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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: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19 Venues & Event Operators Guidance: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2351D.pdf Gatherings / General Guidance: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2351G.pdf [cap for venues is 250] Baseline guidance for zoos/museums/gardens is up as well: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2351H.pdf New exec order […]

GBA Seeks Volunteers for Design Committee

The Greater Bandon Association is seeking volunteers for its Design Committee. The Design Committee’s work in a nutshell is to improve the visual and physical impression of our downtown and improve the overall maintenance of the area. Our strategic plan includes the following initiatives for this committee this year: community wide cleanup; review and make […]

Volunteer of the Month: Sharron Schmidt and Pat Sherwood

Sharron Schmidt and Pat Sherwood were recognized by the Greater Bandon Association as Bandon’s Volunteers of the Month for March at the March 2nd 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. Sharron and Pat were presented […]

Volunteer of the Month: Christine Roberts

Christine Roberts was recognized by the Greater Bandon Association as Bandon’s Volunteer of the Month for February at the February 3rd 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. Christine was presented the award in the form […]

Volunteers of the Month: Jim Seeley and Becky Armistead

Becky Armistead and Jim Seeley were recognized by the Greater Bandon Association as Bandon’s Volunteers of the Month at the January 7th 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. Becky was presented the award for November […]