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Vigil commemorates Alzheimer’s victims
November 06, 2012 10:42 pm


Ocean Park, an Alzheimer’s care facility in Brookings, invites the public to “Candles of Care,” a vigil to remember and honor those in the community whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The vigil is part of a National Commemorative Candle Lighting – Weekend of Prayer hosted by Ocean Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the facility, 984 Parkview Drive, Brookings.

The ceremony will include a candle lighting ceremony and prayer, sharing of fond memories and a recital of names in memory and recognition.


Working with wool and rainbows
November 02, 2012 09:03 pm

Melanie Rutledge dips worsted wool into a vat of dye outside her Brookings home. The Pilot / Jane Stebbins

There's something about the smell of warm, wet wool that brings a smile to Melanie Rutledge's face. The Brookings woman spent a recent morning outside, dipping beige worsted wool into vats of dye, preparing skeins of yarn for the annual Brookings-Harbor Holiday Christmas Bazaar.

Rutledge will be there for the first time, with her bins of hand-dyed yarn in a palette of colors: honey mustard, pecan brown, cabernet, peacock blue and the brights of Easter egg dye among them.

“It’s all experimentation,” she said, stuffing a tress of twisted licorice yarn into a quart jar on her outdoor stove. “It’s all trying to get the right recipe down.”

Holiday craft fair coming to Langlois
November 02, 2012 09:00 pm


Residents are invited to do their holiday shopping at the 16th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair at the Langlois Lions Hall on Floras Lake Loop Road just south of town.  

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 and is sponsored by the Langlois Lions and the Friends of the Langlois Library.


Gypsy rave-up with Caravan of Thieves
October 30, 2012 11:45 pm


The theatrical four-piece acoustic band Caravan of Thieves will bring its unique brand of gypsy jazz-flavored music and high intensity showmanship to the Brookings-Harbor Performing Arts Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.

The show is presented by Stagelights Musical Arts Community. The theater is located in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center in Harbor.


Food Fright
October 26, 2012 10:01 pm

Ghostly cookies, lollipop spiders, a severed hand in the punch and other ideas can be made to create a chillingly grotesque Halloween party.WesCom News Service / Andy Tullis

For some reason, kids (and kids at heart) love foods with the “ick” factor – the grosser the better, it seems – and Halloween is a great time to take advantage of this perverse penchant for the yuckiest edibles around.

Whether having a Halloween bash for the masses or just trying to have fun with the family, there are some fun foods sure to challenge the senses. Those who can get past the thought of it, these terribly tantalizing treats are actually fine to eat.


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