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May 29, 2014


Remembering America’s fallen heroes

Sunny skies prevailed for the Memorial Day observance this year at Nehalem American Legion Cemetery near Manzanita, a far cry from the wind and rain that dampened last year’s event. Upwards of 200 people turned out for the event and listened to speaker of the day

Owen Nicholson, a World War II veteran, recount his experience in the South Pacific during the war. As is custom, the graves of veterans were decorated with flags by members of Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue, along with Nehalem area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.


July 4 fireworks fundraising effort begins in earnest

$17,000 is the goal organizers hope to reach for this year’s show

The Manzanita Fireworks Committee has begun raising funds for this year’s July 4th fireworks show on the beach at Manzanita. The committee is a private effort and relies on donations from individuals, families, businesses and groups. No city funds are spent on the display The Committee needs to raise $17,000. The show itself will cost $15,000, but another $2,000 is needed to cover site preparation, security, and cleanup. Donations can be mailed to the Manzanita Fireworks Committee at PO Box 802, Manzanita, OR 97130. Questions can be referred to David Dillon at 503-368-6153 or Donation jars have been set up at various businesses around north Tillamook County to accept contributions. Licensed pyrotechnicians from Western Display Fireworks in Canby will launch the show.

Above: World War II veteran and speaker of the day Owen Nicholson recounts his wartime experience to those gathered at Nehalem American Legion Cemetery during the annual Memorial Day observance. At right: Calvary Bible Church pastor David Martin leads the crowd in prayer. Photos by Dave Fisher

Farmers Market gets ready for biggest season yet This year’s market kicks off Friday, June 13, in Manzanita By Laura Swanson For the Citizen

All superstitions aside, Friday, June 13, promises to be a lucky day to launch a banner season for the Manzanita Farmers Market. More vendors, more variety and wonderful new additions are just some of the highlights for the market’s ninth year. There will be 39 booths this year, the largest in the market’s history – 5th Street will have 15 booths this year, compared to last year’s ten spaces. Some old favorites return after being absent in 2013, including Ready-to-eat food, always a crowd favorite, will be featured again at this Nevor Shellfish with barbeyear’s Manzanita Farmers Market, which kicks off its 10th season on Fri- cued oysters and seafood, and LlamaMama Bakery day, June 13, at 5 p.m. Photo by Dave Fisher


with its bagels and delicious baked goods. New vendors this year include Fraga Farmstead Cheese, an organic goat cheese maker from Gales Creek area, and Bennett Family Farms of Tillamook featuring fresh pasteurized milk direct from local cows. O’Falafel, Santa Fe by the Sea, and the Chili Man will add more international foods to the market’s ready-to-eat options. Last year’s community survey had requests to add more artisans to the market and the market is pleased to welcome Josh Blewett, a chainsaw artist; Lolivia Gifts and It’s a Soy Thing candles. The market is committed to staying true to its mission to bring local produce, locallyproduced products and local art to the community and shoppers can expect to find over a dozen local farmers and producers, including

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A&B Berries, Kingfisher Farms, Lance’s Farm Vittles, Merry’s Gardens, Ocean View Nursery, Neah-Kah-Nie Gardens, OK Ranch, Herbal Collective/Tallwoman Tonics, Peace Crops, R-evolution Gardens, Suzanne’s Stitches & Gardens, and Sturm’s Berries. A long-time, very popular vendor will be missing this year. Billie and Terry Schrum, of Nehalem Bay Pie Company, have officially retired. “I’m going to miss the market,” said Billie. “But I’m taking my grandkids to Disneyland this summer.” The market will not be “pie-less,” however, as bakery vendors FRESH, Handy Creek Bakery and LlamaMama Baked Goods will all be providing their best creations Donation jars have been set up around north Tillamook County to in crust. FRESH will have accept contributions for the Manits menu of smoothies and zanita July 4th fireworks show on See MARKET, page 3 the beach.

CARTM’s Jonathan Feder removes metal roofing panels from the Hoffman Center Studio Building in advance of its demolition. Hoffman Center Photo

The Hoffman House Studio building in Manzanita will be torn down Monday morning, June 2 starting at 9 a.m. Built in 1938, and modified a number of times after that, the building belonged to the late Lloyd and Myrtle Hoffman. It was bequeathed to the community in 2004 to support the arts, education and the library. The building – part of the Hoffman Center -- has provided studio space for artists, art and writing classes, and storage for the Friends of North Tillamook Library’s annual used book sale for several years. “It’s sad to lose Lloyd and Myrtle’s home, but the years have not been good to it,” said Hoffman Center president David Dillon. “It’s time to let it go and look to the future.” The demolition is being

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funded in part by a $15,000 grant from a local family. The site will be landscaped to beautify the entry to the city. “We knew the building needed to be razed but didn’t have a timetable to do so, because of the cost,” said Dillon. “The very generous grant allowed us to accelerate our planning, and made it all possible.” CARTM crews have gone through to salvage recyclable materials. A team from IRS Environmental of Portland removed the limited amount of asbestos found during an inspection. “The lot will be preserved for a new Hoffman Center structure sometime in the future,” said Dillon. “That facility would be constructed only after the mortgage on our main building across the

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‘Small is Beautiful’ at CARTM’s Trash Art Show By Laura Swanson For the Citizen

“This was a fascinating transition year for the Trash Art Show,” said Lorraine Ortiz, co-curator of the annual event, with Susan Walsh. “CARTM brought the show back onsite to bring attention to the Trash Art Gallery and The Refindery. Because of the small footprint of the gallery, we needed to theme the show to accommodate the art. “We had no idea what to expect when we asked artists to make pieces that were a total of 36 square inches, nor how many pieces we would receive. Susan and I were so pleased with the response to the challenge and the various ways artists interpreted the theme of “Small Is Beautiful.” CARTM’s “creative” fundraiser is always a treat and this year proved that once again resident artists are an amazing group. The event, once again, introduced some new artists as well. “We had 22 artists, a few new to the show having just moved to the area,” said Ortiz. “People hear about trash art and they are intrigued. Larry and Kathy Pennington are two new artists who have relocated here. They do mosaic on hubcaps and make lamps from glass shards. Their work was very popular, and they will show in the year-round Trash Art Gallery.” Safe to say, everyone was wowed by the ingenuity and diversity of materials

