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Vol. 5, Issue 45


On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and their dredging contractor Mike Hooks LLC completed the dredging of Perdido Pass after about a month of work. More than 250,000 cubic yards of sand has been added to the west side of the pass. The project removed the equivalent of 12,000 dump trucks-worth of sand from the pass.

The project is a win-win for the city with the pass deeper for vessels and the extra sand was needed on the west side of the pass jetty. 

While the dredging is complete it will take some time to demobilize and remove all of the piping and equipment. The public is urged to use caution in the area until everything is removed. 

Find more details on the Fox10 News report: Month-long Perdido Pass dredge project creates new beach west of jetty
Latest News

Be sure to exercise your right to vote in the General Election this Tuesday, November 8th. Voters will be deciding who will be our governor, lieutenant governor and U.S. senator, among many other posts.  View the sample ballot on the Baldwin County website or click on one of the images below. 

Orange Beach residents vote at the Orange Beach Community Center (Voting Precinct 41), 27235 Canal Road. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Ono Island residents vote at The Harriett Cockrell Center (Voting Precinct No. 51), 31692 Dolphin Drive. Ono Island is not part of the City of Orange Beach, it is in the unincorporated area of Baldwin County. 

There is a lot on the ballot, including 10 amendments, so be prepared.

Gulf Coast Media did a good roundup of what to expect, as follows:

Lane closure next week on East Canal Road

Pardon Our Progress - Please be aware that on Monday, November 7th, and Wednesday, November 9th, East Canal Road is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane in the area of the road-widening construction between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.. The contractor needs to install a storm sewer crossing underneath the roadway necessitating the need for the lane closure.

Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6th at 2 a.m.

It's a good time to check your smoke detectors as well and change batteries, if needed. 

This Monday's Community Potluck to feature annual first-responder awards

The Orange Beach Community Association will honor Orange Beach first responders at the November Community Potluck this Monday, November 7th at 6 p.m. at the Community Center.  A police officer and a firefighter will be honored at the annual appreciation night. 

The Monthly Community Potluck is open to anyone. It is requested that those attending bring a side dish or dessert, or a $5 donation if you are unable to bring a food item to contribute to the meal.

Doors open at 6 p.m. dinner starts at 6:30 and the program at 7 p.m. Monday's entrée will be fried chicken.  

The Orange Beach Community Center is at 27235 Canal Road.


It was a great turnout Friday morning for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum at the Orange Beach Event Center. Beth Gendler, President & CEO of the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism, gave a full tourism update. The presentation is available now on the tourism bureau’s website.

City offices closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, non-essential city offices will be closed on Friday, November 11th, with the exception of the Orange Beach Golf Center. 

Trash and recycling will not be affected. All routes will run as normal. City offices will open, with normal hours, on Monday, November 14th.

A sincere thank you goes out to all of our veterans. 


Registration for the City of Orange Beach's Youth Basketball and Flag Football 2022-23 winter season will be open through Sunday, November 6, 2022 for boys and girls ages 5-12.

The registration fee is $80 for each sport.

Skins Game this Sunday at Golf Center

The Orange Beach Golf Center will host the monthly Skins Game on Sunday, November 6th, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The public is welcome. There are Skins on all 18 holes, a closest-to-the-pin contest, and $250 for a hole-in-one on any of the 18 holes. Cost is $5.50 for Golf Center members and $22 for non-members. Registration starts at noon. Each player places $5 to a pot for Skins and $5 in a pot for closest-to-the-pin. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served prior to the tournament. 

The Orange Beach Golf Center is located at 4700 Easy Street, off of Canal Road.  The 9-Hole, Par-3 Course is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the lighted Driving Range is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, call 251-981-GOLF (4653). 



Ring Season

It's GAMEDAY! The Orange Beach High School Football Team hosts Booker T. Washington High School in the first round of the 4A State Playoffs at 7 tonight at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Come out and show your support! Get your tickets on GoFan. Go Makos!

Also, congratulations to to Chris Pearson on his selection to the North/South All-Star Game!


