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Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses announce photo contest

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses is sponsoring the 16th annual Lighthouse Photo Contest, open to all amateur photographers.
All photos must be taken in, or from the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area or the Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site. Photos taken from vantage points outside these areas that show one of these areas are also eligible. Photos
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Toledo Library to hold celebration

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
The Toledo Public Library will be celebrating its 100th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme is "A Century of Reading Fun!"
The members of the Toledo Civic Club established the Toledo Public Library in 1916.
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‘People helping people’

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
TOLEDO -- The slogan of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles is "People helping people," and there probably isn't any group that puts these words into action more than the Toledo Eagles #2219.
The statewide organization recently recognized the Toledo lodge for its contributions during the 2015-16 fiscal year -- the total value in cash and donated labor from
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Program will offer mortgage assistance

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
The state of Oregon announces a foreclosure prevention program that will launch in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at noon.
The program is called "Home Rescue" and will provide assistance in two ways to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage -- through monthly mortgage payments (up 12 payments with a maximum benefit of $20,000), and
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Childs crowned queen of Toledo Summer Festival

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Jamie Childs was crowned the queen of the Toledo Summer Festival during a coronation held Thursday, July 21, at Memorial Field in Toledo.
Childs is a junior at Eddyville Charter School and is a three-sport athlete, participating
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Local libraries to host Rick Huddle

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Rick Huddle comes to Newport Library's Literacy Park on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. for a show of funny stories, silly songs and wacky humor, along with lots of audience participation.
Huddle is a captivating storyteller and a gifted dancer, and he can play the guitar, dulcimer, six-string ukulele, and nose flute (but usually not at the same time).
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Book buzz

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Oh, you readers are doing me in with your mail, but please keep it up even though my eyes can't handle answering it all. I love your mail, and you do keep me writing.
Here are some adages running through my head today: If you build it, they will come; What goes around comes around; and, finally, Humor
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Baby murres, puffins and more in aviary


Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Breeding season has begun in the seabird aviary at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. A total of 16 eggs have been laid so far, from several of the six species currently residing there.
It's an exciting time for the aquarium's aviculturists, and for anyone who loves fuzzy little chicks. But breeding in the aviary is a controlled operation for a
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Summer fun in Toledo

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
The Toledo Summer Festival offered several days of family friendly fun from July 21-24.
A trio of happy fairgoers spins around on a ride just before the fireworks start on Saturday, July 23, at the Toledo Summer Festival.
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Bikers to ‘Ride For Recovery’

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
NEWPORT -- More than 60 motorcycle riders are expected to take part in this year's "Ride For Recovery" on Aug. 6, an annual event that raises money for Lincoln County Hope and Drug Court.
Organizer Willy Smith is a member of the Alky Angels Motorcycle Riders Association out of Beaverton, and he also works with ReConnections Counseling in Newport. It
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Volunteers needed at marine reserve

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
The public is invited to help track marine biodiversity at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve during two BioBlitz events Aug. 3 and 4, hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership and US Forest Service.
Both events are from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The Aug. 3 event is at Yachats Ocean Road
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Coastal Gems plan beach walk

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
The Yachats Coastal Gems invite people to join them on Aug. 2 for a Lincoln City beach walk.
The group will meet at the Yachats Commons at 9 a.m. to carpool to Newport, or meet them at the Cozy Cove Inn in Lincoln City at 10:15 a.m. to register.
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Both short and long workouts reap big results

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
Exercise is crucial for health and longevity. A huge study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, on 1.44 million Americans and Europeans, has linked a high level of physical activity to a reduction in the risk of 13 different cancers, including breast, colon, lung and liver.
A low level of fitness is known to be a risk factor for
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Youth Outdoor Skills Clinic is Aug. 6

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
The Lincoln County chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) invites local youth, ages 9 to 17, to participate in the annual Youth Outdoor Skills Clinic. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. There is no cost for youth to take part.
Activities will include teaching the proper and safe use of .22-caliber rifles, 20-gauge
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California tour: the conclusion

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
OK, where did I leave you hanging at the end of my June column?
Oh, yes, we had reached Healdsburg north of San Francisco on my road trip back into my youth in Los Angeles. We next crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, turned west onto California's Highway One, hugging that spectacular coast, and headed south.
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Toledo Summer Festival

