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Wet Pet Vet

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
One tiny red and blue fish, the cardinal tetra, a staple of hobbyists' fish tanks everywhere, could be the key to saving large swaths of its native Amazon ecosystem from environmental degradation. A decades-old sustainable fishery for the thumb-sized tetra is getting some help from an organization called Project Piaba and aquatic veterinarian Tim Miller-Morgan of Oregon Sea Grant and
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Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition gathers Nov. 8

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
"Celebrating Citizen Science" will be the theme when the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition holds its annual meeting on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in South Beach.
The event is free and open to the public.
Activities kick off at 10 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.) in the HMSC's Hennings Auditorium. Featured speaker in the
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HMSC, OCCC celebrate with ‘Kelp’ Nov. 5

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Celebrate the return of the Seatauqua program with "Kelp," a presentation exploring the beauty and natural history of kelp and other seaweeds.
The event on Wednesday, Nov. 5, will be held at Pigfeathers BBQ, 300 Main St. in Toledo. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. The family-friendly event is free and
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‘Fall into Winter’ dinner, auction is Nov. 8

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
St. Luke's by the Sea in Waldport will hold a "Fall into Winter" dinner and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. St. Luke's is located at 1353 S Pacific Coast Highway in Waldport.
This evening event is designed to share food prepared by some of the area's best chefs. Chef Anthony Velarde and Chef Michelle
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Chalet to host ‘Dine Out for Samaritan House’

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Chalet Restaurant and Bakery will host the Nov. 5 "Dine Out for Samaritan House." The restaurant, known for its delicious pies, will donate 15 percent of the day's proceeds to help support Samaritan House, a shelter for homeless families with children.
Chalet's batters and dough are made from scratch and all are carefully prepared and blended by hand, using
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Yaquina Head celebrates Halloween

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in north Newport invites visitors to celebrate Halloween at the interpretive center today (Friday).
Continuing a 19th century tradition, the lighthouse keepers at the interpretive center will dress in their wives' clothing, and the wives will dress in the lighthouse keepers' uniform. Children who tell a joke,
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Sunshine and sunflowers

Modified: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Students at It's A New Day Preschool and Kindergarten in Waldport recently enjoyed a great day of sunshine before the autumn rains came down, and they also learned a little bit about sunflowers.
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Author to speak at Connie Hansen Garden

Modified: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
The Connie Hansen Garden will welcome Ted Mahar on Saturday, Nov. 8, to present his new book by his late wife, Dulcy Mahar. "Through the Seasons with Dulcy" (Carpe Diem Books, Oct. 4, 2014) collects more than 140 columns she wrote during her 22-year career with The Oregonian and organizes them by season, giving the readers the opportunity to
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Artists design bus shelter murals

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
On the weekend of Oct. 18, the Lincoln City Public Arts Committee, with the support of the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Committee grant program, held a contest to paint murals for Lincoln City bus shelters.
First prize was awarded to Chris Wilhelm for an ethereal depiction of a universe; second prize was captured by Marion Moir for her
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Coastal Gems plan walk Nov. 4

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
The Yachats Coastal Gems Volkswalkers invite people to walk with them on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Florence. They will be walking the Woahink-Cleawox YRE. This 10K walk is rated a 1A for relatively flat, natural paths. A 5K option will be available. The course is not appropriate for wheelchairs and will be difficult for strollers.
Those
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First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard class offered in Lincoln City

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
A combined Red Cross First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard course will take place soon at the Lincoln City Community Center. The class dates are Nov. 7-8 for First Aid/CPR only, and Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 15-16 Lifeguarding.
The First Aid/CPR class will include AED for the Professional Rescuer. This is a perfect class for teachers, coaches and the general public.
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Event planned for those considering college

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Thinking about college? Whether you are planning to attend college or simply evaluating your options, you can get answers to your questions about college admissions, the financial-aid process and scholarships at "College Nights," coming Tuesday, Nov. 4, to the Newport campus of Oregon Coast Community College.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and features free pizza and beverages, as
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For all you ghouls and boys

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
What do you call a ghost on crutches? Answer: A hoblin goblin.
Did you groan over that one? I did as I searched around on the Internet for Halloween material. Tonight there will be hordes of children knocking on doors. The little ones will be accompanied by parents, but by mid-evening there will be throngs
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Creatures of the Night provides scary good fun, collects cans of food

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Something had gone horribly wrong during the lab tour. Employees were falling ill and becoming carnivorous. No one was safe, even at the so-called survivors camp.
By the end, it had become a full-blown zombie apocalypse.
And it was all a part of Oregon Coast Aquarium's annual Creatures of the Night.
For the first time
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Toledo Elks host pumpkin patch

