Plover Nesting Season Now Underway

March 12, 2014 Beaches & WaterfallsOregon Sand DunesPaths, Walks, and Scenic SpotsScience and Nature

western-snowy-ploverAccording to the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, the nesting season of the western snowy plover, a small shorebird that lays its eggs and raises its young in the open dry sand, is now underway.

The nesting season begins on area beaches

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Michael Bell Japanese Swordsmith and Artisan

January 6, 2014 Area AttractionsThe Arts

dragofly-forgeMichael Bell Japanese Swordsmith and Artisan

Hidden on a hillside along the Coquille River, not far from Bandon, world renowned craftsman and Dragonfly Forge founder Michael Bell practices an art more than a thousand years old:

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BEST EGGS BENEDICT 2013

November 23, 2013 Featured StoryFood & DrinkFood & Drink Stories and Reviews

SAM_5680BEST EGGS BENEDICT 2013

While there is much confusion over the origin of Eggs Benedict, one story published in the New Yorker in 1942 has the dish being first prepared as a hangover remedy in 1894.

As the story goes, Lemuel Benedict, a

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Only the Best: Chicken Fried Steak

November 22, 2013 Food & DrinkFood & Drink Stories and Reviews

Chicken-FryChicken Fried Steak isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re worried about fat and cholesterol or afraid that fried foods will clog your pump, move on – there’s nothing to see here. However, if you love fried foods in all their crispy glory, revel in

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Holiday Market Offers Unique Gifts

November 8, 2013 Area AttractionsFarmers & Artisan Markets

Santa and Mrs. ClausIf your holiday gift giving includes locally produced items such as fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, cheesecakes, jewelry, arts and crafts, then Bandon’s Old Town Marketplace Holiday Market is the place for you.

The Holiday Market begins its

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Dave’s Pizza is BACK!!!

October 29, 2013 Food & DrinkPizza RestaurantsRestaurants By Category

SAM_5649Dave's Pizza is BACK!!!

Three long years after a fire destroyed Dave's Pizza, IT IS BACK!  And mouths are watering throughout the county!  Most locals will remember owners, Dave and Theresa Sherwood, who ran the former pizzeria

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A Bright Beautiful Place for the Holidays: Shore Acres

October 17, 2013 Area AttractionsMuseums and Interpretive CentersMusicPaths, Walks, and Scenic SpotsScience and Nature

shore-acres-holiday-lightsThe Holidays are a perfect time to view the annual holiday lights display at Shore Acres State Park.

Always a hit, the community tradition featuring more than 300,000 LED lights is open every night beginning Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s

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Have a Craving for Cranberry Sweets?

October 16, 2013 Area AttractionsFood & DrinkFood & Drink Stories and Reviews

cranberry-sweetsLocated in the Oregon Cranberry Capital of Bandon, Cranberry Sweets has been turning the bright red locally grown berries into confections for more than 50 years.

For many years Oregon’s cranberries were a lackluster industry with tart berries

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Friday Chef’s Table at OC Culinary Institute

October 15, 2013 Food & Drink

OCClogoFriday Chef’s Table at OC Culinary Institute Is Back!
OCCI offers wonderful culinary lunch and dinners as part of their externship program.

Lunch is $10 and you will receive a three course delectable pub style lunch that will

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Winter Whale Watch Week 2013 – Dec. 26 through 31

October 3, 2013 Area AttractionsBeaches & WaterfallsMuseums and Interpretive CentersScience and Nature

sperm-whale-gillisonWinter Whale Watch Week, an annual event much anticipated along the Oregon Coast by residents and visitors alike, will take place immediately after the Christmas holiday during the last five days of December. During those five days, volunteers will

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