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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.
March 15, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The Sirens of the Sea, Pleasure Island's first ladies Mardi Gras Krewe, celebrated their 12th annual ball at the Perdido Beach Resort on Feb. 22.
An elegant evening of black and white and shimmering lights with lovely ladies in exquisite ball gowns escorted by handsome gentleman in tuxedos, honored this year's queen, Peggy Martin, and emblem, Jennifer Jackson.(Pictured right are Emblem Jennifer Jackson, top left, and Queen Peggy Martin, top right, are the 2013-2014 Siren of the Sea Board Members. On the bottom row, from left, are board members: Secretary Judy Jordan; Parade Chair Jessica Mayer; Treasurer Lisa McFatter; Social Chair Sheryl Stovall; Ball Chair Melanie Davidson; Membership Chair Ann Wright; Ways and Means Chair Charlene Doody; Historian Mary Miller; and Parliamentarian Linda Pacatte.)
March 14, 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The City of Gulf Shores has announced the lineup for their Music at Meyer Park concert series.
These annual springtime concerts have become a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike.
On March 27, Rosco Bandana takes the stage to kick off the series. This seven-piece Americana-rock band hails from Gulfport, Miss., and has the distinction of being the first group signed to Hard Rock Records.
Since releasing their debut LP 'Time To Begin' in September 2012, Rosco Bandana has been touring the United States extensively including notable festival appearances at Summer Camp, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, Telluride, performing late night at Lollapalooza, and more; in addition to tour dates with Cage The Elephant, Uncle Cracker and upcoming dates with FUN.
Austin-based indie rock band Uncle Lucius takes over Meyer Park on April 10. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of R&B and blues added.
The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion, and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys.
March 14 2014 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – On April 1, the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center will play host to the world premiere of Bloody Magnolias, an interactive murder mystery dinner theater experience written by local playwright Laura S. Pfizenmayer.
The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. and will feature this hilarious romp described by Pfizenmayer herself as “Cajun voodoo meets Scooby Doo on the bayou.”
March 14, 2014 - Perdido Key, FL (PKF) – Margaret Biggs will be the featured artist at “A Taste of Perdido” April 4-5, when the Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival celebrates spring on the scenic barrier island.
Biggs is known for her unique depictions of coastal areas that communicate the calm and relaxation that come with being on the shore. Her work is on display from Carmel, Calif., to Baton Rouge, La. to Pensacola and Gulf Shores.
March 13, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The American Heart Association's Art for Heart Yacht Bash will be Saturday, April 5 at Fisher's Dockside at Orange Beach Marina.
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is proud to be our Signature Sponsor. Yo and Jerry Johnson will serve as the 2014 chairs of the event. This elegant and upscale gala, which begins at 6 p.m., will generate funds to support education, research, and awareness to prevent our number one killer, heart disease.
March 12, 2014 - Summerdale, AL - Baldwin EMC officials announced the cooperative has completed the payment of more than $2.7 million in taxes. This includes payroll, property, revenue and city license taxes. The city license tax payments were delivered in person by Baldwin EMC board members and employees this month.
Baldwin EMC carries a not-for-profit status, but according to Chief Executive Officer E.A. “Bucky” Jakins, Jr., that doesn’t mean the cooperative is tax-free. “That not-for-profit status for Baldwin EMC means we only take in enough money to run the cooperative. Anything else is refunded to our members. It doesn’t mean we don’t have to pay taxes.”
March 11, 2014 - Pensacola, FL (NAS) – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have announced a change in the Tuesday and Wednesday weekly practice demonstration times onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) for the 2014 airshow season.
The scheduled practice demonstrations will now begin at 11:30 a.m. onboard the air station.
This change more closely matches the time the Blue Angels typically perform at air shows. The later practice time will also help alleviate some of the traffic arriving onboard the base during the busy morning commute.
March 11, 2014 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Let your taste buds take flight on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. when The Louisiana Pantry hosts a Boutique Wine Dinner.
The exquisite dinner will showcase five artfully prepared culinary creations featuring fresh Gulf seafood, locally grown produce, and more. Plus enjoy hand selected boutique wines, provided by A&G Distributors, specially paired with each culinary creation to enhance your flavor experience.
The set menu includes an Amuse Bouche of Chicken Rillette with Blueberry- Brandy Cream and Grilled French bread. The first course will be Smoked Crab Salad on Baby Arugula and Onion- Orange Chutney with Caper Crostini, topped with Creamy Citrus- Chive Vinaigrette then paired with Le Morette Chiaretto Rose.
March 10, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Cirrus Aircraft has joined The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show’s exhibitor lineup to bring an exciting new component to the show.
Cirrus will have a full-scale mockup of a 2014 SR22T aircraft on display at the show's center stage: Prospective clients will have the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Cirrus SR22T, including the advanced Perspective by Garmin avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System.
This year’s Boat and Yacht Show also coincides with the Jack Edwards National Airport Annual Aviation Day on March 29, which will feature additional aircraft as well as flight demonstrations and much more.
|March 9, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — Orange Beach City Council Regular and COW Meeting Agendas for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:00pm.
March 9, 2014 — Perdido Key, FL (PKF) — Perdido Springfest sponsored by Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday through March 15.
The event benefits participating, Perdido area, Escambia County, 4-H clubs.
This exciting, community, family friendly event is hosted at Liberty Church’s Jim Downey Field, 2221 S. Blue Angel Parkway. There will be five days of carnival rides & games by James Gang Amusements, concessions, live entertainment and a vendor marketplace.
March 8, 2014 - Destin, FL - Legendary Marine, the #1 Ranked Boat Dealer in North America for 2012 and 2013 and the Emerald Coast's largest boat dealership with sales and service locations in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and Gulf Shores has recently initiated two new financial support programs to benefit area youth and its employees' families.
The new Legendary Marine Scholarship Program has been launched in four distinct market areas to benefit graduating seniors in furthering their education. A $1,000 Legendary Marine Scholarship will be presented this spring to up to four deserving students graduating in 2014 from schools in the Panama City, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and GulfShores markets. Applications were sent to a total of 27 high schools and trade schools in the markets where Legendary Marine operates boat dealerships.
March 7, 2014 — Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) —South Baldwin Christian Academy (SBCA) recently hosted a T-Shirt design contest.
“Our students in preschool through high school each created a piece of art work that they felt best depicted Spring,” art teacher, Robin Schlauder said. “The students were excited and motivated because the winning design will be featured on a Spring Festival T-Shirt.” (Pictured: South Baldwin Christian Academy T-shirt winners, from left, with art teacher Robin Schlauder, third place winner Bella Cranston, first place winner Michaela Spence, second place winner Madison McPhillips and Headmaster Dawn Cranston.)
March 6, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - On Thursday, March 13 the Gulf Shores Police Department will host a “Coffee with a Cop” event at McDonalds which is located at 2000 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores.
There will be no Power Point presentation, no agenda – just coffee and conversation.
This will be your opportunity to meet Gulf Shores Police in a relaxed setting. Anyone can attend the event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Members of the department will be on hand to answer questions and concerns from community members.
For questions you can contact Community Resource Officer Josh Coleman at 251-968-3557.