Author: Melissa Edge

What’s on your garden bucket list for 2018?

Gardeners love to visit gardens, and no vacation seems complete without one. Don’t ever miss an opportunity to visit the oldest and most prestigious of the world’s famous flower shows: The RHS Flower Show at Chelsea in London. Now is the time to buy your tickets for the May 22-26 event. Being properly and stoically British (“there is always next year, dear”), Chelsea limits ticket sales to preserve the show’s character. Imagine: 157,000 tickets can go fast, and prices increase in April. Chelsea is sponsored by the U.K. Royal Horticultural Society, the oldest horticultural nonprofit in the world. Book...

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Mobile mayor weighs in on council president debate

It will take five votes to elect the next president of the Mobile City Council, attorney Wanda Cochran wrote in an opinion released Tuesday afternoon. The announcement follows more than a month of speculation, after the council appeared to be deadlocked at its Nov. 6 organizational meeting when Councilman Fred Richardson received four votes and Councilwoman Gina Gregory received three votes. At the time, former council attorney Jim Rossler told councilors the public vote would take a supermajority, or five of seven votes to pass. The council has been without a president because of the legal question concerning the...

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Calendar of Events: December 13 – December 19, 2017

Holiday Christmas Christmas Breakfast Join Baldwin County Library (22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale) for a Christmas breakfast, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Library Reference Room. Breakfast breads, coffee and juice will be served. Email bclcdirector@gulftel.com. Mobile Pops Band Christmas Concert Enjoy a variety of holiday music performed by the Mobile Pops Band at the Murphy High School Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. “Polar Express” Pajama Party Enjoy a special screening of “The Polar Express” overlooking the river, Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at GulfQuest. Wear pajamas, bring sleeping bags and pillows, and enjoy popcorn and drinks!...

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Music Listings: Oct. 5 – Oct. 11, 2017

THUR. OCT 5 Bluegill— Al and Cathy Blues Tavern— John Hall Duo, 8:30p Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill— David Chastang, 6p Callaghan’s— Eric Erdman Cockeyed Charlie’s— JJ Felix’s— Grits N Pieces Flora Bama— Dave McCormick, 2p// Zachery Diedrick, 5p/// Dueling Pianos, 5:30p//// Mark Sherrill, Chris NewBury, James Daniel and Mel Knapp, 6p//// Mallet Brothers, 10p//// Dustin Bogue, 10:15p Lulu’s— Derrick & Travis, 5p Manci’s— Phil Proctor McSharry’s— Louis Franklin, 7:30p SanBar— Jim Andrews, 7p Tacky Jacks (Orange Beach) — Jason Justice, 6p FRI. OCT 6 All Sports Bar & Billiards— DJ Markie Mark, 10p Beau Rivage— The Beach Boys, 8p Big...

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Mid-century diner targets Lavretta Park location

According to John Vallas with Vallas Realty, a proposal is in place for the 1420-square-foot former Rester’s Auto Shop site — on the corner of Old Shell Road and Border Drive and adjacent to Lavretta Park — to be converted into a 1950s-era throwback style eatery. Blueprints indicate the existing structures will more than double in size, with proposed additions encompassing some 1,650 square feet. An open deck area in the back will have a covered canopy, and separate 830-square-foot office space will be built toward the rear of the site. Plans also indicate the build-out of a large,...

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Charleston’s SUSTO is fine today

Band: SUSTO Date: Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m./Sunday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. Venue: BMI Stage (Saturday)/Fitz’s Stage (Sunday) Susto” is a Latin American term for a condition where the soul is separated from the body. The symptoms of susto include fear, anxiety and depression. SUSTO is also the name of a musical project from Charleston, South Carolina-based singer-songwriter Justin Osborne. Plagued by a breakup, debt and family issues, Osborne used his own personal separation to put together a track list of folk rock that became SUSTO’s self-titled debut. Even though the debut featured a full band, SUSTO had no...

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