Varsity Cheer is State bound! The squad did an amazing job at super regionals on Thursday in Mobile, where they got a bid to State. They'll be headed to Birmingham in December! Go Makos!

Follow all of the latest happenings at Orange Beach City Schools on the Orange Beach City Schools Facebook page

Orange Beach City Board of Education 

Orange Beach City Schools launches newsletter, The Current

Click on the following link or on the image to read the first edition of Orange Beach City Schools' newsletter, The Current. Administration and staff are excited for the community to learn more about the incredible things happening in our schools. Each month they will highlight specific topics and spotlight members of our school community. We hope you enjoy it!


Upcoming scheduled meetings and/or work sessions:
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:30 P.M. Work Session followed by 5:30 P.M. Regular Meeting in Council Chambers
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 4:30 P.M. Work Session followed by 5:30 P.M. Regular Meeting in Council Chambers
Find more information on the Orange Beach City Schools website at

School Websites

Orange Beach Elementary School:

Orange Beach Middle/High School:


Find all of the latest school news on Facebook at: 

Frank Brown Fest songwriters to perform at Coastal Arts Center on Nov. 10

The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach will host Frank Brown Festival songwriters from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, November 10th.

It will be a great night of music with gifted songwriters.

  • 6-7 p.m. - Runaway Home (Mark Elliott & Gary Culley)
  • 7:15-8:45 p.m. - Bevery Jo Scott, Rick Whaley and Bo Roberts

Tickets are $15 and on sale at the Arts Center. Seating is limited so tickets must be reserved by calling the art center at 251-981-ARTS (2787). 

A donation beer/wine bar will be provided by the Friends of the Arts.

This event is part of the 38th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival that will feature more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida / Alabama Gulf Coast from November 3rd-13th, 2022. The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. For more information, visit

One more thing to note....

On Thursday, the art center will have one super special guest who has personal ties to the property. Don't miss Bevery Jo Scott, performing with Bo Roberts and Rick Whaley. Beverly Jo currently lives in Belgium and has served as a coach on the Belgian version "The Voice." She has several gold and platinum hits, has made six studio albums, two lives, three compilations, a Janis Joplin live tribute and two documentaries. Beverly Jo has longstanding memories of this property when the Campbells owned it and she was friends with Mrs. Sandy Campbell. Come hear her beautiful voice as she shares her memories with us.

Bo Roberts' first job playing guitar was with John Fogerty. He was also lead guitarist and band leader for Hank Jr. for three years, and lead guitarist for Gene Watson. He has multiple songwriting credits about which he will share his stories of writing them.

Rick Whaley is truly an experienced, schooled musician and strong vocalist. He's been on both sides of the glass in many studios as a guitarist, bassist, singer, engineer and producer.
'Visions of Christmas' returns Nov. 17-19 to Orange Beach Performing Arts Center

Mark your calendar to start the Christmas season off right! "Visions of Christmas - A Musical Celebration" will hit the stage Nov. 17-19 at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free, but reservations are required! Get tickets at

Visions of Christmas, a variety show by the Expect Excellence Music Department, is a high energy community-led Christmas production. Patrons will have the opportunity to see everything from comedy, to rock, to classical and so much more. Come and celebrate the season with Expect Excellence.

The show is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th; Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. The Thursday and Friday performances will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Saturday's showtime is 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1 p.m.


Be sure to check out all of the happenings at the Orange Beach Public Library. The November Children & Teen Calendar 2022 is available now. Find more information on the Orange Beach Public Library Facebook page
Soles4Souls shoe drive underway

The 5th annual Soles4Souls (S4S) shoe drive is underway at The Caribe in Orange Beach. They are collecting new and used shoes through a partnership with S4S, which will distribute the shoes to those in need and in poverty-stricken areas. Shoes go to shelters, and communities in need, and helping people in low-income communities create sources of income.

They will be accepting shoe donations from November 1st to December 10th.  Shoe drop-off locations include the Caribe Resort front gate at 28103 Perdido Beach Blvd., and the Copper Kettle Tea Bar at 106 N. Chicago St. in Foley.

Any type of shoe can be donated, including boots, heels, kids' shoes, sandals, etc.  
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