The City of Newport is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the City of Newport’s recently created Sister City Committee. There are six positions available on this Committee.
Newport and Mombetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, entered into a Sister City relationship on April 8, 1966. For the last 53 years both cities have enjoyed from many cultural exchanges of youth and adults. The city has had an informal citizens committee in the past, but now wishes to formally create the committee to commit to and enhance future exchanges.
The Sister City Committee is charged with:
* maintaining communications with Newport’s Sister City, Mombetsu, Hokkaido, Japan,
* pursuing opportunities to collaborate; informing, promoting to Newport residents the Sister City relationship with Mombetsu;
* identifying participants for future exchanges;
* planning and executing fundraising events to support Newport students participating in exchanges;
* identifying host families for future exchanges to Newport;
* and other responsibilities as identified.
* The Sister City Committee will meet four times a year and more frequently as needed leading up to, and during, exchanges.
Anyone interested in serving on the Sister City Committee should apply using the city’s committee application found on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov; click on “City;” then on “Committees;” and then on “Application for Committee/Commission.”
The completed form can be submitted electronically. Copies of the committee application form can be obtained by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or by calling 541.574.0613. The application deadline is September 23, 2019.
Subject to ratification of the City Council, the Mayor will appoint members to the Sister City Committee at a future City Council meeting. Interviews with potential Committee members may be scheduled prior to appointment.
Questions should be directed to Peggy Hawker, at email@example.com, or 541.574.0613.
Celebrate 100 Years with Newport Public Library
The Newport Public Library is turning 100 years vibrant! The Newport Public Library is kicking off celebrations of its 100th year during September 2019. As part of the efforts to celebrate the centennial at the library, a party on Saturday, September 14, 2019 will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the library at 35 NW Nye Street.
Schedule of Events in Literacy Park
11:00 a.m. – Linda Yapp & the Lemon Drops
12:00 p.m. – Coastalaires
12:30 p.m. – Riptyde
1:30 p.m. – Rebecca Storyweaver
2:00 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting and Celebrity Speakers
2:30 p.m. – Past Forward
4:00 p.m. – Sons of the Beaches
Inside and Outside Library Activities
10:00 a.m. – Library Geocache
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Americana Mayhem – Hula hooping, storytelling, and other entertainment.
Inside Library Activities
11:00 a.m. – Teen Room Mural Unveiling
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. – Library Tours
* Photo Booth
* Time Capsule
* Various displays
McEntee Meeting Room
* Library Information Kiosk
* Oregon Coast Aquarium
* OMSI’s Camp Grey
* Lincoln County Historical Society
* Oregon Coast STEM Hub
* Newport Chamber of Commerce
* Photography Club
Outside Centennial Activities
* Habitat for Humanity
* Food Trucks
* Lawn Games and Bubbles with Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
* Face Painting
* Vintage Car
Be sure to pick up a centennial celebration passport and have it stamped at each location on Saturday, September 14! This centennial celebration program is free, open to the public, and proudly sponsored by the Newport Library Foundation, Thompson’s Sanitary Service, Oregon Coast Bank, Western Title, Canyon Way Dental, Muscle Studio, and Domino’s Pizza. For more information, please visit www.newportlibrary.org or call 541.265.2153.
In addition, take on a Centennial Book Challenge and read a 100 books from Sunday, September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
Read 100 books (or eBooks or audiobooks) and win prizes along the way. For every 25 books or eBooks or audiobooks individuals read, bring your reading log to the library’s circulation counter to receive prizes!
Read 25 books, eBooks or audiobooks
Read 50 books, eBooks or audiobooks
Read 75 books, eBooks or audiobooks
Read 100 books, eBooks or audiobooks
This Centennial Book Challenge is free, open to the public, and proudly sponsored by the Newport Library Foundation.
Lastly, the library will be hosting a yearlong history series focusing the “history of” different partner organizations in Lincoln County on the third Wednesday of each month, from September 2019-September 2020, from 6:00-7:00 P.M., in the McEntee Meeting Room. This program will be an opportunity for different partner organizations to share their history with our community.
September is National Preparedness Month so the focus will be on emergency preparedness with the City of Newport’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Regina Martinez, on Wednesday, September 18th from 6:00-7:00 P.M., in the McEntee Meeting Room.
Disaster can strike at any time. Whether it’s a house fire or an earthquake, a single disaster can change your physical, emotional, and financial health in a matter of seconds. During this program, learn about family preparedness, what goes in a go-bag, what goes in your car, how to prepare a family on a budget and how to stay up to date on what is happening in Newport.
Regina Martinez has worked in emergency management for more than ten years. She has been in Newport for two years as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Newport. She recently graduated with her Associates Degree in Emergency Management and graduated in July 2019 from FEMA’s Emergency Manager Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
This history program is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.newportlibrary.org.