Moore Bros. General Merchandise has been a very important part of Magnolia Springs‚Äô history for the last 75 years. The current location was built in 1922 and served the community faithfully until it closed in 1993. Today it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Moore Brothers Market is a historic staple of Magnolia Springs that served for many years as the centerpiece of a growing village, now revived to a modern day grocery store with fine wines, meats and other essentials for the villagers and passersby.
Stop by adjoining Jesse’s Restaurant and see Owner Nicole Houser and Executive Chef Gannon Leary. Gannon’s creations reflect the influence of his hometown, Long Beach, MS and also nearby New Orleans cuisine. We all love Louisiana Cajun and Creole cookin’…right?
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All within walking distance of Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, an Magnolia Springs Alabama historic bed and breakfast inn offering hotel alternative lodging on Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast.¬†For Alabama Vacation Rentals, we are your Alabama Vacation Destination. No deposits, exit fees, cleaning fees, lodging tax, etc.
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The 7th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival¬†is Fathers Day Weekend June 17-19, 2011. The event is “packed” with, entertainment, fellowship, food and fun.
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The early¬†morning flights (approx. 6 AM) is the best time to see the balloons.¬†It is definitely worth getting up to see them arrive.¬†¬†The pilot who gets closest to the target wins 2 free nights stay at Alabama’s Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast. Then stick around for the Frisbee Disc-Connected K9’s – World Famous Frisbee Dogs. On Friday there will be shows at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Saturday they will perform at 7:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Sunday, they can be seen at 7:30 a.m.
Private flights are not scheduled during the festival. All balloon flights are weather dependent. Listen to WHEP 1310 AM or 92.5 FM for the latest on flight information.¬†¬†Weather and wind for Foley. See the¬†NOAA weather site
Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival’s Saturday Night Headliner is Almost McGraw – Todd Sullivan on June 18 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. So bring Dad out for Fathers Day and create memories forever.
Tanger Outlets will be hosting Gulf Coast Rising Stars Talent Competition to encourage area amateur entertainers. Rising Stars will provide entertainers the opportunity to perform at Tanger Outlets at Foley, Alabama and compete for cash prizes. Top 3 winners in each age division will be invited to perform on stage at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival the evening of June 18, 2011.
Volunteers are still need for the event. If you are interested or have other comments, please submit them below.
The¬†inn, originally built as The Sunnyside Hotel, has some very exciting news. The Wharf at Orange Beach Alabama¬†offers all-inclusive living¬†including shopping, dining, entertainment, even a Rave Motion Picture Theater. They also boast the largest Ferris wheel on the east coast. There are also a number of restaurants worth checking out. Villaggio¬†Grille, one of our most favorites, offers wood-fired pizzas along with a plethora of Italian selections. For excellent sushi, Live Bait at the Wharf serves up fresh “goodness”.¬†Afterwards stop by Guy Harvey’s Boat Bar for a tot-tie.
¬†The Amphitheater at The Wharf¬†¬†has the¬†biggest entertainment on the coast.¬†¬†The 9,500 capacity Amphitheater is situated among scenic wetlands, all modern amenities at hand.
The Pepsi Concert Series has nothing but talent scheduled for this summer’s festivities at The Wharf Amphitheater:
The Amphitheater provides patrons with a unique, affordable opportunity to see their favorite concert or event so don’t delay, make your plans to visit Gulf Shores & Orange Beach areas today.
The 1 year anniversary of the spill has passed. The beaches are in better shape than I have ever seen and the weather is great. The¬†Coastal Resiliency Coalition¬†hosted “Dinner on the Sand”¬† for 500 people at the Gulf State Park Beach to show the public that it’s time to get our feet back in the sand and enjoy the bounty of safe Gulf seafood. That is literally one extra long table. Chef Guy Fieri¬†made an appearance along with Gov. Brantley and Congressman Joe Bonner.
Get your feet back in the sand, make your beach reservations soon.
The town of Magnolia Springs also made their stand against the oil. Despite interference¬† from political and government officials, the town elected to commission 9 barges and¬†6 rows of containment boom¬† to span “Big Mouth” where Weeks Bay flows into Mobile Bay to protect a 3,000 acre estuary, where rivers meet the sea. Special contributions by the town’s Mayor, Charlie Houser and Fire Chief, Jamie Hinton. Thank you for your dedication.
Alabama Beaches “Love To See Ya” VIDEO
The Hang Out Music Festival is May 20-22,2011. Scheduled artists include Widespread Panic, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, and the list goes on and on. 3-Day Festival Passes are available now for only $174 and ¬†Premier Lodging is still available.
