Jul 172014
 
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Astrology Workshop: Discovering Who You Are
Presented by Robert McBride

Beginning Wednesday, July 23rd, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be hosting a series of free astrology workshops.

Astrology Workshops Schedule:
Wednesday, July 23rd, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 30th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, August 5th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, August 9th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

From Robert McBride: Thirty some years ago, I read the “Sagittarius Child” section in the book Sun Signs by Linda Goodman. This was my awakening, for it seemed as though she had followed me through my childhood and wrote what she observed. I felt there must be something to it after all. Twenty some years ago I had a full chart done. It was outstanding, and I have it to this day. The astrologer who did it for me spent nearly three hours going over it with me. It really described me in detail – even things I hadn’t been aware of but somehow knew were true. About three months later, far away from the astrologer, I reviewed my chart and could not understand it as I had when he explained to me. I decided right then that I was going to learn this science and devise a way that others could learn the basics without needing me in order to use this wonderful tool going forward.

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Jul 172014
 

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Bring Your A-Game to Hoops at the Beach

Lincoln City, OR – Hoops at the Beach is a 3 on 3 street basketball tournament that’s fun for ages 8 and up. Hoops at the Beach come to town on Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th hosted at Tanger Outlets and presented by All Ways Travelling and Promotions.

Courts will be set up in the upper parking lot of Tanger Outlets, along with registration, food and sponsor booths and a stage for award presentations. Brackets will be available for ages 8 and up.

Get a jump on summer, and don’t forget to register by July 23rd online. To register, visit http://www.oregoncoast.org/hoop-it-up/ and click on “register your team”. The price per team is $125-$150, with a maximum of 4 players per team. The first 300 players receive a t-shirt and goodie bag at registration check-in, with the top two teams in each age division receiving awards.

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“Top Gun”, or professional teams, division winners receive cash and merchandise prizes. Seeding begins on Saturday, the 26th, at 10am and the tournament starts Sunday, the 27th at 9am. Team schedules will be available July 24th online and also at packet pickup Friday night and Saturday morning.

“We are proud to hold an event that is a drug, alcohol and smoke free venue for everyone,” said Diane Kusz, General Manager of Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City. “This is a family event and we are expecting to see this event grow to become the largest family event on the coast!”

For further information, contact All Ways Travelling at 1-800-984-4968 or visit http://www.oregoncoast.org/hoop-it-up.

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Jul 162014
 

A shout out for donations to help rebuild vandalized Disc Golf course next to the library.

A shout out for donations to help rebuild vandalized Disc Golf course next to the library.

Typical Disc Golf "hole"  Nine were installed next to the Toledo Library but were yanked out by vandals.

Typical Disc Golf “hole”
Nine were installed next to the Toledo Library but were yanked out by vandals.

Disc Golf site immediately adjacent to the library.

Disc Golf site immediately adjacent to the library.

Not letting an act of vandalism hold’em down, those who raised money to build a quality disc golf course next to the Toledo Library, only to discover the next day it was destroyed, are again asking the community to donate, but this time to rebuild.

The Disc Golf group got sponsors for all 9 holes of the course and they proudly watched as each hole was created. At day’s end they all went home believing that the next day they’d be able to enjoy a sunny day next to the library becoming proficient in one of the fastest growing competitive sports that costs next to nothing to enjoy. Disc Golf.

But the next morning they found all the pipes and catching devices pulled out of the ground and then just dropped on the grass. After a few days, after everyone cooled off, they announced that if the person responsible for the vandalism would simply step forward and confess, the group would not press charges – as long as the culprit helps to resurrect the course.

But to rebuild it they’ll need concrete again, preferably something called Quick-crete which dries rather fast. They say fourteen 90 pound bags of it should do the job. Those who might be in a position to donate the concrete should call one of the Disc Golf boosters at 503-812-2016.

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Jul 162014
 

Toledo's new water intake facility on the Siletz River.  Will require "in water" extension to finish it.

Toledo’s new water intake facility on the Siletz River. Will require “in water” extension to finish it.

Toledo City Council Wednesday evening

Toledo City Council
Wednesday evening

As reported on New Lincoln County late last week, Toledo was finally awarded federal permits to begin construction on the town’s new drinking water intake on the Siletz River just downstream from the Siletz River Bridge going into town from the south.

But despite that permission and subsequent okay’s from other agencies the project is starting two months late from it’s projected launch. City Manager Don Munkers said the contractor has a great deal of the necessary equipment already on site and are getting to work as fast as they can. But a two month delay is a two month delay. Munkers said the job can only be done so fast on such a crucially important facility – Toledo AND Seal Rock’s water supply. It’s a facility that will required to last decades.

So, after assessing what is now the REAL construction schedule, Munkers said the contractor will need at least two weeks to a month beyond the end of the “in water works” deadline later this summer. Munkers said the state knows all about the inordinate delays the federal agencies put Toledo through and so the state should accommodate the town’s request for an extension, especially when it involves such a vital and strategic service for thousands of residents.

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Interim City Manager Don Munkers chats with City Attorney Wes Chadwick during Wednesday night's meeting.

