Locally made compost for sale!

Submitted By: kelleywebb731@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Delicious and nutritious compost for sale. Locally created from area food scraps, coffee grounds, manure from grass fed beef cattle, whey, silage straw and yard debris from organic flower operation. Lab results available upon request.

$5 per 5 gallon bucket. Bring your own buckets or other reusable transport device.

Pre-loaded and reusable bags
$30 for a preloaded burlap bag with 15 gallons (2 cubic feet). Bring your bag back and keep reusing at the $5/5 gallon bucket rate!

Put cash or check in the birdhouse at the Dirty Birds Stand or Venmo @kelleymerle

Located on the corner of Division and Manzanita in Manzanita.

Call Kelley with any questions.

Plants for Sale. 100% of the proceeds support the Nehalem Garden Club!

Submitted By: kelleywebb731@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Plant sale is ongoing until all plants are sold! Located on the corner of Division and Manzanita in Manzanita.

Most plants are clearly labeled but if you don’t see pricing just use the following guide:
4″ pots – $2 – $4
1 gallon pots – $7-$10
5 gallong pots – $15 – $20
Large trees – $50

Veggie Starts
Tomatoes, kale, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, celery

Day lilies, irises, geraniums, asters,

Sumac, cape fuchsia, St Johns wort, Euphorbia

Groundcovers and succulents too!

Leyland Cypress, alder, lilac

Ceramic arrangements – $20-50
4″ pots – $4

If you don’t see a price or think something is priced too high, just pay what you can. We want everyone to access the healing power of plants and gardening!

Put cash or check in the Birdhouse at the Dirty Birds stand, or Venmo@kelleymerle

Feel free to call Kelley with any questions 503-438-8171.

Job Announcement – Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator

Submitted By: claudine@tbnep.org – Click to email about this post
We’re looking for a Project Coordinator to join TEP’s Habitat Restoration Team

Are you an early career scientist interested in restoration ecology? This could be a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience on small scale projects. Already have plenty of experience? The beautiful Oregon Coast might be the perfect next assignment for you.
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) has been awarded funding to implement natural resource and green infrastructure projects through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. We need help overseeing these projects at our office in Garibaldi, OR. We are adding a third position to our habitat restoration project team!

Go to www.tbnep.org for more information on TEP, the Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator job description, and how to apply.
Applications are due by 5pm (Pacific Time), June 30th.

TEP, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, is part of the National Estuary Program. Our mission is to conserve and restore Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds through active stewardship, scientific inquiry, community engagement, and education.

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. TEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and, TEP does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by State of Oregon and Federal civil rights and non-discrimination laws, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

Job Announcement – Native Plant Nursery Coordinator

Submitted By: claudine@tbnep.org – Click to email about this post
Calling all Native Plant Enthusiasts!

Join us in restoring the land and nourishing the community that we love
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is looking for somebody to coordinate our native plant nursery operations with the needs of restoration organizations along the Oregon coast.
The Native Plant Nursery (NPN) Coordinator will work closely with TEP staff, partners, youth crews, and volunteers who share a common goal of growing coastally-adapted, genetically-appropriate native plants for the Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership (NORP).

Go to www.tbnep.org for more information on TEP, NORP, the NPN Coordinator Position, and how to apply.
Applications are due by 5pm (Pacific Time), June 30th.

TEP, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, is part of the National Estuary Program. Our mission is to conserve and restore Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds through active stewardship, scientific inquiry, community engagement, and education.

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. TEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and, TEP does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by State of Oregon and Federal civil rights and non-discrimination laws, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

CAYOTE responds to WHISTLE

Submitted By: cbbcalm@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
8 am . Close to the mountain, along with my 3 dogs , changed to 4 dogs ! Young , thin, little Coyote is running along us..with us. Blew my whistle and he stepped back , sat , and lay down quietly looking at us as we kept going I’m thinking my dogs will have a good meal while coyotes have to work hard just to survive . So yes HAVE WHISTLE .

Manzanita – Enclave for the Rich?

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Manzanita – Enclave for the Rich?
When Manzanita’s City Manager said at a recent Budget Meeting that employees can’t live in Manzanita because the average house costs $850,000, I began to wonder about the source and whether it was accurate. That and comments by others give the impression that Manzanita is a wealthy enclave and by extension that expenses and increases in taxes and fees are of little importance to the well-to-do living here or having second homes here. I doubted that.
Tillamook County’s Assessor office sent a report to me on the Assessed Value and Real Market Value for every house and lot in Manzanita.
The report included data on 1493 residences with an average value of $799,000, a little different than the City Manager’s report.
Beyond that, averages can be deceiving. Here is a histogram of each of the housing data points for the real market value of homes in Manzanita. It shows a distribution skewed to the left with a few expensive properties bringing up the average. The standard deviation is $380,000 with 66% of houses between $420,000 and $1,180,000 and 95% between $40,000 and $1,560,000.

