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Lon Goddard performs at Gold Beach library

Lon Goddard, who performs around Brookings, will present a free Sunday afternoon concert at Curry Public Library in Gold Beach.

GOLD BEACH —Brookings musician Lon Goddard will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Curry Public Library, 94341 Third St.

Drawing on his musical upbringing, Goddard writes and sings his own material and arranges hand-picked songs from the areas of folk music, country, pop, rock and even reggae, according to a news release. Styles feature full fingerpicking and a variety of rhythms on different guitars.


Lasting love: Couple celebrates diamond wedding anniversary

Brookings couple June and Harold Coupé were excited to celebrate a milestone that few reach — their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5.

“We just still really love each other, and just thank God for it,” said June.

“It’s a give and take,” added Harold.

Sitting together in their cozy living room in their home in Brookings, the Coupés reminisced about their meeting and early days as a couple. 


Lighthouse paintings become fabric

Len Burton shows fabric imprinted with his paintings of 10 West Coast lighthouses that is available for sale worldwide.

Artists dream of licensing contracts and finding someone to represent them — Len Burton has realized that dream with his West Coast lighthouse images.

A few months ago Angi Christian and Roger Thompson were buying bolts of fabric at Trends, a twice a year fabric show by E.E. Schenck in Portland. Roger commented that the lighthouse fabric was all East Coast and the seller said they didn’t know any West Coast artist. Roger and Angi said, “We do!”

This was the beginning of a relationship between fabric designer Elizabeth Shnayder of Elizabeth’s Studios in New Jersey and Len Burton of Brookings.


Fiddlers celebrate 50 years

Fiddlers are joined by other string instrumentalists during a concert celebrating the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers’ Association’s 50th anniversary Saturday in Harbor.

A good time was had by all as evidenced by the foot stomping and hand clapping in the Chetco Grange Community Center Saturday during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers’ Association.

More than two dozen musicians gathered to perform in large groups, in small ensembles and solo for the concert that attracted a full house. 

Many of those who played on acoustic instruments were from Brookings, but a few others within the association’s District 5, from as far away as Reedsport and Coos Bay, braved high winds to make it to the event


Play shows everything that could possibly go wrong on stage

The playwright (Sydney Clinton), left, reassures the director (Victoria Weller) that her new script will work out while other actors prepare for what may come next in the play about producing a play titled “Play On!”

Audiences will be given a behind-the-scenes look at preparing for opening night of a production — and see what could possibly go wrong — when the Chetco Pelican Players present “Play On!”

The comedy begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Opening night will include a champagne gala and hors d’oeuvres. 


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