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Top Astronomer speaks in Foley Dec. 16

Top Astronomer speaks in Foley Dec. 16 Astronomer, Kevin Manning, will be returning to the Foley Public Library this year on Tuesday, Dec 16. His presentation, Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe, will be presented in the library’s upstairs meeting room starting at 6 pm. Following this indoor formal presentation, attendees will […]

“Cinderella’’ continues Dec. 12-14 at SBCT

“Cinderella’’ continues Dec. 12-14 at SBCT South Baldwin Community Theater’s production of “Cinderella (Enchanted Version)” continues at the Gulf Shores theater Dec. 12-14. Friday and Saturday showtimes are at 7:30 p.m,, and the curtain rises for the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $18, students tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased by […]

Friends plan “surprise’’ roast for FB’s Joe Gilchrist on Dec. 15

By Fran Thompson Flora-Bama owner Joe Gilchrist thinks a sanitary belt means drinking booze from a clean glass. He believes in a balanced diet: a beer in each hand. He has succeeded in building a world famous bar on the Florida-Alabama state line despite a speech impediment – his foot. Yes, it’s time again to […]

Residents invited to discuss diversity ideas over dinner Dec. 16

Keith Burroughs, a retired Pleasure Island resident, has a point when he notes that most people have an opinion about the ongoing racial tension that prevails in Ferguson & NYC, but they tend to talk only to people who have the same opinion. “It’s been my observation that when people have pent up anger and frustration, […]

Lillian Christmas Parade December 13

Lillian Christmas Parade December 13 The annual Christmas Parade in Lillian will be December 13 at 1 p.m. The Grand Marshals will be Lillian’s own Sally McKinney and State Rep. Steve McMillan. Highway US 98 will be blocked for the parade. Spectators can watch along neighborhood streets north of the highway, particularly Sixth, Barclay, and […]

29th Annual Pleasure Island Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 13

The 29th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 13 beginning at Lulu’s at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores at 5:30 p.m. The Parade will travel east down the Intracoastal Canal, passing The Wharf, rounding Bear Point and heading South toward Ono Island where it will make a westward turn heading […]

Lessons & Carols Dec. 21 at Holy Spirit

Lessons & Carols Dec. 21 at Holy Spirit The Adult and Youth Choirs of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church will present The Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. on December 21. This year, a special script of Biblical lessons and period-appropriate hymns and carols will be performed by Holy Spirit’s choirs with commentary […]

Festival of Nativities Dec. 12-14 in Daphne

Festival of Nativities Dec. 12-14 in Daphne St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Daphne will host its Sixth Annual Festival of Nativities, featuring over 200 nativity displays, Dec. 12-14. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 8:30 am – 3 pm. Displays in a variety of mediums, represent religions and traditions from […]

Santa to “drop in” at Flora-Bama on Dec. 13

Santa to “drop in” at Flora-Bama on Dec. 13 Santa Claus has made time in his busy schedule to “drop in” and visit local girls and boys on Saturday, December 13 at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar on Perdido Key. Weather permitting, Santa will parachute in at approximately 1 p.m. with a bag of […]

Santa Brunch at the Peninsula Dec. 20

Santa Brunch at the Peninsula Dec. 20 Come enjoy brunch with Santa at the Peninsula on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. The kids will love decorating their very own cookies, while parents will love out build your own Blood Mary bar and delicious buffet that will have an omelet station and prime […]

3rd Merry Market Expo Dec. 12-13 at Event Center

3rd Merry Market Expo Dec. 12-13 at Event Center The 3rd Annual Merry Market Unique Gifts and Arts & Crafts Expo will be held December 12-13 from 9 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m. at the Orange Beach Events Center at the Wharf. The event includes a unique gifts and arts & crafts expo, food court with […]

Breakfast With Santa Dec. 20 at Erie Meyer

Breakfast With Santa Dec. 20 at Erie Meyer Youngsters will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 20 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes […]

