Grants Pass sisters Aubree Garcia, 8, and Rayna Garcia, 3, get an up-close view of the downtown Christmas tree during Friday night festivities at Fifth and G streets, where the evergreen's lights were officially turned on for the holiday season.
By Lauren Bishop of the Daily Courier
With a countdown from 10 and after a message from Santa Claus, the Grants Pass downtown Christmas tree became the most photographed conifer in town on Friday night.
A crowd of at least 200 spilled onto G Street outside the holiday plaza to get a glimpse of Kriss Kringle and ring in the holiday season, with the tree-lighting the centerpiece of the winter evening.
The mass was filled with those young and old taking selfies, chatting with friends and sipping hot cocoa sold nearby. Read More »
For the second game in a row, Hidden Valley wore a team down with constant man-to-man pressure as the Mustangs rolled to a 46-34 win over Oakland on Friday in the first round of girls' basketball action at the Sutherlin Tournament.
Teryn Powers started and ended an 11-2 run late in the second quarter that gave Hidden Valley a 23-19 edge at halftime.
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The Josephine Community Library's Grants Pass branch is having new carpet installed, which means the building will need to temporarily close to the public for a four-week span starting later this month.
The closure of the branch, which is located at 200 N.W. C St., will begin Dec. 21 and run through Jan. 17 of next year.
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Uncle Mike (John Weber) serves a spicy appetizer to Aunt Bop (Madeline DeCourcey), much to the surprise of grandma Barbara (Nadine Walstad), during a rehearsal of "The Christmas Angel" at Barnstormers Theatre. The show opened Friday and runs through Dec. 19.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
Sometimes big things come in small packages.
"The Christmas Angel" is one of them.
The modest family-oriented comedy by James DeVita, which opened Friday at Barnstormers Theatre, had been scheduled to be the company's holiday show last season, but was canceled because of the pandemic.
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