Bidding For A Doggone Good Cause – The Memory Matrons’ Silent Auction By: AnnaBeth

I was as shocked and relieved as the next Belle to discover that one need not be silent at a silent auction. I mean, how in the world are you supposed to strategize about how to keep a certain greedy you-know-who from snapping up all the good items if you have to keep as quiet as a sinner in church?! But bless the Lord, BlueBell’s first silent auction was a huge smash! Since we were raising money for a cause near and dear to my heart – Homeless Hunting Hounds of the Hurricane Coast, I was quite elated to find my husband in such an agreeable mood for this event. The Memory Matrons collected some incredible donations from the community – enough pies, cakes, custards, and other delicious desserts to fatten a pig for Christmas; spa treatments from Susie’s; beautiful – and super duper old – antiques; tickets to the Alabama Ballet in Mr. Dash DeWitt’s luxury box; a dolphin watching cruise, complete with a romantic sunset dinner, from Coach’s Cruises; and a six-night stay at the Fletchers’ summer time share in the Florida Keys.

Even though I was outbid on Helen Webster’s antique diamond and sapphire brooch, I couldn’t be more tickled that Lemon Breeland won it. And she was right, it really does compliment her fair complexion. I’m more of an Autumn, anyway. But I didn’t leave empty-handed. I convinced my darling hubby to let me adopt the most precious coonhound pup. He wants to call her Bear, after the great Alabama Coach Bear Bryant, but I think she looks more like a Sugar. I’m sure you’d agree with me!

Local Merchants


Babs Foster Realty By: Babs Foster

“If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home”

Featured Listings of the Week:

Charming home situated on almost an acre of land just minutes away from downtown BlueBell! 3BR/2BA, EIK, HUGE front porch. 2 pear trees in front yard! Professional, quiet neighbors. Pets welcome with open arms! $1000 a month. No deposit necessary!

City life living! Highly sought after 1BR apartment now available on Main Street in BlueBell. Hardwood floors throughout! Walk-in closet in bedroom, shower and bathtub in bathroom, like new refrigerator in kitchen. All utilities paid for, including high speed Wi-Fi! Comes with a parking spot. One year lease required. Move in ready. $450 a month.

Fixer upper! Full of potential! Built in 1908, this 4BR/2BA needs real TLC. Wrap around porch, two floors (plus attic), covered garage, large dining room, original bathroom fixtures. Tree lined street. Fantastic schools. Could all be yours for $130,000.

Local Merchants


Mane Street By: Mane Street


“The Bigger the Hair, The Closer to God”

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Deep conditioning treatment $8

Kid’s Cuts $10

Men’s Cuts $12

Women’s Cuts $18

Bang Trim $5

Special Occasion $28

Permanent Color $35+

Foil Highlights $40+

Permanent Body Wave $50+

Eyebrow Wax $8

Lip Wax $6


September in BlueBell By: Calendar

Sept. 1
Bake Sale at Middle School
All proceeds go to new gym equipment.

Sept. 4
End of Summer Party
BBQ, Games and Fireworks in the Park
2pm – 9pm

Sept. 5
Happy Labor Day!

Sept. 7
Songwriters Festival
Celebrate known and yet-to-be discovered talent! You never know who might be the next Waylon Jennings.

Sept. 9
High School Football
Come cheer on our boys. Go Big Blue!

Sept. 10
Thunder on the Gulf
Orange Beach will host the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) world championships. Start your engines!

Sept. 13
Salvation Army Clothing drive
Bring any unwanted garments to library.

Sept. 14
Salvation Army Clothing drive
Bring any unwanted garments to library.

Sept. 15
Salvation Army Clothing drive
Bring any unwanted garments to library.

Sept. 16
High School Football
Come cheer on our boys. Go Big Blue!

Sept. 17
Coastal Clean Up
Take pride in our unique and treasured waterway system. Come make a difference!

Sept. 18
197th Anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Experience cannon fire, Cherokee Indians, & see demonstrations of traditional skills of the early 1800’s.

Sept. 20
Rose Pruning Party
Have a green thumb? Join us at Bellingrath Gardens & Home as we prune more than 2,000 roses.

Sept. 23
Happy First Day of Fall!

High School Football
Come cheer on our boys. Go Big Blue!

Sept. 24
Watermelon Festival
Arts & Crafts, 5K run and antique car and truck show. Free slice of watermelon for all attendees!

Sept. 27
Buckmasters Expo
This 3 day hunting show has more than 300 exhibitors! Today’s main activity is a BTR scoring class.

Sept. 28
Buckmasters Expo
Today’s main activity is a hunting education class. Better to be safe than sorry!

Sept. 29
Buckmasters Expo
Today’s main event is the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor Championship.

Sept. 30
High School Football
Come cheer on our boys. Go Big Blue!

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We’re #5! We’re #5! By: Rose Hattenbarger

BlueBell was recently rated the fifth best city within 100 miles of the Mobile Bay. This is a high honor considering we’ve never even ranked before. Although I’m not sure why we were recognized this year since I’m pretty certain nothing has changed here in the last 365 days. But, anyway, it’s nice to see BlueBell get put in the spotlight. You never know. Someone could look at that list, research our town, find their way to this site and then ultimately to this very blog. Well, if that’s the case: Hi, there! Welcome! Hope you like what you see. And if you don’t, it’s not my fault.