Respite Rental Availability

Submitted By: neahkahniemountain@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Hi locals,
We have some rare availability in the Eagles Nest due to some cancelations and we wanted to share the opportuniy to our community.
Whether you have family visiting that could use some extra room, or if you’ve been looking for a quiet, peaceful space to work on a project or just have a little stay-cation, we have a last minute discount available now, and also have some more availability into December and 2023.
Take a look and book on www.airbnb.com/rooms/20440957?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=bc441846-ebcd-4336-a45d-664489c2d1e2

new business on laneda avenue

Submitted By: babbles@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
hello to all local residents of all three towns, to any of us who visit manzanita regularly. having read patty rinehart’s bbq post a while back, in response i sent an email to leila aman, manzanita city manager, and to a city council member and to a planning commission member.

now i just read nancy hornshue’s bbq post with the same concern, i have decided to post the gist of that message here.

please, fellow residents, make your concerns heard.

to leila aman:
“i am writing at this time to express my concern about the new Steeplejack Brewing building proposal from Harder Holding Coastal.

it is egregious for the city to permit any new business that doesn’t have adequate parking.

during my ownership of manzanita news & espresso from 1996 to 2006, i witnessed two examples of this:

1) the overboard building met its parking requirement by creating 4 parking spaces BEHIND the building. the right-angle turn standard-size inconspicuous driveway was graced by a very small sign on the side of the building that said “parking in rear.” NOONE ever used those parking spaces except the occupants and business owner. the sign itself has long since disappeared. so the owners of that building got away with NO public parking spaces.

2) the 144 laneda building houses at least 4 businesses on the ground floor and 4 or 6 residences above. they did create a large parking lot behind the building. and it is used. BUT…. many visitors have no idea it is there and don’t use it.

at the present moment, i’m also wondering where is the parking for The Winery at Manzanita? i see a LOT of people sipping wine on their porch. where are they parking?

as visitors to manzanita are only going to increase over the years, any new business MUST be required to have adequate parking. how dare the city allow otherwise?

i remember when the office building was being built next door to Manzanita News & Espresso. Patty Rinehart and Diane Gibson spent a lot of money meeting all the city planning standards, including plenty of parking. EVERYONE WHO BUILDS IN MANZANITA SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR EXAMPLE.

i hope you get LOTS of folks writing to express their concern.

i have every hope that my words will fall on listening ears, based on what i have seen so far of your leadership.

respectfully,

lucy brook
nehalem resident
former manzanita business owner
interested in all happenings in north tillamook county

Helping Our Community for the Holidays

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
The groups below are all 501(C) (3) organizations located here in North Tillamook County. Your help is needed every month of the year, and especially this time of year. School is out which means kids don’t have access to free breakfast or lunch. Mom and Dad are probably working so easy meals for kids to make help. Our seniors, many of whom have paved the way for their families to get by, deserve the wonderful food services we have available.

The Rockaway Lions Club will be providing Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner fixings. Fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, and of course a turkey are provided to special families in the School District 56 area. The Lions are a wonderful group of people doing this work. The Lions are prepared for Thanksgiving but would surely appreciate your help at Christmas. More info on Rockaway Beach Lions can be found here: e-clubhouse.org-sites/rockaway/page-6.php.

Also in Rockaway Beach is the Meals for Seniors, Inc. program. This organization is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the meeting hall next to the Catholic Church. Meals are also delivered to clients. A hot meal can be had for just a $4 donation, but you can still join them for lunch even if you don’t have the $4. Just $24 will pay for six hot and nutritious meals. $96 will serve that senior for a month. See more at mealsforseniorsrockawaybeach.org.

The North County Food Bank is in Wheeler. Financial donations enable them to purchase wholesome food at wholesale prices from the Oregon Food Bank, local grocers, and other sources. This Food Bank is going out of their way to provide Thanksgiving meals to people. With inflation hitting all of us, it is hitting the NCFB and their ability to buy food. Please help them out. More info www.northtillamookcountyfoodbank.org/

Nehalem Senior Lunches are provided at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem on Tuesday and Thursday. Lunches are also delivered. Again, sometimes lunch and a personal touch are what people need.

Last, but not least, is the CHILD Program also run at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem. At this time of year, the CHILD Program provides Christmas presents to children. Names of families are primarily provided by the school system. Children receive toys and other gifts plus clothing. Contact nehalembayumc.org/what-s-happening.

Please help as much as you can and thanks to you all.
Addresses for the above:

Rockaway Lions Club
PO Box 611
Rockaway Beach, Or. 97136

Meals for Seniors, Inc.
PO Box 852
Rockaway Beach, Or. 97136

North County Food Bank
PO Box 162
Wheeler, Or. 97147

CHILD
PO Box 156
Nehalem, Or. 97131

Nehalem Senior Lunches
PO Box 156
Nehalem, Oregon 97131

CHILD Christmas Gift Program

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
C.H.I.L.D. PROGRAM
Many of you will recall the CHILD Program sponsored by the Methodist Church in Nehalem. This program provided 188 children in our area with new clothes when they go back to school this fall. Now is the time of year they gather new clothing and toys for our children at Christmas time. Right now, there are 100 children in the program with more to come.
The program helps people who are working, paying their bills, but can’t stretch their budgets enough for anything extra. If you are new to this program your part is somewhat simple. Each child has two tags, one for clothing and one for toys. You will find a number on the tag which correlates to the name of the child, you will find out what the child needs, their sizes, and favorite color. You purchase the items (you don’t have to get everything on the tag) and return them to the Methodist Church in Nehalem, or the place where you picked up the tag. Currently there are tags in Manzanita at the US Bank, Columbia Bank, and Manzanita Grocery and Deli. Please keep the tag with the presents so we can match up your purchases with the child. If you, your business or organization would like a tag(s) please get in touch with me, Patty, pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net or leave a message at 503-368-6081. Shop online or shop in person, whatever works best for you. Donating dollars to the program will also work as a group of shoppers goes out to fill in the gaps.
Donations can be mailed to CHILD PROGRAM, PO Box 156, Nehalem, Or. 97131. Be sure you indicate on your check this is for the CHILD Program. The message telephone number for this program is 503-368-5612. You can also email nbumcchild@gmail.com. If you want a receipt for your purchase, please leave a SASE with your gift.
A community of people thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Not the only one

Submitted By: nancyhornshuh@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
“Manzanita Growth”
I thought I was the only one who had concerns about the brew pub coming to Manzanita. I was gratified to see the letter from Patty Reinhart. In addition to the issues she brought up regarding parking I have some other concerns about the proposed brew pub in Manzanita. The proposed location on Laneda is already congested. The seating is for 100. If only a quarter of those people drive to the pub that’s an additional 25 cars in an already overcrowded location. Then there are the other 75 people walking along the street. There would be a great impact on traffic. Think about how it will be to visit any business in that area. Not only where you will park, but the hazards of getting to your location with the pedestrians and other vehicles all trying to get to their locations. Add to that, visitors to the area who don’t know where they are going, and you get the picture of the chaos that will become part of the character of our town.
Another impact to consider is the water requirements for a brew pub. What does Manzanita’s water supply look like? Can we support the needs of the residents and a brew pub in times of drought? A brew pub uses a lot of water. What about the future homes that will also want their share of water. Is there enough?
There is also the impact on the current businesses in Manzanita. Do we need another eating/drinking establishment? Are we currently supporting the existing businesses in town? Where will the workers come from? Will new workers come to the area and therefore need housing, or will the workers be taken from the existing workforce, leaving existing businesses short handed? Are there enough customers to go around or will this business drive new people to the area or take customers from existing businesses?
I lived in Cannon Beach for a long time, long enough to see the impact of too many tourists in too small of an area. Just going to the Post Office in the summer was an ordeal. The number of people crossing the street, not just at crosswalks, but between cars, made for hazardous driving conditions. The Pelican Brewery often has many people waiting on the sidewalk, and they have a parking lot. The City of Cannon Beach also has a parking lot 2 blocks away and very wide sidewalks, and still it can be a traffic nightmare. Manzanita does not have any parking lots, and I’ve noticed similar problems on Laneda in the summer with people spilling over into the street, darting across at locations other than a crosswalk, and blocking foot traffic in areas where they are standing rather than walking.
Manzanita does not have the space along Laneda to have spacious sidewalks and room for parking and room for cars traveling. As the candidates for city council have discussed, we need to keep our town safe. Safe for pedestrians and cars. We do not have the sidewalks, parking, and streets to do that presently.
It seems to me that there are many factors to consider when granting a building permit. As we develop a new comprehensive plan we should consider how many people we can attract to our small town and keep it safe for all who live here and all who visit. How much growth can we handle? Will the City gain enough revenue from a new business to offset the costs needed to handle the impacts of the new business? We need to plan for the future of our town before we make too many mistakes that cannot be undone.

CHILD PROGRAM/GIFTS FOR KIDS

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
C.H.I.L.D. PROGRAM

Many of you will recall the CHILD Program sponsored by the Methodist Church in Nehalem. This program provided 188 children in our area with new clothes when they went back to school this fall. Now is the time of year they gather new clothing and toys for our children at Christmas time. Right now, there are 100 children in the program with more to come.

The program helps people who are working, paying their bills, but can’t stretch their budgets enough for anything extra. If you are new to this program your part is somewhat simple. Each child has two tags, one for clothing and one for toys. You will find a number on the tag which correlates to the name of the child, the tag tells you what the child needs, their sizes, and favorite color. You purchase the items (you don’t have to get everything on the tag) and return them to the Methodist Church in Nehalem, or the place where you picked up the tag. Currently there are tags in Manzanita at the US Bank, Columbia Bank, and Manzanita Grocery and Deli. Please keep the tag with the presents so we can match up your purchases with the child. If you, your business or organization would like a tag(s) please get in touch with me, Patty, pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net or leave a message at 503-368-6081. Shop online or shop in person, whatever works best for you. Donating dollars to the program will also work as a group of shoppers goes out to fill in the gaps.

Donations can be mailed to CHILD PROGRAM, PO Box 156, Nehalem, Or. 97131. Be sure you indicate on your check this is for the CHILD Program. The message telephone number for this program is 503-368-5612. You can also email nbumcchild@gmail.com. If you want a receipt for your purchase, please leave a SASE with your gift.
A community of people thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Have Enough? Help Others!

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
The groups below are all 501(C) (3) organizations located here in North Tillamook County. Your help is needed every month of the year, and especially this time of year. School is out which means kids don’t have access to free breakfast or lunch. Mom and Dad are probably working so easy meals for kids to make help. Our seniors, many of whom have paved the way for their families to get by, deserve the wonderful food services we have available.

