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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Almost Summer!

Sea turtle nesting season has kicked off on the Gulf Coast, with baby loggerheads hatching mostly at night.  Two nests have already been spotted in Dauphin Island and Bon Secour.  The first-ever Gulf Coast Caribbean Carnival is set for May 24-25. It will feature a parade, festival, and vibrant costumes in the downtown area.  Piggly … Read more

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From Neglect to New: the UnderPass Project

Did you guys know that there’s an area non-profit that formed in 2021 and has been raising funds to renovate the overpass in Midtown Mobile? You know the one. The one that might flood out your car in a hard rain. The one that’s typically covered in trash (we’ve picked up this area multiple times … Read more

stapleton market launches

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Community Love

Mobile’s Civic Center is halfway through the design phase for its new arena, with plans for flexible event spaces and a grand hall.  All is moving ahead on schedule and within budget.  Mobile County’s Senior Companion Program is set to host its annual free health fair next Friday. Seniors can anjoy health screenings, workshops, and … Read more

city extends free pet adoption week to relieve shelter crowding

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Build It and They Will Come

Mobile is celebrating the start of Live Oak Trace, a new affordable housing project for seniors.  The $20 million development will offer 56 furnished two-bedroom apartments on Overlook Road, ready for residents by next spring. Mobile’s main airport construction hits a key milestone as the first beam is raised downtown, signaling the vertical start of … Read more

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No Candy at THIS Candy Store (Only Strippers)

I remember being in high school. My mother and I had just finished eating lunch next store at Dick Russell’s BBQ. And she asked, “hey, want to grab some candy from next door?” I was like, “Mom, I’m not exactly sure they sell candy…” To this day, I’m still not sure if she was joking … Read more

delta woods & waters expo celebrates mobile-tensaw delta

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Public Service Wins

Mobile’s own Jerry Lathan, a dedicated historic preservationist, is rescuing and restoring Rosa Parks’ childhood home to transform it into a museum. This project, spotlighted in a Discovery+ mini-documentary, preserves a pivotal piece of civil rights history right here in Alabama.  Local band, The Red Clays, are set to open for The Rolling Stones, marking … Read more

man escapes alligator attack

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Ducks and Gators

Vets Recover just launched a new facility in Mobile, packed with specialized care and support for our heroes.  It’s a game-changer for veterans and first responders seeking comprehensive, compassionate recovery services.  Wooden nesting boxes along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta provide a safe haven for ducks just minutes away from downtown Mobile.  The Mobile County Wildlife and … Read more

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No More Tolls On The Beach Express!

Just today, it was announced that Alabama will purchase the Beach Express Bridge for a cool $60M. Upon purchase, it will immediately stop the collection of tolls on the bridge. Here’s an overview of the press release: Here’s the press release in full as quoted from the governor’s press release. MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, Orange … Read more

alabama grants boost energy efficiency on gulf coast

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: A City Blooms

The Mobile Botanical Gardens recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, marking half a century of education.  Despite previous funding challenges, they’ve blossomed into a cherished attraction in Mobile.  Mobile’s Tennis Center, boasting 60 state-of-the-art courts, will host the National Public Parks Tennis Tournament in September. This event marks its 101st year, with the first ever in … Read more

celebrate earth day with free environmental events in coastal alabama

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: April Advances

Mobile International Airport and Breeze Airways are giving Mobile’s top teachers free flights as a thank-you.  This treat will let teachers explore new places and take time off starting April 10.  The Mobile County Health Department is hosting low-cost rabies clinics for pets this April, offering $12 vaccines for dogs, cats, and ferrets, all payable … Read more