the artists used, and many commented that it seemed as though there was collaboration, as in “I’ll use wood, you use fabric, and you do metal, etc.” But there was none of that. It was compared to a grand art potluck, where, without orchestration, you magically get one of every dish with no duplicates, and that showed the wondrous, imaginative and crafty minds of the artists. The works of art featured glass, ceramic, metal, paint chips, wood, paper, fabric and much more – all reclaimed, re-used and re-invented into works of art. Participating artists included Mary Jo Anderson, Karen Babbitt, Dave Dillon, Helen Gourde, Glenna Gray, Cathi Howell, Sher Ireland, Claudia Johnson, Kathleen Larson, Sunny Mally, Lorraine Ortiz, Larry and Kathy Pennington, Kathleen Ryan, Gary Seelig, Tela Skinner, Cathy Silver, Judy Sorrel, Patty Thurlby, Aina Tonjes, Sage Walden and Susan Walsh. In the past, a challenge for many art lovers was often finding the wall space for new art, but the affordable prices and diminutive size of this year’s pieces had buyers making purchases quickly. “We probably sold nearly half the pieces within the first 15 minutes of the opening,” said Ortiz. “We sold 60 percent of the work in the first hour. Typically, we have 60 pieces. This year we have 39, and, unofficially, we exceeded our projections for the show.” The Trash Art Show re-

mained available for viewing and for sale through Memorial Day. A new exhibit will debuted in the gallery on May 29. The ticketed preview artists’ reception was well attended by 115 people, and, as mentioned, people quickly made their art purchases and delighted in shopping The Refindery as well, while enjoying delicious food catered by Julie Barker, owner of Bread & Ocean. “The Refindery is an incredible space for a party – big, colorful, creative, with a great sound system and lots of parking,” said Ortiz. “There was lots of shopping going on, with a request for The Refindery to be open for evening shopping periodically.” The doors opened at 6:30 p.m. to the general public, with about fifty people attending the opening. “I don’t think people knew what to expect. Was this Trash Bash? No. Was this the Trash Art Show everyone was used to? No,” said Ortiz. “This was trash art as it turns Sweet 16, altogether new and different with a definite polish and flair. This is what trash art looks like when it is put in a gallery setting rather than a pop up venue as it has been in the past. This art form that Susan Walsh and I introduced to this community 16 years ago has evolved and this is what it looks like today…it is a marvel.” Tolearn more about CARTM, visit www.cartm. org online.

Above: Framed by a mosaic window, attendees view the “Small is Beautiful” art creations. At right: Even the promotional event sign made use of recycled materials. Below: Kathleen Ryan was one of the many artist to particpate in this year’s Trash Art Show. Photos by Laura Swanson

Manzanita Public Safety Log May 4 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (45/30 mph) in Nehalem. May 4 - Issued a citation for studded tires in Nehalem. May 4 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (42/25 mph) in Wheeler. May 5 - Responded to a report of theft in Manzanita. May 6 - Assisted Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a fire alarm in Manzanita. May 6 - Assisted TCSO and Tillamook Ambulance with a suicidal person in Wheeler. May 8 - Issued a citation for no valid operator’s license in Nehalem. May 8 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in NBSP. May 8 - Assisted TCSO and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a death in Bayside Gardens. May 9 - Issued a citation for breath test refusal in Tillamook. May 9 - Investigated a suspicious circumstance in Wheeler. May 9 - Assisted TCSO with a MVA in Bayside Gardens. May 9 - Assisted Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a MVA in Manzanita. May 9 - Assisted OSP, TCSO, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a MVA near OWSP. May 9 - Arrested a male for DUII in Manzanita.

May 11 - Issued two citations for no valid day-use permit displayed in NBSP. May 11 - Issued a citation for possession of marijuana in Nehalem. May 11 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita. May 13 - Assisted TCSO with a suspicious circumstance in Wheeler. May 13 - Responded to a report of a road hazard near Nehalem. May 13 - Responded to a report of lost property in Manzanita. May 14 - Responded to a report of an unwanted person in Manzanita. May 15 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (53/30 mph) in Nehalem. May 15 - Assisted TCSO with a juvenile in Bayside Gardens. May 15 - Assisted TCSO with a warrant arrest in Bayside Gardens. May 15 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Bayside Gardens. May 16 - Issued a citation for no valid dayuse permit displayed in NBSP. May 16 - Assisted TCSO with a residential alarm in Neahkahnie. May 16 - Investigated a report of fraud in Manzanita. May 16 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita.

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May 17 - Issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device in Manzanita. May 17 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a suicidal person in Manzanita. May 17 - Investigated a report of a suspicious circumstance in Manzanita. Investigated a report of hit and run in Manzanita. MVA - Motor Vehicle Accident; TCSO - Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office; RBPD - Rockaway Beach Police Department; OWSP - Oswald West State Park; NBSP - Nehalem Bay State Park

NBFR Log May 9 - 25 - Responded to 22 medical calls during this period. May 9 - Responded to motor vehicle accident on Laneda Ave., Manzanita. May 9 - Responded to motor vehicle accident at milepost 38 on Hwy 101 N., Nehalem. May 10 - Investigated burn complaint on Beach St., Manzanita. May 15 - Controlled burn on Gregory St., Wheeler. May 15 - Responded to fire alarm on Neahkahnie Creek Rd., Nehalem. May 18 - Conducted ocean water rescue near Nehalem Rd., Nehalem. May 22 - Responded to fire alarm on 4th St., Nehalem. May 23 - Public assistance rendered on Rowe St., Wheeler. May 24 - Responded to a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101 near Oswald West State Park.

North Tillamook County Rotary Club awards grants By Laura Swanson For the Citizen

As the North Tillamook County Rotary Club prepared to dissolve, the club’s foundation had a balance of over $10,000 to distribute, and the club initiated a final “Blaze of Glory” grant program. “We were aware of the need in our community and the many worthy nonprofits,” saidclub president Lloyd Seely. “But we were amazed to receive over 50 grant applications.” Club members thoughtfully evaluated all the applications, and will be awarding the following grants of $800 to each organization: Tillamook County Secret Angels; North County Recreation District obstacle course proj-

ect; Lower Nehalem Community Trust for Alder Creek Community Garden signage; Food Roots for Farmers Market SNAP match program; Nehalem Elementary School Garden project; CARE for the Neah-Kah-Nie Family Resource Centers; Tillamook Women’s Resource Center; Nestucca High School Band, and the Tillamook Food Bank. Additional awards will be made to the White Clover Grange ($770) for a new refrigerator; Manzanita Farmers Market ($500) for zero-waste program/reusable plates and bowls; Friends of NCRD; and Nehalem Elementary School ($500 and books) for library books. “We are very pleased to be able to provide these grants,” said Seely. The North Tillamook County

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Community Events Calendar Still time to catch the Riverbend Players dinner theater

In “Funeral for a Gangster,” by Eileen Moushey, you, the audience, will be transported back to 1928 to participate in this mobster romp, taking place in Ruby’s Speak Easy during the Roaring Twenties. The performance includes a funeral service for Vito “The Gut” Marzetti who has been gunned down in a gangland slaying. Audience members have been invited to solve a mystery and pay honorable respects, along with the family – Frankie “Marbles” Marzetti (Greg O’Neill), Ruby “Fingers” Marzetti (Linda Olsson), Joey “The Lump” Marzetti (Brian McMahon), Lena “The Grieving Widow” Marzetti (Betsy McMahon), and Federal Agent Farmer (Mike Scott). Directed by Ted Weissbach and hosted by Linda Makohon, this Riverbend Players production promises to entertain you more than you can even imagine, with its clever dialogue and hilarious comedy antics. The play takes place at the Tsunami Restaurant at 380 Marine Drive in Wheeler on May 30, 31 and June 6, 7 at 7:00 p.m. The price is $25 advance reservations and $30 at the door. To make a reservation, call (503) 3683778.

