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 www.havenforanimals.org.
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 www.eventbrite.com or at McCoy Outdoors (Mobile), Run-N-Tri (Mobile) and Running Wild (Fairhope). For more information regarding volunteer and sponsorship opportunities email hollyjohnson@bellsouth.net.

     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!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

Library Board Meeting 
01/19/2015 6:00 PM  
Fairhope Public Library - Board Room

Fairhope Museum of History
Tea for Two at 2:00pm
January 20 
Cella Parker, native of Fairhope, will speak of many fond memories growing up in Fairhope. 
January 27
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.
For more information on the upcoming “Tea for Two” programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at 929-1471. 

Fairhope Hosts Senior Bowl Practice

The City of Fairhope will once again host Senior Bowl Practice for the South Squad at W.C. Majors Field when the annual Senior Bowl returns to the Eastern Shore. The South Squad will practice on Tuesday, January 20th at 2:30 p.m. Autograph tents will be available after practice game.


For more information call 251-929-1466.

Fairhope Airport Authority Meeting 
01/20/2015 4:30 PM
Delchamps Room 
161 North Section Street
Book Signing with Joe Formichella . 
Waffle House Rules
January 23, 2015 2-4 p.m.
Page & Palette

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Colony Meeting Wednesday Night


     The Fairhope Single Tax Colony meeting for January is tonight at 6:30pm in the Colony Library office. It is the last scheduled meeting before the elections take place on February 5th. There are a few highly contested positions including Trustee, Secretary, President and Executive Director. 
     The Colony is also hosting a Members and Lessees Open Planning Forum on Saturday,  February 14, 2015 from 9:00am - 11:00am at Centennial Hall on the Faulkner Fairhope Campus.
     This is an important open meeting to create a long range plan for the Corporation. Thompson Engineering will lead the discussion. The Colony sincerely hopes every lessee and member will attend.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Fairhope Christmas Parade


One of the biggest crowds yet to enjoy downtown Fairhope during the Holiday parade.













Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fairhope Christmas Parade this Friday


Fairhope’s Christmas Parade
Friday, December 5, 2014
Downtown Fairhope
The Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street, and continues down Section and Oak Street.

City of Fairhope Santa Saturdays
Saturday, December 6th & 13th, 2014
Santa will be in front of the Fairhope Museum of History in downtown Fairhope from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for children to visit. Parents may bring cameras to take pictures.