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Hitting the Trails for Earth Day NVS to host inaugural Earth Day 5K & 10K Run on April 22 Neskowin Valley School will host its inaugural Earth Day 5K & 10K run on Sunday, April 22 with all proceeds going to support the school’s scholarship program. In celebration of Earth Day, the first 200 runners will receive a complimentary Cedar or Douglas Fir tree sapling. Other features include two beautiful courses to choose from — road or trail, professionally chip timed, finisher beer and lunch, and live entertainment. The 5K event will take runners west on Slab Creek Road after which participants will venture onto private trails. Runners competing in the 10K segment will head east on Slab Creek Road. NVS Head of School Kelly Ellis hailed the event as unique for the two diverse route options. “The trails have never been run before,” she said, noting organizers worked with local landowners to get permission. “They’re completely uncharted territory.” Officials hail participation in this event as a way community members can help remove the financial barrier for families wishing to send their children to the school, allowing local families to choose an independent education for their child. Historically, Neskowin Valley School provides more than $20,000 in scholarship support each year to families in need. In 2017, more than 40 percent of families received some level of scholarship support. “Our school is growing and our scholarship needs increase along with this growth,” says Ellis. “We are so fortunate that we are able to provide a diverse and

individualized educational program for students on the Oregon Coast. Living in a community with a high cost of living and incomparable salaries means that many families are unable to afford this type of education. The scholarship program bridges that gap and makes Neskowin Valley School an option for anyone seeking an alternative educational environment for their child.” The run has been organized by a group of devoted Neskowin Valley School parents that are committed to the school’s mission and are invested in supporting local education. Ellis says she hopes to attract 100 runners in the event’s first year, a number she hopes will grow in subsequent runnings of the event. “I am very excited to be planning this run. As an alumni and parent of students at the school, it makes me so happy to be raising money for our scholarship program so that other children can attend such a wonderful school,” says NVS parent Arica Venti. Food will be catered by Arica Venti and music provided by local Portland band, Elite Beat, a 6-piece ensemble based in the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest. Now in their 10th year as a musical collective, the group is hailed for cultivating “a unique strain of vital and original, live rhythm music.” The band has a school connection, too, as Geordie Thompson, a NVS alumni and son of NVS founders George and Margot Thompson, is amongst the band’s members. To register or learn more about the run, visit

TAPA announces its cast for ‘Moonglow’ The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts recently announced the cast of the upcoming comedy “Moonglow,” written by Kim Carney and directed by Ann Harper. “Moonglow” follows Maxine, a feisty, bitter Alzheimer victim who doesn’t want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfills them. The play will answer the question whether these lovers — played simultaneously by an elderly twosome and a young, vivacious couple — can stay together despite their families’ wishes and their fading vitality. The cast of “Moonglow” includes


Here’s to you, our coastal friends. We’re happy to wake up each day knowing we’re a part of this amazing community. Want to be a part of our team? We are hiring for a number of positions. If you think you’d be a good addition to the Pelican family, apply online. We look forward to meeting you.

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TAPA veterans Carly Persons, Rikki Reid, Lora Ressler, and Sue Wilson. Persons returns to the stage after appearing in TAPA’s fall comedy, “Money Matters.” Wilson was most recently seen in “To Kill A Mockingbird,”and while Ressler hasn’t been seen on the TAPA stage in awhile, she’s delighted to return. Making their stage debuts is Kiel Kellow, Gary Barclay, and Bill Pinckney. The show opens May 4 with a Gala celebration and runs through May 20. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees starting at 2 p.m. on May 6 & 20. Tickets are $15 per person and available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940. For more information, visit TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, Tillamook.

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Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Pacific City-Woods Citizen Advisory Committe to host April 18 Spring Candidates’ Forum

Community members will have a chance to hear directly from the six candidates vying for Tillamook County Commissioner, Position 3, when the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Pacific City-Woods Citizen Advisory Committee jointly host their Spring Courtesy photos Candidates’ Forum, Wednesday, April 18 A SPRING CANDIDATES’ FORUM, jointly hosted by the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of at Kiawanda ComCommerce and the Pacific City-Woods Citizens Advisory Committee, will be held at Kiawanda munity Center. Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. All six The forum will Tillamook County Commissioner candidates will speak for five minutes followed by a question and start at 7 p.m., but answer period. Candidates beginning top left are Mary Faith Bell, Kari Fleisher, David McCall, Aaron doors will open at Palter, Walt Porter and Adam Schwend. 6 p.m. — providing the public a chance to talk one-on-one with the candidates. All six candidates have confirmed their intent to appear at the forum. Following the hour allotted for one-on-one conversations, the forum will begin with each of the candidates offering an up to five-minute introduction, followed by Club and former advisor for the THS President, and a 4-H volunteer at the a question and answer period. Key Club, Tillamook City Planning Tillamook County Fair. Candidates vying for the position Commissioner and chairperson of the A current Bay City Councilor, Mcthat will be open when longtime comTillamook Bike and Skate Park CommitCall is the manager of the Tillamook missioner Tim Josi steps down at the tee. County Solid Waste Department. He end of the year include Mary Faith Bell, A lifelong resident of Tillamook has earned several awards, including: Kari Fleisher, David McCall, Aaron PalCounty, Porter has spent the last 18 Recycler of the Year (Association of ter, Walt Porter and Adam Schwend. years serving on the Tillamook County Oregon Recyclers, 2017); Golden Bung As director of communications Soil and Water Conservation Board, Awards (North American Hazardous and marketing at Tillamook Regional experience that he says has given him Materials Management Association, Medical Center, Bell is responsible for the opportunity to “help diverse groups 2016 & 2017); Agent of Change Award internal communications to the hosto address complex problems caused (North American Hazardous Materipital’s 525 employees and external com- als Management Association, 2015); by water running through, nearby, or munications to the communities the adjacent to their properties.” He has Professional Achievement Recognition hospital serves. She is also the person also served on the Board for Rinehart (Minister for the Environment, Hunbehind the Life and Wellness newsletHospital in Wheeler, a nonprofit, federgary, 2012); Strategic Advisory Board ter, newspaper ads, Facebook posts and (Junior Achievement Magyarország, ally qualified health center, and spent advertising spots on KTIL and KMUN nine years on the Neah-Kah-Nie School 2006); and Service Recognition Award radio. Board. Porter also led the 4-H’s White (American Chamber of Commerce in Bell currently serves as a member Clover Cattle Club along with his wife, Hungary, 2004). of the Civic Advisory Board at the hosPatti, for 10 years. He says that if elected McCall has held various positions pital as well as on the Tillamook County in the Democratic Party on local and as Tillamook County Commissioner, Community College Board of Education state levels, as well as in Hungary. He his focus will be on the “concerns of and the Tillamook Area Chamber of our community, such as roads, drainalso helped organize the Tillamook Commerce’s Board of Directors. She is Farmers Market, serving as president of age, tide gates and the growing issues also a former reporter and editor for the the board for the past three years. regarding housing.” Tillamook Headlight-Herald. A fourth-generation Tillamook Palter has served as the Port of TilFleisher, a commercial/industrial lamook Bay’s project coordinator since resident, Schwend is a partner and appraiser for Tillamook County, graduApril 2009. His past experience includes principal broker at Coast Real Estate ated from Southern Oregon University working for the City of Tillamook as an Professionals. He has volunteered on with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business administrative assistant, as well as in a number of governmental and comManagement. After working in San the Tillamook County Board of Community-minded groups including as a Marcos, California as a quality control missioners office and the Tillamook member of the City of Tillamook Planmanager for an organic spice company, County Community Development, ning Commission, the Tillamook Urban she returned to the Oregon Coast and Public Works, and Solid Waste departRenewal Agency, and the Tillamook City joined the Tillamook County Assessor’s ments. Council. Office, where she’s worked for the last He has also served on the board of He has also served as president of 14 years. directors for the Tillamook Bay Child the Tillamook County Board of RealHer volunteer activities have inCare Center, Tillamook Elks Lodge tors and as the Monday Musical Club of cluded representing Bay City as a City #1437, Boy Scouts Troop Committee Tillamook’s cultural events director. He Council President and City Councilor, and Merit Badge Counselor, South Prai- says he believes in finding collaborative serving on the Port of Garibaldi budget rie Elementary School Parent Teacher solutions to the county’s problems by committee, Tillamook Association of Committee and Tillamook Revitalizaseeking out industry professionals and the Performing Arts, Rising Tide Protion Association. As well, he is a past stakeholders to advise and help faciliductions, AFSCME Local #2734 Union president of the Tillamook Kiwanis tate discussions. Page 4 • Pacific City SUN • April 13, 2018


