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People & Business Profiles

Simone Eli, WKRG Sports Director

People from Ohio that I’ve met in the Scenic 98 Coastal area, are especially knowledgeable when it comes to sports. What I’ve discovered is that there is a mid-western tenacity to get involved and make a difference in their communities. We are lucky that those who have migrated to the Gulf Coast have so many ties to all things Sports!

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Tidbits & Best Bets

All Weekend

South Alabama Land Trust:  Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Oct 4-7, see schedule for locations and times

Foley:  White Tie Rock Ensemble- A Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Oct 6 and 7, OWA Theater, 7- 9 PM

Orange Beach:  Orange Beach Freedom Fest at The Wharf, Oct 6 thru Oct 7, 7 PM

Pensacola:  Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, Oct 4 thru Oct 8

Mississippi Coast:  Cruisin’ the Coast, Mississippi’s Largest Block Party, Oct 1 thru Oct 8

Friday, October 6

Mobile:  The Mobile Ballet presents Eclectic, Mobile Civic Center, 7:30 PM

Grits and Greens at The Garage, 8 PM

Daphne:  Brigham Cason at Moe’s Original BBQ, 6- 10 PM

Orange Beach:  Mike Estep and John Keuler at the Tiki Bar at Safe Harbor Sportsman, 5- 8 PM

Saturday, October 7

Mobile:  Ashley McBride Devil I Know Tour, Saenger Theater, 8 PM

3rd Annual Zombie Run with Zombie Apocalypse, Oyster City Brewing, 5 PM

Dog River:  Happy Lemmy Returns to the River Shack, 5- 9 PM

Battleship Park:  Living History Crew Drill and 1940s Day, USS Alabama Memorial Park, 8 AM

Spanish Fort:  SALT Bird and Nature Expo, Five Rivers Delta Center 9 AM- 1 PM

Silverhill:  Houndog Music Fest Benefit at the Venue at Hidden Lakes, 4- 7 PM

Pensacola:  Corey Smith with Jeb Gipson at Vinyl Music Hall, 8 PM Opening Night, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra with Sara Davis Buechner Saenger Theater, 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 8

Mobile:  Kristy Lee at Callahan’s Irish Social Club, 7 PM

Fairhope:  Founder’s Day Concert w/ Baldwin Pops, Henry George Bluff Park, 5- 6:30 PM

Silverhill:  The Alabama Troubadours Celebrate John Prine, The Frog Pond, 2- 6 PM

Orange Beach:  Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson at The Wharf Amphitheater, 4 PM Flora-Bama Annual Octoberfest, 3- 6 PM

Pensacola:  Matt Rife, ProbleMATTic World Tour, Saenger Theater, Two Shows: 5 PM & 8 PM

Epicurean Delights

Le Bouchon, Daphne

Finding a nice place that is open for dinner on a Monday night on the Eastern Shore is often a challenge. I am lucky to have found a jewel in Le Bouchon, Wine and Tapas Bar in Daphne. On old Highway 98, just past Manci’s Antique Club, it's a destination all its own. I am a big fan of Caitlin Horne, chef at Kitchen on Main, and I heard that she cooks on Monday nights at this Bar, so I checked this off my to-do list.
Day Trippin'

Life on the Riviera, Italy and France

At the end of a long, hot summer, a group of eight friends journeyed to Italy and France in late August for a fantastic two-week experience. I will not bore you with all the details, but we were fortunate to have a seamless vacation with no problems with air travel, local transportation, food, or accommodations. We are very thankful for that!
People & Business Profiles

Liquid Life Vacation Rentals, Randy Hall, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach

Did you know that there are 15 million people who live close enough to drive to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in a day? That’s a lot of folks who can enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches and warm temperatures for pretty much the entire year.
Epicurean Delights

End of the Line Cafe, Jennifer Knight, Pensacola

One day while catching up with restaurateur, Charles Morgan, he told me about Jennifer Knight and the vegan restaurant she owns and operates in Pensacola called the End of the Line Cafe. ‘She’s got a great thing going on and you should do a story for Scenic 98 Coastal.”
People & Business Profiles

Gerhard Mathangani, Multimedia Journalist, WKRG

With the high school and college football seasons in full swing, I could feel the excitement in Gerhard Mathangani’, the latest member of the sports teams at WKRG. He arrived in March 2023, just in time to get a good look at which Region 1 area high school teams have the potential to go the distance in this year’s state football competition.
Water Side of Scenic 98

Coastal Conservation Association- Alabama, Blakeley Ellis, Executive Director

I’m beginning to better understand the nuances and relationships of the many organizations involved with conservation efforts in the Scenic 98 Coastal area. One that has been on my radar for a while is Coastal Conservation Association-Alabama. I met to get up to speed with its Executive Director, Blakeley Ellis at The Sloop in Gulf Shores.
People & Business Profiles

My Forever Home

I thought about telling our three adult (and married) daughters, “If your dad ever retires, we’ve decided to move to Alaska and become homesteaders” just to see their reaction. Would they just roll their eyes, and talk among themselves about how their parents had lost their minds?
Epicurean Delights

ORIGINAL OYSTER HOUSE, Celebrating 40 Years, Gulf Shores, Mobile Causeway

It’s been my experience with so many Southerners possessing a discerning palate, that your average restaurant will be just a flash in the pan, or part of a conversation that goes something like, “What was that place before it became whatchamacallit?”
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