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NBCOC Closing for July 4

The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. They will re-open at 9 AM on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Dinner and a Book – FBMPL

The Friends of the Bay Minette Public Library will be presenting a Dinner and a Book event at Teresa’s BBQ in Bay Minette, Alabama, on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 PM.

Author: Alan White. Book: One Season.

*Attendees purchase their own meals.*

Blurb:

Just one season…it can change things. Even in the backwoods of south Alabama.

It seemed the whole world was changing in 1969, but Joe Parker, widowed and 67, had little hope that his lonely life would ever be different. At least turkey season was about to start, and his grandson Connor was coming to visit soon.

Connor was embittered by a tragedy he didn’t understand. In the city, being 15 was harrowing enough. Spring Break promised a reprieve from the distress and some time with PawPaw.

Strange how things can change.

One Season is the story of transition in a family…with the help of a few wild turkeys.

Market Days | 7/15/17 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Market Days event on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 301 McMeans Avenue in Bay Minette, Alabama.

Activities at this “Homegrown, Homemade, Handmade” event will include shopping, food, live music, and more! Go check out the great vendors and connect with your community as you find your summer treasures.

For Vendor information, call 251-937-5665, extension 3.

Further information and updates can be found on the Market Days event page on Facebook.

Tropical Storm Cindy

It feels like monsoon season has come to Baldwin County, Alabama, especially with Tropical Storm Cindy dumping several inches of rain on us. Her wet, slow-moving march across the county is causing cabin fever in residents and vacationers alike.

We drove down from Bay Minette to check on the state of affairs at the beaches today. As many of you know, locals and vacationers alike have been warned not to swim, for obvious safety reasons. Law enforcement officials have stated that those caught swimming in these dangerous conditions could face jail and/or fines. I was surprised to find that many more people than I expected to were respecting the mandates to keep out of the surf.

While some vacationers’ spirits may have been dampened by the wet weather, many were still finding ways to enjoy themselves at the indoor amusements such as The Track, the new “Escape House” at Waterville, and Adventure Island.

I have included pictures and video from our tropical storm trip to the beach below, particularly water levels in the Bear Point community and surf near the Lee Calloway Bridge.

 

Flooding in the Bear Point Civic Association’s Park

 

 

Water Levels in the Bear Point Civic Association Park
Flood Waters from Tropical Storm Cindy Covering Sidewalks – Bear Point Civic Association Park
Flood Waters Over Sea Wall – Bear Point Civic Association Park
Close-up View of Waters Over Sea Wall – Bear Point Civic Association Swimming Pier
View of a Full Drainage Ditch – North Bayshore Drive, Bear Point, AL
View of Water Standing In Yards On North Bayshore Drive, Bear Point, AL

 

 

 

 

​A View of the Surf Near Lee Calloway Bridge During Tropical Storm Cindy

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Baldwin County Buzz is your independent source for news and events in Baldwin County, Alabama. Blogger Chelsea Moye is based in Bay Minette but is interested in newsworthy stories and events throughout Baldwin County.

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