Chamber reconsiders fireworks display By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun The Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce took a second look at its earlier decision to not sponsor a fireworks display in conjunction with Clover’s Day, which is set for July 7 this year, during its monthly meeting on April 3. The earlier decision was primarily made because in each Photo by Tim Hirsch of the past two years, the Chamber has only FIREWORKS might again be on the schedule of events for 4th of July week in Pacific City. Though previously the been able to raise Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce had approximately $1,500 decided not to sponsor a fireworks show in conjunction of the $7,000 needed to put on a 20-minute with July 7’s Clover’s Day for 2018, some local business owners have stepped up to offer financial and volunteer show. However, the aid in hopes of having a fireworks show. Cloverdale Committee, a subcommittee “Where I’m at is I’d rather see it of the Chamber that on the 4th every year,” Schons said. “I organizes Clover’s Day, had, at the time think frankly we’ve skinnied it back too of the Chamber meeting, reportedly far — it’s not a very impressive show. I made it known that they would like to would rather see it like it used to be in see the tradition continue. the day — a real nice show on the 4th is Mark Menefee, who has a pyrowhat I’d prefer. If that were to happen technics license, had offered to do the we would pay up to half of $15,000 so show for $4,000 provided the Chamber we’d pay potentially $7,500.” pays half. The Cloverdale Committee Adding his two cents to the discushas promised to pay the balance. Chamber member and co-owner of sion was Oregon Rep. David Gomberg, who said it’s important to think about Pacific City Homes David Baxter, who the real reasons communities do firehas helped lead the organizational and work displays. fundraising effort in past years, said “One of (the reasons) is community that he’s confident that he could get pride, one of them is to attract more the volunteer support the event needs visitors and another of the reasons you provided there’s enough money for the do a fireworks display is to concentrate display. the crowd in a designated area so that “The hardest part of the logistics public safety can be more efficiently is collecting the money,” he said. “We supplied in that area rather than spread have some volunteers that want to people up and down the beach.” come and take care of security (and) With the question remaining as to the cleanup. I don’t think that’s a probwhether a Menefee-produced display lem.” would be approved, Chamber board A membership vote was split 50-50 member Doug Olson, who was leading on making it happen on July 7. the proceedings, tabled the issue until But Menefee wasn’t the only one next month. to step up to the plate to bring back Since that time, Cloverdale Comfireworks. Co-owner of Pelican Brewing mittee member Verne Mobley, noting and the Nestucca Ridge Development the generous offer by Schons and his family of companies Jeff Schons said wife Mary Jones, told the Sun that the his preference would be to have the committee is fully behind the idea of display on July 4 whether or not Clohaving the event on July 4. ver’s Day lands on the same day.

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In support of Schwend As the 2018 President of the Tillamook County Board of Realtors, it is my honor to announce our support for Adam Schwend, County Commissioner.  Adam was the 2017 President of our local board, and as such, we had the opportunity to view him up close; personally, and professionally.  His steadfastness, tireless efforts, listening skills and insights into our city and county workings, are impressive, as he expands connections and relationships.  He seems to have a unique ability to sustain an effort, even a vision, as he encourages others to participate, evaluate and discuss.  He assisted our Board in successfully increasing community involvement and advocacy related to important legislative issues, of which he has a particular expertise, that affect our lo-

cal coastal economy and livability. Adam led the charge in stopping the 1% fee on new construction, supported by our local board, builders and developers, given we see strides and progress in identifying qualified buyers dedicated to building affordable, work force and other much needed housing.  Long before I got to know Adam well, he volunteered for a last minute “call for help” for a special event I was coordinating in the Downtown, later becoming a sponsor.  His interest and activities seem to all be along those lines, a man driven to be of service, always with the highest degree of integrity, dedication and capacity, for whom I am pleased to also personally endorse.   Valerie Schumann  Garibaldi Please send Letters to the Editor via e-mail: Submissions should be 400 words or less and may be edited for length and grammar.

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news&community Neskowin Valley School amongst recepients of PUD Community Grants The Tillamook PUD Board of Directors recently awarded 13 non-profit organizations in Tillamook County funding through the 2018 Tillamook PUD Community Support Grant Program. Organizations receiving awards included Neskowin Valley School, which received an award that will finance the installation of a ductless heat pump. “We’re super excited to receive funding from (Tillamook) PUD for the second year in a row,” said Kelly Ellis, NVS head of school, who added that the new heating system will be installed in the school’s Fireside Room, which is currenlty heated by a fireplace and electric heaters. “It will be a much more efficient heating system,” she said. Other organizations throughout the county receiving awards for their community projects were Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, for new lighting; Camp Makuala, to update camp electrical needs and for LED lighting; Meals for Seniors, Inc., to replace a commercial water heater; Tillamook Habitat for Humanity, for the Ramps & Rails program; Food Roots, for commercial energy efficient appliances; Oceanside Neighborhood Association Community Advisory Committee, for the Oceanside beach access site survey and permit procurement; Oregon Coast Futbol Club, for a new soccer field; Tillamook Gun Club, for LED range lights; Tillamook Senior Citizens Club, for two ADA fire doors and a deck ramp; Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce, to upgrade lighting; St. Mary’s by the Sea, for construction of a permanent storage facility; and Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative, for electrical work in the historic coast guard boathouse. Tillamook PUD developed the community support grant program to assist local non-profit organizations in funding projects designed to promote economic growth in Tillamook County. In evaluating and selecting projects for funding, the Board focuses on enhancement of economic development and community livability. For the past 17 years, the Board has budgeted funds towards this program and over the years, response from the community has been very positive. In many cases, recipients have reported that PUD grant funds were an essential factor in the completion of their project.

