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Breathing new life into old bikes

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
There is little polish to the dusty lineup of motorcycles at R&R Hawg Shop, where old-school bikes await their resurrection on a workbench strewn with hand tools and ancient technical manuals.
Amid the aroma of crankcase oil and the quiet metallic click of a ratchet, a pair of 1916 Indians and their descendents, a 1929 Chief and a '39 Scout,

It's about loving the coastal lifestyle

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Pete Sanok and his fiancée, Brittany Heins, have embraced the lifestyle they discovered when they moved to the Oregon coast -- so much so that they formed a business called Specifically Pacific to promote that way of life.
"I moved out here from Chicago," Sanok said. "One of the things about Chicago was the traffic was just terrible.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM: Interest rates and bond prices

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
How do changes in interest rates affect bond prices? Typically, bond prices and interest rates move in opposite directions. This means that when interest rates rise, bond prices tend to fall, and conversely, when interest rates decline, bond prices tend to rise.
Here's why: Suppose you invest $10,000 in a 10-year U.S. Treasury bond with a 3 percent yield.


Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
I remember the first time my grandpa took me on an airplane ride. I had always wanted to go flying with him, and it was really fun.
But the bird's eye view -- the perspective -- that I had when I was way up high had a life-long impression on me. I could look down and see little towns and

Creating custom fishing rods

Modified: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
WALDPORT -- From Ferraris to French bread, handcrafted is simply better. The same can be said of fishing rods, and Michael Holliday, owner of Alsea Custom Fishing Rods, has been handcrafting them, one at time, since 1984.
When it comes to crafting custom fishing rods, there isn't size or species that Holliday hasn't covered -- from ultra-light trout rods to

Student signups underway at Newport School of Dance

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
Sian Zander, director and chief instructor of Newport School of Dance (NSD), invites aspiring dancers to enroll for the 2015-16 school year. The school offers ballet based training for students ages 4 to adult.
NSD is the home school for Oregon Coast Ballet Company (OCBC), in which Zander serves as artistic director. OCBC provides an opportunity for all Lincoln

‘Superstore’ celebrates 25 years

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- A long-running business that started as a summer hiatus from law school for its owner celebrates its 25th year in business this month.
The Electronic Superstore, aka Lincoln City Sporting Goods, opened its doors as the newest U.S. Radio Shack franchise in August 1990. At the helm was Bruce Polvi, a first-year law student at Willamette University

CeCe Kelly joins office in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
CeCe Kelly, an active real estate agent in both California and Oregon, has changed companies.
She has joined the team at John L. Scott Real Estate in Newport, located at 306 East Olive St. Kelly recently celebrated her silver anniversary, marking 25 years in the real estate industry. She holds a number of designations in real estate, including CRS

Stylist moves to new location

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
Belle Vie Salon recently announced the addition of a new stylist and nail technician, Kristin Savage.
Savage is a life-long resident of the Newport area, with seven years of professional experience in the beauty industry. She graduated from Phagan's Academy of Cosmotology in August 2008. She is a former hair stylist with Perfect Look in Newport and is seeking


Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
When I was practicing for my advanced designation in hang gliding, I needed 250 flights, 75 hours of airtime and the ability to sustain flight in thermal lift. I had documentation of all that in my log book. I also had to perform flawless takeoffs and land within 25 feet of a target at least four times in a row.

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