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Vol. 2, Issue 34

Coastal Arts Center to host Local Arts celebration

Join us tomorrow (Saturday, August 24th) at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach to Celebrate Local Arts. The free event and open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by and see live demonstrations and artist talks:

  • Tara Gifford, Jewelry
  • Greg Hoff, Lampworking - glass
  • Tara Kellner, Mixed Media
  • Lorraine Owen, Acrylics
  • Pat Page, Mixed Media
  • Alonzo Phillip, Illustration
  • Jane Selliers, Acrylics
  • JD and Michael Swiger, Mixed Media
  • Music by John Brust, piano; and Jerry Anderson, guitar

For those who made appointments, hot glass and clay classes will be ongoing during the event. The Coastal Arts Center is at 26389 Canal Road. For more information, call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or visit www.coastalartscenter.com.

Latest News
BILL SILVERS - REMEMBER YOUR FRIEND

The community gathered Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Christian Life Church to celebrate the life of retired Public Works Director and former Building Official Bill Silvers, who passed away on August 18th in Orange Beach under the care of Community Hospice, his daughter Pamela Davis, his son Councilman Jeff Silvers, and other family. Bill Silvers built most of the city’s buildings and facilities, including the sportsplex. He is pictured above during the construction of Waterfront Park in 2001. After remembrances from his son Rob Silvers and grandchildren Chase Silvers and Casey Silvers, it was clear that Bill was the stalwart paternal pillar of his family. For the Orange Beach community, today and for generations to come, his legacy will live on through the lasting pillar of friendship. In the eulogy, Rob Silvers said it best, “When you drive down the boulevard and see William Silvers Parkway think of his friendship. When you go to the library or post office or the Rec Center or the kids park, think of his friendship. When the holidays come around and you see the holiday ornaments on the light fixtures up and down the road - he loved that - think of his friendship. When you notice that the roadways are clean, there’s no trash in Orange Beach, when you see that remember him and think of his friendship. When you drive by Sun Swept or Lai Lani or Ole River, think of his friendship. Or any of the other places he had his hands in building, remember your friend.”

SAVE THE DATE: Town Hall meeting October 1st 

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and the City Council invite the public to a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at the Orange Beach Event Center. The Town Hall will start immediately following the 5 p.m. City Council meeting, which will also be held at the Event Center. Topics will include transportation, schools and any pressing issues from citizens. The public is highly encouraged to attend. 

Senior Center September activities announced

The Orange Beach Adult/Senior Activity Center has announced its September 2019 Excursions and Events. Visit the City Website to see the Senior Center's September calendar and newsletter. 

SCHOOL NEWS 

What a night on Thursday! Orange Beach schools celebrated another first as they welcomed the band and fall athletes into the season with the inaugural "Meet the Makos" at the Orange Beach Event Center! #MakoNation See photos on the Orange Beach High School Facebook page



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Save the Date: Sept. 21 Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the 32nd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 8 a.m. until noon. Cleanup sites in Orange Beach include Boggy Point and Cotton Bayou Public Beach. Shuttling to the islands will be provided for anyone participating in the Boggy Point cleanup. For more information, visit www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com.


IN THE NEWS

OBA Website: Rare green turtle nest begins hatching in Orange Beach
WKRG 5: 2nd ever reported green sea turtle nest in Alabama begins hatching
WKRG 5: New bike-share program at Gulf State Park
NBC 15: 
$22M Gulf Shores freestanding ER proposal heads to state health officials
NBC 15: Sports tourism brings big numbers to the Gulf Coast
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