Bay Area Teen Idol – 11th Season

June 6, 2014 Arts Stories and ReviewsMusicMusic EventsThe Arts

K-Dock's very popular summer vocal competition has seen hundreds of middle school and high school students participate in the program which encourages teens to avoid drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  The competition runs from July 10th through September

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Bay Area Blaster For Sale

May 27, 2014 Food & Drink

This website is for sale.

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John Topits Park – One Man’s Dream and a Community Gem

April 26, 2014 Area AttractionsPaths, Walks, and Scenic Spots

John Topits Park - One Man's Dream and a Community Gem

Like a precious gem, John Topits Park is a 120-acre pristine lake and forested area – a hidden treasure tucked away in the middle of the Empire District of Coos Bay.  It is

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Coos Bay Boat Building Center

April 26, 2014 Museums and Interpretive Centers

coos-bay-boat-building-centerDo you enjoy wood working or metal work? Then the Coos Bay Boat Building Center may have just the place for you.

Modeled after the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, WA, the Coos Bay Boat Building Center is about sharing the experience of

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Tall Ships Return to Coos Bay

April 24, 2014 Area AttractionsFeatured StoryPaths, Walks, and Scenic Spots

Hawiian CheftanThe tall ships Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain (pictured) will sail into Coos Bay May 2.

The ships will be visiting the Bay Area through May 11 and tours of the vessels as well as Battle Sails will be available. Advance tickets may be

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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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November 23, 2013 Food & DrinkFood & Drink Stories and Reviews


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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