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Flags will again adorn Eureka Cemetery

Modified: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
NEWPORT -- Each Memorial Day at Eureka Cemetery in Newport, hundreds of flags are carefully placed on the graves of all veterans who are buried there. It's an effort made every year so that the sacrifice these veterans made for their country will never be forgotten.
Decorating those graves is a formidable task, and it was job lovingly undertaken by
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Fleet of Flowers remembrance

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
DEPOE BAY -- A Memorial Day tradition will continue in Depoe Bay on Monday, May 30, as the 71st annual Fleet of Flowers ceremony is held to remember veterans, those lost at sea, and other loved ones.
Events get underway at 11 a.m. at Depoe Bay Harbor, where the assembled crowd will hear traditional bagpipe music by Kym Jacobson to
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Aquarium extends hours, launches new programs

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Whether it's a behind-the-scenes tour above the Passages of the Deep, a smooch from a 500-pound sea lion, or a playful encounter with a brown pelican, visitors will find plenty of exciting and engaging activities at the Oregon Coast Aquarium throughout the summer.
The aquarium, ranked among the 10 best in the U.S., will offer a variety of educational programs
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Camping is free on June 4

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free on Saturday, June 4, in celebration of State Parks Day.
Camping is free the night of June 4 in traditional sites -- full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water), and tent sites. Parking is free both June 4 and June 5 at
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Broom Busters to attack state park

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
South Beach State Park is seeking volunteers to help take back the natural landscape by helping remove the invasive Scotch broom plant (Cytisus scoparius).
Park officials and volunteers will focus on cutting "broom in bloom" within the day-use area at South Beach State Park on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Recipe for laughter

Modified: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Two "firsts" for you today: a) I have never seen -- or shared -- a day brightener that made me cry and then fall off my chair laughing; b) Since I am not much of a kitchen person, there has never been a recipe in this column.
Stay tuned for both, and the credit goes to the ranch wives
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On a quest for a new experience

Modified: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
My wife, Christina, and I are always on a quest for new experiences and adventures. That's what brought us to Newport in the first place, back in 1981.
So, the invitation to a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Oceanview Senior Living from director Guy DiTorrice, at their North Newport "rancho," seemed like a good idea.
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Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest

Modified: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Every spring, dogs -- and their owners -- from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond stop in Newport to enjoy a cold one at Rogue Ales for the Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest.
The festival celebrates brewmaster John Maier's canine companion Brewer, who passed away on May 20, 2006.

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Musicians lend talents to Secret Garden Tour

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Before they see the beautiful flowers or smell the fragrant blooms, attendees of the 13th annual Samaritan House Secret Garden Tour on June 26 will hear something equally pleasing -- the sounds of talented musicians.
This year's tour highlights gardens in the unique coastal community of Otter Rock, just north of Newport. The gardens have many special features, including ocean
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Family fishing fun at Eckman Lake

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Children and adults lined the public fishing dock at Eckman Lake on Saturday, May 21, as they attempted to catch more than 1,000 rainbow trout -- including 60 trophy fish -- that had been stocked in an enclosure.
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Summer kayaking classes to be offered

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Kayaking safety classes will be held this summer.
Adult kayaking classes are scheduled for June 18 and July 9. These day-long classes provide skills and knowledge needed to paddle safely at the coast. They cover various paddle strokes, how to effectively maneuver the boat, and essential safety and rescue techniques.
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Effects of changing ocean conditions on salmon

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
The public is invited to a talk by researcher Bill Peterson about salmon and ocean conditions at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. It will be held in the public meeting room at Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport.
Peterson is an oceanographer and senior scientist with NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center,
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Local author holding reading

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Local author Ron Lovell will be doing a reading Friday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Lincoln City, 1760 NW 25th St.
Lovell has had a distinguished career as a writer and professor. Most recently, he has published a series of murder mysteries set in Oregon, in places such as Yaquina Bay, the Hatfield Marine
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Young writers win prizes at essay competition

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
The Waldport Library Young Writers' Competition for 2016 came to its conclusion on Thursday, May 5, with an awards evening at the library.
This year's theme came from a quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, "Not all those who wander are lost," and was dedicated to former Lincoln County English teacher and Waldport Library Board member, Vic Bucy. Seventeen
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A sea adventure

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Looking for an adventure on the sea? You could always stop by the Port of Newport and take a battle sail or tour of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain.
The ships arrived Wednesday and are tied up at the Port of Newport, 600 Bay Blvd., in Yaquina Bay.
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A farewell to floats … for now

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Lincoln City is saying farewell to another successful season of Finders Keepers, the glass float treasure hunt on the beach in Lincoln City.
The final 2015-16 Finders Keepers float drop will be held on Memorial Day, May 30.
Float Fairies hid over 3,000 beautifully colored glass art pieces on the beach this year.
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Pacific Northwest talent in Yachats Memorial Day weekend

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
For the 19th year, the Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast will feature over 70 exhibitors inside the Yachats Commons in Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast, during Memorial Weekend.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
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Camp scamps

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
It's that time of year when parents consider sending their kid to camp.
When my daughter Rocki was 14, it seemed like a good idea to give her the church camp experience. After all, I got to go when I was her age even though fifteen bucks a week was a stretch of my family's budget. I had a
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Learn to harvest clams and crab

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
The Oregon Coast is teeming with life all year-round. And during the summer, you can learn how to harvest the coastal bounty with Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City.
Led by local expert Bill Lackner, these clinics are a great way to learn how to catch fresh Dungeness crab and purple varnish clams.
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Find out more about humpback whales

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is having its monthly speaker series meeting on May 21 at 1 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, and is free to the public.
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Take a scenic train ride

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear.
On Saturday, June 11, the Newport 60+ Activity Center Adventure Van will be headed to beautiful Garibaldi, Ore., for people to enjoy the Oregon Coast Line by riding the rail behind a historic steam locomotive.
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Shelter Me

Modified: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
This week is Shelter Me Week, raising awareness of homelessness and the lack of housing for families in Lincoln County.
In South County alone, 126 children have been identified as living in homeless situations.
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse tours available

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area announced last week that guided tours of the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse have begun and will continue through Oct. 31.
The lighthouse will be open for guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours are offered at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on
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New scholarships to help local women

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Women attempting to advance their careers, return to the workforce, or undertake a new career often require additional education or training to achieve their goals.
As part of its mission to help improve the lives of Lincoln County's women and children, Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay will offer scholarship funds to help as many as three women in 2016.
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NOW showing immigration documentary

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
On Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m., the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a viewing of the film "Abrazos," a documentary by award-winning director Luis Argueta ("abUSed: The Postville Raid" and "The Silence of Neto").
The film tells the story of a transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen
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Bilingual class targets pre-schoolers

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
NEWPORT -- For the past six years, Lincoln County School District has offered a free bilingual class for children ages 3-5 and their parents, focusing on kindergarten readiness and family engagement in a child's education.
Kathy Cleaver teaches the 15-student class, Learning is Fun Together (LIFT), and is aided by Desiree Morgan, who serves as the class bilingual facilitator.
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A grand day for grandparents

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to drop in and enjoy "A Grand Day" together at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum on Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The museum will offer opportunities for grandparents and grandchildren to bring childhood photos to be copied for the museum's archives and have new photos taken together, to
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19th annual family fishing event coming

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Family fishing is coming to Waldport on Saturday, May 21, when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and First Baptist Church of Waldport will host a free fishing event at Eckman Lake.
The fishing event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youth ages 17 and younger.
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