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Though she grew up in an artistic household — the only child of a journeyman and librarian — Jill Myer never imagined she would create art for… Read more

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Though she grew up in an artistic household — the only child of a journeyman and librarian — Jill Myer never imagined she would create art for a living.

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The city of Newport is partnering with Centro de Ayuda in its efforts to become more inclusive and reach out to the Latinx community. Latinx families are encouraged to come by the recreation center on Monday, Sept 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and learn what is offered to support young people a…

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Several members of the Newport High School Class of 1961 pose in front of the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club on the Newport Bayfront, where they gathered on Friday, Sept. 17, for their 60th high school reunion. (Photo by Susan Schuytema)

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September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Lincoln County Public Health is hoping to raise awareness about this important topic by sharing the following information.

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We pulled our kayaks down to the beach shortly after 7 a.m. High tide recently left the beach strewn with dark green seaweed and knee-high sand ledges. The swell forecast hovered around three to four feet at 8-second intervals, while wind waves were predicted a foot or two taller.

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Oregon State University has released the names of students who made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the summer term. A total of 894 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

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The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild is sponsoring an online workshop via Zoom on Friday and Saturday, Oct.15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. “Bumblebee Blossoms,” a popular pattern by quilter and pattern designer Krista Moser, will be featured. The cost of the class is $85 ($75 for guild …

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From the prevalent tsunami hazard zone signs along the coast to the fresh seafood served at local restaurants, the impact of Oregon Sea Grant is evident in all walks of life.

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The annual Siletz Community Garage Sale has been rescheduled. Originally planned for this Saturday, the sale will now take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps of the sale locations around the community will be available at the Siletz Valley Grange, 224 N Gaither St., begi…

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When all members of a family operate on the same philosophy, children will feel trust, predictability and consistency. One critical aspect of nurturing children is developing their empathy, which is the focus of a Nurturing Parenting class series designed for families with children ages 0 to 8.

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SEAL ROCK — A long-time business owner in Seal Rock is closing her brick-and-mortar shop, though she’s not exactly retiring.

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A Parkinson’s disease support group will meet in Newport on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The meeting is open to anyone who has Parkinson’s or who has a loved one with Parkinson’s.

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For the past 18 years, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, has spearheaded the annual Celebration of Honor, a public event that honors active-duty personnel, military veterans and their families. This year, the unforeseen circumstance…

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The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is having its monthly speaker series meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom and is free to the public.

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(Note: the following column ran some time ago and seems appropriate for today.)

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Earlier this year, officers responded to a domestic violence call in Braintree, Mass. They chased the suspect into the woods and were then ambushed. The ensuing firefight killed the suspect and a K9 officer. Two others were injured. The officer was a 12-year veteran of the force.

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NEWPORT — Whether you are a visitor to Lincoln County or a seasoned local, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the Lincoln County area in a fun and interactive way.

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Olalla Center welcomes Charissa Young-White to its growing team as deputy director. In her new role, Young-White joins Olalla Center leadership to focus on community collaboration, strategic planning and contract management of the nonprofit organization.

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Florence is revving-up for its annual Rods N Rhodies Invitational Car Show and Benefit, and the Community-wide Garage Sale. This year’s edition takes place primarily in and around Historic Old Town Florence on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11. The Community-wide Garage Sale continues Sun…

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The annual Siletz Community Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18. To reserve space at the grange hall for $5 per table, or to have your sale placed on the community map, contact Michelle Schaffer at 541-444-1023. Hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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View the Future is happy to announce that the Amanda Trail Suspension Bridge Project on the north side of Cape Perpetua will go forward with construction beginning Oct. 1, the day following the end of Marble Murrelet and Spotted Owl nesting seasons. The bridge will connect the Amanda Trail c…

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The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) has organized an online auction to help support guild programs. From Sept. 5-26, viewers may go to www.32auctions.com/oregoncoastal quilters2021 to bid on unique wall hangings, cozy lap quilts, children’s quilts, bed quilts, table runners and special bags.

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Newport School of Artistic Movement (NSAM) opens registration for both in-person and online fall classes for ages 5 through adult in beginning through advanced levels. Director Nancy Mittleman has been training dancers from preschool to professional for more than 40 years. NSAM offers classe…

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They say “it comes in threes,” and perhaps it does. In the past three weeks, I have lost three good friends, one of whom was super special for over 50 years. Add this to my vision challenge, and it has felt almost impossible to write this column. However, what happens often while facing a bl…

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NEWPORT — Though time is running out for residents and visitors to participate in a guided kayak tour on Newport’s Yaquina Bay this summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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ART Toledo is pleased to announce that a fourth event has been added for the summer Art, Oysters, and Brews series. It will take place from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 4, on Toledo’s Main Street. Due to COVID-19 precautions, masks will be required to attend the event. Main Street wil…

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Eastern Oregon University named 556 students to the dean’s list for the 2021 spring term. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded EOU coursework.

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Thanks to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, the Newport Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a bioblitz during the month of September in support of the Parks for Pollinators campaign.

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This Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a “Shred Day” at the Lincoln County Courthouse parking lot, located at 225 W Olive St. in Newport.

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“One Year Later, Reflections on Echo Mountain,” an event that had been set for this Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, has been postponed due to increasing concerns of COVID-19.

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The Coast Busters Walk for breast cancer is the outcome of two ladies’ desire to inspire hope for other women and their families struggling with breast cancer. Recent breast cancer survivors themselves, Sonia Graham and Jeanette Campagna decided to make a difference in the lives of women in …

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The Lincoln City Community Days Organizing Committee has announced a call for participation in the city’s first parade since 2015. The “Happiness Is” parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 18. The parade will focus on the Lincoln City area’s resilience and strength as a c…