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Mary Schamehorn - As I See It
Sun: Face Rock Creamery Anniversary Festival
Sun: 'Anastasia' at The Sprague
Wife in Grants Pass pranks husband with stolen vehicle
Marijuana gets Central Point property owner $33,000 fine
Oregon Governor declares drought in several counties
Flight cancellations to continue for Alaska Airlines
Unlicensed drivers may get cars towed in Portland
Moon goes blood red Sunday night
Lunar eclipse: 4 tips for watchers
I visited the bizarre Calif. tide pools that inspired 'SpongeBob'
Food truck explodes at Florida seafood festival
Inflation is costing U.S. households an extra $341 a month
Couple lives permanently on cruise ships because it's cheaper
Prosecutor on honeymoon gunned down by hit men on beach
Fat people prefer long term relationships
Best ever tuna salad sandwich recipe
The #1 worst canned tuna to buy, says dietitian
Eating chocolate slashes risk of dying young
Everything isn't awful
Mongo's Amazon product of the day

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Shoestring Cafe menu      Lloyd's menu      Asian Garden menu      Rancho Viejo menu      La Fiesta menu     
Wilson's Market menu      The Station menu      Pastries & Pizza menu      The Rolling Pin menu     

Bandon's rain year is Oct 01 thru Sep 30
Detailed weather history data & graphs
Ten day weather forecast

Tsunami info      Flood hazard map      Tsunami evacuation map

Video: What it's like to attend the Kentucky Derby (2022)

A typical day in Bandon

View from Sunset Motel



Looking back: Riverside Studios (2 photos from 2015)

Photo (beaver activity, S. Fork Coquille River) submitted by Craig

Bandon photo submitted by Gene

Bandon photo submitted by Steve M

Powers photo submitted by Paddy

A Bandon postcard from Mongo's collection postmarked 1964

Bandon photo submitted by Kate & Alan

Bandon photo submitted by Kathe M

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Mongo's song pick of the day: Texas Tornados - "Who's To Blame Senorita"

From the archives

Shawn's art pick of the week: 'A Bouquet of Daffodils," tissue paper collage by Sandy Schroeder, Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio
About the artist

joke of the day
It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of the little Irish pub.
An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water.
A curious gentleman asked what he was doing.
"Fishing", replied the old man.
Poor old fool, thought the gentlemen. So, he decided he would invite the old man to have a drink in the pub.
Feeling he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, "And, how many have you caught today?"
"You're the sixth," he answered.

Tide Table


Beach Safety


Video: Scenes from " Killers from Space" (1954), starring Peter Graves, the #7 worst movie of all time.
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.
When you make an alien movie, the alien should look as threatening as your budget can handle. But what does this movie give us? Guys in jumpsuits with golf ball eyes! But that's not this movie's only problems. Plot holes at every second, the camera having extreme closeups on actors' faces who aren't even talking, and stock footage galore! This is one of those movies which budget shows.



Future events
May 15, Face Rock Creamery Anniversary Festival
May 15,20-22 'Anastasia' at The Sprague
May 18,19,20,21,22,31,Jun 01,02, Labyrinth in the sand at Face Rock Beach
May 18,25, Coos Bay Farmers Market
May 20-21, Bandon Farmers Market
May 20-22, Drag racing at Coos Bay Speedway
May 21, Birds on the Estuary, Charleston
May 28, Annual Puffin Party at Face Rock Wayside
May 28, Blessing of the Fleet, Bandon boat ramp parking lot
May 28-29, 9th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews On The Bay, Mill Casino
Jun 03, Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk, 5PM
Jun 03-05, Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Festival
Jun 03-05, Wild Man of Nugget Tom's Lost Mine Bikepacking Weekend
Jun 03,04,11,18,25,26, 'The Lost Mine on Budd Creek' at the Sawdust Theatre, Coquille
Jun 04-05, Nov 25-26, Free fishing weekends in Oregon
June 10, Bandon Bike Party, Old Town
Jun 16-19, Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship, Reedsport
Jun 18, Tour de Fronds cycling event
Jun 25-26, Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
July 02,09,10,16,17,23,30, 'The Lost Mine on Budd Creek' at the Sawdust Theatre, Coquille
July 04, Cardboard Boat Regatta, Bandon boat ramp
July 26-30, Coos County Fair & Rodeo, Myrtle Point
July 27-30, Curry County Fair & Rodeo, Gold Beach
July 31-Aug 07, Redfish Music Festival, Port Orford, Bandon and Langlois
Aug 02-07, DuneFest, Winchester Bay
Aug 05,06,13,14,20,27, 'The Lost Mine on Budd Creek' at the Sawdust Theatre, Coquille
Aug 12-14, Charleston Seafood Beer and Wine Festival
Aug 27-28, Blackberry Arts Festival, Coos Bay
Sep 02,03, 'The Lost Mine on Budd Creek' at the Sawdust Theatre, Coquille
Sept 16-17, Cruz the Coos, Coos Bay
Sept 17-18, Bay Area Fun Festival, Coos Bay

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Mongo's history lesson: On this day in history, May 15, 2010, Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.

Jessica Watson born May 18, 1993 is an Australian sailor who was awarded the Order of Australia Medal after attempting a solo global circumnavigation at the age of 16. Departing Sydney on October 18, 2009, Watson headed north-east, crossing the equator in the Pacific Ocean before crossing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. She returned to Sydney on 15 May 2010, three days before her 17th birthday, though the voyage was ultimately shorter than the required 21,600 nautical miles to be considered a global circumnavigation. In recognition of her attempt Watson was named the 2011 Young Australian of the Year, and the following year was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia. She currently resides in Buderim, Queensland.

The boat is a 33.6 ft Sparkman & Stephens model S&S 34, the same design as used by Jon Sanders, David Dicks and Jesse Martin in their circumnavigations. It was obtained and refitted with new equipment under the supervision of Don McIntyre and Bruce Arms, both skilled and experienced sailors. The refitting included a new galley, reconditioned diesel and water tanks, and a complete rebuild of the electrical system. Watson was also deeply involved in the preparation of the boat, which she named Ella's Pink Lady. Most of the time the boat is steered by a self-steering windvane system.

Watson sailed out of Sydney Harbour on October 18, 2009 in her pink-hulled Ella Bache-sponsored Ella's Pink Lady. 18 days later, on November 5, she passed Tonga, sailing clear of both New Zealand and Fiji. As required for a full circumnavigation, she crossed the equator on 19 November 2009 near Jarvis Island. The halfway point on the voyage was passed on January 25, 2010, her 100th day at sea.

A television documentary "201 Days" was made about her circumnavigation. It was narrated by Richard Branson. In 2021 a movie "True Spirit" about her circumnavigation is in production in Queensland, starring Teagan Croft as Watson. It is produced by Netflix and expected to be released in 2022.

Jessica Watson sailing Cape Horn, January 13, 2010.

Ella's Pink Lady leaving Brisbane for Sydney
Boat sponsored by Ella Bache, a French skin care product

Approximate route taken by Watson on her voyage between October 2009 and May 2010


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