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A SCIENCE PUB scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at Pelican Pub in Pacific City will focus on “The Role of River Otters in Our Watershed.” The free event, with guest speaker Dr. Nicole Duplaix, is hosted by Nestucca, Neskowin and Sand Lake Watersheds Council. For more information, call 503-965-2200 or visit

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Ecologist to speak on ‘The Role of River Otters in Our Watershed’ during April 24 Watersheds Council Science Pub Ecologist Dr. Nicole Duplaix will help others explore the world of river otters when she speaks on “The Role of River Otters in Our Watershed,” Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m. at Pelican Pub in Pacific City. Hosted by the Nestucca, Neskowin and Sand Lake Watersheds Council, the science pub is free and open to all. During the event, Duplaix will be walking through the 13 river otter species of the world and the important role they play in our local watersheds and abroad as indicators of overall ecosystem health. Duplaix received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Ecology from the University of Paris, France. Her doctoral research focused on the giant otters of Suriname, the first time this endangered species had been studied in the wild. She

ECOLOGIST DR. NICOLE DUPLAIX will explain the world of otters at a Science Pub, April 24. has studied otters and explored river systems worldwide for 45 years




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Chamber opposes airport sale, supports ‘Friends’ group By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun

nomic role. “Many of (the people who enjoy the airport) have second homes here,” she said. They use the restauBy a unanimous vote, the rants, (and) they stay in the hotels.” membership of the Pacific CityRissel also said its time to recNestucca Valley Chamber of Comognize the airport as a symbol of the merce approved a motion to oppose town. a proposed — but on the backburner “We’ve done so much with dory — sale of Pacific City State Airport to fishing and now there’s paddleboarda private party. The motion also ining and kayaks,” she said. “I think cluded support for the newly formed it’s another historical symbol for this Friends of Pacific City State Airport. town.” The Oregon Department of AviaShe added that a goal of the tion has been investigating possibly Photo by Tim Hirsch Friends group is to become a partner selling the airport with the caveat that SALLY RISSEL is a member of with ODA. it continues to be run as a public use Friends of the Pacific City State “We are spending all of our airport, but has since said they are Airport, which opposes selling energy right now trying to make sure putting the brakes on any decision as the airport to a private party. they recognize that we could be a reit gives the community time for input. ally good partner with them,” Rissel said. In leading the discussion, Chamber board member Oregon Rep. David Gomberg, who also attended Doug Olson said though ODA has promised it would the meeting, also threw his support behind keeping the continue as a public-use airport in the event of a sale, airport in public hands. he has heard community concern revolving around its “I have said that I think that the best solution for continuation should life changes occur with a private Pacific City and the pilots that come into Pacific City is owner. that the state continued to operate and maintain this “If it were sold, it may continue on but the bigger airport,” he said. “That being said, I think we need to question for a lot of people is what happens if a private look over the horizon a little bit like a good pilot would party has financial difficulties, if he gets divorced, or he do and say not just what does this airport look like today dies?” Olson said. “Do the lawyers come in and it be(but) what do we want it to look like in the future? comes an annuity for lawyers and they close the airport “(The question is) what can we do about improvin the meantime? What if he can’t get over here in time ing access and what can we do about cleaning up the to remove a log that floats in on the high tide? (It’s) all bathrooms and, most importantly, what can we do those kinds of issues.” to address some of the safety concerns that the state Making the case for opposing a sale, as well as for continues to articulate — not only about logs that float FPCSA, was local historian Sally Rissel, who, together with her husband Bob, have helped maintain the airport up or about trees — but also about properties that have been deemed to encroach on the safety zone that is out for many years. there. Those are the questions that the state (is) con“I think it’s such a unique part of our town,” Rissel cerned about and why they rank us as the least safe of said. “It’s not just for pilots that fly in here. There’s so their 28 airports. I think that the state should keep the many other people who enjoy that airport, whether it’s airport, but we all need to work together on how we can just to watch the planes land or whatever.” improve the Pacific City (State) Airport.” She also said the airport play an important eco-

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PACIFIC CITY BIRDING & BLUES FESTIVAL returns April 20-22 with field trips, presentations, live music, and more. For more information or to register, visit .

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record “Big Year” by spotting 6,042 species of birds in one calendar year — that is more than half the bird species on Earth. Other presentations on Saturday include Beginning ird lovers will flock to Pacific City the weekend of Birding taught by Ram Papish; King Tides with Meg Reed April 20-22 for the 14th annual Pacific City Birding of Oregon’s Coastal Management Program; Feeding Wild & Blues Festival. The event weekend, which is Birds in America, facilitated by Paul headquartered at Kiawanda Community J. Baicich; and Why Birds are ‘Singin’ Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., offers a the Blues.’ taught by Liz Burton of wide variety of field trips, presentations, Badger Run Wildlife Rehab. and live entertainment, including the ever “I love the presentations,” popular Birds of Prey show. shared Merrianne Hoffman, chair of The festival kicks off on Friday, April the Birding and Blues Committee. 20 with a 60-mile round trip during the “We have a good variety of those. Three Capes Tour. Birders can expect to Even if you don’t go out (on a field see more than 50 species — stops include trip), you get to see a lot about birds Whalen Island, Cape Lookout State Park, and other things.” Nehalem Bay and Tillamook. There is a fee Field trips for the day include to participate in this tour – registration is Salty Seabirds, an easy one-quarter limited. mile walk around Cape Kiwanda to A Charter Boat Tour of Nestucca Bay view a variety of seabirds; Swamp Estuary is also slated for April 20; it also Stomp, an easy walk along Hawk has an additional participation fee. Courtesy photo Creek in Neskowin viewing birds Friday also offers some free events for NOAH STRYCKER, author of such as sparrows, wrens, and snipe; the Pacific City community. A Children’s “Birding Without Borders, is Trail of Two Rivers, which will afford Art Activity of Japanese Fish Printing, a this year’s Birding and Blues a look at the newest addition to Live Birds of Prey show by Badger Run, keynote speaker. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refand the Weird and Wonderful Bird World of uge. In the Beginning Birding field Tony Starlight are open to all to attend. For trip, Ram Papish will teach particia $10 donation, those watching Tony Starlight’s show can pants how to spot the difference between birds through also have dinner. their unique field marks and behaviors. Little River Loop The majority of the presentations and field trips for is an easy meander skirting the Little Nestucca River the weekend take place on Saturday, April 21, as does the presentation Birding Without Borders by keynote speaker riparian zones, woodlands, pastures, and ponds. The Nature Printing field trip will explore the possibilities of Noah Stryker. Strycker is a writer, photographer, and bird printing with natural objects such as leaves and feathman based near Eugene, Oregon. In 2015 he set a world


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ers. Sedge on the Edge is one of the first organized walks through the Sitka Sedge State Natural area with an amazing diversity of plant and wildlife. A Birds and Blooms tour through the Two Rivers area and an Evening Owling adventure complete the list of the days field trips. Leila Bowen, volunteer coordinator for U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife who also serves on the Birding and Blues board said about the field trips, “The Oregon coast just has an array of habitats that are great for a number of different types of species.” Bowen went on to explain that two of the field trips, Trail of Two Rivers and Sitka on the Edge offer a unique opportunity to explore land that is not usually open to the public. The Two Rivers field trip will offer the “possibility to see species that wouldn’t (be seen) in other areas,” said Bowen. “Just because there’s not a lot of human footprint there.” And of the Sitka field trip, Bowen explained, “That will be an exciting area...(it’s) not quite open to the public yet. There’s an array of habitat....coastal forest as well as marshy tidal area which should give an interesting array of habitat for a number of species of birds through the walk.” A Live Birds of Prey presentation and a blues concert by Karen Lovely round out the day’s activities. Sunday, April 22 dawns early with a Kayak Tour guided by Nestucca Adventures. Register directly for this tour by calling Nestucca Adventures at 503-965-0060. “They (boat tours) give you a different perspective because all of our field trips except those are on land,” Hoffman shared. “It makes the whole experience richer.” Two presentations take place on Sunday. Return of the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly describes the efforts to establish a new population of the butterflies at the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Rice is Nice talk looks into the potential for rice in ways that view a “green” rice connection with waterbirds of all sorts. Repeats of four field trips offer attendees a second chance to participate in Salty Seabirds, Trail of Two Rivers, Swamp Stomp, and Sedge on the Edge. As well, a Coastal Woodslands Walk will also be offered – an easy one-and-a-half mile walk in a nearby coastal woodland. For a full description of events and to register, visit


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SINGER Karen Lovely will play a blues concert at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City, on Saturday, April 21 as part of the 14th annual Pacific City Birding & Blues Festival. Tickets are $15, and the event is open to the public.

