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Newport students compete at state robotics competition

Modified: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
NEWPORT -- It's a great way to get active in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and it's also a lot of fun according to the students who do it.
Newport's First Lego League (FLL) team, the Super Ninja Legends (SNL), competed at the 14th annual Intel FLL State Championship Tournament on Jan. 17 and 18 in Hillsboro.
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The amazing magical $700 dress

Modified: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Editor's note: Bobbie Lippman is off on another of her "bucket list" adventures, and in her absence, we are running a favorite column from the archives.

"Do you still have that incredible dress?" Every once in awhile I get asked that question by local old timers who remember "that dress."
Many folks, of a certain age, have heard of
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‘The Kite Runner’ comes to Lincoln City

Modified: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
For the past 10 years, Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" has served as a moving, unforgettable introduction to contemporary Afghanistan, written in English and distributed in more than 7 million copies around the world. It portrays the relationship of two boys -- Amir, a privileged Pashtun, and Hassan, a Hazara servant. Surprising events occur with the backdrop of 1970s Afghanistan
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‘Birth of a City’ party, historic photo exhibit planned

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
On March 3, 1965, Lincoln City held its first city council meeting. To commemorate this important event, the Lincoln City 50th Celebration Committee invites one and all to a "Birth of the City" party at city hall on Tuesday, March 3. Since no birthday party is complete without cake, an incredible, 50 feet of cake will be served from 11
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Chowder Bowl to host ‘Dine Out for Samaritan House’

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
The Chowder Bowl in Newport's Nye Beach will host the March 4 "Dine Out for Samaritan House."
The restaurant, renowned for their thick and creamy clam chowder, will donate 50 percent of the day's profits to help support Samaritan House, a shelter for homeless families with children.
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World Day of Prayer is March 6

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
The annual World Day of Prayer is set for Friday, March 6, with a local service planned for 1 p.m. to p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 927 N Coast Highway, Newport.
The women of the Bahamas, this year's writer-country, have chosen the theme "Do you understand what I have done for you?" based on Jesus' words to the disciples
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Fossil Fest draws all ages

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Wine and seafood wasn't the only festival in Newport Saturday. The annual Fossil Fest just down the street from the big white tent drew rock hounds, fossil enthusiasts, families and the curious to the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Newport's Guy DiTorrice, known as "Oregon's Fossil Guy," brought a display of fossils found on Lincoln County beaches.
"These are
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New ideas drive Antique Week

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- New ideas and features were behind this year's 10-day Antique Week, hailed as a success by stores and organizers.
A new way of running things is paying off for the iconic event. Features that rekindled interest included a citywide scavenger hunt, historical tours, movies at a classic theater, raffle, and appraisals by a famous antique expert.
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Body fat, hormones and breast cancer

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Obesity is a known risk factor for breast cancer. Excess weight increases the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer and is associated with higher grade tumors and poorer survival after diagnosis. Body fat is now recognized as more than just extra stored energy; it is an active endocrine organ. Fat tissue produces hormones and other chemical messengers that
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A few thoughts about education

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
The American teaching profession is in the middle of an all-out, total Chernobyl-esque meltdown of epic proportions. Under siege from parents with disdain for us, politicians that hate us and students that ignore us, all of us are descending into a cauldron of despair and doom from which we will never recover! Goats and llamas! Naked in the fields!
At
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'Romantic Comedy Double Feature’ at Newport Library

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
The Newport Public Library presents a "Romantic Comedy Double Feature" on Saturday.
The 10 a.m. film will be "The Shop Around the Corner," and at 1 p.m., "You've Got Mail" will be shown. There will be a one-hour break between movies, for those who want to get lunch and return.
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Waldport High, Central Oregon Coast Fire collaborate on cadet program

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
High school graduate today, certified firefighter tomorrow? Yes, indeed.
This year, Waldport High School is partnering with Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue to build a cadet firefighting program. Upon completion of the course and graduation from high school, the students will be eligible to complete their certification as a firefighter in the state of Oregon.
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Trivia Bee invites teams to compete for 25th year

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, organizers of the Altrusa Trivia Bee are inviting teams to register now for an always-memorable evening of light-hearted fun and games on April 18 at the Rogue Ales Public House in Newport.
Bill Klein, the man behind Mr. Bill's Trivia Show since 1984, will act as emcee and host, quizzing six-person teams on topics including geography,
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Volk’s Yoga-Pilates studio begins new term

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
The next term of yoga classes begins March 2 at Jean Volk's studio in Newport.
Classes include Beginning/Gentle Yoga at 11 a.m. on Monday; Hatha Yoga and Basic Movement at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday; Chair and Restorative Yoga at 11 a.m. on Wednesday; Hatha Yoga (all levels) at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, at noon and 6 p.m. on Tuesday and
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Murder Mystery coming March 14

