Posted on: September 15, 2017

Gulf Shores begins Phase 2 public beach improvements

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The City of Gulf Shores has begun construction on Phase 2 of its Gulf Place Revitalization Project which is a master planned transformation of the city’s main public beach area. The current phase of the project is slated for completion in the spring of 20...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Considering 2% Lodging Tax Increase

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama – Mayor Robert Craft of Gulf Shores and Mayor Tony Kennon of Orange Beach are united in their consideration of a 2% increase in lodging tax to fund critical infrastructure improvements and cleanup for Alabam...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Gulf Shores announces Art into Words event on September 21

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On September 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center will play host to Art into Words, a cultural evening celebrating different mediums and interpretations of art.

This second annual event is the result of a unique collaboration between the City of...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Waterway Village Farmers Market

Waterway Village Farmers Market

Join us for the Waterway Village Farmers Market on Sundays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Waterway Village Public Parking Lot. The market will feature produce as well as artisans. The Waterway Village Public Parking Lot is located at 101 East 24th Avenue, Gu...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

The NEW YOU starts TODAY!

Couch 2 5k

Back by popular demand, the Couch to 5K program is a training series for absolute beginners and will get you from the couch to 5K in only 8 weeks! Our goal is to have you ready to jog/run for the target race, the Kaiser Realty Coastal on November 25. This...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

GET WILD - Camping 101

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Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Division for Camping 101 on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. - Saturday, October 7 until 9 a.m behind the Cultural Center in Gulf Shores (19470 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, AL).Participants will enjoy:

  • Camping basics
  • Team building ...
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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Coastal Cleanup

As part of our GreenUp Gulf Shores initiative we encourage everyone to mark your calendar for the Alabama Coastal Cleanup this Saturday (September 16th) sponsored by Compass Media. Gulf Shores locations include the shade structure at West 2nd Street and M...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

City of Gulf Shores is monitoring the potential weather situation associated with Hurricane Irma

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The City of Gulf Shores is monitoring the potential weather situation. City officials urge residents to get a hurricane preparedness plan in place if they haven’t already done so. For resources to create your personal preparedness plan visit www.gulfshore...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Republic Services announces revised trash pickup schedule

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Republic Services announces revised trash pickup schedule

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents aware of the revised trash pickup schedule related to the Labor Day Holiday. Republic Service, residential and business custom...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Alabama Oyster Trail Statue Unveiling

Oyster Shell

Join us for the unveiling of the next Alabama Oyster Trail Statue in Waterway Village on Friday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Waterway Village.  

The Alabama Coastal Foundation's (ACF) Oyster Shell Recycling Program collects oyster shells that will g...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Gulf Shores opens additional fitness facility at the Cultural Center

Studio Fitness

Over the past couple of months, the Gulf Shores Recreation Division has been preparing additional fitness facilities at the city owned Cultural Center.  This expansion to the north will provide additional fitness space and bring services to an ac...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Back to School Beach Bash set for August 17 in Gulf Shores

Beach Bash

The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Back to School Beach Bash at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach.  

The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music, campfires and all of the makings for s’mor...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Mechanic Training Available for Women & Teenage Girls

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The City of Gulf Shores will host "Powder Puff Mechanics," a 3 course training for women and teenage girls. Participants will learn the basics of auto mechanics in an unintimidating environment at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center. The cost to par...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Turtle Tracks contributes funds to Share the Beach and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance

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The City of Gulf Shores, along with the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, unveiled “Turtle Tracks”, a public art project dedicated to the awareness and support of environmental conservation, sustainable...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Auburn University, City of Gulf Shores break ground on educational complex

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Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores today broke ground on a complex that will serve as an educational outpost for the university and a resource for gulf coast.

The 24,000-square-foot Auburn University Educational Complex will house four programs:...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Fall Youth Sports

Fall Youth Sports

Youth Football

Who:  Ages 7 to 12

When:  Fall

Where: Practices held at Gulf Shores Middle School, Gulf Shores High School and Orange Beach Sportsplex.  Games played at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex various parks/schools in Ba...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Gulf Shores announces Fourth of July fireworks celebration

4th of July

The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.

According to organizers, fireworks will be shot...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Independence Day Closures

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Administrative offices for the City of Gulf Shores will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Police, fire, and other emergency services will remain open to ensure public safety and health. Regular operations will resume on Wed...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Turtle Tracks unveils Community Turtle at Gulf Shores Middle School

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Turtle Tracks unveiled the sixth completed turtle for the program on Tuesday, May 23 at Gulf Shores Middle School.  Gulf Shores Middle School sponsored the turtle through Dolphin Tank, a program tasking students to come up with an idea to benefit...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Single Red Flags now posted on Gulf Shores beaches

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The double red flags that closed waters along Gulf Shores beaches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were replaced by single red flags this morning. The presence of single red flags indicates high surf and/or strong rip currents are present.

