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Big Wave Cafe and North County Food Bank Ready for Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser February 26th

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MANZANITA, Ore. – You might say that Brian Williams is a little “loco” for local – especially when it comes to supporting North Tillamook County nonprofits. In January, The Big Wave Cafe in Manzanita hosted a successful fundraiser for the Eugene Schmuck Foundation, and now it’s time for the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the North County Food Bank on Monday February 26th. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance from North County Food Bank volunteers – call Betty at 503-368-4080 or Tom at 503-368-6620 for more information or for tickets. The spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 pm, includes salad, garlic toast, and dessert for $15.00, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available for the main dish.

Each year the Big Wave Café gives back to several local nonprofits including the Tillamook Bay US Coast Guard Station and veterans organizations. For Chef/Owner Brian Williams, who owns the business with his wife Carol, and their son, Sam Williams, who is the restaurant manager, this is a restaurant with a purpose – to support and give back to the community. “This is truly one of the most special places in the world,” said Brian Williams, “and a strong sense of community because of the amazing nonprofit organizations. We have been doing these spaghetti fundraisers annually for a variety of organizations since 2011 and helped raise over $65,000. This is a natural fit for a business that’s all about good food to make sure that we are feeding everyone in our community.”
“We do our best to make sure no one goes hungry,” said Tom Ayres, volunteer with the North County food bank, which is located in the Nehalem Bay Health District building in Wheeler. “But the need continues to grow.”
“There are more people at risk of going hungry in the community,” said Brian Williams, who, with his wife Carol, owns the Big Wave Café. “The food bank fills a crucial gap, and we are honored to help its volunteers continue their mission.”
The North County Food Bank serves much of north Tillamook County, including the Nehalem Bay area. The food bank uses the proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner to purchase food to give to the local hungry. The operation is entirely volunteer-run. Part of the Oregon Food Bank system, the North County Food Bank receives food from both the Oregon Food Bank and local donors. However, “We have to buy alot of our food these days,” said Ayres. The North County Food Bank is open 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays and is located in the Nehalem Bay Health District building basement, across from the Rinehart Clinic. Donations can be dropped off from 11 am to 3 p.m., Tuesdays. For more information, call 503-368-4080 or 503-368-6220.
The Big Wave makes a practice of supporting the community year-round by employing up to 30 people, all local residents, and sourcing as many of its food items as possible from Tillamook County, said Williams. “It costs more to buy from our local farmers, ranchers and fisherman, but it provides a better product and keeps money in our county.” In past years, the Big Wave Café has hosted dinners on behalf of a number of local nonprofit organizations, including the Pine Grove Community Club, Friends of North Tillamook Library, Rinehart Clinic, and Manzanita Business Alliance, and others. “Please join us in supporting these great local organizations that play a role in making this the best place in the world to call home,” added Williams.
The Big Wave Cafe is located at 822 Laneda Avenue, in Manzanita.


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CARE Warming Center Open Sunday 2/18, Monday 2/19 and Tuesday 2/20

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With the weather forecast calling for below freezing temperatures Sunday night through Tuesday nights, CARE has made arrangements for the Tillamook Warming Center to be open Sunday, Feb. 18th, Monday, Feb. 19th, and Tuesday, Feb. 20th.
The center is located at 5th and Miller Streets in Tillamook. The open hours are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 am.
Please share with anyone you know that could benefit from a safe place to stay on these cold nights.

Thank you, CARE
Community Action Resource Enterprises Inc.
Emergency and Homeless Services
Office – 2310 First St., Tillamook
503-842-5261
www.careinc.org


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Drew’s Reviews: BLACK PANTHER—Rawr

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Drew’s Reviews: BLACK PANTHER—Rawr

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By Andrew Jenck
I should address the fact that Black Panther is the first major super hero film to not only feature a black person in the title role but also a predominately black cast with only two white actors in major roles. Hence many social justice war-I mean well-intentioned “liberals” believe that it should be exclusive to only blacks and that no white critics should review it nor should whites even be allowed to see it. What they don’t realize is that filmography is an inclusive medium that can offer its audience a different perspective on one’s culture while not talking down to its audience, and for the most part it works. So, yes, ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.

