This Saturday: Info Session On Preventing Home Invasion

Hi all,

imagesI just wanted to take a moment to announce that we are going to be offering a free workshop and information session on how to prevent home invasion, this Saturday, May 23, at the Bandon Community Center.

Here in Bandon we’re very blessed to have a low crime rate, but nevertheless this will be an interesting workshop for all of us, sponsored by

The meeting will take place in two parts. The first part will provide information on preventing home invasion, and steps you can do if your home is broken into, and the second part will be about creating Neighborhood Watch groups, and other community-centric activities that have been proven to reduce crime.

Even though Bandon is known for its low crime rate, we still hope you come out to support this meeting!

Preventing Home Invasion

Firstly, we’re going to be presenting some important information about how to prevent home invasion for you, as an individual.

Some of the core ways to reduce your risk of having your home broken into are actually quite simple for your to incorporate.

For example, locking your doors whenever you leave the house and at night is a huge deterrent to thieves, as many “casual” thieves will simply move house to house looking for an easy entry, but aren’t prepared to physically break in.

Another important component is to have a home security system in place. Home alarms are known to reduce your risk of home invasion by up to 50%, and on average in the US homes with professional alarms installed have a less than 1% risk of invasion.

And, in Bandon that should be even less!!!

Nevertheless, we’ll be going over things you need to know if you’re thinking about buying an alarm system, and how to find the best alarm systems for your house and budget.

Neighborhood Watch

The second half of the event will turn to neighborhood watch programs. We’ll look at some recent studies of how citizen action groups can prevent crime, and then talk about initiating a neighborhood watch program here in Bandon.

This program is by no means definite. One of the purposes of this meeting is to see if there’s any interest in establishing such a program.

If there is, we’ll be looking for volunteers to help lead the effort, with an aim of keeping crime to an absolute minimum here in our lovely town!

Hope to see you Saturday for this important home security information session and workshop.

What To Do During Your Time In Bandon

Bandon is a quiet, peaceful town with a population of just 3,000 people. However, we’re a great destination either as a weekend getaway, or a home base for longer vacations in the Southern Oregon region.

During your time in Bandon, we invite you to take advantage of all the town has to offer, from summer films and concert series, to an evening out along the boardwalk or dining in one of our many fabulous restaurants.

The Bandon Boardwalk

boardwalkThe Bandon Boardwalk is one of the highlights of our town, and many Bandoners are proud of this lovely oceanside stroll.

The boardwalk winds its way along the sea front, giving you a fresh open air breeze on one side, and access to some of Bandon’s best shops and cafes on the other.

On a typical day, you’re likely to see a variety of marine wildlife in the area, from pelicans and gulls to sea lions and otters, making each visit out to the boardwalk a unique experience in and of itself.

The Coquille River

coquille lighthouseAnother attraction of the Bandon area is to visit the Coquille River. The mouth of the Coquille empties into the Pacific just outside the northern edge of town, and it makes for a great walk or bike ride to stroll up to the mouth and enjoy this breathtaking natural scenery, or ride alongside the river as it makes its way inland.

No trip to the Coquille River is complete without a look at the Coquille River lighthouse, a small red and white building at the mouth of the river.

Much of Bandon’s history is owed to the construction of this lighthouse in 1895, cementing Bandon’s place as a regional harbor and port, and it continues to be a cherished icon of our town to this day.

The Broader  South Oregon Region

Fun in Bandon doesn’t have to stop in Bandon itself. Due to its close proximity to other attractions, Bandon makes for a great home base for anyone vacationing the Souther Oregon region.

Some of the highlights of this region include the impressive Pacific coast, with wonderful drives along the ocean front, or a trip inland to some of the finest wineries in the country.

Oregon is particularly known for Willamette Valley and their fabled pinot noirs, but the mild climate, which alternates fresh, brisk ocean air with hot summer days in the valleys, makes for a large range of vineyards and small niche appellations throughout the region.

You might want to visit Oregon Wines for more information about planning a trip to the Oregon wine country.