Please donate to gofundme for Lance and Tammi

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Lance and Tammi (of the Waldron Dairy and Lance’s Farm Vittles) recently lost their hay barn to a fire. Insurance will only cover a portion of the cost of rebuilding. They are working hard to make repairs so they can put up hay this winter and continue to care for their animals.
Lance and Tammi have given much to our community by producing healthy local food and serving in leadership roles with area non-profits, including the North Coast Land Conservancy and the White Clover Grange.

This is our opportunity to give something back to a wonderful farm family who helps keep us deliciously fed!
In gratitude for your support, the White Clover Grange will host a feast featuring Lance’s Farm Vittles this fall.

Hoffman Center Seeks Artist Submissions for 2023

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Calling all artists! Hoffman Center invites artists to submit their proposal for 2023 art exhibits. We seek proposals that demonstrate artistic merit, engage viewers, and welcome community members and visitors into our 400 square-foot space.

Between August 15 and September 30, 2022, we are accepting submissions for exhibitions beginning February 2023 through December 2023. To be considered, all work must be submitted electronically using the Submittable Online Platform. Each submission requires a $5 fee to help offset the cost of the online platform license.

Our not-for-profit art center gallery features:
• Artists with a connection to the North Oregon coast
• Visiting artists who lead Hoffman workshops, demonstrations or lectures
• A variety of artists: we do not represent artists and do not repeat artists who have shown within the previous two years.

The Hoffman Gallery will:
Design and install each exhibit
Promote shows through local print media, social media, Hoffman e-newsletters, flyers
Host an opening artist reception when possible
Staff the gallery with volunteers
Receive 30% sales commission, 25% if shared with a representing gallery.

Artists are expected to:
Provide artwork that is available for purchase unless otherwise arranged
Provide consistently framed artwork for easy and secure hanging or display, including professional art hanging hardware for all wall mounted art
Market their shows through their personal websites, newsletters, social media, email
Participate in the exhibition reception when possible and give a brief artist talk
Receive 70% of sales price, or 50% if shared with a representing gallery
Deliver and unpack work prior to the exhibit and remove packing materials
Pack and pick up unsold work at the end of the exhibit according to the published schedule.

Find the submission portal online at

River Community Meditation

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Community and Inspiration

We meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St Catherine’s Sanctuary next to Hope Chest and near the Shell Station…right off 101

What is River Community Meditation?

To enjoy all our gifts, together, in silence…

Witnessing what is arising and passing through us…

the joys and sorrows and inspirations…

Seeing clearly and allowing space for the pain in ourselves…and others.

Developing kindness as the capacity to feel and offer what is needed.

Sharing, to celebrate this one precious life…


Not An Illusion: $5 Magical Manzanita Monday Flowers

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Yes, here we go again…another $5 Magical Manzanita Monday. Stop by the Deli parking lot in downtown Manzanita and pick up a $5 bouquet for yourself, your neighbor, and the person who feeds you. We can make you larger bouquets for special occasions, but why not take advantage of our sale on Monday! Get in touch with to put in your special order. Birthday, anniversary, thank you bouquets are our specialties. Support Friends of North County Recreation District by buying our flowers. All sales go directly to projects and programs at NCRD. We sell in downtown Manzanita- 7 days a week. We also have order forms and pictures of our fall planted/spring blooming bulbs next to the Deli. We are offering some very unique bulbs for your special gardens. Also peek at the selection of amaryllis-which will come to you planted and ready to grow. Again, all profits go directly to NCRD programs and projects. Thanks for your support!

Everyone has a gift for something, even if it’s the gift of being a good friend. -Marian Anderson

Reminder/Update for Jeff’s 8/16 honey booth “pop-up”

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In case you missed it – the JW Merc raw local honey/real Vermont maple syrup roadside “pop-up” booth will be back in Wheeler THIS Tuesday (August 16th) from 12-5. We set up in front of the building that Pelican & Piper’s newly expanded store is in (Hwy 101/Rector St – across from the train stop). The items in the pictures will be the main focus of this visit (local bee pollen comes in four-ounce bags – $10 each) – though there will be some other items/jar or jug sizes as usual. FULL GALLONS OF HONEY and BLUEBERRY HONEY IN QUART JAR SIZE ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT! (thank you to those who pre-ordered). There will be several half-gallons of the darker wildflower – and maybe a couple in lighter variety. One-pound jars ($12 each) of buckwheat, blueberry, OG Multi-flora from Hawaii and Star Thistle are in good quantity – and I am bringing the last twelve pint jars of Old Blue blackberry honey (no kidding – last call as they are retiring this label – $18 each). Barleans quarts (crystallized) are still $23 while they last – most are darker wildflower varieties (including carrot!) See you on TUESDAY in WHEELER – feel free to text Jeff with any questions (208-424-0042) – or send and instant message through the JW Merc Facebook page (e-mail is also OK) – JW

