Save the Seadog

You probably already head, the SeaDog fishing vessel caught fire while in port in Newport (a local Charleston boat). The wheelhouse is a total loss. Long time resident of the area including Port Orford and Bandon, owner and Captain John Mygatt will not be able to rebuild without the help from the community. And we don’t need to loose yet another fishing boat from our fleet!


  • From deck hand to engineer and now the Owner and Captain of the SeaDog, John Mygatt has served our community and our fleet of fishermen for over 15 years! Now he needs our help!
  • Every day the fishermen in our local fleet risk their lives to bring precious fresh cargo from the Pacific Ocean to our tables. We sit back and enjoy the tuna, cod, salmon, crab and some - even the eels! They don't get rich and the life is hard but their love of the Sea keeps them going. Some of the small, individually owned boats, barely make enough to make ends meet and pay the bills, spending what's left just to continue fishing. A disaster or unexpected repair costing just a few thousand dollars can threaten their continued operation, keeping them from fishing and providing for their families.
  • So we ask you, their community to join together and help us create a fund to help them. Donations received in excess of those used to repair the SeaDog will be placed into a fund to help the next boat survive... Please give generously!
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World Famous Blueberries - from the World

South Coast blueberry industry bursting with opportunity


SOUTH COAST — Bandon, Langlois and Port Orford are known for their cranberry farms, but there's another berry growing in popularity along the South Coast.

The Oregon blueberry industry has experienced more than 100 percent growth in less than 10 years, going from fewer than 20 million pounds of blueberries harvested in the late 1990s to nearly 40 million pounds in recent harvests.

Fresh Oregon blueberries are a hot commodity these days for many reasons — incredible taste, the highest quality and peerless nutritional value being just a few. And Oregon's South Coast is ripe with opportunity for those interested in growing blueberries.


Heather Valentine, 24, of Valentine Blueberries, a family business offering U-pick and pre-picked, understands the value of the berry. Her father Charlie, a building contractor and heavy equipment operator by trade, planted 7.5 acres of blueberries on Sydnam Lane, 11 miles south of Bandon, eight years ago.

"We didn't know what we were doing getting into it," Heather Valentine said. "It's been a learning experience."

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Say goodbye to the old Lions club building

This used to be the Lions Club building in the 1970's.  Then it was an appliance repair shop (world famous 'Frezzers') and then someone used it to grow hot house tomatoes.  It was pretty funny with a sign on the front saying 'Not Marijuana - DO NOT STEAL'.  It was just accross from the Post Office and was painted gold (which you can still kind of see).  It was in pretty bad shape and had to go.  RIP old fella


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