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Nearly 100 sales to delight bargain hunters

People were already browsing through a garage sale at Chiado family home on Kings Way on Friday. The sale will continue today. The Pilot/Jef Hatch

All sorts of trinkets, doodads and treasures will be available today for bargain hunters and shoppers during the biannual Garage Sale Saturday. 

More than 95 garage sales will be going on today and Sunday, starting as early as 7 a.m. and lasting all day. 

A special Garage Sale Saturday map with a numbered list of every sale is featured on the front and back covers of the classified section of the Curry Coastal Pilot.



Fish on! Third graders land rainbow trout

Students from Ken Olsen's third-grade class fish at Arizona Pond.
By Jef Hatch
Pilot Staff Writer

The noise level may have been high enough to scare off every bear, deer and coyote for a 10-mile radius, but trees can’t run and the fish were kept captive in the pond at Arizona Beach State Park long enough for the third graders from Kalmiopsis Elementary School to catch a few.

Early Wednesday morning, third graders from Dawn Bennett’s and Ken Olsen’s classrooms made their way to the pond to partake in Reel Fish Day, an angler education class offered by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPRD) and the South Coast Watershed Council (SCWC), in conjuction with the Oregon South Coast Fishermen (OSCF) and the Curry Anadromous Fishermen (CAF).


Visiting the Tall Ships


By Bill Schlichting

Pilot Staff Writer

One day last year I felt as though I needed to get out of town, so I headed to Coos Bay.

As I was just south of downtown North Bend, I looked out onto the bay and saw a familiar tall ship.


Marine Corps League celebrates 25th anniversary

New Marine Corps League officers for the 2012-13 year are sworn in during ceremony. The Pilot/Submitted photo

The Calvin E. Murphy Detachment 578 Marine Corps League celebrated its 25th anniversary April 21 following the installation of officers.

The detachment members and guests were treated to a piece of anniversary cake during the event at the Tea Room. Each member was presented with a 25th anniversary pin, celebrating the detachment’s 25 years service to the community.

New officers were installed by John Woods, the North West Division national vice commandant. He was assisted by Jim Hale, the Department of Oregon commandant.



Tickets available for rock band performance at Redwood Theater

Tickets are now on sale for the Portland-based rock band Robert Wynia and The Sound, which will play with Brookings’ Slow Children and two other local bands at the Redwood Theater, 621 Chetco Ave., on Thursday, May 10.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for those 18 and younger. Tickets are on sale now at the theater box office.

The name Robert Wynia may be familiar to fans of Floater, a nationally recognized rock band with numerous top-selling albums, two Grammy Award nominations and multiple sold-out performances at the West Coast’s larger venues.



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