Breakfast: Most important meal of the day for kids…

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Mar 192018

The only way to start the day…hearty breakfast!

Getting More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast

“I Heart School Breakfast” Campaign Encourages Lincoln County School District Families to Choose Breakfast at School

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Lincoln County School District will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during April 2-6. All breakfast, as well as lunch is provided to students at no charge thanks to a Community Eligibility Provision Grant.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

• Reach higher levels of achievement in math
• Score higher on standardized tests
• Have better concentration, memory and alertness
• Have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance
• Maintain a healthy weight

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “I Heart School Breakfast”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for “I Heart School Breakfast” from April 2-6, with special menus, cafeteria events, and more.

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“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education possible,” said Superintendent Tom Rinearson “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.” The district serves over 1900 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in LCSD prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

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REQUIEMIX – Requiem Mass, Mass of Remembrance on the Oregon Coast

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Mar 192018

Central Coast Chorale Easter Concert Series

The Central Coast Chorale is pleased to invite the Lincoln County community to its March concert series REQUIEMIX. The REQUIEMIX repertoire blends portions of requiem masses from throughout the history of Western sacred music, from medieval chant through the works of noted contemporary composers including Eric Whitacre and Andrew Lloyd Webber. REQUIEMIX offers a rare opportunity to hear, in a single concert, interpretations of the Requiem Mass, or Mass of Remembrance, spanning centuries.

Experience REQUIEMIX
Friday, March 23 at Congregational Church of Lincoln City (7 PM)
Tuesday, March 27 at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church (7 PM)
Easter Eve Matinee: March 31 at First Presbyterian Church in Newport (2 PM)

“We’re excited to serve up this smorgasbord of individual requiem pieces,” Says Central Coast Chorale Director Dr. Mary Lee Scoville. “We hope it offers an opportunity to connect with the spiritual ups and downs we all face as well as get a taste of the haunting beauty of the entire requiem form. We all feel “Miserere Mei Deus” (Lord have mercy) and “Alleluia” from time to time, and we try to celebrate that in this concert.”

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No Latin Required
Says Scoville, “We think it’s very appropriate these concerts are scheduled during Holy Week, but you don’t have to understand Latin or go to church to absorb the beauty of the music of Mozart, Fauré, and Eric Whitacre. We’ve assembled this concert to be accessible to all.”

In addition to the full 50-voice Chorale’s program, the concert will also feature selections from the small, women-only ensemble Women of Note, including Gabriel Fauré’s “In Paradisum” (Into Paradise) and contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s haunting “Ubi Caritas”

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About the CCC
The Central Coast Chorale has been bringing choral music to the Central Coast since 1997. Since then, The Chorale has doubled in size and today offers multiple concert series throughout the year and throughout Lincoln County and beyond.

Spanish Brass: Neskowin Chamber Music

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Mar 192018

Spanish Brass

Spanish Brass: Neskowin Chamber Music

Spanish Brass, the acclaimed ensemble of brass players from that country, will present a concert in the Neskowin Chamber Music series on Sunday, April 8th at 3 p.m. at Nestucca Elementary School, 36925 Highway 101 in Cloverdale. They gave a special Christmas concert there in 2015.

Spanish Brass was created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians as an innovative project that quickly gained worldwide fame for its performances, educational activities, and creative collaborations. Spanish Brass has given hundreds of concerts around the world in such prestigious venues as the Great American Brass Band Festival, the New York Brass Conference, the Julliard School of Music, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Festival de Musique de Radio-France, and the Granada International Festival, among many other places. The winner of many awards, the group has been a leader in international music education, giving courses and master classes worldwide.

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Members include: Carlos Beneto and Juanjo Serna, trumpets; Manolo Perez, French horn; Indalecio Bonet, trombone; and Sergio Finca, tuba. Known for their versatile programming and state-of-the art staging, the Spanish Brass has created such shows as “25 Years” (brass quintet), “Metal-lics,” “Brass, Brass, Brass” (educational concerts), and “Brassiana” (jazz trio). The group also runs two brass festivals in Spain: the SBALZ Festival in Alzira and the Spanish BrasSurround.

“The Brass captivated the audience in their last performance with us,” says Fran Madachy, president of the Neskowin board. “As well as being consummate musicians, they are fun to watch because they are in constant motion when they play. They literally blew the roof off the gymnasium.”

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Oregon Coast Weather or Not….

