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ACROSS FROM COBB PINNACLE 14 CINEMAS • PELICAN PLACE SHOPPING CENTER, GULF SHORES
hAPPy NEW yEAR FROM RAFTERS REST. & SPORTS BAR
Mon is $1.50 Beer Night • Tue is $3.99 Appetizer (& Trivia) Night • Thu is AYCE Catfish Night • $2 Wine on Fri
Located in Pelican Place Shopping Center on Gulf Shores Pkwy (across from Cobb Pinnacle 14) in Gulf Shores, Rafters is locally owned since 2002 and features great BBQ,
Seafood, Steaks, Wings, Burgers, Oysters, Crab Claws, Sandwiches, Fried Baskets, Salads and, of course, Sports on 18-plus TVs. If your team’s game is available, Rafters can
probably show it. Call or visit us online for more info about weekday lunch specials and a variety of dinner specials. Rafters’ famous 11-7 weekday happy hour is popular with
locals and winter visitors. Come see why Rafters has been voted best sports bar, best lunch, best burger and friendliest staff. (Call 251-968-3000 or visit raftersgulfshores.com
for more info.)
OPEN CHRISTMAS NIGHT AT 5 P.M. • BIG 10 BASKETBALL • COLLEGE BOWL GAME & NFL CENTRAL
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A Bill McGinnes owned local institution for 30 years
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Happy Hour 11- 7 Mon-Fri • Full Menu ‘Til Midnight $1.25 Longnecks 11-7 Daily
JOIN US ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Daily Lunch Specials
MON - Homemade Chicken Pot Pie - $5.95
TUE - Pork Chops w. Scalloped Pot., Ital. Green Beans, Gar. Bread - $5.95
WED - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatos, Green Beans, Garlic Bread - $5.95
THUR - Hamburger Steak, Potatos & Gravy, Black Eyed Peas, Bread - $5.95
FRI - Blackened Whitefish w. Rice Pilaf, Broccoli & Cheese, Bread - $5.95
Additional Daily Lunch Specials
Soup & Salad - $5.95 • Ceasar Salad - $3.95 • Potato Skins - $5.95
Meatball Sandwich w. Mozzarella - $6.95 • Turkey Club - $6.95
PRIME RIB DINNER: $11.95 - EVERY THURS AFTER 5
Chicken Alfredo - $5.95 • Lasagna - $5.95 • Soup Du Jour - $2.95
NO COVER-CHAMPAGNE TOAST - PARTY FAVORS
MUSIC BY SMOKEY, MARK & FRIENDS
LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY - NEVER A COVER
MON, TUE, & WED
Smokey Otis & Mark Laborde
THURS
Logan Spicer & Mark Laborde
FRI: Logan & Ken
SAT & SUN:
Johnny Barbato
Starting Jan. 1
Isle’s Original Oyster Stew - Mondays 5 to 7 - $5.95
Every Tuesday 4-7 - Salmon Patty Dinner - $6.95
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Hangout on NYE with Mulligans, Kristy Lee
The hangout has booked a blockbuster musical line-up - Kristy
Lee & Dirt Road Revival, The Mulligan Brothers and The hussy
hicks - for its New year’s Eve Peace Out Party. Co-hosted by unLeashed, the party starts at 9 p.m., and pre-sale tickets are now
on sale. General admission is $35, and a lmited amount of $50
VIP tickets are also available. VIP guests will have access to a
private, no wait bar, free appetizers, drink specials, meet-n-greets
with the artists and other amenities in the VIP lounge.
All tickets include a midnight buffet, party favors, champagne
toast and balloon drop with with a chance to win two general admission hangout Music Fest tickets.
The party is 18 and up and, of course, 21 and up to consume alcohol. Special lodging and private table options are also available.
Visit thehangout.com for more information.
Naughty & nice welcome at ‘Bama’s Dec. 25
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 to go. We encourage you to bring a covered dish to share, because that's what Christmas is all about. Live music will be playing throughout the bar to bring Christmas cheer.
The Flora-Bama is located at 17401 Perdido Key Dr. on Perdido
Key. For more info, call (850) 492-0611.
Noon Year’s Eve at LuLu’s is all about family fun
By Fran Thompson
As always, families and children will be the focus during
the 10th annual Noon year’s
Eve party at LuLu’s at homeport Marina in Gulf Shores.
Even the event’s entertainers, Kathleen Rees & Pelican
212, are a band of seven siblings.
Starting at 10 a.m., children
will ring out the year in exciting style with a sandcastle
building contest, face painting,
a petting zoo, and arts and
crafts. At noon, a beach ball
will drop and Noon year’s Eve
is celebrated with kid-friendly
fireworks (huge bubblewrap!).
Noon year’s Eve ends at 3 p.m.
Admission is free, and LuLu’s
kitchen will be open throughout the festivities. (Info: lulubuffett.com or 251-967-lulu.
Kathleen Rees & Pelican 212
have become a street performing sensation in Nashville,
their hometown.
The band (pictured) includes
8-year-old Mollie, 10-year-old
Giovanni, 10-year-old Kolbe,
10-year-old Max, 11-year-old
Marie, 12-year-old Angelle and
their older sister, Katie, who
also serves as the band's conductor. Armed with trumpets,
trombones, drums, a keyboard
and their voices, Pelican 212
spend most weekends on
Nashville’s Broadway district
busking in front of ever increasing crowds.
The bands playlist includes
crowd favorites like "Soul
Man," "Sweet Caroline" and, of
course, "We Are Family."
Most people are so captivated
and surprised by how talented
the kids are, they can't help but
stop and marvel.
Polar Bear Dip a New Year’s Day tradition at Flora-Bama
At the crack of noon, neither rain, sleet, too much NyE or bitter cold will prevent more than 1000 mostly costumed crazies from jumping into the Gulf of Mexico for the
Annual New year’s Day Polar Bear Dip on the Alabama/Florida state line. hundreds more will stand along the beach or up on the Flora-Bama back decks and laugh while
the dippers splash around. Souvenir shirts will be available with a traditional feast of black-eyed peas, cornbread, ham and a beer or soda for all survivors. This is the 31st
year the Flora-Bama has hosted its dip, and an all day celebration with live music and bowl games on 24 big screen TV’s will follow. For more information call 251-980-5118
or 850-492-3048 or visit flora-bama.com or facebook. Pictured: 2014 Polar Bear Dippers.
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Reeling in New Year at Wharf w. marlin drop
Reeling in the New year at The Wharf is back! Celebrate New
year’s Eve at The Wharf with the annual street party on Main
Street. It’s free to the public and features live music throughout
the night.
Enjoy games and activities for the entire family. Experience
the signature Marlin Drop countdown to 2015 and a spectacular firework show at midnight.
upgrade your experience with VIP tickets to the Jim Bean
Kentucky Fire VIP Club in the Palms. A VIP ticket of $90 allows you to watch the activities on Main Street and is the perfect place to catch the firework show. VIP ticket holders will
also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary adult beverages, comfortable lounge areas and New year’s Eve party favors.
VIP tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Announcements of bands and additional activities are coming soon.
Check alwharf.com for all seasonal schedules and for additional information on these events, and activities.
NINE GREAT CHURCHES MAKE ONE GREAT CONCERT: The Lillian Community Club was filled with Christmas music
when the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church presented the annual Songfest to a standing-room-only crowd. The nine churches
of Lillian provided choirs, musicians and soloists to entertain and inspire with their songs of the season. Pictured are members
of the Lutheran church choir.
Make It To Line Run Dec. 27 on State Line
The Flora-Bama Lounge & Package will host its annual Make
It to The Line 4-Mile Run/ Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday,
Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $25 until race day and $30 on
race day. The fee includes a long sleeved t-shirt for the first 400
and plenty of healthy food, drink (including a couple of beers)
and music on all three ‘Bama stages post race. The 4-mile
course is a simple out and back from the Flora-Bama to the Perdido Pass Bridge. Awards will be three deep in thirteen age categories with male and female for both runners and walkers. The
now famous post race party will also include lots of door prizes.
The Flora-Bama is located at 17401 Perdido Key Dr. on Perdido
Key at the Alabama-Florida line. Register online at active.com
or pick up a registration form at Flora-Bama. A portion of the
proceeds will benefit local volunteer fire departments.
DOLPHIN SOUND AT ZOO: Angelle' Coley poses in front of a few prehistoric residents after performing
with the Dolphin Sound from GSES
at the recent “Christmas with God’s
Creatures” at the Alabama Gulf Coast
Zoo. Those attending the free event
brought canned goods and donations
for the Gulf Shores based Christian
Service Center and enjoyed homemade treats, hot apple cider, Christmas caroling, crafts and a live
nativity.
GULF SHORES WOMAN 'S CLUB DECORATES SHERIFFS BOYS RANCH:
The Alabama Sheriffs Boys Ranch in Summerdale witnessed a flurry of holiday activity on Saturday December 6. Members of the Gulf Shores Woman's Club arrived
early with Christmas trees and ornaments and decorated the two residential houses
at the Ranch. Joining in the merriment were the boys who live there and the Moms
and Dads, Jacob and Sharon Motts at the hawsey house and Regal and Tina hare
at the Brown house. GSWC members who "decked the halls" were Shirley Colin,
Debby hauble, Kay herrin, Charlotte Little, Anne Lorance, Kathleen Donaldson,
Carol Ann Owen, Rosemary Reichstetter, and Diane urban.Lillian Songfest
SYMBOLS OF CHRISTMAS: Mrs.
Rachel Ellsworth’s fifth grade class
teamed up with Ms. Kimberly hollis’
kindergarten class to create Symbols
of Christmas Presentations using the
Aurasma app on the iPads. The app
allows students to “scan” their own
artwork/drawing to view a video presentation made by the students themselves. Mrs. haley Crews taught Mrs.
Ellsworth’s class how to create the
projects, then the fifth grade students
took the skills they learned and
paired up with kindergarten students
to work on the projects and create together! Pictured: haley Crews and
Rachel Ellsworth.
RANDOM ACTS OF HOLIDAY KINDNESS: Ms. hollis kindergarten class at Orange Beach Elementary School is learning how 5 year olds can make a difference through “
Random Acts of Kindness” this holiday season. To say thank you and make a difference in their community, the students made cards and gave freezer meals to the local firemen to have during Christmas week while they work and protect Orange Beach.
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Christian Service Center NYE early bird party
The Christian Service Center will present its annual Early
Bird New year's Eve Party Wednesday, December 31 from 7 - 10
p.m. at the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores.
Guests will enjoy entertainment and dancing with music
provided by Event Disc Jockey Damon Collins. Guests should
bring their own snacks, drinks and table decorations. Prizes
will be awarded for the Most Original, Most Outrageous and
Most Elegant table decorations. Doors will open at 6 PM for
guests to set up and decorate tables.(No glitter, confetti or open
flames are allowed on tables.)
Tickets for the Early Bird New year's Eve Party are $20 in
advance or $25 at the door. Individuals or groups purchasing a
table of eight receive reserved seating.
Tickets may be purchased using a credit card or PayPal by
visiting cscgs.com or by cash or check at the Christian Service
Center, 317 Dolphin Ave. from 9 a.m. ‘til noon weekdays.
Proceeds will benefit The Christian Service Center which provides assistance to qualified residents or Gulf Shores, Orange
Beach and Fort Morgan who need help with food, housing or
counseling. For additional information call the Christian Service Center at 251-968-5256 or Joyce Pinnix at 251-269-2155.
“Bama celebrates 50th anniversary with NYE party
The Flora-Bama 50th Anniversary New year’s Eve Party will
feature souvenir splits of champagne, a non-stop buffet from 7
p.m. on, breakfast sandwiches starting at 12:30 a.m., great
music on three stages, party favors, and spectacular fireworks
bringing in the new year. Tickets are on sale now online and in
the Flora-Bama gift shop, all for only $35 in advance, $40 day of
(+$10 for young adults 18-20 at the door). The Flora-Bama
yacht Club, across the street from the Flora-Bama on Ole River,
will be serving a special New year’s Eve dinner (Reservations
are not required but appreciated - 850-483-6272). More info
florabama.com or facebook.
GSES PROJECT JUBILEE SHOWS SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS: Gulf Shores Elementary Project Jubilee created pop-up Christmas cards for the patients at the Gulf
Coast Cancer Center. Sophia henry (a fifth grader), suggested students send cards
to promote good cheer for the cancer patients. Project Jubilee students decided to do
this as one of their service learning projects. The students hope the patients enjoy
the cards as much as they enjoyed making them. Their wish is that the cards may
bring some peace, comfort, and joy during the patients' treatment. Pictured: (front)
Jacob Phillips, Sophia henry, Molly Sims; (back) Catherine hackett, Garrett Garner.
OB LIBRARY STORYTIME SURPRISE: The December 9, 2014 story
time at Orange Beach Public Library
had a special visitor. Children that
gathered for the program were surprised and pleased when bells begin
to ring and the jolly old elf entered the
room. Santa sat by the tree and visited with each child. Music was played
while snacks were eaten and Christmas crafts were made. Everyone enjoyed the festivities. Each child took a
toy away from story time as well as
artwork, reindeer food, and fond
Pictured:
Christmas
memories.
Carsyn Berry with Santa.
