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5 BHHS grads bid farewell to 4-H at fair

Participating in the Curry County Fair for their final time as members of 4-H are, from left, Megan Boardman, Alycia Jacobson, Monica Mitchell and Gregory Christensen. Not pictured is Isabella Apicello.
The 2010 Curry County Fair will mark the end of a combined total of 35 years of hard work and dedication in 4-H for five Brookings-Harbor High School graduates.

Gregory Christensen, Alycia Jacobson, Monica Mitchell, Megan Boardman and Isabella Apicello will, for the last time as youth 4-H competitors, demonstrate their skills, technique and knowledge in their various animal and static non-animal projects at the fair. 

Countless trophies, ribbons, money and awards have been won by these youth, including trips to compete at the Oregon State Fair.


Brookings woman a finalist in national contest

Brookings resident Renee Schwartz has produced a video that is one of the six finalists in a “Too Cheap to Advertise” contest that will award $50,000 in flight vouchers to the winner, to be announced on or about July 28.

Schwartz is asking for online votes for her commercial. 

“I just checked the voting, and I’m almost in last place. Darn,” Schwartz said. “Hopefully enough people will vote to at least keep me off the very bottom. I just don’t know enough people or have enough connections, I guess – oh well, it was fun to make anyway.”


Preserving history

Gabriel Guild, 2, of Capitola, Calif., sits on 1925 Stutz fire truck at annual pancake breakfast. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Approximately 600 people enjoyed a pancake breakfast Sunday and also helped preserve a part of Southern Oregon Coast history.

The pancake breakfast was served by members and families of the Harbor Fire Department. The part of history is the department’s 1925 Stutz fire truck.

“We received very good support from the community,” said Fire Chief John Brazil. 

How much money the event raised has yet to be determined, but Brazil said the department “exceeded what it did in the past three years.”


Late Bloomers

2010 Late Bloomer Grant recipients are, from left, Cathy Moore, Bonnie Loewen, Janet Richey, Linda Ging, Jane Opiat and Maureen Staggs. Also receiving a grant is Pat Bisgrove, not pictured. The Pilot/Marge Woodfin
The 17th Annual Festival of the Arts, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, at the boardwalk at the Port of Brookings Harbor, will once again be bringing more than 100 fine arts and crafts artisans from near and far.

One of the exciting events associated with the Festival is the Late Bloomer Grant program, begun in 2003. The program awards small grants to aspiring artists older than 50 – thus considered “late bloomers” – who demonstrate creative potential and apply for funds to cover needed classes, equipment, supplies, or anything that will help to further continued development of the participant’s artistic talents.

This year, seven creative participants, representing a variety of artistic talent, received awards. The recipients include a watercolorist, an artist who works with acrylics, an artist who prefers oils, a weaver specializing in fiber art, a photographer, a writer, and a poet.


Showcasing the music

Steve Knudson of Brookings dances with granddaughter Jena James of Carmel, Calif., while Stagelights House Band performs at Azalea Park on Sunday. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Four local bands and one visiting from North Dakota performed for an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 people at Azalea Park Sunday.

“The event was a tremendous success. I’m very happy with the turnout,” said concert organizer Gordon Later.

The event, billed as the Stagelights Community Music Showcase, was part of the American Music Festival’s series of summer concerts in the park. 

Sunday’s event was a fundraiser for Stagelights Musical Arts Community (http://www.stagelights.us), a non-profit group that spotlights local musicians and provides education and outreach opportunities to people of all ages interested in the musical arts, regardless of their ability to pay. 


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