Women’s El Naturalista Shoes Size 9.5 (roughly – see description) Brand new in boxes

Submitted By: wingsforwisdom@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Purchased these shoes on sale through mail order from Spain. Turns out their big for me and the shipping was too expensive to exchange. Can you tell I don’t usually purchase shoes online? Anyway, I’m listing the sale prices I paid and you’ll save the shipping already paid 🙂
I wear an 8.5 to 9 and these are too big. I thought they were more like a 10, but some 10 – 10.5 people say more like a 9 -10. I’m in Nehalem and you may try them on of course. EU size 40
Wakataua Sandal – $105 Pleasant wood color
Borago Boot – $125 Pleasant Camel color (pictured in Khaki – they don’t currently offer this boot in the Pleasant Camel color I have. It’s a warm golden tan.
Borago walking shoe – $80 Pleasant Wood color

Visiting Massage Therapist offers ortho-bionomy Thurs/Fri

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Summer on the coast can be hard on the body.

If you are suffering from the summer’s long days of working and playing- our visiting massage therapist this week may be your ticket to a more mobile and pain free August.

Alexi Hedlund has 13 years of massage experience with a specific focus on pain relief through a technique called Ortho-Bionomy.

When the body is stressed and out of balance, it will adapt as well as it can, but in the process it can create coping patterns of even greater stress and dysfunction.

Ortho-Bionomy is an elegant technique that works with the nervous system to cue your body’s self-corrective reflexes and allow tension patterns which are creating pain to relax, reset and reorganize.

Because the principles of Ortho-Bionomy work with positions of ease rather than force, most people find a session to be comfortable and relaxing while offering massive benefits.

It’s especially useful for dealing with mysterious symptoms or conditions that elude other successful treatment.

Whether your looking for relief from specific injury or a way to ease chronic pain and stress, Ortho-Bionomy can be beneficial.

Ortho-Bionomy works effectively with:

Back, neck and knee issues
Acute and chronic pain
Shoulder dysfunction
Limited Range of Movement
Muscle tension
Sports injuries
Sprains and strains

Common benefits of Ortho-Bionomy:

Increased flexibility
Greater ease of movement
Interruption of the cycle of pain
Supports healing from surgery
Compliments physical therapy
Reduces muscle tension
Improved circulation
Supports relaxation

Book your 60 or 90 minute appointment with Alexi this Thursday or Friday from 10am- 6pm at North Fork 53 Communitea Wellness. Link to book below.


Qigong classes Tuesday mornings

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Qigong in the park
August 2,9,16,23,30

Come join us in the park to practice a walking form of Qigong called Xi Xi Hu
It combines walking and deep breathing that helps boost the immune system ,reduce stress and lift your spirits.
This method has 5 different walking and breathing patterns that are easy to learn.

Tuesday morning we will getting together in the beautiful
Nehalem City Park on Hugo street,
weather permitting.
10 AM to 11 AM
Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.
Cost is $10

If you want more information or want to be added to a list for future
class notifications contact me;
Masks are not required but please wear one if you choose.
There is plenty of room for social distancing.
Hope to see you there.


Submitted By: daslunas@icloud.com – Click to email about this post
About a year ago, four retired professionals pulled together to study the significant problems facing our city. Short term rentals (STRs) was only one of several issues studied.

This research group dug deeply into Manzanita’s profile. We mapped out the STRs to understand the density issues and were alarmed to see some neighborhoods reflected a 50% saturation of STR — half a block was transient lodging. We looked into the STR cap for our city (17.5%) and discovered that multiple cities don’t want “caps.” Why, because tourists want to be closest to the attraction of the area. In our case, it’s the ocean.
STRs in Oregon and across our country contribute to a broad spectrum of livability issues directly affecting the area’s economic impact, one example is affordable housing. The STR, because of its investment value, drives up the price of homes and drives out the affordability of the neighborhood – ultimately decreasing the resident population.

The research group made videos ( This Video Link: https://youtu.be/v3kj5r5emY8 from neighborhood-forum.org/ ) and wrote articles to educate folks about the problem. We developed a comprehensive, multi-prong solution. This solution included many aspects of necessary balances in our neighborhoods integrating transient visitors as a majority portion of the population. We strove for fairness plus additional and diversified revenue to city coffers. The plan addressed good neighbor courtesies needed to create harmony between residents and tourists around problems such as traffic and parking.