The Rockaway Lions Club will be providing Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner fixings. Fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, and of course a turkey are provided to special families in the School District 56 area. The Lions are a wonderful group of people doing this work. The Lions are prepared for Thanksgiving but would surely appreciate your help at Christmas. More info on Rockaway Beach Lions can be found here: e-clubhouse.org-sites/rockaway/page-6.php.

Also in Rockaway Beach is the Meals for Seniors, Inc. program. This organization is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the meeting hall next to the Catholic Church. Meals are also delivered to clients. A hot meal can be had for just a $4 donation, but you can still join them for lunch even if you don’t have the $4. Just $24 will pay for six hot and nutritious meals. $96 will serve that senior for a month. See more at mealsforseniorsrockawaybeach.org.

The North County Food Bank is in Wheeler. Financial donations enable them to purchase wholesome food at wholesale prices from the Oregon Food Bank, local grocers, and other sources. This Food Bank is going out of their way to provide Thanksgiving meals to people. With inflation hitting all of us, it is hitting the NCFB and their ability to buy food. Please help them out. More info www.northtillamookcountyfoodbank.org/

Nehalem Senior Lunches are provided at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem on Tuesday and Thursday. Lunches are also delivered. Again, sometimes lunch and a personal touch are what people need.

Last, but not least, is the CHILD Program also run at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem. At this time of year, the CHILD Program provides Christmas presents to children. Names of families are primarily provided by the school system. Children receive toys and other gifts plus clothing. Contact nehalembayumc.org/what-s-happening.

Please help as much as you can and thanks to you all.
Addresses for the above:

Rockaway Lions Club
PO Box 611
Rockaway Beach, Or. 97136

Meals for Seniors, Inc.
PO Box 852
Rockaway Beach, Or. 97136

North County Food Bank
PO Box 162
Wheeler, Or. 97147

CHILD
PO Box 156
Nehalem, Or. 97131

Nehalem Senior Lunches
PO Box 156
Nehalem, Oregon 97131

Come check out

Submitted By: ben.killen.rosenberg@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Check out this article about ‘The Ship Show’ in Astoria. Info about exhibit below
www.orartswatch.org/the-ship-show-a-see-worthy-exhibition-at-astorias-royal-nebeker-art-gallery/

The Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery will open its 2022/2023 exhibition season with a show celebrating our beautiful environs as well as the bustle and business of a seafaring community in The SHIP SHOW, curated by Ben Killen Rosenberg.

This exhibit will run from October 13, 2022 through January 26, 2023.

This exhibit features artwork by the following artists: Lindsey Aarts, Mark Andres, the late James Weldon Brown, Sally Cleveland, Roger Dorband, Annie Eskelin, Kevin Farrell, Anna Fidler, Drea Frost, Friderike Heuer, Nick Knapton, Randy McClelland, the late Royal Nebeker, Henk Pander, Paul Polson, Ben Rosenberg, John Taylor, Kristin Shauck, Lucien Swerdloff, and Noel Thomas.

Ben Killen Rosenberg, Clatsop Community College’s Printmaking Instructor, who conceived of and curated the exhibit, explains his concept for this show:

“When visiting Astoria, I always stop to watch the ships traveling up the Columbia River. Large vessels bringing goods or carrying vacationers from places near and far away pass by– a visual delight for all who see them. Ships are mysterious and romantic; they speak to an earlier time and a slower pace of travel, as they pass through vast bodies of waters.

“Ships can also be ominous harbingers of cruelty and environmental damage. From news reports I’ve followed, I’ve learned of ships carrying illegal cargo or using slave labor changing the GPS locations to avoid being caught by the few authorities on the “look out. Out at sea, in stateless open waters, the environmental impacts and horrendous labor conditions are monitored by almost no one.

“This is a show about ships as we know them–cruise ships, tanker ships, container ships, offshore vessels and fishing ships–it’s a Ship Show, which sounds a lot like something we’ve all been saying the past couple of years. Enjoy!”

The CCC Royal Nebeker Gallery is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the campus, the local community, and the North Coast region. Please join CCC in its mission to sustain and promote contemporary art and visual culture through professional exhibitions and programming. The CCC Royal Nebeker Gallery, located at 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria, is ADA accessible. The gallery hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on weekends and holidays by appointment only. For more information, please contact Kristin Shauck by phone (503-338-2472) or e-mail kshauck@clatsopcc.edu. 

Full press release:
www.clatsopcc.edu/ccc-royal-nebeker-art-gallery-presents-the-ship-show/

