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Cannon Beach, Oregon –The Cannon Beach Gallery Group has rescheduled the 20th annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. The new dates are June 26-28, 2020. In light of the current global health situation with COVID-19 our highest priority is the health and safety of our community and visitors t…

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The most recent executive order issued by Gov. Kate Brown directs Oregonians to stay at home to the maximum extent possible to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Along with the executive order, a list of businesses that are temporarily closed was announced.

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Tillamook People's Utility District (PUD) is delighted to announce the local organizations that have been selected to receive funding through the Tillamook PUD Community Support Grant program in 2020.

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Tillamook County Community Health Centers (TCCHC) and Tillamook Family YMCA are working together to develop a list of needed supplies and a central drop off location for donations. They are also partnering on a community hotline staffed by YMCA.

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Thousands of area residents get their Medicare questions answered by certified Medicare counselors working with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program.

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The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita is inviting area artists to create works reflecting the impact COVID-19 is having on themselves, their community, family, friends, neighbors or environment.

The 15th Annual Knock Down Poverty bowl-a-thon is returning to Tillamook Lanes Saturday, May 2. There are many ways to get involved with a right-sized opportunity for everyone.

The Oregon State University Extension Office in Tillamook has temporarily suspended all organized classes, including Strong Women, Master Gardeners, and 4-H activities.

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At the Feb. 13 Veterans for Peace meeting in Manzanita, two veterans were honored: Jack Ferris, a World War II recipient of the French Legion of Honor, and Mike Scott, a Vietnam veteran who served as a river boat officer in the Mekong Delta.

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The health and safety of Oregon’s communities has always been a priority for SOLVE. Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, SOLVE is rescheduling its Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA, until Sunday, July 5.

Spring Term registration is open at Tillamook Bay Community College with classes beginning April 6. All courses will be taught Online to comply with an executive order established by Governor Kate Brown to not offer face-to-face instruction on college campuses until April 28.

Thanks go to Dr. Deke Gundersen, toxicologist, for a very informative presentation entitled “Pesticides and Environmental Justice: Impacts on Community Health” at the recent North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection event held in Rockaway Beach.

The Spring Whale Watch Week event returns to the coast Saturday, March 21, through Sunday, March 29, to celebrate the more than 25,000 Gray whales expected to migrate north past Oregon over the next few months.

The Port of Tillamook Bay main office, Tillamook Airport and Tillamook Air Museum have modified public hours and made other changes. The Port said community staff health and safety is its highest priority.

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With schools shuttering because of the coronavirus outbreak, Tillamook School District will be delivering meals. Nestucca also has a delivery plan, and Neah-Kah-Nie is serving food at the schools.

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The Tillamook Creamery Visitors Center, a huge tourism draw for the county, is closing until further notice. A statement released by the Creamery cited health and safety concerns for guests and staff in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Food Roots has announced the cancellation of the 6th annual Seed to Supper adult gardening class series, effective immediately.

The first of the semi-annual Pancake and Burnt Sausage Breakfasts hosted by Netarts-Oceanside Volunteer Firefighters Association has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns and an order from the governor suspending large gatherings for a month. The event had been scheduled for March 28.

Howard Shapiro might just be the most active 89-year-old man you would ever meet. Age is truly just a number to this nearly nonagenarian whose daily routine would shame most people half his age. Shapiro’s wit is sharp and he is a master at peppering gentle sarcasm into his conversations - in…

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The Fairview Grange and the Bay City Arts Center have announced they are accepting entries for the 2020 Joe Wrabek Memorial Songwriting Contest. This year’s deadline for entries is Friday, April 3.

The Tillamook Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) held the 18th Annual STEM recognition event at Tillamook Bay Community College on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The event honored young women from local Tillamook County High Schools who have excelled in the areas of Scienc…

A Healing Arts Faire will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21 at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita. This free event is a great way to meet local healing arts practitioners & gather information on what is available to our community for healing in body, mind, and spirit.

The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC), a local arm of the Oregon Cultural Trust, is now taking applications for members of its board of directors. TCCC board members serve as local ambassadors for the Oregon Cultural Trust and collaborate with the Trust to re-grant funds to worthy c…

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Born in Tillamook and a class of 2008 Neah-Kah-Nie graduate, Tech. Sgt. Brett Kiser is serving in the Air Force. He enlisted in 2010 and is currently stationed on a year-long deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

VA’s Solid Start program is a transition program in which VA representatives proactively reach out by phone to the more than 200,000 newly separated Veterans during the critical first year of transition from the military to inform them of the benefits they are eligible for.

The Marlin James Band has cancelled their Friday night show this Friday, March 6, at the Nehalem WINTERfest due to band member illnesses. North Country Recreation District will refund ticket purchases.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series welcomes author Apricot Irving who will read from her memoir, “The Gospel of Trees,” winner of the 2019 Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction, at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

Hoffman Center for the Arts presents Terry Robb live in concert on his Confession’ My Dues Tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave. Tickets are $20.

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes, brings her latest show, “Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco,” Sunday, March 8, to the White Clover Grange in Nehalem.

Three exciting shows over the next three days are coming to one of the Oregon Coast’s newer music venues as part of the third Annual Nehalem Winterfest Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, at the Nehalem Performing Arts Center. The show features The Marlin James Band, Eagle Eyes, and th…

Tillamook Kiwanis Club announces it is kicking of its 60th Annual KT Days scholarship drive for graduating seniors from Nestucca, Neah-Kah-Nie and Tillamook High Schools. Over the past 60 years, the club has raised over $530,000 and granted scholarships for 460 students.

Tillamook County 4-H members that plan to continue their education may be interested in several scholarships that are available from the Tillamook County and the Oregon 4-H programs.

Over the past several years, we have seen a dramatic increase in school shootings. As the experts analyze these horrific events, it has become clear that schools need to change their approach in dealing with active shooter situations.

Nearly 10,000 Oregonians have purchased gray whale license plates since they went on sale a year ago, providing critical support for Oregon State University researchers studying gray whales that frequent Oregon’s waters.

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The year was 1967 and America was in the midst of turmoil and an identity crisis of sorts. The Vietnam War was ramping up just as the summer of love and Monterey Pop Festival began to sizzle. Race riots filled the streets of major metropolitan areas as Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the f…

The Miro Quartet will present an all Beethoven program when it performs in the Neskowin Chamber Music series on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at Camp Winema.

The Tillamook County Elks Lodge will be hosting a Help & Hope for Veterans and Community two-day event at 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1907 Third Street in downtown Tillamook. This event will focus on veteran and community resiliency, camaraderie, ment…

Eating out is something we all do.  A 2019 survey found that 56% of Americans either dine-out or order-in 2-3 times each week (Truth About Dining Out ?)(We don’t want to start a sentence with a number)10% choose these options 4 – 6 times per week and 6% do so every day.  This includes everyt…