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Cape Ferrelo Fire Department Fish Fry
November 25, 2011 08:32 pm

Brandy Chapin serves cod while Marlene King serves salad at annual Cape Ferrelo Fish Fry and Raffle. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
More than 700 people enjoyed a fish dinner and many took home prizes at the Cape Ferrelo Fish Fry and Raffle last Saturday.

After all expenses were paid, the fire department added $6,200 to its general fund, said Rich Miller, Cape Ferrelo fire chief. 

I’m thankful for …
November 22, 2011 10:13 pm


The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
On Monday and Tuesday, the Curry Coastal Pilot traveled to Kalmiopsis Elementary School, Brookings Harbor Christian School, Azalea Middle School and Brookings-Harbor High School and asked students “What are you thankful for?”


Alzheimer's Disease: Friends, family hold annual vigil
November 18, 2011 09:13 pm


Ocean Park resident John Hurt is embraced by his sister, Peggy Goergen, during candlelight vigil. Three years ago Hurt had a stroke that triggered his Alzheimer’s disease, Goergen said. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting

Victims of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans and millions more who have been diagnosed with other forms of dementia, were remembered Sunday night during a candlelight vigil at Ocean Park, a residential care facility in Brookings.

The event was in conjunction with the National Commemorative Candle Lighting, an annual event sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. 

The candle lighting is held every November in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Local organizations, such as Ocean Park, hold ceremonies in their communities on the same day, uniting individuals from coast to coast, said Dana Maciel, a registered nurse and wellness director at Ocean Park, a residential care facility in Brookings for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.


Stagelights hosts Open Mic tonight
November 18, 2011 08:53 pm

The public and musicians of all levels and musical styles are invited to attend Stagelights Musical Arts Community monthly Open Mic in Brookings today  (Nov. 19) from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Event Center, 800 Chetco Ave., across from Les Schwab Tire Center.

The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Musicians are welcome to perform original and cover songs.  


Wishing the U.S. Marine Corps a happy birthday
November 16, 2011 10:17 am


Marine Corps League Commandant Bob Gilmore and Senior Vice Commandant Fred Pate honor Vietnam veterans at Saturday’s Marine Corps ball. The Pilot/Glenn Robert Woodfin
The Calvin E. Murphy Detachment 578 Marine Corps League 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball and Toys for Tots Raffle and Silent Auction was, according to attendees, the premier social event of the year for the Brookings-Harbor community.

Saturday, Nov. 12, the Elks Lodge was filled with festively dressed participants who enjoyed an evening filled with tradition, patriotism, special awards, dancing, dining, music, laughter, and maybe even a few tears.


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