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Competition brings out the inner chef among teens

Walker Doan, Madi Connolly and Katherine McPherson prepare their winning appetizer, entree and dessert at Iron Chef competition. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez

The challenge:

“Break into six teams. Teams of two, no more than four.”

“You have to make three things for each judge: three hors d’oeuvres, entrées and desserts. All three things must be the same.”



Pete Chasar enjoys simplicity

Pete Chasar shows a model house he built using slides, which is on display at Manley Art Center and Gallery. The Pilot

Brookings artist and sculptor Pete Chasar is the Manley Art Center and Gallery’s Artist of the Month for July.

 As featured artist, Chasar will display several of his large-format, acrylic-on-canvas paintings, as well as a few three-dimensional pieces. He is also scheduled to do a live painting demonstration in the Manley classroom during the Second Saturday Art Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. today (see story below).

Chasar’s newest piece on display at the Manley is Slide House, a three-dimensional representation of a small, Frank Lloyd Wright-style house fabricated from 3,000 vintage 35mm slides and other recycled materials.




Relay for Life steps off Friday evening


As in years past, cancer survivors will take the first lap around the track during all-night event. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
The Brookings-Harbor High School track will be transformed into a campsite Friday complete with live music, refreshments and participants and volunteers decked out in purple and passionate about fundraising and raising awareness for cancer research. 

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Brookings will be held Friday and Saturday at the BHHS track.



La Vonne Peterson to serve as 2012 Relay for Life grand marshal

La Vonne Peterson now works at Curry Medical Center.

La Vonne Peterson wants people to know that there are many resources for those with cancer.

“There’s a plethora of resources out there, and I want to make people aware because no one should have to suffer through cancer alone,” Peterson said.

Peterson, this year’s Relay for Life grand marshal, would know.

After taking a shower one morning, her hand brushed up against her breast and felt something hard.



Blom, Whitman win chili cookoff

Read more... The 15th annual Fourth of July Chili Cookoff at the Port of Brookings Harbor boardwalk was full of surprises as a newcomer won the Judge’s Choice, the People’s Choice didn’t agree with the judges, and the longtime reigning champion didn’t even place.

“This year it was topsy-turvy and all backward,” said contest organizer Pat Silveria, owner of Slugs ’N’ Stones ’N’ Ice Cream Cones, which hosted the event, a fundraiser for Oasis Shelter Home.


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