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New York band plays in Harbor


The quirky rock music of The Last Internationale sounds like something from the soundtrack of a Quentin Tarantino film – and will be filling the 101 Bar and Grill in Harbor Thursday night.

The New York-based band, consisting of singer/guitarist Delila Paz and lead guitarist Edgey, and sometimes additional band members, slides from smooth blues into an electric guitar and percussion heavy rock without losing the listener in the transition.




American Cancer Society event raises $54,000


Members of Katlyn’s Krew walk around the track in memory of Brookings-Harbor High School student Katelyn Wallace, who died of cancer at the age of 17. The Pilot/Jef Hatch

It wasn’t enough for Relay for Life supporters to reach their goal of $46,000; they had to keep going.

As of Friday, the local drive has gathered $54,400, according to Rhonda Gardenheir, event chair. Fundraising will continue through Aug. 31 and the amount is expected to grow.

The goal was reached and exceeded through the fundraising efforts of 14 “very busy Relay teams and our community supporters. Six of those 14 teams were brand new to Relay for Life,” Gardenheir said.



Kite flyers prepare for weekend festival

Kite flyers show their skills at previous Southern Oregon Kite Festival at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Submitted photo

The Southern Oregon Kite Festival has invited more than 30 national and international, award-winning kite fliers and kite makers to the Port of Brookings-Harbor to showcase their talents Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17.

The event will take place on the Kite Field along Boat Basin Road. Parking will be available near the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce office on Lower Harbor Road. Shuttle service will be available between the parking lot and the Kite Field. Those attending this free event should bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.


Bernadine Shimmin reaches 101 years


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A Harbor resident who  has traveled the world from China to Australia celebrated her 101st birthday Tuesday.

Bernadine Shimmin said there’s no real secret to such longevity.

“Just tell them to breathe,” she said.



Feasibility of Fun: Fourth of July event raises money for aquatic center study


A team gives its best in an attempt to win a tug-o-war match.­­ The Pilot/ Steve Kadel

More than 200 people enjoyed a barbecue lunch and lots of contests Monday at Azalea Park during a fundraiser for the proposed aquatic center.

“It was a good turnout for a new nonprofit,” said organizer Juliane Leighton. “For us, a lot of it was building name recognition in the community.”

The event was billed as the Family Fourth of July Barbecue and Field Day hosted by Friends of the Brookings Harbor Aquatic Center.

Steve Manion was one of the day’s big winners, walking off with the grand prize in the best pie contest. He also won the nut pie category and received honorable mention for most original pie.

Besides showcasing the talents of 11 outstanding chefs who entered the contest, the pies brought in significant money from a raffle.



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