Fairhope will sponsor lively NYE street party
The City of Fairhope will again be hosting their annual New
year's Eve Celebration on its downtown streets. Bring your
family and ring in the New year dancing to live music and
other activities that include a band at the corner of Fairhope
Ave. and Church St. at 8:30 p.m. Other entertainment will include face painting, a DJ, party favors and a ball drop and fireworks at midnight. Many downtown restaurants will be open.
Section Street will be left open to through traffic; handicap
parking will be available on Section Street in designated handicap areas and in the parking lot behind Julwin’s.
For more information on the Fairhope New year’s Eve Celebration, call Paige Turberville at 251-929-1466.
Family friendly Worship at the Water on Dec. 24
Worship at the Water, the immensely popular Sunday non-denominational religious gathering at the Flora-Bama, will celebrate Christmas with a special family friendly Christmas Eve
service on the Flora-Bama tent stage on Tuesday, December 24
at 6 p.m.
Communion and scripture reading will be highlighted. Of
course, everyone is welcome at Central’s Flora-Bama Worship
on the Water every Sunday. The Flora-Bama also welcomes all
who wish to join them in good cheer to a Christmas potluck beginning at noon on Christmas day.
HOLIDAY CHEER AT SOUTHWEST
BRANCH LIBRARY: The Southwest Branch Library shared the holiday spirit with seasonal activities. Children made ‘mistletoe’ cards at story
time. using their feet and washable ink, kids
made a mistletoe impression on a holiday card
with the help of parents and library staff. Santa
came to visit the library where he read stories
and listened to the wishes of all the children.
Family movies are shown on the first Thursday,
cartoons on the third Saturday of each month.
A craft activity is held on the third Thursday
evening of each month. For more information
contact the library at 850-453-7780 or visit mywfpl.com. Events are all sponsored by The
Friends of the Southwest Branch Library who
raise funds for these activities through the sale
in the Friends Boutique of gently used books,
CD’s, and movies donated by the community.
Pictured: Santa reads a holiday story to children
at Southwest Branch Library.
ELBERTA STUDENTS DISPENSE HOLIDAY CHEER: Once again, Elberta Middle School students, faculty, and staff comes through during a
time of need for many people in our community. “We had almost 1,500 food
items donated to be distributed to our Elberta Families and friends in
need of a little holiday cheer. Over 25 families received a turkey/ham and
a box of food,’’ said Danielle Dunlavy, the EMS Library Media Specialist.
“Thanks to all the Elberta students who gave.”
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Take the Plunge at Hangout Polar Bear Dip
Grayson & Minstrels play at family friendly event
By Josh Coleman
Take the Plunge into the Gulf of Mexico for a non-traditional,
family friendly, Polar Bear Dip in Gulf Shores. The Kiwanis Club
of Gulf Shores and the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run
presents the 4th Annual Polar Bear Dip at
high noon on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at
the Gulf Shores Public
Beach in front of The
hangout.
All participants will
be treated to a great
post dip party at The
hangout with complimentary chili (for
those who braved the
cold waters and while
supplies last) and live
music by Grayson Capps and The Lost Cause Minstrels. Of
course, all the football bowl games will be shown on the hangout's 20+ TV screens.
Polar Bear Dip souvenir T-shirts will be available for $15 and
100% of the proceeds benefit the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club and
Alabama Special Olympics. Both organizations will be accepting
charitable contributions at the event.
Group hike at Gulf State Park on New Year’s Day
Gulf State Park will participagte in the The National Association of State Park Directors 1st Day hike event on January 1 at
1 p.m. Walkers are asked to meet at the Gulf Oak Ridge Trail
head on State Rd. 2 in Gulf State Park.
“It will be as long as it takes for everyone to make it through
the trail,’’ said coordinator Gerold harbin, the GSP marketing &
promotions manager. For more info, call 251-948-7275 or 205-5862795.
On January 1, 2014, the National Association of State parks
made history by hosting over 800 hikes and more than 27,000
people in all 50 states – an increase of 5,000 participants over
2013. The hike is an opportunity to showcase state parks as close
to home places for connecting people to nature, promoting yearround recreation and fostering healthy outdoor lifestyles.
PERDIDO BAY OPTIMIST LILLIAN CHRISTMAS PARADE
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More than 45 units graced the streets of Lillian as the Optimist
Club of Perdido Bay hosted the annual Christmas Parade. The
units included floats, cars clubs, marchers, boats and walkers of
every size. Of course, Santa Claus was there to greet the hundreds of boys, girls, moms, dads, memaws and papaws and friends
and neighbors that lined the streets. Trophies were given in three
categories of floats, Churches, Commercial and Non-Profit. Winners in the Church category were Lillian First Baptist Church,
1st place, and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 2nd place.
Baldwin County Sewer Service took first place in the Commercial category, with R' Reileigh's Daybreak Cafe in second place.
The Lillian Community Club received the first place trophy in
the Non-Profit category and American Legion Post 48 took second. This was the first event in the busy Christmas Season for
Optimist Club members. The club meets every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. in the Lillian Community Club.
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Children of all ages and their families were the guests of the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay when
the members hosted Breakfast with Santa Claus. Dozens of gifts were given to the boys and girls
aged infant to 8 years old. Santa visited with each child and presented age-appropriate toys.
The families were also treated to a free Optimist breakfast consisting of pancakes, eggs, sausage,
grits and biscuits and gravy. Santa's Elves warmed up the crowd on the chilly, rainy morning with
contests and the reading of "The Night Before Christmas".
This was the final project of the season, after hosting the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service and
helping with the ARC Thanksgiving Dinner in November followed by the Lillian Christmas Parade and accompanying Santa Claus to Special Needs Classes to present gifts.
After the Christmas break, members of OCPB will head back to school to read to kindergarten and
first grades at Elberta Elementary School and to tutor students in math at the elementary and
middles schools. In the Spring they will host the Annual Easter Egg hunt and Fishing Rodeo. The
school year will end with Oratorical and Essay contests, a party for third grade students after testing and awarding $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Men and women are invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. any Saturday morning at the Lillian Community Club to be a part of this group whose
Jayla Evans with Jolly St. Nick.
motto is "Bring Out the Best in Kids".
Kaitlyn Berry
Keana Nielsen
Richie Whitmyer
Stephen Nicholas
Patricia Hilderbrand
Timothy Evans
SANTA TAKES A BREAK: Santa took a break
from his work to party with Mrs. Amy Doss' 1st
grade class at Gulf Shores Elementary School!
Pictured with this very special guest is Wallace
Russell.
Suzana Motas
CSC & SUNNY 105 TOY DRIVE: In cooperation with many local businesses that serve as
collection locations, the 7th year of the Santa’s
helper Toy Drive effort co-sponsored by “Sunny
105.7-FM” and the Christian Servicew Center was
the most successful ever. Over 35 giant boxes of
toys collected. Lee hagan of Sunny 105 said that
the Christian Service Center distributes all toys
within their local service area (south Baldwin
County). A big thank you to the Businesses participating: Canal Rd Animal hospital/GNG
Plumbing/Gulf Shores Family Pharmacy/Manning
Jewelers/McCarron Insurance/Merril Miller Interiors/Repeat After Me/South Baldwin Regional
Medical Center/The Meat Mart/ Woodson’s Barge
In/Khloe and Kate’s/Orange Beach Power Sports
and Radio Controlled hobbies/Eagle’s Talon/Island Dollar Store/hollis Interiors/ Sugar Shack
and Café/Outlaw MMA/Pensacola Pools/Dec McCleland-Edward Jones/GNC/Pepper Palace/Wolf
Bay Lodge/Stemz/Pelican Place at Craft
Farms/Merle Norman/Xtreme Nutrition and
Smoothies/One Cut Glass. Pictured: Sunny 105’s
Kevin Keith, Don Brown and Christian Service
Center volunteer Charlie Kiddy.
Gracelynn Perez
Jason Lee
Betty & Dick Erwin read to children.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: Although the winners were not made available at MW deadline, the Christmas Kayaker, the floating holiday home
and Gumbo Key’s “Rollin’ On The River’’ live concert with the Adam holt
Band were among the highlights of the 30 plus boat Coastal Alabama
Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.
SPECIAL GIFTS FROM MRS. JOHNSTON : A group of 4th grade students at
Gulf Shores Elementary School received a special Christmas gift, beautiful handknitted hats. The hats were handcrafted by Mrs. Lillian Johnston, originally of Oxford England. Mrs Johnston is a WWII survivor and actually delivered newspapers
to author C. S. Lewis as a teen!! She loves the kids at Gulf Shores Elementary! Pictured: Ocean honsvick, Betty Rodriguez, Joey Bunting, Sophia Lowe, Abigail Dunn,
Kylie Crowder, John Lumpkin, hayden Dekle, Nolan Sansom, Erica Parker, and
Lizzy hands.
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SANTA DROPS IN TO GREET KIDS AT FLORA-BAMA
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Perdido Chamber recognizes members,
board, volunteers at annual meeting
The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce introduced
its 2015 Board of Directors and presented special
awards at its recent annual holiday party & annual
meeting at Perdido Beach Resort.
The Chamber staff presented the following special
awards at the party, co-sponsored by Gulf Power and
ECB Services: Star Volunteers - Jessica Reid, Mary
Jane Lord, Sandy Meador and Paul Cornell; Keyholders of the year - Lin & Kean Engie; Community Excellence Award - Southwest Branch Library; Non-Profit
Business of the year - Alabama Credit union; Small
Business of the year - Perdido Realty; Large Business
of the year - Gulf Power.
As 2015 is the Perdido Key Chamber's 30th anniversary, the Chamber presented 30 year Loyal Member
Awards to Eden Condominiums, The Flora-Bama,
Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Grand Lagoon yacht
Club, holy Spirit Catholic Church, Innerarity hardware, Key Concepts Realty, Kiwanis Club, Lillian's
Pizza, Mariner Owners Association, Meryl Miller's Interiors, Mullet Wrapper, The Original Point Restaurant, Pensacola Greyhound Track, Perdido Bay Golf
Club, Perdido Bay Tribe, Perdido Beach Resort, Perdido Beach Services, Perdido hair Salon, Perdido Key
Pam Rodriguez of Perdido Realty; Melanie Skaggs of SW Branch Library: Mark Cooper of Alabama Credit Union; Jean Piecuch of Gulf Power
Oyster Bar, The Reef, Sandy Key Condominium, Tampary Brothers Realty and Windward Owners Assn.
The 2015 board of directors was welcomed and outgoing board members Peter King, Kelley Thompson and
Blitz Poston were thanked for their service.
The incoming board includes Cheryl Bamone, Blue
Angel uPS Store; Sally Bowen, Sally's Island Catering; Peggy Butler, Main Street Properties; Mike
Campbell, Perdido Title; Craig Dalton, Strategic
health Alliance; Judy Davis, Perdido Key Sports Bar;
Fred Garth, Guy harvey Foundation; Kathy Justice,
Main Street Properties; Pat McClellan, Flora-Bama;
Joseph McNair, Warren Averett; Sharyon Miller,
Ballinger Publishing; Noah Moseley, Ole River Optimist Club; Jean Piecuch, Gulf Power; Cameron Price,
Flora-Bama; and Bill Stromquist, AL Gulf Coast Zoo.
Outgoing District 2 Commissioner Gene Valentino
was recognized for his excellent work and dedication
to the Perdido community, and Member Kim Lien was
awarded a two night stay donated by Pointe South for
having the most members referred.
“We're very thankful and proud of all our members for
supporting one another and the community as a
whole,’’ said Chamber Director Tina Morrison.
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COASTAL CHRISTMAS 2014
Hangout Fest issues cards
for use when gifting tickets
SANTA VISITS ELBERTA & FOLEY SCHOOLS: Santa Claus and his crew of
merry men and women visited Special Needs classes in Foley and Elberta elementary and middle schools. The annual event is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay. The group visited three classes in the two cities, presenting specially
chosen gifts to more than 60 boys and girls. Traveling with Santa were Lee hoffman,
Rev. Dan Randall, Jim Roth, Barbara Roth, Andy Wilkinson, Sondra Wilkinson,
Duane Whitmyer, Sally McKinney and Santa's special assistant Chuck Ahrens.
hangout Festival organizers sent
four downloadable hangout holiday
cards to give those who bought fest
tickets as a gift a card to put under
the Christmas tree.
Ticket holders have a choice of four
cards advertising the May 15-17 fest
at Gulf Shores Public Beach.
The first of the 70 plus bands that
will play the fest and additional
tickets will be made available at
hangoutmusicfest.com early next
year. Prices are: General admission
($249), VIP ($1099) and Super VIP
($1599).
Tickets for the 2014 fest, with a
line-up that featured Outkast, The
Black Keys, Jack Johnson and The
Killers, sold out well in advance and
were priced way above face value on
the secondary market.
Gulf Shores City Council extended
the festival’s permit for five additional years in October. The 2015 festival is covered under the previous
permit.
The new permit includes the hangout paying a franchise fee - one percent of gross revenue in 2017, two
percent in 2018 and three percent in
2019 and 2020. Attendance at the
fest will be limited to 40,000, and
ticket holders under the age of 18
must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian. In 2014, the hangout Education Foundation was formed in
coordination with the Gulf Shores
high School Career Academy.
