June 4, 2018
What to do if you find a baby mammal

The majority of our calls at this time of year are from concerned citizens who have found a baby squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, opossum, or some other mammal. More often than not, those babies are actually fine and have just been separated from mom. When people find baby mammals, it is their instinct to scoop them up and start raising them. However, the first step should be to try and get them...

June 1, 2018
City Council meeting

The Orange Beach City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting. Additionally, the council will hold an council meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, where it will go into executive session to discuss threatened and pending litigation.  

Following are the agendas for the meetings. Please note that the information...

June 1, 2018
Tessellated blenny photo by Ben Raines,

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Painted waters

The blues, greens, reds and silvers of Perdido Pass never fail to capture me. My friends mock me for my love of diving in Perdido Pass, but...

May 31, 2018
Full Moon Paddle in 2017

The City of Orange Beach Relay for Life Team is gearing up for its fourth summer of fun on the water with the popular Full Moon Paddles.  The paddles have become the number one fundraising effort for the Orange Beach Team.  

The events are held at the Wind & Water Learning Center at 26267 Canal Road, behind the Orange Beach Public Library.  Prior to participants pushing off into...

May 29, 2018
52nd Annual BBQ set June 9 at Orange Beach Community Center

The 52nd Annual Orange Beach Volunteer Fire Department BBQ will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - or until the 'Que runs out - at the Orange Beach Community Center, located at 27235 Canal Road, across the street from Fire Station No. 2.

This year it was decided to change up the BBQ fundraiser to reduce costs and waste. The fire department will be selling 4,500...