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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 […]

Help needed to tag Monarchs at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge

Help needed to tag Monarchs at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, along with the University of Kansas’ Monarch Watch, want to know where all of our Monarchs are going. Become part of the team and spend a few hours capturing and tagging these beautiful butterflies making their way to Mexico. Call […]

Perdido Chamber Songwriters Golf Tourney Nov. 10 at Lost Key

Perdido Chamber Songwriters Golf Tourney Nov. 10 at Lost Key The Perdido Keiy Chamber of Commerce hosted Fall Celebrity Songwriters Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, will be held on Monday, Nov. 10 at Lost Key Golf Club on Perdido Key. Registration fees are $75 for individuals, $300 per foursome […]

Pirate Island Drawdown sells out

Pirate Island Drawdown sells out Sirens of the Sea Mardi Gras Krewe enjoyed a complete sell out of the 12th annual fall fundraiser – The Pirate Island Drawdown. It was held September 26 at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Members and guests enjoyed great food and libations, fabulous decorations, and entertainment provided […]

Education Coalition awarded $30,000 from Wal-Mart Foundation

Education Coalition awarded $30,000 from Wal-Mart Foundation The Baldwin County Education Coalition received a $30,000 grant from Wal-Mart Foundation’s State Giving Program to provide hands-on career training opportunities for local high school students. To learn more about Baldwin Partners and especially about needs and opportunities to get involved and make a difference, email info@betterbaldwin.com or […]

Kaiser’s Day of Caring

Kaiser’s Day of Caring Eight Kaiser Realty employees participated in the recent United Way’s Day of Caring at the Christian Service Center in Gulf Shores The Kaiser employees volunteered pulling weeds, mulching trimming shrubs and trees in the rain and hanging utility cabinets and touch-up painting in the office. For more CSC info, r go […]

The Haven Resale Shop Fall Yard Sale Oct. 18

The Haven Resale Shop Fall Yard Sale Oct. 18 The Haven Resale Shop Fall yard sale will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to the newly renovated Fairhoper’s Park in downtown Fairhope. With the holidays fast approaching, this upscale shop will surely have something for those looking for […]

Foley American Legion auction & fishfry Oct. 18

Foley American Legion auction & fishfry Oct. 18 American Legion Post 99 in Foley (2101 S McKenzie St.) will host a fundraiser on Saturday, October 18 to support Eve’s Angels Relay For Life team and Post 99’s veterans and community programs. A silent auction begins on Oct. 17 and ends on Oct. 18 at 6 […]

Perdido Key Pirate Fest Oct. 25-26 at Big Lagoon

Perdido Key Pirate Fest Oct. 25-26 at Big Lagoon No black flags fly above the turquoise waters of Perdido Key these days. Most of the time, the only pirates who frequent these parts are the Pirates of Lost Treasure, a local Mardi Gras krewe. However, all that will change on Oct. 25-26, when an eager […]

Beautification Award to Gulf Coast Arts Alliance

Beautification Award to Gulf Coast Arts Alliance The City of Gulf Shores Beautification Board selected the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance facility as the quarterly recipient of the Beautification Board Award. Members of the Arts Alliance recently moved into the facility located in the Waterway Village at 400 East 22nd Avenue in Gulf Shores. Landscaping of […]

Mirams to raffle off $12,500 sports cart at Dec. 6 Taste

Mirams to raffle off $12,500 sports cart at Dec. 6 Taste The Pleasure Island based Mystical Order of Mirams Mardi Gras krewe is raffling a loaded red sports cart valued at $12,500. Tickets are $50.00 and the drawing will held at the Mirams’ 8th Annual Taste of the Islands on December 5. Tickets can be […]

David Brackett earns GSES Red Ribbon Leadership Award

David Brackett earns GSES Red Ribbon Leadership Award David Brackett was chosen as the Red Ribbon Leadership Award Winner for Gulf Shores Elementary School. His Red Ribbon project is to raise money for flood victims in our area. Congratulations, David! We are proud of you! Pictured: David with the Baldwin County Interim Superintendent, Robbie Owen […]

South Baldwin Theatre’s “Rapunzel’’ opens Oct. 17

South Baldwin Theatre’s “Rapunzel’’ opens Oct. 17 South Baldwin Community Theater in Gulf Shores will present “Rapunzel,” its first Young Artist Series production of the 2014-2015 season, October 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and October 19 & 26 at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, students tickets are $5, and children 2 […]

