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Dan Haag was named Manzanita’s Citizen of the Year at the Jun. 9 meeting of the city council. Haag is a part-time independent contractor who runs the Manzanita Visitors’ Center.

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Neah-Kah-Nie High School held its Class of 2021 graduation ceremony Saturday, June 5, outside on the school’s track. Masks were required and the event was by guest list only. The graduation was livestreamed and is available to view on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLLYj-2_Si8

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In its first ever CARE-A-Thon fundraising event to Knock Out Poverty in Tillamook County, CARE raised $20,000 for local poverty fighting services. Proceeds from this year’s event are going directly into CARE’s client services fund. This fund supports assistance for the basic needs of familie…

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The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host an online webinar “Social Climbers: The Art of Vertical Gardening” from 10-11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 12. Hosted by Ketzel Levin, Wonder Garden Program lead, the webinar will be led by noted expert Linda Beutler, former president of the I…

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Hoffman Gallery’s June show is open from 1-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, June 3-27. The show is free and open to the public. Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

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The Office of State Fire Marshal wants to remind Oregonians that you are the greatest resource in protecting homes and neighborhoods. With some simple steps, you can protect your home and community from wildfire. Now is the time to prepare your home and your property for the 2021 fire season.

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The National Endowment for the Arts is recommending an award of $803,500 to the Oregon Arts Commission in the NEA’s first distribution of funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This emergency rescue funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact…

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Fibre Federal Credit Union is delivering Teacher Appreciation gift baskets to schools in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Pacific counties in Washington and to Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Bailey Roberts and Deb Dixon, community engagement and education coordinators for…

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) announced Wednesday, April 28, it will administer $40 million of state-funded grants for community organizations to provide summer enrichment activities for K-12 aged students, such as day camps and outdoor programs, as well as $1.2 million earmarked for par…

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After a year of accepting and distributing donations to small businesses and individuals in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler, Fulcrum Community Resources is wrapping up its business relief campaign. Launched in April 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign was a joint eff…

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The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve has two seasonal, part-time job opportunities for the new Tidepool Ambassador Program. The Tidepool Ambassador Program at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve aims to protect habitat, educate tidepool visitors, and focus on quality of contact with visitors.

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Hoffman Gallery presents the May Show open 1-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday April 30-May 30. The show is free and open to the public. Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

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Oregonians demonstrated that a clean and healthy environment is a top priority during SOLVE’s Earth Day volunteer event, the Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric. On April 17, a reported 2,471 volunteers took to the outdoors, improving the environment through litter …

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View the online version of our Milestones publication here! 

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The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver a virtual training session for the residents of Northern Oregon from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 8. COASST participants help make a difference for the environment by collecting data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds …

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The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) has joined Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, an international initiative that supports tourism businesses, organizations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency.

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Leslie Vipond, Youth Center director, recognized a problem and envisioned its solution. The children of North Tillamook County attend a variety of programs, camps and other learning activities in the Youth Center and Gymnasium at North County Recreation District (NCRD).

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Meg Reed, coastal shores specialist, will discuss on April 8 the expected impacts of sea level rise along the Oregon coast and how the Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is planning to help communities and partners address these impacts over time. The OCMP is currently in the process o…

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If you missed “Bird Monitoring: Get outside and get involved!” with Friends of Cape Falcon, you can watch the video at https://youtu.be/iV7DzYZa4zI. Learn about volunteer efforts led by Portland Audubon to collect data on birds, what these volunteer opportunities involve and find the project…

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International Police Museum is set to reopen in Wheeler, within the confines of Wheeler Treasures, Saturday, April 10. Enter the front door of Wheeler Treasures and go straight to get to the museum. Wheeler Treasures is located at 395 Nehalem Blvd. The museum had been formally located in Roc…

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Riverbend Players present “The Dog Logs” by JC Johnson. This is a virtual performance/fundraiser live on stage at the Performing Arts Center of North County Recreation District. Broadcast dates are 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11.

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Hoffman Gallery presents their April show from 1-5 p.m. open Friday through Sunday April 2-25. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

Girl Scout Cookie lovers in Oregon and SW Washington have just a few days left to stock up on Thin Mints®, Samoas® and other favorites before the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program comes to an end on Sunday, March 28. The cookie program—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—f…

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This spring, Trailkeepers of Oregon, the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Regional Tourism Alliance, the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon State Parks are kicking off another season of the Trail Ambassador Program to equip Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mt. Hood visitors with in…

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Oregon’s north coast is home to a wide array of birds each spring and summer, from seabirds like cormorants, common murres, brown pelicans, and tufted puffins to shorebirds like black oystercatchers and snowy plovers. Each spring and summer, volunteers collect data on these birds to help sci…

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Longtime Neah-Kah-Nie School District board member Terry Kelly will not seek re-election this year, Neah-Kah-Nie School District Superintendent Paul Erlebach announced Tuesday, March 2. Kelly served from 2003-2009 and from 2013 to present, representing Zone 1 (Manzanita). His term ends June 30.

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The spring whale migration kicks off in late March and will last into June, but the whale watching experience will look different this year due to the pandemic. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) canceled its 2021 spring Whale Watch Week program, traditionally held during spring b…

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Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Firefighter 1 Academy beginning this month. Firefighter 1 training is designed to provide trainees with the basic knowledge they need about operations and methods of a fire department and provide training to allow firefighters to go …