Sunday, June 14, 2015

Fairhope Single Tax Colony Puts Land Up for Bid

The FSTC has decided to put up for bid a lease on one piece of unoccupied land. The Colony has several pieces of unclaimed land most of which are not able to be built on. 
The minimum bid for this piece of property is $10,000. Sealed bids will be accepted until 5:00pm on July 12. Please contact the Fairhope Single Tax office for more information. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flash Storm

Trees and power lines are down following a brief, heavy storm this afternoon. Please use caution when traveling and treat any non working traffic light as a four way stop. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fairhope Single Tax Colony Election Results

Current Board Members include:
Director - Place 1:           Cliff Pitman
Director - Place 2:           Carol Saltz
Trustee - Place 2:            Leigh Rogers
Trustee - Place 3:            George Gilmore
     Thank: you to all of you who voiced an opinion and participated in this election. A total
number of 160 members voted.

President: Lee Turner 109-Dean Mosher 50
Vice-President: Charles Lake 119
Secretary: Leslie Stejskal 63-Alodia Arnold 96
Treasurer: Michael Upchurch 125-Replacing Colin Keleher who is retiring.
Trustee, Place 1: Michael Arnold 118-Replacing Ralph Jennings who is retiring.
Director, Place 3: David Jester 60-Geoff Kennedy 94
Director, Place 4: Fred Watkins, Jr. 116
Director, Place 5: C.O. (Mac) McCawley 121
Meetings of the Executive Council are held at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation, 336 Fairhope Avenue in Fairhope.

History of Fairhope Lecture Series
March 3rd - "Populism Gives Rise to the FSTC" presented by Donnie Barrett at the library at 6:00pm.

Members and Lessees Open Planning Forum                     When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Centennial Hall - Faulkner Fairhope Campus
     This is an important open meeting to create a long range plan for the Corporation. Thompson Engineering will lead the discussion. We sincerely hope every lessee and member will attend.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mardi Gras Parades and Friday Art Walk

On Monday, the Planning Commission will meet at 5:00pm and the Library Board at 6:00pm. 
On Tuesday, the Fairhope History Lecture Series will continue at the library with a talk on the history of the Marietta Johnson Organic School. The lecture begins at 6:00pm led by Maggie Mostellar-Timbes.
On Friday at 6:00pm, the Art Walk begins. Stroll from shop to shop while enjoying a glass of wine downtown.
Saturday features two Mardi Gras Parades. Fairhope’s only walking parade, the Mystic Mutts of Revelry, features “Superheroes to the Rescue” on Saturday, February 7. Registration for walkers and their dogs starts at 10:30 am at the Fairhoper’s Community Park and the parade begins at 1 pm with a new route around the Faulkner State College campus and back to the park. Last year, the parade featured more than 550 walkers and dogs of every breed. It benefits The Haven, Fairhope’s no-kill shelter. For information on taking part or on being a parade sponsor, visit
The Knights of Ecor Rouge parade starts at 6:45pm leaving from the Fairhope Civic Center on Section Street; heading south on Section to Fels Avenue; west on Fels to Church Street; north on Church to Fairhope Avenue; east on Fairhope to Bancroft Street; north on Bancroft to Magnolia Avenue; west on Magnolia to Church Street; south on Church to Fels Avenue; east on Fels to Section Street; north on Section to end at the starting point.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tea for Two and More This Week

      January 27 at 2:00pm, Kyla G. Kelim, Esq., a national recognized speaker, will talk on issues effecting senior including Medicare, Social Security, and disability matters. The Fairhope Museum of History invites everyone to attend for colorful, interesting and entertaining afternoons at the museum.

      Come join the fun on January 31, 2015 in Downtown Fairhope for the Inaugural Pirate Dash 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run! The Pirate Dash is hosted by Fairhope K-6 PTC and proceeds will benefit Fairhope Elementary School and Fairhope Intermediate School. 
The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. near the Fairhope Library on Bancroft Street at the Bluff. 
The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at the Bluff.
Registration information is available online at or at McCoy Outdoors (Mobile), Run-N-Tri (Mobile) and Running Wild (Fairhope). For more information regarding volunteer and sponsorship opportunities email

     On January 31 at 7 p.m. at the library, the Fairhope Public Library Chocolate & Champagne Fantasy fundraiser will feature the theme Winter Wonderland!  Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a wonderful array of savory Hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts together with a delightful selection of wine and champagne. 
     This popular event will have several new components this year including a drawing for a Fabulous Gift Tower of Chocolate Delights that one lucky attendee will take home with them at the end of the evening (must be present to win), as well as a new specialty drink, the Frosted Sapphire Sparkler, that patrons will have the opportunity to sip and savor (one ticket per person will be provided at the door).  As in years past, the actors and staff of Theatre 98 will again participate, this time as “Winter Wonderland” characters in costume.
     The Chocolate & Champagne Fantasy is the Friends primary fundraiser and the event’s main source of fund raising is obtained through the auctioning of donated items from the community.  The Friends greatly appreciate and wish to thank the companies and individuals who have provided the many unique and valuable items that will be featured in the Live and Silent Auctions. 
     Since there are limited tickets available, we urge you to go by the circulation desk at the library and secure your tickets for the event, which are $30 per person in advance. So make your plans, get your friends together and purchase your tickets - it’s sure to be an exciting and fun evening for one and all!