Elberta to celebrate sausage on October 25

Elberta to celebrate sausage on October 25 Combine 7,200 pounds of sausage made from a secret recipe developed by the founding fathers of Elberta with 250 venders selling everything from custom belt buckles to french roasted peanuts. Throw in a few hundred kegs of beer both domestic and German served in the festival’s own Bier […]

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 […]

Gulf Shores unveils Turtle Tracks public art project

Gulf Shores unveils Turtle Tracks public art project The City of Gulf Shores, along with the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, recently unveiled Turtle Tracks, a public art project dedicated to the awareness and support of environmental conservation, sustainable tourism, and community arts and culture, while enhancing the quality of […]

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 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. Visitors can enjoy original art in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and […]

Community Family Fun Day Oct. 26 at Meyer Park

Community Family Fun Day Oct. 26 at Meyer Park Gulf Shores United Methodist Church invites the community to Meyer Park, located at 400 East 22nd Ave. in Gulf Shores, for its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. Festivities include free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, inflatables and fun for all. […]

Helen VanAbbema Rodgers organ concert Oct. 17

Helen VanAbbema Rodgers organ concert Oct. 17 The St. James Concert Series will welcome one of its own when organist Helen VanAbbema Rodgers plays at the Fairhope church (860 N. Section St.) on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. Helen directs the choirs, plays the organs and administers the St. James Concert Series. Her organ repertoire […]

Bell tower in place at Foley’s Centennial Plaza

Bell tower in place at Foley’s Centennial Plaza Ahead of schedule, the clock and bell tower which will be the centpiece of Foley’s Centennial Plaza at Heritage Park, is now in place. The plaza will be completed in time for the centennial, which is in January of 2015. Centennial Plaza will include, in addition to […]

Von Hot Rod will be at Wharf for Bama Coast Cruise 2015

Von Hot Rod will be at Wharf for Bama Coast Cruise 2015 Following its hugely successful car show in April of 2014, Bama Coast Cruise has announced a special guest for April 23-25, 2015, when the unique automotive event takes place on the marina lawn, Main Street and the Orange Beach Event Center at The […]

GSWC Fashion Show at Senior Center

GSWC Fashion Show at Senior Center Residents at the Golden Living Center in Foley were models in a very unique fashion show on Thursday, Sept. 25. The “Golden Girls” were beautifully attired in colorful jackets made by Mary Lou Bemis, a Gulf Shores seamstress. All smiles, they strolled down the runway, most in wheel chairs, […]

Renaissance Festival Oct. 24-25 at Ft. Gaines

Renaissance Festival Oct. 24-25 at Ft. Gaines The 31st Annual Gatlalop Renaissance Festival starts at 8 a.m. on Oct. 24 and continues thru Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. at Ft. Gaines on Dauphin Island. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Hosted by the Society of Creative Anachronism, the Barony of Osprey will […]

Wharf goes pink in Oct. to benefit Pink Heals

Wharf goes pink in Oct. to benefit Pink Heals The Wharf Shopping & Dining Complex in Orange Beach has gone pink through October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Wharf will be donating to the Pink Heals Organization in Alabama to raise funds for the fight against illnesses affecting women. The Pink Heals fire […]

Baldwin Pops “Jump on Bandwagon” Oct. 19 in O.B.

Baldwin Pops “Jump on Bandwagon” Oct. 19 in O.B. The Baldwin Pops Band, conducted by Dr. Roger Jones, will present “Jump on the Bandwagon” at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 at the Orange Beach Library Green (26267 Canal Road). Dr. Roger Jones will conduct the band in a variety of pieces including three that […]

Oyster Trailblazer calendar raises funds for restoration

Oyster Trailblazer calendar raises funds for restoration If you are looking for a unique holiday gift that will make a lasting impression on the environment plus provide over $75 in free monthly offers from the Original Oyster House restaurants, Battleship Alabama and Geez Louise, check out the Oyster Trailblazer Calendar. The Oyster Trailblazer Calendar is […]

Home For Holidays Lunch Nov. 1 includes vendors, fashion & guest speaker

Home For Holidays Lunch Nov. 1 includes vendors, fashion & guest speaker Inspirational Candy Wood Lindley special guest at Gulf Shores Baptist annual event The First Baptist Church in Gulf Shores is hosting Home for the Holidays, a women’s luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, November 1 at the First Baptist Gulf Shores Founder’s Hall […]

