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Hilltop Cafe Bistro Replaced the old market for some some delectable breakfasts and lunches.  Dinner coming up a bit later!

Hilltop Cafe Bistro
Replaced the old market for some some delectable breakfasts and lunches. Dinner coming up a bit later!

Restaurant owner Rick Snow has laid it on the line for this brave new culinary venture. Former Drift Inn Chef David Bank is presiding maestro of the kitchen!  So Waldport and Yachats stop in enjoy some great food!

Restaurant owner Rick Snow has laid it on the line for this brave new culinary venture. Former Drift Inn Chef David Bank is presiding maestro of the kitchen! So Waldport and Yachats stop in enjoy some great food!

Glen Weaver and his wife tells us that they just had lunch at the new Little Hilltop Cafe’ Bistro in Waldport. It is where the Old Hilltop Market stood for so many years and now has a head chef in the form of David Bank, formerly chef at the Drift Inn in Yachats; the operation owned by Rick Snow.

The old Hilltop Market building was largely taken apart, renovated and added to, to make it a nice new addition to Waldport. Weaver said the food was great and he’d like to see the whole area, from Seal Rock to Yachats make it a MUST STOP along their travels up and down Highway 101.

Weaver says the Hilltop Cafe-Bistro is situated up on the hill immediately south of Waldport just up from the seawall, corner of Waziata and 101. For now it is breakfast, lunch, Espresso and pastries till 4:00. Breakfast, sandwiches, pastries, soup, chile, pizza and in the future a diner. It is just south of Waldport up the hill past the sea wall right on 101!

 Posted by at 4:57 PM
Aug 312014
Rainbow over Newport fishing fleet Glen Weaver

Rainbow over Newport fishing fleet
Glen Weaver

From Newport Chamber of Commerce

Discover Newport launched their first annual Facebook and Instagram photo contest this past week. Social media users have begun submitting photos of Newport’s beautiful scenery for the contest which runs through September 8th. The top three photo entries with the highest number of likes will receive prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and will be highlighted on both the Discover Newport website and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce website.

Those interested in submitting their photos may do so by using the hashtag #NewportOregonPhotoContest. Please note that photos entered in the contest become property of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and may be used for future publicity of Newport. Photo credit will be given to the photographer when possible. For more information call Bobbi Price at the Chamber office 541-265-8801 or email

 Posted by at 4:42 PM
Aug 312014
Pam Salisbury Retires from Children's Advocacy Center, Newport

Pam Salisbury
Retires from Children’s Advocacy Center, Newport

An open letter to the community from JoAnn Barton:

Congratulations to Pam Salisbury and Thank You!

Pam Salisbury is retiring as Executive Director of the Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center after six years of exemplary leadership. The committee members of the Center’s annual Celebrate the Children fundraiser would like to extend a hearty Congratulations and a huge Thank You for the leadership, professionalism, and warmth with which she guided our team through the years.

Several committee members are also former Board of Directors members who worked alongside Pam when she took the helm of the Center. We know her work ethic to be unparalleled; she often logged long hours to provide essential services to child victims of sex abuse, largely for a part-time salary. Responding to a growing need while working with a shrinking budget, Pam rolled up her sleeves, filled in wherever needed, and got the work done – regardless of the pay.

Economic downturns disproportionally affect vulnerable families: child abuse rates go up while state revenues and disbursements go down, and social service organizations must do more, with fewer resources. Somehow Pam always managed these harsh realities with grace and led the Children’s Advocacy Center with dignity through the toughest times.

During her tenure as ED of the Center and Chair of our committee, Pam streamlined the event and took on many responsibilities that lightened our load. She helped increase attendance at the annual event, trimmed expenses, recruited new committee members, kept immaculate records … and made it all a lot of fun. Pam fretted over all the details so the committee could focus on our areas of expertise. There have been too many committee meetings to count, but we all enjoyed the work and the camaraderie, and we’ll sorely miss her as we begin planning next year’s gala event set for Feb. 7, 2015. Pam being who she is, we know she has left us in good hands.

