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NESKOWIN VALLEY SCHOOL’S 37th annual Harvest Festival, the school’s largest fundraiser of the year, to return Saturday, Oct. 5 with artisan vendors, bakery cafe, cider press, music and auction.


‘Friday Night Lights’ to shine brighter at Nestucca High


hen the Nestucca two facilities. Bobcat faithful Work on the congregate for the project began on school’s annual Homecoming Aug. 28 when workfootball contest on Friday, Oct. ers examined the site 4, the lights will shine a little and began looking at bit brighter on the celebration. where the new poles The more intense Friday would be located. night lights will be thanks to Following that, the the installation of a new stadistrict’s maintenance dium lighting system, made crew trenched across possible via a portion of the the field for underPhoto by Tim Hirsch funds from the sale of what ground power and CREWS from Tillamook PUD work on hooking up power for a new once housed Beaver Middle a power shed was lighting system for the football field at Nestucca Valley Jr./Sr. High School as well as in-kind installed, which TPUD School in Cloverdale. contributions from Tillamook hooked up the week the current poles is we would have to PUD. of Sept. 16-20. have someone literally climb them like a The total cost of the project is The following week, TPUD removed tree to get all the way up there to work on all old poles. That work included mov$278,000, a figure that does not include them — and that’s a little bit scary.” TPUD’s in-kind work. Winning the dising a pole that has contained an osprey Due to this fact, bulbs have not been trict’s request for proposal for the project nest since last spring, which, due to its replaced each year as is recommended, was Musco Lighting, whose subcontraclocation near the high jump pit, caused Wharton said, noting the district has tor, Lightworks Electric, is doing the safety concerns as the sticks the birds delayed replacing lights in part because install work. used in crafting the nest were deemed they were anticipating the upgrade. “Much thanks needs to go to Tillalarge enough to cause injury. She also estimates that the new mook PUD,” said Nestucca Valley School That same week, the wiring will be lights, which will feature LED technolDistrict Superintendent Misty Wharton. installed, concrete for the poles poured ogy and need only four poles, will be “at “They are helping to remove all of the and poles set in place. least 50 percent brighter” and says that existing poles (and) all of the existing “By Thursday, (Oct. 3), everything they will provide energy savings. Another will be pretty much hooked up,” Richwire. They’ve felled some trees so that benefit of the new system will be that all we can relocate our power source up on wine said. “The idea is that on the 4th (of wiring will be installed underground. the field. They’re just all around a good October), we will unveil the new lights.” “We’ve been wanting to do it for partner.” You can count Bill Hagerty, who years, but knew there was a pretty large “The only thing we’re paying PUD helped put up the original lights in 1959 dollar sign associated with it,” Wharton for is the installation of new service,” and is a current NVSD board member, as said. “With the sale of the Beaver buildadded Ken Richwine, principal of Nesamongst those happy to see the upgrade. ing we had the capital, so it seemed like tucca Jr.-Sr. High School. “It will be neat. They are supposed the right time to do it.” Wharton said the project was identito be more economical and put out a lot She also emphasized that the money better light,” he said. “It will be a great fied as a priority due to the age and confrom the Beaver building, per the original improvement. Hopefully, we’ll get a lot dition of the original poles, which were bond agreement, must be used for capiinstalled in 1959. more people coming up to watch football “One of the most difficult things with tal improvements at the school’s other games.”

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‘Roktoberfest’ to Pour It On

Pacific City’s renamed Oktoberfest celebration to feature German-themed festivities on Oct. 5 By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun hat do you get when you take a menu full of authentic German cuisine, a full slate of Bavarian music and entertainment and a locale that’s home of one of the most iconic spots on the Oregon Coast? That must be the recipe for Pacific City’s reimagined Oktoberfest celebration, which for the first time in its four-year run, has been renamed “Roktoberfest” in honor of Haystack Rock. This year, the Germanthemed celebration will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, with not one, but two events. Roktoberfest will run noon-6 p.m. with German-themed food, music and a beer garden. It will be followed by a live music event featuring the tribute band The Avett Others, 7-9 p.m. As has been the tradition for the event, a lineup of regional breweries will give patrons the chance to sample a variety of beer. This year’s event will feature Boneyard, Buoy, Fort George, Georgetown, Migration, Nectar Creek, Pelican, pFriem, and Rogue. Wine and 2 Towns Cider will be options for those that aren’t beer drinkers. Photos by Tim Hirsch Entertainment during the ROKTOBERFEST will take over the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 German-themed celebration will Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City, on Saturday, Oct. 5. The fourth annual include the Bavarian sounds of event will run from noon-6 p.m. and include German-themed food, live pianist Brenna Sage, together with music, and a beer garden. Later in the evening, at a separate but related accordionist Dick Anderson and event, The Avett Others will play live music at KCC from 7-9 p.m. his son Todd, who plays bass and tuba. As well, DJ Charles Wayne will take his turn piping out tunes to keep the party going. Also on the slate will be a performance by the Oregon Coast Dance Center. In addition, kids events will be held from noon-3 p.m. German fare will feature the cooking talents of the Oar House Bar & Grill, who will be crafting a menu of beer brauts, German sausages, spaetzel, potato salad, saukerkraut, and pretzels. For desert, MegPie’s Bakery & Café will be serving up strudel. There will also be a variety of merchandise and excursions up for grabs at both a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets to the raffle are $1 each or six for $5. Admission into Roktoberfest is $20 and will include an event pint glass, four taster tickets, two raffle tickets and a $5 off coupon for entry into The Avett Others concert. Admission to the concert is $15 and will inROKTOBERFEST’S beer garden will feature offerclude complimentary food. There will also be beer and ings from Boneyard, Buoy, Fort George, Georgetown, wine available at the concert. Migration, Nectar Creek, Pelican, pFriem and Rogue For more information about Roktoberfest and the breweries. Wine and 2 Towns Cider will also be availsubsequent The Avett Others concert, call Kiawanda able. Community Center at 503-965-7900.


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TALKBACK In defense of ‘Ezra’ the Thrift Store cat To the Editor: I appreciate the Library Club Board’s work on behalf of the community, but evicting Ezra?! Really?  Apparently, Ezra’s presence at the Thrift Store was approved by a previous Library Club Board. In my humble opinion, he is a major asset to the store. He literally gives people a warm and fuzzy feeling when they are at the store...inside or outside. Happy customers are more likely to buy, or donate as the case may be. In a recent email I received from Helen Pangelian (Library Club Member), it was said that Ezra is not a happy cat. The evidence given is that one can hear him “screaming” when closed inside. Helen characterizes this vocalization as “screaming for help.” I find this argument disingenuous at best...and crafted to support a position that simply doesn’t make sense on its face. If a cat is angry or resistant to a living arrangement, s/he will escape at the first opportunity and not return or be captured again. Clearly, this is not Ezra’s state of mind. He may be vocal, usually more of a personality trait, but if he were indeed miserable, as Helen is suggesting, he would not return to the store where he is loved, fed, and fawned over. Ezra appears as content as he could possibly be. There are myriad examples of cats in stores and business offices. Can there be some insurmountable problem that has not been resolved elsewhere?  If we are concerned about allergies can’t that issue be addressed by posting a sign on the door... “Ezra the Cat in Residence. If you have allergies or a fear of domestic house cats... enter at your own risk.” I don’t know what the real issues are here, but, if the decision to evict Ezra is not reversed, I think this is a public relations “fail” on the part of the Library Club Board. The worst thing is that it takes Ezra away from a loving and caring living situation. Who knows what the future would hold? Let’s not forget...Ezra chose this is not being forced upon him. Anne Price Pacific City