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Astoria singer/songwriter Daric Moore will present an evening of original solo guitar and voice at 8 p.m., Friday, May 30, at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Admission will be $10. Moore is in the process of recording an album with full instrumentation to showcase his style, which is best described as Indie Rock. His music has been called “upbeat, emotional (some would say intense), lyrically strong and full of feeling.” Moore performs regularly in Astoria. He has appeared in the Hoffman Center community talent showcases, and did a solo concert in June 2013. He was in the band Revolution I from 1985-1995 as the drummer and singer. The band recorded one album, “Revoloceans,” and played around Portland. He also recorded a solo album, “No Design,” in 1995, plus an album of experimental songs with friends in 2000.

EVE sponsored Disaster Psychology First Aid Class set May 31 The Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay will sponsor a Red Cross training class in Disaster Psychological First Aid Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District Fire Station. The class is free. A disaster affects people involved physically, but it can also traumatize them. Psychological First Aid helps Red Cross responders understand the stresses that impact survivors and relief workers. It also provides practical suggestions about what to say and do for them. A disaster can be anything from a home fire, a major power outage, to a tsunami. By sponsoring this training, the Emergency Volunteer Corps hopes to help develop the support skills that will be needed most after any disaster. All local Red Cross volunteers are encouraged to attend. Persons interested in becoming volunteers are invited to attend as a first step into getting more involved. New volunteers can stay for the Red Cross orientation class immediately following the Psychological First Aid class or be contacted for future orientations.. Advance registration is not required. More information about the training is available at (503) 368-7590.

Pioneer Association potluck/meeting

Members are invited to attend the Tillamook County Pioneer Association meeting and potluck on Sunday, June 1, in the Swiss Hall, in Tillamook, at 4605 Brookfield Ave. Doors open at noon followed a generous potluck at 1:00 p.m., with a meeting and entertainment to follow. The Pioneer of the Year will be honored and an election of officers will take place. Call Ruby Fry-Matson at (503) 842-4553 with any questions.

4-H Horse Clinic May 31

The Tillamook County 4-H program is holding a horse clinic for 4-H members on May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 4-H & FFA Pavilion at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. 4-H members in grades 4-12 are encouraged to bring their horses and work with Gail Mann, a 4-H horse judge from Scio and this year’s Tillamook 4-H Horse Fair judge, to improve their

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Get ready for non-stop fun this Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as the 10th Annual Nehalem Bay Crab Derby plays out at Kelly’s Brighton Marina and The Jetty Fishery. Each marina will release 26 tagged crabs on Saturday and a $10 per ticket entry fee is required to participate in the Crab Derby, with proceeds going to the sponsored charities. All captured tagged crabs must be returned to the respective marinas and drawings will be held to determine the prizes associated with the tag. Each marina will sponsor a cash prize of $1,000 to be donated to the charities if not won by a crabber. On Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Exiles will be playing live music at Kelly’s – no cover charge, but please bring food donations for the local food bank. Live music, children’s activities, many great vendors, great food and a wide array of prizes round out an exciting weekend event benefitting the Mudd Nick Foundation and Wildlife Center of the North Coast. For more information, call The Jetty Fishery, (503) 3685746, or Kelly’s Brighton Marina, (503) 368-5745.

showmanship and horsemanship skills. Leaders, parents and younger members are welcome to come watch. The event is free for Tillamook county 4-H members. Out-of-county members are welcome to attend, but are required to pay a $20 registration fee. Tillamook county youth may still enroll in 4-H through June 1. Contact the OSU Extension Service at (503) 842-3433 for further information.

Living Locally gala slated June 7

This 7th annual fundraising gala celebrate all things local – fine food, wine, and friends – and is sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust. This year’s event will he held Saturday, June 7, in the NCRD gymnasium, 36155 9th Street, in Nehalem, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy delicious, locally-sourced cuisine prepared by chef Tom Flood, Jr., the live “Experience Auction” and “Golden Ticket Raffle,” along with a tempting array of silent auction delights. The cost is $60 for LNCT members and $75 general admission. Only 132 tickets will be sold, so purchase today. Attire is coastal gala casual. Call (503) 368-3203 to purchase tickets and/or become a member of the Trust.

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The music schedule is set and the face-painters are ready…let the countdown begin. The Manzanita Farmers Market is the place to be on Friday June 13, at 5 p.m. For more information, go to north Tillamook County,” he added. The Hoffman Center is seeking additional financial help to fund the demolition and follow-up landscaping. Donations can be made to Hoffman Studio Demolition Project c/o PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130. Questions about the project can be sent to hoffmancenter@

Head Start is accepting applications for school year 2014-2015. If you have a child who is or will be age 3 or 4 by September 1, 2014, and you would like to be part of this free preschool program, call Head Start for an application now. Head Start is a free, family-focused, early childhood development program. This pre-kindergarten program helps children prepare for kindergarten by providing rich experiences in science,

Monday, June 2, at 9 a.m. Demolition begins on Hoffman House Studio Building Gather and say farewell to a community icon Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

Film: “A Place at the Table” Sponsored by Tillamook County Good Food for All Admission: FREE

Monday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Hoffman Center Board Meeting Public invited to attend Wednesday, June 25 at Shane Phillips in Concert CD: “Social Justice and Peace” Admission: $10

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Save the date! On Saturday, Aug. 2, The Rinehart Clinic will host its 10th annual Sand Dollar Auction at a new location, The North County Recreation District in Nehalem. From atop the hill, this year’s “The

If there is no answer, please call Admin at 503-556-3736. Head Start enrolls children regardless of race, creed, sex, color, religion, national origin or disability.

Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8

Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon is June 7-8, and for those two days you won’t need a fishing license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in the state. During Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses and tags are not required, although all other regulations

apply including bag limit and size restrictions. People who already have a combined tag for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and halibut are encouraged but not required to use it. Also, anglers are not required to purchase a Columbia River Basin Endorsement. For a complete list of events with times and locations, go to the ODFW website. Free Fishing Weekend is always the first full weekend in June. But remember, it’s always free fishing for kids under 14 years old.