ST. MARK ’S CHILDREN’S MUSICAL: Children and middle school youth of St. Mark’s Lutheran in Elberta, presented the
Christmas musical, David’s Dynasty on Sunday, Dec. 21 in the parish hall. The Christmas celebrations continue this week with
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services and Christmas Day Worship. St. Mark’s is located at 13220 Main St. in Elberta. The community is invited to join the worship. (Info-251-986-8133).
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME: Congratulations to the Orange Beach Elementary School Rotolo¹s Art Contest Winners! The theme for the contest was
“What Christmas Means to Me" and the winners had their art work displayed at the
restaurant while enjoying kids night and building their own pizzas. Pictured: (l to
r) Alyssa Greenway, Emma Steed, Sadie Jones, Claudia Cater, Ariana Green, Callie
Chiepalich and Asa Baxter.
CHRISTMAS IS GOOD TIME TO THANK GSES TEACHERS: Mrs. Julie
Rosado's 6th grade students at Gulf Shores Elementary School recently made
Teacher Appreciation/Christmas cards to thank the teachers for their hard work
and dedication. Pictured: haley Daniels, Mrs. Julie Rosado, Addie Conatser, and
Caroline Turberville.
GULF SHORES WOMAN'S CLUB BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO GOLDEN LIVING: Gulf Shores Woman's Club helped residents of the Golden Living Center in
Foley prepare for and celebrate the holidays on November 20. GSWC members
brought Christmas cards and craft supplies and assisted the residents in addressing their own personal cards and decorating gift bags for the "Adopt An Angel" children's toy program. Also, on December 18, GSWC member Angela Richards played
the piano while residents and family guests sang Christmas songs. Afterwards
,GSWC members surprised the "Golden Girls" with Christmas sacks filled with an
assortment of angel figurines, nutcrackers, crossword puzzle books, jewelry, toiletry
items, candy and pastries. Pictured: GSWC members and friends who participated
in December were Charlotte Little, Mary Lou Bemis, Angela Richards, Diane urban,
Marsha Claybrook, and Shirley Colin.
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GCAA Kaleidoscope Art For Kids program starts in Jan.
By Fran Thompson
After school art classes will be available to
children in Gulf Shores beginning the week
of Jan. 12. The classes are part of the Kaleidoscope Art For Kids Program sponsored by
The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance. Call 251-2233970, visit gulfcoastartsalliance.com or email
[email protected] for more
info. The schedule is as follows:
• Mondays: 1st grade and up; Tie Dye &
Batiking, textile art - Belinda Butler, instructor. Explore textile arts as students
learn dyeing technique,
patterns and the ancient art of batiking.
This fun, messy class is
a favorite with creative
kids. The fee is $70 for
the 3rd quarter.
- 4th grade and up: Gulf
Coast youth Chorale:
Pam Winstead & Kayla Dowling, instructors.
This semester the Chorale will prepare for a
spring concert. The Chorale is dedicated to
musical excellence while offering singers
throughout South Baldwin County a unique
opportunity to explore a diverse repertoire of
music, including Classical, Broadway, Sacred,
Contemporary, Jazz and more. Strong vocal
habits, music reading skills and confidence in
performing will be part of the curriculum. To
sign up for an audition, email [email protected] or call 251.978.8130. The
fee is $160 for the semester and may be made
in two payments.
• Tuesdays: 1st grade and up; Mosaics yvette Jones, instructor. Career arts educa-
tor, Ms. Jones, always strives to make each
student successful allowing them to find
their own creative style. This is a fun class
exploring the ancient art of mosaics! Students will complete several mosaic works in
this quarter’s class. Mosaic is a picture or
pattern made with small pieces of ceramic
tile or glass. The fee is $80 for the quarter.
• Thursdays: 1st - 3rd grades: Dance - Emily
Sutton, instructor, Jazz & Musical Theater.
Students will be preparing for a Spring Performance Night this semester. Jazz dance is
built on the technique,
strength and beauty of
ballet, yet usually set to
rhythmic
fast-paced
music. Musical theater,
which takes most of its
groundwork from jazz
dance, will also be highlighted this season. The
fee is $180 for the semester and may be made
in two payments.
- 4th - 6th grades: Culinary Arts - This is a
semester long class. A smorgasbord of culinary instruction, covering everything from
appetizers to desserts, with a sprinkling of
how to make all food - even healthy dishes taste incredible! The fee is $90 for this quarter.
• Fridays: 1st grade and up: Dram & Acting
- Jennifer Dawson, instructor. In the second
semester the troupe will be working on their
Spring Production. young actors will be
mastering stage techniques, skills, and confidence. The fee is $160 for the semester and
maybe made in two payments.
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WED, DEC 24
• Grief Support Group: 10 a.m.; Perdido
Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity
Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola;
850-492-2135
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7:30 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
THU, DEC 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS
TANGER RAISES BIG BUCKS FOR CANCER FIGHT: Since 1994, Tanger
Outlet Centers has contributed more than $14.8 million to breast cancer research
through the PinkSTyLE Campaign, 5K races, Pink Partini Events and other breast
cancer-related fundraising events across the country. This holiday season, Tanger
Outlets Foley will be donating $14,605.95 to the American Cancer Society Mid-South
Division. Pictured: Debra Brown -Tanger Outlets Foley Assistant General Manager;
Devine Johnson and Kathy O'Neill - American Cancer Society; and Tom Knighten Tanger Outlets Foley General Manager.
BRETT/ROBINSON AGENTS CONTRIBUTE 19 BIKES TO OBFD AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER: Brett/Robinson Sales Agents donated 19 brand new bicycles and other toys to the Orange Beach Women’s Fire and Rescue Ladies
Auxiliary. These Christmas gifts will be distributed to over 145 children from 70
local families.
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LEARNING
EMOTIONS
AT
GSES: In first grade at Gulf Shores
Elementary School in Mrs. Tammy
Shirley’s Class, the students have
been learning about emotions from
Mrs. Kathy Corlew, special education
teacher. Mrs. Corlew had the students use their iPads and get a picture
taken
showing
different
emotions—happy, sad, mad, excited,
and worried. The students had to decide which emotion was being shown
from the picture on the iPad. They
also learned about how to respond to
their friends when these emotions
happen. At the end, the students
were displaying a happy emotion! Pictured: (above) Portia hollis, Michael
Stafford, Mrs. Corlew, Andrew Fowler;
(below) Graham Stewart.
• Christmas Potluck at Flora-Bama: noon
til; Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar,
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key; 850492-0611.
• Widowed Spouse Support Group: noon1:30 p.m.; holy Spirit Episcopal Church
on Ft. Morgan Rd.; 251-974-1532.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
FRI, DEC 26
• Santa Pictures at The Wharf: 4 -8 p.m.;
$10 per photo; The Wharf; 4830 Main
Street, Orange Beach.
• Holiday Ice Skating at The Wharf: real
ice: 4-10 p.m.; 4830 Main Street, Orange
Beach.
• Melissa Joiner: 6 p.m.; happy harbor
Oyster Bay; Bon Secour.
• Matt & Sherry Neece: 6; The hangout,
Gulf Shores Public Beach.
• Adam Holt: 5; LuLu’s at homeport Marina, Gulf Shores.
• Big Muddy: 8; Moe’s; Daphne.
• Hippie Radio: 7; hub Stacy’s; Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke w. Kelli: 7; Snapper’s; Orange
Beach.
• Late Night DJ: Turtle Bar at Bill’s on
the Beach; Gulf Shores.
• DJ Nick: 10; Live Bait Back Building,
Orange Beach.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Karaoke on the Tiki: 7; Live Bait, Orange Beach.
• Karaoke: 10; The undertow; Orange
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Beach.
• Karaoke W. Dean: 7; American Legion
Post 99; Foley.
• Open Jam: 8; American Legion Post 199;
Fairhope.
• Logan & Jen: 8; Papa Rocco’s; Gulf
Shores.
• Bubba & Them Bluegrass Band: 6; The
Original Point; Innerarity Point.
• Friday Night Jam: 8; American Legion
Post 44; Gulf Shores.
• Karaoke: 7; Snapper’s; Orange Beach.
• Flora-Bama Bingo: free; 1-4 p.m.; great
prizes, family friendly; 17401 Perdido Key
Dr., Perdido Key.
• Bingo: early bird starts at 5:30; every
Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
5659 on hwy. 98 in Elberta.
• Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m.; The Brooks
Center at Orange Beach united
Methodist Church 28751 Canal Rd., Orange Beach; a joint effort of Worship on
the Water, Orange Beach uMC, and Perdido Bay uMC.
• Foley Rotary Club: 12:15 p.m.; Gift
horse Restaurant in Foley; foleyrotary
@gulftel.com.
• Alcoholics Anonymous: noon; Perdido
Bay Community Center; 13660 Innerarity
Pt. Rd.; 850-492-3056 or 492-6362.
SAT, DEC 27
• Make it to the Line 4 Mile Run/Walk & 1
Mile Fun Run: 9 a.m.; Flora-Bama Lounge
& Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key; 251-236-1765.
• Alabama Gulf Coast Farmers Market: 8
am - noon; Gulf State Park Pavilion in Gulf
Shores; great local produce, canned goods,
baked goodies, etc.
• Kyle & Karl: 6; The hangout, Gulf
Shores Public Beach.
• Cool Rayz: 5; LuLu’s at homeport Marina, Gulf Shores.
• Adam Holt Duo: 7; Moe’s; Daphne.
• Shades of Time: 6:30; American Legion
Post 99, Foley.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Karaoke on the Tiki: 7; Live Bait, Orange Beach.
• DJ Nick: 10; Live Bait Back Building,
Orange Beach.
• The Blenders: 7; hub Stacey’s at the
Point; Innerarity Point.
• Saturday Night Jam: 8; American Legion Post 199; Fairhope.
• Karaoke: 10; The undertow; Orange
Beach.
• Johnny Barbato: 8; Papa Rocco’s; Gulf
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Shores.
• Bubba & Them Bluegrass Band: 6; The
Original Point; Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke: 9; Tacky Jack’s II, Ft. Morgan.
• Steak & Dance Night: 5 p.m.; Steak
dinners and live dance music; The Gulf
Coast Elks Lodge 2789, Foley; 251-5501060.
• Optimist Club of Perdido Bay: breakfast every Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Lillian Community Club in Lillian; (251)
961-2620.
• AA: 10 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Ladies AA: 9 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point
Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
SUN, DEC 28
COMPUTER SCIENCE WEEK AWARDS AT GSES: Pictured are Gulf Shores Elementary School 5th graders with
certificates for completion of hour of Code (for Computer Science Week) activities. These children collectively wrote more than
300 lines of code! Pictured: (Back row) Graziela Menezes, River honsvick, Jackson Achimon, Mit Patel, Kirra Barnes, and Victoria Rogers; (front) Kailin Parker, Aiden Thach, Jeremia Carnrike, Emma Kelly, Katherine Meador.
• Worship @ The Water: 10 a.m.; FloraBama Tent Stage, Perdido Key.
• Greg Brown: 5; LuLu’s at homeport
Marina, Gulf Shores.
• John Joiner & Nick Branch: 4; hub
Stacey’s at the Point; Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke: 6; American Legion Post 99,
Foley.
• Johnny Barbato: 8; Papa Rocco’s; Gulf
Shores.
• Musicman & Co.: 4; American Legion
Post 44; Gulf Shores.
• Open Jam Session: 3-7; Lillian Community Club; Lillian.
MON, DEC 29
• Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular: 8,
9 & 10 p.m.; (A Night at the Movies, Patriotic Show, Aqua Show); Main St. at The
Wharf, Orange Beach.
• Open Mic w/ Cathy Pace: 4 til; FloraBama; Perdido Key.
• Brent Burns: 5; LuLu’s at homeport
Marina, Gulf Shores.
• Flora-Bama Bingo: free; 1-4 p.m.; great
prizes, family friendly; 17401 Perdido
Key Dr., Perdido Key.
• Overeaters Anonymous: 6; holy Spirit
Episcopal Church; Gulf Shores, 616 Ft.
Morgan Rd.; 251-709-5907.
• Celebrate Recovery: (Christ centered
12 step program); Monday evenings at 6
p.m.; Christian Life Church in Orange
nBeach; 251-967-4840.
• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly):
weigh-in 5:30; meeting 6; First Presbyterian Church of Foley; (Berry & highway
59).
• Alcoholics Anonymous: noon; Perdido
Bay Community Center; 13660 Innerarity Pt. Rd.; 850-492-3056 or 492-6362.
•Cocaine Anonymous: 8 p.m. every Monday; holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 616
Ft. Morgan Rd.
• Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon:
holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Gulf
Shores at noon; Alanon at Orange Beach
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Presbyterian Church in Orange Beach at
7 p.m.; 800-477-1104.
• Ladies AA: 10 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point
Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
TUE, DEC 30
• Worship @ The Water At The Perdido
Key Sports Bar: 6 p.m.; 20 min. message
followed by discussion, Perdido Key.
• Gallery Dance Night & Lessons: East
Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Merengue,
Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Shag, hustle,
Waltz and Tango; $12 per person; Gulf
Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery, 225 East
24th Ave., Gulf Shores; 251-948-2627.
• Delta Reighn: 5; LuLu’s at homeport
Marina, Gulf Shores.
• Bingo & Karaoke: 6; Tacky Jacks, Gulf
Shores.
• Burt Kimbrell: 6; Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Musicman & Co.: 6; American Legion
Post 44; Gulf Shores.