CHILD Program Helps our Kids

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
C.H.I.L.D. PROGRAM

Many of you will recall the CHILD Program sponsored by the Methodist Church in Nehalem. This program provided 188 children in our area with new clothes when they went back to school this fall. Now is the time of year they gather new clothing and toys for our children at Christmas time. Right now, there are 100 children in the program with more to come.
The program helps people who are working, paying their bills, but can’t stretch their budgets enough for anything extra. If you are new to this program your part is somewhat simple. Each child has two tags, one for clothing and one for toys. You will find a number on the tag which correlates to the name of the child, you will find out what the child needs, their sizes, and favorite color. You purchase the items (you don’t have to get everything on the tag) and return them to the Methodist Church in Nehalem, or the place where you picked up the tag. Currently there are tags in Manzanita at the US Bank, Columbia Bank, and Manzanita Grocery and Deli. Please keep the tag with the presents so we can match up your purchases with the child. If you, your business or organization would like a tag(s) please get in touch with me, Patty, pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net or leave a message at 503-368-6081. Shop online or shop in person, whatever works best for you. Donating dollars to the program will also work as a group of shoppers goes out to fill in the gaps.
Donations can be mailed to CHILD PROGRAM, PO Box 156, Nehalem, Or. 97131. Be sure you indicate on your check this is for the CHILD Program. The message telephone number for this program is 503-368-5612. You can also email nbumcchild@gmail.com. If you want a receipt for your purchase, please leave a SASE with your gift.
A community of people thank you for your kindness and generosity.

C.H.I.L.D. Tags Available

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
Hello Community,

CHILD Tags are available. These tags are wish lists for children in our community for Christmas. Each tag will include the age and favorite color of the child. Each child has two tags, one for clothing and one for toys. Parents are asked to sign their children up if they feel they won’t be able to provide their children with Christmas. Each tag has a number on it which corelates to the child and their wishes. It is important to keep the tag with your gift or even write the number on the bag you bring your gift in. Please do not wrap your gifts-this is for the parents to do. You can return gifts to Manzanita Grocery & Deli, U.S. Bank in Manzanita, or Columbia Bank in Manzanita. Or you can return gifts to Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem. These three businesses and Church also have tags you can pick up. Please return your gifts by December 12th. If you would like a donation receipt, please provide your mailing address or SASE is even better. The CHILD phone number is 503-368-5612, please leave a message. Other contact information includes an email:
nbumcchild@gmail.com. You can also contact me via email: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net and I can give you information on what is needed. This has been a remarkably successful program for our children. Thanks for your help! Patty

Seeking Artists/Crafters for Holiday Bazaar

Submitted By: tolovanaartscolony@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Hello BBQ!

We’re seeking a few more artists and crafters for our upcoming Holiday Bazaar. (See poster for dates and details.)

We’re especially looking to add some folks who might offer something like… tea/coffee/edible things… natural cleaners would also be a cool addition.

But really, we’re all ears–let us know what you might like to sell/exhibit, and we’ll see if it’s a fit.

Just so you know: artists/exhibitors do not need to be present at the Bazaar. Simply drop off your work and we handle all sales. (You keep 75% of the proceeds; there’s no cost/risk to exhibiting.)

If you have any questions, let us know. Otherwise, share with your artist/crafter friends!

Thanks,
-The Tolovana Arts Colony
tolovanaartscolony.org

Zoom Test

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Zoom test Test: What It Is And How It Works?
Are you unable to download a single PDF document due to weak internet signals? Or is your installation of apps from the play store taking a lot of time? Or maybe your connection to your online class is dropping continuously.

There is only one cause, “slow internet speed,” whatever the scenario is. Although you paid for a high MBs package and according to your ISP, your internet must not have weak or dropping signals. But, it is not working properly.

So, in such cases, troubleshooting the problems is necessary to know whether the router device is the problem, internet speed is the issue or connection trouble with the devices.

And this is exactly where the Zoom internet speed test jumps in and shows its magic. So, if you want to know the basic concept and role of the Zoom internet speed test in our internet connections, give this article a thorough read till the end.

What Is Zoom Internet Speed Test?
Whether you have a zoom broadband internet connection or any other ISP’s connection, getting a regular internet speed test is mandatory. To know the amount of internet MBs you are getting from your ISPs and the cause behind your slow internet speed test.

The Zoom internet speed test tools provide various tests that affect your internet speed, like download internet speed, upload internet speed, jitter, and Ping. Let’s move forward and see how does Zoom internet speed test takes place.

How Is The Internet Speed Tested With Zoom Internet Speed Tool?
Zoom is one of the leading and most powerful internet broadband connections among users. It provides great internet speed for live-streaming games, online classes, interviews, fast installing the apps from the play store, and chatting with your loved ones.

But, if the internet is slow due to device problems or weak signals, a speed test can help you determine the real cause and fix it. Let’s see how this Zoom broadband internet speed test tool works!

Let’s deal with the two major internet speed test components: download and upload internet tests.

Download Internet Speed Test
When you click on the “Go” button, the internet speed test starts with connecting your device to the nearest server available in your location.

Then, the device downloads small data files from the server to the device. Meanwhile, the speed tool calculates the speed of the files documented and the time required for the download.

After a few seconds, the Zoom broadband internet speed test results show the measurements in seconds.

Upload Internet Speed Test
The upload internet speed test is similar to the downloading internet test, but the only difference is uploading the files from the device to the server. It started with connecting to the server nearer to your device’s location.

After connecting successfully, the device uploads small files to the server. Meanwhile, the tool calculates the time to upload the files, the same as the download speed test.

The uploading internet speed test comes with the download internet speed test.

How To Take a Zoom Broadband Internet Speed Test For Your Internet Connection – A Step By Step Guide
So, without any further ado, let’s jump straight to the guide to testing your zoom broadband internet speed, so you can easily get a test, troubleshoot your connectivity problem, and fix it.

Step: 01: Open a new tab and go to the URL of the Zoom broadband speed test tool. You can also get to the tool directly by clicking here.