Eden recognized for providing Wounded War Hero vacations

Eden recognized for providing Wounded War Hero vacations The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners recently recognized Eden Condominiums for their generosity in donating 25 one-week vacations to Wounded War Heroes military families. Many other local businesses joined Eden with contributions of meals, tickets and other amenities to make this an unforgettable experience for 25 […]

Walking School Bus a success at Fairhope Elementary

Walking School Bus a success at Fairhope Elementary The Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Walking School Bus, the first of its kind, has more than 45 Fairhope Elementary School children walking to school every day. The program has grown significantly under the leadership of coordinator Charlene Lee. The “buses” of children cut down on traffic congestion and […]

Mac McAleer sets June 20 date for return to Gumbo Key

Mac McAleer sets June 20 date for return to Gumbo Key By Fran Thompson We knew once was not enough for Mac McAleer – or the couple thousand new found friends that joined him on his first trip to Gumbo Key. This past summer’s barge concert near Perdido Pass organized and financed by the Homeport […]

Edible cells?

Edible cells? – 7th graders at GSMS recently made edible cells for a Life Science project in Ms. Diane Farnham’s classes.

Boozalicious Bakers Party on the Bay Nov. 15

Boozalicious Bakers Party on the Bay Nov. 15 The 3rd Annual Boozalicious Bakers Party on the Bay will be held on Saturday, Nov 15 from 3-7 p.m. at Perdido Bay Farm, located at 6000 Pale Moon Dr. in Perdido Bay Country Club. The party is a fundraiser for Vets Helping Heroes, a group that helps […]

$8,000 offered at Oct. 18-19 G.S. net tourney

$8,000 offered at Oct. 18-19 G.S. net tourney Former Grand Slam, Davis Cup, ATP Tour and NCAA All-American tennis players will play for $8,000 in prize money at the Burroughs Companies Open scheduled Oct. 18-19 at The Gulf Coast Tennis Club in Gulf Shores. Admission is free. The netters will and also conduct free junior […]

Skins Games Nov . 2 at O.B. Golf Center

Skins Games Nov . 2 at O.B. Golf Center The City of Orange Beach Golf Center will hold Skins Games and Hole in One Tournaments held the first Sunday of every month through winter. The next tourney is Nov. 2. This season, the fun will include a closest to the pin competition Skins on each […]

Baldwin Co. Health Dept. giving flu shots on Oct. 21

Baldwin Co. Health Dept. giving flu shots on Oct. 21 The Baldwin County Health Department will be at the Foley Senior Center on Tuesday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to administer flu shots. If you have Medicare, Medicaid or Blue Cross/Blue Shield, there is no cost. If you do not have these […]

Auburn’s Pearl & Jacobs speak in G.S. on Oct. 20

Auburn’s Pearl & Jacobs speak in G.S. on Oct. 20 Auburn’s respective men’s hoop coach and athletic director, Bruce Pearl and Jay Jacobs, will speak at The Gulf Coast Athletic Club October 20 meeting win the Palmer Dining Room at Craft Farms Golf Course in Gulf Shores. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. For […]

Polo At The Point Oct. 18 in Point Clear

Polo At The Point Oct. 18 in Point Clear The 2014 Polo at the Point, hosted by Point Clear Charities, Inc. and presented by Mercedes Benz of Mobile and Grand Hotel Marriott, is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 at Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex in Point Clear. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.. Polo at the Point […]

“Bald is Beautiful” Exhibit at ESAC thru Oct. 31

“Bald is Beautiful” Exhibit at ESAC thru Oct. 31 “Bald is Beautiful: Battle Sessions & Legacy Sessions,’’ a photography collection by Amber Lyn Taylor dedicated to the late Nicole Rolin Teague (pictured) is on exhibit at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope through October 31. The ESAC is located at 401 Oak St. in […]

FBISF Venues

FBISF Venues Perdido Key: Artworks Gallery, Flora-Bama, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Lillian’s Pizza, Perdido Key Oyster Bar and Marina, Sports Bar of Perdido Key, Surf City Cabana Club. Orange Beach: Baumhower’s, Compleat Angler, Franco’s Casual Italian Restaurant, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, Island Time Daiquiris, Shipp’s Harbour Grill, Tacky Jack’s Orange Beach. Bon Secour: The Tin […]

The Wharf Uncorked debut event a hit with guests and Make-A-Wish® Alabama Foundation

The Wharf Uncorked debut event a hit with guests and Make-A-Wish® Alabama Foundation The recent Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event was presented by Mercedes-Benz of Mobile at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Hundreds of people attended the first-time event where over 60 wineries represented seven countries from across the globe with different varietals. The […]

