Calling all Depoe Bay Salmon Bake Volunteers!!!!

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Jul 222015
 

Hi All —

Dorinda asked me to remind everyone that volunteers working on this year’s Salmon Bake should be at the meeting tomorrow (Thursday, July 23), 6:00 pm at the Depoe Bay Community Hall. The Depoe Bay Chamber is preparing a delicious spaghetti dinner for this year’s volunteers.

So come prepared to get your assignments and enjoy a dinner with your fellow volunteers.

Barbara Leff

 Posted by at 11:21 PM

Crafty fraudster gets 8 years in state prison

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Jul 222015
 
Gerard Beaudoin Fraud and theft

Gerard Beaudoin
Fraud and theft

A man who fancied himself as a Sherlock Holmes character while stealing and defrauding bookkeeping clients has been sent to state prison for eight years and to pay just under $100,000 in restitution to his victims.

Gerard Beaudoin, who used the Shakespearian name of Quentin Stanhope, was given that sentence as a plea bargain with the prosecution.

Beaudoin was a fairly well known businessman associated with Q-Tax of Lincoln City which even did some accounting verification work for the city of Lincoln City in terms of room tax collections. Other bookkeeping functions involved a number of other Lincoln City businesses who contended that Beaudoin had stolen from them.

Beaudoin is also wanted in New Orleans by authorities there.

 Posted by at 6:11 PM

Rhonda Vern Hamstreet: Forever Giving – Forever 68

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Jul 222015
 
Rhonda Hamstreet Has passed...

Rhonda Hamstreet
Has passed…

Family remembrance:

Rhonda Vern Hamstreet, died in her home in Newport, after a hard-fought battle with melanoma. She was 68 years old. She was awesome. Born Dec. 18, 1946, in Corvallis to Leonard and Doris Anderson, she grew up in Toledo and graduated from Toledo High School in 1965. Rhonda went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oregon State University. Rhonda lived, loved, worked, played and touched the lives of many folks in Newport for the last 45 plus years. Her years of hard work, dedication and generosity on the Embarcadero Marina, Port of Newport, Rotary, Performing Arts Center, Hospital Board, Oregon Coast Aquarium and her favorite, Lincoln County Master Gardener Association, literally helped build the city of Newport and make it what it is today.

Rhonda is survived by her children, Kari Mueller and Brent Hamstreet; adopted daughter, Michelle D’Agostino; brothers, Leonard and Rodney Anderson; son-in-law, Jeff Mueller; grandchildren, Emilie and Piper Mueller; and dog, Lily.

Rhonda was a world class, one-of-a-kind mother, grandmother “granny,” aunt, sister, friend and person. It must be said again, she was awesome! We were truly blessed to have had her in our lives. We will miss her.

There will be a ceremony celebrating Rhonda’s life held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to OSU Extension-Endowment Fund Master Gardeners, 1211 S.E. Bay Blvd., Newport, OR 97365, attn: Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

 Posted by at 5:41 PM

Coast Guard rescues three fishermen 20 miles west of Tillamook Bay

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Jul 222015
 

Coast Guard rescued three fishermen off a 30-foot fishing vessel sinking 19 miles off of Tillamook Bay, Tuesday.

The fishermen were safely hoisted from their Garibaldi based fishing vessel, Flying Fish, at 2:30 p.m. and transferred to awaiting emergency medical services at Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi.

Search-and-rescue watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, responded to a mayday call from the crew of the fishing vessel shortly after 2 p.m., stating their vessel was taking on water. The watchstanders diverted the crews of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Tillamook Bay.

“This case is an excellent example of what to do in an emergency on the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. James Gibson, Jayhawk helicopter pilot at Air Station Astoria. “The fishermen contacted the Coast Guard in a timely manner, were prepared with an emergency beacon, a back up radio, life jackets and immersion suits. Their preparation helped ensure their safety and made it easy for us to find them.”

After the Jayhawk crew safely rescued the fishermen, the MLB crew continued to the vessel’s last known location. Upon arrival to the area at 3:15 p.m., the crew reported that the fishing vessel had sunk and a debris field and an oily sheen were all that remained.

The vessel was carrying an unknown amount of fuel when it sank.

The cause of the sinking is unknown at this time.

