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‘The Sparrow’ opens Friday

Teenage cast rehearses a scene from “The Sparrow.”

 “The Sparrow,” the latest production by the Brookings-Harbor Community Theater, is not the typical theatrical production. Nor is the story.

The play, which focuses on healing and acceptance in the chaotic world of adolescence, features main character Emily Book, the sole survivor of a school bus accident who, along with her classmates, struggles with unknown super powers.


Turi Lundquist chosen teacher of the month


Recently back to teaching after several months of cancer treatment, Kalmiopsis Elementary’s Turi Lundquist was honored with a “teacher of the month” award for December 2014 from a group of local businesses, including Daryn Farmer’s State Farm Insurance, Wild River Pizza and Dr. Doug Walker’s Eye Center.


Festival flourishes

Dan Hoover shows crab sold on boat Inspiration.

With a cloudless, sunny sky and the promise of fresh food and live music, the Port of Brookings Harbor’s first Crab Festival was highly attended and hugely successful, organizers said, drawing several thousand to the port on Saturday.

“Last year they sold around 400 tickets for the dinner,” said Port Director Ted Fitzgerald. “This year we ended up selling 712.”

The port has already begun brainstorming ways to make the festival even more successful in coming years. Among those ideas include updating its website announcing the next festival on Jan. 30, 2016.


Final performances of ‘Robin Hood Jr.’ this weekend

Thursday, Jan. 29, is the first of the final three shows for Brookings Harbor Community Theater’s presentation of the adventures of “Robin Hood Jr.” at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.

Directed by Tiffany Van Maren, the comedy-based youth show features nearly 20 children, ages 6 through 12, playing classic roles such as Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, Lady Merle and the Sheriff.

Show dates are Thursday through Saturday (Jan. 29-31). Thursday and Friday shows start at 7 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2.


Places to Visit

Oregon Coast Aquarium features a “Passages of the Deep” exhibit that enables visitors to walk through underwater ecosystems.

With gas prices reaching the lowest they’ve been in years, and sunny weather, people may be itching to explore a little further beyond America’s Wild Rivers Coast.

Here are a few weekend trips for those needing an outing.


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