Interim City Manager Don Munkers chats with City Attorney Wes Chadwick during Wednesday night’s meeting.

Munkers announces his departure as Interim City Manager

Munkers told the council that he has withdrawn his application to be considered for the the town’s full time permanent city manager. Munkers said he’s going home to north central Idaho to be with family and explore employment opportunities on the eastern side of the Cascades. Munkers will depart for home July 24th, but will be available through Skype, email and telephone should it be necessary to help the new city manager transition into his or her new position.

The council indicated that it would be appointing City Attorney Wes Chadwick as Interim City Manager for the time it may take the city to get through all the city manager applications between now and early August and to select the new city manager.

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City Council temporarily gives up on surplus land sale

City Councilor Jack Dunaway announced to the council Wednesday that his hopes to sell some surplus city land that was once eyed for sports fields off East Slope and north of 10th, doesn’t seem even remotely possible. Hataway said he thought that ODOT or other agencies that impact environmentally sensitive lands when building new projects might be interested in buying slough property as “mitigation,” making up for lost lands at project sites. It appears, he said, that ODOT has all the mitigation land it needs. Hataway said he even went through a list of non-profits like local water conservancies but they too were cool to the idea of buying the property.

The city’s list of surplus properties is pretty long so there well could be some potential properties to sell – all requiring some degree of salesmanship outreach to be sure. The council recently employed the services of a real estate broker to aid in that search for buyers.

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Jul 162014
 
Riva Beside Me by Carla Perry Theatrical Readings in Manzanita and Newport coming up

Riva Beside Me by Carla Perry
Theatrical Readings in Manzanita and Newport coming up

FINAL 2 PERFORMANCES OF “RIVA BESIDE ME”
Manzanita and Newport

The final two performances of the Staged Reading of “Riva Beside Me,” based on the novel by Carla Perry, will be held this summer.

Saturday, July 19, 7 to 9 p.m. in Manzanita, sponsored by the Hoffman Center. Free admission, but a suggested donation of $10 gratefully appreciated. The Hoffman Center is located across from the Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.

Saturday , August 9, 3 to 5 p.m. in the Courtyard of Cafe Mundo in the Nye Beach area of Newport, 209 NW Coast Street. Free admission, but donations are gratefully appreciated.
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The staged reading script was excerpted from the book, “Riva Beside Me: New York City 1963-1966,” and narrowed down to focus on just four of the characters. The cast includes SARAH GAYLE as “Riva,” HOVEY GROSVENOR as “Richard,” KE EDMISTEN as “The Mother,” and WAYNE PLOURDE as “The Narrator.” Author CARLA PERRY will be on hand to introduce the show and answer questions afterward.

The book is based on real life, growing up in Manhattan in a dysfunctional family. But the story is one of transition and hope, where humor and love prevail. The story makes it obvious that angels walk among us.

Staged readings have already been performed to standing-room-only crowds in Toledo, Portland, Yachats, the Canyon Way Bookstore in Newport and the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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Book reader comment:

“After experiencing the staged reading at Canyon Way, I bought a copy of “Riva Beside Me,” and have just finished it. I was swept away by the subtle details and enormous visual context gained by reading the novel in its entirety. It was obviously an extraordinary experience for the audience, for the four actors, and indeed for my friends who came with me. I am thrilled to see that you have scheduled additional readings.”

Barbara Gast, Summit.

NOTE: No additional performances of the staged readings are being scheduled. Response has been so enthusiastic that a full screenplay script of the book is being developed, which expands the cast to include all the major characters.

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Paperback copies of “Riva Beside Me” will be available for sale and autographing at the Hoffman Center and at Cafe Mundo. The book is also available at Powell’s Books in Portland, SolaLuna Gallery in Toledo, and in Newport at Canyon Way Books, Nye Beach Bookhouse, Things Rich and Strange in Nye Beach, and at the Toledo and Newport public libraries. E-Books are available through Amazon, KOBO, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iTunes.

For additional info, contact Info@DancingMoonPress.com or call 541-574-7708.

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Jul 162014
 
Wildfire in the Klamath Falls area. Oregonian photo

Wildfire in the Klamath Falls area.
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Governor Kitzhaber Declares State of Emergency to Address Statewide Wildfire Activity

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber verbally declared a state of emergency in response to wildfire activity across the state. The emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist the Department of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, and others with firefighting.

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“Oregon is facing a severe fire season. Conditions are dry and new fires are starting daily,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “This declaration gives the resources and tools we need to respond and protect people, property, and Oregon’s natural areas. This crisis is a reminder that each of us has a responsibility to our state to prevent new wildfires.”

In accordance with ORS 401.165, Governor Kitzhaber determined that a threat to life, safety, and property exists due to the fires and that the threat exceeds the firefighting capabilities of local firefighting personnel and equipment. The Oregon National Guard is now authorized to deploy firefighting assets as needed throughout the fire season based on threat and resource shortfalls.

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 Posted by at 6:38 PM
Jul 162014
 
Thursday, July 17, 11:30am - 2:30pm

Thursday, July 17, 11:30am – 2:30pm
At Bike Newport, on 6th, west of 101

A message from Daniella of Bike Newport!