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Sleuths of all ages are invited to join in the fun at the annual Nye Beach Murder Mystery in Newport.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 14, when local actors stage a murder in the historic district of Nye Beach and invite people of all ages to determine "who dunnit."
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Defying societal perceptions

Modified: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
TOLEDO -- It's the 21st century, but there's still a perception among some that woman just aren't good at math and science. Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson experienced that firsthand in college.
There was the time she got the highest grade in class and a male classmate came up to her with, "Wow, you're smart for a girl."
"Yeah, I'm smarter
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BOBBIE'S BEAT: Try anything once

Modified: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Last year on Valentine's Day, I remember nothing. Last year felt like living inside a dark cave. Since being a masochist is not very attractive, I have made a concerted effort to emerge from that miserable dark cave called Grief. This year I woke up on Valentine's Day with the blues, then reminded myself how my husband, Burt, would yell
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Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center receives grants

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center has received 140,000 votes, affirming the project's viability and the prominent cultural role the museum and event center plays in the community.
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Installing raised garden beds

Modified: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Question: I want to start a garden, but don't have much space in my yard. Are raised beds worth the effort?
Answer: Having raised beds is a great idea when space is limited. The time and money you spend installing a raised bed is gained back in easier maintenance and crop yields that can be twice what a standard garden
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Mad Hatter Tea Party returns

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
The Newport 60+ Activity Center's Mad Hatter Tea Party is back for its third year on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This popular event features two hours of fashion, fun and frivolity for all. Mad hatter models will showcase local store fashions from New 4 You, both practical and wild.
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Hot houses for a cool coast

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
The coastal winds, drenching downpours and cool weather make growing vegetables and flowers a challenge in Lincoln County. Garden structures that keep heat in and wind out are a great solution for getting plants established early and keeping delicate ones growing throughout the year.
For those who want to learn how to jump-start their garden and work
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Immigration is topic of two events

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
In partnership with Catholic Charities, My Sisters' Place will present two events on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Oregon Coast Community College, "Immigration Relief for Victims of Abuse and Serious Crimes" and "Updates on Immigration."
The first event, a training event by invitation for advocates, law enforcement personnel, and social service providers, will be held from 2 p.m. to
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Ballerobica offered in Newport

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
Ballerobica, the nationally recognized class that incorporates ballet, Pilates, cardio, and yoga, continues its winter program at Harmony Yoga Center in Newport.
Instructor Ellen Mathewson said ballet-based fitness is extremely popular.
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'Teens for Jeans'

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- "We're trying to raise everything we can," said Tara Stokes, between rinsing cars Sunday morning outside the Price N Pride grocery store in Lincoln City. "Each donation truly makes a difference."
Stokes was part of a crew raising money and accepting jean donations for Teens for Jeans, one of the largest jeans donation drives in the nation.
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Rummage sale funding for the arts

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- It's as much a show as a sale, and this year it had the feel of a Broadway hit.
More than 500 shoppers came out to hunt for bargains and unique treasures during the Lincoln City Cultural Center 5th Annual Rummage Sale fundraiser last month.
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Gyotaku exhibit opens in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
A new exhibit featuring the work of five local gyotaku artists is now open at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.
Housed in the maritime center's Galley Gallery, the collective works of Bruce Koike, Leighton Blackwell, John Buchanan, Heather J Fortner and Marion Moir represent a diversity of gyotaku styles and techniques.
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BEACH SLAPPED: Enjoying good food for a cause

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Tonight, Feb. 18, you have the opportunity to fundraise for children and eat foreign meats. In the event you don't like children, you should also know that this fundraiser will send bunches of them thousands of miles away from you.
The event is at the Bay House in Lincoln City, and starting at 5 p.m., all of your tips will
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NUTRITIONAL WISDOM: Effects of soda, low-nutrient foods on children's behavior

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
The standard American diet, chock full of soda and other sugary drinks, fast foods, and other low-nutrient foods, can have a major impact on the health and lives of our children.
Rising rates of childhood obesity driven by this way of eating have received much attention. However, low-nutrient foods are still having negative effects on the physical and
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South Beach woman gets $63,000

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Valerie Brady of South Beach wasted no time collecting the $63,061 she won playing Keno 8-Spot with her friend, Leo Schulz.
The two were having lunch at Newport Steak and Seafood when she decided to play Keno.
"I don't play a lot, but I saw the jackpot on the 8-spot was pretty high and decided to try," Brady
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King Tide project party is Friday

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
The public is invited to a party celebrating the conclusion of this year's King Tide project, which will be held Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Lincoln City's Roadhouse 101 (4649 S.E. Highway 101).
The event provides a chance to view this year's King Tide photographs, hear brief talks on sea level rise and changes coming to the Oregon
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Hatfield’s Fossil Fest is Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 2015
Fossil Fest returns to the central Oregon coast, taking place at Newport's Hatfield Marine Science Center on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
Once again this festival of the ancient features two celebrities in the field: "Oregon Fossil Guy" DiTorrice will be joining Dr. William Orr with special auditorium presentations.
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