• Karaoke w. Mitchell Lee: 8; American
Legion Post 199; Fairhope.
• Open Mic: 6; The Office; Foley.
• Bingo: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; The Gulf Coast
Elks Lodge 2789, Foley; 251-550-1060.
• L.A. Fleet Feet Running Club: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Gulf Shores Public
Beach.; 5K, 10K, or walk; Info: visit
lafleetfeet.com or call (251) 968-5611,
(205) 966-4366.
• Lillian Women’s Club: third Tues. of
month; 11:30 a.m., Lillian Community
Club; lunch & meeting at noon; 251-9611449.
• Ostomy Support Group; 5:30-7 p.m.;
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Naval Sea Cadets
GSPD Citizen’s Police Academy starts Jan. 13
The Gulf Shores Police Department will host its 2nd Annual
enrolling kids 13-18
Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
The group will meet every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 9
p.m. at the Police Department, located at 220 Clubhouse Drive.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is a partnership with the citizens
of Gulf Shores and the Gulf Shores Police Department. The benefits of such a partnership can only help strengthen the entire
community in public safety and quality of life.
A police agency cannot be effective without the trust of its citizens. The Citizen Police Academy program builds that trust.
Through education, it provides a bridge between the officer in
the car and the citizens in the field. Citizens will gain an appreciation of the problems and challenges facing law enforcement
and have an opportunity to offer comments and ideas regarding
solutions.
Those citizens then become the police department’s “goodwill
ambassadors” throughout the community. As a result graduates
are better equipped to assess safety issues, and share with others their knowledge of law enforcement practices and policies.
There are several hands-on exercises and, at the end of the program, you will participate in role play exercises and make decisions as a police officer would. you will also be automatically
signed up for a 4-hour “Ride Along” and ride with an officer to
see first-hand what happens on the street.
NAS Pensacola's uS Naval
Sea Cadet Corps (13-18
years old) and uS Navy
League Cadet Corps (11-14
years old) is enrolling interested youths. The unit meets
one weekend per month
throughout the year. The
Cadets participate in civic
activities and training
events to develop in them a
sense of pride, patriotism,
courage, and self-reliance.
The program is open to both
military and non-military affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are also welcome. For
more information visit seacadets.org or contact Luis
Sepulveda at
[email protected]
Thomas hospital, Fairhope, 4th Fl. Ste
400; light supper, guest speakers; (770)
312-8638, uOAA.org,or barbaraphillipsandcompany.com
• South Baldwin Numismatic Society: 7
p.m.; second Tuesday of each month;
Foley high School cafeteria; 251-9431486.
• Pleasure Island Junior Women’s Club: 6
p.m.; Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center;
enjoy meeting other ladies from our area;
food & beverages provided; 251-213-3757.
• Foley Lions Club: noon; Wolf Bay Lodge;
987-5471.
• Southwest Branch Library Children’s
Story Time: 10:30 a.m.; preschool; 12248
Gulf Beach hwy, Pensacola; (850) 4537780.
• Orange Beach Bridge Club: Tue. &
Thur at noon; Orange Beach Senior Center; 251-981-3440.
• Orange Beach Library Children’s Story
Time: 10 a.m.; pre-school; 981-2923.
• Orange Beach Fisherman’s Assn.:
Meets the second Tuesday of each month,
7 p.m. at the Orange Beach Community
Center.
• Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club: Palmer Dining Room at Craft Farms; noon; new
members and guests always welcome;
251-981-9999.
• Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon: Break-
fast meeting each Tuesday at 7:30
a.m.; speaker first three Tuesdays and
a business meeting the fourth Tuesday; Perdido Bay Community Center,
13660 Innerarity Point Road, Pensacola, 850-341-5350.
• Panhandle Senior Travel Club: Asbury Place, 5725 N. 9th Ave., Pensacola, third Tues of every month;
social & sign up at 4:30 p.m; meeting
at 5 p.m; Non-profit, friendly folks,
group rates, great prices for trips. Ages
50 and up; PSTravelers.org; 850-9941775.
WED, DEC 31
• Noon Year's Eve at LuLu's: noon - 3
p.m.; LuLu’s at homeport Marina; 200
East 25th Ave., Gulf Shores, safe fireworks, face painting, clowns, games &
crafts, countdown to noon; 251-967-5858.
• Flora-Bama's New Year's Eve Bash:
Live music on 3 stages; food, party favors,
champagne all night; Flora-Bama Lounge
& Oyster Bar; 17401 Perdido Key Dr.,
Perdido Key; 850-492-0611.
• Reeling in the New Year at The Wharf:
7 p.m.. til; The Wharf; 4830 Main St.; Orange Beach, fireworks, live music, marlin
drop at midnight; 251-224-1000.
• NYE Peace Out at The Hangout: Kristy
Lee & Dirt Road Revival, The Mulligan
Brothers, and The hussy hicks; advance
Farmer’s Market open at
Gulf State Park Pavilion
GSPD PARTNERS WITH GSHS CAREER ACADEMY: Dr. Rosado, principal of the Gulf Shores high School and Ms. Nelson, Career Academy coordinator approached Chief Delmore about adding a member of the Gulf Shores
Police Department to the expanding Career Academy. Interviews with GSPD
officers have concluded and Chief Delmore is pleased to announce that Cpl. Josh
Coleman has been selected. Cpl. Coleman will join Lt. Ron West with Gulf
Shores Fire/Rescue in teaching the upcoming Public Safety class which is being
offered in January. “This will be an excellent program to recruit talented Gulf
Shores students from the academy, which could help advance our goal of more
accurately reflecting the community we serve,’’ said Gulf Shores Police Chief
Ed Delmore. Pictured: Ms. Nelson, Cpl. Josh Coleman, Dr. Rosado.
The Farmer’s Market at
Gulf State Park Pavilion on
East Beach Blvd. in Gulf
Shores is now open and will
remain operational ‘til late
summer 2015. The Farmer’s
Market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. ‘til noon
until mid-July at the GSP
Pavilion, and additional vendors are always welcome.
Call 251-943-4678 for vendor info.
OBES DEN AMBASSADORS SHARE LEARNING: Orange Beach Elementary
School teachers share their new learning through the DEN Ambassador Program
with Principal Mr. Moss at Orange Beach Elementary School. The DEN Star program inspires teachers to think "outside the box" when utilizing digital media. Pictured: Mr. Moss, haley Crews, Jeannine Noonan, Lindsey Mears, Lynette Peterson
and Ashley young.
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tickets $35. VIP $50; hangoutal.com
• New Year's Eve Celebration at Live Bait Too: 24281
Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, dinner buffet,
party favors, noise makers and champagne toast at
midnight; live music w. Moiiles; 251-974-1612.
• Fisher's New Year's Eve w. Robert Ellis Band: 7:30
p.m. til; cocktails, four course dinner with wine pairings, party favors, Champagne, and breakfast after
midnight; reservations only; 251-981-7305.
• New Year’s Eve Celebration: 830 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.;
streets of downtown Fairhope; face painting, a DJ,
fireworks and a ball drop at midnight; 251-929-1466.
• Papa Rocco's New Year's Eve Party: 9 p.m. til; no
cover; live music w. Mark Laborde & Smokey Otis;
party favors; champagne; Papa Rocco's, 101 West 6th
Street, Gulf Shores, 251-948-7262.
• Early Bird New Year's Bash featuring DJ Damon
Collins: 6-10 p.m.; Erie Meyer Civic Center, Gulf
Shores; $15 advance; $20 at door; fundraiser for
Christian Service Center; cscgs.com.
• New Year’s Eve Party: 9 p.m.; happy harbor Oyster Bay; Bon Secour.
• Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrels: 1
p.m.; The hangout, Gulf Shores Public Beach.
• Karaoke: 9; The Office, Foley.
• Open Mic W. Nigel Dickie: 6; Tacky Jacks, Gulf
Shores.
• John Joiner & Nick Branch: 7; hub Stacy’s, Innerarity Point.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions: 7:30;
Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Food Ministry For Hungry Families: noon-1 p.m.;
Grace Lutheran Church, corner of West 23rd Ave.
and West 4th St. in Gulf Shores; 251-968-5991.
• Food Bank: 9 - 11 a.m every Wednesday, Perdido
Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola;
call for eligiblity requirements at (850) 492-2604.
• Narcotics Anonymous Freedom Group: St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church in Foley; 8 p.m.; 251-978-0698 or
986-3187.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7:30 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center,
13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
THU, JAN 1
Orange Beach Elementary School December Terrific Kids
The Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club representative Jason Jackson recently presented the club’s
Terrific Kid awards for December at Orange Beach Elementary School. Pictured: (Above) Terrific Kids in Grades 4 through 6 - Front - Marshall Egbert, John Kellon Pope, Ella Owen, Blair
Moss, Lucy Carl; Back - Brian Carter Brunick, Thrasher Steed, John Martin Green, Raymond
Chen. (Below) Terrific Kids in Grades Kindergarten through 3 Front Row - Perry Ellen Webb,
Emma Greene, Bridget Carl, Colton Boyd, Isabella Selman, Kayleigh Jacks; Back - Ryan Moss,
Principal, Blake Brunick, Case Cochran, Gray Bias, Jay Spencer Lanford, Mandy Chen, Lauren Grace Brown, Evan Collin, Jason Jackson, Kiwanis Representative
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GSES STUDENTS VISIT FIVE
RIVERS: Ms. Angie Austin's first
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: Volunteers
at Catholic Social Services in Robertsdale accept gifts for children of needy families. More than 1300 toys have been collected for 463 boys and girls from 192 families. Catholic churches in the Mobile Archdiocese, as well as other organizations that
are friends of CSS, provide the items. Cash donations are also being accepted for
the purchase of turkeys and other traditional goodies. For information about the
program call Volunteer Coordinator Peggy Peterson, (251) 947-2293. Pictured: Dick
Fischlein, Gerry Fischlein, Cheryl Korte, Dixie Groutt, Trish Morris and Mike
Groutt.
SNOOK CLUB AT SBCT: Students and teachers of the Snook youth Club of
Foley After School Fine Arts and Academic Enrichment Program attended the recent
performance of "Cinderella" at the South Baldwin Community Theatre in Gulf
Shores. The field trip was a part of a week long series of special holiday events
planned for the children. The club is located at 1391 S. Cedar St. in Foley. Info: (251)
943-1483.
graders at Gulf Shores Elementary
School enjoyed learning about reptiles
in Alabama while on a recent trip to
Five Rivers. Students learned facts
and used them to create a Keynote
presentation as a culminating project
for an Alabama Animals unit. Pictured: (above) Mary Kathryn hollingshead; (below) Akilles Scott and
Mason Clark.
Hapy New Year!
nerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip: noon; Perdido Key at Al-Fl. State Line.
• Gulf Shores Family Polar Bear Dip:
noon; Gulf Shores Public Beach.
• Good times Karaoke with John Henry:
6; happy harbor Oyster Bay; Bon Secour.
• Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrels: 1 p.m.; The hangout, Gulf Shores
Public Beach.
• Karaoke: 9; The Office, Foley.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Adam Holt: 5; LuLu’s at homeport Marina, Gulf Shores.
• Logan Spicer & Mark Laborde: 8;
Pappa Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Rick Whaley & Tommy Mazullo: 5:30;
Franco’s Italian Restaurant; Orange
Beach.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions:
7:30; Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• HotSand 2.0: American Legion Post 44;
Gulf Shores.
• Karaoke: 9; The undertow; Orange
Beach.
• Karaoke w. Nick Wing: 8; hub Stacy’s;
Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke: 9; Tacky Jacks, Ft. Morgan.
• Grief Support Group: noon-1:30 p.m.;
First Presbyterian Church of Foley; 195
E. Berry Ave.; for all who are grieving;
943-8325.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (In-
• Knee Deep: 7; hub Stacy’s; Innerarity
Point.
• Bluegrass/Gospel Concert: 7-9 p.m.;
free refreshments, and train; $5; Wales
West RV Resort, Silverhill,
waleswest.com.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Bubba & Them Bluegrass Band: 6; The
Original Point; Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke: 9; Snapper’s; Orange Beach.
• Karaoke W. Dean: 6; American Legion
Post 99; Foley.
• Logan & Jen: 8; Pappa Rocco’s; Gulf
Shores.
• Karaoke: 10; The undertow; Orange
Beach.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions:
7:30; Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Open Jam: 8, American Legion Post
199; Fairhope.
• Flora-Bama Bingo: free; 1-4 p.m.; great
prizes, family friendly; 17401 Perdido
Key Dr., Perdido Key.
• Bingo: Early bird at 5:30; Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 5658; 24230 highway
98 Elberta, 251-986-8201.
• Coastal Photography Club: 7 p.m.;
Foley Senior Center; first Friday of
month; 251-550-7050.
• First Friday Art Walk: 7 p.m. til; historic downtown Fairhope.
• Bingo: Early bird starts at 5;30; every
Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
5659 on hwy. 98 in Elberta.
FRI, JAN 2
CENTRAL BALDWIN CHAMBER RAFFLING RIFLE: The Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is selling raffle tickets for
a henry Golden Boy Rifle (45 Long Colt) with a retail value of $899. Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five tickets. The drawing will
be held January 22 at the Chamber's Annual Banquet. Ticket holders need not be present to win. Call Jamie or Gail at 251-9472626 for more information or drop by the Chamber at 23150 highway 59 in Robertsdale (corner of highways 59 & 90 at the flags)
to purchase tickets.