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
The Toledo Elks Lodge hosted "Kids' Pumpkin Patch at the Park" on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Elks' Toketee Illahee Park near Siletz. In addition to the pumpkin patch, the family friendly event featured apple cider and other refreshments. (Photo by Krisstina Borton)
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Children explore science after school

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Brothers Kolby Spink, left, and Brock Spink spend the afternoon exploring the Lights On Afterschool event with their dad, Marcus Spink, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport on Oct. 23. The science-focused event was put on by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and the Youth Development Coalition of Lincoln County.
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Newport Library offers computer classes

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
The Newport Public Library will offer a variety of computer classes during the month of November.
Introduction to Facebook will be taught on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. This class teaches the basic features of Facebook, with an emphasis on privacy settings.
Beginning Excel will be taught on Friday, Nov. 7, at 9 a.m. This class teaches the
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Cross-cultural ideas of life and death is topic

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying. However, other cultural traditions understand mortality as a teacher about living a purposeful life. Can acknowledging one's mortality bring greater meaning to life?
This is the focus of "Cultural Diversity on Life and Death," a free conversation with Courtney Campbell on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Newport
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Lincoln City Young Professionals plan Halloween party

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are hosting a Halloween Party, "The Chamber of Horrors," on Oct. 31 at the Eventuary, 560 SW Fleet Ave., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door for those 21 and older.
The evening will feature live music by local favorite, The Ocean, a costume contest with prizes,
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Pet Partners course is Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Oregon Coast Therapy Animals is hosting a Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Course on Saturday.
The class starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 and includes a Pet Partner manual, lunch and coffee service.
The class will be held in the education room at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport. Participants
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Volk’s Yoga-Pilates studio begins new term

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
The next term of yoga classes begins Oct. 27 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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Nature photographer to give presentation

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences will present Amy Gulick, award-winning nature photographer and writer, at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Yachats Commons.
Gulick's latest book, "Salmon in the Trees," recounts the life in the Tongass Rain Forest in Alaska. Her photos and stories have appeared in Outdoor Photography, National Wildlife, Audubon and other publications. Gulick
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When’s a good time to be sick?

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Here's an expression I never understood: "It's a bad time to be sick."
Is there ever a good time?
I suppose if you got to stay home and do nothing when you're supposed to be doing something you hate, it could work then. But if you're truly sick, wouldn't you rather be doing something than doing nothing and feeling like
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Spilling the beans on coffee

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
First and foremost, coffee is not a health food. Research has suggested that coffee could have some protective effects against certain diseases, although marginal, and these effects are not yet well understood. Coffee comes from a dark-colored bean and therefore contains some vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that can act as antioxidants.
The studies that have exhibited beneficial effects of
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Fungi pudding wins judges

Modified: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Edible mushrooms harvested from the backwoods of Oregon were turned into delicious fare at the sixth annual Wild Mushroom Cook-off held Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Lincoln City Culinary Center.
More than 450 people attended the event to watch four Oregon chefs tame the wild fungi and taste some of their creations. More than 32 species of
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Crabbing – then and now

Modified: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
I bet you think a column about crabs can't be all that interesting.  Well, hang on.  Growing up in Nebraska, no one I knew ever tasted crab, and my Brooklyn-born husband didn't grow up eating it either.  Are you kidding?  With a Yiddishe-Mama in the kitchen?  Shellfish was never a menu option.
When Burt and I settled down in South
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Newport and the central Oregon coast at war – 1941-1945

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
This story is part three of a six-part section of the upcoming book, "Oregon At War: the WWII Story," by John Baker, with an expected publication in 2016.
Within hours and days of the Pearl Harbor attack, locals took action to defend their families and communities.
Men of Newport were quick to form a home guard, as were several
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Point of Order

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Now that I have shared two articles on parliamentary procedure with readers of the News-Times, I thought it might be interesting to explain why a grown man would care about these kinds of things.
In the introduction to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), 11th Edition, we learn that General Henry Martyn Robert, who traveled extensively as an
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Local author Virginia Gibbs to present ‘Shattered Dreams’

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Virginia Gibbs, professor emerita of Spanish now living in Newport, will present a reading and discussion of her new book "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic I.C.E. Raid in the Words of the Detainees" at the Newport Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
Published in March, the book gives the testimonials of 10 workers whose lives
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Dog lovers hold Halloween fundraiser

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Lincoln County Dog Lovers are hosting an online Halloween costume contest to support their emergency pet fund.
The dog lovers walking group noticed a need in the community.
Several pet emergencies occurred this summer within their online group. They were able to give emotional support, but wanted to do more with financial support.
The group has begun to raise
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Celebrity server event planned in Lincoln City