Library board member clarifies cat decision To the Editor: Addressing the issue of the Thrift Shop cat and the Library Club Board of Directors, the request was not a mandated “eviction notice.” The request asking to have the well-being of the cat evaluated, based on that evaluation decide within 30 days. Concerns were

EZRA, the Thrift Store cat, is at the center of a controversy at the South Tillamook County Library Club’s thrift shop in Pacific City. The STCLC’s board of directors is evaluating whether to allow the cat to remain a resident in the thrift store or not. related to the customers well-being — not an attempt to usurp anyone’s powers, or jurisdiction. There was no malicious intent. Why would the board even deal with something like the cat? That is a good question. There is no good answer. It was a mistake. We all make them. Hurtful, sometimes slanderous, comments in emails and letters is uncalled for. The result, resignations from the board because of it and the embarrassment these emails and letters have caused. Justified? It would have been better for the board to have been challenged privately and asked to reconsider rather than to put forth a myriad of insults. It’s disappointing that a “lynching party” be sent out to get these people — the board — over a matter that could have been easily resolved. Board members are volunteers that have made a commitment to serve the community in the stewardship of a valuable community asset. I applaud these people for their service, not condemn them. It is difficult to get people to make a commitment to volunteer. Let somebody else do it. Go to the library and the bookshelves are orderly, the building in and out, the restrooms, are all clean. The landscaping is well cared for, along with the electricity and water somehow that gets done. It’s magic. The library belongs to the members, but only a few members show any interest. Few to none members (are) in attendance at the regular meetings, which are held specifically for the members. Also, the board meetings are open to all public. The board meeting is the members opportunity to have their say rather than injudicious emails and letters. Change is made by getting involved. If any of the members who responded to the cat saga were at that board meeting, then this would not have happened. Richard Potempa Pacific City

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news&community Reach the Beach bicycle ride to return in 2020 The American Lung Association of Oregon has reportedly come to an agreement with leaders from Tillamook County in a plan to keep the finish line of the 2020 Reach the Beach in Pacific City. During a Sept. 18 meeting which featured representatives from ALAO and the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, as well as Tillamook County Sheriff Jim Horton, Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District Chief Jim Oeder, and Tillamook County Commissioner David Yamamoto, it was decided that the ride, which is the largest fundraiser for ALAO, would once again finish at Cape Kiwanda next year, but be routed via Resort Drive, the Woods Bridge and Sand Lake Road rather than by traveling Brooten Road through Pacific City’s downtown core. The change came about following a series of meetings held by the Chamber, which hosted an online survey that showed some reticence from both business members and Chamber members regarding the ride finishing in Pacific City. “(ALAO representatives) made a strong, powerful case that they’re so far down the road that it would be really difficult to change (the finish location) for 2020,” said Doug Olson, who was representing the Chamber along with PCNV Chamber President Susan Amort. Olson said that officials also discussed past problems with flaggers directing traffic and got assurances

from ALAO that traffic control services would be improved. “The meeting went well,” said Cathy Gidley, executive director of ALAO. “I think (the plan) addresses the issues that were brought up in the survey and at the Chamber meeting. (The plan) completely bypasses all the businesses that were affected, and we feel like it’s a great answer to those issues. We’re looking forward to working with the local community and having a wonderful 30th anniversary event and again finishing in Pacific City. We appreciated the (chance) to be at the same table and work through the issues.” “Moving the bikes out of (the downtown) area should help relieve how the traffic flows,” Oeder told the Sun. He added that the success of the plan will be reviewed immediately following next year’s event to determine if the changes sufficiently addressed concerns of Pacific City businesses and residents. “It was a very good meeting,” said Horton. “I think (ALAO) was able to address all of our concerns from a safety standpoint. I thought it was very positive.” The plan, though, does face one hurdle. ODOT will have to approve the change from turning left on Highway 101 to Brooten Road to turning left onto Resort Drive. But noting that either way bicycle traffic would have to cross the highway, Horton said he didn’t think it would be a major issue getting the change approved.

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FARMER CREEK BRIDGE is slated to be replaced during a planned project that will also include realigning and widening the road to improve line-of-sight distance from Farmer Creek Bridge on Hwy. 101 south of Beaver.

Farmer Creek Bridge replacement in the works A project that will replace the Farmer Creek Bridge on U.S. 101 south of Beaver and realign a section of the highway is in the works. In addition to building a new bridge, the project includes the realignment and widening of the road to improve line-ofsight distance from Farmer Creek Road, new guardrails, striping and traffic signs and improvements to the wayside. In order to minimize delays and maintain traffic lanes in both directions, the project will be done in stages. At times, traffic control will require 24-hour flagging with pilot cars. When this is necessary, travelers can expect up to 20-minute delays. Project staging will include temporary widening of the road, constructing most of the new bridge, realigning traffic on to the new (partial) structure, demolition of the old bridge, reconstructing the

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stream channel and completion of the new bridge. The Farmer Creek Wayside and Boat Launch just southeast of the bridge will be closed during reconstruction of the wayside. Alternative boat launches are located at the First Bridge Launch near Beaver and the Three Rivers Boat Ramp to the south of the project. The closure dates will be posted at the wayside. According to ODOT, the bridge is currently more than 50 years old and its timber deck is in poor condition. The scheduled completion of the $4.3 million project is fall 2020. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, is available and identified through or around work zones. Motorists can visit or call 511 for up-to-date information on the construction project’s impacts on traffic flow.

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BEAVER COMMUNITY CHURCH, 24675 Hwy. 101 S., Beaver. 503-398-5508. E-mail: A nondenominational Bible-believing church that loves families. Weekly Sunday School all ages, 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; High School Youth Group, 6 p.m. BLAINE COMMUNITY CHURCH, located six miles up the Nestucca River from Beaver, (503) 9656368. Sunday School at 10 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. Weekly Bible studies at various locations. CLOVERDALE BAPTIST CHURCH, 34464 Bridge Street, Cloverdale. 503-392-3104. Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer at 7 p.m. COUNTRYSIDE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 19005 Hwy. 101 S., Cloverdale. 503-398-5454. Sunday school 9:45, Sunday worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. HEALING WATERS BIBLE CHURCH 5 miles south of Cloverdale on Hwy 101, 503-3549322. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Pentecostal worship service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting at 10 a.m. HEBO CHRISTIAN CENTER, 31350 Hwy. 101 S, Hebo. 503-392-3585. Sunday school 9:15 a.m., Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday night 6:30 p.m. NESTUCCA VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 35305 Brooten Road, Pacific City OR (503) 9656229. 10 a.m. Worship; Friday 10 a.m. Bible Study. NESTUCCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 38000 Hwy 101, Cloverdale, (3 miles north of Pacific City) 503-392-4111. Pastor Greg Brothers. Services Saturday 9:30 a.m.-noon. Fellowship Dinner every week following services. All visitors welcome. PACIFIC COAST BIBLE CHURCH, 35220 Brooten Road, Pacific City. 503-965-7222/503-8121106.  E-mail: A Bible-believing/Christ-centered Church. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer meeting 7 p.m. Youth group 4 p.m. on alternating Sundays. Also Weekly Bible Studies. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 34560 Parkway Drive, Cloverdale. 503-392-3685. Weekend mass: Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. WINEMA CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 5195 WiNeMa Road, Cloverdale, OR. E-mail: info@ Proclaiming the Word of God in the historic Chapel on WiNeMa Camp Campus. Sunday Worship at 10:45 a.m. with Bible School at 9:30 a.m.

