News

July 6, 2018
Sea Sand and Stars in Orange Beach, Summer 2018

For the Steven W. Baker Sea, Sand & Stars Science and Nature Center, the first three weeks of being open to the public this summer has been an overwhelming success with more than 700 people experiencing the treasure behind Orange Beach Elementary School.

Thanks to funding approved by the Orange Beach City Council, Sea, Sand, & Stars is open to the public for the third summer in...

July 6, 2018
Seal of City of Orange Beach

The Orange Beach City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 10th, followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting. The public is invited to attend. 

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,...

July 5, 2018
Planning Commission Agenda

The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 for its work session followed by its 4 p.m. regular meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 4099 Orange Beach Blvd.

Full agenda packet

The agendas are as follows:...

July 5, 2018
Orange Beach Hotel in 1924

By Alex Wilkerson for City of Orange Beach

The Orange Beach Hotel was the first hotel built in the beach area. Construction began in 1923 and was completed in 1925.

The building overlooked Wolf Bay and was owned and operated by Hilda Dietz, daughter of James C. Callaway. Dietz opened the hotel with her husband Edward, who was a doctor from Ohio. The hotel was meant to...

June 29, 2018
Archery event at Orange Beach Rec Center

The annual Junior Marksmanship Program wraps up July 19 with an archery event.

The free program, conducted in conjunction with the State of Alabama, Department of Conservation, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, is open to children ages 8 to 15. Younger or older children may attend pending approval. For more information, call Chris Litton at 251-980-5946.

The archery...