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Natureís Coastal Holiday

Above: A family walks through a lighted tunnel at Azalea Park last year. Below: Lighted metal sculptures fill the parkís amphitheater.

After three weekends of hard work by dozens of volunteers, Nature’s Coastal Holiday is ready to open for the 19th year at Brookings’ Azalea Park Friday.

The popular holiday light display attracted more than 12,000 visitors last year, drawing from Eureka, Medford and Coos Bay.

The display will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 25, weather permitting. The suggested donation to enter the display is $1, with children 12 and younger allowed in for free. 


Photographers needed to focus on King Tides

Amateur photographers will have the opportunity  to focus (literally) their attention on high tides and sea level rise during “King Tides” and contribute to citizen science.

Through the King Tide Project, photographers help to document the reach of the year’s highest tides, the “King Tides.” Tuesday marked the beginning of the second set of high tides. Daytime high tides around Brookings are at 10:16 a.m. today (Nov. 25) when the ocean will reach 8.4 feet, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, also 8.4 feet, and 11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, when the sea will swell to 8.2 feet.


Making top rank

Achieving Eagle Scout rank are Ben Buehler, Isaiah Wilson, Spencer Loring and Ethan Warner, who will be honored and receive their badges in January. Submitted photo.

Four Brookings-Harbor High School students have completed their Eagle Scout projects, and will be honored at the beginning of the new year.

The scouts will receive their awards at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Elks Lodge. Eagle Scouts and their spouses are invited to attend the ceremony.


PIstol River Concert Association: Celtic, folk band plays

Kathryn Claire and the Dream Band will perform next weekend in Pistol River. Submitted photo.

The Pistol River Concert Association presents Kathryn Claire and the Dream Band in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Road.  

For more than 10 years, Claire has been a force in the Celtic and folk music scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Her diverse musical career has spanned a range of genres and she has been a part of many music projects, according to the band’s publicist. 


Car club gives away $5,000 to charities

Curry County Cruisers President Jim Haggerty, left, stands with representives of nonprofit organizations that received donations from the car club Sunday. Submitted photo.

The Curry County Cruisers donated $5,000 to local charities and nonprofit organizations in Curry County at its monthly meeting Sunday at Sebastian’s Seafood Grill.

The car club donated $1,500 each to Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank, Oasis Shelter Home, and Chetco Activity Center, as well as $250 to South Coast Humane Society and Outreach Gospel Mission.  


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