Harvest Festival to bring music, baked goods, auction and more to NVS on Oct. 5


he bounty of the autumn harvest will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 5, when Neskowin Valley School hosts its 37th annual Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with a day full of seasonal treats, activities, live music and more. Held on the school’s grounds at 10005 Slab Creek Rd., just south of Neskowin, the event will feature an outdoor market where local farmers and artisans will be onsite offering produce, fresh-pressed apple cider, and artisan crafts. Food will be available for purchase at the Slab Creek Grill and the Bakery Cafe. Attendees will be able to dine on meals of tacos and taco bowls at the grill and satisfy their sweet tooth at the bakery café where they can enjoy sugary temptations such as cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bread, scones, caramel apples and more. As well, craft beer provided by Beachcrest Brewing Company, Rusty Truck Brewing and Pelican Brewing will be poured in the beer garden. There will also be a wine table, where attendees can sample a variety of wines. The school hopes to raise between $25,000 and $30,000 during the event, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for NVS. Funds raised help keep tuition affordable. “This is a chance for parents to help support the school,” said NVS head of school Jon Paxman. “We’re a small independent school. (This fundraiser) really helps keep tuition low and promote our theme of art and ecology.” An important aspect of the fundraiser is the event’s silent auction, which will include more than 100 items donated by local businesses. Open all day, the auction will feature in excess of $10,000 worth of items. Amongst the selections being auctioned off will be excursions, gift cards, tickets to sporting events, general merchandise, wine, and fine art. Children, too, can join in the fun with a variety of activities and field games planned — including a garden tea party, children’s arts and crafts, face painting and more. And with music on tap all day long, they’ll be plenty of tunes to set the mood. The slate of music includes Jon Paxman (10-10:30 a.m.), Carolina (10:45-11:30 a.m.), George Thompson & Tom Tucker (noon-12:45 p.m.), NVS Ukulele Kids (12:45-1 p.m.), Donna and the Side Effects (1:30-2:30 p.m.), ZuhG Trio (2:45-4 p.m.), and a “special guest” (4:15-5:30 p.m.).

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NESKOWIN VALLEY SCHOOL will host its 37th annual Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 5 at its location at 10005 Slab Creek Rd. in Neskowin. Planned activities and events include a fresh apple cider press, above, Bakery Cafe, at left, silent auction, below left, and children’s activities, below. Other offerings include live music throughout the day, a beer garden, wine table, and vendors including artisans and local farmers selling fresh produce. The event is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps to keep tuition for the independent kindergarten through sixth grade school affordable.


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A live auction featuring gift baskets put together by each NVS classroom will take place at 1 p.m. “We’ve received overwhelming support from many local businesses to possibly make this our best fundraising event yet,” said Neskowin parent Beth Venti. “Kiwanda Coastal Properties, Bros & Hoes Landscaping, Vacasa, Chris Dragoo Realtor with Rob Trost Real Estate, Oregon Coast Bank, Beachcrest Brewing Company, Pelican

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SOLVE VOLUNTEERS worked together on Saturday, Sept. 21 to collect an estimated 28,261 pounds of trash and marine debris from Oregon’s beaches, parks, waterways, urban spaces and natural areas. Above, volunteers pick up debris at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area in Pacific City.

Sprucing up the Shore Over 28,000 pounds of litter removed by SOLVE volunteers Beaches at Cape Kiwanda and Neskowin were amongst more than 140 project sites throughout Oregon that hosted more than 5,500 volunteers who worked on Saturday, Sept. 21, to help take care of Oregon as part of the annual SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery. This year, an estimated 28,261 pounds of trash and marine debris were collected from beaches, parks, waterways, urban spaces and natural areas across the state. Beach cleanups took place along the entire Oregon Coast, from Astoria to Brookings, attracting thousands of visitors and locals alike to aid in the fight against marine debris. The most common items found during the event were tiny plastic pieces, cigarette butts, discarded fishing rope, glass, and plastic bottles. According to SOLVE, the success of the Beach & Riverside Cleanup is due in large part to dedicated project leaders, beach captains, the garbage and recycling companies that donate their services, the thousands of volun-

teers who donate their time and energy and the event’s presenting sponsor, the Oregon Lottery. “It amazes me just how many people come out to clean up Oregon each year during SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup. It makes me proud to say I am an Oregonian, and to belong to such a caring community” says SOLVE’s CEO, Kris Carico. “If it weren’t for the volunteers, project leaders, beach captains, and sponsors who are willing to step up and get the work done, none of this progress would be possible.” SOLVE is a statewide non-profit organization that brings Oregonians together to improve the state’s environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Since 1969, the organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model for volunteer action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains volunteers of all ages across Oregon to clean and restore neighborhoods and natural areas, and to build a legacy of stewardship for the state. For more information, visit

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The Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion on wayfinding signage in South Tillamook County during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, starting at noon at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. During the discussion, Nan Devlin, executive director of Tillamook Coast Visitors Association, will be seeking feedback from both residents and busi-

ness owners on what signage should say and where it should be placed. The Chamber will also hold a discussion on the possibility of reducing the speed limit on Brooten Road. Reports from elected officials and local agencies are also expected to be on the agenda. For more information about the PCNV Chamber of Commerce, visit

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Lions focus on students’ eyesight

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MEMBERS OF THE NESTUCCA VALLEY LIONS CLUB volunteered their time to conduct a free eye screening at Nestucca Valley Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 19. Supported by the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, the screening served approximately 250 students. For more information about the program, visit

Nestucca Fire inches closer to adding levy-funded staffing Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District’s search for candidates to fill six firefighter positions that were created by a five-year, $4.007 million operating levy that voters passed last May has reached another milestone. Twenty candidates passed the initial testing requirements, which included passing a National Testing Institute test and a combat and physical ability test, as well as producing certifications that include Firefighter 1, Emergency Medical Technician, and Hazardous Material Operation and Awareness. The candidates have been ranked according to where they scored on the NTI test and next will be asked to answer questions from a panel that will be comprised of firefighter volunteers, Nestucca Fire board members and community

members. The panel will be querying the applicants on Oct. 19 and 20. Interviews with Fire Chief Jim Oeder and Deputy Chief Mickey Hays will follow on Oct. 24 and then the district’s Civil Service Board will ratify the selections. Oeder told the Sun that it’s his hope to have the board both ratify the six preferred applicants as well as a list of six more should openings happen down the line. Once six candidates accept employment offers, the district will do background and reference checks. The planned start date for the new firefighters is Dec. 2. “(We) feel pretty good about the list of (applicants),” Oeder said. “There’s some really good, quality candidates for the positions.”

