Wildfires, floods, volcanoes and earthquakes: Oregon has its share of natural hazards. Each of these hazards presents unique challenges, but one of the biggest challenges for earthquake preparedness is unpredictability. Earthquakes strike without warning, causing widespread damage in a matte…

If you have had power outages due to the recent ice storms, it is a good time to think about food safety. Oregon Emergency Management reminds residents that when your food has not been stored at the proper temperature, it can make you sick. Here are a few tips to help you know how to protect…

Small grants that often make a large difference in ensuring arts access for Oregonians, especially in rural areas, have been awarded to 97 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2021.

For the first time ever, consumers who do not know a Girl Scout can now purchase Girl Scout Cookies online from a local troop for direct shipment to their door. Online ordering through the Girl Scout Cookie Finder officially opened Feb. 1, offering a contact-free method that supports local g…

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The Neah-Kah-Nie District #56 Graduate Scholarships Inc. Committee announces that we are now accepting applications for this year’s scholarship awards. The scholarship awards will be available to anyone who graduated from Neah-Kah-Nie High School from 1954 to date who are pursuing academic, …

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Glass art made from wildfire ash, free books sent to your quarantined door, a peaceful gathering held to honor Black History Month and the list goes on. In what has repeatedly been called difficult, divisive and pivotal, the past year also highlighted the resilience of the Oregon Coast and i…

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We are not out of the woods yet! The North County Business Relief campaign, created by Fulcrum Community Resources and the Manzanita Visitors Center, just distributed $61,00 to nine local businesses. This brings us to a grand total of $102,230 that we have been able to distribute to 65 local…

The State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual grants fund up to $20,000 in matching funds for preservation projects. Both grant programs support the goals of the Oregon Historic Preservation Plan.

The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

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Oregonians have a longstanding and beloved winter tradition of Plunging into frigid waters across the state every February to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon. Donning their wildest costumes and swimming attire, more than 2,500 brave (some might say crazy) supporters acr…

Join the Oregon State University Extension Fire Program from 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 for a special webinar to learn what you can do to take action and become wildfire adapted. Special guests will also join the webinar from the Wildfire Adapted Partnership (a Colorado non-profit) and the Oregon D…

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Elizabeth (Liza, Bebe) was born in Portland, Oregon on June 25, 1929, the youngest of eight Misetich siblings. We lost our mother on Christmas Eve, as we lost our father, Peter Cartwright, on Christmas Eve forty-nine years ago. Despite suffering with dementia, she seemed to choose her time t…

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Joe Rogers, owner of Aangels Traffic Control in Tillamook, said his favorite thing to do is help save lives. Preventing accidents is just one way he accomplishes this. If you’ve ever traveled the busy highways, state roads or even local streets in Tillamook County, you have probably seen his…

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection and the Forest Waters Coalition have started the Forest Waters Watch Campaign to help people learn about their water, where it comes from, who owns the land in that watershed and how is that land managed, and what contaminants may be present i…

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Manzanita Beach Getaway has started a new program to encourage guests to shop local. Eighteen businesses in the Manzanita area are participating. Manzanita Beach Getaway hopes to gain repeat guests from this program and to help other small businesses in the process.

Candace Kramer of Manzanita has been elected to the board of directors of the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

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The past year presented some interesting challenges for all of us, but it was also not without some great news. Tillamook Bay Community College was ranked #10 for Best Community Colleges in the United States for 2020 according to SmartAsset, a financial technology firm that has conducted the…

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As part of their strategic commitment to outdoor access, Tillamook Coast Visitors Association (Visit Tillamook Coast) has delivered four beach wheelchairs to three high-demand beach areas in Tillamook County: Manzanita, Rockaway Beach and Pacific City. The chairs will be available to the pub…

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Alicia Ritter, a 30-year public relations professional, has established a local consulting practice to assist Tillamook County organizations with their marketing and communications needs. Ritter Consulting specializes in working with organizations that operate with a public purpose or social good.

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Over the Neah-Kah-Nie School District's winter break, lunchtime meals were made available to all students through a partnership with the Nehalem Bay Methodist Church, Bay City Methodist Church, First Student and Camp Magruder. Funding to purchase the food for this program was provided by the…

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Like no other year, 2020 was hard on many tourism-related businesses. Lodging closed for nearly three months, restaurants were forced multiple times into takeout only or very limited capacity, small commercial fisheries and farms lost as much as 75 percent of their customer base, and retail …

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The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC) board has recently awarded 2021 grant funds to nine Tillamook County cultural organizations and individuals. The coalition administers and distributes Oregon Cultural Trust funding in Tillamook County. TCCC is grateful for all organizations that…

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This winter’s final series of “king tides” is coming up Jan. 11-13, which means that this will be the final round for the 2020-21 edition of the Oregon King Tides Project. Every winter for the past decade, a growing army of volunteer photographers has documented the highest point reached by …

Nehalem Senior Lunches are available at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church each Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Currently, the church offers only pick up or delivery to homebound individuals.

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

In any season, storms can be severe, but there are ways to prepare your home to minimize the risk of damage when severe weather strikes. In some cases, taking these steps can mean the difference between costly home repairs and no storm damage to your home at all.

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The writer Margaret Atwood once noted that “A word after a word after a word is power.” As a new year beckons after so many months of untold loss, the Hoffman Center for the Arts is launching a new program to strengthen our community through writing.

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The Tillamook County Solid Waste Department strives to offer quality recycling and disposal services to local residents and businesses, despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic. Unfortunately, staff is stretched thin, and some logistical challenges will result in an interim re…

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View the online version of our 2020 Season's Greetings publication here!

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The Schooner Restaurant & Lounge’s annual Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner, which raises money for The Oregon Food Bank - Tillamook County Services, was once again a great success this year. Due to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions during the Thanksgiving holiday, the in-person dining event h…

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Manzanita Polar Plunge will be held differently this year due to COVID-19. The event usually has about 500 people gather at Manzanita beach. This year, the event will be held virtually, still at 11 a.m. on New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2021.

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From mid-December to mid-January a tradition takes place along the Oregon Coast that has intrigued and fascinated thousands for years.