Located in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama,¬†the festival¬†features a musical lineup with stages located directly on white sandy beaches with ocean views. The Hangout features today‚Äôs top rock ‚Äėn roll and contemporary artists. The weather couldn’t be better so come on down to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast.
Gulf Shores has quickly became THE destination to see blockbuster concert events. ¬†The 2010 inaugural Hangout Music Festival paved the way for the Concerts for the Coast¬†music series that filled the summer of 2010 with performances from Jimmy Buffett & Friends, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson and Alan Jackson.
We have¬†adopted the “open door” policy¬†at our Alabama bed and breakast to meet¬†our guest’s needs. Pictured is a ¬†new much wider door being installed by Jason Haffner. It offers much easier access for our guests. It looks great, now needs to be painted.
We have had some inquiries¬†about furnishing bathrobes for the guest rooms. While attending the National Innkeepers Conference this past January, we learned that some B&B guests expect¬† bathrobes to be available so¬†we have teamed up with DNJ Specialties¬†to grant their wishes. Guest rooms are now furnished with embroidered bathrobes and I must say they are pretty cool.
Just a reminder that¬†every 2nd weekend in April ¬†is the Strawberry Festival in Loxley, AL. Come on out and see that strawberry shortcake is still “king”. Thanks for readin’ y’all !
When you think of Gulf Shores hotels and accommodations, be sure to remember Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn¬†in Magnolia Springs, Alabama. Business is great and we owe credit to our faithful guests who continue to support us. This blog goes out to all our wonderful guests here at the B&B. However¬†we would like to spotlight one individual who has gone the extra mile to support our efforts.
Elizabeth Dorney¬†is a blogger from Milford, CT¬†who visited¬†the Gulf Coast¬†in Oct 2010.
We so much enjoyed having her. She took lots of pictures and blogged about her stay in the Fall, “I am obsessed with front porches and in the South they are always spacious and generously-appointed places to take in nature, without sacrificing creature comforts.” Elizabeth has a wonderful blog so be sure to check it out.
Thank you so much Elizabeth for your most gracious testimonial. Please visit again soon. Snickers misses you.
Many of you have submitted your reviews on various directories and we would like to thank you for your time and creating such great reviews.¬† Stay tuned because spring is here and the area is hopping again. Lots of fun things to come…possibly some “freebies” just to show how thankful we are for you. Thanks again to everyone for your support. We welcome any comments & link suggestions.
¬†April 2, 2011¬†¬†¬†¬† Ticket Info ¬†Jesses Restaurant¬†¬† The tickets are $25
This Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inn near the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay is gearing up for the Mardi Gras season. It’s time again to get out the masks and beads and doubloons. Daily parades through “Fat Tuesday”
In 1703 the tiny French colony of Mobile observed North America’s first Mardi Gras, 15 years before New Orleans was founded. The stress of the Civil War brought an end to the annual festivities in Mobile.
On Fat Tuesday in 1866, Joseph Stillwell Cain set out to raise the spirits of the locals. He climbed aboard a decorated coal wagon pulled by a mule and held a one-float parade through the streets of Mobile.¬†He¬†is remembered each year on Joe Cain Day, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday also known as “the people’s day”.
Several common images or phrases appear during the Mardi Gras season:
Mobile had the largest Mardi Gras in its history following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Mardi Gras in Mobile continues to be a popular local and tourist tradition with strong turn outs. The 2007 Mardi Gras season in Mobile was attended by nearly 0.9 million people, with police estimating the overall attendance at 878,000 and a crowd of 105,600 along the streets for the Fat Tuesday finale.
“The Kiss” Frog Sculpture
Tim Cotterill’s bronze frog sculptures capture the whimsical character, the jewel-like quality and the pure JOY of these beautiful little creatures. “Through the centuries and throughout the world, frogs have symbolized many things – Good Luck, Royalty, Fertility, Magic Potions, Energy, Charm”.
We were in Charleston SC for the National Innkeeping Convention. Of course we took some time to stroll the historic district and mingle with the locals. While strolling along Market St., a store-front display caught our attention. The frog sculptures are displayed beautifully but we realized that we have a special connection with these frogs.
We entered the gallery to investigate further. The artist is from Park City, UT and a former guest at Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast. His¬†departing gifts, a”Cupid” frog that is now sold out and¬†a picture book and calendar¬†showcasing his collectors pieces.¬† He obviously has a passion for what he does. His work is most beautiful. We will treasure your gifts!