Bandon Public Library

Bandon Public Library.

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BANDON - Everyone is welcome to attend a free showing of the film "Mending the Line," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Bandon Public Library Sprague Room, 1204 11th St. SW.

The free showing is co-hosted by the Coquille Watershed Association and the Wild Rivers Land Trust. "Mending the Line" is a beautiful story of a World War II veteran, conservationist and Oregon fly-fishing legend who returns to Normandy, France to see the country during peaceful times and fish the rivers he had seen during the war.

According to COQwa board member Tom Jefferson, they are showing the film "because it's a gentle, loving, sensitive story of a man who fought at Normandy and 69 years later returned, for the healing, and for the completion of his story. It's a film that speaks of the healing that rivers offer us. He and his wife owned the Steamboat Springs Resort on the North Umpqua and have been part of the efforts there to sustain the salmon in that river, which is consistent with our work here on the coast and in the Coquille watershed."

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