I don’t think I need to go into too much depth with Marvel Studios, as my opinions on the whole franchise are about the same as others. I find myself enjoying most of the films, though tend to separate them into two different categories: A and B. Category A are the films that I immensely enjoy and find to breathe some fresh new air into the decade-old franchise, and Category B are films I consider solid but not in too much of a hurry to return to. Black Panther falls somewhere in between those two categories. Yes, I am aware of the critical acclaim it has received, and would not say that it is unearned. This is definitely a film I would recommend, having great actors, a solid script, interesting worlds, and entertaining action sequences; just not quite as memorable as some of the other films.
Perhaps the biggest strength of Black Panther is its setting and visuals. The world of Wakanda is very well crafted and a lot of thought was put into it. The color of the clothing really pops and strikes a balance of comic book visuals and African setting. Director Ryan Coogler, off of Creed, creates action of tribal warfare but with a science-fantasy element to it. The camera work can be a bit shaky but still works, and the hand-to-claw battles feel vicious but graceful. What’s especially unique is how the action clearly derives from tribal warfare but is given a technological advancement that manages to be believable in this world. An all-women military is featured, but the film never draws attention to their gender and instead lets their actions speak for themselves. Coogler handles the setting very well and it feels genuine.
The cast is spot on. Chadwich Boseman is calm but maintains a presence as the titular character, and he captures the turmoil and burden his character feels through the story. Lupita Nyong’o takes what could’ve been an underdeveloped love interest and adds charisma and screen presence. Martin Freeman doesn’t show much of his comedic chops but still poses as a good outsider perspective and shows genuine confusion and observation in the role. Leitta Wright, as the sister, provides a fun sibling dynamic. The stand out in the film is Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, who manages to be one of the interesting villains of the MCU, acting a role that garners sympathy and provides a great counter to Black Panther’s morals and what to learn from.
Really, the film does a lot of things right and is executed well to the point where I’d call it one of the best solo Marvel films, but I feel what holds it back is its story. The story is well-told, don’t get me wrong, but it does feel like a product of the Marvel machine. Touching on issues of negligence, race, legacy, and betrayal, there are certainly good themes to chew on, but I can’t help feel its being held back and not allowed to go all out with it. Coolger has been known to make films that showcase some of the dirt and grit of lower-class, but this seems limited to only have the characters talk about it and not showcase it. I understand that the Marvel movies aim to be family friendly, but in dealing with the issues today I feel the subject matter warrants a little more edge, while still being accessible.
Nevertheless, Black Panther is a solid film that you won’t regret paying money for. It gives everything that you’d expect from Marvel with a little more substance to be considered one of the better films. The film achieves its goal of presenting African culture in a mature way that can be enjoyed by all races, which is definitely a major plus.


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Merkley Town Hall Tuesday Feb. 20 in Rockaway Beach

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Merkley Town Hall Tuesday Feb. 20 in Rockaway Beach

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Next Tuesday, February 20th, Senator Jeff Merkley is hosting a town hall at Rockaway Beach Civic Facility in Rockaway Beach. “I invite all Tillamook County residents to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and our nation. Since the Trump administration is working to open offshore drilling off the West Coast, I especially want to invite coastal residents to come and share their thoughts on what that would mean for coastal economies and quality of life,” said Senator Merkley.

Also, if you are running into red tape accessing veterans’ benefits or dealing with Social Security or Medicare, or having trouble getting what you need from other federal agencies, Senator Merkley will have a constituent services worker on hand who may be able to help.

Watch my Town Hall video invite here >>

What:
Tillamook County Town Hall

When:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:30 AM

Where:
Rockaway Beach Civic Facility – Main Room
276 Highway 101 South
Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

RSVP >>

To learn more about this town hall or any future events, please visit merkley.senate.gov and stay engaged on Twitter. You can also like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram and Snapchat to get a look behind the scenes!


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Astrology: Planting Seed 2/16/18

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Astrology: Planting Seed 2/16/18


By Madame Dana Zia

Yesterday (February 15) was the partial solar eclipse in Aquarius that closes the eclipse window that was opened with the full Lunar Eclipse on January 31st blue moon. The Solar Eclipse brings all the shadow work that we’ve been working on into the light of the sun for new life to grow. It reminds me of the quote from Cynthia Occelli “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it first comes completely undone. That shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it looks like complete destruction.”

This Aquarius solar eclipse is the sprout coming out of the completely deconstructed seed and germinating a tree. These next couple of days after this eclipse are the prime time to start new projects, business ventures, creative visions and other projects that have been incubating in the shadow. As the Moon grows towards her fullness, so can you focus your intentions and efforts towards what you want to cultivate. Use this beautiful astrological opening to plant those deconstructing/sprouting seeds and make a plan on how to nurture it into a fruit bearing tree. This is the time!


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