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THE YING QUARTET will open the 2019-20 season of the Neskowin Chamber Music series on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma. Pictured l-r are Janet Ying, Phillip Ying, Robin Scott, and David Ying.

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eskowin Chamber Music opens its 26th season The Ying’s Oct. 13 performance will be followed by on Sunday, Oct. 13 with a concert by the Ying six more Chamber Music concerts during the 2019-20 Quartet. The ensemble, now in its third deseason by performers from all over the globe. cade, consists of brothers Phillip Ying (viola) and David “It’s a unique music series because these very faYing (cello) and their sister, Janet Ying (violin). Robin mous people from all over the world come to our small Scott (violin) is its fourth member. area on the Pacific Coast,” says organizer Frances MeThe quartet came to prominence in the early 1990s dacy. “All of the groups who are performing this season when they first performed in the small farm town of Je- are extraordinary groups.” sup, Iowa, population 2000, paid for by a National EnShe says that the acoustics afforded at the series’ dowment for the Arts grant. There, small concert hall — as well as its in front of audiences of six or 600, intimate setting — are amongst the they played in homes, schools, reasons for the continued success of churches, and even banks. They the concert series. say their goal —then and now — is “The venue has absolutely perto make music an integral part fect acoustics,” she said. “All of our of community life. The quartet performers are genuinely astounded considers its time in Jesup as the at the acoustics at the hall.” foundation for its current life and The Borealis Wind Quartet (Nov. goals. From this beginning, the 3) players use an oboe, flute, basYing Quartet now performs in soon, clarinet, and horn to present a venues throughout the world. mix of classical pieces, opera arias, Photo courtesy of the Miro Quartet Along with a full season of and works for piano and winds. They THE MIRO QUARTET will play a concert performances, the Yings were nominated for a Grammy in Neskowin Chamber Music concert have a busy recording schedule. 2008. on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. It also commissions new works The Gould Piano Trio with clarithrough its LifeMusic project, created in response to netist Robert Plane (Jan. 19, 2020) got its start 25 years their goal of expanding the string quartet repertoire. ago in Australia and has toured extensively throughout They are quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of the world in the years since, both performing and conMusic in Rochester, New York and were ensemble-inducting master classes in the U.S. and overseas. residence at the Bowdoin International Music Festival The Miro Quartet (Feb, 9, 2020) has appeared from 2001 to 2008. As well, they were Blodgett artistsin venues around the world in its 25 years of perforin-residence at Harvard. mances. Based in Austin, Texas, the group specializes Philip Ying has performed across the U.S., Europe, in finding new ways to explain the tradition of classical and Asia. He is a recipient of the Naumburg Award for music to all types of audiences. Chamber Music and has won a Grammy for a collabThe Alexander String Quartet (March 1, 2020), orative recording with the Turtle Island String Quartet. formed in 1981, gained early fame as the first AmeriHe is a graduate of Harvard, the New England Consercan quartet to win the London International String vatory, and the Eastman School of Music. Quartet Competition. Since then, the ensemble has David Ying has joined his siblings in concert played throughout the U.S. and Europe, noted for their venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. interpretation of the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Their appearances have varied from the White House Shostakovich. to correctional institutions to business schools and William Howard (April 5, 2020) is considered one hospitals. He began performing at Eastman as a teenof Britain’s leading pianists. He has appeared in more ager with his own piano trio. than 40 countries as a soloist, chamber musician, and Janet Ying is a founding member of the quartet, instrumentalist. He founded the Shubert Ensemble in which was among the first group to be awarded the 1983 and played with that organization during its 35NEA grant to live and perform in a rural area. That year existence. grant started her quest to make music an integral part The Vieness Duo Piano (May 17, 2020) will bring of communities not usually exposed to classical music. something new to Neskowin audiences. “One piano, It was work that also brought her a Naumburg Award. four hands” will present German pianist Eva SchaumRobin Scott is a soloist, chamber musician, and kell and Indian-American pianist Vijay Venkatesh playconcertmaster, winning prizes in the Yehudi Menuhin ing one piano. Both have won many competitions and Violin Competition and the Stulberg International various fellowships and awards. String Competition. He has soloed with the MinneSeason tickets for Neskowin Chamber Music are sota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. $110; single tickets are $25. For more information, visit He holds a bachelor’s degree from the New England or call 503-965-6499. Conservatory and an Artist Diploma from Indiana Concerts begin at 3 p. m. at Camp Winema, three University. miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101. Page 10 • Pacific City SUN • September 27, 2019

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he 21st annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic & Brewfest is in the books — and, as a fundraiser for a planned skate park in Pacific City, it was one for the record books. Alhough exact numbers weren’t available at press time, organizer Jeff Mollencop, of Moment Surf Co., said he expects the event, which was held Sept. 14-15, will have raised approximately $30,000 by the time all is said and done. For comparison, the event, beginning with when the Brewfest was added, has a history of raising approximately $15,000 a year. The contest itself was treated to good conditions, which Mollencop said not only made for a great competition but helped in the success of the Brewfest. “The Brewfest was busier than ever,” Mollencop said. “I can never express gratitude enough for the Pelican for how great they’ve been to work with and for donating all the beer and running the Brewfest.” The event’s success as a fundraiser was also owed to its newest addition — Coastal Craft, a surfboard shaping event that was held on Sunday. Mollencop said the new event helped raise additional funds via the auctioning off of the boards that were shaped as well drawing people in to watch the demonstrations and buy raffle tickets, beer and food. “People loved it,” Mollencop said. “It was really entertaining.” He also credited the silent auction, which he said was bigger than ever, as key to the larger amount raised this year. As for the surfing, Mollencop said he was thankful for the beautiful weather and fun surf on Saturday. Sunday, though, was a little different matter. “We woke up Sunday morning and it was pouring down rain and had gotten windy,” he said. “So, we delayed everything about an hour. We knew the incoming tide was going to help and the wind was supposed to die. And, by about 10 o’clock it was even better (surf) conditions than Saturday. We got really fortunate.” For their efforts, top competitors were recognized for their accomplish-

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ments. In order of finish, top three finishers in each category were: Walter Behrends, Campbell Behrends, Jonah Catt (Kids with Parent Division); Tober Kling, Haden McAlister, Harbur Green (Kids 12 & Under); Kai Huggin, Justin Buford, Mitch Palmer (13-17 Division); Max Cameron, Deklyn Wood, Cody Watten (18-29 Division); David Schiaffino, Brian Cramer,

COASTAL CRAFT, a surfboard shaping event held on Sept. 15 as part of the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Contest, attracted large crowds, as did the Brewfest on Sept. 14.

Justin Snodgrass (30-39 Division); Tor Rockness, Adam Marteeny, Jesse Sinclaire (40-49 Division); Rob Russo, Matt Flotho, Hollie Workman (50-59 Division); Pete Cochran, Ben Cockcroft, Paul Snodgrass (60-69 Division); Steve Warner, Paul Klarin (70 & Older Division); and Cathy Harding, Kelly Aldinger, Leslie Palotas (Women’s Division). “(The event) was great because Saturday was so gorgeous — the beach was packed, the brewfest was packed, and everybody was having such a good time,” Mollencop said. “On Sunday, during the final, it was such a blast because the surf was so good. There was still a ton of people there watching and participating in it. It seemed to be just as busy on Sunday as it was on Saturday (and) how well we did raising money is a reflection of that.” For more information about the event, visit capekiwandalongboardclassic. com.


