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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Comments 90
People can be so territorial.  In some ways, being protective can be a good thing, like when neighbors put up fences to keep their pets and children safe within their own yard.  There's nothing offensive about that.      I live in a small town where people are still kind and civil to one another.  It's like the good ole' days when neighbors shared milk and sugar over the fence post.  Yep, those were happy days.  However, even in a small town, people can act like dogs pissing on a fire hydrant, staking their claim and protecting their territory.Recently, I procured a sizeable sale in the next County over.  As part of my due diligence, I called my 'local' Title Company to request a profile of the property, which includes basic tax info, plat map, aerial photo, etc.  The Title Co. I typica...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Comments 14
WHIT HOBBS Expresses Success with Robert Vegas Bob Swetz     WHIT HOBBS Expresses Success with Robert Vegas Bob Swetz     Success is waking up   in the morning, whoever you are,   wherever you are,   however old or young,   and bounding out of bed because    there's something out there that   you love to do, that you believe in,   that you're good at -   something that's bigger than you are,   and you can hardly wait to    get at it again today.   -WHIT HOBBS     That thing that Whit Hobbs is talking about for me would be traveling the world and taking photographs and videos along the way. I have been traveling, taking photos and videos all my life and I have never become bored with this ;o)     Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz | LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/robertswetzjr     Las Vegas, Nevada ...
By Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity
(RE/MAX Integrity)
Comments 1
You Are Going to Thank Me For This Recommendation! If you are ever in Del Norte or Curry County and want pizza, Zola's has the best pizza in both county's in my opinion. Zola's is a quick drive up Highway 101 to the Port of Brookings. It's a tiny place with art drawn by grateful patrons covering the walls and has a wall full of some tasty beers that changes from week to week. Here is what their Facebook page says: Oregon Coast - just off 101 FIRE Oven cooked Pizza....Killer Breadsticks with any topping... Ridiculous Wings Sauced after cooking.... Fresh Salads..Caesar or Garden.... PASTA Bowls cooked in the FIRE...Free WiFi...Great Vibe...Yum. https://www.facebook.com/zolaspizza I almost always order the Caeser Saled and Chipotle Barbecued Chicken Wings cooked in the Fire Oven, yum! My h...
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 5
It was big and beautiful. A close encounter with our own moon. I wish that I had the equipment to get a photo that showed the orange hue of the moon more accurately but this is the best my camera could do. There were 12 - 15 photo and moon enthusiasts at the Port Orford dock to photograph the event and the moon did not disappoint us. Enjoy.    
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 5
The annual migration is underway. Trained volunteers will be on duty at Port Orford's Battle Rock Park from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. from Dec 26 through Dec 31 to help visitors see these magnificent whales and provide information about their migration. There have been many more sitings this years than in the years recently past and it is just as exciting as ever. For more information about Oregon State Parks Whale Watch Spoken here program visit their site.
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 7
It was a beautiful day in Port Orford, clear skies, a brisk chill in the air, and a silent surf as the sun directly shown on the Tropic of Capricorn and cast a silvery light on the waters near Battle Rock   It was another beautiful winter day at the top of the banana belt on the southern Oregon coast.
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 15
  Here is Cinnamon our cocker spaniel/poodle mix. She is 12 yrs old now.     This gentle loving fur-person was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Sacramento, CA eight years ago. She loves everyone and she is loved by everyone who meets her. It is impossible to count the number of smiles that she has brought to the faces of adults and children that see her and meet her. She rides shotgun in my truck, stands on the seat, crouches over the window rail, and places her head between the door/window frame and the passenger side mirror. When she runs to greet someone all you can see is her ears, fu manchu, paws, and tail flying in all directions at once. Cinnamon has brought a heart full of joy to our lives and we give our thanks and gratitude to members and affiliates of the Best Friends Anim...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Comments 2
Summer of Salmon - On the Oregon Coast.  Southern Oregon's recreational ocean fleet could see a full summer of salmon fishing under proposals crafted Thursday to take advantage of better offshore salmon abundance this year. The Pacific Fishery Management Council unveiled a set of options for this summer's season that includes the potential of chinook salmon fishing starting before Memorial Day and lasting until after Labor Day off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts. Together, this year's options detail a summer ocean season for recreational anglers that's longer than any since 2007 and far more expansive than last year's token chinook season around Labor Day.  So get out your fishing poles, because the Summer of Salmon is fast approaching on the Oregon Coast!
