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US Census 2020 canvassing Tillamook County to verify addresses

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on US Census 2020 canvassing Tillamook County to verify addresses

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office shared this information that the US Census Bureau will be conducting field address verification from now until the end of October. The Census Bureau has a new program that is able to verify 65% of all addresses without making any contact, but rural areas are harder to verify. According to the Sheriff’s Office, it appears much of Tillamook County will be checked by canvassing.

To help identify official Census Bureau workers, employees will have badges, briefcases, and laptops indicating their affiliation with the Census Bureau. They will knock on doors and ask a few simple questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion in the census.
Employees will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID badge, and explain the purpose of the visit. People may also ask them for a picture ID from another source to confirm their identity. If you have further questions, you can contact the US Census Bureau Call Center: 301-763-INFO (4636) or 800-923-8282 or ask.census.gov
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/ad-can-launch.html


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EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING NOTICE Tuesday, August 30, 2019

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING NOTICE Tuesday, August 30, 2019

The meeting will be held at Tillamook People’s Utility District’s
Carl Rawe meeting room located at 1115 Pacific Avenue, Tillamook, OR 97141

The Tillamook People’s Utility District Board of Directors will conduct the following meeting on Friday, August 30, 2019:

·1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Session will be held according to ORS 192.660 (2) (i) to review and evaluate the employment related performance of the chief executive officer.

Those who require special accommodations should contact the PUD at 800-422-2535 or 503-842-2535.


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MUSIC UNLEASHED at the Garibaldi Historic U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse This Saturday August 24th

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on MUSIC UNLEASHED at the Garibaldi Historic U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse This Saturday August 24th

An evening of music, fundraising, and laughter with art and light refreshments. Ages 21+. Buy tickets online (see link below) for $10 (inc service fee) or $10 at the door. Enjoy the new guest artist exhibition from the Nehalem Bay Artists Coalition. Enjoy local musicians and entertainers surrounded by the beauty of Tillamook Bay at the Historic Boathouse in Garibaldi.

At 7:00 pm, the evening starts with Scott Casey & Doral Vance
Scott Casey is a professional musician, vocalist, DJ and MC with over 30 years of experience. He was a featured performer at Walt Disney World, and has worked for such diverse clients as Carnival Cruise Lines, Universal Studios, and many Fortune 500 companies.
Scott’s experience includes performing for national acts, DJ for celebrity events, and providing entertainment for hundreds of conventions and corporate parties.
Scott’s expertise ensures your event will be flawless, exciting and fun!
Doral Vance grew up singing in church, with her mother as music director. She performed in musical theater in Portland, Oregon for many years, including the 1975 Portland company of “Hair,” which inspired her to become a musician. She has worked as a vocalist/keyboardist since 1978, fronting Top-40 Disco bands, rock/blues dance bands, country bands, and a 12 piece “Motown Sound” show group. She currently performs an eclectic mix of Pop/Rock/Jazz/Blues/Country with her partner, Rodney Dahl, in the duo “N.E. Daynow.” She also writes and performs original music.

At 8:00 pm, Riverside Drive – Classic rock and blues covers from a great local band.
Drummer Jeff Slamal has played for many years including appearances at the Hollywood Palladium and the Queen Mary. Bassist Harold Vines played for many great bands in music mecca Austin, Texas. Guitarist David Wiegan has played with a number of blues and rock bands over the years and once recorded for Mercury Records.
Click here to buy tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-music-at-the-historic-boathouse-music-unleashed-tickets-67258647425?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button


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New Owners Renovate Wanda’s Café in Nehalem

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on New Owners Renovate Wanda’s Café in Nehalem

Wanda’s Café and Bakery, Nehalem’s go-to diner for delicious breakfast, lunch, and baked goods, has recently gotten a makeover. The 19 year old café has been under new ownership since January 2nd of this year, and the new owners Frank and Patrick Squillo have been hard at work since then renovating the locally famous restaurant.

Frank Squillo grew up working in his family’s pizza business in Pittsburg, and always dreamed of owning his own restaurant. The Squillo family moved from Dallas, Texas to Portland a while back, but made frequent trips out to Manzanita to vacation, and fell in love with the area. They wanted to move permanently to the coast and figured the best way to do that would be to buy and run a restaurant. They purchased Wanda’s from the original owner, Wendy Crosta, who was planning on retiring after running the café for nearly 20 years. Wendy was instrumental in training the new owners on the ins and outs of the cafe, and still makes Wanda’s famous baked goods, but the Squillos have now taken over.

From the outside, the building has a fresh paint color and a newly built fence to separate those waiting for a table from the Hwy 101 traffic. The side parking areas that were once gravel have now been paved over, adding more spaces to park and allowing easier access to the building. Frequent visitors of the popular café will also notice that Wanda’s has a new sign and logo, which were created by owner Patrick Squillo, a professional designer.

