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August 6, 2018
TripAdvisor Top 20 list

Posted by TripAdvisor under the headline “America’s 20 Most Kid-Friendly Places For A Family Vacation (Plus Top Attractions They’ll Love)

From secret handshakes to favorite desserts, you already know that every family is different, and every family vacation should be, too. Because there’s no...

August 6, 2018
Orange Beach Surf Rescue

With summer coming to an end, Orange Beach Surf Rescue wants to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to be safe when visiting and spending time at the beach.

Year to date (as of August 5, 2018), Orange Beach lifeguards have performed 178 water rescues in 2018, including 45 for the month of August. Lifeguards are there for the public’s protection but Surf Rescue asks all visitors...

August 3, 2018
Fiber optics

Due to lack of reservations by residents, the Orange Beach City Council - following the recommendation of the Orange Beach Telecommunications and Technology Committee - has ended the city’s support of a non-exclusive economic development partnership with CenturyLink to offer fiber internet in neighborhoods.

Launched nearly a year ago, the fiberhood initiative divided the city into seven...

August 3, 2018
Orange Beach Council Chambers

The Orange Beach City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 7th, followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Following are the agendas for the meetings. Please note that the information below may not be the most up-to-date information. For the full and most up-to-date agendas and attachments, go to...

August 2, 2018
Oxen pull a wagon full of sap to a Turpentine still

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach

What is turpentine and how did the industry influence Orange Beach’s growth? Turpentine is a fluid that is distilled from the sap of living trees. A popular tree used for the production of turpentine is the pine tree.

In the 1800s, turpentine had many different uses. The liquid as well as rosin, the solid material left behind...