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Comments 4
Winter Art and Chocolate Festival - Brookings Oregon.  Valentine's weekend, Brookings -Harbor High School will host the Winter Art and Chocolate Festival in Brookings Oregon.  Since its beginning five years ago, the festival has drawn thousands of visitors from throughout Southwestern Oregon.  Guests enjoy a variety of handmade arts and crafts, Oregon-made chocolates and participate in chocolate eating contests. Chocolates from around the state will be available, including Branson's from Ashland, Moonstruck from Portland, Cherry Country from Salem, and Cary's of Oregon from Grants Pass.  "You'll find truffles with nuts, fruits, liquors and even hot peppers," Willhite said.  "There will be chocolate turtles, caramels, peanut butters and jellies. Come early and you might even get some cho...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Comments 5
It's a Beary Sad Day in Brookings, Oregon.  It was a sad day in Brookings Tuesday - the  day they took the bears away.  Residents and visitors alike have fallen in love with the 25 colorfully-painted bear statues since their arrival three months ago at various outdoor locations in downtown Brookings.  Obviously the feelings are mutual, evidenced by the makeshift signs that mysteriously appeared on the bears during the final weekend. The signs included heartfelt messages such as: • "Don't you bear take us away" • "There must be a bear clause that says we can stay" • "We bearly got to know you" • "I'm hybearating here. Leave me alone" • "Brookings will be bruined without us" • "Chetco Ave. will be bear without us" The pleas fell on deaf ears Tuesday morning as Grants Pass Evergreen Federa...
By Amy Myrah-Gleason, Brookings, Oregon Real Estate
(Blue Pacific Realty)
Comments 0
Residential Market Report Brookings, Oregon July 2009  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brookings, Oregon Residential Property Activity:  July, 2009    Brookings, Oregon Residential Sold Properties:  2006 - Current          Search Brookings, Oregon Homes View Brookings, Oregon Area Information   If you, or someone you know, are interested in buying or selling a home in the Brookings, Oregon area, I would love to help!  Please call me at (541) 661-0231, visit my website, or email me at amy@beckleyandcompany.com. Information is obtained for the Regional Multiple Listing Service for the period of 7/1/09 - 7/31/09.  Please note that all information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.  This report includes informati...
By Amy Myrah-Gleason, Brookings, Oregon Real Estate
(Blue Pacific Realty)
Comments 2
Residential Market Report Brookings, Oregon June 2009  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brookings, Oregon Residential Property Activity:  June, 2009 Brookings, Oregon Residential Sold Properties:  2006 - Current     Search Brookings, Oregon Homes View Brookings, Oregon Area Information   If you, or someone you know, are interested in buying or selling a home in the Brookings, Oregon area, I would love to help!  Please call me at (541) 661-0231, visit my website, or email me at amy@beckleyandcompany.com. Information is obtained for the Regional Multiple Listing Service for the period of 6/1/09 - 6/30/09.  Please note that all information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.  This report includes information for r...
By Amy Myrah-Gleason, Brookings, Oregon Real Estate
(Blue Pacific Realty)
Comments 5
Residential Market Report Brookings, Oregon May 2009  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Brookings, Oregon Residential Property Activity:  May, 2009   Brookings, Oregon Residential Sold Properties:  2006 - Current       Search Brookings, Oregon Homes View Brookings, Oregon Area Information   If you, or someone you know, are interested in buying or selling a home in the Brookings, Oregon area, I would love to help!  Please call me at (541) 661-0231, visit my website, or email me at amy@beckleyandcompany.com. Information is obtained for the Regional Multiple Listing Service for the period of 5/1/09 - 5/31/09.  Please note that all information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.  This report includes information for ...
