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OSU’s Jane Lubchenco Honored

Jane LubchencoClimate One at The Commonwealth Club today announced that Jane Lubchenco, the University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University and former NOAA administrator, will receive the fourth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. The $10,000 award is given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling fashion. It was established in memory of Stephen H. Schneider, a pioneer in the field of climatology.

“Throughout her distinguished career, Jane Lubchenco has been that rare combination: an outstanding environmental scientist and an outspoken champion of scientific engagement and communication with policy-makers, the media, and the public,” said Cristine Russell, a science journalist and one of the jurors making the award selection. “She co-founded three important organizations dedicated to improving science communication and the health of the world’s oceans.” Continue reading

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The Yaquina Art Association announces the winners for its 13th Annual Juried Art Show .

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The Yaquina Art Association announces the winners for its 13th Annual Juried Art Show .  Winners were as follows: First Place Carole Hillsbery from Florence, Oregon for her Watercolor “Chelsea Rose” received $700.  Second place winner Colleen Chronsiter from Kaiser, Oregon with her Oil painting  “Retired” received $500 and Third place went to Vern Bartley from Newport, Oregon for his Photograph “Sacred Ground” .  Newport Mayor Sandra Roumagoux awarded her Mayor’s Choice $100 Award to Bonnie Powell of Newport, Oregon for her oil painting “Fogarty Creek”. The public will determine the People’s Choice award at the end of the month.

The show is open to the public daily at the Yaquina Art Association gallery from 11 am to 4 pm at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport Oregon (Nye Beach Turnaround).  The artwork is for sale off the wall and the gallery is stocked with other artwork as well as cards and crafts.

Juror Bill Cary from Pacific City, Oregon was asked to be the judge for this year’s show.  He said that he came away quite impressed with the large volume of high quality work submitted and had the task of narrowing over 160 pieces down to about half that many.  Bill has always been an artist at heart and is happy that now he has time to devote to his passion.  Although primarily a water media artist he loves to experiment with different mediums, paints and textures to get the desired effects. He says that most of his work is representational in nature but for the most part he doesn’t strive for realism, leaving the viewer an artistic impression of the subjects he paints.

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Making Waves Pioneer Surfers of the Oregon Coast

PrintAn engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen opens at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Thursday, October 23rd.
For centuries, surfing was central to ancient Polynesian culture. It was “discovered” by European explorers in the late 1700s. The first written account of surfing in Hawaii appears in the journals of Captain James Cook. Cook describes with envy the pleasure experienced by these early surfer dudes, December 1777.
Locally, surfing (probably body surfing on what looks like wood ironing boards) got a false start in the early 1910s at Newport’s Agate Beach. As far as anyone knows it went into hibernation with the outbreak of World War I, 1918. The era of modern surfing began locally in 1964 when Scott Blackman went to Sears in Salem, bought a board, and caught his first wave at Agate Beach. Immediately he was hooked. Blackman, who is known nationally for his photography, was not only the area’s first modern surfer and mentor to the era’s young surfers, he used his camera to artfully document local surfers and surfing culture. Scott and his wife, Sandy, recently wrote a book, Oregon Surfing, Central Coast and the two of them made this exhibit possible.


Photo: Cowabunga Longboard Classic, Otter Rock, 1983. Photo by Scott Blackman

This exhibit features many Blackman photos of the area’s pioneer surfers, including members of the legendary Agate Beach Surf Club. Also featured is surfing memorabilia from the community and items the Blackmans discovered in the course of their book research. More than just a photo exhibit, Making Waves includes early surfing posters and several 1960s vintage surfboards, most of which were loaned by Mike Jipp, Pacific Northwest Surf Museum and Lincoln City Surf Shop. These rare old school boards were made by Oregon board makers such as Jensen, Tillamook Head, and Jim Sagawa. Most are long boards, one of which dates from 1946 and is 12’ long.
An opening reception for the Making Waves exhibit will be held at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Friday, October 24th at 5:00 pm. Admission to this event is free for members, and $5.00 for non-members. For more information, call 541-265-7509.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that preserves and shares Lincoln County’s history. Visit the Burrows House Museum, 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport, and the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport. Burrows House admission is by donation. Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3 through 12. Members admitted free with tickets. Both museums are open 11 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday.


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Tip Of The Week: Cyber-Bullying and Your Children

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Bullies are nothing new, but Internet accessibility has given rise to a new type of bully. It has created cyber-bullies, who bully others via electronic devices. Cyber-bullies use e-mail, instant messages, blogs, chat rooms, and social networking sites as well as cell phone text messages, and photos to harass their victims.

Cyber-bullies utilize the Internet for the following:
Send insulting messages
Spread rumors
Post embarrassing photos
Pose as someone else and send messages supposedly from the victim
Share someone’s secrets online
Threaten the victim and make him or her live in fear
Exclude their victim from an online group
Who is affected by cyber-bullying?
Middle –school and high-school aged youngsters are the most likely to be affected. Your child may be a victim and not tell you. Or, your child may be a cyber-bully.
Why do kids cyber-bully?
Children become cyber-bullies for the same reasons they bully in person. It makes them feel important. But unlike bullies, cyber-bullies can hide behind anonymity on the computer and be just as mean or meaner to others.
What are the dangers of cyber-bullying?
Victims of cyber-bullying can get so upset and/or depressed that they attempt suicide or hurt others. While bullies my threaten children at school, cyber-bullies “invade” your home so that there’s no escape from them. Hurtful messages or pictures can be e-mailed, posted online or forwarded via cell phones, making the bullying widespread and long lasting.
What are some warning signs a child is being cyber-bullied?
Warning signs may include; unexplained anxiety, anger, sadness, or fear, especially after using the computer of cell phone. Falling grades, lack of interest in friends, school or other activities, trouble sleeping, more or less interest in the computer or cell phone.
What can parents and guardians do about cyber-bullies?
Talk to your children. Tell them to let you know if anyone is being a cyber-bully. If someone is, have your child save all communications from that person, including e-mails, Internet Messages (IMs), and text messages.
Report incidents to the Internet or Cell Phone provider, your child’s school and/or police if you fear your child is in danger.
Find out how to block the cyber-bully’s e-mail address or phone number, or change your child’s online information.
Note that filtering software cannot prevent cyber-bullying.
What can your children do?
If one of your children receives a hurtful message, he or she needs to tell you about it, but not send a message back. Responding negatively to the cyber-bully, or forwarding the hurtful message on to others, makes your child a cyber-bully as well.
Avoid web sites where cyber-bullying occurs.
To keep others from being hurt, your children should report any instances of someone they know being cyber-bullied.
For more information and tips, visit our web site at and on your Smartphone via the “MobilePatrol” app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