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Please visit for more information on these events. To remain a vital community asset, the Hoffman Center relies on funding from people who recognize the value it brings to our community. Send donations to Hoffman Center, PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97139. Questions? Call 503-368-3846 or e-mail The Hoffman Center is a non-profit public-benefit charity, qualified under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

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North Tillamook Library Friends will hold its monthly magazine sale on Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manzanita Library. Magazines cost $.50 each; paperback books are $1. The sales are fundraisers for the North Tillamook Library, the building and grounds of which are owned and maintained by Friends. The library accepts donations of magazines in good condition, not more than one year old. Weekly magazines are not accepted. Volunteers who are interested in hosting a sale are most welcome. Future sales are July 5, Aug. 2 and 30. Please contact Gail Young at (503) 368-5248 or gailmyoung@

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math, art, language, emotional development, literacy, and socialization. Head Start also provides each child with an individualized instruction program, USDA approved meals, limited transportation, and family support. Call for an application today. Limited space is available in each center. Contact information: Tillamook Head Start Center, 1100 Miller Ave, Tillamook; 503-842-5180; NKN Head Start Center, 36050 10th St, Nehalem; 503-368-5103 or on Facebook; and NV Head Start Center, 19995 Blaine Rd, Beaver; 503-398-5175.

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Sky’s the Limit” dinner-auction forecasts a starlit evening of out-of-this-world food, wine, entertainment and auction items. Attendees will enjoy a four-course dinner, including appetizers; a choice of grilled salmon, BBQ tri-tip, or chicken cordon bleu; locally grown greens and a heavenly dessert. Proceeds from the event support The Rinehart Clinic’s mission of providing comprehensive, quality healthcare for all, regardless of financial circumstances. Recent changes in healthcare have helped, but not completely eliminated, the need for healthcare assistance for many in our community. There are a number of ways to be involved in this year’s dinner-auction. You may attend the event, donate an item or service to be auctioned, make a monetary contribution, become a sponsor, or purchase space in the new keepsake journal. Dinner-auction tickets, $100 per person, go on sale soon. For more information contact Leila Salmon at (503) 368-6132 or mymops@; or Camy VonSeggern at (503) 869-8052 or camyfam@nehalemtel. net. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the event, contact Dianne Bloom at (503) 8014080 or

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The Center for Contemplative Arts is hosting a Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Kate Dresher Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8. Dresher comes from British Columbia and is a full-time Buddhist practitioner and teacher. She has studied with Asian and Western teachers in the Theravada tradition and practiced for a time as a nun in Burma. She enjoys connecting with people right where they are and is inspired by people’s wish for happiness and freedom. There will be a full retreat schedule with sitting and walking meditation, guided Lovingkindness Meditation, and dharma talk. Tuition is $25 to help cover Dresher’s travel expenses. Please bring your own lunch and drinks. Vipassana teachers are supported by the practice of dana (generosity) offerings, a tradition dating to the time of the Buddha. A basket will be provided for your generous offerings. The Center for Contemplative Arts is located at Underhill Plaza, Manzanita Avenue & Division Street, Manzanita. To register, please contact Lola Sacks, (503)

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Intended for those who have not started using QuickBooks yet. Learn how to set up your company file the correct way to avoid problems down the line. If there are less than 5 students registered, students will be given individualized help through the SBDC. Pre-register by 6/5/2014

Please register online at or at Student Services at the Central Campus For information please contact Carla at 503-842-8222 x 1420 or e-mail Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Call the number above for assistance.

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LNCT to premier Ferdun Conservation Award

Conservation on the Oregon coast has been going on since Oswald West, Oregon’s 14th governor, began the movement during his 1911-1915 tenure. The important work pioneered by Governor West continues to be honored in one of Oregon’s most treasured state parks named for the man. Honoring conservation leaders not only brings attention to the places that are preserved in perpetuity, but also is a reminder that significant change only occurs through the efforts of engaged citizenry. It is in that spirit that Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) established a new award named for two of the organization’s dedicated founders Gareth and Georgenne Ferdun, both of whom retired from the board earlier this year. Since its inception in 2002, LNCT has preserved over 100 acres of essential habitat surrounding the Nehalem Bay Estuary, one of the least intensively developed estuaries on the Oregon Coast. Estuary edge lands are some of the most crucial to preserving salmon runs, protecting water quality and preserving open space for potential rising sea levels. The Ferduns have been involved in local conservation efforts since 2000, not only as founders and board members of LNCT from 2002-2014, but also serving in leadership roles on the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council. Gareth was also deeply involved in the Nehalem Conservation Action planning process, an in-depth, multi-stakeholder plan designed as a starting point for expanded collaborative conservation projects in the Nehalem River watershed. “The LNCT enthusiastically supports the creation of this new award in honor of the steady, commited and visionary work of the Ferduns,” said Allan Olson, LNCT Chair. “The goal with the award is to solicit annual nominations of individuals, like the Ferduns, who have made a significant

LNCT’s new award honors Gareth and Georgenne Ferdun pictured here with the original founders of the Lower Nehalem Community Trust. It will be presented to the first recipient on June 7. From left: Lane deMoll, Tom Bender, Georgenne Ferdun, Judy Sorrel, Doug Firstbrook, Gareth Ferdun, and Vivi Tallman. Photo by Dave Fisher commitment to conservation in the Nehalem region of the Oregon Coast.” Although the award will be given through a nomination process in future years, this year, by a unanimous vote, the inaugural award will be given to Neal Maine for his groundbreaking efforts over the last 30 years to preserve essential habitat in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties. “We are pleased that the LNCT board has chosen to honor Neal with the first award. Neal was an important mentor and support to our founders when we were establishing Lower

Nehalem Community Trust,” said Gareth Ferdun, for whom the award is named, along Georgenne, his wife. “I am personally pleased to honor Neal in this fashion both for his help in getting LNCT started and for the work that he has done for conservation both in this watershed and on the north coast,” said Georgenne. “I don’t know what we would have done if we hadn’t had that example. Neal was a booster to us and would talk to us about how wonderful it was to work with the community. Having the support of someone who was doing that work was very important to me personally.” The inaugural Ferdun Conservation Award will be presented to Neal Maine at LNCT’s 7th Annual Living Locally gala on June 7, at NCRD in Nehalem. The presentation is part of the evening’s program which includes a locally-sourced dinner prepared by chef Tom Flood, Jr., of The Schooner in Netarts Bay, and silent and live auction featuring experiences not to be found at any other local auction-style event. Tickets for the event, if available, can be purchased by calling (503) 368-3203. If event tickets are sold out, tickets can still be purchased for the Golden Ticket Raffle which offers a choice of a trip to Tuscany, Bali or any of the 16 live auction experiences. Descriptions of these experiences can be found at The Lower Nehalem Community Trust, a 501(c)3, nonprofit, membership organization has been preserving and stewarding land in the Lower Nehalem region since 2002. Its programs include land conservation, nature education for children and adults, community gardening and advocacy. For more information about LNCT, visit their website or stop by the office at 532 Laneda Avenue, Suite C, in downtown Manzanita.