Thanks again Pam, and here’s to a very happy, well-earned retirement!

 Posted by at 4:38 PM
Aug 312014
Newport Library NW Nye and W. 3rd

Newport Library
NW Nye and W. 3rd


“Smoke Signals” will be the featured Literary Flick movie at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. Smoke Signals, is a 1998 film based on Sherman Alexie’s book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Thomas Builds-the-Fire and Victor Joseph are Coeur d’Alene Indians living in Idaho, who travel to Arizona to retrieve the ashes of Victor’s father, Albert Joseph. Thomas and Victor’s fates were linked by a calamity from the cradle. Thomas was an infant when his parents were killed in a fire; it was Victor’s father who saved him. The boys have been rivals and opposites ever since. As the movie settles into the rhythms of a road picture, the two characters talk, and the dialogue becomes the heart of the movie.
Literary Flicks are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 265-2153 or check its website at

 Posted by at 4:18 PM
Aug 312014

North Lincoln Fire and paramedics are racing to the Best Western Motel at 535 NW Inlet on a report that a 7 year old boy was pulled from the facility’s outdoor pool. When pulled from the pool he was reported to be not conscious or breathing. They say CPR was performed and now he is conscious, breathing and is beginning to talk.

 Posted by at 4:16 PM
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As NLC told you late last week, the Port of Newport has secured special permission to have the Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor dredge along side the International Terminal toward the end of September. The dredging will make the water along there deep enough for large log ships to fill all the way up with logs, rather than just talking half loads. It’s hoped that two to three day dredging operation will do the trick so they don’t have to finish it up in November. If they do finish it up in September, they’ll still be able to dump the dredge muck offshore. If they have to come back in November, the spoils will have to be deposited somewhere on land, with an added expense of around $200,000 to the port.

Log Shipper Teevin Brothers postponed the construction of their $4 million log yard that will now presumably be built next Spring.

 Posted by at 4:00 PM
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Recreation fishing boat washes ashore after passengers were rescued by the Coast Guard.

Recreation fishing boat washes ashore after passengers were rescued by the Coast Guard.
Mike Lidinsky photo

The four aboard this boat who were rescue by the Coast Guard Saturday afternoon finally have their boat back. It washed up on the beach overnight in front of the Hallmark Resort Hotel on Elizabeth Street in Newport. It came in upside down which will have to be re-righted before it can be towed off the beach and to a repair facility.

The Coast Guard received a radio call for help from the four who said they were about a mile off the end of the Newport jaws and that their 24 foot pleasure craft was taking on water. The Coast Guard sent out a crew aboard a motor lifeboat and got the four safely back to land.

 Posted by at 10:24 AM
Aug 312014
Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Panels from the national AIDS Quilt will be displayed at the annual Oregon Coast Pride Celebration in Lincoln City on Sept. 5-7 at the Lincoln Lincoln City Liberty Inn, 4990 NE Logan Road.. One of the panels will honor Lincoln County residents and will have special meaning for many in our community.  The Quilt will be on display from 6-9 pm on Friday, Sept. 5 and from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, Sept. 6.

PFLAG Oregon Central Coast has received a grant from Levi Strauss to promote HIV/AIDS prevention, especially among young people in Lincoln County.  The initial activity of this Levi Grant will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at 3 pm at Liberty Inn, 4990 NE Logan Rd, in Lincoln City, in conjunction with the display of this small part of the AIDS Quilt.  Area government, education, and health officials as well as Levi staff members have been invited to attend a short ceremony commemorating those honored by the Quilt.  All are invited to attend this brief, but important, ceremony to honor those who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and to pledge our communities to the hard work of education and prevention.  

Most of the Oregon Coast Pride Festival, including many activities and vendors, is scheduled for the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy 101.

For more information about the AIDS Quilt or the Commemoration Ceremony, contact PFLAG at 541-265-7194 or

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