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Fire hall renamed

Modified: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- Elmo Francis "Saint" St. Clair was truly a saint, according to people who remembered the former fire chief during a Friday, June 10, ceremony to rename the Taft Fire Station after the beloved volunteer.
"As the fire chief, he put his heart, humor, and hard work into everything he did," said Jim Kusz, a captain with North
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Meet Your Coastie

Modified: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Kaylina Herington grew up as a child of the military. When asked where she was from originally, Herington responded, "My dad is in the Coast Guard, so everywhere. We were in Florida three times, Alabama twice, Hawaii, and Washington State."
Her father is currently the command master chief of Sector Mobile, with 30 years in the Coast Guard.
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‘A real dog, a man’s dog’

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Today is a momentous day. It is "National Take Your Dog To Work Day." So you are wondering why I'm writing on this subject when I not only do not go to work -- except to head for my office, which is upstairs in my home -- plus the rather relevant fact I do not currently have a dog. But
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Jugglemaniac Rhys Thomas returns to Lincoln County libraries

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Jugglemaniac Rhys Thomas is a favorite with audiences in Lincoln County and around the world. His deft hands are capable of juggling diverse objects while he entertains with jokes and comic asides. He's been a staple of Lincoln County library summer reading programs for more than a decade, and is back again this summer.
On Wednesday, June 29, Thomas
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Amateur radio demonstrations in Toledo

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Members of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, at the Port of Toledo Waterfront Park next to the Toledo Post Office.
Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during this field day to
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Toledo's Main Street sees tread

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
On Saturday, June 25, the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and the Toledo Downtown Association will host the 24th annual Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The showcase of vintage vehicles features cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and more, which park on Toledo's Main Street. The show was started by a few local folks who loved
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Gleneden Beach gearing up for Fourth of July

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
An Eagle Scout as grand marshal and a high school marching band are but two of many features of the 22nd annual Gleneden Beach Fourth of July Parade.
Christian Jesse, of Newport, earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2015, the highest honor the Boy Scouts bestows. "We are thrilled that he accepted our invitation to ride in the
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‘Retirement Readiness’ is topic of presentation

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
The Newport Public Library is hosting a program called "Retirement Readiness" on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m.
Diane Childs and Kimberly Hermann will give a presentation on earning, investing and maximizing your nest egg. They will go over basic savings and investing, choosing a financial planner, protecting your assets from fraud, and understanding your Social Security benefits.
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Sailing into summer

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
The Yaquina Bay Yacht Club held a unique event on Saturday, June 18, to celebrate the summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year. Club members held a "Summer Sailstice Sailabration," a way of sharing their love of sailing with the community.
The "sailstice" is an international event held each year to promote sailing, and this is the
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Waldport Beachcombers Days

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
A clown waves to the crowd from his bike during the 60th annual Beachcomber Days Parade on Saturday, June 18.
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Native American Flute Concert returns

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
The third annual Waldport Native American Flute Concert will be held Friday, June 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The traditional and indigenous world beat rhythms of Newport's Thunder & Lightness flute and percussion ensemble will again combine with solo selections in a wide variety of styles by some of the best known flute players from around the region.
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Robotics team heads to national competition

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
The Newport High School robotics team, known as the Finnovators, are in Houston, Texas this week for an international competition.
This is the team's first year doing the MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) competition. Their underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) won first place at the Oregon regional competition, and they are now competing against more than 50 of
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‘Rockin’ the Coast’ gem and mineral show

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
The Oregon Coast Agate Club is hosting its 53rd annual gem and mineral show, "Rockin' the Coast," on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, at the National Guard Armory, 541 SW Coast Highway, Newport.
Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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Sea Lions that recycle, ‘better bags’ and more at World Oceans Day

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
With reports on the extent and severity of plastic pollution in oceans almost as abundant as the waste itself, it's easy to feel discouraged.
But on World Oceans Day -- Saturday, June 25 -- at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the focus will be on not just the problem but also on practical, everyday solutions.
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The health risks of natural sweeteners

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
Added sugars come in several forms other than table sugar, such as evaporated cane juice and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Calorie-containing sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave and coconut sugar are marketed as "natural" and often touted as healthier alternatives to these types of added sugars.
Is there any truth to these claims?
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Gracie’s Sea Hag leads chowder rankings