On Aug. 4, our research team’s proposals were presented to the Concerned Citizens of Manzanita and guests. The proposals were understood and were well received by the majority. Residents don’t want a piecemeal plan. They are looking for coordinated, fact-based solutions that enhance the city’s assets — but not at the expense of our neighborhoods.

During the City Council Work Session on Aug. 3, the second STR Work Group appointed by the Council was discussed, and noted that in order to reach a level of significant effectiveness, they must start with a Mission Statement written by the City Council. Once the Council states the objectives that the Work Group needs to achieve, the City Council will ultimately draft policy from those findings. The city manager’s role is to carry out those policies.

Below is the STR Task Force Mission Statement from Cannon Beach:
“In order to maintain the residential character and livability of its neighborhoods and to prevent the adverse effects of the transient occupancy of dwelling units on residential neighborhoods, it is necessary to limit and regulate the transient occupancy of dwelling units by investigating the rental permitting, violations and impacts of the STR program in Cannon Beach.”
Compared to other Oregon Coast cities with proactive leadership such as Waldport, Cannon Beach and Gearhart, Manzanita has dug a very deep hole. Our resident population shrinks to only 14% when all homes are fully occupied. This is a very skewed, unsustainable demographic for any town. Many do not think the status quo is a problem. But for me, our town is like a resort – a commercial enterprise, not a community. Yet we have not the structure or resources of a resort business, but we have all the limitations of a small, one-revenue-source-volunteer-dependent village.

To effect solutions, the committee actually belongs with its select Council Member under the charter of the Planning Commission. Bottom line…. STRs are a Land Use issue.

The Comprehensive Plan provides the basis for the Planning Commission to evaluate the STR Committee’s findings within the purview of the Comprehensive Plan.
The City Council has a broader responsibility which encompasses, in this particular case, revenues. Land use solutions should come before the Council prior to any revenue alterations. The Work Group should not worry about revenue. Land Use is their priority.
If elected Mayor, my intention is to move forward with the findings from the Work Group and also those independently done. Time is of the essence. Citizens want a strong Council leadership that is focused, transparent and takes action.

My Dad was an electrician in Portland. I used to tell my friends that he lit up the city.
He was a hunter, fisherman, pilot, SCUBA diver and a master of logic. He said many times over – ‘You can either complain or you can stand up and do something.’
In Manzanita, I got tired of complaining. We have some solutions that won’t take 5 or 10 years to implement. But before it’s too late, we need to break out of the cycle we’re in and support balanced and healthy neighborhoods in our town.

My name is Deb Simmons and I am a candidate for Mayor of Manzanita. I believe in livability, accountability and sustainability.


Submitted By: sheila.bayside@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Hello Fellow BBQers,

I have a newly created indoor space in which to relocate my side by side washer and dryer. A portion of the floor is 3/8 ” lower. In order to level the machines, I am looking for a clean, good condition scrap of 3/8″ plywood to cover the 12″ by 55″ piece of floor that is just subfloor and lower than the rest of the floor or some smaller pieces of 3/8″ plywood I can use as shims.

I am in Bayside Gardens/Nehalem and can pick up.

Thank you, Sheila
text 503-812-2022 or email


Join us and make a difference

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Do you want to make sure progressives win in the mid term elections? Getting out the vote in key states is crucial for success and to protect democracy. Tillamook Democracy Project is hosting a letter writing party August 13, 10-12 at the Tillamook Library. We will be writing [Vote Forward](www.votefwd.org/) letters to potential progressive voters in key states. Vote Forward letters are a proven way to increase the turn out of people who are likely to vote progressive but may not be motivated to vote. Vote Forward’s goal is to send 10 million letters in October. Tillamook Democracy Project has a goal of 20,000 letters. Join us at the library to write letters, be with friends and enjoy homemade cardamom roles, fruit, coffee and tea. [RSVP here](www.mobilize.us/swingleft/event/487130/)

River Community Meditation

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We meet every Wednesday at St Catharine’s Church at 6: 00 p.m.

Always free.

This is near the Shell Station between Manzanita and Nehalem…

River Community Meditation Is…

the creation of an inclusive sacred space…

to enjoy all our gifts, together, in silence and deep listening…

witnessing what is arising and passing through us…

the joys and sorrows and inspirations…

seeing clearly…allowing the pain in ourselves…and others…

developing the capacity to feel what is needed…

to celebrate this one precious life…together.


Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
Did you know tomorrow is another Magnificent, Majestic, Manzanita $5 Monday? Yes, proudly presented by Friends of North County Recreation District you will find $5 Flower Bouquets located in Downtown Manzanita next to Manzanita Grocery & Deli. Surprise your Friends and Neighbors with a gift!

Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles

Need a bouquet delivered? Contact Gail: gailmyoung@mac.com

Saving Seeds from your Garden

Submitted By: barbaraandchuck@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
We are just over half way between summer solstice and fall equinox. Gardens are growing and harvesting is happening.

Gardeners, would you be interested in saving seed from the veggies and flowers you are growing and then sharing with fellow gardeners?

A free Seed Exchange has happened in the past at the White Clover Grange where people could take seeds even if they didn’t bring any. The past 2 Covid springs have caused this event to be diminished. Hopefully there will be a full Seed Exchange next March with lots of gardening goodies besides seeds!

When we save our own seeds, we not only save money, we have varieties that we know do well here on the coast and we are contributing to our own food resilience. And if we really got good at it, we could start a seed bank, where we can store the seeds for community use.

Here are some websites about saving seeds:





Hope you will join me in saving seeds.
If you want to stay in the loop about saving seeds and/or a possible Seed Exchange, email me at barbaraandchuck@nehalemtel.net

Weekly SMART Recovery Meeting

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SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change.

We have a local meeting every Tuesday at 4pm at St. Catherine’s Church on Hwy 101

For more information about SMART go to SMARTRecovery.org.

Small house for rent

Submitted By: sadie@stayinrockaway.com – Click to email about this post
Single family home for rent in Rockaway –
1 bedroom/1 bath plus small detached bonus room with half bath. $1400 per month including garbage, tenant pays other utilities. (Owner sets the rental price, I’m just the property manager)
Screening required which includes background check, credit check, income verification, reference check. One small per considered. Property can be available as soon as screening is completed!
If you would like more information or to schedule an appt to see the house please email me at sadie@stayinrockaway.com

We will also have a 2 bedroom one bath duplex available in September. $1200 a month no pets.
Water/sewer/garbage included.

How to Urbanize a Village

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How To Urbanize a Village

Step 1: Bulldoze a productive triangle of trees, fruits, and flowers, digging out shore pines, blackberries, fireweed, and salal, thus:
• Eliminating plants that clean and refresh the village’s air every day and night.
• Diminishing a living system which manages water and sequesters carbon.
• Eliminating food and habitat for essential insects and birds.

Step 2: Fill the triangle with big buildings, specifically:
• With the maximum allowable number of buildings, each with the maximum possible square-footage.
• Include large walls and windows which absorb and re-radiate heat rather than cool it.
• Make buildings as tall as legally allowed, higher than any trees they replace, regardless of the height of neighboring roofs and heedless of creating sight barriers for pedestrians and others who live in the area.

This is what cities are like. The three buildings in the triangle bordered by Beach, Pacific, and Carmel Streets in Manzanita are apparently being constructed under a single permit, Number 547-21-000169-DWL, issued on June 28, 2021. I assume this project is perfectly legal under Manzanita’s building codes and City planning ordinances. Is this what we want our so-called village to become?

Manzanita has a Comprehensive Plan, which theoretically underlies such codes, adopted in March 1996. The last amendments to the Plan were adopted in April 2014. According to the Plan, “The planning horizon for this document is the year 2010,” which is 12 years ago.

In a world increasingly aware of human obligations for the quality of life across the planet, the structures at 22 Pacific Lane seem ecologically irresponsible and unneighborly. Is our community ready to think about new guidelines for planning which aim toward ecological resilience and foster a more liveable community in a place we love?

Phyllis Thompson
Manzanita, OR

Nehalem Bay health District Regular Meeting

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Nehalem Bay Health District
Regular Meeting
7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Location: Zoom Remote Video Conferencing
This Meeting is open to the public.
The Zoom link is below for members of the public who wish to attend
Direct your questions to:

7:00 PM NBHD Regular Meeting Agenda
I. Call to order
II. Nehalem Bay Health District’s DEI Statement
III. Consent Agenda:
A. Approval of NBHD July minutes
B. CEO’s July financial report
IV. Public comment
V. New Business
A. CEO project update
B. Discussion of board expansion and consideration of
proposed resolution
C. Resolution 0222-07 Change of board meeting schedule
D. District’s logo
VI. Old Business
A. Website buildout and content update
B. Proposed CEO job description update discussion and approval
C. Update on housing development survey
D. New projects update
1. Congressionally directed funding
2. Development of financing package
3. Architecture engagement