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

Vol. 1, Issue 43

More than 200 people turned out Monday, October 22nd for the public information meeting on the proposed Wolf Bay Bridge project, which will connect State Highway 161 to County Road 95 over the bay.

The open house-style meeting was held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Orange Beach Community Center and was an opportunity for the public to get information and submit written comments on the project. Anyone who was unable to attend the meeting and would like to comment, can print a Wolf Bay Bridge Project Comment Form and mail it (postmarked on or before Tuesday, October 30th) to: Wolf Bay Bridge Comments, City of Orange Beach City Clerk’s Office, 4099 Orange Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561

On display during the meeting, and hyperlinked below, were the following:  

An Information Page on the proposed Wolf Bay Bridge was also handed out. For additional information, visit the City Website at www.orangebeachal.gov/news/open-house-proposed-wolf-bay-bridge-draws-more-200-people-comments-accepted-until-oct-30.

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Tomorrow! Cookout for the Community

The community is invited to come out and spend some time with the Orange Beach Fire and Police Departments at a free cookout at Waterfront Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. TOMORROW - Saturday, October 27th. It’s a time for police and fire personnel to say thank you to the community they love to serve. 

Week 22: School Update

According to Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler, a special board meeting will be scheduled for Thursday, November 1st to accept a bid for construction for Orange Beach Middle/High School. At the site on Canal Road, activity on the foundation continues with concrete footings going in around the future classroom section. 

Street Paving is Complete! 

All paving was finished on Oct. 24th, according to Public Works Director Tim Tucker. Temporary striping has been done on a few streets and after the asphalt settles, permanent striping will be added, Tucker said.  For more info, see the City Website.

Support SEC Soccer in Orange Beach 

For the 14th year in a row, the Orange Beach Sportsplex welcomes the return of the SEC Women’s Soccer Championship. The single-elimination tournament will run through Sunday, Nov. 4th, and will be aired live on the SEC Network. The city looks forward to welcoming all of the players and invites the community to come out to the sportsplex to watch some of the best soccer players in the nation. Tickets for the tournament will be available at the gate for $5 per game for adults and $2 per day for children (K-12). The tournament kicks off on Sunday at 1 p.m. with No. 10 Missouri facing No. 7 LSU. Then at 3:30 p.m. it is No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 8 Florida. Find more SEC Tournament info on the City Website. 

Special November Community Potluck  

The November Community Potluck will feature the annual police and fire awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 5th at the Orange Beach Community Center.  The Firefighter of the Year and the Officer of the Year will be announced. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30. Everyone is invited; just bring a dish or dessert to share. For details, see the City Website.

Annual Fall UTR Tennis Tournament Nov. 16-18 

The City of Orange Beach Tennis Center will host the 2nd Annual Fall UTR Adult/Junior Tennis Tournament on Nov. 16-18, 2018. Games will also be played at the City of Gulf Shores’ courts. Find registration information on the City Website. 

This great horned owl was found in a pond completely waterlogged, unable to fly. After some rest and drying off, the Orange Beach Wildlife Center and Management Program flight-tested her to see if she could fly. She spent a few more days with us recovering and then was released. Alabama Marine Resources Division Officer Chris Cox caught and transported the owl to the Wildlife Center so he helped with the release. More information on the Orange Beach Wildlife Center and Management Program can be found at https://www.facebook.com/OBWildlife/.
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