Author: Lagniappe

Brian Dasinger announces candidacy for Baldwin County District Judge

SUBMITTED — Brian Dasinger is proud to announce that he will be running for Baldwin County District Judge in the upcoming 2018 election. Brian currently has a full service law firm located in Fairhope, Alabama. He and his lovely wife Amanda have six children between the ages of 7-13, three boys and three girls. Brian values his family and community. He and his family are active in Three Circle Church on the Eastern Shore. He spends his spare time as a Cub Scout den leader and Upward Christian Sports League coach. He also serves in the Fairhope Kiwanis Club, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Baldwin County Executive Republican Committee and as an associate member of the Eastern Shore Republican Women and the South Baldwin Republican Women. He is honored to be able to play in charity golf tournaments that benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fairhope, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fairhope Education Enrichment Foundation, Fairhope Kiwanis, Foley Police Department, Daphne Police Department, Sheriff’s Boys Ranch and several others. Brian was born and raised in Brewton, Alabama as the son of the late beloved dentist, Dr. Michael Anton Dasinger, who instilled in him the values of honesty, integrity and hard work. “My parents were very loving but tough on us at the same time. They taught us the values of hard work and southern manners, like...

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Lagniappe: June 15 – June 21, 2017

Have another pint with the new issue of Lagniappe, where we detail three brewing companies coming to Mobile and talk to the people behind them about what sets each apart. While other large cities in Alabama have established and supported local brewers over the past decade, Mobile is a little behind the curve. However, Haint Blue Brewing, Serda Brewing and Iron Hand Brewing are all expecting to open tap houses this year. In Bay Briefs, we have a dispatch from Fairhope about Mayor Karin Wilson installing keylogging software on select employees’ computers. There is also a story about the...

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Music Listings: June 15 – June 21, 2017

THUR. JUNE 15 Bluegill— Brandon White Blues Tavern— Doobious, 8:30p Cockeyed Charlie’s— JJ Felix’s— Grits N Pieces Flora Bama— Dustin Bogue, 2p// Al and Cathy, 5p/// Braxton Trio, 6p//// Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury and Mel Knapp, 6p//// Mario Mena Band, 10p//// Logan Spicer and Tony Ray Thompson, 10:15p//// Lee Yankie and The Hellz Yeah, 10:130p Hard Rock (Center Bar) — Yeah Probably, 8p Listening Room— Wes Jeans and Red Clay Strays, 8p Lulu’s— Lefty Collins, 5p McSharry’s— The Lite Traveller’s, 7:30p Old 27 Grill— Songwriter’s Night, 6:30p SanBar— Jim Andrews Tacky Jacks (Orange Beach) — Melissa Joiner,...

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Calendar of Events: June 15 – June 21, 2017

GENERAL INTEREST Kids’ Day in Bienville Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bienville Square, there will be a variety of activities, performances and displays for kids of all ages. Storytime will begin each week at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. Fairhope farmer’s market The city of Fairhope hosts an outdoor farmer’s market Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 2, behind the Fairhope Public Library downtown on Bancroft Street. Call 251-929-1466. Free family movie night Join Dauphin Island on the West End Beach for a free movie at dusk on Thursday and Friday. This Thursday: “Moana”; Friday: “Cars 2.” “The Cat (& Dog) Days of Summer” June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city of Semmes will host this animal awareness/pet adoption event with water slides, fun activities for kids, food trucks and vendor booths at Semmes Municipal Park on Morris Hill Drive. Email [email protected] Navy ship viewing U.S. Navy ship viewing, alligators and other wildlife of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta will thrill passengers aboard Historic Blakeley State Park’s tour boat Saturday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 251-626-5581 or visit blakeleypark.com. Market in the Square Mobile’s downtown farmer’s market is now held in Cathedral Square on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. until noon. Come enjoy, music, food, beverages and more. Zoo Camp The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo’s Zoo Camp is offered to children ages 5 to...

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Atmore distillery bringing bourbon to ‘Bama

By Jeremy Beaman/Contributing Writer Many believe bourbon is bourbon only if it comes from Bourbon County, Kentucky. Seth Dettling begs to differ. “That is probably the most widely held unfactual piece of information,” he said, laughing. Dettling is the CEO and head distiller of Big Escambia Spirits, a craft operation located in Atmore. A real estate man by trade, he got his start in the craft spirit world back in 2008-09 when the housing market collapsed. It wasn’t necessarily the collapse that motivated him to finally plant the longheld seed of an idea, though it certainly contributed. “It just...

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