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

Vol. 5, Issue 23

RESPECT OUR WATERWAYS 

As a reminder during the Red Snapper fishing season, do not discard fish carcasses in our waterways. It is illegal and continues to be a problem. For all boaters, please dispose of unwanted bait and gutted fish well offshore, not at a marina or in inland waterways. If fish are gutted on land, double bag the fish waste and properly dispose of the bag in a covered trash can. Please keep our waterways clean! 

Red Snapper season for private anglers started on Friday, May 27th. The season will consist of four-day weekends, Friday through Monday, and will continue until the private angler quota is projected to be met. June 1st was the first day of red snapper season for Alabama charter (for-hire) boats with federal reef fish permits. It will be an 79-day season for 2022 running to August 19, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. local time.

Find more information on the City Website: Alabama’s Red Snapper Season Opens May 27.



Heed No Wake / Idle-Only zones

With the busy summer season upon us, it’s important for all boaters and those on watercraft to please help keep everyone safe by knowing and abiding by the No Wake / Idle-Speed rules, which covers Terry Cove, Cotton Bayou and Old River, among other areas. For more information and maps, visit www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/community-dev/orange-beach-no-wake-zone-map.


Latest News
City Council to meet June 7

The Orange Beach City Council is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 7th in the Council Chambers at City Hall, followed by the Committee of the Whole work session. The council meeting will be streamed live on the city's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orangebeach. Once complete, the agendas are posted at https://orangebeach.novusagenda.com/agendapublic

Senior Center June 2022 Newsletter and Calendar

The Orange Beach Adult/Senior Activity Center's Shoreline News newsletter and calendar are available now. Find all the details on the City Website: Orange Beach Senior Center June 2022 Newsletter and Calendar.

Friends of Army Aviation return with helicopter flights on June 15-16 in Orange Beach

On June 15 and June 16, the nonprofit Friends of Army Aviation group is scheduled to return to Orange Beach to offer rides in a vintage Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1 “Huey” combat helicopter from the helipad near Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf.

The flights will begin at 9 a.m., weather permitting, each day and go to 7 p.m. on June 15 and 5 p.m. on June 16.  Each flight will last approximately 10 minutes and the cost is $75 per person. 

Tickets can be purchased onsite during flight days or in advance on the Friends of Army Aviation website: 

There is room for up to 10 people on each flight.  Children must be at least 2 years old and big enough to be safely buckled in a seatbelt. Young children cannot ride in a parent's lap. All minors under the age of 16 must ride with a parent or guardian. Children 16-17 may ride with parents/guardians written permission.

The public is invited to come out and experience history along with breathtaking views of Orange Beach. Take a break from the sun and sand and head over to the Wharf. 

For more information, visit https://friendsofarmyaviation.org/.

Orange Beach City Board of Education 


Upcoming scheduled meetings and/or work sessions: 
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022,  4 P.M. - Special Meeting in Council Chambers
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10:30 A.M. - Work Session in E&E Conference Room

SCHOOL NEWS
 

MAKO ATHLETICS

CONGRATULATIONS, MAKO CHEERLEADERS!
 
Congratulations to the Mako Cheerleaders! While at camp in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, both squads won first place in the camp routine and the varsity squad won all superior!  


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO EMILY WATSON FOR BEING NAMED AN ALL-STAR FOR THE SOUTH TEAM!


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAKO SOCCER PLAYERS NAMED TO THE ALL-AREA TEAM!


 



Summer Sports Camp registration closes on Friday, June 10th

Orange Beach High School is partnering with the City of Orange Beach in creating a full slate of summer sport camps during the month of June. Each camp is for rising first-graders to rising 6th-graders and the cost is $20. Camps will include softball, tennis, cheer, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball and baseball.

The participant can be registered for more than one camp at no extra cost. 

Campers will receive a free Mako Athletics Youth Camp T-shirt. Campers can also wear this T- Shirt to gain free admission to ALL Mako Athletic home regular season events.