Step:02: After loading the page, click on the “Go” button.

Step: 03: After running the test, wait for a few seconds until the test is completely loaded and the results are shown.

Step: 04: Now, after loading, you can view the ping speed and Jitter speed, download the internet speed test and upload the internet speed test with the help of the Zoom broadband internet speed test tool.

How To Get The Correct Internet Speed Test Measurements?
Using a tool to test your internet speed test doesn’t ensure you correct speed measurements unless you take certain steps regarding your laptop, computer, phone, tablets, other devices, and your internet connectivity device (router).

So, below are some of the tips and tricks that can help you in getting the accurate Zoom broadband internet speed test:

If you have multiple devices connected to your Wireless or Wired connection, disconnect all of them except the device you are using for the internet speed test.
If you are using an online application in the background of your device, close it and reopen it after taking the test.
Restart the device on which you are taking the speed test. The accuracy of the downloading and uploading internet speed has a lot to do with the devices’ hardware.
Whether it is the first time you are taking the internet speed test or testing multiple times in a row, clear the browser’s cache history. You won’t get accurate calculations if the files exist on your device due to previous downloading and uploading tests.
If you have a wired connection or using wireless internet, restart the router in both cases to have the router in fully-functioning condition.
Don’t take the internet speed test at the wrong time of the day. On Saturday nights and Sunday evenings, when every person is watching youtube or live-streaming games, your internet is supposed to be slow due to heavy traffic. And, of course, your ISP is not responsible for the internet traffic.
Don’t test your Zoom broadband internet speed while using the VPN. It can slow your internet and show your incorrect calculation, except you specifically want to see how fast VPN internet is working.
Wrapping Up
Getting a Zoom broadband internet speed test has become easy and quick using the speed testing tool. It is simple to run and gives accurate results if you follow the steps correctly and take all the necessary measures before taking the speed test.

So, click and get a zoom internet speed test for your connection to know the reason behind slow internet. And instantly fix it up to enjoy fast and uninterrupted internet.

New businesses and Parking on Laneda

Submitted By: pattyrinehart@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
Dear Folks,

Below is a letter I shared with Leila Aman, City Manager. Karen Reddick-Yurka, Planning Commission, Linda Kozlowski, Council President for the City of Manzanita. This is all about a new building on Laneda Avenue in Manzanita, Oregon. You may want to consult the Planning Commission Rules while you read this. A change in building rules as it pertains to parking spaces, or vice versa has allowed this to happen. I am not sure who instigated changing these rules, but I would like to find out. I am one person, and one person is not going to get in the way of this building. You all need to get in touch with the above people working for the City of Manzanita to make a dent in making the City of Manzanita hear us. Are we too late with regards to the Harder Holding Coastal, LLC building? I honestly don’t know. Please send your letter or call the City of Manzanita to make your views known. As Wheeler, Nehalem, Mohler, all shop and work in Manzanita, I hope you all chime in. That said, please read below.

I am writing this letter in protest of the Manzanita Planning Commission approving Harder Holdings Coastal, LLC, also known as Steeplejack Brewing proposal for their building on Laneda Avenue. This concerns the restaurant and mini hotel. As most of you know I do not live within the City Limits of Manzanita. My sister and I own a commercial office space in Manzanita. I owned and personally ran a business in Manzanita for almost 30 years.

In Exhibit A, 1., Background it states the parcel size is 5,000 square feet. If you will please reference page 6 in the Applicant’s Design Review application I am wondering how Harding Holdings Coastal, LLC got away with so few parking spaces. As I have nothing to lose here, I am going to be very honest with the Planning Commission, the Council, and the City Manager and say Harder Holdings Coastal pulled one on you and if this parking plan goes through then the City of Manzanita’s parking plan is just full of baloney sandwiches!

To continue the parking situation, I’ll refer to page 5 of the application where applicants have figured out how many parking spaces they will need. Here again we find more than one baloney sandwich. 3,198 square feet for the restaurant space, 2,167 square feet for the retail space seems to me to equal 5,365 square feet. Also, in reference to parking it is my understanding a designated handicapped parking space can only be used by someone with a handicapped sticker.

I am sure everyone in the room knows of Manzanita’s parking problem both during the summer and on busy weekends. Laneda is clogged with traffic as are 1st. and 2 nd. Streets. You can barely get up and down these two streets off Laneda. Big trucks parked on the corners of Laneda create a site problem when pulling on to Laneda. A comment I hear from a lot of people is they don’t come into downtown Manzanita anymore due to the traffic/parking problems. Locating another business of this size on Laneda just isn’t fair to the businesses already there. How much parking do other street-facing retail businesses spaces need to have? You are talking about a 960 square foot retail space or a 5,365 square foot retail space. Is this space for the beer, or just what? I am reading that the square foot retail space has a small rooftop top garden and seating space. Is this area 960 square feet also? And just where is the arcade going? Upstairs, downstairs? We used to have an ocean here where kids played.