Beach Running/ jogging Club starting

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It is in the talks , not formalized yet, with NCRD to form a Beach / jogging club who would meet twice a week for a 4 miles workout . We may do different beaches. Open to suggestions. 4 miles is a “One hour “good workout .
some Race walkers are fast too, so welcome.
The game /challenge with oneself is to see -and improve with consistency . Can we go from a 16 minutes mile to a 14 mns Mile ?
Maybe some trails down the line. The main point is for soft surfaces..and consistency . If you have questions/ interest/ contact Corinna < < > or 503 368 6144

Healing Work Offered in Manzanita this Fall

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Hello Coast Community-

I am offering my healing work in Manzanita this Fall and I wanted to invite you to check out my website if you’ve been looking for guidance and support during these potent times. I am a Holistic Wellness Mentor, an experienced practitioner of Daoist Medicine, and my approach to healing is centered in the art of living.

I am honored to have been asked by Danielle Melanson, LAc, to step in while she moves in the direction of her next adventure. I will share space with Chiropractor Dr. Heidi Olejnik, and massage therapist Elisha Rose near the beach at the end of Laneda. I will be there for next 3 months.

If this calls to you, please be in touch. I have openings for private sessions on the following days:

August 22-24
September 5-7
September 19-21
October 3-5
October 17-19
Nov 1-2
November 14-16

In Gratitude,
Sarah Reese


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Once again, thanks to everyone who is helping the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church project to get new school clothes and supplies for the school year. You don’t need to get everything on the list for these children, but if you do you will wake up tomorrow with a halo. And, yes, if you can’t get out to shop, you can send money to support this project. Checks can be written to the NBUMC, PO Box 156, Nehalem, Oregon, 97131. Be sure to write CHILD on the memo line and it will go directly into the CHILD Fund. The following are some of the tags not picked up: Boy, age 17, grade 12. Tops and jacket, men’s size large. A hoodie, men’s XL. Shoes size 12. Favorite colors, blue/black. Boy, age 15, grade 10. Jogging outfit, tops, and jacket, all men’s large. Tennis shoes size 10. Girl, age 15, grade 10. Tops, miss small. Tennis shoes, black size 6 youth, with favorite color blue. Boy, age 13, grade 9. Tops and jacket, men’s medium. Tennis shoes size 9. Favorite colors black/blue. Girl age 13, grade 8. Pants and top, junior medium, bra 34C, and tennis shoes size 8. Favorite color black. Boy, age 16, grade 12. Men’s pants small. Favorite color blue. Girl, age 16, grade 10. Pants and tops, Miss medium, Jacket Miss large. Bra 34C and tennis shoes 7.5. Favorite color blue. Girl, age 12, grade 7. Pants and tops Miss Medium. Bra 34 C and tennis shoes size 8. Favorite color Purple. Boy age 12, grade 7. Pants 28×28. Jacket Men’s medium. Shoes size 9. Favorite color black. Girl age 12, grade 7. Pants, tops, jacket Miss xxl. Shoes 11.5. Favorite color blue-also likes graphic tees. Boy age 12, grade 9, pants 33×32. Favorite color blue. Boy age 11, grade 5. Pants boys 12. Tops boys medium/large. Favorite color blue. Boy age 9, grade 4. Pants with 29″ waist. Tops men’s small. Jacket, men’s xs. Shoes black size 7. Girl, age 6, grade 1. Pants 7/8, tops 8, jacket 7, shoes child 13 blue, with favorite color pink. Wish you could be there to see the smiles on these kids faces! Thanks.

Pest Control

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This week at the farmers market- FREESTONE peaches!

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Come join us this Friday at the wonderful Manzanita farmers market! Fulton Family Farms will have FREESTONE Regina peaches.. white donut peaches, Ruby Bright yellow nectarines, Polar Gem white nectarines, Black Amber pluots, Hiromi pluots, plump Draper blueberries. We hope to see you there!

Artwork Sale

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Annual Artwork Sale. Local Pine Ridge Artist is having an Annual Artwork Sale on August 13, Saturday 10am to 4pm,

Stunning original artwork at very reasonable prices. Embellish the walls of your home with color and feed your senses.

Swing by and take a look. That special piece of artwork you’ve been looking for just may be here.

34740 Lodgepole Dr.
Manzanita (follow signs from Necarney City Rd.)

Hoffman Gallery August Show

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Hoffman Gallery Show August 2022
August 4-28 | 1:00-5:00pm
Thursdays through Sundays
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
Featuring the works of ALXSw,
George Wilson, and Kopali Serna

Artists’ statement: ALXSw –

“Studying martial arts introduced me to Shodo and Zen traditional works. I’ve been deeply impacted by studying the use of empty space in the works of Zen Reishis. Additionally, the placement of an artist’s chops (the red seals) are the final balancer of a composition. Like most 2D arts the first works of a student of Shodo (the art of the brush) are precise, structured, predictable as identifiable kanji or phrases, as with realism in western painting; the orange in a bowl is predictably recognizable. There is no strain or inquiry required to extract any particular meaning.”

