It’s official, the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center’s Doerfler Family Theater (DFT) is open for business. Pomp and circumstance were kept to a manageable level as Ken and Denise Doerfler cut the ribbon officially opening the theater June 4th. The Doerfler Family made a sizable contribution to the Maritime Museum for this project. Additional funding came from the Murdock Charitable Trust and the Collins Foundation as well as countless locals who donated anywhere from $5.00 to thousands to the project. The much-anticipated opening event on June 4th was attended by over 80 people who contributed to the project either financially or gave their time, energy or expertise. Cellist Adrienne Welsh provided a soothing soundtrack for this highly social event.
The initial brainstorming and research for the museum’s theater project, a complete rebuild of the old Smuggler’s Cove bar overlooking Port Dock Five, began in earnest some six years ago. Museum visitors can select on demand from eight “Ebb and Flow” videos and view them on an 18-foot screen. More short films will be added to the menu when the Ebb and Flow project progresses. The Society is seeking donations to have more videos produced. The museum’s 125 seat theater is equipped with a state of the art 4K laser projector. The system is also capable of screen mirroring and a myriad of other high-tech features. The DFT can also be rented for after-hours events such as weddings, lectures, musical performances and film showings. The Doerfler Family theater is a one-of-a-kind facility, as theaters are typically a large box with no windows, the DFT features a stunning panoramic view of Port Dock 5 and Yaquina Bay.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that preserves and shares Lincoln County’s history. Visit the Burrows House Museum, 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport. Both museums are open 11 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday. www.oregoncoasthistory.org.
PCH Center for Health Education, Newport PCH photo
Free Medicare Class, June 21st, Offered by OCWCOG and SHIBA
Are you confused about Medicare? Please join us for a two-hour “Medicare 101” Seminar on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 10:00am. This is being held at the Samaritan Center for Health Education at 740 SW 9th St. in Newport. Please call to reserve your seat at 541-574-2684. We have private appointments available also. Let us know how we can help!
Taylor Owings, Senior Corps Programs Administrative Assistant
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
Phone: (541) 812-0849
Fax: (541) 967-6423 www.ocwcog.org
Pickup driver falls asleep and crashes in to Hoover’s at South Beach. NPD photo
A 26-year-old man was cited for careless driving after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing a pickup truck into Hoover’s Pub and Grill in South Beach police say.
Police say Alexander Price of Newport nodded off while driving north on U.S. 101. The vehicle slowly drifted off the road, jumped the curb and ploughed into Hoovers. Police say it was very fortunate that nobody was hurt, either inside the pub or in the truck.
Hoover’s remained closed Thursday, with no definite date for reopening.
Students who are interested in exploring health care careers are invited to SamCamp 2019, to be held Aug.13-14 at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Designed for students who will be in seventh or eighth grade this coming school year, this fun, informative and interactive day camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
During SamCamp, participants will visit hands-on stations, enjoy team building activities, tour the hospital, attend career workshops, receive CPR training and more.
The cost is $40 per student, which includes snacks and lunch on both days, T-shirt and certificate of completion. The deadline for application and payment is Monday, July 29. Applications are available at samhealth.org/SamCamp.
For more information or any questions, including scholarship information, call 541-557-6480 or send an email to email@example.com.
Temporary water service interruption in NEWPORT NE Jackson Place Monday, June 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
The City of Newport Public Works Department advises there will be a temporary interruption of water service to residences on NE Jackson Place in the Lakewood Hills area, on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
The affected residences have also been provided with individual notices.
Toledo Public Library is proud to present: The Toledo Public Library Story Trail:
Imagine you are taking a walk along a nature trail, and you come upon a page from a children’s book, laminated and mounted on a stake. As you continue to walk you discover another page, then another, and you soon realize you are reading a story. Welcome to the Toledo Public Library Storybook Trail!
The trail is located behind the library, and the pages of “Hold This!” are posted along an 1/8 mile forested loop. A huge thanks to Toledo Ace Hardware for sponsoring/funding the project! See you on the trail! For more information please contact the library at 541-335-3132 or our Children’s Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
5:50pm – Traffic crash on Logsden Road near 3334 Logsden road. Serious crash. Emergency responders arriving on scene…one fatality.