By Angela Haralson
(United Country Rogue Coast Realty)
Comments 3
A Day-Spa for Your Mouth  There's nothing like a good mud bath. But if you're feeling a time crunch and want that same day-spa sensation in less than five minutes, I'm loving Fresh's Umbrian clay treatment bar ($38). It's made of 100% "argilla bianca," the rare and ancient alkaline-rich earth from the hills of Umbria. It exfoliates and tones the pores, for a clear, tight complexion. (Tip: you can even treat pesky bug bites and your little one's diaper rash with it.) Also, try the corresponding Umbrian clay toothpaste ($20), which stimulates circulation in the gums and alleviates sensitivity. The clay particles buff away plaque, while wild mint and lemon combat morning- or coffee-breath. Who'd have thunk it? A day-spa for your mouth, in just a couple of minutes. How luxurious! As Real Es...
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 0
Get away to Oregon's Hidden Seaside Town is the title of the article recently published in Sunset Magazine. The hidden seaside town is Port Orford and the writer, Susan Houser, and the photographer, John Clark, have done a very good job of portraying "the not-so-sleepy charms of one of Oregon's most idyllic seaside towns." I've been telling you all about Port Orford in my localizm blog but here is an outsiders opinion that substantiates what I've been blogging about.    
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 0
Local artists and craftsman display their work in 4 of our local galleries. Master wood worker and wood carver displays his own work at the Cook Gallery at the corner of 7th and Oregon St. The Johnson Gallery is at 530 8th St. The Pottery Gallery is in the 900 block of Oregon St/Hwy 101. The Triangle Gallery at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Oregon St.  
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 0
A prospective buyer from California recently asked: "What kind of town is Port Orford?"  I spoke about the natural beauty of the area then explained that in my opinion the people in Port Orford are its greatest strength. I shared with him my own experience about how open and accepting the community was when my wife and I arrived back in 2005 and how supportive our new friends and neighbors were when my wife needed major surgery to restore her to good health. Then I shared my sense of our community's spirit and our community's sense of place, He decided he needed to experience Port Orford first hand and is scheduling a visit in the next few weeks. After our conversation I reflected on Port Orford and came up with the following list of strengths which I have discussed individually in prev...
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 0
In the Pacific Northwest moss growing on your roof can affect the water tight integrity of your roof and if it gets too bad your insurance company may cancel your insurance policy or refuse to renew your homeowner's insurance until the moss is properly removed and the roof is inspected (FYI - Insurance companies will periodically check homes that they have insured). As in any home maintenance or repair project, if you have any questions consult a professional. For your information, I have provided some roof maintenance tips below. An ounce of prevention ... The best prevention for roof moss is copper ridge and hip caps. They are expensive but they work. If you ask around about a roof moss problem some people will tell you that a mild laundry detergent will kill the moss. However, it wou...
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 2
According to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department approximately 18,000 Grey whales will pass by in the 4 weeks from mid-March through mid-April in their yearly 10,000 mile migration from the Baja Lagoons of Mexico to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. The main body of whales is about 3 miles off shore however; when feeding the whales can be seen closer to shore. During the peak period approximately 6 whales per hour will pass by specific viewing sites.    The Northern migration starts in the spring during the week of March 21 - March 28. Trained volunteers will tell you that the younger whales travel by first followed by adult whales and lastly the mother whales and their calves (see Whale Watching Spoken here website http://whalespoken.org/ for more info). The Parks ...
By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 2
It has never been more important for each and everyone of us to communicate to our elected officials about issues, priorities, programs, legislation, budget, and appointments. If you live in Port Orford I have provided the names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses of your elected representatives in the State Govt. Governor Ted Kulongoski 160 State Capitol 900 Court St. Salem, OR 97301-4047 T | 503-378-4582 F | 503-378-6827 E | representative.citizen@state.or.us E | www.governor.state.or.us   Secretary of State Kate Brown 136 State Capitol Salem, OR 97301-0722   T | 503-986-1523 F | 503-986-1616 E | oregon.sos@state.or.us E | www.sos.state.or.us   State Treasurer Ben Westlund 159 State Capitol 900 Court St. NE Salem, OR 97301-4043   T | 503-378-4329 M | oregon...

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