It’s time to ‘Ink the SQUID’

Calling all writers, artists and photographers and those who love local writing and art

The Manzanita Writer’s Series coordinators are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the next issue of the North Coast Squid from June 1 through August 31, 2014. The fourth North Coast Squid literary magazine, which showcases work of writers and artists who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area, will be published in November 2014.

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The new Squid will need “ink,” both in submissions and in donations to cover the cost of printing the expanded magazine, a new submission management system, and distribution. Watch for details on fundraising as Ink, the Squid, once again shows up around town to raise awareness of the fundraising campaign. You can help support local writers and artists with any size donation to help reach the $2,000 goal. Writing will be accepted in the following categories: poetry, fiction, narrative nonfiction (which includes memoir). Final selections will be made by literary judges from outside the local area. The magazine will be

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expanded to include selections from young writers under 18 years old. The three best submissions, regardless of category, will be selected by the editors of Tattoo Magazine, a national awardwinning high school literary and art publication based in Shoreline, Wash. and advised by Andy Barker, a member of the North Coast Squid editorial team. “We want to encourage young writers to submit their work,” said Vera Wildauer, co-founder of the Squid and the Manzanita Writers’ Series. Toward that end a workshop is being developed to help students entering grades 5 through 9 to prepare work for submission. It is slated to be held in early July. Watch for more details about that workshop at the Art categories include black and white photos and line drawings. Art and photos will be selected by the North Coast Squid’s editorial team. “We invite writers and artists to submit work that goes beyond beach and ocean themes,” said Kathie Hightower, co-founder of the magazine and the Manzanita Writers’ Series. “While we

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At a Glance • Submission period is June 1 through August 31, 2014 • Submit link is on the North Coast Squid page of the Hoffman Blog: http:// • Categories for writing include: Fiction, nonfiction (including memoir), poetry, and those same categories for Young Writers—under 18 years old. Final selections are made through ‘blind’ judging by published authors outside the local area.

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love the beautiful landscape here, we would like to include more diversity in the submissions.” Submissions for consideration are due August 31, 2014. Only electronic submissions are accepted. For the full submission guidelines and to submit, go to <> and click on the North Coast Squid tab. Writers and artists can find copies of the current Squid available for sale in these coastal retail outlets: Cloud & Leaf Bookstore and Manzanita News and Espresso in Manzanita, the Beehive in Nehalem, the Trillium Gallery in Wheeler, Beach Books in Seaside, Jupiter Books in Cannon Beach, and Lucy’s Books in Astoria. Net proceeds of the $5 cover price goes to the Hoffman Center to help fund future issues of the North Coast Squid. The Manzanita Writer’s Series is a program of the Hoffman Center, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing arts, education and culture to the community. Information on all their programs is at http://

Visiting with one of my daughters and grandson the other day made me realize that as we grow older what some take for granted isn’t necessarily understood by others, especially if we grew up in different eras. Somehow we got into a conversation about seat belts in cars. We finally agreed that those of us who survived several decades without them were either smart or lucky. I can remember having five kids in the car with my wife and I. The youngest was either on mom’s lap or between us in the front seat. The other four were in the back seat and they just rattled around back there. When I finally got a station wagon I lost the advantage that I had before when reaching back to smack the one’s making trouble. I can remember buying seat belts for the front seat and installing them myself. The trick was to find a sturdy place to drill the holes and to avoid breaking into the gas line or wiring that passed under the car. I don’t remember anyone installing them in the back seat. As cars kept improving seat belts were pretty standard. Eventually, we bought a nine-passenger station wagon and there were seats and belts for every-

one. The only problem then when necessary. To reach was that the two oldest kids places in eastern Washington weren’t that interested in goand Oregon, you had to take ing everywhere that we went. a commuter plane that landed In another conversation many places. One time the we were sharing experiences flight home from Walla Walla that we had while flying was cancelled, so several around the counus who had been try and the world. in line waiting to Air travel has board decided to come a long ways charter a plane. from when I was There were five a little kid and passengers and we often went to the pilot and that Lake Washington was the only time to watch the ponI had to look up toon planes land to see Mount and take off from Hood as we the water. The passed it on our fact that they were way to Portland. I flying to places writing The Old remember that we could only a check for $22 read about was and was told later Geezer amazing. We actuthat my insurance Walt ally knew a fellow would have been who was a pilot cancelled if we Trandum and it seemed had gotten into a that he was home problem. more than he was There was a away, but they had mandaday that was kind of exciting tory rest periods to enable as I was boarding my first them to cross the ocean. jet airplane. I actually had I had some hair-raising reservations for that flight flights that I made just bethe week before and they tween Portland and Seattle. were canceled because of At one time I had offices equipment problems with the in both places and had to plane. What really happened commute at least once each was the plane had crashed week. The planes were with only employees aboard. high-winged and could land They all perished and the on very short landing fields stewardess that was with

them had worked for me some time before going in to the air service. I can’t remember what the model was, but it would be classified as a small plane by today’s standards. I will never forget the feeling as the plane roared down the runway and when the pilot pulled the nose up we could feel the force pushing us back into our seats. As we experienced that force there was a large boom that scared everyone except the crew who knew it was the landing gear being folded up into the plane. One of the hazards for us who are living into our senior years is the fact that not too many people share most of our memories. There is a lot of pleasure to be had as we reflect on the nice people and the wonderful times we had together. Some were responsible for great improvements that have made everyone’s life better. Maybe those of us who are still around should spend more time letting some of our current leaders know about those things that they are attempting now that were tried before. Most of those ideas that didn’t work then are still not good ideas.

Letters to the Editor Hope Chest making a difference in Tillamook County

This letter comes to remind the community of the work of the Hope Chest Thrift Shop on Hwy 101, between Manzanita and Ne-

halem, and Hope Chest Too in Rockaway Beach. Together we are able to help a number of Tillamook County charities. In March alone, we donated $12,000 to hospice, Faith In Action (helping seniors), Secret Angels, Meals for Seniors,

North County Food Bank, CASA, and St. Albans and First Christian Church in Tillamook (for their meal programs). We appreciate the great support we get from the community, both with donations and shopping at the

stores. We are staffed solely by volunteers. So, readers who would like to be a part of this work, please stop by and get a volunteer application. Thanks to all! Bobbie Porter Manzanita

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Is an outdoor classroom coming to NKN?