Below please find information from pages 6 and 7 of the application:

D. Section 4.150 identifies the purpose of the design review process: “The purpose of Sections 4.150 through 4.158 is to provide design standards for commercial and mixed-use development in Manzanita’s commercial zones and in the High Density Residential/Limited Commercial zone. Design review provides aesthetic judgment over development projects in order to maintain the unique character of the community by keeping buildings to human scale and reflecting the natural beauty of the city’s setting, to encourage the traditional style of the Pacific Northwest, and to protect the viability of the commercial zones. The standards provide for originality, flexibility and innovation in site planning and development and encourage development where structures, use areas, artistic expression and site elements are integrated in a manner that is harmonious within the site and with adjacent properties. Design review criteria shall be applicable to all new construction, alteration of site improvements, or exterior alteration of commercial and mixed-use development in the C-1, LC, and R-4 zones.” F

You are not protecting the viability of our commercial zone by allowing this project to go through. I’m frankly sick of the bologna sandwiches and bet you are too, so let’s not go there again.

I know many of you reading this are residents of Manzanita. I also know many of you are not residents, but you come to Manzanita to support our eateries, to support our retail shops, and you put overflowing guests in our motels. I encourage all of you, especially Manzanita citizens, to make your voices heard. I am not upset about what this plan is for, would be good in Seaside, Cannon Beach, or Rockaway Beach. What I am concerned about is parking in Manzanita. I simply want the Manzanita Planning Commission to rework these crazy rules we have for building and parking on Laneda before we allow any more commercial development. Not sure if you know it but having shoppers park in your lot and going shopping elsewhere or going to the beach for 3 hours causes a lot of bad blood. Most shop owners are just too polite to say anything.

What is being planned for lot 3-as I understand this information is only for lot 4?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I wouldn’t have written it if I didn’t think it was very important and most critical for living in Manzanita. I know I shouldn’t do this, but since I put my number down, let me give you the number for Manzanita City Hall, 503-368-5343. Please contact the Manzanita City Hall to let them know what you think of this development.

Sincerely and thank you,
Patty Rinehart
503-368-6081

Money,money, money, aint it funny, what the Dems will do

Submitted By: dixiegainer@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
The kicker refund is 1,737 per Oregon taxpayer next year. The state has $6 billion dollars in cash reserves they can spend on anything they want, BUT the Oregon Dems want your kicker anyway. What do you think of that!!!
The terrible Dem ten just can’t get enough money. Economists are still projecting short term growth in tax monies coming into the state. In fact, they are projecting that monies coming into the state for the current two-year biennium will be an incredible $4.97 billion ahead of what they thought they would get when they wrote the current budgets back in 2021. But the Oregon Dems want your kicker anyway.
Republican state senator Lynn Findley defended the kicker and reminded the committee that the bar was super high to suspend it (2/3 vote of both the House and Senate), and that trying to “monkey” with the kicker was not the right path. But they want your kicker anyway.

Here is the article by the tax payers association of Oregon – oregoncatalyst.com/63869-revenue-update-hints-stealing-kicker-refund.html

The following article was written in 2019 before the Dems tried to pass a bill taking 1/2 your kicker money. To pass a bill – a certain number of legislators must be present to vote on such a bill, and when the Republicans became ABSENT for the vote, the bill could not be passed. Therefore in 2019 the Republicans saved the kicker tax refund for YOU dear fellow Oregonian. Today the same situation might occur again. Tina Kotek, soon to be governor, wants your kicker tax again. BUT because so many voted against the very people who saved your kicker last time, (measure 113)* a bill about THOSE who became ABSENT. “legislators who are ABSENT more than so many days cannot run for office again “, was put on the ballot as measure 113. That measure was directed at the Republicans who saved your kicker. (’cause the terrible ten Dems really want your kicker) What do you think of that – what a way to treat the people who saved your dough. In this regard measure 113 was really a measure for dummies and most of you stepped up to the plate! Do you think they will walk out for you again?

www.eastoregonian.com/our-view-legislators-should-keep-their-hands-off-the-kicker/article_4c0d7a98-7b1e-11e9-8a20-b3649058cf21.html

Sweet Family Shepard good with other animal companions

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frustrated here for not being able to understand how to put photos !!
Louka is a 3 years old Shepard ,family dog loving with other dogs and pet ..He came from a family going through tough times who dropped him off at a friend’s house & never came back
He is posted on Angels For Sara Facebook . This beautiful , sweet Shepard would be so happy on our beaches !
you can also contact me ,
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Colonel Mustard says….

Submitted By: ben.killen.rosenberg@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Colonel Mustard says Everyone make sure you get your ballot in by Tuesday November 8th! There is a Drop Off Box outside across from Manzanita Police Station (167 S. 5th street). Located behind Manzanita News and Espresso, by the city parking lot.

Colonel Mustard says ‘Vote for Brad, he’s rad, and my dad!’

Mayerle for Manzanita: The Cows are in the Barn

Submitted By: mayerleformanzanita@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
I hope you woke up this morning and noticed fewer signs on our streets. I decided to take my campaign signs down, not out of lack of commitment, but out of respect. The signs have been up for two months, and I am sure they are an eyesore. They have done their work, as have I!

Another reason I took them down is that this past week, someone has been removing and discarding my signs—about 1/3 of them went missing. I’m afraid the signs will end up as litter in our forests, waterways, or our parks (which is where some of the stolen ones have shown up). I don’t believe another two days of looking at them is going to change anyone’s mind when it comes to voting for Manzanita City Council. So, as they say, “The cows are in the barn.”

If I happened to miss one of the signs and you still have one in your yard, please text or call 503-260-4105 and I will swing by to pick it up.

