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Mary Schamehorn - As I See It
Sun: Build a birdhouse at the Bandon Museum
Sun: 'The Sunshine Boys' at the Liberty Theatre
Sun: Chainsaw Carving Championship, Reedsport
Sun: 'Lowdown Brass Band' at Langlois Cheese Factory
Sun-Thu: Labyrinth in the sand at Face Rock Beach
Sun-Sat: 'Pistol River Wave Bash', Gold Beach
Full Strawberry Moon at 1:31 a.m.
Bandon Trolley returns for summer season
Clinic instructs surfers before Wave Bash
Electric scooters with seats hit Portland streets
Portland drag queen is 10 yrs old
New permit required for Oregon watercraft
Springfield Police hosts 26th annual K9 competition
Man with baby daughter attacked by pit bull
No DUI for woman driving Power Wheels toy truck
Mongo's Amazon product of the day
How to stay safe when the 'Big One' comes
2019 fishing regulations        Shellfish        Crabbing guide        Disaster Preparedness
Earthquake safety      Shoreline Education      Riverview Kennels      South Slough
Pacific Waverider       Coral Sea Scuba       Coos County Watchdog       Space Station
South Coast Striders      Coquille River chart      World Famous Langlois      German Shepherds
Coffee Break      Western World      The Ducque      Egyptian Theatre
Coos Boat Tours      Community Garden      NW webcams      Bicycles      Bandon events      Speedway
Mt. Ashland webcam     Museum     Port of Bandon     Medical Loan Closet     Ten day weather forecast
Labyrinths      Gorse Action Group      Library      Northwest hiker      Thomas Hill
Coquille River Water Trail      City limits/zoning map      Zoning rules      Coos County parcel search map

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

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satellite image
Western infrared satellite image      12 hour loop

Video: Windsurfing

A typical day in Bandon

2019 Reedsport Chainsaw Carving Competition, 2 days before judging
Photo by Gilbert O


Bandon photo submitted by Leigh S

An unused postcard from Mongo's collection

Image by Connie R of Whispering Winds Photography, copyright 2019

2017 Boardwalk Art - adult, Theme: Blossoms, Butterflies and Bees
One of our favorites from 2017

2019 Boardwalk art - adult
Theme: 'Wings – Wind – Waves', one of our favorites

Bandon photo submitted by Kathe M

Bandon photo submitted by Kathleen M

Ask Mongo
Dear Mongo: This was where I took many pictures of Mt. Hood, and it was once the best farmland, as the Ladd and Reed Farm is now being covered with these houses! Mr. Reed’s wife was the one who started Reed College in Portland, and they were responsible for bringing other farmers to this area and did work with the Oregon College in research of cattle, and in helping students with other subjects and bringing in the railroad to this area! Times have changed, and now they put up these “Cracker-Boxes” of many families in each building and so close together!! I’m thankful I will not be alive when they get to our property!! Sorry to bother you by pouring out my heart?
Sue K.

Mongo: Hi Sue. Thanks for writing. I guess their kids sold out. Here's that photo.

Houses on farmland, photo by Sue K

Tide Table


Mongo's song pick of the day: New Riders Of The Purple Sage - 'Portland Woman'

Shawn's art pick of the week - ‘Sky Flight,’ an Assemblage by Kathleen Morey Bailey, Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio.

About the artist


Beach Safety


Source: Coffee Break, June 15

joke of the day
If it weren’t for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.

Bebe Bardot
'I Quit' by Bebe Bardot

This Father's Day gift has been approved by Mongo

From the archives


Video: Scene from 'Jaws: The Revenge' (1987)

mongo and minga



Future events
Jun 16, Chainsaw Carving Championship, Reedsport
Jun 16,21-23, 'The Sunshine Boys' at the Liberty Theatre, North Bend
Jun 16-22, 'International Windsurfing Tour Pistol River Wave Bash', Gold Beach
Jun 16, Live music: Lowdown Brass Band at Langlois Cheese Factory
Jun 16, Build a birdhouse at the Bandon Museum
Jun 16-20, Labyrinth in the sand at Face Rock Beach
Jun 17, Book Club Night at the library, 'Angle of Repose' by Wallace Stegner
Jun 19,21,22,25,29, Art class at Art By The Sea Gallery
Jun 19,26, Coos Bay Farmers Market
Jun 21, Alive After Five & Wine Walk in Old Town Bandon
Jun 21, Midnight Street Drags at Coos Bay Speedway
Jun 21-22, Old Town Marketplace Farmers Market
Jun 22, Coquille River community paddle for canoes, kayaks, stand up boards
Jun 22, Cycle Oregon Joyride, Independence
Jun 22, Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival
Jun 22-23, Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
Jun 22,29, 'Star Wars' (1977) at Egyptian Theatre
Jun 22,29 'The Great Milking Machine Caper' at the Sawdust Theatre
June 23, Hanging Rock hike w/South Coast Striders
Jun 27, Planning Commission meeting, the agenda
Jul 03, 'Fireworks Over the Bay' at the Mill Casino
Jul 04, Cardboard Boat Races at the boat ramp
Jul 04, 'Grand Fireworks Display', Bandon waterfront
Jul 04, The Great Umpqua Food Truck Competition, Roseburg
Jul 04-07, 'Waterfront Blues Festival', Portland
Jul 05, Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Jul 12-14, 'Oregon Country Fair', Veneta
Jul 19-21, Camas Valley Fun Days
Jul 20, 'Rhythms On The River' music festival at Sturdivant Park, Coquille
Jul 20-21, 'Southern Oregon Kite Festival', Brookings
Jul 23-27, Coos County Fair, Myrtle Point
Jul 23-28, 'Dunefest', Winchester Bay
Jul 24-27, Curry County Fair, Gold Beach
Aug 02-04, 'Food Truck Off' at the Mill Casino
Aug 02-04, 'Oregon Jamboree Music Festival', Sweet Home, OR
Aug 09-11, Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival
Aug 09-11, Live music at the Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival
Aug 10-11, 'Bikes & Bugs, A Tribute To The Troops' at Coos Bay Speedway
Sep 07-14, Cycle Oregon Classic
Sep 11-15, Reno Air Races w/Thunderbirds
Sep 13-15, 73rd Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Sep 14-15, '16th Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration' at the Mill Casino
Sep 20-22, Oregon International Air Show, McMinnville
Oct 12, 'Oktoberfest' at the Mill Casino

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