My 9 year old son Elliot wanted to do something to help children struck by cancer. Elliott will be hosting a lemonade stand on Thursday, July 17th from 11:30am-2:30pm at Bike Newport, just west on 6th from 101 in Newport.

All proceeds go to benefit the “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation” in the fight against childhood cancer.

Congratulations Elliot for taking up the cause!!!

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 Posted by at 5:06 PM
Jul 162014
 

JC Market Newport - Car jumps shallow curb, bumps pedestrian, narrowly misses mom and child in stroller

JC Market Newport – Car jumps shallow curb, bumps pedestrian, narrowly misses mom and child in stroller, far left in photo

Car smacked into the shopping cart storage area.

Car smacked into the shopping cart storage area.

Driver of Honda told police "I hit the wrong pedal."

Driver of Honda told police “I hit the wrong pedal.”

Fireman knocks out the rest of the damaged glass caused by car hitting the shopping cart storage area.

Fireman knocks out the rest of the damaged glass caused by car hitting the shopping cart storage area.

A man who mistook his gas pedal for the brake, caused his silver Honda to jump the shallow curb outside the Newport JC Market this afternoon, went over the curb, crossed the sidewalk, clipped a male pedestrian’s leg, and narrowly missed hitting his wife and their little one in a baby stroller. The car then plowed into the market’s outside shopping cart enclosure.

Police and firefighters raced to the scene to find that the front of the shopping cart room, on the outside of JC Market, was badly damaged as it was a couple of years ago when a similar thing happened.

The man said the car just bumped his leg – nothing serious. But mom was shook up. The youngster seemed oblivious other than enjoying the ruckus. The victim denied any medical attention – said his leg felt okay, and then left with his family.

Meanwhile the officer investigating the incident hasn’t said whether a ticket is in order. Obviously JC Market will be making a phone call to their insurance broker who in turn will be in touch with the man’s auto insurance.

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 Posted by at 4:05 PM
Jul 162014
 

Toledo wooden boat show 2014

WOODEN BOAT SHOW FEATURES BOAT BUILDING FOR EVERYONE

This August 16th and 17th the Port of Toledo will present its 10th annual Wooden Boat Show. The Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show continues to celebrate the historic traditions of wooden boats and recreation along the Yaquina River. Wooden boats from throughout the northwest are on display at the Port of Toledo’s Waterfront Park and Marina.

The show offers a variety of free activities including maritime related informational booths, kids’ games, as well as boat building activity to observe and live music. The show also features local arts and crafts vendors, delicious food offerings, and a silent auction. The Port of Toledo is very pleased, that through the show’s 10 years of evolution, it has continued to be a fun, easy going event, with something to offer the whole family.

This year the Show will host boatbuilding for everyone! To get in on the action, pre-register and be ready to start building!

The Family Boat Building event is a great deal for families or teams of 2 – 6 people to build a wood 15’ sea kayak of their own. Materials, instruction, and memories to keep for a lifetime are provided for $400. The building project is guided by the Port’s Boatyard Manager, Leo Newberg and local Boatwright Rick Johnson. Families start work on Friday and continue construction through the boat show on Saturday and Sunday, launching their kayaks on Sunday. More information and registration forms are available at www.portoftoledo.org.

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A new event this year will be Youth boat building. This is an exciting opportunity for youth ages 10 – 18 to build their own 8 foot “Elegant Punt” from a kit, under the direction of experienced boat builders, using simple hand tools. The cost to register for this event is $25 to encourage the youth’s pride in ownership, with the additional costs of the project being covered through sponsors. Space is limited so sign up today.

Additionally, celebrating creative boat design and innovation, but not necessarily long term durability, Georgia Pacific is again sponsoring the Containerboard Boat Contest. This exciting event allows teams or individuals to test their best designs against other community containerboard boat builders. A starter kit of containboard is provided by Georgia Pacific, with no limit to the amount of additional cardboard used. See the Port of Toledo’s website for rules or email toledo.boatrace@gapac.com.

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And, as always, the Kids Boat Building activity is free and will be well stocked and ready for the little ones. Kids are provided with wood hulls and an array of recycled and craft materials to build their very own model sized wooden boat masterpiece. This activity is graciously supported through volunteers from the Four Square Church, and is always a hit.

The Port of Toledo greatly appreciates the support of our major sponsors as well as the numerous individuals, businesses & groups that have donated time, goods & services to this free community event. Thank You! Georgia-Pacific, Oregon Coast Bank, Dahl Disposal Service, Toledo Rotary Club, CoastCom Inc, Fishpeople Seafood and Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.

See you at the show, the third weekend of August!

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Jul 162014
 

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: OR 126W (Florence-Eugene Hwy.) will likely remain blocked in both directions until 4 p.m. or later after a fatal crash approximately 2 miles east of Veneta and 3 miles west of Beltline in Lane County (MP 50). A detour is established using K.R. Nielson Rd, Cantrell Rd., and Central Rd. Motorists should also consider using Clear Lake Road.

Double fatal accident.

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