It’s time for the campaigning keyboards to quiet, the airwaves to calm, and the signs to be gone. It’s time to move forward, to vote, and to get to work for Manzanita.

If you want to know more about me, go to my website: bit.ly/MayerleforManz or my blog: bit.ly/bradsdailyblog

With Gratitude,
Brad Mayerle

Our Vote for Karen Matthews

Submitted By: margie.neilson@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Hello Wheeler!
Jim and I appreciate all the great candidates running for city council. It wasn’t that long ago when city representatives went door to door searching for live bodies to serve as candidates. We know them all from different walks of life and all are good people with Wheeler’s best interest at heart. That being said, Karen Matthews will get our vote for one of the city council positions. We’ve known Karen for many years, as a customer, club affiliate, teammate, and friend. I know her to be honest, fair, passionate, direct – maybe a little too direct. We also know Karen is not against development if rules and regulations are followed. Regardless of the many issues that confront our town, Karen will work tirelessly for the benefit of Wheeler.
Jim and Margie Neilson

Manzanita Candidate Forum at Pine Grove on November 19. Audio link here

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On Saturday November 19, the Manzanita council candidates, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Kuestner and Brad Mayerle, presented their perspectives at a forum moderated by the Oregon League of Women Voters. I’m glad I was able to leave work early that day to attend. The audio recording is now available:
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Don’t forget to VOTE!

Mayerle for Manzanita: Recapping My Run

Submitted By: mayerleformanzanita@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
I’m Brad Mayerle, and I’m running for Manzanita City Council.

If you are still pondering Manzanita City Council choices, this is for you. I thought a quick recap of my campaign activities would help you understand why I’m the right choice.

I announced my candidacy in May. Since then, I’ve hit the ground running—taking the pulse of our community with an open mind by meeting with residents and genuinely listening.

Here’s a recap of my efforts on the campaign trail:

In my campaign announcement, I immediately discussed the great need for a clear vision for our future and better planning…with a sense of urgency. I’ve heard your concerns about livability, the ongoing city hall project, closing trails to access the beach, dune grading, loss of wildlife habitat, and construction and light noise. I’ve understood your hope for a diverse and vibrant community that welcomes visitors but, first and foremost, meets the needs of the people who call Manzanita home. And I believe there are solutions and that we can find common ground if we work together earnestly and respectfully.

I’ve provided complete transparency. I told you who I am and what I do. While I have no prior government experience, I do have 30 years of experience as a medical professional, working with teams to evaluate, diagnose, and treat complex problems. This experience is what I have to contribute, and I’ll use it as my starting point to bring about a positive change in our community. The problems we face are complex but not unsolvable.

Continuing the spirit of transparency, I created a blog that tracks my daily activities—whom I’ve met with, what I’ve learned from them, what I’m reading, what I’m attending, and what I’m thinking, along with stories about my personal life. Check it out: bit.ly/bradsdailyblog

I also invite you to read all of my posts on North Coast BBQ bit.ly/Brad_BBQ . If you combine this writing effort with what’s chronicled on my blog, you will see that I’ve done the work.

My campaign has been creative, respectful, and dedicated to meeting residents face-to-face—not a bombardment on social media. Instead, I’ve focused on building the case of why my experience matters. We all have our own styles, our own history, and our own ways of learning and making decisions—everyone needs a seat at the table, and I’m determined to provide one for you.

Our democracy allows you to decide which leaders will help move us forward. To this end, I have done my best to earn your vote.

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, and I welcome your feedback. You can contact me at MayerleforManzanita@gmail.com. Feel free to visit my website: bit.ly/MayerleforManz And while you’re there, check out the unsolicited endorsements from voters I have met along the way: bit.ly/votingforbrad

Sincerely,
Brad

Stand against negative campaigning

Submitted By: Constance@nehalemtel.net – Click to email about this post
To my Tillamook community. Are you sick of negative campaign mailings coming to your mailbox? You can fight back today, with your vote! One of the latest mailings suggests Logan Laity as having no life experience, lives at home and recently graduated from High School. What it fails to mention is Logan Laity is self employed, is very close to receiving a political science degree and has been active with the TillCoDems since he was 18, 18! What young person does this? And then he throws himself into running for HD32 so he can represent us? Yes, Logan is young, fresh and available to work full time, more than that, he has the moral character we want to send to our State Capitol. Take the opportunity to Stand against negative campaigning, VOTE FOR Logan Laity, HD32.

…..AND NOW A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT

Submitted By: birkowitz119@icloud.com – Click to email about this post
My name is Jim King, and I am currently City Council President in Wheeler Oregon. I am not on the ballot, and my term ends in December.
From this point forward I will be writing as a private citizen.

Over the past five years on Council I have had the opportunity to observe three Mayors, five City
Managers and a plethora of City Councilors. While to a person they were all good people, they did not not all have the necessary global view of their responsibility to Wheeler.

A global view simply means that as mayor or counselor you cannot focus only on one aspect of the city that you serve. Beautification? Yes. Nuisance abatement? Yes. Water system upgrade? Absolutely, yes! But, in my Opinion, the over arching necessity is our city’s financial strength. And just so you can’t say you didn’t know, we are on a track to lose our City charter unless there is an immediate change. In my educated guess, we have less than a year.

