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Bayou band returns to Azalea

The Blues Box Bayou Band will once again perform on the Azalea Park stage Sunday afternoon.

Back by popular demand, the Blues Box Bayou Band will perform at Brookings’ free Summer Concerts in the Park series at 1 p.m. Sunday at Azalea Park.

The concerts, presented by sponsor Rogue Credit Union, typically draw crowds of 300 to 500 people who bring blankets and lawn chairs to the park’s amphitheater. 

The snack shack, operated by The Brookings Harbor Interact Club, offers hot food and drinks. Admission is free, but buckets are passed for donations to help pay for the artists.


Relay for Life: Survivors honored

Rhonda Gardenheir, Relay For Life volunteer, left, is presented a certificate by Bonnie Ell of the American Cancer Society.

Curry’s Got Talent auditions set for Monday at Oxenfre

Nearly 30 cancer survivors and their guests were treated to tea and dessert Thursday at Dee-Ann’s Tea Room Cafe.

Bonnie Ell, community manager for the American Cancer Society, had guests share how long they have been a survivor. 


2015 Graduation: Brookings-Harbor High School

Brookings-Harbor High School graduates celebrate at end of ceremony.

The graduation ceremony for the Brookings-Harbor High School Class of 2015 was full of laughter, celebration — and a hint of nostalgia.

Keeping it light even in the midst of celebrating a major milestone, the 93 graduating students walked from Kalmiopsis Elementary School to the football field and past their proud teachers and parents, their hats personalized with glitter, paint and accessories. Carrying blue and yellow balloons, as they reached the staging area for the processional, they released the balloons into the air.


2015 Graduation: Gold Beach High School

Gold Beach High School seniors await their diplomas at graduation ceremony.

Thirty-nine seniors graduated from Gold Beach High School Friday, a feat celebrated by a capacity audience of family, friends and teachers.

Members of the class of 2015 gripped their diplomas tight and sent their mortarboards sailing into the air as the crowd cheered their accomplishment.


Lighthouse enthusiast Guy Towers releases book

It took 10 years to build, saw the death of five keepers and one construction worker, and warned sailors away from the dreaded Dragon Rocks of St. George Reef for nearly a century.

Visiting the beacon atop Northwest Seal Rock 6 miles off the coast may not be an option currently, but folks will soon be able to explore the lighthouse’s history in a new book from the “Images of America” series.

“Images of America: St. George Reef Lighthouse” is written by Guy Towers, who founded the St. George Lighthouse Preservation Society in 1986, and is distributed by Arcadia Publishing, which has published hundreds of pictorial history books.


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