IN THIS WEEK’S RUNDOWN: OLYMPIC SWIMMING & 4TH OF JULY FUN

Mobile has no plans of stopping developments from happening. Most especially if these are to ensure the safety of the community.

The City has recently approved the purchase of traffic light generators recently. This is a step towards safety as these will be used during prolonged outages like we see during hurricane season so often (we’ve noticed that we get blinking lights even if there is an inch of rain — heaven forbid we figure out what to do out at an intersection with flashing lights!)

Major intersections are top priority, such as Interstate 65 and Dauphin St. These generators will hopefully lower the number of accidents post-storm.


In other news, congratulations are in place for our very own Paige Madden! Madden, who won the 400-meter freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, qualified for a spot on the 200 freestyle relay team.

Katie Ledecky hugs Paige Madden, right, after winning the Women’s 400 Freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials
Katie Ledecky hugs Paige Madden, right, after winning the Women’s 400 Freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


With the 4th of July fast approaching, wondering how to spend it? Check out what’s in store for Mobile!

City of Mobile 4th of July Celebration: Plan to spend your July 4th in downtown Mobile! Enjoy a fantastic fireworks show and music at Cooper Riverside Park while celebrating the birth of our nation Sunday, July 4, at Cooper Riverside Park, 101 S. Water St., from 4-10 p.m.

Mobile Pops 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show: Come celebrate Independence Day with the Mobile Pops! On Sunday, July 4, the City of Mobile will hold its annual 4th of July celebration at Cooper Riverside Park. The festivities will be highlighted by a patriotic concert by the Mobile Pops from 7-8:30 p.m., followed by a firework show (with Mobile Pops accompaniment) at 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Semmes Independence Day Celebration: Join the City of Semmes for fireworks, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, inflatables, and more at MGM High School Friday, July 2, at 5 p.m. The fireworks show will take place after dark.

Bayou La Batre Family Fun Day: Bayou la Batre’s third annual free Family Fun Day is July 3 from 3 p.m. til dusk at Rolston Park on Coden Belt Road. Picnic with your family before the free fireworks show at dusk. There will be music, watermelon and hot dogs for all to enjoy. 


A Few Of This Week’s Events

06/21: Share the Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Program
Monday @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mobile Public Library
Join the Mobile Public Library for an exciting outdoor program – a Tails & Tales Summer Reading Celebration Creature Feature! Learn all about the sea turtles that nest on Alabama’s coast! Discover ways you can support these popular endangered ocean creatures.

06/22: The Transformation of Travel: The power of sustainable tourism to make the world better
Tuesday @ 6:30 pm, An Online Event
Online via Zoom and Facebook Live Featured Speaker: Costas Crist With a dynamic career spanning decades, Costas has gained many titles: Ecotourism Pioneer, Sustainable Tourism Visionary, Award-Winning National Geographic Travel Writer – to name a few – and his life’s work has helped shape the world of travel and tourism as we know it today.

06/23 : Garden Renovations At Bellingrath, With Dr. Todd Lasseigne
Wednesday @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Bellingrath Gardens
The Bellingrath Horticultural Staff is taking a fresh look at areas that need to be pruned and replanted.

06/24: Senior Bowl Celebrity Golf Classic
Thursday, Lakewood Golf Club
The inaugural Senior Bowl Charities Celebrity Golf Classic will pair 22 foursomes with celebrities from across the football world.

06/25: An Evening with Shelby Kemp (of the Royal Horses)
Friday @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Peoples Room of Mobile
“Shelby Kemp is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based out of Hattiesburg, MS.

Check out our event page for more details!


Do Some Good Mobile

The 2021 Do Some Good Mobile Magazine is out. You’ll find it at local businesses or your favorite non-profit organization. You can also read the digital version by clicking here. We’re also starting an interview series with the organizations featured in this year’s magazine. This week features Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes. Click below or watch on this week’s Rundown.

Listen to this episode and previous interviews here:


Businesses to Check Out

New Year, New Gear! Shop ZYIA to get all your activewear for your fitness routines and soccer mom errands in everyday athleisure style.


If you’re looking for a safe and savvy debit card solution for your teen, check out Step (get $5 free if you use that link to sign up). You can also read this review of the Greenlight Card and some of the reasons why we personally switched to step.



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