Local Interest

Just 18 miles from Bandon is one of the most beautiful spots on the South Coast.  The South Slough National Estuarian Reserve stretches north, roughly paralleling Seven Devils Road, to the ocean and encompasses 5,000 acres of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian...

“Symbols – Past, Present, Future” is the theme of the Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center’s new art show, on display now through the end of March.  Artists were called upon to reflect upon petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, or other ancient symbols and communication methods and then...

We all have excuses for not working out.  “It’s too hard,” “it’s too cold/wet/windy/dark outside to go for a walk,” “it’s too boring,” and “I wouldn’t know what to do” are some of the most frequently used reasons we don’t get our exercise.  Now, with...

What do you get when you cross the Art by the Sea Gallery with the Bandon Library?  You get a library lobby full of beautiful and diverse artwork, all done by local artists!  No joke, members of the Art by the Sea Gallery are displaying...

Cruising around Old Town, one is sure to happen upon one of the newest businesses in Old Town, The Sassy Seagull.  Near the corner of Baltimore and 2nd St. in Old Town sitting next door to WinterRiver Bookstore and across the street from Pacific Blues,...

One of the South Coast's most popular holiday traditions, Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park, began in 1987 when the Friends of Shore Acres thought it would be nice to "string a few lights" to brighten up the place for the holidays.  The first...

Bandon was lit up with colorful lights and happy faces last night for Bandon’s annual Night of 10,000 Lights.  New traditions were begun while old traditions were upheld, and it seemed like the entire town came out to participate in the festivities. The fun started at...

People may think that there’s nothing going in Bandon in the late fall and winter. The stream of summer tourists has dwindled to a trickle, and the Cranberry Queen has been crowned.  Nothing could be further from the truth, however!  It may be getting cold...

One of the oldest continuously running businesses in Bandon, Peter Braun’s Cobblers Bench has been a fixture in Old Town since 1979.  And, like many local businesses, it was passed down from an older generation. Peter’s father Wolf, a leatherworker, opened The Cobblers Bench in 1979...

I recently had the pleasure of having a studio experience at Sage Place, Bandon’s glass fusing studio on 11th St. SE across from Bandon Supply.  My mother-in-law was visiting from Eastern Washington, and it sounded like a fun activity for us on a somewhat dreary...

The Bandon Library has a new installation in their gallery for the month of November.  Two artists are featured this month, Joan LeCain and Kathleen Morey Bailey.  The two artists use very different mediums, but they are both extremely talented and have created lovely art. Joan...

Located just a quarter mile from Bandon's beautiful coastline and within the Bandon City Park is the surprisingly busy Bandon Public Library.  The fact that this little library is busy is actually no surprise when you discover the wide selection of books, magazines and movies, the availability...