Perdido Beach Resort collecting Toys for Tots

November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – It’s that time of the season and the Perdido Beach Resort is sponsoring a popular holiday program that gives brand new toys to children in need. From now until Dec. 13 Perdido Beach Resort will be accepting donations of toys and cash for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

via Perdido Beach Resort collecting Toys for Tots.

Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 24, 2014

GULF SHORES, AL — As Thanksgiving approaches, shopaholics everywhere grow anxious for the infamous Black Friday deals. Many stores open Thanksgiving afternoon, and in the wee hours of Friday morning to offer dedicated shoppers discounts on popular Christmas gift items. From electronics to must-have toys, retailers and buyers, alike, are amping up for this event.

via Business chamber plans monthlong ‘Shop Small’ campaign – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com

November 24, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Dozens of the area’s best skimboarders gathered at Perdido Pass on Saturday for the annual Bama Jama, a skimboarding competition organized by Blonde John’s Surf and Skate in Gulf Shores. The weather held up long enough for competitors to barrel through some good waves pushing through the inlet.

via Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com.

Beware of jury duty phone scam

November 24, 2014

A nationwide phone scam involving a caller demanding money from residents for missing jury duty has reached Santa Rosa County, according to Clerk of Court Don Spencer. Spencer warns residents to not comply with the caller’s requests and to hang up immediately.

via Beware of jury duty phone scam.

Holiday shopping head start in Fairhope | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 24, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Rain didn’t dampen the holiday spirit in Fairhope today. Shoppers got a head start on Christmas gifts during the 55th annual Christmas open house. The rain tapered off before noon and the sun peaked through the clouds just in time for the annual event. Businesses throughout Fairhope opened their doors this Sunday for a special holiday treat.

via Holiday shopping head start in Fairhope | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe

November 23, 2014

UPDATE: 83-year-old Preston White was found safe Saturday night in Andalusia, Alabama. White went missing around 1:00 a.m. Saturday as he was following an ambulance carrying his wife to the hospital. Although he was found unharmed, police transported him to a medical facility to get checked out.

via UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe.

$3.6 million on restoration study for Dauphin Island | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

November 23, 2014

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WALA) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved $9.6 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for Alabama conservation projects including $3.6 million to be spent on a feasibility study on restoring Dauphin Island. The Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund is made up of plea money from BP and Transocean after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.


via $3.6 million on restoration study for Dauphin Island | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com.

Immigration Close to Home – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

November 22, 2014

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) President Obama has unveiled his plan for the nearly five million undocumented immigrants in this country. Some people hope the move is a step closer to becoming American citizens. Parents who may have come here illegally but have American born children now may have a chance to become U.S. Citizens themselves. “Its just as common. Its very common is what it is,” said Father Paul Zoghby of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Foley.

via Immigration Close to Home – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Fire crews on the scene at Canal Road in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Orange Beach fire crews were on the scene of an “actively evolving event” involving something in the road on Canal Road near the Brick and Spoon restaurants on Nov. 21, officials said. ”What we have is approximately three gallons of muriatic acid spilled in the road,” Beach Safety Director Melvin Shepard said.

via Fire crews on the scene at Canal Road in Orange Beach – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Dash to the snow-white sands of Alabama’s beaches this holiday season

November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 – Gulf Shores (GSA) and Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Jingle all the way to the Alabama Gulf Coast as the area gears up for Coastal Christmas, an event series designed to encourage travel during the holiday season. From concerts and carriage rides to a lighted boat parade, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will offer a variety of events for the whole family to explore. Stuff the stockings during Small Business Saturdays from Nov. 29 (National Small Business Saturday) through Christmas.

via Dash to the snow-white sands of Alabama’s beaches this holiday season.

Kena’s Christmas Drive collecting items for young cancer patients – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 21, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The family of a young cancer patient is looking to make the lives of her fellow patients a little brighter this Christmas season. Now nearly a year old, Kena Spivey was diagnosed with stage 3 germ cell carcinoma in July when doctors discovered a mass about the size of a large cookie surrounding Kena’s uterus and cervix.

via Kena’s Christmas Drive collecting items for young cancer patients – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on the Island?” (Meet Patti Hall) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features

November 21, 2014

When Hurricane Ivan came, evacuation was the only option. There is not  a zoo in the country, or the world, that has a transport cage for every single one of their animals because they never think they will have to take them all off site at one time. They may have a half dozen transport cages but never enough to cage, and keep caged, about 400 animals.

via Capt. Mark asks, “Who’s on the Island?” (Meet Patti Hall) – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Features.

Dauphin Island officials pitch $58 million beach restoration project through oil spill funds | AL.com

November 21, 2014

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama – Hoping to make one of Alabama’s barrier islands a bit more of a barrier to winds, tides and major storms, Dauphin Island officials are hoping to secure oil spill restoration funding for a major beach rejuvenation project on the west end of the island.

via Dauphin Island officials pitch $58 million beach restoration project through oil spill funds | AL.com.

Fort Pickens will close due to weather

November 21, 2014

Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use because of predicted winds and high surf his weekend, effective at 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. All day use visitors and campers at Fort Pickens will be asked to leave by 4 p.m. Friday.

via Fort Pickens will close due to weather.

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