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Creating a new future

Modified: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Chelsey Allen has just completed an arduous, year-long journey toward a new and brighter future.
On Wednesday, April 27, she became a graduate of Lincoln County Drug Court, a program that was started 10 years ago to give people who have addiction and criminal problems an opportunity to get sober and to make major life changes.
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Students learn about ocean, outer space

Modified: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
The Oregon Coast Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Hub, in conjunction with the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, has issued a challenge to Oregon students.
On Saturday, April 30, 43 teams of elementary, middle school, high school, and college students from across Oregon will participate in an underwater robotics competition in North Bend, which focuses on the
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Flock to aquarium for bird day celebration

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
Birders of a feather will flock together when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 7.
The aquarium's staff organizes the annual event to help guests appreciate the animals under their care and promote conservation for their counterparts in the wild.
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Salmon affected by climate change is topic of Watersheds talk

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
The public is invited to learn about how salmon may be affected by predicted changes in climate at a presentation by researcher Rebecca Flitcroft at the next MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting.
That meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in the public meeting room at Central Lincoln PUD building, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport.
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Laugh: you might live longer

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
How are you at de-cluttering? Hopeless, I hope, because if you are, it will make me feel better, more normal, although I privately think normal people tend to be kind of boring.
In a vain attempt to throw out old newspaper clippings, I just ran across an article from a Budapest newspaper about the importance of a sense of
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Kids Zone, Depoe Bay celebrate Earth Day

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
On Friday, April 22, participants from Neighbors For Kids-Kids Zone and the city of Depoe Bay joined forces to celebrate and honor Earth Day with a special project.
City staff and local volunteers worked collaboratively with Kids Zone staff and children to plant nearly 300 native species of plants and trees in Depoe Bay City Park.
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U.S. wines hold their own in Paris

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
After more than 35 years of involvement in wine as a wine imbiber, wine merchant, wine writer, wine judge, etc., I think all of those labels add up to the best descriptor that fits me: wine lover.
A glass of Ponzi, Oregon, or Rombauer, California, Chardonnay with my Christina sharing her rolled filets of fresh Petrale sole stuffed with
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Fishing fun for the family

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
The weather was wet, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of about 100 young people who showed up for a chance to catch a fish at Olalla Reservoir on Saturday, April 23.
It was the annual fishing derby for children and their families, sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Georgia-Pacific, in cooperation with the Association of
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Newport Loyalty Day celebrates 60 years

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
NEWPORT -- Thursday, April 28, marks the beginning of the Loyalty Day & Sea Fair Festival's 60th year.
"A big hometown tradition," Loyalty Day spokeswoman Stormi Dykes said, the festival is about patriotism. And this year's theme is "Value of Liberty."
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Oregon-based project goes national

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Waldport High School graduate Justin Lowe, son of Oregon coast residents Roy and Laurie Lowe, is making his national debut this spring with the launch of the book "Hello, My Name Is Octicorn."
Many years ago in Portland, Lowe took Sharpie to paper and combined an octopus with a unicorn.
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Garden mulches: paper or plastic?

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Question: Should I be mulching my vegetable garden?
Answer: Mulch helps suppress weeds, reduce water usage, control soil temperature, improve soil quality and increase fertility. The best mulches for landscape beds decompose slowly, so that they don't need frequent replacement, but vegetable mulches should either decompose quickly or not at all, so that they can be removed when preparing the
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Free Earthquake Camp for girls in July

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
There will be a whole lot of shaking going on for Lincoln County middle school age girls this July, thanks to the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation with funding from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.
A free, three-day Earthquake Camp will be held at the Oregon Coast Community College North County Campus in Lincoln City on July 18-20, from
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Students compete in renewable energy challenge

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
The third annual Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge was held at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport on April 19.
This year's competition was twice as large as last year, involving nearly 200 students and 59 wind, solar, or wave energy devices.