Update: A Toledo High School tenth grader was killed June 5th on Logsden Road at milepost 3 when the driver of a pickup with three teens aboard failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Authorities say tenth grader Robert Kirkland was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say he was not wearing a seat belt. The other two teens inside the vehicle, who were wearing their seat belts, were transported to PCH in Newport for treatment of minor injuries.
What: “Painting History,” opening show in the new Anne Hall Gallery When: Saturday, June 22nd, from 11 am to 3 pm Where: The North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM) – 4907 SW HWY 101, Lincoln City, OR Contact: NLCHM – 541-996-6614 Cost: Free! Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, from 11 am to 3 pm for the opening of the Anne Hall Gallery. Anne Hall, former Executive Director of NLCHM, dedicated 20 years to making the museum what it is today. In honor of her and all of the wonderful work she has done over the years, we are converting her old office-space into an art gallery. This gallery will show historic art from our collection and will later feature current local artists. We will be opening with a show titled “Painting History.” It will feature scenes of landscapes and buildings painted by historic artists, including Maude Wanker, Lincoln City’s most prestigious painter. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This gallery will rotate often, so come see it while it’s up.
Alex Ashton, 22, Newport A stubborn cancer won’t let go. Costlier treatment required. Desperately needs a community boost.
Alex Ashton is a young Newport man who is fighting for his life to outlast cancer. Alex was diagnosed with B-Cell Lymphoma in October 2018. Alex and his doctors thought at one point they had it beat. But it came back. Treatment must go to a higher level. So Alex and his mom are aiming for one of the leading cancer research hospitals in the world. OHSU in Portland – a research center that has been making great strides with new approaches to kill all kinds of cancers. And luck is helping too.
But it’s expensive – in this case it’s the price of life. But if everyone pitches in whatever they can, it just might put Alex over the top. To help him justclick here.
Unfortunately, every year around this offices, licensed wildlife rehabilitators and even Oregon State Police are flooded with calls from people who picked up a deer fawn, elk calf, fledgling bird learning to fly, or other young animal they assumed was orphaned because it was alone.
Animals taken away from their natural environment miss the chance to learn important survival skills from their parents like where to feed, what to eat, how to behave as part of a group and how to escape from predators. Usually this leads to a shortened life span for the animal.
Removing or capturing an animal from the wild is a violation of state law (OAR 635-044-0440 “Wildlife may not be captured from the wild and/or held…”) Doing so is considered a Class A Misdemeanor and a court could impose a maximum fine of $6,250 fine and/or one year in jail. Last year, Oregon State Police issued several warnings and at least one citation to people who had picked up deer fawns, baby raccoons, coyote pups and other young animals and brought them home.
If you are certain a young animal is orphaned because you saw its mother die, or if you see an injured animal or one in distress, call one of Oregon’s licensed wildlife rehabilitators. Wildlife rehabilitators have the training and facilities to properly care for young wildlife and eventually return them to the wild. You can also call your nearest ODFW office during regular business hours, or Oregon State Police dispatch if an animal is in distress.
Follow these tips if you encounter young animals in the wild: Deer, elk and other mammals:
Never assume an animal is orphaned. Don’t remove it from the forest, including your backyard. Female deer and elk and other mammals will often leave their young temporarily for safety reasons or to feed elsewhere. They will return when it is safe to do so (when people, dogs, or predators are not present).
Call your local ODFW office, Oregon State Police office, or a local licensed wildlife rehabilitation center when: 1) you see an animal that you know is orphaned because you observed the dead parent animal, or 2) the parent hasn’t returned for several hours or even up to a day, or 3) if the animal is clearly inured or in distress.
Keep your dog or cat away from young wildlife, especially in the spring.
Young marine mammals are also rarely orphaned and it is common to see them alone on the beach in early spring and summer. Marine mammals in distress should be reported to OSP’s hotline at 1-800-452-7888.
Leave fledgling birds alone. It is natural for fledgling (mostly feathered) birds to be awkward while learning how to fly. If you see one on the ground, leave it alone and keep your distance. Bring your pets under control and indoors if possible. The mother bird will feed it for several days on the ground until it “gets its wings.