NKN teacher sees potential on school district property next to high school By Laura Swanson For the Citizen

Neah-Kah-Nie High School teacher Steve Albrechtsen has a vision for an outdoor classroom, an environmental science lab for natural resource learning on property owned by the school district adjacent to the high school. With the assistance of a dozen high school senior boys, that vision is becoming a reality. Over the past two months, Albrechtsen and the boys have been hard at work clearing trails and improving access on the district’s property surrounding Crescent Lake. “This is an amazing opportunity and an incredibly diverse and nearly undisturbed ecosystem,” said Albrechtsen. “This is old growth forest with a variety of biomes, including freshwater lake ecology, marshland and stream.” In the approximately

four-acre area, over a mile of loop trails have been cleared. “It’s been a lot of hard work building the trails,” said NKN senior Andrew Smith. “But it’s such a huge honor to realize that what we are building now, kids years from now will be out here on field trips. We’re building a legacy.” Neah-Kah-Nie students are provided with many hands-on, in-the-field learning opportunities, and the Crescent Lake trails will get the kids outside experiencing their environment. “This is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Albrechtsen. “This type of learning engages all their senses and allows teachers to take advantage of that excitement.” A curriculum priority for teachers is a focus on STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math, and Albrechtsen’s field trips will provide these lessons. “We want our students to become experts in their own environments in which they live, and to realize the opportunities there are for education and future employment in natural resources,” said Albrechtsen.

On May 16, fourth and fifth graders from Ms. Harper’s Garibaldi Grade School became the first class to make a field trip to the yetto-be-named NKN outdoor classroom at Crescent Lake. The students arrived full of excitement and energy. Following introductions and information from Mr. Albrechtsen, know as “Mr. A” by students, they were sent off for an hour to assist high school students with continued trail building. A brief snack break was followed by two sessions of environmental learning. In partnership with the Tillamook Estuary Partnership (TEP), Julie Chick led the students in an activity to make molds of animal tracks. “There is amazing untouched wilderness right here in the school’s backyard,” said Chick. “It’s a wonderful environment to teach lessons.” One student showed off his “little” tracks of a squirrel, as the real thing scampered up a tree behind the students. Chick also had the students measure the salinity of surrounding waters, comparing the lake, river, bay and ocean water using a

refractometer. At the lakeside, Albrechtsen sent students on a scavenger hunt for a variety of leaves, identifying groundcovers, bushes and trees in the area. “It’s such an advantage and a big asset to have this, for all the schools to utilize,” said Albrechtsen. There is still a lot of work to be done. To improve access from the high school, a temporary bridge has been installed. “We are looking for grants and donations to help with building a permanent bridge structure and expanding access to more of the property,” said Albrechtsen. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, the City of Rockaway Beach and the Rockaway Beach Fire Department have helped out with the project to date. “There are so many opportu- Neah-Kah-Nie High School instructor Steve Albrechtsen (center) conducts nities here for the students to an outdoor learning exercise near the school earlier this year. Photo by experience this ecosystem,” Laura Swanson said Chick. “I’d like to see the kids have a chance to location, Albrechtsen is exprograms, STEM curriculum get out on the lake and I’m cited about the prospects for and the new outdoor learning looking forward to explora permanent outdoor learning opportunities, contact Aling Crescent Lake from the environment for the Neahbrechtsen at (503) 355-2272 water.” Kah-Nie School District. or at stephena@neahkahnie. Looking at the amazing For more information about diversity, environment and NKN’s Natural Resources

Community News Briefs If you are a resident of planet Earth, you are well aware that the world of recycling continues to change, evolve and unfold with the times. Over the years, CARTM has been very strong in its ability to respond to local and global changes. In addition to being the leader in recycling in Tillamook County, and now in its 17th year of operations, CARTM is also in the midst of several big internal changes: preparing to launch a new program that will benefit the building trades and the community, a leadership change as the search for a new executive director is underway, new departments being added to the Refindery and a new partnership with Tillamook County. In an effort to outline the changes to residents, in person, so that questions can be answered, the CARTM board of directors is hosting a town-hall style gathering on Sunday afternoon, June 8, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the NCRD Kitchen. The public is invited to get the news, ask questions, share ideas and learn more about where recycling is headed in North Tillamook County. “We hope that full-time and part-time locals will join us,” said Karen Reddick-Yurka, chair of the CARTM board. “Transitions are important times in any organization, and at this particular moment in time, CARTM is excited about multiple transitions which will pave the way for its future. “This community’s participation over the last 17 years is what has made CARTM the cherished organization that it is. So many people, have invested their time, energy and resources to CARTM. The return on our combined investment just gets stronger and stronger and we’re looking forward to sharing the news!” The NCRD Kitchen is fully accessible and is located at 36155 9th Street in Nehalem. For more information call (503) 368-7764.

Parade Committee needs volunteers

Interested in keeping a tradition alive? Please volunteer your time to help put on the annual Fourth of July Parade in Manzanita. Help is needed to staff the registration table, to help with directing the parade entries, and other tasks to keep the parade organized. Please contact Jerry Taylor at (503) 368-5343 if you are willing to help.

Hoffman Center awarded $8K in grants

The Hoffman Center in Manzanita has received a total of $8,000 in grants

from the Fred W. Fields Fund and The Sprout Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The monies were provided to help the Center finish improvements to its main building. The improvements include replacing one wall, refurbishing another, sheet rocking three walls, upgrading electrical service, insulating and covering the ceiling, and replacing the carpet. The Center’s “Finish Off the Hoff” effort began in March of this year to raise a total of $23,600 for six projects, which will complete the series of building enhancements begun in 2011. “We were grateful to receive these generous grants, which help us approach our goal,” said Center president David Dillon. “We still need another $6,400 to make everything happen and turn the building into the inviting and comfortable and place the community deserves in its art center.” Contributions to the Hoffman Center Building Improvement Fund can be made by check, credit card, or transfer of appreciated stock. Contact the Hoffman Center at 503-368-3846; PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130; or hoffmancenter@ The Hoffman Center is a non-profit public-benefit charity, qualified under IRS Section 501(c)(3). The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships.

Women’s Club of Manzanita & North County update

The Women’s Club of Manzanita / North County is pleased to announce that at its end of year, 2013-2014, the club gave $3,000 to seven worthy local causes, a $1,000 scholarship to NKN senior Dana Moore, and donated $300 to the NKN High School Career Center. New officers for 2014-2015 are Dianne Getty, president; Candy Igou, vice president; Dana Winkelman, secretary; and Connie Pryse, treasurer. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month, October through May, at 12:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita. Visitors are always welcome.