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• Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m.; The Brooks Center at
Orange Beach united Methodist Church 28751
Canal Rd., Orange Beach; a joint effort of Worship on
the Water, Orange Beach uMC, and Perdido Bay
uMC.
• Foley Rotary Club: 12:15 p.m.; Gift horse Restaurant in Foley; foleyrotary @gulftel.com.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
SAT, JAN 3
• Cowboy Johnson: 6 p.m.; happy harbor Oyster
Bay; Bon Secour.
• The Blenders: 7; hub Stacey’s at the Point; Innerarity Point.
• John Brust: 7; Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Open Jam: 8; American Legion Post 199; Fairhope.
• Karaoke: 10; The undertow; Orange Beach.
• Karaoke: 9; Tacky Jacks, Ft. Morgan.
• Bubba & Them Bluegrass Band: 6; The Original
Point; Innerarity Point.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions: 7:30;
Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Johnny Barbato: 7; Pappa Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Optimist Club of Perdido Bay: Breakfast every Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Lillian Community Club in Lillian; (251) 961-2620.
• AA: 10 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Ladies AA: 9 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center,
13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
SUN, JAN 4
• Worship @ The Water: 10 a.m.; Flora-Bama Tent
Stage, Perdido Key.
• Greg Brown: 5; LuLu’s at homeport Marina, Gulf
Shores.
• John Joiner & Nick Branch: 4; hub Stacey’s at the
Point; Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke: 6; American Legion Post 99, Foley.
• Johnny Barbato: 8; Papa Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Musicman & Co.: 4; American Legion Post 44; Gulf
Shores.
• Open Jam Session: 3-7; Lillian Community Club;
Lillian.
• AA: 5 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
MON, JAN 5
• Flora-Bama Bingo: free; 1-4 p.m.; great prizes, family friendly; 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key.
• Brent Burns: 5; LuLu’s at homeport Marina, Gulf
Shores.
• Mark Laborde & Smokey Otis: 8; Pappa Rocco’s;
Gulf Shores.
• Lisa Zanghi: 7:30; Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Celebrate Recovery: (Christ centered 12 step program); Monday evenings at 6 p.m.; Christian Life
Church in Orange Beach; 251-967-4840.
• Overeaters Anonymous: 6; holy Spirit Episcopal
Church; Gulf Shores, 616 Ft. Morgan Rd.; 251-7095907.
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION : Gulf
Shores Elementary School 5th grade
teachers Danielle Canaan and Allison
Davis are viewing Board Builders in
Discovery Education that their 5th
grade students have been working on
this week.
CODE TECH AT GSES: 6th grade
students at Gulf Shores Elementary
School (l to r), Michele Barber and
Jenna McClellan, coded more than 60
lines of code during Tech Club and
earned their certificates of completion.
ELBERTA STUDENTS ARE
STRAIGHTACES: The third Period
7th Grade Math Class at Elberta Middle School recently finished second in
a national Math and Language competition. The StraightAce eLearning
competition includes over 20,000
classes around the country. “I’m really proud of our students,” said
Martha Ives, 7th grade Math Teacher
at EMS. “A great deal of hard work
went into the competition.” Pictured:
Ralie Marshall.
Tickets on sale for G.S. Garden Club’s Feb. 4 floral seminar
Advance tickets for the Gulf Shores Garden Club’s 24th Annual
Floral Seminar, scheduled February 4 at the Erie Meyer Civic
Center in Gulf Shores, are now on sale. Guest speaker Charlie
Thigpen will present “Fun, Functional and Attractive Garden Designs” at the annual fundraiser. The program starts at 10 a.m.
(Doors open 9:15 a.m.) Admission is by advanced ticket sales only,
and tickets are $20 including lunch, exciting door prizes raffles
and second chance raffles.
Tickets are available for purchase at Jubilee Apparel & Gifts,
3800 Gulf Shores Parkway, (Pelican Place) and Too hot Mama’s,
3800 Gulf Shores Parkway (Pelican Place) in Gulf Shores or Too
hot Mama’s, 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. (San Roc Cay) in Orange
Beach. Tickets can also be purchased at the Thomas Norton Public Library, 221 West 19th Ave. in Gulf Shores.
Tickets can also be obtained by contacting Kim Edgerton @ 251943-3672 or email @ [email protected] or by contacting
Mindy Jones @ 251-968-9777 or email @ [email protected] Proceeds from the seminar will benefit the Gulf Shores
Garden Club Scholarship Fund, local charity organizations and
other garden club community projects.
Thigpen is owner of Garden Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama
Magazine’s 2014 Garden Shop of the year. A regular contributor
to Southern Living, he is known for his ability to paint a pretty
picture with plants with a personal style that looks good while
being manageable. Thigpen has also been a featured speaker at
Callaway Gardens and various master gardening seminars
throughout the South.
Pictured: (Above) Linda Williams, Melinda Jones & Annette
Mitchell; (below) Alejandra Southerland, Candice Snedecker,
Beth Medlock & Darlene Rye Darlene Ryewith Vignettes.
Orange Beach Community Center Association Monthly Covered Dish Dinner: social at 5, dinner at 6:30 p.m.; all winter
guests welcome; Canal Road next to the
Recreation Center; 251-981-1942.
• U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-2: 7 p.m.;
Sailboat Bay Clubhouse; 1st Monday of
month; 975-1154.
• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly):
weigh-in 5:30; meeting 6; First Presbyterian Church of Foley; (Berry & highway
59).
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Ladies AA: 10 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point
Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
TUE, JAN 6
• Worship @ The Water At The Perdido
Key Sports Bar: 6 p.m.; 20 min. message
followed by discussion, Perdido Key.
• Bingo & Karaoke: 6; Tacky Jacks, Gulf
Shores.
• Bluegrass/Gospel Concert: 7-9 p.m.;
free refreshments, and train; $5; Wales
West RV Resort, Silverhill,
waleswest.com.
• Burt Kimbrell: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Open Mic: 6; The Office; Foley.
• Smokey Otis & Mark Laborde: 8; Pappa
Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Karaoke w. Mitchell Lee: 8; American
Legion Post 199; Fairhope.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions:
7:30; Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Musicman & Co.: 6; American Legion
Post 44; Gulf Shores.
• Bingo: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; The Gulf Coast
Elks Lodge 2789, Foley; 251-550-1060.
• Celebrate Recovery Meeting: 6; includes
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free dinner; open to all; Orange Beach united
Methodist Church; 251-981-6751 or 850-419-1141.
• Orange Beach City Council Meeting: 5 p.m.; City
hall; 980-INFO.
• Celebrate Recovery: 6; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity
Point) Pensacola.
• L.A. Fleet Feet Running Club: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
at Gulf Shores Public Beach.; 5K, 10K, or walk; Info:
visit lafleetfeet.com or call (251) 968-5611, (205)
966-4366.
• Orange Beach Bridge Club: Tue. & Thur at noon;
aOrange Beach Senior Center; 251-981-3440.
• Orange Beach Library Children’s Story Time: 10
a.m.; preschool; 981-2923.
• Southwest Branch Library Children’s Story Time:
10:30 a.m.; preschool; 12248 Gulf Beach hwy, Pensacola; (850) 453-7780.
• Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club: Palmer Dining Room at
Craft Farms; noon; new members and guests always
welcome; 251-981-9999.
• Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon: Breakfast meeting
seach Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.; speaker first three Tuesdays and a business meeting the fourth Tuesday;
Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity
Point Road, Pensacola, 850-341-5350.
• Kiwanis Club of Foley: Noon on Tuesdays at Ryan's
in Foley; 251-968-6288.
• Grief Support Group: 11 a.m.; Gulf Shores united
Methodist Church, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; Winn-Dixie
Shopping Center, room 109 (next door to Family Dollar); 251-968-2411.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Al-Anon: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center,
13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
WED, JAN 7
• Karaoke: 9; The Office, Foley.
• John Joiner & Nick Branch: 7; hub Stacy’s, Innerarity Point.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Bar;
Orange Beach.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions: 7:30;
Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Smokey Otis & Mark Laborde: 8; Pappa Rocco’s;
Gulf Shores.
• Flora-Bama Line Dancing Lessons: free; FloraBama; 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Perdido Key.
• Bingo: 10 a.m.; American Legion Post 99, Foley.
• Trivia Night: 6:30 p.m.; The Gulf Coast Elks Lodge
2789, Foley; 251-550-1060.
• Quilting Party: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., learn
new techniques, exchange tips and tricks, 850-4970000.
• Prayer Shawl Ministry: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Food Ministry For Hungry Families: noon-1 p.m.;
Grace Lutheran Church, corner of West 23rd Ave.
and West 4th St. in Gulf Shores; 251-968-5991.
• Food Bank: 9 - 11 a.m every Wednesday, Perdido
Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola;
call for eligiblity requirements at (850) 492-2604.
• Perdido Key Rotary Club: 7:30 a.m.; every
Wednesday at Triggers. 850.492.8335.
• Storytime at Pensacola Southwest Branch Library: free; infant to 5; 10:30-11; 1-2238 Old Gulf
Beach hwy; (850)453-7780.
• Gulf Shores Garden Club: 9:30 a.m.; first Wednesday of each month September thru May; harry
Roberts Senior Community house; 300 E. 16th Avenue, Gulf Shores; new members and guests always
welcome; 251-975-1111.
• Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10: 1st Wed. of
each month; 6:30 p.m.; Mariner Lakes Clubhouse;
251-980-1707.
• Narcotics Anonymous Freedom Group: St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church in Foley; 8 p.m.; 251-978-0698 or
986-3187.
• Orange Beach Lion’s Club: Meet the first and
third Wed. of the month at Cobalt Restaurant at
noon. Info: 251-967-2514.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
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Artists invited to submit poster for Wharf Boat Show
The Wharf Marina 1s looking for your creative expressions to
promote the 2015 Wharf Boat & yacht Show to be held on March
19-22. Deadline to submit original artwork to The Wharf Retail
Management Office is January 31. All submissions will be reviewed and the winner will be notified by February 15.
Artists are challenged to produce a creative poster concept that
will serve as the official poster of the 2015 Boat & yacht Show.
The winning artwork will be included in other promotional materials and advertisements.
Submissions should incorporate signature details such as show’s
name, year, and location and iconic elements such as powerboats,
elements of The Wharf property—Marlin Circle, Ferris Wheel,
The Marina, etc. The winner of the contest will receive a $500
one-time reward, a free display space at the 2015 Boat & yacht
Show and a pair of tickets to the Florida Georgia Line concert at
The Amphitheater at The Wharf on March 21. Visit wharfboatshow.com for more info.
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point)
Pensacola.
• AA: 7:30 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
THU, JAN 8
• Alert & Vertical: 7:30 p.m.; South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd
Street, Gulf Shores; 251-968-6721.
• Karaoke w. Nick Wing: 8; hub Stacy’s;
Innerarity Point.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Rick Whaley & Tommy Mazullo: 5:30;
Franco’s Italian Restaurant; Orange
Beach.
• Karaoke: 9; Tacky Jacks, Ft. Morgan.
• Logan Spicer & Mark Laborde: 7; Papa
Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions:
7:30; Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Rotary Club of Gulf Shores/Orange
Beach: 5:30 p.m.; Nolan’s; Gulf Shores;
Visiting Rotarians and guests invited.
• 40 & 8 Club: 2 p.m.; American Legion
Post 99, Foley; 251-943-7391.
• Beachside Ballroom Dance Club: 7-8
p.m Beginner/Intermediate Class; 8-10
p.m. Practice Party; Orange Beach Senior
Activity Center, 26251 Canal Road, Orange Beach; no partner necessary;
$10/per person; 251-607-8885.
• HotSand 2.0: American Legion Post 44;
Gulf Shores.
• Grumpy Old Men: 8 a.m.; Perdido Bay
Community Center, 13660 Innerarity
Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola;
850-497-8625.
• Bingo: 10 a.m.; American Legion Post
44, Gulf Shores.
• U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla Meeting: 11:30
a.m.; Ryan's in Foley; 251-965-3100 or 251752-6654.
• Gulf Shores United Methodist Church
Bread Ministry: 9-10; every Thursday;
room 103 on the south campus, next to
Crossroad; 251 968-2411.
• Grief Support Group: 11 a.m.; 3rd
Thurs. of month; library; First Presbyterian Church of Foley; 943-8325.
• Adult Bible Study: 10 a.m.; Gulf Shores
Presbyterian Church; all welcome; (251)
968-7720.
• Orange Beach Bridge Club: Tue. &
Thur at noon; Orange Beach Senior Center; 251-981-3440.
• Gulf Shores Library Pre-school (3-5)
Story Time: 10:30 a.m.; 251-968-1176.
• Western Gate Chapter of the Florida
Trail Association Monthly Meeting: 6:30
p.m. Monthly meeting; visitors welcome.
Details: (850) 932-0125 or http://westgate.floridatrail.org
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
FRI, JAN 9
• Alert & Vertical: 7:30 p.m.; South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd
Street, Gulf Shores; 251-968-6721.
• Raising Karma: 7; hub Stacy’s; Innerarity Point.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort
Lobby Bar; Orange Beach.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions:
7:30; Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
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• Open Jam: 8; American Legion Post 199; Fairhope.
• Karaoke w. Tim Dean: 7; American Legion Post 99,
Foley.