Artists’ statement” George Wilson –

“I paint watercolors, soaking the paper, sometimes on both sides and applying washes of color and tone wet on wet to create atmosphere and form. As the paper dries I add detail and structure using sketchbook and memory as source material. I like to paint the shapes of birds and sea stacks; the vertical staccato of old river pilings, the wake of ducks on the river.”

Artists’ statement: Kopali Serna –

“This series explores the story of a hearth that lay frozen for generations but has undergone a time of thawing and regeneration. I conceptualized the series from my perspective as a self-taught indigenous artist, at one point separated from my traditions through the impact of colonization, but now intuitively and joyfully rejoined.”

The gallery is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the August exhibit, visit

Tea tasting and Garden Tours this Saturday!

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Calling all tea, plant and art lovers!

North Fork 53 Communitea Wellness is having a garden tour and tea tasting this Saturday at 10am.

Come tour the beauty of our late summer gardens and sip tea along the way. Owner Ginger Edwards will guide you through a multi sensory journey of the many medicinal herbs that go in to her Communitea blends.

The garden tour is followed by a tasting of several teas in our on site tea room and gallery featuring original art work by Manzanita’s own Debbie Harmon.

Tour tickets must be purchased in advance. After the tour is over we will continue to offer tea tasting experiences (no ticket needed) from noon- 2pm

Tours and tastings will be offered every Saturday in August and September (weather permitting).

Get your tour ticket by using the link below:


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The Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church is providing new clothing and school supplies for children returning to school this fall. The following is a list of children who would appreciate your help.
Girl, age 8, grade 3, pants and tops and a jacket size 8. Tennis shoes, size 2 youth, and her favorite colors are pink and purple. Girl, age 12, grade 6, needs tops miss medium, a jacket miss medium, shoes, sandals size 8 and her favorite color is blue. Boy, age 6, grade 1 needs, pants and tops boys 6. Tennis shoes 1 youth, and his favorite color is green. Girl, age 8, 3rd. grade needs pants, tops, and a jacket, girls size 8. A pair of tennis shoes size 2 youth with favorite colors being pink and purple. Boy, age 6, grade 1, needs pants and tops boys size 6. Tennis shoes youth size 1, and favorite color is green. Girl, age 5, kindergarten, needs a size 6 jacket with favorite color being blue. Thanks to all of you getting our kids off to a good start as they start the school year. Gifts can be dropped off at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church. If you need more info please call 503-368-5612.

Jeff’s booth returns to Wheeler on TUESDAY (8/16)

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Howdy – Jeff and the JW Merc roadside “pop-up” booth will be back in WHEELER this coming TUESDAY the 16th of August – from at least 12-5 pm. Local bee pollen will be in the cooler ($10 per bag) – and plenty of local raw honey (from various collection points of the NW in all colors/sizes etc) jars to suit any palate or price point. Real Vermont maple syrup from the single family farm is as popular as ever! (REALLY – it never was just for pancakes in the first place) – all available sizes of jar/jug style – and some of the barrel-aged variety as well (ask Jeff). Pre-orders are always helpful – text Jeff on his cell: 208-424-0042 – e-mail if you prefer: – and of course messaging directly through the JW Merc Facebook page is always an option. We’ll see you in our usual “pop-up” spot (in front of the building where Pelican and Piper have their newly-expanded store across from the train stop at Hwy 101 and Rector Street) on TUESDAY THE 16TH!!! jw


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Have you noticed that meditation teachers seem to be popping up all over the place? Perhaps you’ve heard about Mindfulness, but don’t know what it’s all about. This is your opportunity to explore this practice which might just change your life!
Are you one of those people who think you “can’t meditate”, or are afraid to try? You can learn this simple practice which helps us to learn to live more skillfully, see ourselves more clearly, and be more at ease with the constant changes of life. I promise, there’s no levitation required!

Everyone 15 years old or older is welcome to join us for a five week class on Monday evenings beginning Sept. 12th at 5:00 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Nehalem. Come explore the possibilities, and share the quiet space and self discovery with others. We’ll have time for a talk, questions and answers, and guided practice.

I am a long time Nehalem resident who began this this practice in the late 1980’s, having had the good fortune to study and practice with many renowned teachers over the years. I’ve already taught classes here, and am now excited to share it with more of you. I’m currently completing a two year international training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and other luminaries in the field.

I’m sincerely hoping you will join us.

Lark Miller

Please email with questions or to register:
Cost: $45.00 to $100.00 sliding scale, or ask about a scholarship.
No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Please email with questions or to register.

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.

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]( 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](

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.


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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:

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

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