Author: Lagniappe

Music Listings: Nov. 15 – Nov. 21, 2017

WED. NOV 15 Big Beach Brewing— Double Dee, 7p// Casey Kelly & Leslie Ellis, 8:30p Bluegill— Matt Neese Blues Tavern— Art, 8p Callaghan’s— Marlow Boys Cockeyed Charlie’s— JJ, 9p El Camino— Grand Opening Felix’s— Lee Yankee Flora Bama— Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival Le Bouchon— Kaitlyn Cooley, 6p Lulu’s— Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, 5p THUR. NOV 16 Big Beach Brewing— Applegate & Nance, 7p// Grass Roots Revival, 8:30p Bluegill— Al and Cathy Blues Tavern— McNab Duo, 8:30p Callaghan’s— Phil Proctor Cockeyed Charlie’s— JJ, 10p El Camino— Rock Bottom, 6:30p Fairhope Brewing— Bluegrass Jam Felix’s— Tropic Flyer Flora Bama—...

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Calendar of Events: Nov. 15 – Nov. 21, 2017

GENERAL INTEREST Mobile Tree Lighting The city of Mobile will host its annual tree lighting celebration in Bienville Square on Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m. Join Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Santa Claus and more as Mobile kicks off the holiday season. Fairhope Tree Lighting The city of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 16. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the lights come on at 6 p.m. sharp. Arts and Crafts Show Port City Craftsmen in Mobile are are hosting the 45th annual Arts and Crafts Show Nov. 17-19 at...

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Lagniappe: November 9 – November 15, 2017

Go behind closed doors with the new issue of Lagniappe, where for the past several terms, the Mobile City Council has met out of the presence of the public to decide who will be council president. Historically, several councilors have recently disclosed, a straw poll was taken during a lapse in administrations when the entire council believed they could meet in private without breaking sunshine laws. But this year, no straw poll was taken, and the council could not reach a consensus in the public vote Monday. We examine the fallout and likely scenarios for reaching a solution. In...

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Orange Beach sewer plant wrongly built on state property

By John Mullen That looks about right. Put it there. Oops. When the City of Orange Beach began construction on its current sewer plant in 2008, the plan was to put it on a 40-acre parcel near the city Sportsplex and east of Powerline Road. According to Orange Beach Coastal Resources Director Phillip West, a few years later — the summer of 2010, he guesses — Greg Lein of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources discovered something was amiss with the location. He brought it to the attention of Barnett Lawley, conservation commissioner at the time. “The whole...

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Music Listings: November 9 – November 15, 2017

THUR. NOV 9 Bluegill— Donnie & Les Blues Tavern— Doobious, 8:30p Callaghan’s— The Vegabonds, 7:30p Felix’s— Jeri Flora Bama— Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival// Lucky Dogs, 8:30p Le Bouchon— Here Comes Treble: Josh Thompson & Jude Galle, 7p Lulu’s— Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, 5p Manci’s— Ross Newell Tacky Jacks (Gulf Shores)— Frank Brown Songwriters Gove Scrivenor Jim Parker & Johnny Holland, 5:30p FRI. NOV 10 Alchemy—Phil and Foster, 6:30p All Sports Bar & Billiards— DJ Markie Mark, 10p Big Beach Brewing— Ted Handley & J. Hawkins, 7p// Randy Brooks, 8:30p Bluegill— Lee Yankee, 12p// Dale Drinkard & Cary...

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Calendar of Events: November 9, 2017 – November 15, 2017

GENERAL INTEREST Junior League Christmas Jubilee A holiday market featuring more than 100 merchants from around the country at the Mobile Convention Center, Nov. 9-11. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Mobile. Visit www.juniorleaguemobile.org. Kitchen on George anniversary To celebrate their 6th anniversary, Kitchen on George and Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Mobile, will be collaborating on a special dinner menu each night Nov. 6-11. Call 251-436-8890 or visit kitchenongeorge.com. Fairhope Film Festival Four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened in various venues in Fairhope, Nov. 9-12. For more information and tickets, visit www.fairhopefilmfestival.org. See festival preview page 34. “Lunch at The Shoppes” The Shoppes at Bel Air will host “Lunch at The Shoppes,” Nov 9-11. During lunch hours, participating restaurants and retailers throughout the mall will offer specials and promotions. Live music and art displays will be located throughout. Call 251-375-1297. Book signing Join author Quin Hillyer on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-7 p.m. for a book signing and discussion at The Book Cellar, 32 S. Section St., Fairhope. Visit pageandpalette.com. “Hearts and Crafts” Learn to live healthy at this holistic health and art sale on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. at 2029 Airport Blvd. There will be live music, door prizes and more. Call 251-591-8633. 33rd USSA Awards of Sport Join us at the United States Sports Academy for the 33rd annual...

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Coastal Resilience Award in Fairhope

SUBMITTED – The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce a Coastal Resilience grant to the City of Fairhope. The award, totaling $45,000, is made possible through funding from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. It supports a Stormwater Study for the Tatumville Gully watershed. In January 2016, the Alliance received a NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant to foster resilience planning and promote best practices for future mitigation actions. The 3-year award supports ten communities across the Gulf region as they identify resilience vulnerabilities and take steps to address them. The Alliance’s Habitat Resources Team and Coastal Resilience...

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Daphne council delays vote on second half of school study

By John Mullen Joe Davis had no qualms about going forward with a vote on whether to spend another $30,000 on a study about an independent school system in Daphne. But a motion by Councilman Robin LeJeune to delay a vote two more weeks was carried by a 5-2 vote at Monday’s council meeting. LeJeune said he felt officials needed more time to digest information from the first part of the study — one that cost $38,000 and was only released Oct. 30. “I just thought it was a little hasty in trying to force a vote when you’ve...

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