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Mar 192018

The ‘Weather or Not’ Twitter feed keeps you posted on any major weather events, plus you’ll get updated travel info and an abbreviated forecast each morning tailored to the Central Coast. Just follow @chrisburnswx.

Summary: Observations

Forecast: Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats

Travel: ODOT TripCheck, Activity Planner, Coast Range, Cascades

Marine: Local Waters, Bar Reports

Tides: Tide Tables

The ‘Weather or Not’ Twitter feed keeps you posted on any major weather events, plus you’ll get updated travel info and an abbreviated forecast each morning tailored to the Central Coast. Just follow @chrisburnswx.

Missing Couple NOT In Danger – On a Bus to the East Coast

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Mar 182018

Kiara Wick, 23
Missing from OSU Corvallis

Jacob Eveler, 20
Missing from OSU Corvallis

Jacob Eveler wearing hoodie

Authorities have learned that Jacob and Kiara are on a bus bound for the East Coast. They are said to be fine. Authorities say they are not in any danger.

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Spring Break Childcare at Newport Recreation Center!!

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Mar 182018

Spring Break for Kids!!

Spring Break Childcare at the Newport Rec Center!!

Did you know the Newport Rec Center has childcare during spring break? Children aged 5 to 12 are welcome between 7:45 am to 5:30 pm in the Child Center. New this year, theme days!

Join us for…

Monday 3/26 – Wizarding World
Tuesday 3/27 – Superheroes
Wednesday 3/28 – Explore the Jungle!
Thursday 3/29 – Penguin Peculiarities
Friday 3/30 – Journey to Outer Space

Cost is $25 for a full day, $15 for half. Visit the rec center to register. (Right behind Newport City Hall and the Senior Center!)

Registration forms must be completed before child can attend. The day will consist of a variety of active games, crafts, and we might even sneak a little learning in! Lunch and snack is provided!

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There are scavenger hunts…then there are SCAVENGER HUNTS!!!

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Mar 182018

Are you up for a challenge? Join Newport Parks & Recreation for their first annual Super Awesome Scavenger Hunt In Newport (or SASHIN for short.) While we promise finding Bigfoot won’t be on the list, we can’t promise that we won’t ask you to dress up like Bigfoot…

You’ll join in teams of two which will then be combined by the Scavenger Hunt Overlords into teams of six. Four new best friends to conquer the world with! (or at least conquer the hunt list with…) This event is all ages, but at least one person on each team of two must be 18 or over. This is not your typical scavenger hunt. The task list might challenge your dignity. It might ask you to explore a local business, stretch your creative abilities, or reach out and help a friend, and you’ll definitely make some new ones!

Oh, and you can WIN something! The winning team will get dinner with a mystery guest courtesy of Rogue Brewing as well as a pool party for 50 at the Newport Aquatic Center. Get those creative juices ready. Registration is now open: Just Click Here!

Important dates…
4/1 – Registration closes

4/5 – Team meet and greet. You will register in teams of 2 and our Scavenger Hunt Overlords will then combine the teams into teams of 6. You will meet your new teammates at this event and come up with your team name. We will have a quick overview of the hunt and the task list goes live at the end of the evening.

4/5-4/8 – Accomplish as many tasks as possible! There are a lot of tasks and you probably can’t finish them all in the time allotted. Don’t panic. We planned it that way. (insert evil laugh here)

4/20 – Awards and mingling while checking out our favorite submissions.

Keep an eye on the SASHIN Facebook page for updates! Click here!
Contact the rec center at 541 265 7783 or with questions.

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Sunday Morning Crash Kills pick-up driver, injures wife

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Mar 182018

Pickup driver crosses over on the curve, hits two oncoming vehicles. Pickup driver killed.

Driver of pickup killed – wife seriously injured.
OSP photos

A Coos Bay man was killed late Sunday morning on Highway 101 about ten miles south of Yachats, when his northbound pickup crossed over the center line on a curve, hit one vehicle and then another. The pickup kept going finally crashing into the guardrail overlooking a steep drop off to the sea below.

OSP troopers say driver of the red pickup, Jeremy Hackney, 45, was fatally injured in the crash. His seriously injured wife was taken to Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence. Her injuries were reported to be non-life threatening. All occupants of the other two vehicles – a pick up with a camper and van – were not injured.

What caused Mr. Hackney to cross over the center line was not immediately reported.

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