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Lincoln City, OR – Rest Areas on Highway 18 in the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor near the junction with Highway 101 are set to close starting Oct. 13, 2014–weather permitting. Both North and South Rest Areas will close in order to complete a paving restoration project. The parking areas and restrooms will not be available during this closure.

Road and Driveway Company of Newport will repair and resurface degraded asphalt, replace concrete curbing, improve drainage systems, enhance ADA access and re-stripe the lots.

Funded by Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the estimated $171,000 project is set to be completed by Nov. 2, 2014.

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The 10th Annual Chowder Cook-Off returns to Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City on November 8th & 9th

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The 10th Annual Chowder Cook-Off returns to Tanger Outlets inLincoln City on November 8-9, 2014. Explore the comfort food of the Oregon Coastas professional chefs from around the Pacific Northwest battle for top honors in this chowder competition.


On Saturday, November 8 from 11am to 4pm, restaurants from all over the region will compete for the title of best chowder and the coveted People’s Choice Award. Attendees can vote for their favorite chowder, and winners will be announced by4pm. Mark Alan and the Ivie-Meziere Trio will provide live music, while craft beer will be available from Rusty Truck Brewing and local wines from the Wine Shop at the Eventuary.


Sunday, November 9 from 11am to 3pm, bring the kids and celebrate Native American Heritage Month courtesy of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Activities include tribal dancers and drummers, hands-on Native American crafting, and a tribal storyteller. Chinook Winds Casino Resort Executive Chef Jack Strong will also give a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Native American cuisine. And don’t worry, there will still be plenty of chowder to sample!


Chef Greg Hill, from Deli 101 in Lincoln City, will be competing this year. “I got 2nd place at the Jambalaya Cook-Off and 3rd place at the Mushroom Cook-Off this year,” says Hill. ” I plan to keep that momentum up at the Chowder Cook-Off.” Deli 101 has quickly gained a local reputation for their chowder, which Hill says is a recipe handed down from his grandmother. “It’s comfort food, so lots of cream and butter is the trick to great chowder. I am hoping that this year my grandmother’s recipe will win people over.”


Upon asking him why he competes, Hill refers to chef camaraderie. “I love competing at the Cook-Offs because I can catch up with fellow chefs in the industry. Chefs are a tight knit community, so it’s great to see what everyone has been up to. Competing in the Cook-Offs is also a great way to market your business and get in front of potential customers.”


Admission to the cook-off is $5 for a one-day pass, which includes a tasting size portion of each chowder and unlimited access to daily entertainment and activities. Tanger Club members receive 20% off admission if they show their card and kids 12 and under get in free. On both days, desserts and sweets are available for purchase from My Petite Sweet and Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop. Local clamming expert Bill Lackner will be on-site to teach you how to catch your dinner. Door prizes will be given away and attendees can enter to win a weekend getaway to Lincoln City, including a Tanger Outlets gift card.


The Lincoln City Culinary Center presents four annual cook-offs: Jambalaya, Fish Taco, Wild Mushroom, and Chowder, each featuring some of the best chefs in thePacific Northwest. For more information on the Chowder Cook-Off contact the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or


Thank you to the following Event Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Ester Lee Hotel, Gomberg Kite Productions International, The Liberty Inn, Looking Glass Inn, The News Guard, Pelican Shores Inn, Shearwater Inn, Willamette Dental.


Lincoln City – A Great Place to Try New Things!

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New Tools Help Anglers Navigate Marine Reserves

Cape Falcon marine reservesThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has introduced some new tools to help ocean anglers map the boundaries of marine reserve areas as they fish off the Oregon Coast. Fishing is prohibited within Oregon’s four marine reserves and it can be difficult for anglers to know whether they’ve entered a marine reserve area, said Stacy Galleher, ODFW community engagement coordinator for marine reserves.

The new tools offer anglers a variety of ways to download the marine reserve coordinates onto a number of different devices:

· Download coordinates directly to common hand-held and boat GPS devices.

· Create a map at home where the marine reserves can be downloaded and displayed on Google Earth.

· Download a mobile app called FishAlerts. Developed by a private company, Great Outdoors Mobile, Inc., this free app displays rules summaries for all marine protected areas in the United States, including those in Oregon.

Anglers can find links to all of these options at the state’s Oregon Ocean Info website under the “News from ODFW” section.

It has been the agency’s goal to provide information about the boundaries and harvest restrictions of the marine reserves sites in as many different ways as possible, Galleher said. In 2013 the agency issued thumb drives with mapping information to commercial fishers who could input the boundaries to their PC-based navigation plotters. “Clearly we needed a similar tool for sport anglers,” Galleher said. “The number one call we receive about marine reserves is from sport anglers looking for the boundary coordinates.”

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