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ATTENDEES at the Nestucca Valley Backpack Food Program fundraiser held Saturday, Sept. 14 were entertained by pianists Martin Hemens, at right, and Donna Jose, not pictured.

Fundraiser helps pay for student food program By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun

“We feel we are doing great with the elementary school,” she upporters and said. “They stay in volunteers of the one place. You can Nestucca Valdeliver their packs ley Backpack Program to them. They’re as gathered at a gala fundhappy as clams to raiser Saturday, Sept. 14 get it. We’re serving to raise money to fund them well.” the organization’s effort However, she to feed food insecure said the challenge children of the Nestucca REP. DAVID GOMBERG spoke at is greater at the Valley School District. the fundraiser about the imporjunior-senior high Together with donatance of providing weekend susteschool. She says tions from a mailing nance for food insecure youth in that’s because it’s and dollars from selling the Nestucca Valley School District. at that age some bean soup mixes, the students become effort earned more than $14,000. concerned with the stigma of needing The Nestucca Valley Backpack Food food. Their solution, which is now operatProgram is a community-sponsored ing as a “pilot program,” is to offer an nonprofit that provides nutritious, nonalternative distribution method for high perishable, easy-to-prepare food to food school students. insecure children of the Nestucca Valley “We’ve had two events so far, and School District. The organization works to participation so far has been high,” Rack ensure the students have enough food on said about the initial response to the pilot weekends and holidays when they can’t program. “Although it was a shock to our depend on school meals to avoid hunger. system to see that many kids taking stuff, The program’s goal is to provide reasonultimately, I think it’s going to make it ably healthy food that is easily managed possible for kids in need — and those are by children for each weekend during the the ones we’re trying to get to — to feel school year. The idea is that by providing comfortable (using the service).” kids with the nutrients they need when Also speaking at the event was NVSD they are away from school, students show Superintendent Misty Wharton, who also up on Monday morning healthy and stressed the need for the program. ready to learn. “Three out of four kids in our school The evening featured a variety of district are food insecure, and, so, as a fundraising elements, which included district, we’ve taken it very seriously,” ticket sales, a silent auction and a wine Wharton said. “We’ve qualified all of our pull, in which participants purchased a elementary so our entire K-6 crew gets numbered cork that corresponded with breakfast, lunch and a snack for free bean unrevealed bottle of wine they got to cause we’re that impoverished as a school. take home. It also provided a platform to not only But, then, on Friday, we send them home for two days and wonder what we’re going highlight the importance of the program to see come back on Monday. And that’s but to thank the volunteers and donors where this program steps in, and fills a that make it possible. Program coordinator Jo Rack thanked huge need because if kids are hungry, they can’t learn.” volunteers, fundraiser committee memShe also said she was encouraged bers, those donating event food and wine, about the pilot food club program at the leaders at the Nestucca Valley School junior-senior high school. District, and the community, too. And sharing his support of the pro“A lot of kids have received food they gram was Rep. David Gomberg (D-Otis). needed thanks to you all,” she said. “I’m so pleased to see all of you out Rack also explained the need for the here tonight,” he said. “I’m so grateful that food program. we’ve got the backpack program, (but) I’ve “Last year, 67 percent of the Nesalso got to say I’m so very, very sad that we tucca Valley School (District) qualified for need it.” free and reduced lunch,” she said. “That With donations from both the event means two-thirds (of the students) live and the mail-in campaign exceeding close to or below the poverty level. The $14,000 — and more trickling in, Rack national statistics suggest that a high says she’s confident the program will have percentage of these will be food insecure enough to meet its annual budget, which and the schools know that. They are faced with that every day. Last year, we averaged is approximately $15,000. Those wishing to contribute can send donations to: about 68 packs per week.” Nestucca Valley Backpack Food Program, She also took time to share the chalPO Box 793, Pacific City, OR 97135. lenges in serving those that need it.



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IN A SEPT. 21 DISCUSSION on a proposed Tsunami Hazardous Overlay Zone, held at Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District’s station in Hebo, Tillamook County Community Development Director Sarah Absher stressed that the overlay wouldn’t impact existing lots or developments. According to Community Development, it is “not the intent or purpose of this zone to require relocation of or otherwise regulate existing development within the Tsunami Hazard Overlay Zone,” but it’s intent is “to control, direct and encourage new development and redevelopment such that, over time, the community’s exposure to tsunami risk will be reduced.” The Tillamook County Planning Commission will take up the matter during a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., at Tillamook County Courthouse.

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For-profits must first get approval of the project, then are eligible for 50 percent reimbursement after satisfactory completion of the project and fulfilling grant reporting requirements. The grant applications are first reviewed for completeness and eligibility by the tourism executive director and tourism grants administrator. If eligibility is questionable, legal counsel is consulted. Eligible applications are then reviewed and scored according to the grant criteria (found in the grant application), and then ranked and approved by the Tillamook Coast Visitors Association 11-member board. This is the fifth year in a row that $100,000 in grant funding has been made available to community organizations and businesses involved in tourism. Visit Tillamook Coast has awarded a total of $420,000 to date in grants. Projects range from digital marketing campaigns, rack cards, websites and videos to walking maps, event marketing, tradeshow needs, media campaigns and print advertising. For more information, contact grants administrator Amy Blackburn at 503-8422672 or

diningguide DORYLAND PIZZA, CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-6299. Fun, family atmosphere with four televisions and a big screen plasma TV to enjoy sporting events or your favorite shows. Established from the remodeled Pacific City Boat Works building built in the 1960s, Doryland retained the nautical atmosphere with its solid wood planked floors, brass accents and original charm. They added great pizza, sandwiches, salad bar, beer & wine, and video games.

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Tillamook Coast Visitors Association (dba Visit Tillamook Coast), the destination marketing organization for Tillamook County, has announced the availability of $100,000 in tourism marketing and promotions grant funding for the 2020 calendar year. Application forms can be downloaded at The deadline for submission is Dec. 2. Those organizations and businesses awarded grant funding will be notified in midJanuary, 2020. Nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations, as well as for-profit businesses involved in tourism activities, are eligible for the grants. Up to $10,000 can be awarded for a tourism marketing and promotion project or event. Applicants focusing on shoulder season activities (late September through late May) are given priority in scoring of their application. Nonprofits and not-for-profits are awarded 50 percent after approval of the project, and receive the remaining 50 percent after satisfactory completion of the project and fulfilling grant reporting requirements.

