Possible Road Closure at milepost 3.6 on North Beaver Creek Road

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Apr 212017

Possible Road Closure at 3.6 mi. N. Beaver Creek Road.

The general public and residents who drive North Beaver Creek Road east of the 3.6 mile marker should be aware of a possible road closure at any time.

The county road department is investigating an active slide in the area. In the event of a road closure commuters can detour on 1,000 Line Road.

Emergency Management Information Line: 541-265-0616.

 Posted by at 3:29 PM

Finding Dory playing at Lincoln City “Dive In” movie!

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Apr 212017

Finding Dory
Lincoln City “Dive In” Movie
Community Rec. Center

“Finding Dory” at the Lincoln City Community Center

To Celebrate Community Days, the Lincoln City Community Center is holding a family Dive-In Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27.

“Finding Dory” will be featured on the Jumbotron, and you are invited to lounge in the pool or have a seat on deck for this new Disney® favorite. Be sure to bring a favorite air mattress, inner tube or folding chair.

Regular admission applies: $2.50 for children age 17 and under and $6 for adults (or $3.50 for adults who live inside the Lincoln City limits). Admission for seniors (age 62 and over) is $5 (or $3 for seniors who live inside the Lincoln City limits).
Pool space is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

The Lincoln City Community Center is located at 2150 NE Oar Place. For more information call 541-994-2131, see lincolncity.org, or go to the Lincoln City Community Center Facebook page.

 Posted by at 3:24 PM

Summer Art Camp at the VAC: Design Your Town

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Apr 212017

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OCCA Presents “Summer Art Camp at the VAC: Design Your Town”
July 17-20 session focuses on print-making and model-making, celebrating the Nye Beach neighborhood

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Summer Art Camp at the VAC: Design Your Town,” July 17-20, 9am to 3pm, at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The four-day Art Camp provides children ages 10-14 with opportunities to explore print-making, model building, drawing and painting. Campers visit and document existing art in the surrounding Nye Beach neighborhood. Campers use these observations to create their own art, discover that art is integral to the neighborhood and become empowered to creatively shape their town.

“Summer Art Camp at the VAC” provides hands-on, experiential and contextual learning. Individual and group art-making projects are included. The camp schedule and programming is designed to be responsive to students’ interests, with time built in for project discussion and reflection. The camp enjoys the leadership of highly qualified and experienced instructors and support staff.

Art Camp Outcomes:
· Create a portfolio of observations, drawings and ideas.
· Develop a series of prints and a group poster celebrating the Nye Beach neighborhood.
· Build models with readily accessible materials.
· Collaborate to create a gallery installation/exhibit of the prints, models, drawings and paintings.
Art Camp Activities:
· Screen printing is taught, offering the experience of using drawings to create a design for painting a stencil in two different methods on a screen. The stencil is printed for an edition and used for a group project. Students learn methods to overprint layers of color and the fundamentals of the screen-printing process.
· Models are designed and built using a variety of materials, including paper, cardboard and found objects. Students learn various model-building techniques while creating individual visions for the local environment.
· Students consider and make their own art pieces to enhance the group’s model of Nye Beach.

Registration fee: $150 for four-day camp; supplies included (scholarships available). Snacks provided. Students bring sack lunches.
Class limit: 16
How to register: Call or email OCCA VAC director Tom Webb at 541-265-6569,


Michael Guerriero is a working printmaker and arts instructor based in Yachats. From 2002 to 2013, he delivered arts workshops at several elementary schools and high schools in northern California. He has taught art workshops for the California Conservation Corp in Humboldt County, the Mendocino Arts Center and the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka. He has worked as an exhibit designer for public agencies and as executive director for a nonprofit social services agency. From 1997-2014, Michael worked as a self-employed artist, maintaining an art studio and selling a series of serigraphs. He has taught print-making in classrooms of various sizes and ages. He provides print-making supplies and equipment for each student in the VAC Summer Art Camp program. Michael earned his MFA from Western Michigan State University and his BA from California State University.

Marcy Kenyon is an artist who recently moved to Newport from New York City. She was an arts educator in elementary education at The Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, where she taught full-time for 17 years. Marcy holds a master’s degree in early childhood education and museum education from Bank Street College of Education. She has led art workshops for children and adults at the Museum of Natural History, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, The New York Botanical Garden and the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica. She enjoys making art with children and educating for sustainability, whether in a school garden or art studio. She seeks to integrate the arts with science and social studies in a creative, hands-on environment.

