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$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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Random Bandon/History At the Amphitheater

This Saturday, June 22, at 4 PM at the Boardwalk Amphitheater– The Bandon murder that made international headlines! Neal Davis presents another episode of Random Bandon with the true story of the 1923 murder of Ebba Covell, the wife of a prominent local chiropractor. The surprising twists in the investigation & trial captured media attention […]

History At The Amphitheater: Bandon’s Other Fire

This Weekend: June, 1914: Bandon’s Other Fire Join us Saturday, 6/8, at 4pm at the Boardwalk Amphitheater as GBA’s Neal Davis (Murder at Two Mile) presents “June 1914 – Bandon’s Other Fire.” Special guest Lachlan Miller joins Neal in presenting this fascinating glimpse at our town’s history.… Bring your sweater & sunglasses, and enjoy our […]

Making Bandon Shine

The Greater Bandon Association would like to thank the volunteers that came out for our downtown litter liquidation event. Allegra Bridges, Bob Neuroth, Sharron Schmidt, Pat Sherwood, Neal Davis, Harv Schubothe, Leana Spencer, Mike and Lilith Johnson, Melody Gillard-Juarez, Amy Moss-Strong and David Loehr helped put the shine to Bandon prior to the arrival of […]

GBA Opens Dedicated Fund for 9th Street Crosswalk

Greater Bandon Association has established a Dedicated Fund for the 9th Street Crosswalk as discussed in “As I See It”. You can mail a tax deductible donation to GBA at P.O. Box 161 or drop it off at Banner Bank.

GBA Scores Major Grant for Masonic Building

The Greater Bandon Association has been awarded $200,000 from Oregon Heritage, a division of the State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to continue the repair and rehabilitation of Bandon’s Masonic Building. It follows a previous $100,000 grant from the same source that allowed work to begin on the Building. During this past summer, those […]

Bandon’s “Litter Liquidation” Event

It’s clean-up time before the tourists arrive!  On Saturday, May 18th, a Litter Liquidation event will be held from 2pm to 4pm by the Greater Bandon Association.   Volunteers are needed for picking up litter in Old Town, on the boardwalk, and curbside along 101 from the Creamery to 11th street.   Registration begins at 1:30 on […]

Executive Director Hired

BANDON: The Greater Bandon Association has hired its first full-time paid Executive Director, helping Bandon take a major step toward becoming a Performing Main Street town. Achieving Performing Main Street status brings many additional benefits and potential financial resources to Bandon from the National Main Street Center. Harv Schubothe will step down from GBA’s Board […]