SPORTSMAN’S PUB-N-GRUB, 34975 BROOTEN ROAD, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-9991. Dating back to 1947 the original Sportsman’s Tavern was the only local watering hole and meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. It was the place people called for weather, fishing and news of locals as it had the only pay phone at the time. Things haven’t changed much — today the Sportsman’s is still a favorite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. Although now food is a great attraction with locally

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caught fish from Sea Q Fish featuring dory fresh lingcod and sea bass prepared at the Sportsman’s is being hailed as the best fish and chips anywhere. The fresh oysters from Oregon Oyster Farm located on Yaquina Bay have a huge local following and are delivered fresh every Friday. Come try some great grub at great prices and rub elbows with the locals. STIMULUS BAKERY + COFFEE, 33105 CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-9654661. Proudly serving delicious Flag & Wire coffee roasted in McMinnville Oregon. Stop in and enjoy our bakery serving up fresh breads, treats, granola, and more every day. Try our beach buns, cinnamon bliss, or a savory veggie quiche! Light lunch options are available as well as an assortment of juices and sodas. Recently remodeled in 2017 with a fantastic ocean view and patio seating! THE RIVERHOUSE NESTUCCA, 34450 BROOTEN RD., PACIFIC CITY. 503-483-1255. After years of shuttered doors, the iconic Riverhouse is back serving seasonal seafoods, spirits & more. Reimagined, The Riverhouse Nestucca is digging in with locally sourced Lingcod, Rockfish and Salmon. They’re also serving up fresh clams and oysters from Netarts Bay and locally foraged mushrooms from Nestucca’s backyard. Enjoy the restaurant’s casual fine dining with a menu that is moderately priced and extremely well rounded. Pair your foods with a local pinot noir or signature cocktail. The Riverhouse Nestucca is perfect for every occasion. Visit for current hours and to make reservations. Come be a part of something special! The Dining Guide is an advertiser-supported section of the Sun. For more information, call 503-801-5221

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VTC staff to offer training sessions for front-line employees The staff of Tillamook Coast Visitors Association (dba Visit Tillamook Coast), the destination marketing organization for Tillamook County, is now officially certified as trainers for the internationally recognized Guest Service Gold® program. The training program is developed by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, and supported in Oregon by Travel Oregon and the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association Education Foundation, and on the coast by Oregon Coast Visitors Association. “Our staff believes in building a welcoming hospitality culture throughout the county,” said Nan Devlin, executive director of Visit Tillamook Coast (VTC). “You can travel to the most beautiful country in the world, stay in the nicest hotel, or eat at a famous restaurant, but if treated as if no one cares you’re there, you won’t go back. It’s happened to all of us. We want our customers and guests to have a memorable, local experience. It’s the most effective way to encourage return visits, which is the best way to invest in our businesses.” In January 2019, VTC led a training session funded by Oregon Coast Visitors Association for the Big Wave Café in

Manzanita. The café is now a designated Certified Guest Service Gold® Property. “As an owner and a chef, I can tell you that usually we say we are too busy to train or it is too expensive, but this training will pay for itself,” said Brian Williams, Big Wave Cafe. “The feedback from the team was off the charts and everyone found it to be time well spent.” In addition to the VTC staff (Nan Devlin, Amy Blackburn and Julie Hurliman), two general managers of Pelican Brewing, Carly Dye and Miranda Bosely, also gained certification as trainers. Ken Henson, director of food and beverage for Pelican Brewing, has been a Guest Service Gold trainer for more than two years, and was recently honored by the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association for having trained more front-line staff than any other trainer in Oregon. Visit Tillamook Coast plans to offer the Guest Service Gold® certification classes, which take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to complete, beginning in January. For more information about the program, go to To schedule a training session, contact Nan Devlin at 503-842-2672 or

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Jon Michael Walsh, 46, of Neskowin, Oregon, was recently sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and 10 years supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. According to court documents, in February 2018, Walsh was on post-prison supervision for a 2015 federal firearms conviction when probation officers conducted a routine search of his vehicle outside a community center and found a stolen loaded pistol and concealed packages of methamphetamine and heroin. During a subsequent search of Walsh’s Neskowin residence, officers found additional distribution quantities of methamphetamine and heroin. Walsh later admitted to buying and selling methamphetamine and heroin in Lincoln and surrounding coastal counties to support his own methamphetamine addiction. U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane also ordered Walsh to forfeit the stolen pistol and any property derived from his drug trafficking activities. On March 8, 2019, Walsh pleaded guilty to one count each of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and felon in possession of a firearm. Walsh admitted to dealing methamphetamine and heroin while possessing the loaded pistol to protect himself and drug supplies. Walsh previously served nine years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm after being sentenced in June 1998. This case was investigated by the

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Playtime in Pacific City Sept. 27-Oct. 13 and the North Oregon Coast NESKOWIN FARMERS MARKET Sept. 28, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Neskowin Beach Wayside. Visit CRAVE THE COAST Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Third St., Garibaldi. Dozens of local food and beverage producers. For more information, call 503-842-2672 or RELAY FOR LIFE LINCOLN CITY Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. Visit lincolncity-culturalcenter. org. FRESH BREWED FORESTRY Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy. Tree Diseases – Drivers of Change in Oregon’s Forests. Coffee and tea provided. Visit CHRIS ARELLANO CONCERT Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m. Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd St. Neuvo Americano music. Fundraiser for Tillamook County Library Foundation’s new park. Tickets $8 each or $15 per couple. Call 503-842-4792. TILLAMOOK FARMERS MARKET Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Corner of Laurel Ave. & 2nd St. Visit KARAOKE Sept. 28, 9 p.m.-midnight. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-2000. OREGON COAST TRAIL PARTY – CASCADE HEAD Sept. 28 & 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Help Trailkeepers of Oregon work on a closed segment of the Oregon Coast Trail on Cascade Head. Contact or visit PACIFIC CITY FARMER’S MARKET Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. South Tillamook County Library parking lot, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Live music - Dan McCoy. CRABBING CLINIC Sept. 30, noon. Meet at pavilion at end of 51st St., Lincoln City. For more information including requirements, visit PACIFIC CITY-NESTUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING Oct. 1, noon. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Local community and business matters. Call 503-392-4340. TEEN CRAFT Oct. 1, 5 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Duct Tape Crafts. Call 503-9656163. PCJWSA MEETING Oct. 1, 5 p.m. PCJWSA meeting room, 34005 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Call 503-965-6636. AFTER SCHOOL KIDS ACTIVITY Oct. 2, 4 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. LEGOs. Call 503-965-6163. TLLAMOOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING Oct. 2, 10 a.m. Tillamook County Courthouse, 2001 Laurel Ave. Call 503-842-3416. SKYWARN WEATHER SPOTTER TRAINING Oct. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. North Coast Recreational District Building, 36155 9th St., Nehalem. Training for volunteers interested in spotting and calling in abnormal weather conditions. WOVEN WEDNESDAY Oct. 2, 6 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Bring in any craft to work on in the company of others. Call 503-965-6163. SITKA CENTER SHOW & TELL Oct. 2, 6 p.m. Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, 56605 Sitka Dr., Otis. Newly arriving fall residents share what brought them to the Center. Contact 541-541-5485. NATIONAL COFFEE WITH A COP SOUTH COUNTY Oct. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. Stimulus Coffee + Bakery, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Citizens opportunity to meet with local law enforcement over a cup of coffee for an open dialogue. TILLAMOOK COUNTY CONSERVATES MEETING Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Tillamook PUD meeting room, 1115 Pacific Ave., Tillamook. Visit

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4TH ANNUAL ROKTOBERFEST Oct. 5, noon-6 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Beer garden, live music, authentic food, dance performance and raffles. $20 entry fee. Call 503-965-7900 or visit

