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Nearly 100 help with beautification project

Nearly 100 Creswell community members have stepped up to help improve the look and feel of Oregon Avenue through the Creswell Beautification Project, which kicked off last Saturday, May 16, with an inaugural work party held in conjunction with the City’s annual City-wide Clean-Up event. With help from a local painting company, Derminer Painting and Woodcare, volunteers worked to power-wash and paint the facades of six downtown business’ storefronts between Front Street and Third Street along Oregon Avenue, power-washing sidewalks and picking up trash.

New Earth Day venue boosts student involvement

Service projects and science learning stations abounded during Creswell’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Celebration, held April 24 in the field area between Creslane Elementary School and Creswell High School, and also incorporating both school gardens.

Hundreds turn out for a ‘Taste of Creswell’

Approximately 45 Creswell and surrounding area businesses participated in an exciting, new, business-oriented event, The Taste of Creswell, held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Creswell Community Center.

Money available for business facade improvement

The Reedsport Main Street Program has announced small matching grants to improve the look of businesses in the city.   The launch date for the Facade Improvement Program is April 15. “This program is under the umbrella of the Main Street Program,” said Emesha Jackson, who is coordinating the Main Street efforts. “This is a program that a lot of successful Main Street communities have implemented to credible results.”

Looking for bike-friendly businesses

REEDSPORT — Among the projects the city of Reedsport is considering as part of the Main Street Program is possibly applying to become “bike-friendly.” Emesha Jackson is the coordinator of the Main Street Program. “We're really pushing this a lot through (the Main Street) economic development committee,” she said. “Bicycle tourism in the state of Oregon last year contributed $400 million to Oregon's economy.” That's according to a 2012 study by Dean Runyan Associates.


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