A Night of Blues Award-winning artist Karen Lovely will play a Birding & Blues concert on Saturday, April 21


lues Music Award Nominee in 2018 for “Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist” Karen Lovely will perform an 8 p.m. concert Saturday, April 21 at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City. Although officially a part of the Birding and Blues Festival held that weekend, non-festival goers are also welcome to attend the show. Festival chair Merrianne Hoffman explained, “What we’ve seen... the Pacific City community, the area folks come out for that. It’s nice to have something fun to do on Saturday night.” Lovely offers up a blistering mix of contemporary blues, blues rock, and American roots music in her albums and live shows. Known for her passionate, driven style, this powerhouse vocalist consistently delivers standout performances — both live and in the studio, garnering awards and critical acclaim throughout the US, Canada, Europe and South America. Fish Outta Water, Lovely’s new release, debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 Blues Album chart, reached #1 on the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues Hot Singles chart, #4 on the RMR Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album chart, and #4 on the Living Blues Top 50 chart and remained in the Top 50 Best Blues Albums RMR

chart for six months. The album also made numerous Best Blues Albums of 2017 national and international lists. Lovely is a committed social activist; her songs address domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness, mental health, addiction and suicide. She donated proceeds from pre-sales of Fish Outta Water to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, and includes links to domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines in each of her studio album liner notes. Other honors Lovely have received include: 2017 Muddy Award Winner “Best National Recording – Fish Outta Water,” 2016 Muddy Award Winner “Performance of the Year,” 2016 BMA Nominee “Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist,” 2016 Blues Blast Nominee “Best Female Vocalist,” 2015 Blues411 Winner “Best Contemporary Female Artist,” 2014 Muddy Award Winner “Best Female Vocalist,” 2011 BMA Nominee “Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist,” 2011 BMA Nominee “Best Contemporary Blues Album,” 2011 Blues Blast Nominee “Best Female Artist,” and 2010 Winner, 2nd Place Band, International Blues Challenge. Tickets for the concert/dance are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at This is family-friendly event.


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The Friends of Pacific City State Airport met Saturday, April 7 at the Kiawanda Community Center to work on a strategy to keep the Pacific City Airport in State control, in partnership with the local advocacy and volunteer group. Eighteen people attended. The group’s missions statement is “Friends of Pacific City State Airport is committed to ensuring the wise management and use of our Stateowned airport.” The group’s meetPhoto by Tim Hirsch ing followed a successTHE TILLAMOOK PILOTS ASSOCIATION has pledged ful appeal to Tillamook to be the Friends of Pacific City State Airport’s fiscal Pilots Association for a sponsor, which will allow donations to FPCSA to be partnership to permit successful fundraising for considered tax deductible donatons. airport communication input is received. and maintenance projects. The TPA Friends of Pacific City State Airport has agreed to serve as a Fiscal Sponsor has a membership of 70-plus people for the FPCSA. Donations made to the and is rapidly growing, as northwest TPA on behalf of Friends group can be pilots and community members align tax deductible as TPA is an IRS-desigwith the organization to share concerns nated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. with private ownership. “Friends” co-founders Sally Rissel and As well, Facebook and the group’s Robyn Holdman made the successful web page have reportedly been a appeal to TPA. positive vehicle for providing facts and Following the TPA meeting, the current information. The pilot sign-in Friends of Pacific City State Airport met box at the airport is refurbished and for a SWOT analysis review, mission includes information introducing the statement building and goal setting. history and status of the airport ownerReportedly, the group early on realized ship and management. Promotional that they needed to hear back from the caps and shirts are available to purOregon Department of Aviation before chase with the “Friends” logo on them. much could be accomplished in their Lawn signs are popping up around long-term planning. Pacific City, asking people to help keep “A couple of weeks ago we submittheir airport state-owned. Oregon flyted a request to ODA to clearly undering clubs and aviation associations are stand their concerns with the airport, being contacted to seek their input and and to have them identify, in writing, support. Airport advocates are asked to what issues exist and what improvecontact government leaders to express ments need to made,” said Holdman. their points of view. “We asked that they provide records of A critical endorsement for a Statecosts to maintain the airport, of past owned airport was made at the April accidents and any complaints for its 3 meeting of the Pacific City-Nestucca use. We want to understand every asValley Chamber of Commerce, with 100 pect of managing this coastal airport.” percent of meeting attendees voting to Despite the fact that the alliance support the continuation of ODA airhadn’t yet heard back from ODA, the port ownership. The Chamber will now airport advocates proceeded with goal become an active partner in planning setting and action plan development. for the airport’s future. Initial goals will focus on memberThe group is inviting the public to ship, communication, fundraising, join in to demonstrate their support the building of alliances which could and volunteer their time to help with include a consortium for management, the management of Pacific City State and the possible establishment of a Airport. For more information, visit 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More or goals will be established once ODA find them on Facebook.

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estucca Valley School District superintendent Misty Wharton shared her thoughts on the need for an elementary school expansion on Tuesday, April 3 during the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting at Kiawanda Community Center. The district has put a $25.7 general obligation bond on the May ballot — at an expected cost to taxpayers of an additional $0.99 per $1,000 of assessed value — that would enlarge the elementary school from its current 27,000 square foot footprint to 48,000 square feet. It’s extra elbow room that is sorely needed, Wharton said. Noting that when facing a nearly $1.5 million shortfall in 2007, the district downsized from three campuses to two, she said that the students and staff have been squeezed into an area less than ideal. The net result, she said, has been that the high school, which absorbed 7th- and 8th-grade students, has been operated in a way it was never designed. And the same goes for the elementary school, where sixth-grade students have been packed in. To rectify this, the NVSD Board of Directors embarked on a facility study led by the DLR Group and facilitated by a 26-member community panel. “We went from big ideas, small ideas, and looking at the future,” Wharton said. “(We looked) at the physical condition of all the buildings (and) how the buildings are used.” In the end, Wharton said, it was decided that the district would pursue

adding onto the elementary school, I have served as a member of the City of Tillamook Planning Commission, The rather than starting from scratch, in part I have served as a member of the City of Tillamook Planning Commission, The Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency, president of the Tillamook County Board of TillamookCity UrbanCouncil. Renewal Agency, president of the Tillamook County Board of because of a $1.5 million seismic retrofit REALTORS®, and Tillamook REALTORS®, and Tillamook City Council. that bolstered the building last summer. Tillamook County is on the brink of something amazing right now. The choices I have Tillamook Countywill is onshape the brink of something now. 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a time. There are four different types of presentations including demonstrations, illustrated talks, public speeches and impromptu speaking. Presentations will be judged April 20, noon-8 p.m., April 21, 2-5 p.m., and April 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Extension Service meeting room. Foods contests are scheduled for April 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service meeting room in Til-

All 4-H foods contest and presentations contest participants willYou, receive Thank Tillamook County Fair 4-H ribbons based on the quality of their contest. Special awards will also be determined, but will be presented at the 4-H awards Adam Schwend program during the Tillamook County Fair. The top intermediate and seniors in each of the three contests will be chosen to be Tillamook County delegates in the state fair contests.