BINGO Thursdays, Oct. 3 & 10, 6-9 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. $1 cards, good for 12 games. For information, call 503-965-7900. BUSINESS HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY Oct. 4. Tillamook Transfer Station, 1315 Ekloff Rd. Contact for an appointment - David McCall, 503-815-3975 or NORTHERN LIGHTS: THE CULTURE OF NORWAY’S KVEN & SAMI PEOPLE Oct. 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. An evening of indigenous culture. $10 adults; free for children 14 and under. Visit LUMPY WATERS SEA KAYAK SYMPOSIUM Oct. 4-6. Waters in and around Pacific City. Sea kayaking classes for all skill levels. Visit 37TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Neskowin Valley School, 10005 Slab Creek Rd., Neskowin. Live music, children’s activities and crafts, beer and wine garden, silent auction, bakery cafe, artisan vendors and more. Visit HIKE BAY OCEAN Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayocean Peninsula Park, North Hwy. 131, Tillamook. Hike along Bay Ocean Spit Rd. and discover history of a lost town. Pet- and family-friendly. Register at Visit REPTILE MAN Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd St. Richard Richey brings reptiles to meet and learn about. Call 503-842-4792. TILLAMOOK COUNTY QUILT MONTH KICK OFF Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Second Street Plaza, 208 Main Ave., Tillamook. Vendors, activities, and quilt displays. Call 503-842-7525. MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE Oct. 5, 9 a.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Baby storytime for ages 0-36 months. Call 503-965-6163. KARAOKE Oct. 5, 9 p.m.-midnight. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-2000. FAIRVIEW GRANGE SUPPER & OPEN MIC Oct. 5, 6-8:30 p.m. Fairview Grange, 5520 3rd St.,

Tillamook. Supper by donation. Contact nealclemery@ HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & STYROFOAM COLLECTION DAY Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tillamook Transfer Station, 1315 Ekloff Rd. Contact David McCall, 503-815-3975 or ‘HMS PINAFORE’ Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Performed by Cascadia Chamber Opera. Tickets $25. Visit LIVE MUSIC Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Music by The Avett Others. $15 entry includes food. Beer and wine available for purchase. Call 503-965-7900 or visit FRESH BREWED FORESTRY Oct. 5, 11 a.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy. Birds of Coast Range Forests – From the Common to the Unseen. Coffee and tea provided. Visit AUTHOR TALK Oct. 5, 2 p.m. Garibaldi Maritime Museum, 112 Garibaldi Ave. Rebecca Harrison talk about Portland Maritime History. Call 503-322-8411. LINCOLN CITY FALL KITE FESTIVAL Oct. 5 & 6. D River State Recreation Site, Lincoln City. Two days of kite-flying activities. Visit TILLAMOOK COUNTY PIONEER ASSOCIATION MEETING & POTLUCK Oct. 6. Rockaway Beach Lion’s Building, 28 S. Anchor St., Rockaway Beach. Noon potluck and 1 p.m. meeting and entertainment. For more information, contact Ruby Fry-Matson, 503-842-4553. 2019 PEOPLE’S COAST SUMMIT Oct. 6 & 7. Old Mill Event Center, 210 3rd St., Garibaldi. End of season industry gathering. Contact Arica Sears, 541-819-9240 or ‘OREGON IGNITING HIS LOVE CONFERENCE’ Oct. 6-8. Twin Rocks Friends Camp, 18705 Hwy 10 N., Rockaway Beach. Prayer, worship, training and fellowship. For registration details, visit prayoregon.brushfire. com/oregon-igniting-his-love. SOUTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRY Oct. 8, 4-6 p.m. Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church, 35305 Brooten Rd., Pacific City.

TILLAMOOK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Oct. 8, 11 a.m. Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St. Contact Sally Rissel, 503-781-4102. NESTUCCA RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD MEETING Oct. 9, 4 p.m. Hebo Fire Station, 30710 Hwy. 101. Call 503-392-3313. WOVEN WEDNESDAY Oct. 9, 6 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Bring in any craft to work on in the company of others. Call 503-965-6613. ART OF AGING SERIES Oct. 9, 3-5 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Jane Holboke, LSWC, presents More Than Just Loss: Progression in Patterns of Dementia. $5 admission. Visit TILLAMOOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Tillamook County Courthouse, 2001 Laurel Ave. Call 503-842-3416. AFTER SCHOOL KIDS’ MOVIE Oct. 9, 4 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.” Rated PG. Call 503-965-6163. SOUTH TILLAMOOK COUNTY LIBRARY CLUB BOARD MEETING Oct. 10, 10 a.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. ARTIST RECEPTION Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. “Face to Face” - an exploration of the human face. Visit ARSENIC & OLD LACE Oct. 11 & 12, 7 p.m. and Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Barn Community Playhouse, 1204 Ivy Ave., Tillamook. Call 503812-0275 or visit NATURE & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WALK Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Netarts Bay Area. Free course for emerging landscape and nature photographers focusing on composition. Ages 16 and up; no pets. Register at Visit MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE Oct. 12, 9 a.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Baby storytime for ages 0-36 months. Call 503-965-6163. BIG BAND DANCE WITH THE LINCOLN POPS Oct. 12, 7-10 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Open table seating and no-host bar with beer, wine, soda, and sweet treats. $14 adults, $12 seniors, $7 for youth 18 and under. Visit QUILT BLOCK WORKSHOP Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Partners for Rural Innovation Workshop, 4506 3rd St., Tillamook. Paint a 2’x2’ Barn Quilt Block. $35 fee. Contact 503-842-2672 or julie@ KARAOKE Oct. 12, 9 p.m.-midnight. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-2000. FRESH BREWED FORESTRY Oct. 13, 11 a.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy. Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest. Coffee and tea provided. Visit 4-H RECOGNITION DINNER Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. Tillamook High School, 2605 12th St. Call 503-842-3433. NESKOWIN CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES Oct. 13, 3 p.m. Chapel at Camp Wi-Ne-Ma, three miles north of Neskowin. Ying Quartet. At the door tickets $25 for adults; $10 for children. Season tickets available. Visit NESTUCCA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING Oct. 14, 6 p.m. Nestucca Valley Jr./Sr. High School, 34660 Parkway Dr., Cloverdale. Call 503-392-3194.

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TOP COACHES from around the world will instruct paddlers during the 2019 Lumpy Waters Symposium, Oct. 4-6 at Cape Kiwanda and other nearby coastal locales. Classes range from short boat surfing to mastering boat control in conditions to rough water rescues. Classes are aimed at advanced beginners and up. For more information, visit

Stimulus to host ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event on Oct. 2 The men and women who keep Tillamook County safe will be participating in a cordial encounter with residents of the community when they participate in a series of three National Coffee with a Cop Day events on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The series of events will include an event co-hosted by Stimulus Coffee + Bakery, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City, from 2:30-4 p.m. Events will also be held at Wanda’s Café in Nehalem at 8 a.m. and at Five Rivers Coffee in Tillamook at 11 a.m. Tillamook County Sheriff Jim Horton, who will attend the event along with others from his office, told the Sun that he sees the event as a way to increase community outreach and offer a chance for the public to get to know him, his command staff and his deputies. “It’s our goal to interact with the public more than we have in the past,” he said. Inspired by the cliche about officers and their coffee shop donuts, National Coffee with a Cop Day is billed as an opportunity to encourage communities to hold events that will bring citizens and those on patrol together. Organizers say the opportunity for open dialogue, breaking down barriers, and improving communication creates a valuable

bridge to relationships in the county’s communities. Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011 when officers from the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. They sought ways to interact with their community every day. As a result, they established Coffee with a Cop events to do just that. The Hawthorne Police Department hit upon a plan to break through the barriers that have been built over the years — a cup of coffee. In 2016, the first National Coffee with a Cop Day took place across the nation. Coffee with a Cop events are now held in all 50 states in what organizers say has been one of the most successful community-oriented events in bringing residents and law enforcement together across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the United States to Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Latin America. Promoters say that Coffee with a Cop opens the door for interactions outside of crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.