While the...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Gulf waters remain closed in Gulf Shores due to extreme rip currents and high surf

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Double red flags continue to fly on Gulf Shores beaches due to life-threatening rip currents and high surf from Tropical Storm Cindy. The presence of double red flags indicates that extremely hazardous conditions are present and the Gulf of Mexico waters ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Gulf Shores monitoring potential weather situation (93L)

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US National Weather Service Mobile has issued a bulletin for our area through Thursday, June 22. An anticipated 4-8 inches of rain is likely beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20.

Significant threat risks include:

  • Heavy rain/flooding (Tuesday – Thursday)
  • R...
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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Hurricane Preparedness Expo set for June 8 in Gulf Shores

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The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Thursday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Activity Center which is located at 260 Clubhouse Drive in Gulf Shores..  This free event will offer the public an opportun...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team Competed in the Alabama Special Olympic Summer Games

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Congratulations to the Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team who competed in the Alabama Special Olympic Summer Games at Troy University last Friday and Saturday. There were over 1,000 athletes participating ranging in age from 8 to 67.

The Starfish are the only ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

S’mores on the Shore set for May 25 in Gulf Shores

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Campfires, live music and s’mores will be the scene as the City of Gulf Shores hosts its annual S’mores on the Shore event on Thursday, May 25. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach.  ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

City of Gulf Shores and City of Mobile Partner to Connect Youth to Jobs

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The City of Gulf Shores and the City of Mobile are collaborating to ensure bright futures for young people. Through the efforts of Mayor Stimpson’s Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Initiative, applicants (ages 17-24) from the City of Mobile wil...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: On Thursday, May 18 one northbound lane will be closed on the W.C. Holmes Bridge

Traffic Advisory

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware on Thursday, May 18 at approximately 9 a.m. the Gulf Shores Police Department will be closing one northbound lane on the W.C. Holmes Bridge for a follow-up to th...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Gulf Shores announces Hangout Festival beach closures, traffic modifications

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The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures, beach closures and traffic flow modifications related to the Hangout Music Festival.

Monday, May 15

  • Public beach access at Gulf Place closes

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Parks & Recreation Survey

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The City of Gulf Shores needs your assistance participating in a brief survey regarding the planning and development of Parks and Recreation.  Your input is valuable and your response to this survey is crucial in providing the necessary informati...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Bike to School Day

Bike to School

The City of Gulf Shores and Girl Scout Troop 8290 will sponsor National Bike to School day of Wednesday, May 10. The Gulf Shores Police Department will help with traffic and have an officers riding with kids. The ride is open to anyone who is interested.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship - Tickets on sale now

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW2017 NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball ChampionshipMay 5-7, 2017

The City of Gulf Shores will once again host the NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Gulf Shores will continue to host the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship through 2022

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gulf Shores, will continue to host the National Collegiate Beach Volleyb...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

SPARC Summer Camp

SPARC Summer Camp

The SPARC concept is designed for Strengthening Potential through Arts, Recreation and Culture by providing youth a safe and supportive environment; fostering education, personal growth, character development and overall resiliency.  Staff member...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Southbound lane of Highway 59 to close at intersection of West 36th Ave. this Thursday

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April 18, 2017 – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware that beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will replace a damaged traffic signal pole at the intersection of ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

CBDB, Zydeco Radio and New Earth Army headed to Gulf Shores for Music at Meyer Park

Music at Meyer Park

The City of Gulf Shores has announced the lineup for the Music at Meyer Park concert series. These annual springtime concerts have become a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike.

On March 30, CBDB takes the stage to kick off Music at Meyer Park. Forme...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Zydeco, Crawfish Festival coming to Waterway Village April 15

Zydeco Crawfish Festival

The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 15 in Gulf Shores.  Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rh...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Breakfast with the Bunny set for April 15 in Gulf Shores

Breakfast with the Bunny

Kick off your Easter celebration with the City of Gulf Shores as they host Breakfast with the Bunny at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center.

Families of all ages are invited to enjoy an old-fashioned breakfast of bacon, sausage, e...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Gulf Shores to host Coastal Community Camp Day March 22

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The City of Gulf Shores will host a Coastal Community Camp Day on Wednesday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gulf Shores Elementary School.

“Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the youth camps our are...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Twelve Students Injured in Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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At approximately 10:05 a.m. twelve members of the Gulf Shores High School Band were injured when a 2008 Ford Expedition, participating in the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade, accelerated and struck them from behind.

Three of the injured students are reported...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Traffic Modifications and Detours

Mardi Gras Parade Traffic

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following traffic flow modifications related to the Mardi Gras Parade on February 28 at 10 a.m.

6 a.m.

