Wow…they’re multiplying!

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May 062016
 

To Seal or Not Two Seal That is the Camera!

To Seal or Not Two Seal
That is the Camera!


Don’t you wish you could do this with your paycheck!
(Tom Mock’s creativity on the loose!)

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Free nature walk – a little birdie told us…

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May 062016
 
American Robin Ram Papish

American Robin
Ram Papish

Yaquina Birders and Naturalists is offering a free guided nature walk open to the public.

Professional bird enthusiast Ram Papish will lead a Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip,Saturday, May 21st 8:00 – 10:00 AM, along a one-mile wooded trail loop in the Mike Miller county park. Migratory songbirds will have arrived and their songs liven the forest. They will search and listen for Tree Swallow, Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warblers, American Robin, Rufous Hummingbird, Purple Finch, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Swainson’s Thrush.

Please meet at the parking lot of Lincoln County’s Mike Miller Park by 8 AM. To get there, travel 1.2 miles south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge on Hwy 101 and turn east onto SE 50th Street. Drive 1/4 mile to the trailhead. Please dress or bring clothes for variable weather.

Duration: two hours. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 541-961-1307.

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Parkinson’s support group meeting on May 10th

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May 062016
 
PCH Health Education Center

PCH Health Education Center

Parkinson’s support group meeting on May 10th at 3pm, at the Center for Health Education by the hospital.

This support group is open to all interested parties with neurological problems regardless of their level of disability. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 3pm at the Center for Health Education. Caregivers, friends, and relatives are also encouraged to attend as participants share their experiences and knowledge. We have guest speakers from time to time to share their expertise in a line of work or study related to neurological disorders. We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 10 at 3pm.

For questions, please call or email: Faye McLeland, (541) 336-2481, fayemcleland@gmail.com.

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Things cookin’ right along with building Newport’s new Aquatic Center!

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May 062016
 

New Newport Aquatic Center looking north to Recreation Center. Bill Posner photos

New Newport Aquatic Center looking north to Recreation Center.
Bill Posner photos

Looking slightly toward the new pool facility.

Looking slightly toward the new pool facility.

Looking across SW 10th at pools Southeast wall.

Looking across SW 10th at pool’s Southeast wall.

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Construction on Newport’s new indoor Aquatic Center is making good progress behind City Hall, and adjacent to the city’s Recreation Center. The big recreational addition to the city is said to be on schedule with completion estimated in either December of January. In the meantime city recreation employees are on the phones trying to attract statewide swim meets to schedule their events at the new pool which will be ready no later than shortly after the first of the year.

Photographer Bill Posner has been keeping a running view of the progress. Here’s what it looked like on Tuesday of this week. It’s certainly starting to take shape!

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Transgender accommodations – ” Just Do It!” says Oregon Board of Education

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May 062016
 
Transgender student  Portland

Transgender student
Portland

Transgender students across Oregon should be able to use the bathrooms along with the names and the pronouns they want to be referred to, according to what are becoming highly controversial guidelines released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.

And it means that, according to the Oregon Department of Education, a transgender student can use a name not necessarily on their birth certificate and to use bathroom facilities that reflect their new gender.

And it has some parents outraged and are demanding that local school district ignore the state guidelines. So far, the school districts are holding firm with the new directives.

The full story is in The Oregonian. Click here.

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Ivan Kelly – 1st Toledo Weekend Artist…

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May 062016
 
Ivan Kelly painting 1st Toledo Weekend

Ivan Kelly painting
1st Toledo Weekend

It’s a January morning on the estuary, and the fog is clearing with a promise of a fine day – as the vessel heads out to harvest crab. First Weekend Art in Toledo will include Ivan’s newly finished “Heading Out, Winter Morning”, 15 x 30 oil painting.

Ivan Kelly paintings

Ivan Kelly paintings

One of our best sustainable industries on the Coast – Newport Fishing Fleet — captured on canvas by American Society of Marine Artist “Signature Artist”, Ivan Kelly of Toledo.
May 7th & 8th Art display at Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery will include a series of NEW Fishing /crabbing boat oil paintings. Ivan was juried into “Signature Member” status by American Society of Marine Artists – since 2000; and selected Ivan’s marine oils into many national public art museum tours and received “Award of Excellence” for his on-location boat painting in exhibited in Carmel, CA; Awarded “Top 60” status by “Salon International 2013” which had entries from 11 Countries.

Ivan Kelly painting

Ivan Kelly painting

Showing at Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery,May 7th, Saturday; 11-5 and May 8th, Sunday 12 – 5 at Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery, 207 East Graham Street, Toledo. Also available for viewing at IvanKelly.com or (541) 336.1124
Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery, 207 East Graham Street, Toledo. also available for viewing at IvanKelly.com or (541) 336.1124

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Depoe Bay City Council: Considering city wide surveillance system

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May 052016
 

Surveillance cameras Commons photo

Surveillance cameras
Commons photo


In light of the disappearance of long time Depoe Bay resident Katy Rowe, and thursday’s recovery of her body at the entrance to the Depoe Bay Harbor, there appears to be some support for installing professional surveillance cameras at various locations in and around Depoe Bay.

Tuesday night, before Roe’s body was discovered by the Coast Guard, City Councilor Robert Gambino convinced the council to at least look in to setting up surveillance cameras around town – especially along well traveled roads and walkways – up to 10 cameras, possibly.

Gambino said such devices are common across the country as deterrents to criminal behavior in that everyone is reminded that public spaces are just that, public spaces and are subject to video and photographs 24/7. Gambino said the cameras would also be useful in providing occasional video on any controversial or high profile traffic stops within the city. Mayor AJ Mattila quickly endorsed the idea saying that such surveillance capabilities might have been used to prevent or provide clues to determine what happened to Katy Roe, 22 of Depoe Bay who went missing over two weeks ago.

But Councilor Jo Fisher-Brown was less than enthusiastic about the idea saying that many people consider surveillance cameras an invasion of their privacy or that they just don’t feel comfortable knowing they’re always on camera in Depoe Bay.

The council voted 5 to 0 to give Councilor Gambino the go-ahead to go shopping for an appropriate system and to determine the cost. At that time the council would further discuss whether such a surveillance system is in the best interest of the town.

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