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collaboration, essential services Tillamook County is spirit on theof brink of somethingmaking amazing right now. The choices we make over the next years will shape the direction community for likefew infrastructure and public safetyofa our priority Tillamook 4-H to hold food contests April 20-22 generations to come. I hope you’ll join me in moving our county forward in a and removing barriers and red tape so private The 4-H Presentations, 4-H Foods lamook. During the foods 4-H spiritcontest, of collaboration, making essential services like infrastructure and public of the Pacific Northwest and 4-H Minimembers are judgedsafety on preparation, businesses can thrive. would beprivate the honor of a a priority and removing barriers and It red tape so businesses meal contests are slated to be held food safety, and serving skills. They are can thrive. It would lifetime be the honor of a as lifetime serve as your next county to serve your to next county commissioner. April 20-22. Participating 4-H members also judged on their knowledge of nutricommissioner. I hope I can count on your vote. should call 503-842-3433 to sign up for tion and meal planning. I hope I can count on your vote.


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Looking to take a trip to the “dark” side? How about with a little humor thrown in? All that and more promises to be a part of the entertainment when Nestucca Jr.-Sr. High School hosts its 2018 Spring Musical offering, “The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy,” hits the stage April 25, 27 and 28 at Nelson-Pimentel Stage. Continuing its tradition of producing a full-scale musical with orchestra every year since 1974, Nestucca is taking a little turn towards something different from the well-loved classics. “The Addams Family” premiered on Broadway in 2010, running for nearly two years. This humorous show is set in their mansion in Central Park, NYC. This hilariously off-kilter family presents a coming-of-age story about Wednesday, who has grown up and found love. Show producers say they don’t want to give too much away, but attendees will see all the familiar characters, plus a few new ones. The production is cast from veteran performers, as well as those entirely new to the stage. It draws from the entire Nestucca Valley School District as elementary, junior high and senior high school students are represented. Cast members include Ian Anderson as Gomez, Aryanna Maier as Morticia, Kaitlyn Osias as Wednesday, Jace Owens as Pugsley, Isaac Barnes as Uncle Fester, Lexi Johnston as Grandma, and Henry Cook as Lurch. The actors portraying Cousin Itt and Thing are still a mystery.

New characters to the story include the Beineke family: Mariah Hallock as Alice, Elias Sifford as Mal, and Quin Elliott as Lucas. Addams Family ancestors from many historical eras are played by Nina Hernandez, Madison Johnson, Amy Moore, Raven Richardson, Allison Thayer, Breanna Weltz, and Kayla Weltz. Brenna Sage returns to her hometown to direct — having performed in Nestucca’s musicals when she was a student. She also brings theatrical experience from Portland and New York City, where she worked with student groups, from ages 6 to 18, in productions of Shakespeare, original student-written scripts, and classic musical theater. She is assisted by an experienced production team including Mari Turpen (Assistant Director), Heidi Daggett (Rehearsal and Production Pianist), and Jacob Straessle (Stage Manager and Technical Director). Kathleen Serven is directing the orchestra. Production dates are Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. on the Nelson-Pimentel Stage at Nestucca Jr.-Sr. High School. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating, and $8 for general admission. There is a special senior citizen matinee on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. Tickets for this performance are $5, and an optional lunch served at 10 a.m. is $4. Officials ask that those wanting to have the senior lunch in the cafeteria make a reservation in advance. Tickets are now on sale at 503-392-3194, ext. 230.

Tillamook Regional Medical Center named as 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital For the second year in a row, Adventist Health Tillamook Regional Medical Center has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “It is extremely gratifying to receive this distinction again,” said David Butler, president and CEO. “This achievement reflects our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community. This would not be possible without our wonderful staff who carry out our mission and uplift our values — respect, integrity, compassion and excellence — in each interaction.” iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation annually based upon eight pillars of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability. The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America. Critical

Access Hospital is a federal designation for some hospitals providing 24-hour essential services to the rural communities they serve. A Critical Access Hospital must be 35 miles or more from another hospital, have no more than 25 acute care beds and have an average length of acute care stay of 96 hours or less. As of January 2018, there are 1,343 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States and 25 in Oregon. The other three Oregon hospitals on the Top 100 list for 2018 are in Eastern Oregon: Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City and Grande Ronde Hospital in LaGrande. “We are privileged to provide healthcare in the communities we serve, and we are proud of this honor,” said Butler. “It serves as recognition of our daily commitment to our mission: Living God’s love by providing health, wholeness and hope.” To see the list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study, visit

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Scullin to speak at Nesko Women’s Club April 20 luncheon The Nesko Women’s Club will host guest speaker Gloria Scullin, who will discuss the Nestucca Valley Community Alliance’s work on its community park, on Friday, April 20, at 11:45 a.m. at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Also on the agenda will be the club’s fundraisers, which include its April 21 Pottery Sale and its July 4 Book and Bake Sale. A Turkey Tetrazzini lunch will be provided by the Center for $6. All Women living in South Tillamook County are welcome to join the group’s monthly lunch meetings. For more information, contact Joani Moore at 503-801-5166 or 503-9653681.

Nesko Women to host April 21 Pottery Sale The Nesko Women’s Club will be hosting a Pottery Sale at the Nestucca Fire Station, in Hebo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Both small and large pots will be available. For more information, contact Joani Moore at 503-8015166 or 503-965-3681.

OSU Extension Service to celebrate volunteers In their effort to thank its volunteers, the Tillamook OSU Extension Service is recognizing April as National Volunteer Month and will be hosting an appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, April 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All Extension volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend at any point during this light luncheon. The OSU Extension Service Office at located at 4506 Third Street, Tillamook across from the Fairgrounds field parking. For more information, call the Extension Office at 503-842-3433.

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Planning Commission recommends reconsidering zoning change By TIM HRSCH of the Sun Citing a concern over supporting a legislative change not mandated by the state that carries with it significant public opposition, the Tillamook County Planning Commission unanimously approved a motion on April 12 to recommend approval of changes to the Pacific City-Woods Community Plan and its associated zoning code amendments with one important exception — the advisory group recommended that commissioners, when they discuss the matter during public hearings on May 2 and 9, send the changes affecting high density areas of Pacific City (PCW-R3) back to the Department of Community Development and the Pacific CityWoods Citizen Advisory Committee for further review. “I don’t have too much trouble making a quasi-judicial decision against the majority, but this is a legislative decision that’s not being made to meet a change in state requirements — we’re not being directed to make this legislative change in order to fix the ordinance,” said Planning Commissioner Don LaFrance. “I’m wrestling with making a decision with so much opposition to a legislative change where I believe legislation — when it’s not being required by a higher authority at the state — should represent at least 50-50, if not a majority.” The opposition LaFrance referred to included both a 93-30 vote taken on Feb. 3 by the CAC to not support the revisions and to public comment taken during the Planning Commission hearing. The debate, both during Planning Commissioner deliberation and during nearly an hour’s worth of public comment, centered around the issue of increased change in the R3 area. As the draft now stands, those changes would include lifting the requirement for an additional 2,000 square feet of land for each additional unit on a lot as well as relaxing restrictions on the number of multi-family units that could be constructed on a site. In the proposed changes, one- to eight-family dwellings — including townhouses, rowhouses, apartments and condominiums — would be a use permitted outright. Currently, uses permitted outright are limited to a four-family dwelling