  • East Gulf Place will be closed. West Gulf Place will be open for parkin...
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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City of Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade set for February 28

Mardi Gras Parade

The City of Gulf Shores will continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m.  Large crowds of spectators are anticipated as the floats will make their way from Clubhouse Drive...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Gulf Shores celebrates 30th Anniversary as a Tree City USA on Arbor Day Feb. 25

Arbor Day

The City of Gulf Shores and the Beautification Board announce plans for Arbor Day to be Saturday, February 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Sims Park Pavilion. Gulf Shores will celebrate its 30th year as a Tree City USA on our local Arbor Day. &am...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Prescribed Burn Planned at Gulf State Park

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A prescribed burn is planned in two locations within Gulf State Park between February 1 and March 10, 2017 – weather permitting. The prescribed burn is part of a forest management plan associated with longleaf pine restoration, wildfire fuel reduction and...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Republic Services presents Friends of the Library with $3,500 grant

Friends of the Library

On January 10 representatives from Republic Services attended the Friends of the Library meeting to present the Friends with a check for $3,500.

The Friends of the Library submitted an application for a grant from Republic Rewards to enhance technology in ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Airport Authority donates aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to City of Gulf Shores

ARFF Vehicle

On behalf of the Airport Authority, Chairman Vic Roberts recently presented the City of Gulf Shores with keys and ownership of a dry chemical and foam first response ARFF unit for airport use.  The vehicle satisfies the requirements necessary to ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Road Scholar To Speak In Gulf Shores On “Spare Time, Leisure, And Recreation In Alabama”

Alabama Humanities Foundation

Frances Robb, a member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, will present “Spare Time, Leisure, and Recreation in Alabama 1890-1950” on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m., at Gulf Shores Museum. Between 1890 and 1950, Ala...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Join us in celebration of Gulf Shores' first Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Join us Thursday, January 26 at the Original Oyster House from 10:30 - 11 a.m. to celebrate Gulf Shores' first Oyster Shell Recycling Program!

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City, development partner applies for full-service hotel to anchor proposed mixed-use beach project

Hotel Rendering

The City of Gulf Shores announced today that it has joined with a private development partner to apply to team with an international hotel brand to construct a 240-room full service hotel, spa and meeting facility on city-owned property located at the cor...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Free eCycling Event

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Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of old or broken electronics, creating potentially harmful waste. Help make sure this isn't the case in Gulf Shores by participating in our eCycling event on Saturday, January 21.

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Republic Services Holiday Schedule

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Republic Services

  • Due to Christmas being on Sunday, there will be no delay in service.

Debris & Bulky Pickup by the City of Gulf Shores

  • Will run as scheduled except Friday pickup will be serviced on Thursday and Monday pickup will be serviced on Tuesday....
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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 17 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, ba...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Gulf Shores announces holiday events schedule

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Christmas is just around the corner and the City of Gulf Shores is once again gearing up to celebrate with a full array of holiday events.  Whether it’s marveling at the magical glow of the lighted parade or the Baldwin Pops Christmas C...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Republic Services Holiday Schedule

Republic Services

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents aware of the revised pickup schedule for Republic Services for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • Republic Services
  • No pickup on November 24, 2016. Service will run one day late. Example customers that are nor...
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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Gulf Shores unveils recently renovated pool at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center

Pool Opening

The City of Gulf Shores will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently renovated pool and aquatic center at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center on Friday, November 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.   

Bodenhamer Center Members and the general public are...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Erie H. Meyer Civic Center polling location for Tuesday's election

Vote

The polling location for Gulf Shores is at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center located at 1930 W. 2nd Street. Polls are open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Auburn University, City of Gulf Shores partner on academic complex in city for Auburn

AU Complex

Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores are moving forward with plans to build an educational complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, that will serve as both an academic outpost for Auburn and a resource for Gulf Coast residents.
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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Road closures related to the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Shrimp Festival

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures related to the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival. Traffic/Roadways:

  • Monday, October 10
  • Gulf Place closed to all vehicular traffic.
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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59 have begun

Construction

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware that construction has begun on the much needed improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59. These improvements include widening Clubhouse Drive to 3 lanes from West 1st Street t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Gulf Shores to host underwater conservation effort on October 22

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On Saturday, October 22, scuba divers from across the country will participate in Operation: Dive Against Debris. This underwater conservation effort is the result of a unique collaboration between the City of Gulf Shores,Alabama Gulf Coast Reef & R...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Back to school databases available at Public Library

Back 2 School

The Thomas B. Norton Public Library will offer FREE library cards from Monday, September 26 – Saturday, October 1, 2016. As students head back to school numerous online resources are available through the public library’s database system. Library...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Gulf Shores to begin $15 million beachfront revitalization

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The City of Gulf Shores is moving forward with plans to transform Gulf Place, the city’s most iconic stretch of beachfront and main public beach area. The $15 million Gulf Place Revitalization Project is a linchpin objective of the Small Town, Big Beach V...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

Gulf Shores Bans Alcohol on the Beach during Spring Break

Earlier today during a special council meeting, the Gulf Shores City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance to prohibit the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages along the entire Gulf beaches in the City of Gulf Shores corporate limits. The b...Read on...

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