at The Sports Bar of Perdido Key. Everyone is invited to donate items and, of course, shop […]

1st Annual St. Paul’s Speckled Trout Tourney is Oct. 25

1st Annual St. Paul’s Speckled Trout Tourney is Oct. 25 Anglers and families looking for an afternoon of fishing-related fun will have a new event to enjoy this fall. The first St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel Speckled Trout Invitational is set for Saturday, October 25, and includes a weigh-In party and fish fry open to the […]

Perdido Key Chamber hosts Oct. 23 candidates forum

Perdido Key Chamber hosts Oct. 23 candidates forum The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce will host a meet the candidates forum with district 2 Escambia County Commission candidates Deb Moore (Democrat) and Doug Underhill (Republican) at the Perdido Bay Community Center, located at 13660 Innerarity Point Dr., adjacent to Perdido Bay United Methodist Church, […]

Point Clear Rotary Sporting Clays Fall Classic

Point Clear Rotary Sporting Clays Fall Classic Point Clear Rotary Club co-chairman Rod Platt takes aim for the club’s 5th annual Sporting Clays Fall Classic which will take place Friday, October 24 at the Bushy Creek Clays in Perdido. Observing are co-chairmen Craig Nelson and Skip Jones. The event is $125 per shooter. Lunch will […]

Alabama Festival of Flavor Oct. 18 in historic downtown Foley

Alabama Festival of Flavor Oct. 18 in historic downtown Fole Enjoy beer, wine and local restaurant menu favorites in one fun atmosphere during The Alabama Festival of Flavor, slated for next Saturday, October 18 in the Streets of Historic Downtown Foley from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For the most up-to-date information, follow the festival […]

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Fairhope’s Grill & Bar now open

Fairhope’s Grill & Bar now open The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for Fairhope’s Grill & Bar, located at 210 Eastern Shore Center, Hwy. 98 in Fairhope.  The family friendly establishment, is open 11am until, 7 days a week. The menu includes burgers, wings, wraps, seafood, salads, and sandwiches and […]

Local Young Entrepreneurs Learn about SBA

Local Young Entrepreneurs Learn about SBA tudents in the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy at Gulf Shores High School recently learned how the Small Business Administration can help start, build and grow businesses.  Brent McMahan, SBA manager, visited the class to explain resources available through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private […]

Vicki Griffin joins Wolf Bay staff

Vicki Griffin joins wolf bay staff Wolf Bay Lodge welcomes their new Director of Events & Catering, Vicki Griffin, to its team of dedicated professionals.  “Vicki’s entrepreneurial & sales skills along with her vast experience with event coordination will assist Wolf Bay Lodge as they debut their catering services to the community.  Wolf Bay has […]

Diane Lynn Siefert is ambassador of month

Diane Lynn Siefert is ambassador of month Diane Lynn Siefert was named Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month. Diane participated in numerous Chamber events and activities throughout the month, earning her the most points. A native of Staten Island, New York, moved to Baldwin County in 1989 from Louisiana.  She and her […]

Operation Round Up Names Star Light Award Recipients

Operation Round Up Names Star Light Award Recipients Twenty-three local teachers and school faculty members will be introducing innovative projects in their classrooms thanks to a little help from Operation Round Up. These individuals were recently named the recipients of the Star Light Awards for 2014. The Star Light Award is a grant program that […]

New additions to Wharf Management Team

New additions to Wharf Management Team The Wharf has welcomed three new hires to its management team. These individuals bring unique skill sets to complete the group of 10 on the team. The Wharf is poised for optimal growth this coming year with more entertainment and increased retail and dining options. Dale Carter will be […]

Original Oyster House named One of the Best Oyster Bars in America

Original Oyster House named One of the Best Oyster Bars in America For more than 30 years, this family-friendly restaurant on raised pillars over Mobile Bay has served seafood with a southern accent. Gulf oysters arrive at your table on the half shell, either raw or chargrilled. And there’s plenty of the fried goodness you’d […]

Blue Hound Promotions open for business

Blue Hound Promotions open for business Owners Mike Cotton and Dennis Hudson have opened Blue Hound Promotions to multiple products and services in the areas of Music Production, Record Distribution, Video, Film, Live Events, Commercial Art, Official Merchandise, Marketing and Public Relations. Cotton has over a 50 year track record in most areas of the […]