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Community Endeavors

Fostering Entrepreneurs, The Innovation Portal, Todd Greer, Mobile

Scenic 98 Coastal enjoys supporting small businesses and telling their stories. Small business owners bring unique aspects to the area and enrich the community with positive direction. Every small business has to start somewhere; often, a good idea comes to fruition in an incubator program.

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Tidbits & Best Bets

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All Weekend

Mobile:  The Miracle Worker, Playhouse in the Park, Fri. & Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

Orange Beach:  Flora-Bama Spring Break Duckman Jam, Saturday, Apr 13- Sunday, April 14

Loxley:  35th Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival, Loxley Municipal Park, Saturday, April 13, Sunday, April 14

Pensacola:  PaddleFest: Big Lagoon State Park, Thursday thru Saturday, April 11- 13

Pensacola Beach:  Pensacola Beach Fire Fighter’s Challenge 2024, Fri., April 12, Sat., April 13

Epicurean Delights

Sunday Supper at The Hope Farm

Sunday evening, Linda and I had a great time attending the Sunday Supper at The Hope Farm. Held in the Barn, the newest addition to The Hope farm’s dining options, the idea is to recreate the Southern tradition of Sunday family dinners. 
Community Endeavors

Behind the Scenes with WKRG, News 5, at Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival

The 72nd Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival took place this past weekend, and the exclusive broadcast partner was the news and weather team from WKRG News 5. On Friday, I was invited to tag along to watch a full day of festival reporting. By all measures, it was a fun-filled experience!
Day Trippin'

Monroeville Literary Festival

A few weeks ago, Linda and I ventured north to attend the Monroeville Literary Festival. This two-day event is held annually in the upstairs courtroom of the Monroe County Courthouse, the setting of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. By all measures, it exceeded our expectations.
Events That Inspire

Fort Morgan Oyster Fest

Grilled oysters, fried oysters, raw oysters, oyster stew; I sound like Bubba Gump and his shrimp choices, yet this is what we tasted at the Annual Fort Morgan Oyster Festival, held the weekend of February 24- 25 at the Beach Club. Since festivals of every kind are held in our area, I expected long lines and crowds, but this festival was like a big private party, in a beautiful setting, with music, games, and incredible oysters!
Epicurean Delights

Dropout Bakery, Lacey Evans and William Allam, Mobile, Alabama

When two students decide that college isn’t their thing, but know that they have always wanted to own their own business, what would be an appropriate name to call their business? Dropout Bakery is the answer. 
Day Trippin'

Cruising the Coast of Belize with Offshore Sailing School

Having just returned from my third cruise in Belize, I can report that it is still one of the most beautifully pristine pieces of water a sailor can visit in this part of the world. 
Artsy Side Of Life

Books by the Bay: Pensacola's Premier Literary Event

Meeting up for lunch at The Barn at Hope Farm with the dynamic event coordinator, Tonya Dalhaus, was an exciting hour for both of us. We discovered we have a mutual friend, Heather Mitchell, a sketch artist. 
Events That Inspire

What Would Mama Do? A True Tale

Lila Pennington Ryals’s mother died in 1931, just days before her ninth birthday, and her dad didn’t want to care for the last of his six children. She and her younger brother, Buddy, were left to their own devices to feed themselves, manage their health care, get through school, and provide for their safety. 
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