in R3-zoned property. The proposed R3 setback changes would also eliminate the requirement for 15-foot front setbacks and 20-foot rear setbacks for multi-family developments and instead require a front and rear combination setback of 30 feet with neither the front or rear setback being less than 10 feet. Community Development staff and the majority of members of the CAC’s Planning Review Committee have hailed the changes as a way to encourage the development of multi-family housing with the hope that it would encourage more workforce housing. Prior to the Planning Commissioners’ vote, members did discuss making some changes including eliminating the increase in the number of units allowed on a R3 lot as an outright use. However, they also expressed concern over tweaking the community plan and its associated code changes too quickly given that so much time was given to crafting them. During public comment by both community members and members of the CAC’s Community Plan Review Committee held before deliberation by Planning Commissioners, opinions ranged from opposition to support of the revisions. Common themes in those opposed included concern over the fact that there is nothing in the changes that would necessitate any multi-family development and the belief that higher density development would exacerbate the infrastructure, parking and congestion problems already present in the area. “This change in zoning has the potential to ruin neighborhoods in our community and destroy the village atmosphere of our town that we all treasure,” said Bud Miller, a member of the Planning Review Committee who opposes the relaxing of standards in high density areas. “This proposal and these zoning changes will not cause one door of workforce housing,” added Pacific City resident Ken Moffett. “Higher density doesn’t cause cheaper housing, it causes cheaper cost to a developer. It won’t happen here. “To say that by magically increasing density is going to cause things to be cheaper, it won’t. If I can rent my place for $1,000 per weekend, I’m not going to rent it for $1,000 a month. I wish

there was lots of affordable housing here. “I wish my son could come back here from university to buy a house without having to attain a six-figure income first, but he can’t. I’m sensitive to the cause, (but) trying to suggest this will cause workforce housing is ridiculous.” Those in support, meanwhile, said that relaxed standards are crucial to making development of workforce housing pencil out. Planning Review Committee member Mary Jones said that, under current standards, developers aren’t erecting one- to four-unit housing units because it’s not feasible to do. “Right now, the way our zoning is written, the growth is occurring in vacation homes and single-family dwellings because it’s not feasible to do the multi-family,” she said. “So, therefore, all the growth is in the vacation homes.” She also explained the importance of removing the barrier of the conditional use process, which the proposed changes would do by making more units an outright use. “(The) conditional use process is fairly onerous,” she said. “In an area where it’s not allowed outright, it’s just really difficult. You don’t want to buy a piece of property if you’re not sure if you can afford to do what you need to do with it. “The idea is, from my perspective, is what is needed is a smaller unit that’s placed where the server or the manager or whoever is coming to town for a job doesn’t need a 3,000 square foot house.” Another voice in support came from Pacific City resident Mark Kirkendall. “I’m in support of the motion for affordable housing,” he said. “I think that (the proposal) opens up the opportunity for affordable housing. I think that the developers here have done a stellar job of blending the homes to the community and shaping the community in such a way that is unique, that is special to our area. I think we need to support growth in a professional way that blends the community.” Additional public comment will be taken by the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners when they take up the matter on May 1, 2 p.m, at Tillamook County Courthouse.

Partners for Rural Innovation awarded $45,000 from Business Oregon Business Oregon, the state’s economic development organization, recently announced that Partners for Rural Innovation of Tillamook County has been awarded $45,000 from the biennium fund for their grant application to the Rural Opportunity Initiative. It was one of 11 grant applications awarded throughout the state from a pool of 41 proposals.  The funding will be used for three programs: relaunching the Recipe to Market classes conducted by Oregon State University Extension and Small Business Development Center; creating a Tillamook County brand or co-brand of foods to enhance marketing efforts; and a feasibility study on the creation of a food hub to improve distribution of foods, such as fish, meat and produce, between local and regional buyers and sellers.   Partners for Rural Innovation include Visit Tillamook Coast (which was the primary application organization),

Small Business Development Center, Economic Development Council, Oregon State University Extension, Tillamook Bay Community College, and Oregon State University Open Campus. All are co-located in the new Partners for Rural Innovation building in Tillamook on Third Street. In early 2017, the Partners produced an extensive database of food and agricultural businesses developing locally sourced products. At the same time, Visit Tillamook Coast hosted a Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studio Workshop for culinary and agritourism planning. Information gained from both of these efforts inspired ideas for community development projects. “The Business Oregon Rural Opportunity Initiative was an opportunity to address needs in the food and agricultural community,” said Nan Devlin, tourism director for Visit Tillamook Coast and in-

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terim director for the Economic Development Council. “With the funding we can lay groundwork for business growth and entrepreneurship.” “This is a story of partnership and collaboration among key organizations to further the economic growth of businesses in the county,” said Ross Tomlin, president of Tillamook Bay Community College. “Business Oregon’s confidence in our commitment to local culture is what we hoped to accomplish by creating the Partners for Rural Innovation.” Over the next two years, Partners for Rural Innovation will work with various organizations on the projects, including Food Roots, Travel Oregon, Rural Development Initiative’s Pasos al Exito program, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Port of Garibaldi. For more information, contact Nan Devlin at 503-842-2672 or


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the outlet of the Salmon River. Beginning at the north end of Tierra del Mar, the south-bound traveler found an excellent beach as far as Cape Kiwanda, which was easy to bypass over the dunes. They then could travel along three miles of shore to the mouth of the Nestucca River where Indians could provide canoes for crossing. Several miles of beach led to Cascade Head and a difficult steep trail to the Salmon River. The Salmon River was possible to cross at low tide, but again, Indians often helped them cross. South of the Salmon River was a short beach, a climb over a hill and a 15 mile beach walk to the Siletz River.

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Pelican Brewing Company welcomes the return of the sun with one of its own bright stars, Citricumulus Citrus Pale Ale. The fruity brew returns this month to Pelican’s seasonal lineup — available now for the first time in six-packs, in 22-ounce bottles and on-tap at Pelican brewpubs.   Citricumulus, which was born into Pelican lineage as one of the brewery’s small batch Lone Pelican beers, has parlayed its reputation for a light, crisp, fruity character into a special spot in the brewery’s annual lineup. The former Lone Pelican now takes its place among other annual Pelican seasonals like Dirty Bird Northwest IPA, Sun Flare Dry-hopped Pale Ale and Bad Santa Cascadian Dark Ale to name a few brews that fellow fanatics have come to count on every year.  According to the Pelican, Citricumulus takes its inspiration from the high-flying clouds of a summer day. Officials say brewers imagined the perfect beer for a lazy afternoon spent gazing at the sky and started with a crisp, fruity Belgian-style pale ale. The beer features an aromatic, citrusy orange peel to create an elevated sensory experience. “Pelican brewers love to explore ‘Lone Pelicans’ that offer intriguing techniques and ingredients that are not well-represented in the market place — Citricumulus is one of those but it has become so popular as a seasonal brew that we just had to give it a place of honor on the annual lineup,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “Our take on a Citrus Pale Ale explores a whole realm of sensory possibilities that are perfect for drinking on a sunny day at the beach.” Like all Pelican beers, Citricumulus is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Pelican Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Jeff Schons and Mary Jones in Pacific City with Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. Celebrating its 21st year, the Courtesy photo brewing company has created beers like CITRICUMULUS CITRUS PALE ALE, originally a Pelican BrewKiwanda Cream Ale, India Pelican Ale, ery Lone Star brew, has been added to the Pelican’s annual seaMacPelican’s Scottish Ale, Tsunami Stout sonal rotation. This crisp, fruity Belgian-style pale ale is perfect and Doryman’s Dark. With the vision, crefor a lazy summer afternoon spent gazing at high-flying clouds. ativity and brewing expertise of founding The beer features an aromatic, citrusy orange peel. brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won more than 450 awards including a 20-liter kegs via a network of distributors in Oregon, Silver Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer FestiWashington, Idaho, Utah, and Hawaii. The company val, 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Company and Brewmaster of the Year. Pelican BrewTillamook and Cannon Beach.  ing currently distributes 22-ounce bottles, 12-ounce  For more information, visit bottles in six-packs, a new mixed 12-pack, and 50- and

