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August 24, 2018
Mayor Facebook Live interview screenshot

In a candid, straight-talking Facebook Live interview led my musician and Orange Beach resident Jack Robertson on Thursday, August 23, Mayor Tony Kennon answered a wide range of questions from condo heights and traffic solutions to public safety and even keeping McDonald's open...

August 24, 2018
Community Potluck

The Monthly Community Potluck returns Monday, Sept. 3 at the Orange Beach Community Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30. Everyone is invited; just bring a dish or dessert to share.

On Sept. 3, Mike O’Rourke will lead a discusion and demonstration on streaming video. 

The monthly potlucks are held on the first Monday of each month, September through May....

August 24, 2018
2018 Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Save the Date! Area residents are urged to show their pride in Orange Beach’s waterways and beaches by participating in the 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 15th, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Volunteer check-in locations for clean up in Orange Beach include the Boggy Point Boat Launch and Cotton Bayou Public Beach. 

Volunteers are encouraged to...

August 24, 2018
Former Mayor Ronnie Callaway

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach

Did you know the City of Orange Beach is only 34 years old? While settlers first moved here in the 1800s, the city was not incorporated until 1984. To understand why citizens decided to incorporate, you must learn about Hurricane Frederic.

Frederic hit the Alabama Gulf Coast on September 12, 1979...

August 24, 2018
Lift boat offshore Cotton Bayou Beach, 8.22.2018

By John Mullen | August 22, 2018 | Original article at obawebsite.com

Phillip West is ready to put on his gear and swim out to try the newest attraction on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Walter Marine of Orange Beach is deploying 166 modules in three locations to create snorkel reefs.

"I know I’ll be donning a mask and snorkel,” West,...