ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The Orange Beach City Council has rejected the approval of a minor modification to The Wharf planned unit development master plan to allow for Heliwave Helicopter Tours, LLC, to operate from the existing helipad at The Wharf. Gulf Coast Media reported that concern over the noise and flight pattern, which would…Read More
The City of Orange Beach opened bids for a new fire station at Canal and Powerline roads on January 13, OBA reported. Designated “No. 5,” the four-bay station is to face Canal Road, house up to eight personnel and serve the northwestern part of the city for 15 years. Bids are expected to range $4.5…Read More
The Holly Days on Main Festival is returning to The Wharf in Orange Beach for its second iteration on December 11-12. Organized by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, it will include retail vendors along Orange Beach’s Main Street, specials offered by tenants at The Wharf, a student art display, live performances from area students and…Read More
The Miracle League of Coastal Alabama received a $20,000 donation from the City of Orange Beach on October 5 during the city council’s regular council meeting, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reported. The donation comes with a pledge to match up to $100,000 in donations made by other Baldwin County municipalities. The league’s goal is to build a baseball…Read More
President and CEO of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Herb Malone announced another record year for Alabama beaches, WKRG reported. Occupancy rates of condominiums, beach houses and other rental properties in June and July were near 100%, he said. While August numbers were not yet official, Malone said they were trending in the same…Read More
Orange Beach Elementary was one of five schools in Alabama recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021 by the U.S. Department of Education, GulfCoastNewsToday.com reported. The recognition is based on schools’ overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The department…Read More
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has commenced with an $8.135-million expansion of the Alabama Artificial Reef Program. One of the largest collections in the world, Alabama’s artificial reef zones recently got even larger with the addition of 110 mi.2 along the Gulf of Mexico bottom. The work is being funded by grants…Read More
The Mystical Order of Aurora Mardi Gras krewe is holding its 2021 “Swanky Gala,” a benefit for Youth-Reach Gulf Coast, a Baldwin County faith-based residential program for young men struggling with addiction and other challenges, on August 21 at The Port at The Wharf at Orange Beach, the Mullet Wrapper reported. Themed on “creative and…Read More
According to AL.com, a local developer paid $6 million for 2.35 acres of gulf-front property at 26026 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, just east of Cotton Bayou State Park. David Milstead of Bellator Commercial Real Estate represented the seller. Caribe Realty worked for the buyer, who plans to develop Caribe Seaside. Also in Orange…Read More
Mobile native Jimmy Buffett will bring his “Life on the Flip Side” tour to Orange Beach on September 19, with tickets going on sale July 23, AL.com reports. Prices are $49.75, $89.75 and $139.50 through Ticketmaster with a limit of eight per customer. The tour title refers to Life on the Flip Side, a collection…Read More
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