diningguide DORYLAND PIZZA, CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-9656299. 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. GRATEFUL BREAD BAKERY, 34805 BROOTENRD., PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-7337. Breakfast and lunch featuring vegetarian specialties, bakery breads, homemade soups, and fresh seafood served Thursday-Monday, starting at 8 a.m. Also serving beer, wine and homemade desserts. Drivethru espresso opens at 6:30 a.m. MERIDIAN RESTAURANT & BAR, 33000 CAPE KIWANDA DR., PACIFIC CITY. 503-483-3000. Sustenance from the Sea. Tuck into the catch of the day and dishes sourced from Northwest farms and purveyors at Meridian. Exposed beams, Oregon hardwoods and sky-high windows create a stylish but relaxed dining experience. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or call us to arrange a private event. Make reservations on Open Table. PELICAN PUB & BREWERY, 33180 CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-7007. Ocean front brewery featuring award-winning Pelican brews, great food, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Lunch and Dinner served daily. Open Sun–Thurs 10:30am-10pm and Fri–Sat 10:30am-11pm. 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 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. 503-965-4661. 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! SUNRISE DELI, 31020 HIGHWAY 101 S., HEBO, LOCATED INSIDE NESTUCCA VALLEY SPORTING GOODS. 503-392-4269. Home of Grandma Gefre’s home made clam chowder, Texas beans and home made potato salad. Comfort foods such as fresh made deli sandwiches and 1/3 pound hamburgers’ made to order your way. Add double cut fries and you have a real meal. TWIST WINE CO., 6425 PACIFIC AVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-NUTS. At Twist Wine Company we showcase wines from our three brands: Reversal, Basket Case and Shy Chenin. We believe wine is about having fun. We are a wine lounge, wi-fi hotspot and offer four microbrews on draft.

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hat’s better than a homecooked meal? How about a feast with some of your friendly neighbors? Throw in a comfortable setting and heaping helpings and you must be describing Menefee’s Feed Wagon. Operated by Mark and Lisa Menefee, together with their daughter Chantelle Braun, the Feed Wagon just recently celebrated its first year in operation. “We had a good first year,” Lisa told the Sun. “People have come from all over the world.” Lisa says the variety of visitors owes greatly to its location — right on Highway 101 in downtown Cloverdale. And the service, food and comfortable ambiance keeps people coming back. Open daily for breakfast and lunch every day except Sunday, the café is known for its bountiful breakfasts and large lunches. Morning favorites include their One-Pound Breakfast Burrito and their Biscuits & Gravy, but the breakfast menu also includes such standbys as a Farmers Breakfast, buttermilk pancakes, French toast and a variety of egg dishes. “We have good quality, homestyle food,” Lisa says. “We have

huge servings. You get your money’s worth.” Their midday offerings also have been a hit. While their hamburgers, fish ‘n chips and pulled pork sandwich have proved to be the most popular, the restaurant also serves up classic lunches like a chicken salad sandwich, a BLT, popcorn chicken, soup, salad and more. They also have gluten-free, organic, vegan and vegetarian options on their menu. The eatery also offers espresso, specialty coffee drinks and infused teas as well as a drive-thru service. As well, they sell locally-grown food including eggs from the Trent Family Farm, honey from Pure Grace Farm and cheese from Nestucca Bay Creamery. And they’re always looking for more. “If anyone has local products, we’re happy to talk to them about making it available to tourists and the community,” says Lisa. “It’s a place where you can just make yourself at home,” she said. “For locals, this is their coffee shop.” Menefee’s Feed Wagon is located at 34445 Highway 101 S., Cloverdale. For more information or to get your to-go order started, call 971-257-0099. More details and updates on restaurant happenings can be found by following them on Facebook.

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COMMUNITY DINNER & OPEN MIC April 13, 6-8 p.m. Fairview Grange, 5520 3rd St., Tillamook. Soup and salad dinner by donation, open mic and art show. Contact Neal Lemery, ARTIST RECEPTION April 13, 5-7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. “All About Birds” opening artist reception. Visit MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE April 14, 9 a.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Baby storytime for ages 0-36 months. Call 503-965-6163. ‘JUST A NUMBER: AGING & INTERGENERATIONAL FRIENDSHIP’ April 14, 1 p.m. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, 2106 2nd St. Speakers Jennifer Sasser and Simeon Dreyfuss. Contact Carla Albright, 503-842-4553. LAUNCH OF NORTH COAST FOOD TRAIL April 14, noon-4 p.m. Pelican Brewing, 1708 1st St., Tillamook. $10 admission includes tote bag, taster glass, 10 beer tasting tokens. Children 12 and under free. 503-842-7007. SATURDAY MOVIE April 14, noon. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. “Only the Brave.” Rated PG-13. Call 503-965-6163. POETRYFEST WORKSHOP: POETRY OF THE MOMENT April 14, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Conducted by Wendy Willis. $150 tuition. Visit INCREDIBLE INSECTS April 14, 11:30 a.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Benefits insects provide humans and the environment. Call 503-815-6800. NEHALEM TALENT ON STAGE April 14, 7-9 p.m. NCRD Performing Arts Center, 36155 9th St., Nehalem. One night variety show. $10 admision. Contac Mike Arseneault, 503-724-0273 or BEACHCOMBING CLINIC April 14, 1 p.m. Meet at SW 33rd beach access in Lincoln City. Learn to identify coastal treasures such as agates, shells, and driftwood. Contact Laura Joki, 541-351-8423 or POETRYFEST READING: WENDY WILLIS April 14, 7 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Reading by Wendy Willis followed by open mic. $7 admission. Visit SHRED DAY April 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CARTM & The Rifindery, 34995 Necarney Rd., Manzanita. Bring sensitive documents to be shredded. $7.50 per bankers box or paper grocery bag. Call 503-368-7764. BIRDING FIELD TRIP April 14, 9 a.m. Meet at parking lot at south end of Siletz River Bridge. Guided tour of Alder Island Loop Trail. Call 541-992-9720. THE PIONEER’S QUILT: A STORY OF THE SMITH HOMESTEAD April 14, 1:30 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Learn about the first homesteaders on the upper Wilson River. Call 503-8156800. PIANIST DAVID NEVUE April 14, 7-9 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Adult tickets $15; children 18 and under $10. Visit FLEA MARKET April 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Call 503-965-7900 for information or to reserve a table. ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST April 15, 8 a.m.-noon. Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A St. $5 for adults. Call 503-377-9620. BLOCK PRINTING CLASS April 15, 1-4 p.m. Burkhardt Gallery, 34395 Hwy. 101 S., Cloverdale. Learn the basics of block printing and create a small edition. $40 tuition. To register, contact Marilyn Burkhardt, 503-812-8941 or WILDFLOWER WALK April 15, 1:30 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Easy guided walk. Call 503815-6800.

