Sports & Fitness

Pressure is a Privilege, Maysie Douglas, Bayside Academy Volleyball

Throughout the Scenic 98 Coastal communities, graduating high school seniors celebrate the end of their primary education and make plans for the future. It is an exciting time for all involved, but a bit of trepidation and separation anxiety is thrown in, too. Our next-door neighbor, Jake Prati, a recent St. Paul’s Episcopal School graduate, is off to Auburn in the Fall. 

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Tidbits & Best Bets

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All Weekend

Orange Beach:  Trevor Finlay LIVE at Flora-Bama and Coastal, May 23- May 28

Foley:  Aloha Summer Kickoff Party, Downtown OWA, May 24- 26

Thursday, May 23

Mobile:  Lee Yankie LIVE at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 7 PM

Fairhope:  Hunter Pipkin LIVE at  American Legion Post 199, Tiki Beach Bar, 6 PM

Day Trippin'

A Lot Goes on at the BLUEGILL Restaurant on the Causeway!

On May 18, the First Wooden Boat Show will be held at the BLUEGILL Restaurant on the Causeway in Spanish Fort. The Facebook marketing for the event caught my eye and I decided to learn more. Wooden boats have reached a nostalgic level in today's modern world, and many are still being used.
Dive Bars & Music

Flora-Bama: The World's Most Iconic Beach Bar, Ala-Fla State Line

Growing up in the Scenic 98 Coastal area, all beaches along the Central Gulf of Mexico were fair game. The Jewels of the Mississippi Coast to the far reaches of Mexico Beach, Florida were considered our playground. We often found ourselves at Dauphin Island, Sand Island, Ft. Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Pensacola Beach. But there was a special affection for Orange Beach and the Perdido Key area.
Dive Bars & Music

Top 5 Events to Watch in May

The saying “April Showers bring May Flowers” comes from the United Kingdom, and although spring flowers are already blooming throughout the Scenic 98 Coastal area, May still brings a lot of change. Students will soon be free for the summer, traffic from the weekly beach migration is ramping up, and rising temperatures remind us to take advantage of the weather before the dog days of summer commence.
Community Endeavors

WKRG Gulf Coast Home and Outdoor EXPO, Trish Thornhill, Daphne

The second annual Gulf Coast Home and Outdoor Expo will be held at the Daphne Civic Center on Saturday, May 4 from 9 AM until 3 PM. This is an opportunity for homeowners thinking about improving their indoor or outdoor space to meet and ask questions to over 40 vendors who are experts in the business. It is a one-stop shop of everything you need to know to get those home improvement projects off the ground. 
Epicurean Delights

Shotgun Bar-B-Que, Cliffs Landing Road, Bay Minette, Alabama

The second annual Gulf Coast Home and Outdoor Expo will be held at the Daphne Civic Center on Saturday, May 4 from 9 AM until 3 PM. This is an opportunity for homeowners thinking about improving their indoor or outdoor space to meet and ask questions to over 40 vendors who are experts in the business. It is a one-stop shop of everything you need to know to get those home improvement projects off the ground. 
People & Business Profiles

Saunders Yachtworks, John Fitzgerald, Gulf Shores

In March, Linda and I attended the annual Saunders Yachtworks Boatyard Bash party held at their facility in Gulf Shores. They host the party annually in conjunction with The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show each year. I’ve always been intrigued by Saunders Yachtworks.
People & Business Profiles

Andy MacDonald Welcomes Pickers to Iconic Guitar Shop in Stapleton

Andy MacDonald has a particular vision for his guitar shop in Stapleton, the iconic Picker’s Paradise. It should have a warm and welcoming vibe, for sure, and a strong focus on vintage instruments and traditional music.
Water Side of Scenic 98

Dan Green, Salt of the Earth and Water, Gulf Breeze

Andy MacDonald has a particular vision for his guitar shop in Stapleton, the iconic Picker’s Paradise. It should have a warm and welcoming vibe, for sure, and a strong focus on vintage instruments and traditional music.
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