The camps will be run by the Head High School Coaches and their teams. 

All parents wishing for their child to participate must sign up through ActiveNet from May 23rd through Friday, June 10th.

Click here to register for the 2022 Summer Sports Camp(s).

For more information, please contact John Mcintosh at 251-200-8155 or jmcintosh@orangebeachal.gov.

 


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Full Moon Paddle fundraiser set for June 12

The City of Orange Beach Wind & Water Learning Center will host a Full Moon Paddle on Wolf Bay on Sunday, June 12th.

The fundraiser for the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center will include dinner, provided by Luna’s, starting at 6:15 p.m., with entertainment by Spicy Danger. The paddle will start at 7 p.m. 

The Wind & Water Learning Center is at 26267 Canal Road, behind the Orange Beach Public Library.  

Registration fee is $30 per person.  Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at noon Friday, June 10th. Online registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolf-bay-full-moon-paddle-june-12-tickets-348049404137

Print out a registration form for the June 12th Full Moon Paddle or pick one up at any city recreation facility in Orange Beach.  

All funds raised go directly to the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center.

  • Participants must bring their own kayak or canoe, lifejacket and white light (headlamps work best). 
  • Participants must wear life jackets during the paddle. 
  • Paddling experience is necessary for this event that covers 3-5 miles depending on condition. 
  • It is not an event for beginners or young children. 

For more information, contact WWLC Coordinator Jackie McGonigal at 251-974-7245 or on her cell at 251-424-5909 or via email at jmcgonigal@orangebeachal.gov.

 


CPR CLASS SET FOR JUNE 7

The Orange Beach Fire Department hosts CPR courses on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. The next one is this Tuesday, June 7th. The course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs first aid and/or CPR training and a course completion card for a job or other regulatory licensing requirements. Sign up for a course today by calling 251-597-0472. The cost is $26 and the card is included.

'A TOUCH OF MAGIC' SET FOR JUNE 23-25 AT ORANGE BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 

“A Touch of Magic” - Disney Musical Showcase will be presented by the City of Orange Beach's Expect Excellence Music Department on June 23-25 on the main stage of the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. 

Tickets are $15 (all ages). Click on the links below to purchase tickets via OnTheStage. 

Enjoy performances by soloists, ensembles, musicians and dancers as they take the stage to celebrate the magic of Disney music. You'll hear classic pieces, new music, princesses, villains, and some of your favorite animals brought to life by our  talented cast of performing artists and instrumentalists.

The box office at the Performing Arts Center, 23908 Canal Road, is open from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public can purchase tickets for community theatre or school plays there. 

SUMMER FUN AT THE ORANGE BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

There is a full calendar of events for the kids and "Oceans of Possibilities" at the Orange Beach Public Library this summer! Stop by to pick up a calendar and sign up for the library’s 2022 "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program to get a free summer reading swag bag!

Summer Kick Off Party is THIS SATURDAY!

The Summer Kick Off Party will be held THIS SATURDAY, June 4th from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be an inflatable water slide, a bounce house, a movie singalong and craft popsicles, an obstacle course, and summer reading sign-up! Also available at the library are summer reading Teen Event Calendars.

Visit the Orange Beach Library Facebook page or call 251-981-2923, for more information. The library is at 26267 Canal Road.

Congratulations to Orange Beach HR Director Vicki Pishna for earning the Local Government Professional Management Certificate from the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University. The program is facilitated by the Alabama City/County Management Association. The ACCMA’s summer conference wrapped up at the Perdido Beach Resort on Friday with City Administrator Ken Grimes Jr. presiding for the organization. 
ORANGE BEACH GARDEN CLUB ANNOUNCES YARD OF THE MONTH

Don and Tanya Tassin, along with their dog, OBie, who reside at 5217 Green Tree Road, are shown receiving the Residential Yard of the Month sign, presented by the Orange Beach Garden Club. Congratulations on a beautiful yard!
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