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Baby gift project accepting donations

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
The Pacific Communities Health District (PCHD) Foundation and the community are seeking donations for the newly designed program that provides new mothers with the essential items, needed to promote safe sleep and meet some basic needs in baby's first year.
The program is in need of quilts, blankets, bath towels and other handmade baby items to help support the
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Moving to a four-day week

Modified: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
EDDYVILLE -- When classes begins next fall at Eddyville Charter School, students will be facing a longer day, arriving at school earlier and staying longer. But they will only be attending school four days each week, instead of five.
The Eddyville Charter School Board of Directors recently approved the transition to a four-day week, and most people at the school
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Tibetan monks to appear in Newport

Modified: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
The Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India will be stopping in Newport as part of their 2016 tour.
They will be at the Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 25-27.

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Park to be named in memory of Sam Briseño

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
In memory of the local metal artist Sam Briseño, the Port of Toledo is renaming the park adjacent to its Port Station One building the Briseño Park.
The port invites the public to attend the dedication and Earth Day observance on Saturday, April 23, at noon at the park located at 496 NE Highway 20, Toledo.
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Seal Rock shiksa sounds off

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Definition of shiksa: A Gentile woman, especially one who has attracted a Jewish man.
That would be me, married 45 delicious years to Burt Lippman, my Brooklyn-born husband. I grew up in a Nebraska Scandinavian family and was not exposed to Jewish humor. Then I moved to Los Angeles, and a whole new world of humor opened up. The first
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Dr. Atomic’s Medicine Show on stage April 30

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Dr. Atomic's Medicine Show, with Peter Bergel, is coming again to Lincoln City on Saturday, April 30, at 4 p.m. This satire of current events is conveyed through music and skits.
Sponsored by The Opening Door, this event will take place at the Lincoln City Congregational Church, 1760 NW 25th St. (behind Kenny's IGA north).
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'Yaquina Bay Dock & Dredge’ documents local history

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Newport Native Suzy (Chamberlin) Beal has compiled some local history in her new book, "Yaquina Bay Dock & Dredge."
Now known as Port of Newport International Terminal, Beal chronicles the project from its conception in 1947 through 1960, when it was first sold to Lincoln Lumber Sales.
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‘Incredible Invasives’ is roundtable topic

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Master Gardener roundtable presentations usually focus on how to select and care for desirable plants in the local cool, wet climate.
The final spring roundtable, "Incredible Invasives," will discuss how to recognize and control undesirable plants that find their way into the landscape.
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Crackers convene over crab

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
DEPOE BAY -- The rap, snap and crack of crab shells giving way to a dozen eager mallets echoed through the Depoe Bay Community Hall last weekend during a sell-out crab feed.
An organizer said busloads of out-of-towners from the valley senior centers contributed to the success of the event, a fundraiser held April 16-17 for the Depoe Bay Chamber
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Family fishing at Olalla Reservoir

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
Anglers and their families are encouraged to come out to Olalla Reservoir near Toledo for a fun-filled day of fishing and outdoor activities on Saturday, April 23.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Georgia-Pacific, in cooperation with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, are sponsoring a day of fishing at Olalla Reservoir.
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Poet to present workshop, reading

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
Driftwood Public Library puts the crowning touch on its National Poetry Month festivities with a visit from poet Patrick Ryan Frank on Saturday, April 23.
Frank will teach a poetry workshop at 10 a.m., followed by a reading at 3 p.m.
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Register now for Loyalty Day Parade Run

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
The 2016 Loyalty Days 2 mile run/walk is simply about having fun. Participants can run, jog, or walk on traffic-free Highway 101 through Newport, while hundreds of parade spectators cheer you on.
This event starts just before the Loyalty Day Parade, at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 30.
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Meet your Coastie

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
Mary Mclenagan's duties include preventative and scheduled boat maintenance, as well as being a qualified boat engineer while at sea.
"I make sure all of the boats are running like they are supposed to, so that we can do our job," said Mclenagan.
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Aquarium to throw Earth Day party for the planet

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
Oregon's window to the underwater world will go green on Saturday, April 23, when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates Earth Day.
"We throw a Party for the Planet every year to encourage the public to engage in positive behavior changes that benefit not only their health, but the health of our entire planet," said Beth Hawkyard, the aquarium's volunteer
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Putt-putt golf at businesses throughout town

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
The Lincoln City Chamber Ambassadors have organized a family friendly putt-putt golf tournament at hosted businesses throughout the Lincoln City area in celebration of Community Days.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, and no registration is required. Participants may start at any hole number they wish.
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