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By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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 eve...

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 yea...

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 c...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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  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...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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 m...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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 Tria...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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 communi...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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 - Ins...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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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 y...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 0
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 y...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 2
The misadventures of Nana Jan, Nana Jan was inspired by her cooking muse and was carefully crafting a gourmet burger from some locally grown organic beef. She added garlic, basil, and goat cheese to the beef and methodically worked the ingredients until they were evenly blended. She carefully pre...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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Comments 3
We had a spectacularly weatherful day here in Port Orford. Mother Nature appeared to be conflicted by Winter and Spring atmospherics. Consequently, we received intermittent rain, hail, and blue skies with beautiful long arching rainbows, loud surf, and greening pastures. The air was clean and enl...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 6
Every winter these adorable critters come around scavaging for food in our neighborhood in the coastal forest. This photo was taken only moments after these two masked bandits made a raid on our cats' Whiskas bowl. I don't know who was more startled, these hungry adolescent critters or my wife wh...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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Comments 0
According to Linda Tarr, when the rare opportunity to apply for a full-power FM radio construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission arose, North Curry Families' and Children's Center agreed to be the 501C3 organization to respond.  This was the beginning of North Curry Community ...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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Comments 4
‘Kitchen Witches,’ written by Caroline Smith,  is a comedy in which two culinary divas unfold the story of their 30 year rivalry over the man they both loved while preparing recipes that are seasoned with insults, mixed with laughs and served with a twist of love. Kitchen Witches creates some hil...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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Port Orford has chosen to participate in the Oregon ‘Main Street' program, a statewide initiative to revitalize commercial districts through the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. According to the Department's website, the underlying premise of Main Street is to encourage econo...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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Port Orford is a small town on the southwest coast of Oregon with a population of approximately 1200 people. Our town has a small business district and only 1 major highway, Hwy 101, going through it. Members of the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society and other concerned residents were moved to action in ...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
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The Port Orford Arts Council (POAC) had its annual fund raising event at the Port Orford Community Hall. The decorating committee did an excellent job painting panels that made our community center feel like a street in New Orleans with balconies, doorways,  wrought iron railings, and shuttered w...

By George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI
(Inactive)
Comments 7
In our town approximately 75% of the properties are listed by local agents and approximately 88% of the clients who buy in our town worked with a local agent. We have both Sellers Agents and Buyers Agents yet there are some sellers and some buyers who choose to work with out of town agents. If yo...

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