December 14, 2018
Willy Wonka auditions flyer

The City of Orange Beach Expect Excellence Theater Program will hold open auditions on Thursday, January 10th for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids play.

Auditions for children, third grade and up, and adults will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Orange Beach Recreation Center.

Those auditioning need to arrive with a short monologue and song of their choice prepared. No...

December 14, 2018
Christmas decorations at city hall

During the Christmas holiday, non-essential City of Orange Beach offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24th-25th.  

Trash and recycling routes will run one day behind starting the day after Christmas. Tuesday trash pickup will be Wednesday, December 26th, Wednesday’s recycle pick up will be on Thursday, December 27th, and Friday's trash pickup will be on Saturday,...

December 12, 2018
Orange Beach city staff and Garden Club member Linda Tucker are photographed in front of decorations at City Hall in December 2017 after the city earned first place in the business category for the Orange Beach Garden Club's annual "Light Up Orange Beach" contest.

The Orange Beach Garden Club's annual “Light Up Orange Beach” contest will award cash to the owners of the best-decorated homes, and recognize local businesses that are all decked out for Christmas. 

For over 30 years, the Garden Club has held this annual contest.

This year, judging for first, second and third place in the residential and business categories is scheduled to take...

December 10, 2018

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a new rule to increase the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the Red Snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico, which will...

December 7, 2018
100 Best Places to Retire Cover 2018

Houston, TX (Dec. 4, 2018) – Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL, has been selected as a top retirement destination in the sixth edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire,” a comprehensive guidebook of the country’s most appealing retirement towns. The book, edited and published by the experts at Where to Retire, is available online at