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Dave and Niki Price and Joey and Lori Arce-Torres will be the next celebrity server teams to help Family Promise of Lincoln City at a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Eventuary. The event will feature pasta dishes created by Kip Ward from the Historic Anchor Inn.
As celebrity servers, the teams
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Cape Perpetua Visitor Center has new manager

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Brian Hoeh will be introduced as the new manager at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center during an open house on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m.
Hoeh has served as the supervisor and interpretive lead for the Siuslaw National Forest Valuing People and Places Field Ranger program since 2013. His professional background includes working for the National
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Bayside at South Beach hosts ‘Fall Into Bayside’

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Bayside at South Beach, a senior living community by Assisted Living Concepts, LLC, will host "Fall into Bayside" on Oct. 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the event is open to the public.
People can visit Bayside in normal dress or in costume. They are also welcome to bring their little ghouls and goblins for some trick or
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Keeping students engaged -- 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer tutoring and activities

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
It became a competition for them, but the students who made and then launched rockets at Crestview Heights School last week got an idea of what works and what doesn't as they learned about aerodynamics during their after school program.
In Lincoln County School District's 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the students meet for a couple of hours after school
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A gray day at Chinook Winds -- Thousands attend show geared for aging city

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- More than 2,000 visitors attended an annual senior fair Oct. 7 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, making it the biggest turnout in the event's 24-year history.
Aimed at an important demographic of the city -- retirees or soon-to-be seniors -- the fair teemed with products and services for a growing market. Organizer Roger Robertson, who founded the
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Spelling Bee to raise money for NHS

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Teams are gearing up for the fifth annual Community Spelling Bee to be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Oregon Coast Community College Central County Campus in South Beach. Can't spell your way out of a paper bag? Come join the fun anyway as an audience member.
"Audience members are invited to play along, and a prize will be
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Health fair this week at Oceanview

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Oceanview Senior Living in Newport is hosting a free health resources fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
People can meet with local agencies and businesses providing resources, handouts, special offers, and one-on-one discussions. There will also be door prizes and refreshments.
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Montessori school plans Halloween fun

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Nye Beach Montessori School will host a family Halloween event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sam Case Primary School, 459 NE 12th St., Newport. Activities are geared toward preschool through 2nd grade children, and will include cookie decorating, face painting, fishing for treasures, Halloween arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating and more. There will also be
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Newport Chamber hosts sixth annual ‘Scary-Okie’

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
On Saturday at 6 p.m., the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Scary-Okie "Shake, Rattle & Roll" event at the Embarcadero Resort.
Members and guests may wear their favorite costumes, or come as they are. Tickets are $30 per person and include beer/wine, buffet, dancing, door prizes, and musical entertainment. The chamber will be raffling a
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Volunteers sought for ivy pull

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Overleaf Lodge & Spa, SOLVE, Dahl Disposal Service and the Yachats Trails Committee will partner to host the seventh annual 804 Trail Ivy Pull in Yachats.
This popular volunteer event continues the Yachats community's effort to manage invasive ivy on the scenic 804 Trail and restore natural habitat.
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Nonprofit organizations: new board member orientation

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
New board members of nonprofit organizations and others wishing to refresh their knowledge are invited to participate in a "Nonprofit Organization Board Orientation." It's being presented on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
This event is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Workshops are being presented by a nonprofit specialist from the Oregon Department of Justice
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Nosy by nature

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a journalist I am a nosy person by nature. I like to know why things are the way they are, why people do the things they do. Part of my never-ending quest to understand humans, it is my life-long mission, and a largely futile one. As people continue to be idiots, I will never understand.
One thing in that
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NOW hosts ‘Wine & Chocolate’ event Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is hosting a Celebration of Women "Wine and Chocolate" event on Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street. In addition to wine and chocolate, light hors d'oeuvres will be available for purchase.
"Brava! Women in
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Strategies for preventing prostate cancer

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Eat your G-BOMBS, G-BOMBS (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds) have powerful anti-cancer effects. For example, cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower) contain phytochemicals that stimulate the body to detoxify carcinogens, and higher cruciferous vegetable intake is associated with lower prostate cancer risk. Men who consumed three or more half-cup servings of cruciferous
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Robotics club plans fundraiser Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
The Newport High School Robotics Club will be partnering with Lincoln County to sell county surplus items during a three-day sale in the county surplus warehouse.  
The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October.   The Lincoln County surplus warehouse is located in the alley just east of the courthouse.  Parking is
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