Thursday, February 2, 2017

Colony Election Results

The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation annual Election of Officers was held February 2nd, 2017.

The results are:

President: Lee Turner

Vice-President: Charles Lake  77
                        Dean Mosher    29

Secretary: C. Michael Arnold

Treasurer: Michael Upchurch

Trustee, Place 3: George Gilmore

Director, Place 3: Geoff Kennedy

Director, Place 4: Fred Watkins, Jr.

Director, Place 5: Jim Reid           77
                           Jessie Patterson   25

Fairhope History Series



Come hear Donnie Barrett speak on the "Founding of Fairhope" Thursday, February 2nd from 6-7 at the Fairhope Public Library. 



Speaker: Donnie Barrett, Director Fairhope

Museum of History


This discussion will begin with a description of the first landing parties and the young town they founded. You will be entertained by Donnie’s descriptions of many of the first settlers who contributed so much to Fairhope.


Donnie Barrett is a Fairhope native who remembers when Fairhope was a small village surrounded by dirt roads. He has watched Fairhope grow exponentially and has embraced and accepted the changes. Donnie has a BA degree in history and is involved constantly in Fairhope history.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"Politics at its worst", Burrell apologizes to Airport Authority

City Council President Jack Burrell apologized to the board at an Airport Authority meeting Jan 31 for dragging them into a "political game".

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fairhope's Lighting of the Trees

Last night's Lighting of the Trees in Fairhope was exceptional. Fairhope High School Band put on a great performance, the crowd was friendly and the weather couldn't have been better.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blueberry Jam This Weekend

The Blueberry Jam at Weeks Bay Plantation 

Photo by Michelle Carroll Stancil

The second annual Blueberry Jam at Weeks Bay Plantation is scheduled for next weekend (Friday 10/14 - Saturday 10/15) in Fairhope, Alabama.  This one-of-a-kind, family-friendly music and arts festival is held on a beautiful 90-acre organic blueberry farm, with live music coming from the brand new waterfront amphitheatre stage.  For those looking to camp for the weekend, gates will open at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 14th.  Camping spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here, as well as at the box office at Weeks Bay Plantation.  A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to American Cancer Society and Team River Runner.

For those wishing to keep an eye on the world of college football, there will be a tent and TV set up on site at Weeks Bay Plantation.  Activities such as face painting and inflatables will be available to children, who will be admitted free of charge (ages 12 and under).  A wide variety of local food vendors will be on site, as well as a centrally located bar for patrons ages 21 and up.  Music is scheduled to end by approximately 11:00 PM CST on both Friday and Saturday night.  We would like to thank our gracious sponsors who make this event possible: Gulf Coast Organic, LuLu's, Bryant Bank, 92 Zew, Colonial LifeOptera Creative, Flowerwood Nursery, American Cancer Society, Team River Runner, Red Hare Brewing Company, Print Sound, and Chris Myers Automotive.  See below for the official music schedule for both Friday and Saturday.

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Official Schedule for The Blueberry Jam at Weeks Bay Plantation:

Infant Richard & The Delta Stones - 6:00 PM
McLovins - 7:30 PM
Zach Deputy - 9:30 PM

Lee Yankie & The Hellz Yeah - 12:00 PM
Paw Paw's Medicine Cabinet - 1:30 PM
Little Raine Band - 3:00 PM
CBDB - 5:00 PM
McLovins - 7:00 PM
The Heavy Pets Present Walrus: A Tribute to The Beatles - 9:00 PM

Fairhope Single Tax Archives Now Online

Big news announced at last night's monthly meeting of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony.

 The FSTC's full collection of archives is now online and searchable. From the site:

     The archived documents of the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation tell the story of the founding of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony in 1894 on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay and the development of the community. The Populist reformers who founded Fairhope were interested in conducting an economic and social experiment based on the principles of the economist Henry George, and came to Baldwin County, Alabama to establish a cooperative colony to demonstrate the theory. 

     The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial reports and printed articles about the founding of Fairhope and the daily activities in the Colony (1890-1997). In addition, papers from the personal collections of important Fairhopers (including but not limited to E. B. Gaston, C. A. Gaston, James Bellangee, Lydia J. Newcomb Comings and Anne B. Call) and single-tax reformers with ties to the Colony (Joseph Fels, Daniel Kiefer, Fiske Warren among others) are included.

Visit the FSTC's archive collection at 

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