Ted Erickson Memorial Alumni Scholarship available

Attention Neah-Kah-Nie graduates, now’s the time to apply for The Ted Erickson Memorial Scholarship, made possible by the Manzanita Open Eugene Schmuck Foundation. One $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of

Kiwanis Salutes Scholars

The Kiwanis Clubs of Tillamook County honored four Neahkahnie High School graduating seniors May 22 with scholarships raised during the clubs’ recent Dollars for Scholars campaign. Recipients (l-r) were Libby Eckstrom, Morgan Eastin, Taylor Winder and Alexandria Bush, plus club president Dave Dillon. Kiwanis Photograph Neah-Kah-Nie High School who has not been previously awarded a scholarship from the Eugene Schmuck Foundation. Applicants attending or planning to attend technical, vocational or college programs will be considered. Applications are available at the Manzanita Golf Course clubhouse, NeahKah-Nie High School Career Center or by emailing a request to The completed application must be received by June 1. You will be notified before August 1st. Send your completed application papers to: Manzanita Open/Eugene Schmuck Foundation, P.O. Box 21, Manzanita, OR 97130.

tion increased its rates to Tillamook PUD by 8.3 percent for power and 9.3 percent for transmission. The utility made budget reductions and looked for more cost-effective ways to operate. The PUD held off making a rate adjustment at that time, but anticipated the need for up to a 5 percent increase in 2014. The cost of wholesale power represents half of the Tillamook PUD’s cost of doing business and is the primary driver for the need to raise rates. BPA will make its next rate adjustment in October 2015 and every two years thereafter. In order to keep pace with the rising cost of wholesale power, Tillamook PUD will analyze rates and make adjustments, as needed, based on BPA’s price and schedule.

Tillamook PUD Board approves rate increase

TBCC accepting applications for three scholarships

The Tillamook People’s Utility District Board of Directors approved an average three percent rate increase, effective August 1. For residential customers, the increase will be implemented through a combination of a $1 increase in the basic charge and a small increase in the kilowatt-hour usage charge. The monthly residential basic charge will increase from $19 to $20, and the usage charge will increase from $0.0690/kWh to $0.0707/kWh. As an example, for a residential customer using 1,200 kWh per month, the increase will cost an additional $3.04 per month. As a not-for-profit public power entity, Tillamook PUD provides power to its customer-owners at cost, and raises rates only when necessary. In October 2013, the Bonneville Power Administra-

Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation now has applications available for three scholarships to attend TBCC this fall. The deadline for all three-scholarship applications is June 20, 2014. Oceanside-Netarts Vera Snow-Reid Memorial Scholarship is funded through TBCC by the Oceanside and Netarts Community Clubs. The applicants must be a current degree seeking TBCC student

Kiwanis Helps Start Readers

Kiwanis Club member Paula Peek reads “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” by Mo Willems, to kindergarteners at Nehalem Elementary School May 15. The Kiwanis Club gave copies of the book to each student as one of the club’s annual projects supporting local children. Kiwanis Photograph who is enrolled in six or more credit hours each term. The first preference is given to an Oceanside or Netarts resident and second preference is given to graduates of Tillamook County High Schools. The scholarship award of $1,000 can be used for tuition, fees and books. The Esther Milne/Pat Sears Endowed Scholarship is a $1200 scholarship that honors both these women who value the importance of education for women. Eligibility requirements are for adult women returning to education that demonstrate need and live in Tillamook County. Applicants must be attending classes at Tillamook Bay Community College with preference given to women living in south Tillamook County. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books. The Casey-Green Endowed Scholarship is a $1200 scholarship intended to provide funds toward tuition, fees, books and/or childcare split over three terms for a first generation, part-time TBCC student who is a currently employed single parent. Applicants must be a degree-seeking student who enrolls in 6 to 11 credits each term. Applications are available at Student Services at the TBCC Main Campus or online at TBCC at For more information about these or other scholarships available at TBCC


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The strawberries are here!

“We cannot set down foot but tread on strawberries.” – An early English settler in America

taste, smell or act like a real strawberry, just resemble one…sort of. Real strawberries are red all the way through and are fragrant and juicy. So, when the “real” Last weekend I was at strawberries appear, I am the Portland farmer’s market overjoyed! downtown and bought a Strawberries are an beautiful half flat of organic ancient fruit that strawberries. The many cultures strawberries were have danced from California over for thou(I prefer Oregon sands of years. ones) but that They are native was fine, I had in the northern red gold in my hemisphere, hands! There is but the modern nothing like red strawberry was ripe strawberries developed from to make me totally plants born right dork out and do here in North the “StrawberAmerica. The first ries are here!” The history on dance and, then, Golightly written this adored plant turn the kitchen by a Roman into a strawberry Gourmet issenator in 224 BC wonderland. Dana Zia and from there Even though on out they are a strawberries are popular subject to available all year (droll) write about. When the round due to the miracle of European invaders, I mean shipping them from Peru or some such place, those aren’t settlers, came to America they were astonished at all real strawberries. They don’t

I recommend only buying organic strawberries as conventional ones are sprayed with up to 300 types of anti-fungals, pesticides and herbicides. We aren’t the only ones who love these sweet nuggets so the commercial farmers fight back with chemicals. Conventional strawberries are listed second (with apples being first) as the most “dirty” produce. They are literally poisonous like Snow White’s apple. Please don’t be tempted by the witch of modern chemicals and buy conventional strawberries. I couldn’t help myself, I had to do strawberry shortcakes for the recipe to share today. I mean, there is no other way to better enjoy the season’s best. These sweet little nuggets have a couple of interesting ingredients that you wouldn’t normally think would be good together but they add a depth instead of detract. I have a gluten free option that is equally amazing on my website, cavewomancafe.come.

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Heads up! These take 20 minutes of chill time so figure that into your prep time. Please use as many organic products as possible but the flour, sugar and berries are the most critical. Serves 8.

berries are 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar (I used white balsamic.) A few cranks of black pepper or a large pinch 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract Whipping cream or ice cream

The biscuits

Heat the oven up to 425 degrees. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and lemon zest until fluffy and well mixed. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or with two forks or the old fashion way, my favorite, with your fingers. (Hopefully you washed your hands first.) When the butter is fairly well incorporated, add the cream and mix till just barely blended. (BTW, this first step can be done in a flash with the food processor. Just mix the dry ingredients with a few pulses, then add the butter and pulse until the butter

1-1/2 cups of unbleached organic flour 1/2 cup of cornmeal, Fine ground 5 tablespoons of organic sugar 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/4 teaspoons of salt The zest of one lemon 1/2 cup (1 stick) of chilled butter, cut into small pieces 1 cup of half and half 1 large egg, beaten