Modified: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Kyrah Clayton, 7, of Toledo, works on her art project during the Sidewalk Chalk Contest held on Thursday, July 21, along Toledo's Main Street.
The contest is the initial event opening the annual Toledo Summer Festival, which continues through Sunday with parades, logging shows, fireworks, a carnival and more.
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Being eclipsed by Lincoln City

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
Prepare to be eclipsed as Multiverse, an earth and space science educational program from the University of California, Berkeley, hosts an educational workshop titled "Eclipse Across America Awareness Tour" on the total solar eclipse in Lincoln City.
The workshop is being held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m., just over a year before
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Juggler coming to Yachats

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
The Oregon College Savings Plan will bring popular children's juggler Charlie Brown to the Yachats Public Library on Tuesday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m.
A multi-talented performer, Brown manipulates his props and audiences with breathtaking skill. Whether it's blazing torches, balls, top hats, broadswords or tossing machetes on his double high teeter-board, Brown's blend of absurd comedy and technical feats
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From heartbreak to healing

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane was easier than writing this column today. I have sat here for over an hour facing a blank computer screen after going through all the usual rituals that help me write.
These rituals include taking time to sit quietly, praying for guidance, meditating (which, to me, means listening for guidance), and the
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Toledo principal visits Washington, D.C.

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
Clint Raever, principal of Toledo Jr./Sr. High School, traveled to Washington, D.C. in late June to meet with elected officials about the most pressing issues facing schools in Oregon.
Topics on the agenda included the transition to the new federal education law, resources for student literacy, and greater support for the ongoing development of principals.
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Beach artists wanted for sandcastle contest

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
Oregon State Parks will be holding its third annual sandcastle contest at Beachside State Park on Saturday, July 30.
This event is free and open to all. People can sign up as a team or as an individual and design their own creations. Those who don't want to take part are still encouraged to stop by and vote for their
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Summer Whale Watch Weekend is July 30-31

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting its fifth annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend on July 30 and 31 at Boiler Bay State Park, Depoe Bay.
ACS certified naturalists and members will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day to help people watch for whales and other wildlife. They will also
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Waldport book sale is Aug. 12-13

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
The Friends of the Waldport Library will hold its revived summer book sale on Aug. 12-13 at the new Waldport Public Works shop.
The general sale, open to everyone, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A "members preview" will be held Friday, Aug. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Membership in the
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Toledo Summer Festival fun

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
For many people, it's one of the highlights of summer on the central Oregon coast.
Each July, the city of Toledo hosts a multi-day celebration called the Toledo Summer Festival, and this year's version, with the theme "Lucky Logger Days," will be held this Thursday, July 21, through Sunday, July 24.
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Costa Rican student returns for visit

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
Silvia Delgado attended Oregon Coast Community College 22 years ago as a foreign exchange student at Newport High School.
Because she had already graduated from high school in Costa Rica, she attended classes at both the high school and OCCC.
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‘Beer Yogis’ on cross-country tour

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
There's a new event coming to cities across the U.S., celebrating two top industries -- yoga and craft beer.
Experienced yoga teachers Melissa Klimo-Major and Mikki Trowbridge have come together to launch the "Beer Yogis," and they are on a month-long, nationwide tour promoting the benefits of yoga inside some of the country's major craft breweries.
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Workshop on managing chronic disease

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
Beginning July 27, Samaritan Health Services is hosting a free, six-week workshop in Newport called Living Well with Chronic Conditions.
Developed by Stanford University, the self-management workshop helps adults with chronic health conditions build skills and confidence for managing health, staying active and enjoying life.
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United Way announces grant recipients

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties has awarded $25,000 in grants to 10 Lincoln County agencies in the 2016-2017 Basic Needs funding cycle.
The awards were recommended by United Way's Lincoln Granting Committee on June 16 and were ratified by the United Way Board of Directors on June 28.
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Newport High School gets school resource officer

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
The Lincoln County School District's plan to add a school resource officer at Newport High School for the 2016-17 academic year in support of student wellbeing and school safety is moving forward, thanks in part to a three-year, $15,000 commitment from Bank of the Cascades.
The bank, which recently opened for business in Newport, prioritizes partnerships with local schools
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Carotenoids: antioxidants that promote longevity

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
Carotenoids are yellow, orange and red pigments present in fruits and vegetables.
There are more than 600 carotenoids; the most commonly consumed and well-studied carotenoids include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
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