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August Alive After Five Cancelled

The Greater Bandon Association has canceled its planned Alive After Five event for August. We had shared previously our concern about the health and safety of not only those participating in the event but especially the employees and owners of Old Town Bandon’s businesses and shops. The guidance from Coos Health and Wellness make clear […]

Bilderbacks Volunteers of the Month

Diane and Dave Bilderback were recognized by the Greater Bandon Association as Bandon’s Volunteers of the Month for July at the July 12th meeting of Bandon’s City Council. GBA presents this award to one the many outstanding individuals that contribute to making Bandon a better community to live in. Diane and Dave were presented the […]

Bandon Bunny Hop Winners Announced

The Greater Bandon Association announced the winners of the three Easter baskets from the Bandon Bunny Hop: Shelley Sands, Braelynn Simons and Jane Johnson. GBA Promotion Committee members Sharron Schmidt and Donna Hutchison drew the winners on Saturday. Thanks again to the following participating businesses: · Bandon Bicycle Works  (across from McKay’s) · Bandon Card […]

Design/Beautification Volunteers Needed

Two of the Greater Bandon Association’s major obligations as a Main Street organization are the preservation of our historical assets and the physical appearance of our town. Regarding economic development, we will attract visitors and new businesses only if our town is in top physical shape. This is the work of the volunteers on our […]

2021 Gorse Blossom Festival Cancelled

We are all looking forward to 2021 with the prospect of a vaccine for COVID19 and the hope for our lives to get back to the people, places, and things we love to do! However, we do not know what the restrictions will be on events during the middle part of February, but our main […]

GBA offers holiday activities for the whole family

BANDON – It’s the holidays and while many events have been canceled, the Greater Bandon Association has planned some fun activities designed for safety and social distancing and encourages everyone to participate. On Saturday, Dec. 19, load up the kids and motor over to say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus in a drive-by style […]

Community Health Needs Assessment

Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center is in the midst of conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment. A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a systematic process involving the community to identify and analyze community health needs. The process provides a way for communities to prioritize health needs, and to plan and act upon unmet […]

$500 Emergency Relief Check Program

$500 Emergency Relief Check Program SALEM, Ore. – Starting today, Oregonians facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for a one-time payment of $500. This first-of-its-kind project is a collaboration between the Oregon Legislature, Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Central Willamette Credit Union, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, InRoads Community […]

GBA Delays Alive After Five in 2020

The Greater Bandon Association has cancelled the June 2020 the special 4th of July edition of Alive After Five for 2020 as Bandon reopens after the shutdown for COVID-19. Old Town shops are reopening under Phase Two guidelines of the Governor’s recovery plan. Alive After Five will be returning when it is safe to do […]

Coos County Moves to Phase Two Reopening

Coos County will move to Phase Two of the Governor’s Reopening Plan on Saturday. Here is some guidance on the impact of that move. Missing Phase 2 guidance is now on-line: Venues & Event Operators Guidance: Gatherings / General Guidance: [cap for venues is 250] Baseline guidance for zoos/museums/gardens is up as well: New exec order […]