The strawberries

2 pounds of organic strawberries, washed and sliced A few tablespoons of sugar, depending on how sweet the

is just starting to mix in, then add the cream and pulse till barely mixed.) Turn you dough out on floured work surface and gather into a ball then flatten out into a rough 8 x 5 inch rectangle about 1-1/4 inches thick. Don’t overwork the dough or it gets tough. Cut the dough into squares to make eight biscuits. Put the biscuits onto a lightly greased baking sheet and chill for 20 minutes. Brush the top of the biscuits with the beaten egg and sprinkle with some sugar. Tuck in the oven to bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack to await their grand moment. (This step can be done a day ahead of time.) Gently mix your lovely fresh red ripe strawberries

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the strawberries growing in the new world. Not surprisingly, the strawberry is woven through many Native American tales as the berry that brings peace to the home and village with its bright color and sweetness. They would take the wild strawberries and mash then up, add cornmeal and cook them on the fire. (Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the ancestor of the strawberry shortcake.) The settlers waxed poetically about these humble cakes. Those Native American’s were no dummies as strawberries are a super valuable source of antioxidants. In fact they are rated third highest in antioxidants out of all foods with blackberries and walnuts in first and second place. Strawberries are also turning out to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and actually help regulate blood sugar instead of spike it. (That has the nutrition geeks furiously researching.) So, if you have diabetes, you can regularly enjoy this delight.

Free Movie Screenings of ‘A Place at the Table’ set June 2, 3 & 4 throughout Tillamook County

One simple goal – good food for all, brought together over twenty individuals representing organizations from north, central and south Tillamook County at the beginning of 2014. The common thread throughout the Actor Jeff Bridges stars in the film “A Place at the Table.” Courtesy photo group was a connection to change how you look at food Jacobson and Lori Silverbush food (besides requiring it for and the hungry, and launch examine this issue through sustenance) from growing it the lens of three Americans to providing it to the commu- a local movement toward nity. Tillamook County Good building a strong community who struggle daily with food system. Opportunities this issue, interwoven with Food For All is identifying to view the film will be avail- insights from experts and projects to increase available throughout Tillamook the ordinary citizens and ability and access to local activists who are working to foods while building a strong County – on June 2 at Tillamook High School’s Don improve the lives of others. sustainable community food Whitney Auditorium; June The film reveals the serious system. An important first 3 at Nestucca High School; economic, social and cultural step it was determined was and June 4 at the Hoffman implications hunger poses for education and outreach – Center in Manzanita. Each our nation and the systemic building awareness of local of the movie screenings will issues that cause inequality foods and food issues. begin at 6:30 p.m., folof access to healthy food. Fifty million Americans lowed by a brief This movie provides insight – one in four presentation by into these same problems children – don’t Sharon Thornright here in our backyards know where berry, Oregon – over 60 percent of schooltheir next meal Food Bank’s aged students qualify for the is coming from. Community free/reduced lunch program “A Place at the Food Systems in Tillamook County. SomeTable” tells the Manager, who times, that is the only meal powerful stories wrote a chapter these kids receive, and there of three such in the book, are many more people in the Americans, who “A Place at the county struggling to provide maintain their Table,” upon nutritious food for their dignity even as which the movie family. they struggle just is based. In the spirit of providing to eat. In a rivetIf the food to the hungry, canned ing journey that statistics are shocking, it’s food donations will be gladly will change forever how you because the stigma of hunger accepted at each of the free think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how in American society has kept screenings. Free snacks and it hidden. Your neighbors, refreshments will also be the issue could be solved friends, coworkers could be available. forever, once the American food insecure and you would For more information public decides that ending about Tillamook County hunger is in the best interests never know because people are too ashamed to talk about Good Food For All and the of us all. it. How is it possible for a movie screening of “A Place “If another nation was nation with so much food to at the Table,” contact Melissa doing this to our children, have so much hunger? Carlson-Swanson, TCGFFA we’d be at war,” said one of Participant Media, the Facilitator, (503) 842-3154, the film’s stars, Jeff Bridges, entertainment company ext. 1; or Laura Swanson, founder of the End Hunger responsible for issue-based, TCGFFA Education/OutNetwork. “And it doesn’t acclaimed documentaries, reach Coordinator, (503) have to be that way.” turns its attention to the crisis 939-5416. Tillamook County Good of hunger in America today For more inforamtion, Food For All is offering free with “A Place at the Table.” visit screenings of this powerful aplaceatthetable. call-to-action movie that will Director/Producers Kristi

with the sugar, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and vanilla. Let them set for about 30 minutes to marry the flavors. (You can whip your whip cream up here with a dash of balsamic vinegar, a couple tablespoons of sugar and some lemon zest.) Cut the biscuits in half and serve the strawberries spooned in the middle with whip cream. Place the top of the biscuit teetering on top and a dollop of whip cream. Sprinkle a wee bit of black pepper on the whip cream for beauty. Then, doOregonian the “Happy1x1 strawH20918 092111:Lay berry dance.”


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WWII veteran off to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flight By Dave Fisher The Citizen

World War II veteran and Manzanita resident Owen Nicholson will be on his way to Washington, D.C. this coming week aboard an Honor Flight to visit the nation’s war memorials. Several months ago, Nicholson learned about the program for WWII veterans and applied to be on one of the flights. Honor Flight is an organization that hosts WWII veterans on expense-paid trips to see their war memorial. “I was having dinner out with my wife about a year

ago when a couple noticed my WWII service cap I had on and brought up the subject of Honor Flights,” said Nicholson. “I had donated money towards the construction of the WWII memorial, but have never to see it once it was finished.” That’s about to change for 89-year-old veteran, who said his wife, Ann, encouraged him to “go for it.” Nicholson’s only lament is he won’t be able to go with a good friend, another WWII veteran, who lives in Portland and was also accepted. Turns out, Honor Flight has more than one office in Oregon and Nicholson and

his friend, because of where they lived, made their applications to different places. As a result, Nicholson, who received notification of his impending trip in early May, will visit the WWII memorial three months before his friend. “We both decided we better go while we have the chance,” said Nicholson, noting that he and his friend aren’t getting any younger. Nicholson spends June 1 in Portland at the Shilo Inn at Portland airport and flies out the following day, returning on Wednesday, June 4. Lodging and meals, along with the flight, are provided for at no

World War II veteran Owen Nicholson heads to Washington, D.C. this coming week aboard an Honor Flight with fellow WWII veterans to visit the memorial in their honor. Says Nicholson, it will be his first time visiting the memorial.

cost to veterans. “I’m quite fortunate and I am sure there are a lot of other WWII veterans that would like to go,” Nicholson noted.

Aside from visiting the WWII memorial, perhaps the real highlight of the trip will be bunking together with another veteran, as Honor Flight policy is two to a

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