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Dining Set for Sale

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Beautiful old-world dining set for sale. Set includes the dining table with 2 leaves, 4 side chairs, 2 end chairs with arms, and table pads that cover the fully extended table.

Some wear and tear, but the table surface is a beautifully finished cherry wood pattern with unusual edge treatment.

End chairs seat pads are decorated with a hand painted north-star pattern in blue and gold.

Asking for $350 for the full set. Contact us at to arrange a time to view the set in person.


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The title of my last post was on the cover of a book I just purchased. The title of the book is “I Never Thought of it That way” by Monica Guzman
I have not read the book yet but I talked to a man in South County – who told me about the book – and he is trying to get a local group together to facilitate dialog between the differences – and the similarities between us.

This group is called Braver Angels!! Check it out on the internet. Can we really have decent conversations – I think so – we used to. I believe it is the media and censorship “misinformation” that has caused most of us to choose “sides” when we really don’t need to do that at all.

YES – For Local Health Care, Canvass, Sunday, 4/2 10:00 am

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We are launching another door-to-door canvass effort Sunday, April 2, 10am. Meet us at Manzanita News and Espresso, 500 Laneda Ave. We hope you can help us get the word out to local voters about the bond measure for a few hours.

Click the link above for more details about the event.

Visit our website ( for more information or to make a donation ( to support our campaign efforts.

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LNWC Board Meeting and Speaker Series: Process Based Riverscape Restoration

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On April 13th, 2023 the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will be hosting their regular board meeting and a presentation w/ Chris Jordan, Research Fisheries Biologist for NOAA from the Mathematical Biology and Systems Monitoring Program.

The LNWC’s Board Meeting will start at 5 pm. The board meeting will include regular council business including reports on fiscal status, organizational health projects, and a discussion of ongoing and upcoming LNWC projects. The public is welcome to join us and learn more about how the Watershed Council operates and what we do.
Chris Jordan’s presentation will begin at 7 pm. As the title of the talk states, this presentation will define process-based restoration and why it’s important. The overwhelming majority of riverscapes across the continental US are dramatically impaired due to current or legacy land and water use. The impairment is mostly structural starvation, resulting in high energy channels that are vertically and laterally separated from their floodplains. The impairment is so pervasive that these riverscape conditions are seen as “normal”. But, because this shifted baseline sees channels where riverine wetland corridors once ran and continuous forests where successional patches once thrived, our management models maintain, perpetuate, and even restore to this degraded, reduced function state. However, if we expect to achieve the fire resilient, climate change adapted, drought and flood resistant, and protected species recovering riverscapes our management programs claim, we must first accept, allow, and foster the messy, dynamic nature of nature.
Dr. Chris Jordan is a Research Fish Biologist with NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Program Manager for the Mathematical Biology and Systems Monitoring Program. Chris has worked on a wide range of biological topics, all with an emphasis on the development or application of quantitative methods. The last two decades, his work has focused on the design and implementation of large-scale monitoring programs to assess freshwater habitat and population status as well as the watershed-scale effect of management actions for anadromous salmonids. Some current projects include the development of life-cycle simulation models to integrate knowledge on physical and biological processes into a management decision support framework and the development of methods for riverscape restoration focusing on beaver and process-based thinking.

Both the Board Meeting and this presentation will be hosted on Zoom and are free to the public. The zoom link is or on the Faceboook event at You can also contact the watershed council at A recording of this presentation will also be posted on the LNWC’s YouTube channel with our other recorded presentations. Just search for “Lower Nehalem Watershed Council” on YouTube.

Response to Dixie

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This is a response to Dixie Gainer’s post “How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times”. I have so disagreed with so many of Dixie’s posts that I stopped reading anything she posted. But then I saw this one. The title drew me in. As I read on, I realized I agreed with EVERYTHING she wrote there. My reaction exemplified the text of her message. We are so divided as a nation that the only way back is by having civil discourse with those with whom we disagree. I am neither a Democrat nor Republican but I align more with the liberal agenda. My news feeds are varied; including CNN, NY Times, NY Post, Washington Post, The Guardian, FOX, BBC, etc. My news motto would probably be “Don’t try to convince me, inform me”. I applaud Dixie’s attempt to bridge the gap between “us and them”. There is no other way I see us coming together without “Feerlessly Curious Conversations”.
Hopefully yours, michael sommers

Shared office for rent in Manzanita with 3 desks available

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Are you looking for a remote desk to rent and work from? I’m seeking three (3) professionals to share an office space in downtown Manzanita!

It’s located on the second floor of the Hartson Building (532 Laneda Ave). Applicants should be independent contractors or a small business. Other occupants in the building include the Lower Nehalem Community Trust and Manzanita Beach Getaway Rentals.

There are three open desks/workspaces, each with treehouse views. The desks themselves are available to use or you may bring your own preferred work surface.

For more photos of the office, click here:

– Large windows with plenty of natural light
– Modern interior design with plants, office lounge, local artwork
– Joint kitchen and bathroom shared with the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (microwave, mini-fridge, electric kettle, shared dish ware)
– Efficient and programmable heating system
– Parking available in front lot (2 spaces)

– Fantastic local businesses to walk to: Manzanita News & Espresso, Yolk, Manzanita Library, Hoffman Arts Center & Wonder Garden, Manzanita Grocery & Deli
– “The Wave” Intercity Bus Stop nearby with service 6 times a day
– Manzanita Beach is a 10-minute walk (0.5 miles)

– I moved from Portland to Manzanita a year ago and absolutely love it here!
– I’m in my early 30s and work remotely as a running footwear designer
– My day is primarily independent work with occasional Zoom calls (we can coordinate important meetings so everyone is *mindful of volume* in the shared space)

– Monthly rent with four total tenants is $350/tenant
– Year commitment preferred!
– Rent includes utilities like high speed WI-FI
– Free gift card to Manzanita News & Espresso!