• Karaoke: 10; The undertow; Orange Beach.
• Karaoke w. Kelli: 7; Snapper’s; Orange Beach.
• Bubba & Them Bluegrasss Band: 6; The Original
Point; Innerarity Point.
• Logan & Jen: 8; Pappa Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Bingo: Early bird at 5:30; Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 5658; 24230 highway 98 Elberta, 251986-8201.
• Musicman & Co.: 7; American Legion Post 44; Gulf
Shores.
• Flora-Bama Bingo: free; 1-4 p.m.; great prizes,
family friendly; 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key.
• Bingo: early bird starts at 5;30; every Friday at
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5659 on hwy. 98 in
Elberta.
• Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m.; The Brooks Center at
Orange Beach united Methodist Church 28751
Canal Rd., Orange Beach; a joint effort of Worship
on the Water, Orange Beach uMC, and Perdido Bay
uMC.
• Foley Rotary Club: 12:15 p.m.; Gift horse Restaurant in Foley; foleyrotary @gulftel.com.
• AA: Noon; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
SAT, JAN 10
• 5th Annual Snowbird Fest: 9 a.m. 1 p.m.; Orange
Beach Events Center at The Wharf; professional
tribute shows honoring Lucy ball and Frank Sinatra, in addition to vendors, giveaways and more; 1800-270-2457.
• Alert & Vertical: 7:30 p.m.; South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores;
251-968-6721.
• The Blenders: 7; hub Stacey’s at the Point; Innerarity Point.
• John Brust: 6; Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Bar;
Orange Beach.
• Sandra Kaye w. Midnight Confessions: 7:30;
Nolan’s, Gulf Shores.
• Karaoke: 9; Tacky Jacks, Ft. Morgan.
• Open Jam: 8; American Legion Post 199; Fairhope.
• Johnny Barbato: 8; Pappa Rocco’s; Gulf Shores.
• Bubba & Them Bluegrasss Band: 6; The Original
Point; Innerarity Point.
• Baldwin County Genealogical Society: 10; public
invited; Foley Library; 319 East Laurel Ave.
• Optimist Club of Perdido Bay: breakfast every
Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Lillian Community Club
in Lillian; (251) 961-2620.
• AA: 10 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center,
13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• AA: 7 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660
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St. Andrew By The Sea’s bible study starts Jan. 6
Adult Spiritual Growth Ministries at St Andrew by the Sea will
offer a winter Bible study, Tuesday evenings, January 6, through
Feburary 24. Scriptures will be primarily from the NT Gospels &
Letters, and Donald Kraybill's The upside-Down Kingdom will
be the study guide. A covered dish meal will be available in the
Fellowship hall at 5:30 each evening, with the study following at
6:00. The community is invited. Call the St Andrew Church office, 968-3900, by January 2 to register & reserve a book.
Miss Alabama in Fairhope for Jan. 9 dress/suit drive
Caitlin’s Closet will hold a dress/suit drive in Fairhope on Friday, January 9 from 3-5 p.m. at hertha’s Second Edition Ladies
Consignment on Fairhope Ave. in downtown Fairhope. Caitlin’s
Closet is a non-profit organization founded by Miss Alabama
2014, Caitlin Brunell. Caitlin will be on hand to accept the donations.
Monetary donations will also be accepted. All monetary donations will be used for shipping costs, administrative costs and to
expand Caitlin’s Closet so more may benefit from the organization. The drive is sponsored by The Miss Coastal Alabama Pageant. For more information go to caitlinscloset.org.
Caitlin’s goal is get past the external and help young women realize they were created to make a difference. Donations of lightly
used prom dresses, wedding dresses, and men’s and ladies business suits, men’s dress shirts and ties will be accepted. Clothing
donated should be less than five years old, cleaned and on a
hanger. These items will be donated to people in need.
Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point)
Pensacola.
• Ladies AA: 9 a.m.; Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point
Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
SUN, JAN 11
• Alert & Vertical: 2 p.m.; South Baldwin
Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd
Street, Gulf Shores; 251-968-6721.
• Greg Brown: 5; LuLu’s at homeport
Marina, Gulf Shores.
• Karaoke: 6; American Legion Post 99;
Foley.
• John Joiner & Nick Branch: 4; hub
Stacy’s, Innerarity Point.
• Karaoke: 6; American Legion Post 99,
Foley.
• Johnny Barbato: 8; Pappa Rocco’s; Gulf
Shores.
• Open Jam Session: 3-7; Lillian Commu-
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• Musicman & Co.: 4; American Legion
Post 44; Gulf Shores.
• AA: 5 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
• Karaoke: 6; American Legion Post 99,
Foley.
• Johnny Barbato: 7; Papa Rocco’s; Gulf
Shores.
• Musicman & Co.: 4; American Legion
Post 44; Gulf Shores.
• AA: 5 p.m.; Perdido Bay Community
Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Rd., (Innerarity Point) Pensacola.
ONGOING EVENTS
• Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Gallery: 225
East 24th Ave. in the Waterway Village
neighborhood of Gulf Shores; 30 local and
regional artists have their works on display; 251-948-2627 or gulfcoastartsalliance.com.
• The Susan N. McCollough Gallery/Studio: 350 Cypress Bend Blvd. (at the McCollough Institute in Gulf Shores); 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday;
admission free; weekends with appointments; 251-967-7677.
• Old River Optimist Club: Monthly
meeting locations and times are available
online at OldRiverOptimistClub.org or by
email at [email protected]
• Swift-Coles Historic Home: Located at
17424 Swift Coles Lane in Bon Secour;
open for tours Tuesdays and Fridays
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. last tour at 3
p.m. Admission $5 per person. Isnformation: Gloria Bitto 251-580-1897.
• Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum:
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Discover local history including Indian culture and
the importance of fishing to the area. Free admission.
• Baldwin County Heritage Museum: 25521 highway 98, Elberta, 10am-3pm, Wednesday-Saturday;
free; exhibits that highlight the heritage of the area;
251-986-8375.
• City of Foley Museum Archives and Model Train
Exhibit: All aboard for fun! Model trains are operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from
10am to 2pm. Free admission.
• Mobile Bay Ferry: (Seasonal) This auto/passenger
ferry connects Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island. Call
251-540-7787 for rates and schedule.
• Fort Morgan: history echoes off brick walls at this
pre-Civil War fort. Designed to control the shipping
channel into Mobile Bay, today the mission is to
share lessons from the past. Adults $5; Child (6-18)
$3.
• Gulf State Park Pier: See what's biting with a visit
to the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico. Sight-seeing passes are available for those who don't want to
drop a hook. Children under 12 admitted free with
paying adult.
Victoria Roberson is GSES Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the year at Gulf Shores Elementary this year is Mrs. Victoria Roberson. Mrs. Roberson is a
graduate from Auburn university and is certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. This is her seventh year as a teacher at GSES, where she has served as a second grade teacher for six of those years and
a third grade teacher for one of those years. During her time with Baldwin County Schools, she has participated in a variety of programs and many events, which allowed her to become an Emints teacher, serve as
an AMSTI rep, serve as the school representative for the penny tax, and be chosen as one of three GSES
teachers to help with curriculum mapping at the district level. GSES is lucky to have Mrs. Roberson as one
of its teachers! She continues to strive to be a life long learner so that her students truly get the best that
they can and thinks outside the box to ensure she meets each individual student’s needs. Pictured: Mrs.
Roberson with her class.
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COOKIN’ WITH CAROLYN
By CAROLyN GODFREy
Ham Asparagus Spirals
20 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
20 thin slices deli ham
1 pkg. (10.6 oz.) refrigerated Italian breadsticks and garlic
spread
In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil; add asparagus. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 min. Drain
and immediately place asparagus in ice water; drain and pat
dry. Wrap a slice of ham around each asparagus spear. unroll breadstick dough; spread with garlic spread. Cut each
breadstick in half lengthwise. Wrap one piece of dough; garlic spread side out, around each ham-wrapped asparagus
spear. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 min. or until golden brown. Serve immediately. yield: 20 appetizers.
Enjoy!
GSES DIGITAL RENAISSANCE GRADS: Congratulations to Gulf Shores Elementary's newest teacher graduates of the BCBE Digital Renaissance Leadership
Academy! Pictured: 4th grade teacher Kelly Green, 1st grade teacher Tammy Shirley
and 4th grade teacher Rachel hackett.
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• Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails at
Gulf State Park: hike or cycle into the
wilderness of the Alabama Gulf Coast
with trails that guide you along marshes,
secondary sand dunes, swamps and
creeks. Free.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla vessel safety examinations: Arrange for a
free examination by calling Wayne Kindred at 251-965-3100.
• Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: downtown
Gulf Shores, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 251-9685731.
• Baldwin Museum of Art: 111 W. Laurel
Ave. (hwy.98) in Foley. hours: 10am 4pm. Monday through Friday (251) 9701818. Admission is free.
• Coastal Art Center: Orange Beach Waterfront Park: Free admission, Gallery
open Mon.-Sat.; The hot Shop & The
Clay Studio open Tues.-Sat.; Summer
weekday hours are 9-4, Sat. 9-2; local and
regional art, classes, & workshops. Info:
251-981-ARTS.
• Performing Arts Association: exhibits
by local artists; free; 119 West Laurel
Ave. in Foley; 251-943-4381.
• Gulf Shores Museum: Special ExhibitFrom Sea to Shining Sea: 200 years of
Charting America's Coast. Museum also
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features a backyard “Grandma’s Garden,”
shrimping and hurricane picture exhibits
and gift shop; 244 West 19th Ave., Gulf
Shores; 251.968.1473
• Big Lagoon State Park: ‘til dusk; 12301
Gulf Beach hwy.; nature trails, beach,
picnic area, scenic look-out; $4 admission;
(850) 492-1595.
• Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge:
12295 State hwy. 180 in Gulf Shores;
Enjoy more than six miles of hiking trails
and beach access. Open from sunrise to
sunset; (251) 540-7720.
• Perdido Key State Park: White sand
beaches and rolling dunes covered with
sea oats make this park a favorite destination for swimmers and sunbathers.
Surf fishing is another popular activity.
Boardwalks from the parking lot allow
visitors to access the beach without causing damage to the fragile dunes and
beach vegetation. Covered picnic tables
overlooking the beach provide a great
place for family outings.15301 Perdido
Key Dr.; $3 per car; (850) 492-1595.
• Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park:
home to four species of endangered
pitcher plants, as well as other rare and
endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white-top pitcher plant is
unique to the Gulf Coast; Almost 100
other rare plants and animals depend on
the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher
plant, and Chapman's butterwort. A
boardwalk offers visitors a view of the
wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Located on Bauer Rd.; 2 miles south of uS
98; (850) 492-1595.
• Fort McRee: At the eastern end of
Perdido Key is an area once used by
the u.S. Army to defend Pensacola
Bay. During the Civil War, the fort was
heavily damaged in a massive artillery
HOLY SPIRIT THRIFT SHOP PROFITS BENEFIT ALABAMA FREE CLINIC:
holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $1,000 to the Alabama Free Clinic. Alabama Free Clinic is a network of volunteer medical professionionals, currently conducting four clinics per week to provide high quality medical care for indigent
Baldwin County adults unable to afford health insurance. Clinics are held in Bay
Minette, Robertsdale and Gulf Shores. The holy Spirit Thrift Shop is an outreach
ministry of holy Spirit Episcopal Church. Located at 6786 highway 59 in Gulf
Shores, the Thrift Shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM and 10
AM - 1 PM on Saturday. Pictured: Margie Cox, Joanna hardin, Meg Scott, Jean
Langston, holy Spirit Board Chair yvonne Jones, Store Manager Alicia Gattenio,
Mike Jones and Executive Director of the Alabama Free Clinic Laurie Kittrell.
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Gulf Coast Art Alliance Winter classes start first week in January
The Gulf Coast Art Alliance, located at 225 East 24th Ave. in
Gulf Shores, will host a series of
art workshops beginning the
first week of January. The workshops will feature award winning artists, most of whom are
featured in the gallery. The
workshops should appeal to
winter guests and locals who
want to explore their creative
side as a new year’s resolution.
To schedule a workshop or for
more info, call 251-948-2627,
stop by the gallery, visit gulfcoastartsalliance.com or email
[email protected]
com.
Greg Cartmell
Greg Cartmell of Meridian,
Mississippi will be conducting a
two-day workshop February 1718 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Cost is $200. A list of supplies
is available at the GCAA Art
Gallery or by visiting gulfcoastartsalliance.com. Cartmell will
also teach a workshop in Gold
Leafing on February 19 from
9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Cost is
$100.
A professional artist for over
45 years, Cartmell is nationally
recognized as one of the country’s
foremost
landscape
painters. A true impressionist,
Cartmell paints in broken color,
engaging the viewer to mix the
color with one’s own eye. he is
also well known for his portraits
and has painted many noteworthy commissions including First
Lady Barbara Bush and her
dog, Millie, Senator John Stennis, ABC’s Mike Wallace and
other notable individuals.
Elizabeth Blaylock
Elizabeth Blaylock will conduct a two-day oil workshop,
Painting Fast and Loose March
13-14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
each day. Cost is $225.
Originally from holly Springs,
Mississippi, Elizabeth graduated from the university of
Southern Mississippi with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting. This versatile
artist works in oils, pastels and
acrylics, painting figures, still
life and beach scenes. her work
has won numerous awards and
is in private collections worldwide. She and her husband are
residents of Gulf Shores.
