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Music Fest Road Closures

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Gulf Shores announces Hangout Festival beach closures, traffic modifications

Gulf Shores, Ala – May 11, 2015 – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures, beach closures and traffic flow modifications related to the Hangout Music Festival.

Monday, May 11

10 a.m. – Public beach access at Gulf Place and W. 2nd St is now closed
Tuesday, May 12

4:30 a.m. – Hwy 59 south of W. 1st Ave and Hwy 182/Beach Blvd between W. 2nd St and E. 2nd St will be closed to all vehicular/pedestrian traffic
Access to West Beach: Available through Windmill Ridge Rd or by taking W. 1st Ave to W. 3rd St.
Access to Orange Beach: Available through the Gulf State Park, Canal Rd or by taking E. 1st Ave to E. 2nd St, E. 3rd St or E. 4th St.
Thursday, May 14

4:30 a.m. – Traffic flow on E. 1st Ave and E. 2nd Ave will be modified to a one-way-only route to help accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic. Two-way traffic flow on E. 1st St, E. 2nd St, E. 3rd St and E. 4th St will remain in place. The public is advised to utilize the traffic flow map (below) and directional signage posted in these areas indicating proper traffic flow during this time.
Monday, May 18

6 a.m. – Hwy 59 and Hwy 182/Beach Blvd will temporarily reopen to allow for exiting traffic until 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19

6 a.m. – All normal traffic conditions resume
Public Beach Access
Public beach access points at W. 4th St, W. 5th St, W. 6th St, W. 10th St, W. 13th St, and the Gulf State Park will remain open throughout the festival. All residents and visitors are encouraged to utilize these public beach access points during this time.
All public beach access points will return to normal use on Thursday, May 21

For more information regarding detours or closures, please contact City Hall at 251-968-2425.


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2015 Hangout Fest, Book While We Still Have Some Left

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2015 Lineup

Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Zac Brown Band, Beck, Skrillex, My Morning Jacket, Foster the People, Paramore, Spoon, Umphrey’s McGee, Major Lazer, TV On The Radio, Phantogram, Tove Lo, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jenny Lewis, Dirty Heads, Krewella, Adventure Club, Lupe Fiasco, Cold War Kids, Future Island,s Vance Joy, Joey Bada$$, Galactic with Macy Gray, ODESZA, Sylvan Esso, Father John Misty, Beats Antique, Trampled By Turtles, GRiZ Drive-By Truckers, St. Lucia, Robert DeLong, Toro Y Moi, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gramatik, The Lone Bellow, Lake Street Dive Rubblebucket Iration MisterWives Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls Vintage Trouble Mary Lambert
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Houndmouth Zella Day Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Deap Vally Halsey Kopecky J. Roddy Walston and The Business Young Fathers JEFF The Brotherhood The Mowgli’s Strand of Oaks Grizfolk Joywave San Fermin The Districts Colony House SNBRN Skylar Spence (formerly Saint Pepsi) Elle King Knox Hamilton Natural Child Goldroom Five Knives Floating Action Steelism The Suffers Firekid Elliot Root

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5 Bedroom 4 Bath Condo For Rent

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Want The Room Of A House But The Amenities Of A Condo?

This unique condo just went under massive renovations

Windward Pointe 605 is a custom made unit made by combining 2, 3 bedroom units into a 5 bedroom 4 bath. From a custom wet bar to 2 master suites that face the gulf this luxury condo has the room to sleep up to 14 people. If you want to sit out on your huge west side wrap balcony and watch the dolphins or your kids at the pool you can do so with plenty of room. Windward Pointe offers outdoor pool with kiddie pool, BBQ grills, indoor pool with hot tub, exercise room and tennis courts. Call us 800.824.6462 or follow the link to reserve your dates.

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Free Night Specials For Spring Break

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CHECK-IN March 1ST – May 13th 2015. August 9 – December 31st. STAY AT LEAST 3 NIGHTS AND GET AT LEAST 1 FREE NIGHT:
STAY 14 – PAY 10
STAY 7 – PAY 5
STAY 6 – PAY 5
STAY 5 – PAY 4
STAY 4 – PAY 3


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How To Save For A Down-Payment To Buy Your Own Property

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Interest rates remain historically low and even though housing prices are increasing in many areas, the market still offers lots of opportunities to become a homeowner. But what’s holding many back is saving enough for a down-payment.

Reaching any goal requires dedication to that goal and a mindset that enables you to sacrifice to achieve what you desire. Often that’s easier said than done. However, if you analyze your spending and lifestyle habits you can determine where you can conserve to create enough of a reserve to comfortably buy a home without feeling totally deprived.

Here are six tips that can help you put away $50 to hundreds of dollars each month. Start with a fresh sheet of paper or a digital document that you can refer to frequently. Keeping it fresh on your mind will help you achieve your goals.

1. Write down what you owe versus what you earn. Get clear about how much is coming in and how much is going out. This alone will help you see where money is being spent and how much is being spent on things that could be cut back or cut out completely.

2. Consider getting rid of recurring expenses for services you don’t really use or you use infrequently. Maybe it’s a gym membership that’s adding up to more than a $1,000 for the year; but you really only use it three or four times a month. That makes no sense. Get rid of it and find a workout buddy and a free place to exercise. Or it could be an audio or video membership that’s going to waste. Sure, it might be $20 a month but over a year, that adds up.

Try listening to podcasts. They’re free! Some podcasters are very entertaining and their podcasts can be excellent sources of information and resources for business and personal development.

3. Stop the coffee run each morning. Do the math. That fancy coffee drink can cost $40 a week, especially if you add a bakery treat. Your waistline and your wallet will take a beating.

4. Cut back on eating out or dine out early. Make more meals at home. This will allow you to take leftovers for lunch the next day. When you do decide to eat out, dine out earlier in the day. You can often take advantage of eating the same great meal at a less expensive price by ordering from the happy hour menu. These days, lots of people find saving and living lean to be hip and cool. They’ll be happy to join you for an earlier meal.

5. Start a side job. If you’re working a full-time job, evaluate what your skill set is and see if you can freelance. I spoke with a client recently who had a “day job” and was earning additional income. He was already up about $50,000 from his side job of selling auto parts. It may take a bit to figure out where and how you can earn your side income, but it’s worth exploring. This could even turn into a full-time job. Lots of people are making money working from home using the Internet. Explore your options and see how you can generate some extra cash each month.

6. Use momentum to pay back your debt. Work hard to pay down cards with the highest interest rate first. As one card is paid off, transfer the money you were paying on that card to another card. By combining whatever you were paying on the paid off card to another balance that you’re paying down, you’re giving it some momentum and you’ll get that next card paid down even faster.

Remember that reducing your spending is critical to having what you want. So don’t add to your debt. Once you save for your deposit, you’ll want to make sure that you also save enough to have a cash reserve for emergency repairs and any unexpected crisis that might occur. Also, make sure that you make this process a good experience rather than a painful one. Keep your eye on the goal and understand that the decisions you make today will impact your future and your opportunity to become a homeowner.

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