Update on ‘Short Term Rentals’ aka ‘Vacation Rental Dwellings’

Oregon Coast VRD
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Lincoln County Workshop on Short Term Rental STR/VRD Dwellings Regulations

Lincoln County will be holding a workshop on regulations for Short Term Rental/Vacation Rental Dwellings on Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 pm in the Lincoln County Commissioners’ Room, Room 108, Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 W. Olive, Newport, Oregon.  The County currently licenses and regulates STR’s and VRD’s in the unincorporated areas of the County under Chapter 4 of the Lincoln County Code.  This workshop is to update interested parties on work done since the code was last amended to address concerns with certain licensed dwelling units using septic systems;  provide additional information and data on short term rentals, including maps prepared by the County; examine best practices used by Oregon counties and other jurisdictions  in regulating these dwellings;  and hear from the public about additional problems and concerns and any other ideas about how to address those problems and concerns.  Additional workshops will be held later to continue these discussions.  

More information on Short Term Rentals/Vacation Dwelling Rentals: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/boc/page/short-term-rental-licensing

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office acts as the Licensing Authority for the Short Term Rental/Vacation Rental Dwelling Licensing Program. 

Finish your final exams with a song. Maybe more than one…

Oregon Coast Community College

Catch our end-of-term workshop – for a song

Most final exams aren’t necessarily the kind of thing you’d want to attend as an audience member. The final exam for the chorus students at Oregon Coast Community College, however, is a different story.
At 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Commons of OCCC’s Central County Campus in Newport, the OCCC Chorus class will perform its final concert for the fall term. The performance is free to attend.

The class has been working on the repertoire for the 11 weeks of the term and will perform under the direction of Dr. Mary Lee Scoville, music instructor. New singers are welcome every term.

The singers will be performing a variety of musical selections, including “Deck The Nutcracker Hall” from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ and arranged by Greg Gilpin; a wonderful arrangement of “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot; a lively piece by Lajos Bardos, “Hey, for the Dancing!,” and “Once Upon a December” from ‘Anastasia,’ Arranged by Audrey Snyder.

Refreshments will be available at the Dec. 10 concert, and the public is invited to come celebrate with the OCCC Chorus Class. Admission is free.

OCCC’s Central County Campus is located at 400 SE College Way in Newport. ‘Catch the Wave,’ the College’s schedule of non-credit community education and small business classes for Winter Term, will be arriving at Lincoln County mailboxes by the day of the concert, and extra copies will be available at OCCC’s locations in Newport, Waldport, and Lincoln City. For more information about the College, visit oregoncoastcc.org or call 541-867-8501.

Give a Gift That Keeps On Giving!

Give a Gift that Keeps Giving!!

Samaritan House Family Shelter High Tea Benefit tickets are on sale in time for the holidays.  Get tickets ($30.00 each) for the special people in your life for this great February 8, 2020 event at the Newport First Presbyterian Church.  Tickets are on sale at JC Market, Newport or you can buy them on line: https://samhousetea.brownpapertickets.com/.

Samaritan House is grateful for the sponsors who help to make this fundraiser a success:  Susan Painter, Advantage Realty, Oregon Coast Bank and Western Title.

This year’s theme supports what Samaritan House does for Homeless Families with Children:  “A Sheltering Nest”.  The talented team of volunteers is using their creativity to make some foods that show off the theme like:  mushroom and chocolate nests.  You can expect to have a bottomless cup of Earl grey tea with caffeinated and decaf available.  The chocolate spice scones, sorbets, sandwiches, savories and desserts will make up the total tea experience.

In addition, a raffle drawing for a quilt (see picture) Made by Teecia Cornelius and quilted by Lisa Taylor will only cost $1.00 per ticket for a chance to win.  A silent auction will feature over 25 items, small and large, for any budget.  Jessie Treon will fill the air with her Piano selections.

You will learn about the work of Samaritan House from it’s executive director, Lola Jones.  She will be showing a testimonial video of a graduate.  Space is limited so get your tickets early.

Tickets are now on sale for the Samaritan House High Tea being held on Feb. 8, 2020 at the Newport First Presbyterian Church for $30.00. Shown is the quilt made by Teecia Cornelius and quilted by Lisa Taylor that will be raffled at the High Tea with the theme, “A Sheltering Nest”.

A Christmas note to the community…

Newport’s Homeless Shelter Guru Traci Flower’s 11 year old child is hosting the second annual homeless Christmas party!  They need community members to adopt a homeless person for Christmas! The way it works is they give them a wishlist with three wishes that a client has made and the community member who is adoptinig them can choose from that list what they would like to get them!  Grace Wins Haven will also be needing donations for a full Christmas dinner and with all of the yummy festive desserts!  Grace Wins Haven is getting the word out because they have about a hundred homeless people on a wishlist still to fill and only a couple of weeks to get it done!!

Please contact Grace Wins Haven, 541-265-1974.  They’re located at 437 NE 1st, Newport.

Thank you,
Traci Flowers
Grace Wins Haven Shelter
Newport, OR