The median(middle) housing cost turns out to be lower still. Looking just at housing after eliminating motels and retail stores, the value of the middle house is $690,000, 20% below the $850,000 assumption. Fully one half of the houses are below that level and one half above that level. Not addressed are how long homes have been owned, the purchase price and related mortgages all of which affects the situations of homeowners.

Housing costs are one measure. Incomes are a another of Manzanita’s wellbeing.
According to Experian, GfK Mediamark Research and Intelligence LLC, Vintage 2020, Dun and Bradstreet, Applied Geographic Solutions, and Alteryx, Inc. demographic studies, the following describes City of Manzanita and Oregon incomes:

Manzanita Oregon

Household Income 2022 Est.
$0 – $15000 10.9% 8.9%
$15000 – $24999 9.0% 7.6%
$25000 – $34999 11.1% 8.1%
$35000 – $49999 15.6% 11.5%
$50000 – $74999 19.1% 19.9%
$75000 – $99999 13.6% 14.7%
$100000 – $149999 13.0% 17.1%
$150000 + 7.7% 13.8%
Average $74,171 $93,737
Median(middle) $54,081 $68,830
Per capita $54,470 $37,940

This shows that our wealthy enclave has lower incomes than Oregon as a whole and that many households are operating on tight budgets.

So with the recently passed Nehalem Bay Health District Bond measure passing, this will add 37 cents per thousand dollars of home assessment for up to the next 26 years, many households do notice the cost. Thirty seven cents sounds affordable, but most homeowners will pay $2000 -$6000 toward the assessment during the next 20 years. Voters approved it. Budgets will endure the annual 3% increase in assessed value for regular property taxes and food and energy inflation of the last two years. Many people and their household budgets notice the pinch.

The points are three:
– Manzanita residents have a broad range of incomes and housing values. We are not all the same.
– City Council should not assume increased water fees, possible new street utility fees and tax levies do not matter. They do matter and they really matter for many residents.
– If we are to be paying possible cost increases for water charges, street utility fees or a new City Hall, we deserve an opportunity to vote on the increases.

Is Manzanita an enclave of the wealthy? Hardly. We are more an enclave of the pretty much like everywhere else.
In the tight economy facing us, I wonder if the City Council will reduce expenses or staffing to offset cost increases? It does not appear so. Many citizens are dealing with tight budgets by making reductions elsewhere. Is City Council doing this? Or is it simply passing along more and more expense to its citizens?

Will Stone

Hours @ Buttercup this week & June Menu

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We’ve got a lot going on this week so need another day of prep for our new menu so this week our hours will be Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Here’s the June menu:


Root Beer Float on vanilla cone

Burnt Chocolate on salted almond cone

Marshmallow on chocolate-dipped graham cracker cone

Honey Lemon Balm on brown butter cone

Moroccan Coffee on brown butter cone

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Chip (vegan) on vegan/gluten-free chocolate cone

Strawberry Rosewater Sorbet (vegan) on vegan/gluten-free vanilla cone

SEMIFREDDO (Italian Semi-frozen dessert)

Neapolitan…layers of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate mousses


NW Clam…same as always

Thai Green Curry… vegan…same as always

Provencal Seafood Chowder…tomato-based, fennel, orange, saffron, garlic, white wine, mussels, prawns, cod, calamari, yukon gold potatoes, carrots, celery, onions topped w/pistou

Curried Carrot…vegan…coconut milk-carrot based, ginger, garlic, curry, yukon gold potatoes, green beans, celery, onions topped w/mango-orange chutney, cilantro

Served w/Wolfmoon bread

Add a salad w/organic greens from Kingfisher Farms w/sunflower seeds, sheep’s milk feta, fresh strawberry vinaigrette


Hazelnut Cold Brew

Vietnamese Ice Coffee…(vegan-sugar-free) French Press Coffee, coconut milk, coconut sugar, almond & cardamom

Ginger Drink…fresh ginger root brewed w/cinnamon & clove w/lime juice and honey…great iced or hot