Jamey Johnson, Dean Dillon part of Hank Cochran tribute

Jamey Johnson, Dean Dillon part of Hank Cochran tribute Songwriters Dean Dillon and Jamey Johnson will salute Hank Cochran at a tribute concert on November 16 as part of the Nov. 6-16 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival scheduled in various Gulf Coast bistros. The tribute will be held at the Flora-Bama on the final evening […]

Harvest Fest November 1 at Gulf Shores Methodist

Harvest Fest November 1 at Gulf Shores Methodist The Harvest – A Festival of Gifts 6th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, at the south campus of the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church (Winn-Dixie shopping center behind Zaxby’s). The festival is proud to showcase original works by local artists and crafters. This is […]

Holy Spirit Thrift Shop supports Camp Beckwith

Holy Spirit Thrift Shop supports Camp Beckwith Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $10,000 to Camp Beckwith to support their 2014 renovation project. The $10,000 donation will be used to purchase new furniture for the Bayfront Center, Cumings Conference room and two cottages, build a chapel from the Chapel to the Bayfront Center and renovate […]

Jack Godwin awarded Coast Guard Eagle

Jack Godwin awarded Coast Guard Eagle US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Foley, Alabama, Flotilla 3-2 Vice Flotilla Commander, Jack Godwin has been awarded the Recreational Boating Safety Award of Excellence (also known as the Eagle Award). The Office of Boating Safety presents the awards each year to recognize one of the top contributors to recreational boating […]

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 Hangout, in partnership with Alabama Gulf Seafood, will host the 7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend Nov. 7-9. The Oyster Cook-Off competition takes place on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 8 when 50-plus chefs […]

Ginny Lane, Cosmo’s, Hangout earn Gumbo awards

  Ginny Lane, Cosmo’s, Hangout earn Gumbo awards La Roux Crew earned first place Gumbo Master, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill second place Gumbo Master and The Hangout third place Gumbo Master at the recent L. A. Gumbo Festival at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Cajuns Geauxin’ Coastal earned the Best Decorated Booth award and […]

Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Book Now For Special Rates Celebrating its 30th year, The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, an 11 day musical celebration of the artists who wrote the songs we love, will be held Nov. 6-16 at more than 30 venues throughout Perdido Key, Pleasure Island and South Baldwin County. Also included as a Pensacala Foo-Foo Festival event, […]

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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 […]

Tanger THINK PINK helps fight breast cancer

Tanger THINK PINK helps fight breast cancer In support of the ongoing efforts to end breast cancer, Tanger Outlets Foley invites its customers to “think pink” to support the search for a cure. Through October 25, the Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign will take place at Tanger Outlets in Foley. Shoppers can purchase 25% OFF Pink Cards […]

GlenLakes Anniversary Celebration

GlenLakes Anniversary Celebration GlenLakes Golf Club is celebrating 28 years of business and one year anniversary as a locally owned course with three anniversary specials. Located three miles east of Lamberts and a half mile east of Foley Beach Express on Country Road 20 in Foley, GlenLakes is quickly becoming “the place where everyone wants […]

New home for Grace Fellowship

New home for Grace Fellowship The Grace Fellowship Church congregation is now meeting at 1740 S. Juniper St. in Foley. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., one hour before Sunday morning worship. The church also hosts a supper at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. The Pioneer Club and youth ministry also meet on Wednesday at […]

Wounded Vet families enjoy Sunset Cruise & Eden Condos

Wounded Vet families enjoy Sunset Cruise & Eden Condos More than 20 wounded military veterans and their families climbed aboard a 53-foot catamaran for a sunset sailing cruise on The Sail Wild Hearts as part of a weeklong vacation for the families initiated by donation efforts by individual unit owners from Eden Condominiums. Eden worked […]

Ideaworks earns award for Chesney campaign

Ideaworks earns award for chesney campaign Ideawörks has won an award for creatively marketing the first “Shindig on the Sand,” now quickly becoming a popular music festival at the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key. The award was announced this week during the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted in Boca Raton by Visit Florida. Ideaworks […]

Gulf State Park Honored with TripAdvisor Awards

Gulf State Park Honored with TripAdvisor Awards Nine of Alabama’s largest State Parks have received TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence Awards. These awards are determined solely by the ratings and reviews of users on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. One of the nine parks, Gulf State Park, received more than 250 reviews on the […]