Coos Bay, OR (May 18, 2011) –A local group of environmentally conscious, artistically inclined teens have convinced Coos Bay City Council members to let them pick up their paintbrushes for a good cause. Teens will expand a public art project, reminding community members to protect our bay and refrain from spilling harmful substances into storm drains. Teens will be painting a Storm Drain Mural featuring a baleen whale that will encourage citizens to keep our bay clean and beautiful.
This project is a collaborative effort and community partners include the City of Coos Bay, the GUILD after-school arts program, and Community Action Adventure, a program of Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA). The mural will be located in Downtown Coos Bay Pedway, just south of the Egyptian Theatre.
April 7, 2011
I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the employees of the State of Oregon for their tremendous service to the public, and for their support helping feed their neighbors through Governor’s State Employee Food Drive activities. This year we received cash donations of $7,749.94, collected 1,364 pounds of food and 21 pounds of hygiene products. Despite the challenges that State and Federal employees face in these uncertain times, we are impressed by the continued commitment of State Employees to help give families a chance to thrive, and donate time and time again.
By The World The World | Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 11:00 am
At a glance
- What: Mr. MHS Pageant
- Where: Marshfield High School auditorium
- When: 7 p.m. Saturday
- How much: $5 at door or in advance
- Details: 541-267-1412
Contributor: Hannah Olsen
Myrtle Point (KMTR) – It's a project two years in the making. Today, workers began installing solar panels on the roof of the Myrtle Point Food Bank. Oregon Coast Community Action runs this food share. The group received a large grant to help pay for the panels, and are working with Sol Coast Consulting & Design to complete the project. Shannon Souza of Sol Coast said, "We started with an energy audit of the facility, because solar isn't always the best first investment." After making sure the building's insulation and lighting were up to par, folks at Sol Coast moved forward on a solar panel plan.