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Manzanita’s Big Wave Cafe continues tradition to support local community groups, hosts spaghetti dinner for Eugene Schmuck Foundation January 28th

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Manzanita’s Big Wave Cafe continues tradition to support local community groups, hosts spaghetti dinner for Eugene Schmuck Foundation January 28th

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MANZANITA, Ore. – The Big Wave Cafe in Manzanita is a restaurant with a purpose – to support and give back to the community, and that includes donations and fundraisers for select nonprofits each year. “The Williams family feels so lucky and blessed to be part of such a special place in our world, and we feel it is part of the sense of community and our responsibility to give back whenever possible,” said Chef/Owner Brian Williams, who owns the business with his wife Carol. Their son, Sam Williams, is the restaurant manager.

The first fundraiser will be for the Eugene Schmuck Foundation (ESF), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the charities in the North Tillamook County area, and has provided funding and scholarships to local charities for over 25 years with proceeds from the Manzanita Open golf tournament. Join the Eugene Schmuck Foundation for a spaghetti dinner at the Big Wave Café on Sunday January 28th. The menu will include spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert with coffee or soft drink, for $15.00 at the door. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. The special dinner is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. and dinners are tax-deductible. There will also be opportunities to win some special raffle prizes as well.
The ESF mission includes:
* Recognize the needs of the citizens of North Tillamook County;
* Conduct an annual event intended to draw support from local citizens and visitors;
* Generate funds from this event at a minimum cost;
* Distribute funds raised to bonafide organizations serving North Tillamook County;
* Provide educational scholarships to North Tillamook County students.

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.

It’s in the spirit of continuing to support the local economy and community that the Big Wave Café also donated twenty $25 gift certificates to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay Guardsman and Guardswoman for the unit’s annual holiday party. “The Coast Guard’s over 40 local active personnel keep our commercial fishing fleets and sports fishermen safe year-round,” said Williams, who enjoys sports fishing himself. “This is a way for us to say ‘thank you.’”

Watch for information about the Big Wave Café’s other spaghetti fundraiser for the North Tillamook County Food Bank on Monday February 26th.

“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.”

The Big Wave Cafe is located at 822 Laneda Avenue, in Manzanita.


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Coast Guard helo crew hoists 3 men at Ecola State Park Today Jan. 17th

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Coast Guard helo crew hoists 3 men at Ecola State Park Today Jan. 17th

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A GoogleMaps photo shows Indian Beach where a Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men after they became stranded by the rising tide at Indian Beach, January 17, 2018.

ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men after they became stranded by the rising tide at Indian Beach, Wednesday.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the men and transported them to Canon Beach Fire Department personnel waiting on shore.

Sector watchstanders received a report from Seaside 911 dispatchers with a request for assistance at 12:20 p.m. after the three men, who were fishing in tide pools, became stranded due to high tide.

There were no reported injuries at the time of the rescue.


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North County Pie Day Auction and Feast Coming Saturday, January 27th to White Clover Grange

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on North County Pie Day Auction and Feast Coming Saturday, January 27th to White Clover Grange

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NEHALEM, OR, (January 12, 2018) — The 10th Annual North County Pie Day is coming on January 27th at 3 pm! Once again, this fun and fantastic event will be taking place at the White Clover Grange in Nehalem (36585 Highway 53) and will be a joint fundraiser for Food Roots and the White Clover Grange.

For just $10 in advance or at the door ($5 for children 12 and under) you will gain entry to an exciting pie auction with the funny and entertaining Susan Tone, returning for her fourth year as auctioneer. This auction will feature two dozen creative, delicious, and impressive pies from local bakers, chefs, and restaurants, many of which can’t be found anywhere else. Following this fast-paced auction will be an all-you-can-eat pie and ice cream feast! In addition, the incredible Liz Cole will kick off the festivities with her traditional and always compelling performance of “Ode to Pie.”

For those who like their pie, this event is a particular treat. Fruit pies, custard pies, savory pies, vegan pies, gluten-free pies, and various pies-but-not-pies–all of them will be at this event! The creativity of North Coast pie bakers knows no bounds.

It all takes place on Saturday, January 27th from 3 to 5pm at the White Clover Grange. Doors open at 2:30pm so come early for pie viewing and a good seat. There’s nothing better to get you through a winter’s afternoon than bidding on a delicious, locally made pie and then celebrating by eating as much pie and ice cream as you can, all while supporting two great community organizations.

Learn more and purchase advance tickets at foodrootsnw.org/pie

The presenting sponsors of North County Pie Day are HeatherKristianStrang.com and Manzanita Grocery & Deli. This event’s other sponsors include the Salmonberry Saloon; Susan Tone, RE/MAX Broker; Valerie Schumann, Principle Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services; Hans Tonjes, Real Estate Broker; Unfurl; and the Tillamook County Creamery Association.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, baking a pie for the feast or auction, or sponsoring North County Pie Day, please contact Joel Caris at joel.caris@foodrootsnw.org or 503-705-7100 for more information.