Honey Lavender Lemonade

House French Press Coffee…our own, exclusive blend by Wolfmoon sold hot or retail

North Fork CommuniTeas…brewed in-house or retail

Normal Hours:

Thursday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Mon-Wed
Call ahead and we’ll have your order ready…503-368-CHOW

Located in beautiful Nehalem-by-the-River at 35915 Hwy 101 North. We are primarily a to-go situation but share a back deck and river front dining w/Riverside Fish & Chips and Pacific Roots Coffee & Donuts

Go WITHIN Breathwork to make that change! Sat, June 3rd

Submitted By: thesekindredspirits@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
This weekend we are breathing in the new energies and releasing what no longer serves us! The time has come for us to go within and bring about the change we want to BE in the world! When we heal ourselves, we heal each other! Raising our vibration to live in abundance and choosing freedom over fear! We can do this! Hope you will join us. For details and to sign up go to www.withinbreathandart.com or text
Theresa 360-472-0638

Ecstatic Dance

Submitted By: neahkahniespiritdance@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
5Rhythms inspired playlist by Fae
Thursday June 1st
At the White Clover Grange on HWY 53

Doors open at 6:00 PM for warmup/setup
6:30 PM – opening circle/dance set
8:00 PM – closing circle

$10 cash/check/Venmo/PayPal
*kids may dance for free


“The 5Rhythms comprise a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody, no matter what its shape, size, age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself, at your most fluid and creative level. While the practice itself is the essence of simplicity, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression.”


Dance Etiquette/Tips:
*All are welcome – Family friendly events – Come as you are
*Bring a water bottle and layers.
*Bring kindness and respect for yourself and others and your willingness to explore and to dive into the ecstasy of spirit available through movement.
*No outside shoes on the dance floor if possible (dirty floors aren’t fun to roll around on)
*Please no strong scents.
*We ask that you limit talking during the dance set. Set up, break time, and the foyer area are great places to have longer conversations to limit distractions for others.
We dance every Thursday—moving to the beach June 22nd (sorry to have advertised beach dance too early!) Hope to dance with you soon.

Muttzanita 2023 is Accepting Mayor of Muttzanita Applications

Submitted By: mruona@hotmail.com – Click to email about this post
Muttzanita 2023 is now accepting applications for Mayor of Muttzanita.

The applications are available at: www.muttzanita.com/mayor-of-muttzanita or you can stop by Four Paws on the Beach in Manzanita, fill one out and return it. Email is preferred

Please return to: woof@fourpawsonthebeach.com

If you have any questions, please email woof@fourpawsonthebeach.com


Submitted By: frank@wandascafe.com – Click to email about this post
Opens this Friday, June 2nd, in Nehalem at the NCRD

Performing Arts Center for 9 shows only!

Tickets at www.RiverbendPlayers.org or at the door.

This is Julee Ward’s 5th production with Riverbend Players and her second as Executive Producer.

Julee also added assistant director duties for this production and we’re very excited to announce that she will make her directorial debut in October with ‘FRANKENSTEIN: The Radio Play’.

Julee serves as a member of the Riverbend Player’s board of directors, works full-time at Wanda’s Cafe + Bakery, and lives in Nehalem with her husband Josh, and their 4 young children.


Based on the award-winning movie 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda.

On a hot summer day after a lengthy trial, a jury must decide whether a 19-year-old man is guilty of murdering his father.

The jury votes 11-1 that the man is guilty of the crime, but the law requires a unanimous vote by all 12 jurors to pass judgment.

Tempers flare as the eleven jurors try to convince the 1 dissenter to come to their side.

However, as the evidence is re-examined, new uncertainties come to light, forcing everyone to honestly question whether there is some measure of “reasonable doubt”.

Directed by Frank Squillo.

Tickets at www.RiverbendPlayers.org.

Ready for the cyber attack?

Submitted By: andynorris21@yahoo.com – Click to email about this post
Being prepared for major disruptive events is always smart.

We think tsunami and wildfire here.

What about war? One nuke over America from Vlad and the grid goes down.

A year’s worth of EVERYTHING you need is elemental if you expect to survive such a scenario. Clean water access, food, medicine, warm clothes, wood stove, gun for self-defense (wild animals will be killed off quickly, don’t count on hunting, and as anyone who forages for wild edibles can tell you, their ain’t enough veggies in our woods to keep you alive.), and ammo (again, self-defense).

