WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Community Pow-Wows

Sachin Ghatwal

  • Mobile Talks Safety at Second Peace Forum 

Mobile’s second peace forum brought together city leaders and locals to brainstorm on reducing violence, highlighting the need for after-school programs. 

Key suggestions included increasing surveillance and encouraging businesses to mentor youth. 

  • New Nonstop Flights from Mobile to D.C. 

new nonstop flights from Mobile to DC

Starting June 27, United Airlines will offer nonstop flights from Mobile to Washington, D.C., twice a day, making travel easier for the Gulf Coast. 

This follows Mobile Airport Authority’s recent news of new flights to Orlando and Providence, boosting the city’s travel connections.

  • Calling All Anglers! 

The US Army Corps of Engineers is studying fish movement in the Mobile River and needs anglers to report tagged fish they catch. 

This research aims to improve conservation efforts in the region. Anglers can keep tagged fish according to state laws. 

  • Mobile Launches Cleanup of Abandoned Boats in Dog River 

mobile launches cleanup of abandoned boats in dog river

Mobile is starting a program to clean up abandoned boats and marine debris in Dog River, funded by a NOAA grant. 

The project, kicking off March 4, aims to remove 11 boats and 15 docks or boathouses damaged since Hurricane Sally. 

  • New Toasted Yolk Branch Opens in Mobile 

The Toasted Yolk Cafe is opening a new spot in Mobile on March 4, complete with a pet-friendly patio in a renovated building.

They’re celebrating with a free breakfast raffle and donating part of the opening day’s sales to the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation. 

  • Join Mobile’s Workshop to Plan for a Resilient Future 

Mobile invited locals to a workshop on March 6 to shape the city’s first Resilience Plan, aiming to prepare for future environmental, climate, or economic changes. 

This plan, driven by community input, focuses on making Mobile better equipped to handle challenges like hurricanes. 

  • Mobile County Advances on Golf Course Project

Mobile County is pushing forward with its golf course project, now totaling about $7.3 million for phase one. 

Construction aims to offer pickleball, tennis, and golf activities by next year. 

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