 Posted by at 3:29 PM

Scandinavian Festival right around the corner

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Jul 222015
 
Scandinavian Festival Junction City, OR

Scandinavian Festival
Junction City, OR

The Scandinavian Festival is here again!

The Newport 60+ Activity Center invites you to join us for a trip to one of the best Northwest celebrations, ongoing since 1961. This annual event celebrates Scandinavian heritage and presents the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

There’s a lot to see and do at this festival, and everyone will find something to revel in. Actors and storytellers in colorful costumes weave through the crowd, delighting young and old. Regional and international folk dancers perform on stage throughout the day. Opportunities abound to see traditional crafts demonstrations, including hardanger embroidery, bobbin lace and tatted lace. Watching what it takes to produce these things is a wonderful experience in this day of machine-manufactured goods.

And the food! The food booths offer such treats as meat loaf in sour cream pastry, pickled herring, sweet and sour cabbage, traditional pancakes and much much more. No, you will not go hungry!

The cost for this trip is only $15.00. We will depart from the 60+ Center in Newport on Thursday, August 6th, at 8:30 am and return around 5:00 pm. For more info, or to reserve your spot, come by our office at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617.

 Posted by at 3:14 PM

Lincoln City: Mobile Home Fire at Taft Mobile Home Park

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Jul 222015
 

2:04pm
A mobile home is on fire at Taft Mobile Home Park at 5142 SE 101 – close Schooner Creek. Owner says the ceiling near his wood stove is aglow. He’s in space 20.

2:06pm
North Lincoln Fire-Rescue on scene. No smoke showing. Firefighters going in.

2:10pm
Reports from the scene indicates that they’ve got the fire out.

2:18pm
Firefighters report there’s still a little bit of fire they need to extinguish.

2:28pm
Sounds like they’ve got it out or close to it.

 Posted by at 2:06 PM

Gallery Tours at Newport’s Visual Arts Center on Saturday

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Jul 222015
 
Visual Arts Center Nye Beach turnaround Newport

Visual Arts Center
Nye Beach turnaround
Newport

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to announce the start of regularly scheduled gallery tours on Saturdays, 4pm, at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC), located next to the Nye Beach Turnaround at 777 NW Beach Dr. in Newport. The general public, area visitors and students are invited to attend and hear a discussion of the current exhibition in the Runyan Gallery at the VAC. The tours will begin on Saturday, July 25, at 4pm and will run each Saturday at 4pm through August 29. Each tour will be led by an experienced gallery docent, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the art and artists included in each exhibit, ask questions and comment on the current visual art offerings at the VAC.

The current exhibit in the Runyan Gallery at the VAC, “Surf & Turf: The Art of Boarding,” will run through August 2 and will be followed by the photography exhibit, “Dorothea Lange in Oregon.” The Runyan Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.

“We are pleased to present these tours as a way for the public to further engage with the VAC and the exhibits in our largest gallery,” says OCCA VAC director Tom Webb. “We intend to enhance the visitor experience and to provide an ongoing educational opportunity.”

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts promotes and provides high-caliber arts experiences on the Oregon Coast. The OCCA manages the Newport Visual Arts Center and the Newport Performing Arts Center, and serves as the regional arts council for the Oregon coast.

 Posted by at 11:45 AM

Almost hear the silence…

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Jul 222015
 

Yaquina Head Lighthouse Keith Nelson photo

Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Keith Nelson photo


Just north of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Julie Sacchetti photo

Just north of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Julie Sacchetti photo

As opposed to a loud winter day... by Ellis Lampman at Sky-View Photography

As opposed to a loud winter day…
by Ellis Lampman at Sky-View Photography

 Posted by at 11:18 AM

Lincoln City: Pickup fire inside Devils Lake R/V Park

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Jul 222015
 

8:45am
Report of a pickup on fire inside Devil’s Lake R/V Park at 4041 West Devils Lake Road. Unknown if threat to other property.

8:46am
Said to be at Space 14.

8:48am
Arriving fire units see no fire or smoke.

8:49am
Found it. Back area of the R/V park. Pickup with hood up.

8:50am
Fire is out.

8:51am
Command says enough fire personnel on scene. Rest of the incoming can cancel.

8:58am
Fire department clearing the scene – returning to quarters.

 Posted by at 8:46 AM