Stay in touch with weekly happenings on the beach on Meyer Vacation Rentals' news page. Here are five bits of news you can use for the week of November 12, 2018.

Final Phase of Gulf Place Beach District is Now Under Construction
The third and final phase of the Gulf Place Beach District revitalization project in Gulf Shores is now underway. Construction began Wednesday to add an additional 120 parking places, sand dune walkover, bathhouse, and a new police substation. The site, located just east of the Pink Pony Pub on Hwy 182, places an emphasis on the environment and preserving the natural resources of the beach.

Old Glory JeepOld Glory Headed to Oklahoma
Operation ReConnect, a non profit organization committed to providing veterans with beach vacations after deployment, gave away a hand painted, custom designed, 2017 Jeep Wrangler at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Package on Sunday in its second ever Jeep of Faith event. The Jeep, affectionately referred to as “Old Glory,” is headed to Oklahoma. Congratulations to the lucky winner!

A Wet Start to the Week, Then Sunny Skies Ahead
Rain and scattered showers are expected in the Gulf Shores area until Wednesday, with clouds clearing by Thursday. Conditions will be sunny from Thursday through Sunday, making it a beautiful weekend. Average highs will stay at 64 and average lows will hang around 46.

Gulf Shores Reinstates Spring Break Alcohol Ban
To ensure the safest Spring Break environment possible, Gulf Shores City Council unanimously moved to ban alcohol possession on its beaches for the fourth year in a row. From March 2, 2019 until April 28, 2019, it’s longest ban ever. The ban is in effect along the beaches from a boundary that includes the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge to the east and Gulf State Park to the west.

Frank Brown 201834th Annual Songwriters Fest Happening Until Sunday
The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival kicked off its 34th year this past Thursday. More than 200 songwriters are set to perform this week at more than 30 venues from Gulf Shores, Ala. To Pensacola, Fla. For more information, visit www.fbisf.com.