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PACIFIC CITY BIRDING & BIRDS FESTIVAL April 20-22. Festival headquarters at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Seminars, guided field trips, boat trips, live birds of prey and more. Visit SIXTH ANNUAL AAUW WINE AND CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE April 15, 2-5 p.m. Port of Tillamook Bay, 6825 Officer’s Row. Appetizers, sweets, live music, silent and oral auctions. $30. Call 503-812-1501. INCREDIBLE INSECTS April 15, 11:30 a.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Benefits insects provide humans and the environment. Call 503-815-6800. MOVIE NIGHT April 17, 5 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. “Spare Parts.” Rated PG13. Call 503-965-6163. NESTUCCA, NESKOWIN & SAND LAKE WATERSHEDS COUNCIL MEETING April 17, 6-8 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Open to the public. Visit SOUTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRY April 17, 4-6 p.m. Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church, 35305 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. TILLAMOOK COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL BOARD MEETING April 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 3rd St. Contact Laura Gruenewald, SOUTH COUNTY CANDIDATE FORUM April 18, 6-8 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. All six Tillamook County Commissioners will be present. FAMILY MOVIE April 18, 4 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. “My Little Pony: The Movie.” Rated PG. Call 503-965-6163. SAFE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN OLDER ADULTS April 18, 1-5 p.m. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4603 3rd St. Free class. To register, visit TILLAMOOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING April 18, 10 a.m. Tillamook County Courthouse, 2001 Laurel Ave. Call 503-842-3416. BERKLEY HART CONCERT April 19, 7-9 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Folk music singer and songwriter Berkley Hart. Visit CONFIDENT ROLE MODELS April 19, 5:30-9 p.m. Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd St. Men helping children in their lives to reach their full potential. Free workshop. Contact DeAnna Pearl, 503-842-8201 ext. 270 or RSVP BINGO Thursdays, April 19 & 26, 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.

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NESKO WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING April 20, 11:45 a.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Newcomers welcome. $6 lunch. Guest speaker Gloria Scullin will speak on Nestucca Valley Community Alliance. SUSTAINABLE CLAMMING WORKSHOP April 21, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Netarts Bay. Free – registration required. BIRDING & BLUES CONCERT AND DANCE April 21, 8-11 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. Live music by Karen Lovely. Tickets $15 – buy at door or online – SUMMER STEELHEAD RELEASE April 21, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Presentation and release. Call 503-815-6800. TIDE POOL CLINIC April 21, noon. Beach at 15th St. access, Lincoln City. Lecture and tour of local marine life. Visit oregoncoast. org/tide-pool-clinics/. BLOCKFEST 2018 April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tillamook YMCA, 610 Stillwell Ave., Tillamook. Block play and brain development for ages 0-8 years old. Free admission. Contact Jill Vansant, 503-842-8201 ext. 276. PACIFIC CITY WOODS CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING April 21, 10:30 a.m. Pacific Coast Bible Church, 35220 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Visit NESKO WOMEN’S CLUB POTTERY SALE April 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until sold out). Hebo Fire Station, 30710 Hwy. 101. Wide selection of sizes and shapes for both indoor and outdoor plants. Proceeds benefit South County Food Bank and food programs. KARAOKE April 21, 9 p.m.-midnight. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-2000. CENTRAL COAST CHORALE CONCERT April 21, 2-4 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. “Anything Goes to the Movies.” Suggested donation $10. Visit lincolncity-culturalcenter. org. MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE April 21, 9 a.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Baby storytime for ages 0-36 months. Call 503-965-6163. EARTH DAY 5K & 10K April 22, 11 a.m. Starts at Neskowin Valley School, 10005 Slab Creed Rd., Neskowin. $30 registration. Choose from 5K Road Run/Walk, 5K Trail, or 10K Road/ Trail. Register at ‘DON’T GET HIGH’ TEA & SILENT AUCTION April 22, 2-4 p.m. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4603 3rd St. High Tea Fundraiser for Tillamook Serenity Club. Advance tickets $25, at the door $30. For tickets, call Cassy, 503-842-1115.

SUMMER STEELHEAD RELEASE April 22, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Presentation and release. Call 503-815-6800. SCIENCE PUB April 24, 6-8 p.m. Pelican Pub, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City. “River Otters in our Watershed.” Free admission.Visit LEGO DAY April 25, 4 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Call 503-965-6163. TERMINAL ILLNESS: A CONVERSATION FOR DYING & LIVING April 25, 3 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Presented by Gary “Jay” Harrison. $5 admission. Visit TILLAMOOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING April 25, 10 a.m. Tillamook County Courthouse, 2001 Laurel Ave. Call 503-842-3416. RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE April 26, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Visit JOSE ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ CONCERT April 26, 7-9 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Flamenco guitarist Jose Antonio Rodriguez. Tickets $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 youth. Visit BEACHCOMBING CLINIC April 27, 1 p.m. Meet at SW 33rd beach access in Lincoln City. Learn to identify coastal treasures such as agates, shells, and driftwood. Contact Laura Joki, 541-351-8423 or MANZANITA FILM SERIES April 27, 7:30 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. $5 admission. Visit hoffmanblog. org. FREE COMPUTER CLASS April 27. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Sign up for a free one-on-one basic computer class. Call 503-965-6163. UNDERTOW COMEDY FESTIVAL April 27-28. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. For more information, visit KARAOKE April 28, 9 p.m.-midnight. Oar House Bar & Grill, 34455 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. Call 503-965-2000. ANNUAL PLANT SALE April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Alder Creek Farm, 35955 Underhill Ln., Nehalem. Native plants, non-GMO and organic starts. Call 503-368-3203 or email lnct@ KILLER BIRDS April 28, 1:30 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Learn about predator bird skills. Call 503-815-6800. SPRING HOME & GARDEN CLASSES April 28. OSU Extension Service, 4506 3rd St. $5 per class. Visit for more information. MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE April 28, 9 a.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Baby storytime for ages 0-36 months. Call 503-965-6163. TILLAMOOK CO. LIBRARY UKULELE PROGRAM April 28. Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd St. Beginners 12:30 p.m. and Jam 1-2 p.m. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one at class – first come first served. Call 503-842-4792. NATURE’S YUCKY! April 29, 11:30 a.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Learn why seemingly “gross” animal behaviors are necessary. Call 503-815-6800. WILDFLOWER WALK April 29, 1:30 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Loop Rd. Easy guided walk. Call 503815-6800. SIX GUITARS April 30, 7 p.m. Tillamook High School auditorium, 2605 12th St. Chase Padgett’s one man show. For information and tickets visit To have your event added to our community calendar, email information to

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Songs with a Spirit of Fun Folk singer David Roth returns to Cloverdale April 29 for 15th annual Oregon Coast conert Folk singer and songwriter David Roth will return to Cloverdale Sunday, April 29 for the 15th annual David Roth concert on the Oregon Coast. The 5 p.m. concert will take place at the Thomas Goodwin Gallery/Istanbul Carpet Bazaar, 34390 Hwy 101 S. Local folk singers Fred Bassett and Sonya Kazen will open the show. Roth’s song have been played or appeared in a great variety of places — Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, the Kennedy Center, several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, CDs by Peter, Paul and Mary and the Kingston Trio, and several songbooks. NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis even carried a copy of his song “Rocket Science” on its 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope. He has received five Positive Music Awards and recorded 14 albums of his own. During his three decade touring career, he has also taught Courtesy photo singing, songwriting and FOLK SINGER AND SONGWRITER David Roth will reperformance classes at a turn to Cloverdale Sunday, April 29 for the 15th annual wide array of retreats and David Roth concert on the Oregon Coast at 5 p.m. venues. Each of Roth’s perforbegan her musical career in California, mances is a new experithen performed in Portland rock, traence. Known for his ability to make up ditional jazz, top 40 and variety bands a song on the spot based on current before returning to her acoustic folk events, a night with the folk artist has roots. one constant — a spirit of fun. Tickets are a suggested $10 donaThe acoustic duo of Fred Bassett tion, but no one will be turned away. and Sonya Kazen brings thoughtful, Attendees are invited to bring potluck sometimes hilarious original songs to appetizers to share. For more informathe stage. Bassett has played folk venues tion on the concert, call 503-329-8345. and house concerts from Oregon to To learn more about Roth’s career, visit British Columbia and plays at local events and farmers markets. Kazen


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