The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will present the final monthly concert in its 11th Annual Summer Celebration Performance Series of free live-in-person outdoor stage shows this Saturday [September 25] from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Literacy Park Amphitheater at 370 W. Olive St. behind the Newport Public Library.
The Season Finale will feature three hours of multicultural traditional and indigenous World Beat rhythm and song by the Thunder & Lightness Trio with Mary-Beth Nickel on the Native American flutes, percussionists Chandler Davis and Sandra Surber, and Special Musical Guests. The show will also incorporate the audience with a supervised and facilitated open drum circle segment. Due to COVID concerns loaner drums will not be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own drums or light percussion instruments.
All ages and skill levels are invited to enjoy and participate in the family friendly and pet friendly (on a leash) gathering. There is plenty of bleacher style seating in the amphitheater and the grassy areas in the park are perfect for laying down a picnic lunch.
Rita Warton – Left Donna Olson – Middle Cathy Predmore – Right
Spotlight on the Teachers Concert: A Piano Extravaganza
Contact:Jessica Treon 541-563-4183
A Piano Extravaganza will be presented this Sunday, September 26 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The concert will also be livestreamed on YouTube by students of the Video Class at Waldport High School. Two students with their teacher, Philip Reed will be on site to do the recording.All those attending the concert must wear masks and bring either a COVID vaccination record or proof of negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance. People who would like to livestream the concert can get the link by calling or texting 541-961-0959. Donations can also be mailed to Lincoln County OMTA at P.O. Box 2253, Newport, OR 97365. This concert is one of the biannual benefits presented by the Lincoln County Oregon Music Teachers Association.Admission is by donation to the Suzanne Brown Student Aid Fund. The concert proceeds sustain the Suzanne Brown Scholarship fund. The fund is designed to keep students in lessons who cannot afford the full costs of music education. The fund can be used to pay tuition, buy books, pay for festival fees or any other music related expense. The family contributes what they can, teachers discount their fees, and the fund makes up the difference.
“We have seven talented pianists and two guest instrumentalists performing on Sunday,” says Rita Warton, Co-President of the local OMTA group. “Each pianist chooses their own solo, duet, or two-piano number, and it has resulted in a wonderful mix on this program. There will be solos composed by Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel. The first movement of the Sonata in D for Two Pianos by W.A. Mozart and Sergie Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise written for viola and piano round out the list of the most famous composers on the program. There will also be works by lessor known composers and a piece written for bassoon and piano,” says Warton. “It’s a first for us to have a bassoon on the program!”
Guest performer, Evelyn Archer is new to the Spotlight Concerts which have been going on for over twenty years. Archer is recently moved to the coast from St. Louis, Missouri. She is a retired elementary music teacher and holds a Bachelor of Music Education as well as a Master of Music in Performance on bassoon. She has performed in many orchestras including the University City Orchestra in St. Louis, the St. Louis Wind Symphony Orchestra, and the Kirkwood Symphony Orchestra.
Violist Mindy Simon is a local string musician who studied at North Arizona University. She performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Philharmonic. Simon has performed in pit orchestras locally with Coastal Arts Production, Red Octopus and Porthole Players.She is currently teaching through the Newport Symphony Orchestra’s Family Strings Program.
There will be seven local teachers performing in the concert, Ramona Goddard, Mary Morganti, Donna Olson, Andrea Roesel, Mary Lee Scoville, Jessica Treon, and Rita Warton.
“The concert will last about an hour with no breaks to keep exposure to Covid at a minimum.We will come out after our performance as we always do, but again to keep low exposure, there will be no refreshments,” says Jessica Treon.
For more information about the concert or the scholarship fund call Jessica Treon 541-563-4183 or visit our website omta-lincolncounty.org or Lincoln County Oregon Music Teachers Association on Facebook.
Depoe Bay City Council this week got quite a progress report on the amount of growth in housing, streets and utilities. The bay itself will soon be dredged to allow water craft to come and go and not worry about scraping the bottom of the bay – the funds coming from the federal government. Dredging is scheduled to start September 27th and take about a week to 10 days to get’er done.
Depoe Bay’s Memorial Wall will likely wind up doubling the number of notable citizens who have served the city. There’s already one wall full of such photos and it will be very interesting to discover what other Depoe Bay “notables'” will have their photographed faces placed on an additional wall. There’s talk that the second wall might be finished by the end of October.
And the city council gave a favorable nod on an Urban Renewal Project – refurbishing the parking lot on Bay Street complete with a seal coat and striping.
The city council agreed to join-in what is called the Great Oregon Shake Out…aka Cascadia Rising. Geologists say the Cascadia Subduction Earthquake Zone just off the Oregon Coast hasn’t shaken things up for over 300 years and geologists say it’s long overdue.
And finally, Depoe Bay has decided to raise tourism room taxes as has already been done elsewhere in the county. Depoe Bay’s new lodging tax will rise to 12%.
When mom rings the bell she starts “Feedin’ the Troops”
Feeding rescue animals (alpacas) alfalfa sprouts. They seem to be picky – they are herbivores/vegetarians. They were not at all interested in Ritz crackers. The other rescue animals-goats, chickens, turkeys, pigs inhaled them.
Virginia “Jenny” Demaris, Emergency Manager (541) 265-4199 email@example.com
LINCOLN COUNTY COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL GREAT OREGON SHAKEOUT
Lincoln County Emergency Management is encouraging community members, businesses, and community groups to participate in the 2021 Great Oregon ShakeOut. This event provides a chance for you to practice what you would do during an earthquake -wherever you may be at that time. While the official event takes place on Thursday, October 21 at 10:21 am, you can practice your drop, cover, and hold during the days leading up to or directly after the drill. The important part is to register if you participate.
By registering you will assist Lincoln County Public Safety agencies in documenting the high level of preparedness in our community. Participation in this event shows that we are working together to strengthen our community resiliency and emergency preparedness. This event also provides an important reminder to update your emergency plans and supplies.
Below is a graphic on the annual summary of participants here in Lincoln County along with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Lincoln County residents live on the Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Faultline. This means it is even more important for our communities to be informed and prepared. Keep an eye out for our new information and resource series, Cascadia: the Basics, coming this fall.
More information on earthquake and tsunami preparedness:
Great Oregon ShakeOut:
Registration & General Information: www.shakeout.org/oregon/
Samaritan hospitals honored for quality stroke care
Corvallis– Samaritan hospitals in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties have earned Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke awards by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The awards recognize commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. The awards are:
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Samaritan Albany General Hospital – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
To qualify for the awards, hospitals must meet specific goals in comprehensive stroke care and meet quality measures developed to minimize the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or alteplase, known as tPA. This is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability.
“These awards represent a tremendous amount of teamwork, not just among our staff but with local EMS as well to provide coordinated stroke care to save brain tissue,” said Dan Sherman, RN, coordinator with the Samaritan Stroke Program. “Stroke care is very time-sensitive, and the fact that we have been recognized for so many years should be a source of pride for everyone who is involved in stroke care.”
Samaritan Albany General Hospital was also named a Primary Stroke Center by the accrediting agency DNV in 2019, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center has been a Primary Stroke Center since 2012.
The Samaritan Stroke Services team of specialists work together from the beginning of a patient’s visit and follow their care throughout the patient’s time in the hospital. The team helps stop the stroke, to reduce the patient’s disabilities from the stroke. For more information, call 541-768-6737, emailSHSstrokeservices@samhealth.org or visit samhealth.org/Stroke.