December 22, 2017
Christmas City Hall

During the 2017 Christmas holiday in Orange Beach, all non-essential city offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25th and 26th. City offices will also be closed on New Year’s Day, which falls on a Monday like Christmas.

Trash and recycling routes will not run on either holiday.  All routes will run one day behind. For both holidays, residential routes will be serviced on...

December 21, 2017
New Waterway Bridge conceptual plan

By John Mullen (See Mullet Wrapper article at

The new road the Alabama Department of Transportation is planning from the Foley Beach Express to the Intracoastal Waterway will likely start and end with a bridge.

“You’ve got to be able to tie into the Beach Express...

December 19, 2017
Nick Cantrell and Maya Blume-Cantrell at Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach

By Karim Shamsi-Basha (Find the complete article and photos at

At the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, you might notice a gallery/studio space with functional pottery like bowls, mugs and plates, as well as sculptures.

The studio belongs to Maya Blume-Cantrell, an...

December 19, 2017
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The World Food Championships at The Wharf attracted individuals from across the country and around the world to Orange Beach in November, opening up new experiences for many.

Janice Nieder, a travel writer working on an ...

December 18, 2017
Orange Beach donates surplus fire truck to Repton Volunteer Fire Department

During the season of giving, it was fitting that a week before Christmas Repton Volunteer Fire Chief Joe Bartlett drove to Orange Beach with a few of his men to pick up a donated fire truck.

In November, the Orange Beach City Council agreed to donate the surplus 1992 KME Renegade Fire Truck and some small equipment to its longtime sister city, Repton, after Orange Beach received...