Dorie Parsons
Dorie Parsons will begin a series of photography classes on
Saturdays from 10 a.m. until
noon and on some occasions,
from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $25 per
class.
Mary Lou Nicolai
Mary Lou Nicolai will teach a
six-week course, Drawing on
the Right Side of the Brain on
Fridays beginning January 9,
from 10 a.m. until Noon. Cost is
$130. A list of supplies is available at the GCAA Art Gallery or
online
at
gulfcoastartsalliance.com
Mary Lou began taking art lessons at the age of 11 at the
Adelee Wendel School of Art in
Indianapolis, Indiana. She later
attended the John herron Art
Institute. After working for several years as a registered nurse,
she eventually realized that her
true passion in life was art.
Mary Lou went back to college,
studied watercolor, drawing and
airbrush. She earned her degree in Graphic Design and illustration. Mary Lou Nicolai
currently resides in Lillian.
Zach Baisden
Zach Baisden has been teaching art for over 35 years and
will be teaching a two-day
workshop entitled “Painting in
Mixed Media and how to use
the Art of Skins” February 2526 from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost is $140.
Zach, a Pensacola resident, received a Bachelor’s Degree in
Fine Arts from huntington College and a Master’s Degree in
Art Education from the university of South Alabama. he relates to life and its philosophies
by looking beyond the surface,
thus, seeing depth in reality and
textural design, which has become his way of painting. Zach
is a very diversified “layered
painting” artist and contributes
much of his creativity to the exposure of his high school art
students of 35 years. “The simplicity exhibited in youth art is
most often more complex than
that of educated adults,” Baisden said.
Anne Webb
Anne Webb will be teaching a
six-week course of classes in
Pottery, hand-building and
Glazing on Wednesdays beginning January 7 from 10 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. Cost is $160.00
and includes all supplies.
Anne is a native of Canada,
and has been making pottery
for over 20 years. While mostly
self-taught, she attributes her
introduction to pottery to
Toronto potter, John Jarvis and
to Marilyn Farrell, who invited
her to work in her studio in
New Brunswick in the spring of
1998. She works on the potter’s
wheel
in
both
high-fire
stoneware and porcelain, creating both utilitarian and decorative one-of-a-kind pottery. She
and her family currently reside
in Magnolia Springs.
Kathleen Tucker
Kathleen Tucker will teach beginning
and
intermediate
acrylic painting. her beginner
classes will be taught on Mondays beginning January 5, from
9:00 until 11:30 a.m. The intermediate class will also be on
Mondays from Noon until 2:30
p.m. Each class is $40 and includes all supplies. Kathleen
will also teach a floor cloth
painting workshop on February
1 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Kathleen is a self-taught artist
who began painting the beautiful land and seascapes of southwestern Alaska in the late
1970’s from her home in Ketchican. She served in the Army Reserve and upon retirement,
sailed the Pacific and South Pacific where she obtained much
of her inspiration for her paintings today. She paints the Gulf
Coast beaches, sea birds and
has enjoyed working on several
paintings of jazz musicians.
Tommy Vogel
Tommy Vogel will be offering a
six-week course of classes in
pastel for beginners and intermediates on Tuesdays beginning January 6, from 10 a.m.
until Noon. Cost is $130 and includes all supplies. A painting
will be completed in each class.
Vogel is also available for individual or group classes on Mondays, Tuesday afternoons.
Individual classes are $35 and
groups of three or more are $25
each.
Vogel is a self-taught artist
and works in realist form using
pastel. his goal is to share the
joy of creating with both young
and old through his classes.
Vogel and his wife Judy reside
in Gulf Shores.
Rich Willows
Watercolor artist Rich Willows
will offer a six-week course on
Thursdays from 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. beginning January 8.
Cost is $130. Rich received a
BSE in Art Education from
Kansas State Teachers College
in Kansas and worked for two
years at Washburn university
toward his MFA in drawing and
painting. he taught high school
art in the 1970’s before going to
work in industrial management
where he worked for 24 years.
he retired to his sailboat and
got back in touch with his creative side in 1998. he currently
resides inland in Pensacola.
exchange between Confederate forces
at McRee and Barrancas, and union
forces at Fort Pickens and onboard the
ships Niagara and Richmond in November 1861. Coastal erosion crumbled
the foundations afterward. The end of
the island is still called Fort McRee,
and concrete Coast Artillery batteries
were built there in 1899, 1900 and
1942. Battery 233 was the last built
and remains today.
• National Museum of Naval Aviation:
Free admission. Open 7 days a week
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See more than 170
aircraft on display. IMAX theater
every hour; onboard NAS Pensacola.
Info: 850-452-3604.
• Fort Barrancas: On board the Pensacola Naval Air Station, open daily
from 10:30a.m.-4 p.m. with daily
guided tours of the fort at 2 p.m. Completed in 1797. Info: 850-934-2604.
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Tommy Vogel;
Greg Cartnell;
Dorie Parsons;
Rick Willows;
Kathleen Tucker;
Zach Baisden;
Anne Webb;
Mary Lou Nicolai;
Eilzabeth Blaylock
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5th Annual Snowbird Festival
back at OB Event Center Jan. 10
The 5th Annual Snowbird Fest is returning to the Alabama Gulf Coast with a
fresh new lineup of entertainment featuring professional tribute shows honoring
Lucy Ball and Frank Sinatra, in addition
to vendors, giveaways and more. The fest
will be held at the Orange Beach Event
Center at the Wharf on Saturday, January 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Tailored to be one of the area’s premier
Gulf Coast Events and designed specifically to suit the unique Snowbird lifestyle,
Snowbird Fest is both a trade show and a
festival that features exclusive deals on
rentals, sales, dining, golf and other entertainment. Plus, businesses and organizations that cater to the unique Snowbird
lifestyle will be on-hand to offer their own
special giveaways, provide information
and answer questions.
The festival will feature local healthcare
providers, RV resources, vacation rental
resorts, Realtors®, golf courses, and more.
There will be drawings for two large prize
giveaways including an Amazon Fire hD
7 and Speed Stereo Turntable to those in
attendance. In addition, The British Car
Club will be outside hosting a Shine and
Show featuring beautiful locally owned
cars.
Snowbird Fests offer our Snowbirds a
chance to meet each other and learn more
about their winter homes. The event is
completely free. Register for express entry
online at SnowbirdFest.com.
The festival is an annual event organized
and produced by The Snowbird Company,
the leader in rent-by-owner websites specializing in the snowbird demographic
and their travel needs. Sponsors for the
event include South Baldwin Medical
Center, Wind Creek Casino & hotel Atmore, ACME Oyster house and DR horton. Businesses interested in exhibiting,
call 1-800-270-2457 or email [email protected]
Perdido Chamber announces
dates for Snowbird Roosts
The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce will
be hosting its annual Snowbird Roosts at the
Perdido Bay Community Center (13660 Innerarity Point Rd, Pensacola) on Jan. 8, Feb. 12
and March 5 at 11 am. The roosts feature a $5
lunch for our winter guests and a variety of
fun door prizes. Vendors will be set up for the
attendees to talk to and learn more about during their stay on the Key. Businesses can sign
up to participate. Those wishing to attend any
of the roosts as guests will need to reserve
their tickets beforehand by calling (850) 4924660.
Alabama Lifestyles EXPO
Feb. 5 at Caribe Resort
The 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO
is scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caribe The Resort in Orange Beach. AL Lifestyles EXPO is a free
public event. Covered onsite parking is plentiful and attendees can drop passengers off at
any one of the three exhibit hall entrances. In
addition to door prizes and numerous giveaways, $100 will be awarded at 2 p.m., and
you need not be present to win.
The event attracts Snowbird visitors and locals who wish to learn more about what Alabama has to offer in a spacious and beautiful
setting. The emphasis is on the great amenities available in South Baldwin County. The
event regularly draws more than 4,000 visitors.
For exhibitor info, call Bill Meadows at 205222-2862, email [email protected]
or visit AlabamaAdvantage.com.
Exhibitors represent companies that provide
products and services that improve your quality of life and make trips to the Gulf Coast
more enjoyable. The EXPO is most popular
with Snowbirds, but it offers something of interest for all ages. More than 80 exhibitors
will provide geared mostly for people over 50.
Masonic Lodge chicken dinner
fundraiser Jan. 3 in Summerdale
Sonora Masonic Lodge #635 F&AM will hold
their 2015 annual fried chicken dinner
fundraisers on the first Saturday on the
month thru March from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dates are Jan. 3, Feb. 7 and March 7. The
lodge is located at 202 E. Jackson Street in
Summerdale.
Adult plates will be $8.50 and a child's plate
will be $5.00. Delivery is available on plate orders of 10 or more. The dinners will include
chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, cole
slaw, green beans and complimentary tea and
dessert for dine-in guests.
Proceeds generated from the fundraiser will
be used towards monthly lodge expenditures.
For more information contact Dean Mott at
251-423-7604 or visit Sonora635.com.
Annual Foley Snowbird Coffee
Jan. 13 at Foley Civic Center
The city of Foley and the South Baldwin
Chamber of Commerce extend a warm welcome to all winter visitors and invite you to
attend the 4th annual Foley Snowbird Coffee
on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The coffee will be held
from 9 a.m. to noon at the Foley Civic Center,
located at 407 E. Laurel Ave. (u.S. 98). In addition to enjoying coffee and doughnuts,
guests will receive information about things
to see and do in Foley and the surrounding
area.
Guests will receive welcome packets filled
with discount coupons and have an opportunity to register for a chance to win prizes do-
nated by local merchants. Attendees who participate in the Foley Treasure hunt and visit
local merchants and other points of interest
will be registered to win gift certificates and
other prizes, including two Kindle Fire hD 7
tablets. For more information, visit
visitfoley.org or call the city of Foley at 251943-1300.
Snowbird Singles gather Jan. 15
The first 2015 meeting of the Gulf Coast
Snowbirds Single Club will be January 15 at
the Cactus Flower Restaurant, located in Gulf
Shores at Pelican Place Shopping Center. The
luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m.
Illinois
The Illinois Snowbird Club Tentative Activity Schedule: January 2 @ 10:00
Welcome Back Coffee – Orange Beach Sr. Activity
Center (Gail Brueggeman 981-6099); January
16 @ 8:00; Breakfast at LuLu’s (doors open at
7:45): Speaker TBA; January 20 @ 5:00;
Potluck and Games – Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center (Dixie hammer 815-757-8863);
January 22 @ 9:30, Book Club; January 30 @
8:00, Breakfast at LuLu’s (doors open at 7:45):
Speaker TBA; February 3 @ 5:00; Potluck and
Games – Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center
(Donna Troxell 948-2646); February 7 @
10:00; Bratfest at GS Activity Center (Doris
hulett 309-846-8808); February 11 @ 7:00,
Snowbird Play (Mary Jane Munsell 9484912); February 13 @ 8:00, Breakfast at
LuLu’s (doors open at 7:45): Speaker TBA;
February 14 @ 7:30, Firemen’s Pancake
Breakfast at Eric Meyer Center (Doris hulett
309-846-8808); February 19 @ 9:30, Book Club
– Book TBA; February 20 @ 11:00, Low Country Boil (Doris hulett 955-2096); February 21
@ 5:00, Missouri Trivia Night (Jim Brueggeman 981-9485); February 24 @ 12:00, Picnic
and Games: (Dixie hammer 815-757-8863);
February 26 @ TBA Illinois Snowbird Golf
Tournament; February 27 @ 8:00, Breakfast
at LuLu’s (doors open at 7:45): Speaker TBA;
March 13 @ 8:00, Breakfast at LuLu’s (doors
open at 7:45) – No formal program.
Church Service at Plantation
Snowbird church service is held Sunday at
9am at the Plantation Resort on Ft. Morgan
Road. The group meets in the Sandpiper room
under the pool dome of Bldg.#4. For more information call Kent Gerber at 336-529-2372.
Wisconsin
By Nancy Durgin
The Wisconsin Sno-bird Club will be meeting
at a NEW location in January and February the Orange Beach Event Center (OBEC) just
west of the Wharf. Please be aware of that
when you come to the first meeting on
Wednesday, January 7. We meet at 8:30 am
for coffee and donuts with the meeting beginning at 9 am. Be sure to wear your name tag
and bring any of the following that you have
collected: Boxtops for education, Campbells
soup labels, Nestle water bottle labels, pop
tops from aluminum cans, empty printer cartridges, motel-size toiletries and manufacturer coupons for our military overseas.
Remember that we have a book and puzzle
exchange at each meeting! Sign-ups for
RSVP club events will be taken at the meet-
ings also.
There will be cards at the harry Roberts
Center in Gulf Shores on Fridays at 9 am and
Golf on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please contact Kenn with any questions: 251-976-2463
OR [email protected]
Wednesday, January 7 - 8:30 am meeting at
OBEC; Wednesday, January 14 - Breakfast at
Tacky Jack's - RSVP at meeting; Wednesday,
January 21 - 8:30 am meeting at OBEC; Monday, January 26 - Golf fun day - RSVP at
meeting; Thursday, January 29 - Potluck picnic at Orange Beach Community Center
(NOTE: this will be at our original meeting
place!); Wednesday, February 4 - 8:30 am
meeting at OBEC.