There are those currently running for Council who will loudly declare that “Wheeler is being sued by the developer of a portion of our waterfront, and that is the reason Wheeler is in trouble.” There is truth in their claims. But further truth will show that many of these same people, some now running for office, have done all they could to stop the project, rather than trying to help the landowner fit his project into our Vison, and zoning ordinances. That is what we are legally required to do. So, attacked at every point, the developer did what he had a right to do. He sued.

My vision, not Wheeler’s, is to focus 100% on major funding projects. Our Mayor, Doug
Honeycutt, is a good man. I call on him to take the current and future Council to task to seek a solution. He must not be sidetracked, or intimidated by those who helped put us is this situation.

Last, yes, I accept some of the blame for Wheeler’s current challenge. But, if you look at my voting record on Council, you will see that
I have been one of the lone supporters of what could have been , or still could be, our financial salvation.

Thanks for reading.
Jim King
Private Citizen

VOTING IN OREGON

Submitted By: dixiegainer@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Yesterday I was watching KGW TV news. It showed some Oregonians checking out their county clerks voting program and vote counting computers. There were some concerns about the machines being connected to the internet.These citizens were assured, over and over again – no connection to the internet.

HOWEVER – Recently, in court, Oregon Secretary of State, Ellen Rosenblum admitted voting machines are hackable. Which means they have a chip in the motherboard that connects to the internet.
52% of voters say it is likely that cheating affected the 2020 election and 32% say that it is very likely that cheating affected the 2020 election. I read that sending your ballot in on the last day helps prevent a fraudulent count – so that is what I am doing.
Do I have faith in Oregon’s election system? NO. Am I voting? Yes! I am hoping for honesty and exposing the corruption in our legislature with a balance of political parties. In a Democracy – all voices must be heard.
In 2020 and 2021 approximately more than 600 pieces of legislation were passed each year – Do you have any idea what they were? Who picks the ones (only 4?) that we get to vote for?
I read that Governor Brown only puts things on the ballot that she is sure will pass. Bills 111 thru 114 are for Dummies. Gov Brown thinks you are Dummies, and will pass these Dummy bills.

Measure 111. Change the constitution so it will read that health care should be available to all Oregonians. Umm!! just ask the price because you will be paying for it in a world of high inflation, and higher taxes, and you will not get what you pay for! The Chlidrens Health Defense has an article about this – It is quite scary, because it removes freedom and choice in medical care. and former Governor Kitzhaber says Do not vote for this. It will not get Oregon where it needs to go.

I posted Gov. Kitzhaber’s opinion on Oct 30, and Children’s Health Defense Article on Oct. 31.

Measure 112 – Change Oregon constituion to remove words like slavery and involuntary servitude. Measure 112 fixes something that is not broken. In 1994, Oregonians passed an amendment that made clear that absent medical issues, all inmates had to either work or go to school. Will this be the impetus for activists to push for inmates to be paid minimum wage? How will this effect the current system? The state unfortunately says it’s “indeterminate.” So vote NO

Measure 113 says that if a legislator has too many absences they cannot run for office again – DON’T BE FOOLED BY THIS. Has there been legislators that have had too many absences?
The last couple of years Republicans have stopped the passing of certain legislation by walking out. Before Republicans walked out they asked Gov. Brown to put this legislation before the voters, so the voters could exercise their choice. She refused – Then they walked out. NO on 113

Measure 114 – Sounds good – I would vote for it but I wised up since SB110 in 2020 turned out to be a terrible mistake. Here is the catch to 114 – The police will NOT be putting on any classes on gun safety the near or late future. They are under funded and short staffed and can’t do it. So no permits will be issued.
Please Vote!

Theft in Manzanita

Submitted By: ben.killen.rosenberg@gmail.com – Click to email about this post
Posting on behalf of Kim Rosenberg. loretta.kim.rosenberg@gmail.com

Theft in Manzanita

Someone, or maybe more than one someone, in our community stole several campaign signs for two of the candidates for council. They were discovered in Nehalem. I don’t know who found them but they’ve made their way to city hall for the candidates to pick up.

This is all kinds of wrong, people. First off, it’s theft and second of all, it involved criminal trespass. Plain and simple. Stealing is stealing and trespassing is trespassing. Whoever did this thought it was fine to go onto someone’s property without permission to take something that didn’t belong to them.

Those signs aren’t free. The candidates paid for them. People put these signs in their yards to support the candidate of their choice. When the thief took the signs (and let’s be clear, that person is a thief), they were also taking away free speech and silencing ideas they don’t agree with.

What kind of person steals campaign signs? Someone who doesn’t support the candidates and I’d also say someone who doesn’t support democracy. Someone with the ethics of a spoiled child. Someone afraid that their candidate will lose and so are unwilling to play fair.

I doubt this was a Halloween prank by kids—and let’s be honest, there are only a few kids in town and fewer still who’d be interested in stealing campaign signs.

To steal from these candidates is disrespectful of the time and work they’ve put in. And it’s chilling for our community’s future. People who do stuff like this aren’t interested in fairness and justice and working together.

If we want a healthy democracy where people feel like their opinions are listened to and valued, we need people to be involved. If we can’t even have a sign for a candidate in our yard for fear some random a-hole is going to trespass on our property to steal it—then we’re in deep doo doo in more ways than one.

If you have information about these thefts, including RING or other surveillance footage, please contact the non-emergency police number at 503-368-7229.

Kim Rosenberg
loretta.kim.rosenberg@gmail.com