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Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce: MORNINGS ON MAIN STREET

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce: MORNINGS ON MAIN STREET

2018 SOS Tillamook Calendar

By Sierra Lauder, Tillamook Chamber of Commerce

Highlights from January 16th – upcoming visits from legislators and upcoming TURA projects:

  • Representative Kurt Shrader will be in Tillamook for a Town Hall meeting this Saturday, Jan. 20th at noon at the Tillamook High School Auditorium.
  • Senator Ron Wyden will be in Tillamook this Sunday Jan. 21st at 4:30 pm at the Officer’s Mess Hall at the Port of Tillamook Bay.
  • Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency has funded four key public projects, two of which include building safe sidewalks for near schools (along 12th St east of the High School toward Evergreen, and a second project with several short sidewalk stretches in the neighborhood to the east of East School and the Junior High), a third that will repair Fifth St between Main and Stillwell and address sewer concerns there, and a fourth project that will bring sidewalks and lighting along First, Ivy and Front, connecting downtown and the Sue H. Elmore Park.

If you have questions or would like more info about these projects, feel free to email or call the Chamber at (503) 842-7525.

Our goal with Mornings on Main Street is always to balance sharing information with learning about each other’s businesses and goals for the community.

Join us Tuesday, February 20th, 8 AM-9 AM for a Drop in/Open House gathering at Chamber Headquarters, 208 Main Ave.
Anna Shapiro from the Small Business Association will be here to share a unique entrepreneur training program that the SBA is offering.
Ted Bender from Oregon Saves will be here to share a new savings program that the Oregon Treasury is rolling out.

Mornings on Main Street happens the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Sierra at (503) 842-7525 or sierra@tillamookchamber.org


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Manzanita Writers’ Series kicks off: Deborah Reed reads from new book at Hoffman Center for the Arts Jan. 20

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Manzanita Writers’ Series kicks off: Deborah Reed reads from new book at Hoffman Center for the Arts Jan. 20

Our first Manzanita Writers’ Series reading of 2018 has a strong local connection. Deborah Reed reads from The Days When Birds Come Back at 7pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
We like to take credit at the Manzanita Writers’ Series for drawing many authors here to the coast, some for the first time. Some of them have come to stay, buying second homes here. In the case of Deborah Reed, she decided to move here full time.


Deborah first read at the Manzanita Writers’ Series in 2011 from her book Carry Yourself Back to Me, an Amazon Editor Pick of the year for 2011.
In 2014, she spent two weeks here in Manzanita, in the homes of two of the MWS founders, finishing up her novel Olivay. That book had another Manzanita connection, with editing by local writer/editor Holly Lorincz. Deborah later read from Olivay at Cloud & Leaf bookstore, with a celebration afterwards at Vino.
She has served as one of the North Coast Squid literary journal’s judges, judging fiction entries for the edition that came out in 2015.

In 2015 Deborah decided to move to Manzanita full time. Many people who move here talk about writing a book set here. Deborah wrote one.
Her latest book, The Days When the Birds Come Back, published January 9, is set in this town although you’ll notice the name and some distinuguishing characteristics have changed.
As Jim Carmin reports in a review in the Oregonian: “Her newest tale is what she described in an email as a kind of love affair with the Oregon coast, where she lives now and hopes to live forever.”

“Author Deborah Reed (Things We Set on Fire) plies the reader with beautiful sentence after beautiful sentence. Her descriptions of coastal Oregon’s trees and wildlife are as lush as the landscape itself. But these lovely words aren’t strung together with more regard for the individual than the whole. In Reed’s capable hands, they are building blocks of a story that will capture readers’ imaginations.”—BookPage

“A character-driven narrative that focuses on the grief her two protagonists suffer. It’s a sad tale in which grief almost becomes overwhelming but in which the reader is saved by Reed’s lyrical and elegant prose and a sense of redemption at the end.” —The Oregonian
Place is a central part of the book’s storyline. If you live here fulltime or visit often, you’ll find yourself nodding, and thinking, “Oh, I’ve seen that; I’ve experienced that; I know exactly where that is.”
“There are a few locals who have cameos in the book,” Deboorah says. You’ll have to see if you can spot them.
We are thrilled that the Hoffman Center for the Arts is in the kick-off book tour created by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, right up there with Powell’s in Portland and Elliott Bay Books in Seattle.
Following the Saturday evening event, we plan to celebrate with Deborah at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar (where Vino used to be). Hope you join in.
In March Deborah immerses herself further in our local writing community, leading a weekly novel-writing group so more of us can finally finish our novels, including a few more that are set here in Manzanita. (For details, go to http://hoffmanblog.org/http:/hoffmanblog.org/author-deborah-reed-will-lead-a-weekly-novel-writing-group)
More About Deborah:
Deborah is the author of four literary novels. Her book Things We Set on Fire, sold over 100K copies in the first six months. She has also authored two popular thrillers under the pen name Audrey Braun.
Deborah holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is co-director of the Black Forest Writing Seminars at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She teaches creative writing at workshops around the U.S. and in Europe.
Following Deborah’s reading and Q&A in the evening, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local or visiting writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Starting Over.”
NOTE: Admission for the evening reading is $7. Doors open at 630.
The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org online or contact Kathie Hightower, kathiejhightower@gmail.com


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