 Posted by at 3:15 PM

Former Gov. Tom McCall and his 50 year old Beach Access Bill

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Apr 212017

Oregon Governor Tom McCall, 1970, preparing for a statewide radio and television address, 1970. Just three years earlier he signed the landmark Oregon Beach Bill into law. Lincoln County Historical Society image

Beach Bill Anniversary Edition of Tom McCall Symposium Scheduled in Newport
The fiftieth anniversary of Oregon’s landmark Beach Bill will be the focus for the second annual Tom McCall Symposium, May 19th and 20th at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

The event, sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS) and the Tom McCall Legacy Project, brings together speakers and presentations that bring to light the legacy of the man considered by many to be Oregon’s most colorful chief executive.

McCall served as Oregon’s thirtieth governor from 1967 to 1975. The Beach Bill, approved by the 1967 Legislature and signed into law by McCall, cemented the public’s right to permanent access to the state’s hundreds of miles of beaches.

The symposium opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, May 19th. Eric Cain, recently retired from Oregon Public Broadcasting, will show the 2013 Oregon Experience documentary he produced that celebrates the centennial of McCall’s birth.

The program on Saturday, May 20th will begin at 1:00 p.m. Introductory remarks will be offered by Steve Wyatt, LCHS executive director, and Bill Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner and author of the novel McCallandia, which imagines McCall becoming president of the United States following his governorship.

Other featured speakers on Saturday include:
Brent Walth, longtime Oregon journalist and professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. Walth is author of the definitive McCall biography, Fire and Eden’s Gate.

Phil Keisling, former Oregon Secretary of State and director of the Center for Public Service at Portland State University’s Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Keisling was a staff member for the 1978 McCall campaign for governor.

Doris Penwell, who worked for McCall in his press office and as his executive assistant.

Admission to the event is free for Historical Society members and five dollars for the general public. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill. For more information, call 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org

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Surf Rescue – Off Ona Beach

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Apr 212017

Fire Rescue personnel from Seal Rock, Waldport and Yachats are enroute to a report of a small fishing boat possibly in distress off Ona Beach State Park. Smoke is coming from it.

Coast Guard being notified.

Fire-Rescue on scene say it looks like a fishing vessel crabbing just offshore. They say if the vessel was in trouble they would have notified the Coast Guard. But they’re still standing by at Ona Beach for official word on its status.

Coast Guard says the vessel is not in distress – just crabbing. All fire-rescue units are cleared to return to quarters.

Click here for more info

 Posted by at 12:53 PM

AARP Driver Safety Class

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Apr 212017

AARP Offers Smart Driver Class in Newport

The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Newport on May 2 (Tuesday) from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Oregon Coast Community College campus in South Beach, Room #140.

The new 6 hour course has been totally upgraded with a new curriculum that addresses updated driving technologies as well as medical aspects of the aging driver, and other research-based information. Successful completion of the course may entitle you to a discount on your auto insurance.

Through the use of videos and discussions, the instructor will cover many topics, including the new driver and pedestrian laws; changes in vision and hearing as we get older (the aging human brain) and tips for handling these changes; reaction times; driving in inclement weather; collisions and how to avoid them; modern vehicle technologies; and many more subjects helping those attending to become more effective and smarter drivers.

Class size is limited, so reservations should be made. For reservations contact RSVP at 541-574-2684. There is a fee of $20 (to cover supplies). If you are an AARP member (bring AARP card), the fee is $15. The check should be made out to AARP.

Thank you.

Ron Potter – POB 2140 – Waldport, OR 97394 – 541-270-1002

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Yes you can grow vegetables along the Oregon Coast….

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Apr 212017

On Thursday, May 4, the Lincoln County Master Gardeners Round Table series will present its most requested program, “Growing Vegetables Along the Central Oregon Coast”. This timely and informative event will take place at the Newport OCCC campus from 10 a.m. until noon.

Sally Reill and Claudette Schroeder, highly experienced and knowledgeable vegetable gardeners, will offer techniques and best tips to make growing a vegetable garden in our cool maritime climate easier and more successful.

Helpful handouts with recommended vegetable varieties will be available. Sally exclaims, “If you have questions, we have answers!”

To join us at this free educational event, please call the OSU Extension office, 541-574- 6534, to assure seating and materials.

Attending “Growing Vegetables Along the Central Oregon Coast” will also help in choosing and purchasing a wide variety of healthy, locally grown vegetable starts, native, ornamental and herbal plants at the annual Master Gardener Garden Sale. This popular sale, featuring our greatest selection ever, will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Main Event building. 

 Posted by at 12:11 PM