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Carousel dream
August 06, 2013 09:47 pm

Bud Halliday envisions the “Gray Ghost” building at the Port of Brookings-Harbor as a place for a carnival carousel. The Pilot/Jane Stebbins
Bud Halliday ran away and joined the circus 29 years ago — and the 85-year-old Brookings man is still in touch with his inner kid.

After years of working as a “carney,” he now has in mind to build a carnival in Harbor and use the empty “Gray Ghost” building as its base — with A carousel as its centerpiece.

Artists, vendors gather for event today, Sunday
August 02, 2013 09:46 pm

The first Festival of Art in Stout Park will have vendor booths, plein air artists, activities for children, food and a working model railroad.

It all happens today (Aug. 3) and Sunday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along the walkways at Stout Park, located on Oak Street just one block up the hill from Highway 101.

Showcasing Talent
July 30, 2013 08:58 pm

Shawntisha Bailey sings “Feeling Good,” which won her a first place in the youth division. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
GOLD BEACH — It took judges nearly an hour to tally the scores of a record 24 contestants participating in the Curry County Fair Talent Showcase Saturday.

It was announced that there were 26 contestants, according to the list; however, the list was misnumbered and one duo was counted as two contestants.

Planners prepare for Festival of Art in Stout Park
July 27, 2013 01:00 am

The new Festival of Art in Stout Park is coming up next weekend and organizers announce they have 45 artists lined up, but they have also been asked a question, much to their surprise — where is Stout Park?

Stout Park “is a lovely place for an art festival. The park is located on Oak Street, one block up  from Chetco Avenue and Oak Street,” said event organizer Vi Burton. Manley Art Center is located in the same area, at the end of the parking lot. The Pelican Bay Arts Association sign hangs at the beginning of the parking lot. 

Gossard hangs up her apron after 26 years
July 23, 2013 09:38 pm

After 26 years of employment in the Brookings-Harbor School District, Food Service Supervisor Melody Gossard has sipped her last spoon, salted her last carrot, fed her last student and retired.

Gossard began her tenure with the district as a coach for the dance team and working in Chapter One — a program for struggling students — before becoming an administration secretary. 

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