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Gardens of Gold Beach

Chuck and Linda Stokes under a trellis with a sign that is their garden mantra.

Cloudy conditions on the coast last Saturday didn’t dampen plant enthusiasts who partook in the 2014 annual Garden Tour hosted by the Gold Beach Innominata Garden Club.

According to Garden Club spokesperson Barb Raynes, approximately 70 people made the rounds to six locations that encompassed an area from 2 1/2 miles south of Gold Beach, in town and 7 miles up Jerry’s Flat Road.


Exhibits need to be brought in Tuesday

Photography Superintendent Bryon Russ, left, stands with Richard Watson of Gold Beach, last year’s Best of Show and Sweepstakes winner for his photo of an eagle flying along at the edge of the breakers.

GOLD BEACH — The Curry County Fair is quickly approaching and the time to bring exhibits to the Event Center on the Beach is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.

This gives organizers a day to set up and judge the exhibits for opening day, Thursday, July 24. The fair will continue through Sunday, July 27, at the fairgrounds on Highway 101 in Gold Beach.


Relay For Life: ACS events raise $31,800

A Family Fun Carnival took place on the Brookings-Harbor High School football field while raising money for the battle against cancer during the annual Relay For Life.

The American Cancer Society event, which was Saturday evening and Sunday morning, brought the total raised to $31,800.

Ten teams participated in the relay, which involved team members carrying a baton and walking the track all night. 


Cape Blanco country

SIXES — Country music lovers are in for a special treat early next month on the Oregon Coast — three days of performances from artists such as Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley.

The Cape Blanco Country Music Festival will be held on private land 3 miles east of Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Sixes, about five miles north of Port Orford. The festival runs Aug. 1 through 3.


It’s kite flying time!

Photos courtesy Southern Oregon Kite Festival committee

It’s time to fly at the 22nd annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival, which kicks off Friday with an indoor kite flying demonstration.

The free exhibition will be from 7 to 9 p.m. July 18 in the Brookings-High School gymnasium, 625 Pioneer Road, Brookings. 

Kite pilots will demonstrate movements with kites of varying sizes that are designed to fly in a windless environment. The motion generated by the kite flier moving backward and in circles while pulling and jerking on the kite lines provides the “wind” for the kites to move, event organizers said.  


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