Walking into the café, the inside has changed dramatically to a more modern look. From the front door to the back patio, Wanda’s has been updated. An open and efficiently laid out space welcomes visitors as they walk in. New black and white checkered wallpaper and a collection of new, locally inspired décor decorate the walls where past café goers would remember antique toasters and salt and pepper shakers. The previous tables that were covered with quirky clothes have been replaced with tables made of the wood salvaged from a barn on the local Woodward farm, emulating the owners’ vision of a local style.

The Squillos are not done with the building yet, however. They plan on updating the kitchen to include more grill space, which could mean more items on the menu such as pancakes and hash browns. The outside waiting area will transform to an outdoor lounge area where visitors can sit, relax, and play games, like corn hole. Frequent café goers can also look forward to Wanda’s being open for dinner starting in the fall, where the regular menu will be served with blue plate specials.

While Wanda’s has a new look, the delicious food everyone loves and remembers is staying the same. Wanda’s new motto is, “Oregon Coast Comfort Food” and the food as well as the approachable style of the café reflect the motto. Wanda’s originally opened in October 1999 and will soon be celebrating their 20th anniversary.

You can find the café at 12880 H St, Nehalem, and they are open from 8am-2pm every day. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page here.


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“The Natural History of Northwest Beaches” presentations in Astoria Aug. 22, Nehalem Aug. 31 with Ecologist Stewart Schultz

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on “The Natural History of Northwest Beaches” presentations in Astoria Aug. 22, Nehalem Aug. 31 with Ecologist Stewart Schultz

Coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz will speak on “The Natural History of Northwest Beaches” at Fort George Brewery and Public House (1483 Duane St.) in Astoria on Thursday, Aug. 22, 6-8 pm, and at the North County Recreation District (36155 9th St) in Nehalem, Saturday Aug. 31 5-6:30 pm. The events, sponsored by the CoastWatch program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, are free and open to all. Food and drink are available for purchase from Fort George.
Following the Nehalem lecture, Schultz will lead a beach walk on Manzanita Beach, starting at 7 pm.

Dr. Schultz is author of The Northwest Coast: A Natural History, and a leading expert on the coastal ecology of the Pacific Northwest. He will describe the life found on the shore and within the sands. Tidepools are fascinating to many, but beach ecosystems are an equally fascinating realm.

Stewart Schultz leading beach walk. Photo by Michael Coe.

Dr. Schultz has wide-ranging experience in studying the Oregon coast, making him a knowledgeable guide to the shoreline environment. An Oregonian who grew up playing on the shore near Gearhart, he went to Reed College and obtained his doctorate in botany from the University of British Columbia. He worked on the Oregon coast for the Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gaining wide field experience before pursuing an academic career as a professor at the University of Miami, and now the University of Zadar in Croatia. During the academic year he studies marine ecology, as well as his specialty of plant evolution and genetics, but every summer he returns to the Oregon coast to teach shoreline science.
The event will also be an opportunity to meet new CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones, an Astoria resident, who will introduce Schultz and speak briefly about CoastWatch and its citizen science projects, and will also join Schultz for the Manzanita beach walk on Aug. 31.
CoastWatch volunteers monitor one-mile segments of the Oregon coast, watching for both natural changes and human impacts and serving as conservation advocates for their miles. The program also sponsors a number of citizen science projects.
For more information about this event or about CoastWatch, contact Jesse Jones, (503) 989-7244, jesse@oregonshores.org.


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Wyden, Merkley Announce Investment in Conservation Program to Protect Whales Off Oregon Coast

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Wyden, Merkley Announce Investment in Conservation Program to Protect Whales Off Oregon Coast

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced a $26,205 federal grant awarded to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for its program to improve environmental conditions for whales off the Oregon Coast by reducing the risk of whales entangled in fishing gear.
“Oregon has a proud history of conservation, and fishing is the lifeblood of our coastal communities economies,” Wyden said. “This important investment is a win-win on both fronts, protecting threatened whales and ensuring Oregon’s fisheries continue to thrive.”

“Oregon’s breathtaking coast makes countless contributions to the spirit our state and the vitality of our local economies,” said Merkley. “This funding is critical to maintaining the health of our waters, while ensuring that Oregon’s fishing industry can support families in coastal communities for generations to come.”
Two years ago, Oregon Sea Grant convened a multi-stakeholder working group at the request of Oregon fishermen to reduce the risk of whale entanglements in Dungeness crab and other fixed gear in Oregon and along the entire West Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant will continue these efforts by gathering valuable spatial data on both whale migration and fishing patterns to minimize interactions between the two, information that can be used by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to guide future management decisions to protect threatened whales and ensure the continued stability of Oregon’s coastal fishing industries.


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