IN THIS WEEK’S RUNDOWN – Food Truck Ordinance, New Museum, And Do Some Good Action

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! There’s a new Food Truck Ordinance. Listen up, foodies!

The document for this can be accessed here. But some points that stood out were that food trucks must be located at least 150 feet away from the seating area of a restaurant located in a permanent building, Operators must contain and collect all trash generated by the food truck sales, Loudspeakers, sound amplifiers, music devices, etc. may not be used, The noise from generators may not exceed sixty-five (65)dbA, In the Downtown area, food trucks may operate during the same hours as bars and restaurants. Elsewhere in the city, they may operate in the public right-of-way between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

What are your thoughts on the ordinance? Share them here.

photo credits: al.com/Artious Walker


The mayor joined representatives from the State of Alabama, the Mobile County Commission, the Mobile History Museum and the Clotilda Descendants Association for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of the Africatown Heritage House.

The Heritage House will tell Africatown’s story as a community founded by the survivors of the last slave ship to enter the United States. This will be constructed within the heart of the North Mobile community.

60 Minutes created an episode on the finding of the Clotilda and helping shine a light on the story. Below is the trailer for the story. If you’d like to watch the entire episode, you can find it here on CBS. (you’ll need CBS all access, please don’t shoot the messenger!)


Have you heard of a new movement called Coastal Conversations? It’s modeled after a successful neighboring community that has seen great success from their program the last few years. It is going to be a great way for you to share your voice and be heard. You can be a part of speakers covering our children’s success, sustainable tourism, and creating strong towns. Check out this video to see what the movement is all about.


This Week’s Events

1/13 – 3/1: Unframed Images – P.H. Polk Photography Exhibit
Daily, Mobile Public Library, 701 Government Street, Mobile
Admission: FREE
The Mobile Public Library (MPL) is excited to invite the community to visit its West Regional Library location to view the “Unframed Images” exhibit featuring 14 reproductions from the works of renowned African American photographer Prentice Herman “P. H.” Polk. “Unframed Images” is currently on display through March 1. This free exhibition is offered through a partnership of Tuskegee University, Mississippi State University Libraries, and the Southern Literary Trail.

1/16 – 9/5: Gordon Parks: Segregation Story In Mobile, 1956
Daily @ 10 am – 5 pm, Mobile Museum of Art
An exhibition of photographs documenting the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation.

3/1: MINI MAKERS
Monday @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Round But Square Studios
Admission: FREE
Mini Makers will experience Process Art… meaning it’s all about the making and the doing, NOT the finished product. Kids will tinker, explore, think outside the box with a variety of materials and open ended sensory activities.

03/05: Tee Off Fore A Cure
Friday @ 6:30 pm, Lakewood Golf Club
Admission: $25
Children’s of Alabama celebrates Tee Off Fore A Cure on March 5 and 6, with a weekend of events designed to celebrate the “sweet 16th” year of the fundraiser and honor Fairhope cancer survivor Frances Grace Hirs.

A perfect Saturday? — Craft Beer and Music Festival! Saturday, March 6 / Noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are limited!

Check out our event page for more details!

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Busted in Mobile AL

“Young man came in, he came to the door, and he said, ‘I don’t really want to come in because I smell. Someone gave me a dog’s blanket last night,’ because it was really cold the night before. He said, ‘But I’m needing a job. Do you have a job?’ ” These are the words of Brenda Goodhue, owner of BrewHa’s Pub and Grill.

Goodhue gave Taylor $40 to buy some new clothes and shoes and told him to come back that same day for his first shift.

“He was 15 minutes early. He was here at six, and he’s been working here every day since,” Goodhue said.

Taylor has gone from living in a tent to having a job and a roof over his head for now, but he needs a little more help.

Goodhue said right now he’s still in need of clothes and shoes for work, but she also wants to set him up for long-term success with more permanent housing. He wears a 2XL shirt and could use some other items like underwear, a coat, socks, and size 11 shoes.

Donations can be dropped off at BrewHa’s at 4054 US-90, Mobile, AL 36693.

See the full story from NBC 15 here.


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