If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact me at

Free clothing hangers – Trashion Show costume?!

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Offering up free hangers before they go into the trash. They have been stored outside in a covered carport so expect the metal to be rusty on most of them and that they are a bit weathered. These might make a great Trashion Show costume or have some other creative use. Contact Kirby ( ) to coordinate pickup any day – located at the Hope Chest in Nehalem. There are about 4x the amount of hangers shown in the photo.

Higher Quality, Safer Care for Seniors

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Higher Quality, Safer Care for Seniors

The Nehalem Valley Care Center in Wheeler is Tillamook County’s only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. In fact, the Care Center is the only facility of its kind on the Oregon coast between Astoria and Newport.

The demographic trends are clear: our community will have more seniors with more health care needs in the future.
Renovating and modernizing the Care Center is an investment in quality senior care right here at home.

Please support the Health District bond measure in the May 16 election in order to keep this essential health care facility in our community.

Visit our website ( for more information or to make a donation ( to support our campaign efforts.

Remember to follow our Facebook page so you’re up to date on the bond measure and upcoming events.


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To the person who dumped my yard sale juicer in pieces on my driveway. At some point in the night, your note was illegible due to it all sitting in the rain all night long. (by the way, my neighbors have cameras that span our street.)
From what I was able to read of your note, saying it did not work, it’s clearly obvious you used it, and it worked, by the pulp residue you left on the parts.
I was very clear the juicer worked well on all vegetables and fruits, as well as disclosed the only negative in my experience, was that I felt it was tedious to clean.
You bought it, you used it and you dumped it in pieces on my driveway. There is no refund.

Acting respectful by knocking on my door and asking for a return would have provided a far better outcome.


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COYUCHI organic cotton bedding & bath towel sets – all brand new in packaging.

Changed mind about colors and bedding size, so we never opened or used any items, and now past their window for returns.

On offer for much less than the retail prices.

Please email with which items you are interested in purchasing. Located in North Manzanita

Air Weight Organic 6-piece Towel Set in *French Blue* $100
(2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths)
Air Weight Organic 6-piece Towel Set in *Alpine White* $100
(2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths)

Mediterranean Organic 6-piece Towel Set in *Shadow w/ Deep Pewter* $120
(2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths)

Air Weight Organic Twill Bath Mat *French Blue* (2) $25/each
Air Weight Organic Twill Bath Mat *Alpine White* (2) $25/each

Rippled Stripe Organic Duvet Cover – King – *Alpine White w/ Grays* $200
Rippled Stripe Organic Shams – Standard – *Alpine White w/ Grays* – set of 2 $80

300 TC Organic Percale Sheet Set – King – in *Steel Blue* $250

Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set – King – in *Pewter* $200

How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times”

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It is interesting how we have become divided recently to the point that friends and families have stopped talking to each other – that is exactly the point (divided we fall) of the MSM today which includes radio, TV ,magazines, newspapers etc. etc.and other media that divides us and them. Many people see that this is destructive for our country. (it sure is) And some have tried to do something about it.

One person in Tillamook County is trying to start a chapter here, with a web site, now called Braver Angels. In 2020, the name was changed to Braver Angels partly to settle a trademark dispute and also to pay homage to the bravery required to have respectful conversation outside our preferred silo of opinion. Jim Heffernan living in South County, became enamored of Braver Angels when he read Monica Guzman’s book, “I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times” in 2021. Monica is a very liberal Hispanic Seattle journalist who was troubled when conversations with her conservative immigrant parents often ended in tears because of their political differences.

With clear and penetrating logic, she outlines what causes our distress and offers a way out of it. The cause is distilled down to the acronym SOS. It’s very apt that it matches the classic distress signal, but what it stands for is Sorting, Othering, and Siloing. Sorting happens when we separate ourselves into groups based on politics or race.
Othering happens we react to sorting by identifying people as either “us” or “them” -other.
Siloing happens when we seek our conversation and news in silos, the same sources, that don’t ask us to stray from our beliefs. Sorting, Othering, and Siloing — none of them are good for us or for the nation.

Read more at If you would like Mr. Heffernans e-mail address – e-mail me and ask for it.

Re-elect Marc Johnson to the Nehalem Bay Health District board

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This May, voters living in the Nehalem Bay Health District (NBHD) have the opportunity to re-elect Marc Johnson to the District’s board, which he currently chairs. I urge voters to retain his strategic, visionary leadership as the District seeks to improve and expand local health care options.

As board chair of the Nehalem Bay Health Center & Pharmacy (formerly the Rinehart Clinic), I have had the good fortune to see Marc’s work up close. He has skillfully brought together an array of community partners and stakeholders on a plan that will build a new primary care health center for our area, substantially upgrade our existing nursing care center, and pave the way for the development of affordable housing for health care workers.

Throughout this process, Marc has found ways to maximize opportunities and overcome obstacles. He has worked with Democratic lawmakers in DC and Republican lawmakers in Salem to promote the project and secure funding. He’s one of those guys who seems to have all the answers, but who is smart enough to keep asking good questions and reaching out to others for their input.

Please re-elect Marc Johnson to the board of the Nehalem Bay Health District. Jerry Spegman, Manzanita