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Welcome to the City of Orange Beach's
community newsletter. 

Vol. 3, Issue 26

Coastal Alabama Business Chamber opens
Orange Beach office at The Wharf


An official grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Thursday, June 25 for the new Coastal Alabama Business Chamber office at The Wharf, Suite K-6 (in the front).

The office, which will also serve as a welcome center, was made possible through a partnership between the city, chamber and The Wharf. Orange Beach Public Works crews handled the build out of the office.

Kudos to all involved and remember to Shop Local! 

June 26, 2020: "Roadmap to Reopening Alabama Schools" announced by State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey

A two-page PDF titled "Parent's Guide to Alabama's Roadmap to Reopening Schools" was released during an Alabama State Department of Education news conference on Friday, June 26. The parent's guide says the following: 

“In looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year, we know many challenges lie ahead, but it is the intention of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) that all schools reopen this fall under the following guiding principles.”

Read the full guide and download a PDF on the City Website at Parent’s Guide to Alabama’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools


Details on the latest state health order: Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order



For COVID-19 updates in Orange Beach, go to www.orangebeachal.gov/news/covid-19-updates.

Latest News

Blues Angels show July 8-11
to include portion of Orange Beach


PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 26, 2020) — The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) staff and air show performers have finalized the plans for the 2020 Pensacola Beach Air Show in July.

The four-day event program has been designed around social distancing in observance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the COVID-19 virus.

To further comply with CDC recommendations, the 2020 air show has no center point, which allows the footprint to be expanded substantially.

The modified program for 2020 will provide an air show from Park East on Pensacola Beach to Orange Beach, Ala. Fans of the Blue Angels will have an opportunity to view and hear the series of beach flyovers on July 8, 9, 10 and 11. [Note from City of Orange Beach: The portion of Orange Beach will include just fly overs, with the Blue Angels turning around at Perdido Pass.]

Each day will have similar flight maneuvers and each show will last 45 minutes, weather permitting. This expanded schedule will give the public four different opportunities to view the performances at least once.

To beat the summer heat and reduce the strain on available resources, each show day will begin at 10 a.m. with aerial displays along the beach.

On Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, three civilian acts will follow the Blue Angels performance, and these will be flown over Casino Beach from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

For all official updates, please visit https://visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-blue-angels/.

Orange Beach Festival of Art recognized
in Best of Bama 2020 Awards 

Along with the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, the city is thrilled to announce the Orange Beach Festival of Art's selection in the “Best of Bama” awards by the readers of Alabama Magazine! 

It is the festival's second year to receive the recognition. Kudos to Coastal Arts Center Director Desiree Blackwell, her dedicated staff, all of the artists, the festival steering committee, and various city departments that make the event possible and continue to improve it year after year. Well done!

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ set August 28-30

Mark your calendar: Orange Beach Community Theatre will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, on Friday, August 28th at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 29th at 7 p.m. and Sunday August 30th at 2 p.m. at the Event Center. General admission will be $15. Tickets go on sale July 1st and will be available for purchase online. Starting on July 1st, a link will be added to the homepage of the City Website at orangebeachal.gov.

Orange Beach Fire Rescue accepting applications for Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program

Orange Beach Fire Rescue is now accepting applications for the Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program (RVFP). The RVFP is designed to give young men and women an opportunity to pursue a career in Fire and Emergency Services.

Applicants that are accepted into the RVFP are expected to successfully complete Firefighter I/II training. After successfully completing the training and receiving their Firefighter I/II certification, they will be assigned to a regular shift in the Orange Beach Fire Department, where they will serve alongside our career members working 24 hour shifts performing all the duties of a firefighter, gaining valuable experience, and training to prepare them for a career with a full-time fire department.

Find complete details and a link to the application on the City Website: Orange Beach Fire Rescue accepting applications for Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program

Alabama announces July 3 closure
of Red Snapper season for private anglers


Please be aware that Red Snapper season for private anglers will closed on Friday, July 3, instead of July 19, because of quotas being met early. Full info from ADCNR is below. Please note that this does not apply to federally permitted charter boats.

From ADCNR:

After completing a review of the first 20 days of the proposed 2020 private angler red snapper season, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) anticipates the quota for the private angler red snapper season will be met on Friday, July 3, 2020. Therefore, Alabama waters will close to private angler and state-licensed charter red snapper fishing effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.

As of June 22, 2020, landing estimates show that anglers from private and state-licensed charter vessels have landed approximately 842,000 pounds of the 1.1 million-pound Alabama red snapper quota.

Anglers are reminded that the federal charter season for red snapper is open seven days a week until 12:01 a.m. on August 2, 2020. The federally permitted charter vessels are not under state management, any season adjustments for charter vessels will be made by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The federal waters off Alabama, outside 9 miles, will be open to anglers landing red snapper in other states that have open red snapper seasons. The possession of red snapper, in Alabama waters, is prohibited during the closed recreational season.

Read the full ADCNR release on the City Website:
 Alabama announces July 3 closure of Red Snapper season for private anglers

City offices closed Friday, July 3
in observance of Fourth of July


In observance of Independence Day, non-essential city offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. 

Trash and recycling will not be affected. All routes will run as normal. 

Offices will open for normal hours on Monday, July 6th. 

RELATED: 2020 Fourth of July fireworks shows in Orange Beach

CENSUS 2020  

Have you completed your 2020 Census? If not, take a few minutes and do this TODAY! You can complete your Census online at MY2020CENSUS.GOV or take it by phone at 1-844-330-2020. Find more information at census.alabama.gov.
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