Modified: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
DEPOE BAY -- The clam chowder at Gracie's Sea Hag was declared the best at the Oregon coast in the June 6 issue of Willamette Week, a popular and widely distributed Portland newspaper.
In "Going Coastal," the paper's annual guide to fun at the beach, food writer Matthew Korfhage gave the iconic eatery's chowder a chart-topping score of 95 out
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Things my father taught me

Modified: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
You hear so many stories about fathers beating their kids. My father only hit me once. Corporal punishment was left up to Mom, who when pushed far enough, resorted to putting us kids over her knee and using a long-handled wooden canning spoon on our you-know-whats.
The day my father slugged me was a hot Nebraska afternoon when my parents
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‘Summer Sailstice Sailabration’ planned

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
For the first time, the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club is participating in an international event called "Summer Sailstice Sailabration," which is held each year to promote sailing.
The yacht club will be offering free boat rides to the public on Saturday June 18, with a full day of fun. This is the longest Saturday of the year, and the goal
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Community Science Day at Otter Rock

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
People are invited to take part in Community Science Day on Saturday, June 25, a day devoted to the Otter Rock Marine Reserve and the citizen science work that CoastWatch conducts there.
This will also be the debut of a newly organized CoastWatch Community Science Team for Otter Rock. Everyone is welcome to this free event.
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Classic Car Show to cruise to Toledo

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
For nearly 25 years, Toledo has played host to its annual Classic Car Show, which brings droves of vintage vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and more to its main drag.
This year, the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and the Toledo Downtown Association will host the 24th annual Classic Car Show on Toledo's Main Street on Saturday, June
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Community garden tour in Newport

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
Would you like to have a garden, but don't have the room?
On Thursday, June 23, beginning at 10:45 a.m., the Newport 60+ Adventure Van will we going on a community garden tour that will include the Newport Community Garden at Frank Wade Memorial Park, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Garden, Oceanview Adaptive Demonstration Garden and the Newport Demonstration Garden.
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Lincoln City kite festival coming soon

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
The spirit of the '60s will be flying high in Lincoln City at the 32nd annual Summer Kite Festival June 25-26. This year's theme is "Windstock," a psychedelic tribute to the decade of peace, love and flower power. Wear your tie-dye clothing for two days of brightly colored kite flying fun.
Each year, in anticipation of the kite festival,
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Touch-a-truck: big rigs and small kids

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
Skylr Hoffman, 3, Aubri Hoffman, 5, and Kiana Hoffman, 7, of Lincoln City, enjoyed a close-up look at heavy equipment during the annual Touch-a-Truck on Saturday, June 11, at the Lincoln City Community Center.
A popular event among Lincoln County's younger residents and visitors, Touch-a-Truck included vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from fire trucks and garbage trucks to
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Waldport High School grads

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
There were 42 graduates at Waldport High School's commencement ceremony, which began at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, with a welcoming address by WHS Principal Diana Mackenzie.
Toledo High School also held its graduation on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m.
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Portland’s Grand Floral Parade

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
The Newport High School Marching Band, under the direction of Rachel Steward, took second place in its division at the annual Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 11.
The 4.2-mile parade route winds through city streets lined by hundreds of thousands of spectators.
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Marine science symposium is June 16

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
The 22nd annual Markham Symposium, a celebration of student research and scholarship, will be held at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport on Thursday, June 16.
The event in the visitor center auditorium is free and open to the public.
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Secret Garden Tour promises to delight

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
The 13th annual Secret Garden Tour, sponsored by the Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter, will take place Sunday, June 26, from noon to 5 p.m., showcasing 11 gardens in the community of Otter Rock.
The cost for this event is $25 and includes entrance to the 11 gardens, as well as light snacks and musical entertainment. Visitors are encouraged
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Free band concert in Waldport

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble will be presenting a free concert on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m. It will be held on City Stage, located on the former grounds of Waldport High School.
The program will feature marches, beguines, tangos, two-steps, medleys and a surprise or two.
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Green juice or green smoothie?

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
Vegetable juices and green smoothies (also called blended salads) both have a place in the Nutritarian diet. Both are great ways to get more raw leafy greens into your diet, in addition to your usual salads.
A green smoothie -- a blended mix of leafy greens, fruits and nuts and/or seeds -- is an excellent, portable morning meal. It
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