The Refuge Golf Course at Gulf State ParkMarch 3, 2015 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The Refgue Golf Cousse at the Gulf State Park is one of coastal Alabama’s most popular attractions. Surrounded by undeveloped parkland, the 18-hole championship course is family-friendly and provides a natural setting for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Situated in the middle of a wildlife refuge,the course is surrounded by natural coastal woodlands and wildlife. 

There are a wide variety of trees along the course that include southern pines, live oaks, magnolias, Japanese maples, pecan trees and hickory trees. In addition to the trees flowering shrubs, such as azaleas, provide beautiful colors during the spring. There are also herds of deer, wild hogs, small bobcats, fox squirrels and some huge alligators here at the state park golf course. In the heat of the summer there is an influx of alligators, especially around the ponds. 

Read more: Playing a Round in a Wildlife Sanctuary - The Refgue Golf Course at Gulf State Park

2015 Orange Beach Seafood Festival at the WharfFebruary 28, 2015 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The 23rd Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show was held at the Wharf for the first time. Based on the number of folks attending the event and the number of food and craft booths it was a huge success. 

 The photos were shot from the Beach Express Bridge and the top of the Orange Beach Event Center Building.

Read more: First Orange Beach Seafood Festival at the Wharf a Huge Success

Dredging at Perdido PassFebruary 28, 2015 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - Three days after the announcement by Senator Richard Shelby about the dredging of Perdido Pass the work has begun. 

Currently the sand from the Pass is being placed on the west side on Alabama Point. Once the dredge equipment moves north of the Perdido Pass Bridge plans are to pump the sand onto Bird Island.  This should create more room for boaters to enjoy the island this summer.

Read more: Dredging Begins at Perdido Pass

February 24, 2015 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The annual Big Earlvis Show is this Saturday night at the Flora-Bama. The show takes place in the tent stage and starts at 7:00pm.

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Flora-bama Chili Bowl Cook offFebruary 13, 2015 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - In a fun filled competition, 25 teams combined culinary skill with imagination for the Flora-Bama’s Annual “Super Chili-Bowl Cook-Off” for the American Cancer Society, Saturday, January 31st. An exuberant crowd consumed nearly 3,000 bowls to crown “Hormel’s Best”, team captained by Larry Capps, this year’s People’s Choice.  The juried awards went to “451 Fahrenheit" with team captain Chad Peterson for 1st, “The Bean & Bistro” with team captain Terri Days for 2nd and “Chrome Fender Café Roadkill Chili Team” with team captain Jim Schiller for 3rd.  Keeping to the spirit of the event, the winners donated winnings to the American Cancer Society to reach the $6,000 milestone!

Two additional fundraisers are slated this February, as the iconic roadhouse carries on its proud tradition of giving something back to the community that's supported it over the last 50 years!

Read more: Flora-Bama Super Chili Bowl Cookoff Raises $6,000