In my view, the most likely major emergency scenario that we will face next is failure of the power grid. This will be done by the transhumanists (the new name for the Sillicon Valley tech bros that think they will merge with computers and live forever), but it will be blamed on…drum roll please…Russia.

Henry Kissinger just turned 100. Klaus Schwab is Henry’s greatest protege. The reach of his World Economic Forum is significant. The worst of the worst of the ‘covid’ fascists are members of Klaus’s (Kissinger’s) Young Global Leaders program: Jucinda Williams of New Zealand, Justin Trudeau of Canada, Jay Inslee of Washington state, Gavin Newsom of California. In fact, Klaus brags that he has infiltrated about 70% of Canada’s cabinet. No wonder Canada has gone full commie!

Klaus also ‘predicted’ ‘zee covid crisis’ one year before it happened.

Now Klaus is warning us about a ‘major zyber attack’ that ‘will knock out zee power grid’.

And you best believe him, because it will be him and his global elite pals that will be crashing the grid (mostly to take down and then bring back the internet in a way they solidifies their control over us, like the elites always do, 24/7/365).

How this benefits them is a much wider discussion.

I am only writing this post so you get prepared. I have a heart an I don’t want to watch you starve.

Because while I am prepared, I am not sharing with you.


iMac for Sale $180

Submitted By: iamkatealso@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Seeking a good home for my iMac because I’ve only really used it a few times for video editing. She’s beautiful and deserves to be loved out of the box more.

Still stored in original box, completely restored to factory settings and Catalina OS.

Very good – like new condition
Apple OEM Wireless mouse & keyboard included

See link & photos for all tech/specs info:

Link is to the exact same computer for sale (see part number info)

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions and/or requests for more info or photos/videos of operation.


Submitted By: dixiegainer@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
HB 2002 is about keeping secret from parents, treatments for addiction and gender care, abortion and any other “health care” given to their children in school, by changing the age of parental consent. The age of needing parental consent for “treatments” is lowered from 15 to any – that is ANY, meaning K to 15years. Parents shall not be notified unless……SAYS THIS BILL –

My kids, who are now approaching retirement, had sex education, and info regarding access to birth control and abortion when they were in the public school system in this state. This bill does not change that.
I feel that this bill is mostly about “gender care” since that is presently the most “in your face” topic in the news today. CHANGE YOUR GENDER!

In this instance your first grade daughter could be given testosterone treatments if a teacher suggested to her that she might want to be a boy, and you as a parent will know nothing about it. And if you do know – you couldn’t do anything anyway. You couldn’t stop it, because of this bill.

There is now a whole system of gender change
professionals making bucks in this field. Big Pharma included.
I am writing this because this happened to my out of state granddaughter when she was in school. Now that she is no longer in school she says she just wants to be herself – she is no longer interested in taking testosterone. But unfortunately this is not reversible. It is definitely a possibility that this could/will happen to your school age child. I am very very angry about this, thats why I am writing.

So this bill which is talked about as being about abortion is not really that. Abortion is written into the Oregon constitution and cannot be changed except by a vote put before the citizens of Oregon. Most abortions in this state are given to age 20 adults. I checked the data. None in Oregon for 15 year olds or younger.
This bill is about removing parental consent regarding their childs reproductive rights and other care needs, so that the child damagers can do what makes money for them.

The Republicans did not “walk out”, they are still in the legislature working on future legislation.
The Democrats are not going after them because of a bill that you all passed which says an absence of 10 days or more stops the legislator from running for office. And as you can see the Republicans are absent from voting, because they believe in parental rights. The Democrats do not want people who stand up for children to hold office. I am an independent and do not belong to any party. But I am totally disgusted by the greedy and immoral Democrats that run this state.

Did you know that 34 states have no laws regarding parental rights. This is because these states in their constitutions regard parental rights as FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. That means that it would take a powerful reason, powerful arguments to change this right in a state’s supreme court. Paental rights ARE fundamental rights. This particular legislation does not exist because parents in Oregon wanted it. It exists because outside lobbyists incentivized our top leaders to pass it.
Ask the Democrats in your state legislature – Why would they vote for this bill. ASK THEM!

1977 SITTING BULL Medium Pencil Art

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Title : Tatanka Iyotake Sitting Bull Warrior and Medicince Man of the Hunkpapa Sioux. Medium pencil. December 1977. Someone has pulled a No No, and crossed out some info on the back. It is signed on the front E Carr 1977 , ? Very nice sepia tone, 17″ x 21″ under glass, wood frame. $50 cash firm, call Susan in Nehalem 503-440- 9369.