Iowa
By Fran Gruenhaupt
Steve and Chris hedlund, Iowa-Alabama
Snowbird Club Co-presidents, have announced that breakfasts will be held the second and fourth Wednesday mornings at 8:30
AM, January 14 and 28 and February 11 and
25. The NEW location for the $9 breakfasts
will be at Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach. Breakfast will be served in the Perdido Ballroom,
Conference Center, 1st floor, with a covered
drive-up drop off area and easy parking. The
Iowa-Alabama Snowbirds welcome any
Iowans or their guests to the snowbird breakfasts and activities.
Reservations for breakfasts can be made on
the sign-up sheet on the club website, IowaAlabamagulfcoastsnowbirdsclub.org, (preferred) or by calling Shari DeCook at
641-521-0929 or Sharon hesselmann at 563357-2721. Please do not email reservations.
The club will have a 50/50 lottery at its breakfasts with the profits being used to defray expenses for prizes at the cocktail parties and
the golf outings.
Iowa Cocktail Parties will be held Friday,
January 23 at the Caribe, 28103 Perdido
Beach Boulevard,Orange Beach, 5-7 PM in
Building C and Friday, February 6 at Phoenix
on the Bay, Orange Beach, 5-7 PM. No RSVP
is required. Bring a dish to share and your
own beverages. A Pizza Party will be held
with the date to be announced on the website
as soon as it is scheduled.
The golfing sign-up and many other activities are listed on the Iowa-Alabama Snowbird
website.
Sweet Harmony Chorus will
meet weekly beginning Jan. 5
Sweet harmony Chorus is a group of woman
(mainly snow birds) who like to sing woman’s
Capella music in the barbershop close harmony style. They meet weekly beginning
January 5th through March; starting at 2:00
– 4:00 in the Choir Room of the Gulf Shores
united Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores
Parkway, Gulf shores Alabama 36542... They
are often invited to perform at places like the
Gulf State Park RV Park, the Sea Breese RV
Park or the Luxury RV Park, and other venues. The Sweet harmony ladies invite any
women who would enjoy this type of singing
to join us on Mondays at 2 to 4 pm.
For more information call Pamula Rustan,
director at 251-224-4953 or Sue Jones at 314422-0136.
Join our sisters in song for lots of fun and
harmony.
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A deserving Roast for Flora-Bama’s Joe Gilchrist
Accolades were numerous, as were personal stories paying
tribute to the man’s innate generosity. Recognition awards
and proclamations came from as far away as New york City
and Washington, and included presentations from county
commissioners, 4-star generals and various other elected
and appointed officials.
But the highlight of the Dec. 15 roast of Flora-Bama owner
Joe Gilchrist was a story from John McInnis, co-owner of
the best known beach bar in the country. The story was
about a road trip a group of Panhandle business owners
took to South Florida for a George W. Bush re-election
fundraiser. In the car on the way to the event, McInnis was
impressed that Gilchrist was wearing a dress shirt, tie and
sports jacket. But less so when he looked down and saw
Gilchrist was planning to meet the president while wearing
a pair of 10-year-old white Rebook tennis shoes.
A reticent McInnis gathered his courage and offered to
buy Gilchrist a new pair of shoes at a Parisians they passed
on the way to the fundraiser. Gilchrist agreed.
McInnis could not have known that 15 years later, he
would be talking from the Flora-Bama inside stage as
Gilchrist’s partner. But the story set the table for a night
full of laughter.
Publicist Dell Long organized and scheduled the roast,
which drew a standing room crowd and included musical
tributes from Flora-Bama musicians, including the lounge’s
original troubadour, Ken Lambert. Long will post a thank
you to those who helped with the three hour event in the
Jan. 7 Mullet Wrapper. Pictured: (top) Flora-Bama owners
Pat McClellan, Joe Gilchrist, & John McInnis; (below)
Gilchrist with various awards, including a proclamation
from u.S. Congress. (Lots more pictures at mulletwrapper.com). - Fran Thompson
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NEWS
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Darlene RyeMen’s Snowbird Coffee Club
The Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club
will hold their first meeting of the 2015 season at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, January 2 at
Gilbey’s Restaurant in Orange Beach. The
club will meet at the restaurant every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. for coffee. Membership information is available at these meetings.
The oldest continually active snowbird club
has more than 200 members plus spouses
from twenty-five states and three Canadian
provinces. Besides raising money for local
charities, the club holds golf outings for men
and women twice each week, sponsors weekly
casino trips and conducts breakfast meetings
for members and spouses each month. The
club also throws horseshoes on Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays at noon at Meyer
Park in Gulf Shores. The first breakfast meeting of the season will be at Gilbey’s Restaurant in Orange Beach on Friday, January 16
at 8:00 a.m.
Officers for the 2015 season are: David
Kushner, president, New york; Ed Siegfried,
vice president, Pennsylvania; Gary Davis, secretary, Wisconsin and Tom Williams, treasurer, Michigan. Kevin Probst from Alabama
will serve as sergeant-at-arms. Dale and Barb
Orchard of Michigan will schedule all golf
outings.
Michigan
By Lynn Wilhelm
The purpose of the Michigan Club in south
Alabama is to provide activities, communications and fellowship for current and former
residents of the State of Michigan. On December 11th over 70 Michigan Club members enjoyed a Christmas luncheon at the Compleat
Angler Restaurant. Many more events are
planned.
On Friday, January 2nd there will be a membership and golf sign up at the harry Roberts
Community Center in Gulf Shores from 3-5
p.m.
The first golf outing will be held at Gulf
Shores Golf Club. There will be a 12:00 shotgun start. Please call Karen Serafin (9486428) for more information. Golfers will be
heading to Lake Forest Golf Club in Daphne
on January 7th. Call Sherri Plumley (231690-2686) for information. Lynn Wilhelm
(967-1138) will be handling the Cotton Creek
outing on Monday, January 12th.
The Michigan horseshoe league starts on
Monday, January 5th at the park behind Our
Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Gulf
Shores. They play every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday at noon. Call Jim honkanen at
980-5757 for more information.
The first Michigan Club meeting for 2015 will
be held at the Ernie Meyer Center in Gulf
Shores on Thursday, January 8th. Doors open
at 9:00. Enjoy coffee and doughnuts and the
opportunity to sign up for many events before
the meeting starts at 10:00.
Canadians
The Canadian Snowbird luncheon will be at
Fisher's Restaurant, located at 27075 Marina
Road in Orange Beach, on Wednesday, February 11 at 1 p.m. The group had a small one
last year at Toby Keith's at the Wharf with a
positive turnout.
We would like to have more this year so
please contact Neil and Marlene Wannamaker
at 251-271-0222 or e-mail at [email protected] to register for the lunch. Please
spread the word to any other Canadians in
the area.
New York
By Frank Panczyszyn
New york will start the season with its first
luncheon on Thursday, January 8th at Cayman Grill, 26189 Canal Road, Orange Beach,
near the Public Library. They will gather for
registration and social time at 11AM, with
lunch to begin 1130AM. They will order from
a special menu and be provided separate
checks. $1 per person will be collected at registration to cover luncheon expenses, amenities, and future donations back to the
community. 50-50 raffle will also be used to
generate $$$ for community donations. A
speaker will be scheduled to talk on an appropriate topic. For reservations, please call
Tracy and Frank Panczyszyn (251) 981-3120,
no later than January 5th, 3 days before the
scheduled luncheon. Future luncheons will be
at Cayman Grill on January 22rd, February
5th and 19th , and March 5th.
Their annual golf outing will be schedule
later in February with details to follow.
The New yorkers will participate in the various winter snowbird fund raising functions:
Brat Fest, Feb 7; Pancake Breakfast, Feb 14;
Baldwin County heritage Museum Golf, Feb
19; Low Country Boil, Feb 20; Trivia Night,
Feb 21.
Other activities may include Ladies Luncheon, Valentine Brunch, Dinner Dances, Dolphin Cruise, Fishing Trip, Casino Trip, etc.
Anyone interested in helping with these or
other Ny Snowbirds social and volunteer activities, please call Tracy and Frank. More details will be provided at their first luncheon in
January.
Lulu's doors open for breakfast at 7:30, with
breakfast being served at 8:00 or 8:15. Our
very first program will be one that is almost a
tradition for us -- herb Malone of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau will welcome the
snowbird season back again and tell us of
what's been happening in the area since his
last report a year ago. This first meeting will
be opened by the Gulf Shores high School
ROTC kids, who will present the flag and lead
us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Coupon books
may be for sale.
Future breakfasts are also scheduled at
Lulu's on the second and fourth Thursdays of
each month, January, and February, with the
final breakfast being March 12. Watch for announcements for other events, and please
plan to be in attendance at all of our breakfasts to make note of all of our upcming activities. Breakfast cost is $9.00 per person, all
taxes and tips included, and includes a small
amount for the operational expenses of the Indiana Snowbird Club.
you are welcome to join us! Please call Jo
Strycker at 251-967-4444 or Bev Lockhart at
317-432-8708 for reservations at all breakfasts. Bev Lockhart, from unionville, Indiana
is president of the club, new Vice-presidents
are Jerry and Betty Quick, from Indianapolis.
Secretary is Sue Bowmer, from Greenfield,
and treasurers are Randy and Jan Pell, from
Gosport, Indiana.
At the 2nd Indiana Club breakfast, on January 22, the scheduled program is Dr. Nikki
Ward from the Gulf Coast Family Chiropratic
Center in Gulf Shores. you are all welcome.
WELCOME SNOWBIRD ISSUE IS JAN. 7
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Indiana
By Brad Strycker
Things are already forming up for the Indiana Snowbird Club for 2015. The first official
breakfast planned for the Indiana Snowbird
Club will be Thursday, January 8, at Lulu's.
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y
n
n
Fu s
Bone
By George Ridder
The factory foreman inspected
the shipment of crystal vases
leaving the plant, and approached his new packer. he
put his arm around the man’s
shoulder and said, “Well, Ole, I
see you did what I asked.
Stamped the top of each box,
‘This Side up, handle With
Care.’”
“yes sir,” the worker replied.
“And just to make sure, I
stamped it on the bottom too.”
••••••••••
Top Ten Caddy Comments...
Golfer: "Think I'm going to
drown myself in the lake."
Caddy: "Think you can keep
your head down that long?"
••••••••••
Golfer: "I'd move heaven and
earth to break 100 on this
course."
Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."
••••••••••
Golfer: "Do you think my game
is improving?"
Caddy: "yes sir, you miss the
ball much closer now."
••••••••••
Golfer: "Do you think I can get
there with a 5 iron?"
Caddy: "Eventually."
••••••••••
Golfer: "you've got to be the
worst caddy in the world."
Caddy: "I don't think so sir.
That would be too much of a coincidence."
••••••••••
Golfer: "Please stop checking
your watch all the time. It's too
much of a distraction."
Caddy: "It's not a watch - it's a
compass."
••••••••••
Golfer: "how do you like my
game?"
Caddy: "Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf."
••••••••••
Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin
to play on Sunday?"
Caddy: "The way you play, sir,
it's a sin on any day."
••••••••••
Golfer: "This is the worst
course I've ever played on."
Caddy: "This isn't the golf
course. We left that an hour
ago."
••••••••••
Golfer: "That can't be my ball,
it's too old."
Caddy: "It's been a long time
since we teed off, sir."
••••••••••
Top Ten Questions that Make
you Go huh?
- how much deeper would the
ocean be without sponges?
- If all the world is a stage,
where is the audience sitting?
- If you write a book about failure, and it doesn't sell, is it a
success?
- If love is blind, why is lingerie
so popular?
- If you ate pasta and antipasta,
would you still be hungry?
- If Superman is so smart, why
does he wear underpants over
his trousers?
- If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian
eat?
••••••••••
The 10 worst things to say to a
cop who pulls ou over...
10. your so-called "speed limits" mean nothing to me flatfoot. I live my life one quartermile at a time.
9. you again? I thought I lost
you at that last red light.
8. Aren't you going to strip
search me, big boy?
7. I am not the droid you're
looking for. you don't need to
see my papers.
6. Darn! My radar detector
must be broken again.
5. you better hurry up with
that ticket. Dunkin' Donuts
closes in 15 minutes.
4. you're not going to search
my trunk are you?
3. how about you watch my
friend Ben Franklin while I get
my registration?
2. Sorry I was speeding officer,
but your daughter said she had
to be home by eleven.
1. hey Barney! how are things
in Mayberry?
••••••••••
New year’s Diet for Stress...
Breakfast:
1/2 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
8 oz. skim milk
Lunch:
4 oz. lean broiled chicken breast
1 cup steamed spinach
1 cup herb tea
1 Oreo cookie
Mid-Afternoon Snack:
The rest of Oreos
2 pints Rocky Road ice cream
Nuts, cherries and whipped
cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce
Dinner:
2 loaves garlic bread
4 cans or 1 large pitcher Coke
1 large sausage, mushroom and
cheese pizza
3 Snickers bars
Late Evening Snack:
Entire frozen Sara Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from
freezer)
••••••••••
Stuff you wish you could say
at work...
- I'm trying to imagine you with
a personality.
- A cubicle is just a padded cell
without a door.
- Can I trade this job for what's
behind door #1?
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Lonely Vigil from Dennis Whitney.
A West Beach sunset from Winston McQuitery.
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