Return nestling birds to the nest.Nestlings (baby birds not fully feathered) found on the ground can be gently and quickly returned to the nest. If the nest is out of reach, place the bird on an elevated branch or fence, or in a nest made from a small box, out of the reach of children and pets. Leave the area so the parent birds can return.
Bring your pets indoors.Cats are a major cause of injury and death for all birds, killing millions of birds in the US annually. Keep your pets away from fledgling birds learning to fly.
Be careful when pruning trees asthere may be a bird nest in the branch. Wait until birds are out of the nest.
Beware of cavity nesters.Barn owls and other birds could be nesting in hollowed-out trees or logs and in haystacks.
What if a bird flies into a window and appears hurt?Birds can be confused by reflective surfaces and mistakenly fly into windows. If you find a bird that has been stunned as a result of a window strike, put the bird in an uncovered box with a towel on the bottom. Keep it in a quiet place away from pets and check back in a couple of hours. If the bird has recovered, it will have flown off. If not, contact a local ODFW office or your local wildlife rehabilitator.
Let turtles cross the road. In May and June, females begin searching for suitable nesting grounds to lay their eggs. If you see a turtle on the ground, the best thing to do is leave it alone and let it continue on its path. It’s fine to move it off a road (if it is safe for you to do so,) but put it on the other side, where it was headed.
Summer Art Camps Return to Newport Visual Arts Center
Three four-day sessions planned for July, serving ages 6 to 14
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts will be presenting three visual art camps during July at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Each camp provides an engaging opportunity for young artists to have fun while exploring hands-on art making through a variety of activities—from sketching and watercolor painting to assemblage sculpture and bookmaking. Projects help campers build a foundation of art techniques and concepts, and the resulting artwork will be part of a public exhibit at the VAC. Each camp also includes outdoor adventures in Newport’s historic Nye Beach neighborhood. Each camp is designed for particular age-groups, and camp fees include all materials, snacks and a customized art camp T-shirt.
Coast Creations July 15-18, 9am to 3pm, Ages 9-11, Instructor: Jane Myrick Using the Oregon Coast as inspiration, campers practice multiple artist mediums, including sketching, watercolor painting, paper quilling, mosaics and more.
Registration fee: $225. Child brings brown bag lunch. Class limit: 15.
For the Birds July 22-25, 9am to 3pm, Ages 12-14, Instructor: April Hoff Campers make two simple book structures (flip and pop-out) along with an assemblage sculpture, while learning printmaking (monotype and linocut), drawing (gestural and still life) and acrylic painting.
Registration fee: $225. Campers brings brown bag lunch. Class limit: 15
Document Your Adventure July 29-August 1, 9am to noon, Ages 6-8, Instructor: Jackie Wygant
Campers make a treasure box and accordion book while learning about texture, color and shape. Activities include paper marbling, paste paper painting, bubble printing and collage. Registration: $140. Class limit: 15
The citizens of Toledo will soon witness a changing of the guard in a couple of high ranking city positions – Chief of Police and Public Works Director. Chief of Police David Enyeart will be retiring at the end of June after 20 years of service in the Toledo PD. He worked his way up to the Chief’s desk as well as becoming a General in the Oregon National Guard and spent time commanding and directing troops in South Korea. Then he came home and directed his police troops in Toledo. Chief Enyeart will soon retire to the picturesque city of Prineville, just east of Bend. Chief Enyeart’s replacement (if there ever could be such a thing) will be announced by City Manager Craig Martin very shortly.
Besides the departure of Chief Enyeart, Toledo Public Works Director Michael Adams will be leaving the city as well to resume his career in the private sector. City Manager Martin credits Adams with being very active and successful in getting Toledo’s infrastructure improvement plans underway, especially the sewer system improvements required by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Mr. Adams last day in the city public works department is Thursday, June 13th. Mr. Martin says successors to Chief of Police and Fire Chief will be announced at the Wednesday Toledo City Council meeting. Both chiefs will officially assume their new duties July 1st.