Slow Children will play a rock concert 9 p.m. tonight at the Redwood Theater
The rain pounded the roof of the small, backyard workshop in
Brookings, drowning out singer and bass player Caleb Moffit as he talked
about the rock band Slow Children.
However, the rain didn’t stand a chance once Caleb and guitarist
Bryan Bacci plugged their instruments into the amps, and Kevin Hutman
started hammering the drums.
The melodic mix of acoustic, hard rock and alternative music that
thundered inside the shop was tight, intense and impressive — the
product of three men who have been playing music together since the
eighth grade — nearly 15 years.
Redshirts volunteers unload packages at loading dock behind Brookings Post Office Friday. The Pilot/Marge Woodfin
Friday was a red-letter day for the Brookings-Harbor Redshirts, as
more than two dozen volunteers delivered 228 packages to the Brookings
Although the Redshirts have been mailing packages to the troops in
Iraq and Afghanistan on the first and third Fridays of every month since
June 2006, the December mailing is always special, because of
Christmas, said Redshirts President Frank Muller.
This December was an especially large mailing, requiring approximately $3,200 postage to be paid, Muller said.
Students play game of red light, green light. The Pilot/Arwyn Rice
Students at Kalmiopsis Elementary School are learning something new this year — playground games.
Over the last few decades, as giant play structures were built in
parks and on school playgrounds, children lost the art of the simple
So when the massive play structure known as the “big toy” was removed
from the Kalmiopsis playground last summer, students had to learn a new
way to play. A generation that had relied mostly on chase games and
play structures was given balls and jump ropes.