Thursday, March 20, 2014

Seafood and Music on the Beach

    

  
     Alabama Gulf Seafood will proudly take the spotlight of the culinary stage at The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores once again this year. Over 3,000 lbs of the freshest Alabama Gulf Seafood, including shrimp, crab and oysters was served last year at the festival. This year brings a newly designed outdoor courtyard featuring Acme Oyster House, The Hungry Owl and Wintzell's Oyster House. More information here.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Fair Play at The Colony?

     Occasionally, states and corporations use eminent domain to acquire public and private land to use for projects such as pipelines, electricity lines, and highways. When a person owns a piece of land and it is seized through eminent domain, the condemning entity must purchase the property at fair market value. 
     This is normally a fairly straight forward process. The difficult part is determining what the fair market value is. A piece of property has a current value on the open real estate market. It also has an intrinsic value based on the fact that the land will still be there in the future and therefore must be accounted for. This is further complicated when the land has an owner and someone who owns a lease to it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

62nd Annual Arts and Crafts

Fairhope is preparing for one of it's biggest events of the year, The Arts and Crafts Festival. Come early and see your favorite vendors before the rain sets in! More information here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

BBQ & Brew

Fairhope's annual fundraising event for Veterans is on March 8th. More information here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fairhope Single Tax Colony Today

     The history of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony can be read here, here and here. But what is it today? Evidence of its contributions can be seen all across the city, but who operates it?

     The Colony held its annual elections on February 6, 2014 and the results were:

President: Lee Turner
Vice-President: Charles Lake
Secretary: Leslie Stejskal
Treasurer: Colin Keleher

Director

Place 1: Cliff Pitman
Place 2: Carol Saltz
Place 3: David Jester
Place 4: Fred Watkins
Place 5: C.O. McCawley

Trustee
Place 1: Leigh Rogers
Place 2: George Gilmore
Place 3: Ralph Jennings