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Friday Bible Class: 10-11 a. m. Choir Practice: Thursday Evening, 6-7 p.m.

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TBCC PRESIDENT ROSS TOMLIN cuts the ribbon for the college’s new CDL training program simulator. Pictured (l-r) are: Arlene Soto, Brett Rivenes, Buzz Wilcox, Ross Tomlin, Kathy Gervasi.

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Tillamook Coast - October, 2019 September 28 - Tillamook Quilt Walk Various downtown Tillamook businesses will display quilts, 1 - 3 pm October 5 - Quilt Month Kick-off Second Street Plaza, Tillamook, 10 am - 4 pm October 12 - Quilt Block Workshop 4506 3rd St, Tillamook , 9:30 am - 3:30 pm October 19 - Quilt Explosion Kiawanda Community Center 9 am - 5 pm October 25 - 27 - Tidal Treasures Show Tillamook Creamery Red Barn Farm Experience Building 9 am - 6 pm; 10 am - 4 pm

More than 35 people attended a ribbon cutting at the Partners for Rural Innovation building on Sept. 12 to get a first-hand look at and the option to drive Tillamook Bay Community College’s new Truck Driver Training Simulator. The simulator is an addition to the Truck Driver Training program launched by the college last year. The simulator can be used to train new drivers on navigating adverse weather conditions and road hazards and is programmable to simulate any type of driving challenge. It records and evaluates the sessions to show improvement and progress. It is the only one of its kind in this region. “The need for both a CDL training program and a simulator was brought to our attention by the local trucking industry,” said Dr. Ross Tomlin, president of TBCC. “We are very excited to bring these new resources to the community. We began the program almost one year ago and have successfully held five classes here in Tillamook, and expanded with three classes in Clatsop County upon the request of Clatsop Community College. We have graduated 18 students and many are now employed locally.” The simulator cost $115,000 and was funded entirely through grants from The Ford Family Foundation, USDA,

and a grant from the Tillamook County Creamery Association Community Enrichment Committee Fund. “The simulator is for rent to trucking companies who would like to use it to train employees. Right now, that training takes place here, but the goal is to make it mobile so the unit can travel to whereever the training is needed,” added Arlene Soto, executive director of the TBCC Small Business Development Center who facilitated the purchase of the new equipment. The TBCC Truck Driver Training program includes classroom curriculum as well as 120 hours of hands-on training in the truck, which prepares students for the driving test to receive a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. The simulator will be used to enhance the training. Students also learn how to work with paper logbooks, trip planning, and the pre-trip inspection of a commercial vehicle. The next class is scheduled to begin Oct. 21. Those interested in renting time on the new simulator or learning more about the next Truck Driver Training course should contact Arlene Soto at TBCC, 503-842-8222 x1410, or visit

Mildred Davy Memorial Scholarship and Recognition Luncheon to recognize recipients, donors on Oct. 18

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recognition of scholarship recipients and a catered lunch will be served. An RSVP is required by Oct. 4 and tickets are $15 per person; checks can be made out to the TBCC Foundation. To RSVP, attendees should contact the foundation office at 503-842-8222, ext. 1026, or email The event is sponsored by TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union, Judson Randall, and Near Space Corporation.


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THE SEAVIEW HOUSE AND EDMUNDS HOTEL was built in 1895. Guests could sit on the porch and watch the ocean breakers.

From Lodging to Dining Variety of hotels once graced current site of Grateful Bread By SALLY RISSEL for the Sun


he property where the Grateful Bread now stands was the site of a hotel. It was first called the Magerell Hotel, then Seaview House, and later the Edmunds Hotel. R.C. Magerell built it in 1895. It was the third house built in Pacific City. It was run by Magarell from 18961910 when Dwight Thomp- THE EDMUNDS HOTEL is in the background. The riverside building is the Ferry building and store. A son Edmunds and his wife, ferry operator charged 25 cents to take you via an Cordella, purchased the overhead cable to cross the river to the west side of property. They had nine the Nestucca River and onto the beach. children. The following attendance. When the men left in 1919, is an excerpt written by Mrs. Charles Blum carried on the Sunday daughter Grace Edmunds Learned. It School. describes her life at the hotel and early On March 12, 1918, I married Victor Pacific City. Learned while he was stationed at Fort “In 1911, my parents purchased the Columbia, Washington, training with Magarell Hotel for our home, but the the Tillamook men in the 10th Company tourists insisted on staying with us, and Coast Artillery. as they could eat at the two restaurants My father passed away in 1925 in in town, they got their wishes. The next Pacific City and my mother in 1945 in year they talked my mother into getting the Tillamook Hospital. Mother contintheir meals, too. I was 15 years old when ued to run the hotel for about 15 years I started waiting on tables with my sister after the death of father. Many of the Mabel. Edmund’s grandchildren were born in Pacific City was a popular resort in the Edmund’s Hotel.” 1910, with celebrations of all kinds all –Grace Edmunds Learned summer, especially on the Fourth of July, The hotel was torn down in 1960. with parades, ball games, bowling allies, The two empty lots stood vacant until shooting galleries and airplane rides. Gary and Laura Seide bought them to Another attraction for Pacific City tourbuild the Grateful Bread in 1988. It was ists was the Elmore fish cannery on the the first new commercial building in Nestucca Bay. I enjoyed it in the summer. Pacific City in 20 years. Laura was the In the fall, I went to high school in Amity baker and Gary, the business manager. and McMinnville. Laura’s philosophy was to make everyThere was a small school in Pacific thing from scratch, serve good coffee, City in 1910. It was attended by about 12 and no deep-fried food. One month children, including my younger brothers after they opened, it was visited by Jerry and my sister Persis. At age 17, my sister Frank, the restaurant critic from the OrMabel taught school for one year and egonian. Jerry loved the carrot cake and then went to Portland to finish piano wrote a favorable recommendation, and studies and attend business school. the business took off. At the southern end of the town The Seides sold the business in was “Little Mexico” where about 35 2001 to Robyn and Jay Barcroft. Robyn Mexicans lived, brought from Mexico by had worked for the Seides for several Albert Malaney to work for him, digging ditches, making roads, raising vegetables years. The building has been expanded to accommodate the popularity of the and building and working in his lumber restaurant. The restaurant has been mill. Later he took them back to Mexico. featured in numerous magazines and As there was no church, my parents guides to the Oregon Coast and recomhad Sunday School in our hotel. We mended as the go-to spot for breakfast had plenty of music as we had a piano and lunch in Pacific City. Robyn has carin the living room and another in the ried on the tradition of good food served parlor. They discontinued the Sunday by a loyal crew. When you mention School in 1915 when Mr. Northrup and Pacific City to outsiders, they often say, Mr. Montgomery came to Woods and “Oh, I love the Grateful Bread.” built a church, which had quite a large

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