Worship on the Water This Christmas Eve

Worship on the Water This Christmas Eve Worship at the Water, the immensely popular Sunday non-denominational religious gathering at the Flora-Bama, will celebrate Christmas with two services on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Also, a special family friendly Christmas Eve service will be held on the Flora-Bama tent stage on Tuesday, […]

Billy Claus & his LuLuBelles visit LuLu’s Dec. 13

Billy Claus & his LuLuBelles visit LuLu’s Dec. 13 LuLu’s is known for a family-friendly atmosphere during the busy summer season, but the holidays bring two more reasons to experience the fun of LuLu’s – the arrival of Santa’s brother, Billy Claus, and a mid-day party for kids to ring in the New Year. Billy […]

Christmas With God’s Creatures Dec. 13 at Al. Gulf Coast Zoo

Christmas With God’s Creatures Dec. 13 at Al. Gulf Coast Zoo The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will host Christmas With God’s Creatures on Dec. 13 from 1-4 p.m. Admission to the zoo, located on Hwy. 59 in downtown Gulf Shores, is free for the event. And donations of the following items will gladly be accepted […]

Kids invited to free Polar Express Dec. 10-13 at Derailed Dinner

Kids invited to free Polar Express Dec. 10-13 at Derailed Dinner Derailed Diner’s 3rd Annual Polar Express will be open to the public Dec. 10-13 at 6 p.m. For four magical nights the Derailed dining car will be transformed into the train car from the beloved children’s book, “The Polar Express.” Children will receive a […]

Many local businesses collecting toys for CSC Drive until Dec. 15

Many local businesses collecting toys for CSC Drive until Dec. 15 Multiple South Baldwin County businesses are participating in the Christian Service Center Santa’s Helper Toy Drive co-sponsored by Sunny 105.7-FM in cooperation with the business locations. New toys will be picked up on Dec. 15 from the following locations: Manning Jewelry, Gulf Shores Family […]

Dec. 20 Fish River Christmas Boat Parade festivities include awards party at Big Daddy’s

Dec. 20 Fish River Christmas Boat Parade festivities include awards party at Big Daddy’s Applications for participation in the Dec. 20 Fish River Boat Parade are available at Big Daddy’s, according to Big Daddy’s owner and parade organizer Jason Newsom. The boat parade will start at the U.S. 98 bridge at about dusk and go […]

Naughty & nice welcome at ‘Bama’s Dec. 25 potluck

Naughty & nice welcome at ‘Bama’s Dec. 25 potluck Whether you’ve been naughty or nice , Christmas is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. The Flora-Bama wants you on the line to eat, drink, and be merry for it’s traditional potluck dinner. The turkey and ham will be prepared and ready […]

Wharf’s Season of Joy includes skating & Spectra

Wharf’s Season of Joy includes skating & Spectra Carriage rides latest addition to Wharf Winter Wonderland It’s easy to get into the spirit of the holiday season at The Wharf in Orange Beach, with ice skating, nightly Christmas music and lights at three Spectra shows, carriage rides and, of course, the bearded guy in the […]

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Original Oyster House Fire-Grilled Oysters, Wins Best Bites Challenge

Mobile Bay Magazine named the Original Oyster House’s Fire-Grilled Oysters as the winner of the Inaugural Best Bites Challenge. Featuring 32 local restaurants going head-to-head in five rounds of internet voting, the Best Bites Challenge was a readers’ choice for their favorites including fire-grilled oysters, the Monte Cristo, Beignets, the LA Burger, chicken fingers and […]

Original Oyster House 2015 Trailblazer Calendars raises reef restoration funds

Original Oyster House 2015 Trailblazer Calendars raises reef restoration funds The Original Oyster House is sponsoring an incredible 2015 Oyster Trailblazer calendar. The calendar celebrates the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program’s Oyster Trail and the organizations that are working to rebuild and protect our oyster resources. The calendar is $15 and proceeds from its sale […]

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 […]