Local Interest

As we know, Bandon is a unique and special place.  Not only do we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (#85 of 100, according to CNN) but we also have some of the most interesting, most community-minded people on the south...

Bandon’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony happened Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at the Port’s launch parking lot to remember and honor those who were lost at sea, those who make their livings on the sea, and all veterans. The ceremony was officiated by Father Robert...

The Oregon Coast is known for its bicycling opportunities, and the south end is no exception.  There are many options for people who prefer to stick to the pavement as well as those who would rather bike on trails, and it’s possible to find these...

The shore pines, the sound of the ocean, the cool break from the summer heat of the rest of the country are available to campers who visit the Southern Oregon Coast.  Finding a camping spot in and around Bandon is relatively easy as there are...

Friday, May 8th marked the 2nd anniversary of the opening of Bandon’s Face Rock Creamery. People still remember feeling excited and optimistic for the town and, in particular, for cheese, when plans for the creamery in the old cheese factory’s location were announced.  It was, for...

The Rogue River is one of a relatively small number of rivers in the country designated “Wild and Scenic.”  This designation preserves and protects certain naturally beautiful and culturally significant rivers so they may be free-flowing and available for enjoyment.  You may have seen sections of...

Saturday afternoon was the opening of the new art exhibit at the Bandon Library, and it was celebrated with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the three featured artists. The first exhibit presented is “Daydreams,” done by David Black.  In these paintings, he has created surreal...

Spring is an unpredictable time on the South Coast, much like a lot of the west coast.  We’re never really sure if it’s going to be pouring rain, hailing, brilliantly sunny, batten-down-the-hatches windy, or some combination of all of the above.  So, on a March...

The Bandon Community Youth Center (BCYC) has been providing quality programs to Bandon’s youth since Spring of 1998.  Their mission is to provide opportunities for youth and families to learn, grow, and experience success, and with the amazing lineup of workshops for this spring, they...

One of the fixtures and core businesses in Old Town Bandon is the WinterRiver Books bookstore  on 2nd Street, across from the Continuum Building.  Over its years of existence, owners Grover Hatcher and Debby Johnson have made WinterRiver the go-to for books and gift items...

As if we needed more evidence of the depth of talent in Bandon’s community and its commitment to our plant and animal life, Bandon School District and local artists have teamed up to present an art show dedicated to the non-human life in our area.  The...

There were many laughs in the Sprague for the latest production by New Artists’ Productions, Bandon’s youth theater.  “Clueless in the Ballroom,” a classic whodunit-type mystery, closed Sunday afternoon after a successful run at the Sprague Theater.  The script was written by Rebeca Jones, the...